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Lake Como

Neoclassical villas framed by the high peaks of the Alps surround this glamorous lake in northern Italy.

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From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Day Tour

1. From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Day Tour

Enjoy a memorable full-day trip by luxury bus to Lake Como, world famous for its beautiful villas and gardens. You’ll have a chance to admire the 3 branches of the lake, each with different landscapes. Stop in the town of Como for a walking tour of the city center and a visit to the neoclassical Villa Olmo and its lovely Italian garden. Next, take a relaxing cruise on the lake by private boat, and enjoy the spectacular views. Visit the colorful villages of Bellagio and Varenna. Take a walk along narrow cobblestoned streets and enjoy the charming surroundings.

Como: 2-Hour Lake Como Private Boat Tour & Sightseeing

2. Como: 2-Hour Lake Como Private Boat Tour & Sightseeing

The Tour lasts an hour and a half, we will meet at the “Sant'Agostino, in via Lungo Lario Trieste” dock. We leave and return to Como. Along the way we will have the opportunity to admire some of the main Villas and Attractions of the first basin of the Lario. The Captain will accompany the tourist to discover the wonders of Lake Como and provide explanations (ITA -INGL) on all the beauties of the Lake. Each tour is for a limited number of people (max 5). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There may be variations on the selected departure time to allow for an adequate number of people to be reached for the tour. In fact, in the case of a full boat there is the possibility of extending the tour for 30 minutes in order to reach the famous Nesso waterfalls, and the Captain will offer you some wine to toast together. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Lake Como: Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Lake Como: Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover how a fine wine is born, see where it ages on a visit winery in Domaso on Lake Como. First, explore the wine cellar and the tasting room, which are located in a splendid villa. Then visit the vineyards overlooking Lake Como and enjoy a spectacular view from the tasting terrace. Meet the winemakers and hear about the history of the family, as well as the stages of wine production. Finally, enjoy a tasting of fine wines paired with local food delicacies while sitting on the beautiful terrace. You'll enjoy a white wine paired with cheese, pears, and wild apple jam; a red with extra virgin olive oil; and another red wine paired with seasoned cheese and salami.

Lake Como with Bellagio and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

4. Lake Como with Bellagio and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

Escape the hustle and bustle of Milan for a relaxing tour of the countryside of northern Italy and southern Switzerland, traveling in air-conditioned comfort. Relax as you take in Alpine views and see stunning lakes and villas. In less than an hour, you’ll pass the Italian border and arrive in Switzerland and take a scenic drive to the foot of the Alps. The first destination on your great escape is Lugano, featuring breathtaking panoramas and excellent shopping opportunities. If you are craving artistic culture, take a relaxing walk through town to Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto church. For a spot of retail therapy, make your way over to the beautiful downtown shopping area, brimming with inviting shops, rich Swiss chocolate, and fine luxury goods. Next, reach the famous city of Bellagio, the "Pearl of Lake Como.” Once in Bellagio, enjoy free time to explore the town and do some shopping, or relax and eat some local food in the most nostalgic bars and restaurants. After taking some photos and enjoying the town’s charming atmosphere, continue to Lake Como by coach. Upon arrival, enjoy a 2-hour boat cruise along the lake for a unique opportunity to admire the breathtaking landscapes and see villas of the rich and famous. Lake Como is a famous holiday destination for stars and celebrities. During the cruise, your guide will point out George Clooney’s villa, plus villas that once hosted Star Wars and James Bond movie sets. After that, the bus will take you back to Milan’s city center in time for dinner.

From Milan: Lake Como, St. Moritz & Bernina Train Day Trip

5. From Milan: Lake Como, St. Moritz & Bernina Train Day Trip

Board a luxury coach and head to the historical town of Lecco before making your way to the shores of Lake Como to board a private boat and cruise across the calm water just after sunrise. During the cruise, you will enjoy the amazing view of picturesque villages like Bellagio and Varenna and of some famous villas. Continue to St. Moritz by coach and get stunning views of the valleys and breathtaking landscapes like Chiavenna and Bregaglia. Pass through the Alpine valleys of Graubünden and the dramatic Maloja Pass through the Swiss Alps. Arrive in St Moritz and get some free time to explore and enjoy lunch or a snack at your own pace. Browse the upscale fashion stores, go for a promenade along the lake or sip a hot chocolate in one of the village cafés. Then, board the Bernina Red Train and take a breathtaking 2.5-hour ride along one of the most beautiful rail routes in the world. Arrive at the village of Tirano to cross the Valtellina on the way back to Milan.

