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Como Lake: Wooden-Boat Private Tour

1. Como Lake: Wooden-Boat Private Tour

Explore Lake Como on board your private Cadenazzi wooden speed-boat. Meet your friendly captain and enjoy an amazing trip in the most fascinating part of the lake. See famous Villa Balbianello, where James Bond movies and Star Wars were featured. You will pass by Comacina Island and if you want you will enjoy a nice swim among its clean and pure waters. Proceed to Bellagio, one of the most iconic place in Italy. Stop foa a swim, relaxing with your friends and family. Go to Tremezzo, where your captain will show you the famous Villa Carlotta, which attracts thousands of travellers every week. Enjoy an Italian aperitif on board with Prosecco or local wine. End your tour, where it started and leave with an unforgettable memory.

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Como: Private Market Tour & Lunch or Dinner with a Local

2. Como: Private Market Tour & Lunch or Dinner with a Local

Sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travelers from all over the world. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, the cooks are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Visit the local market with your guide. Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce from the land. Come back to your hosts home and attend a private cooking demonstration, where you will learn the secret of their family cookbook while munching one of their dishes. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a four-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with drinks included. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

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Lake Como and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

3. Lake Como and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

Depart Milan on an air-conditioned coach and after just one hour arrive in Como. Visit the historic center and enjoy some free time to explore the Old Town, shop in the local boutiques, and have a boat cruise of one hour. Admire the lakeside villas and the majestic mountain scenery before crossing the Swiss border. Arrive in Lugano to discover the most elegant and popular spots in the city. With your guide, explore the pedestrianized center. See Via Nassa, which was formerly where the women of the city weaved the nets for fishermen and is now a sophisticated shopping street. Visit the shoreside Casinò Lugano. Enjoy views to soaring mountain peaks, green meadows, and glistening blue water: a perfect Alpine scene.

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Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

4. Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

Experience the freedom of sailing on the stunning eastern side of Lake Como. Embark on a guided half-day or full-day sailing tour from Malgrate, near Lecco, to discover clear blue waters, lush vegetation, mountains above you, and beautiful little towns on the shores of the lake. Enjoy a glass of prosecco to toast your trip. Admire the views of Baia di Parè, Malgrate, Lecco, Abbadia and the high mountains of this wild area. Jump in to the crystal clear waters for a swim, or take the wheel and try your hand at being captain. The wind and your skippers will guide you, as you relax and enjoy this wonderful adventure on Lake Como.

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Lake Como: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

5. Lake Como: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

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From Como: Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience

6. 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.

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Lake Como: Cruise and Landscapes Experience from Milan

7. Lake Como: Cruise and Landscapes Experience from Milan

Explore one of the most picturesque regions of northern Italy on a full-day sightseeing tour to the celebrities’ favorite destination of Lake Como. During the bus ride out from Milan, informative commentary will be given on the historical landmarks and the spectacular landscape along the way. Upon arrival in Como, take a walking tour of the scenic town center, where nature, art and local traditions collide. Learn about the many great poets and writers who have been enchanted and inspired by the beauty of Como’s villas, gardens and fairytale atmosphere. Next, climb aboard a boat for a cruise up the lake to Bellagio, known as the “Pearl of the Lake” by those in the know. Lunch is available to purchase on board. fter, head to the Sanctuary of Madonna del Ghisallo, the patron saint of cyclists. This is one of the most famous places for cycling enthusiasts and a destination for thousands of sportsmen from all over the world. Inside the church, you will be able to admire keepsakes, iconic jerseys and bicycles of the most loved cyclists in the world including Coppi, Bartali, Merckx, Motta, Pantani!

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From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Full-Day Trip

8. From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Full-Day Trip

Departure by bus from Milan as your tour leader welcomes you onboard. After about 1 hour, you will reach Como, with its beautiful medieval alleys, large squares, wonderful Gothic Cathedral, and bars that invite tourists to have a gourmet break. Admire the beautiful landscapes around Lake Como, characterized by the marvelous villas and the lush greenery that is reflected in the waters of the lake. Get a different perspective by sailing on the lake by boat. You will reach the enchanting Bellagio, one of the most beautiful tourist resorts and an elegant town that attracts thousands of visitors each day. Before returning to Milan, you will make an excursion to the upper part of the lake, towards the Monte del Ghisallo. Here, you will visit the Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, a reference point for the many cyclists passionate about two-wheeled excursions along mountain trails.

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Lake Como: Private 3-Hour Tour with Cable Car Ride

9. Lake Como: Private 3-Hour Tour with Cable Car Ride

Visit Como, a Lombardy town renowned for its lively cultural history and beautiful lake. Because of its favorable position, Como was inhabited by many different groups, including Celts and Romans, that quickly turned it into a rich medieval center. While strolling through its streets you will get the chance to encounter buildings and monuments dating back to different phases of the city's history. Meet your guide at Piazza Cavour, a beautiful square facing the lake, and then move on to Piazza Volta and Piazza Mazzini, both commercial centers during the Middle Ages and still now lively areas full of shops, bars, and restaurants. Discover all the city's major landmarks such as the imposing Como Cathedral and San Fedele Romanic Basilica. See more monuments on your way, including Porta Torre, the city's main fortified tower. Reach Brunate, a town overlooking the lake. Ride the cable car and get to the Pissarottino panoramic viewpoint to admire the stunning panorama from a unique position and see Lake Como from above.

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Como: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

10. Como: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Lake Como

Amazing experience! Highly recommend this tour if you are in Lake Como! When you go to Bellagio, have lunch at Nando’s & get both typical dishes, will not be disappointed! The tour overall was outstanding with Oleg as our guide. Very knowledgeable of the area & facts of the entire trip! Highly recommend, 10 out of 10

We had a fabulous day on this tour,taking in beautiful stylish Lugano and lively Ballagio,before a leisurely cruise back to Como.Our guide Mara was first rate.All in all the sun shone for us and it was a perfect day.Highly recommended.

Daniele accommodated our schedule and we had a great time on our hike. Daniele was knowledgeable and very personable. The picnic lunch was fantastic! Highly recommend this tour!

I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. It was beyond words. Our tour guide Mara was superb and the sights were absolutely breath taking...

Fantastic guide and unbelievable driver. Timing of everything was perfect and the tour was extremely enjoyable.