From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

6. From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

Lake Como is the third-largest lake in Italy and is known for its incredible Mediterranean and Alpine scenery, as well as being a favorite locale among Hollywood stars. This day tour from Milan will show you the beauty and majesty of this Italian resort. Along the shores, from Cernobbio to Gravedona and Bellagio, see wonderful villas and gardens with plenty of flowers, as well as exotic and rare plants. In Como, visit the center of the city with your guide, and explore the picturesque streets, beautiful architecture, and stunning views. Enjoy a funicular ride to Brunate village in the wintertime or head out onto the lake for a 2–hour panoramic boat cruise to Bellagio Island in the summer, undoubtedly the most famous resort on the lake. Situated where Lake Como divides into 2 branches, Como and Lecco, Bellagio offers amazing panoramas. Bellagio itself is famous for its wonderful villas, with parks, and beautiful Italian and English gardens.

Como: Personal Lake Como Motor Boat Rental

7. Como: Personal Lake Como Motor Boat Rental

Rent Your Boat for Your personal Tour on Lake Como...Your Tour!!! Starting from 2 hours (130 euros) for a maximum of 3 hours (200 euros) Each tour is for a limited number of people (max 6 p.). We will meet at the “Sant’Agostino su Lungo Lario Trieste” dock, to discover the wonders of Lake Como. Motor Boat without the need for a boat license, the boat will be delivered to you directly at the dock, and you will be provided with explanations relating to the rules and functions to be able to drive safely while having fun as well as the main points of interest of the Lake.

From Como: Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience

8. From Como: Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience

Have the best of both worlds on this full-day tour of Switzerland and Italy. Departing from Como, travel in a comfortable coach to the Swiss town of Lugano where you will have some free time to visit the picturesque city center, taste some Swiss Chocolate and have lunch. After lunch, head to the small village of Cadenabbia, where both Queen Victoria of England and Zar Nicholas of Russia were frequent visitors. From there, take a panoramic cruise to reach Bellagio, also known as the “Pearl of Lake Como”. Disembarking in Bellagio, enjoy some free time to soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this idyllic and relaxing place. Later, board a ferry boat and get the opportunity to see the incredible Lake Como from a different perspective. During the cruise, take your time to look around and see the harmony between nature and architecture as you drift past villas with their beauteous gardens amongst untouched nature.

Lake Como: Small-Group Kayak Tour

9. Lake Como: Small-Group Kayak Tour

Prior to departure, you will be briefed by the guide to ensure maximum safety conditions. Then, head out on the lake to start your adventure with your open-deck kayak.  As a small group, you will see the sights from the water and enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding countryside from your kayak. You’ll kayak around the Bellagio peninsula, which offers an open view of the landscape to the north of the lake and the Alps.  On your left will be Villa Serbelloni and Rockefeller Foundation Park. You will also reach Punta Spartivento, the center of Lake Como. Your tour guide will provide narration and assistance throughout the tour.

Lake Como: Electric Bike Tour

10. Lake Como: Electric Bike Tour

Discover Lake Como from a completely new perspective and explore the stunning scenery by eco-friendly electric bike. Let the bike take the strain as you navigate the scenic streets with ease. Climb aboard a bike equipped with an iPad Mini to help you discover the monuments and learn their history with a simple tap. Benefit from advanced technologies to explore the lake in a refreshing way. Relax as the bike guides you without any distractions or fatigue. Listen to the audio guide as you discover the ancient and modern beauties. At the end of the tour, you will be given a voucher for a special price on a fixed menu at a top restaurant.

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What people are saying about Lake Como

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,115 reviews

The tour was a real fun, we enjoyed all of it! Mara was a great guide and we learned a lot about Como Lake and it's villages, and Claudio was a superb driver which took us along the tour, we was professional and patient with the traffic, but for the most of it, we enjoyed so much! We will definitely come back again next time we will visit Italy

Our guide was really good and funny! The tour was great and the places amazing. We took a lot of pictures,ate,learned some new things and had fun. Totally worth it especially if you don't have a lot of time and want to see more places in one go. It was a nice experience. Thank you.

I cant thank enough Salvatore our tourist guide who made everything to make us happy during the trip

guide was very knowledgeable and the driver was outstanding

Sonia was awesome at guiding us. I would highly recommend.