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Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

1. 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.

Lake Como: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

2. 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.

Lake Como: Cruise and Landscapes Experience from Milan

3. 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!

Lake Como Near Milan: Coffee Break on a Sailboat

4. Lake Como Near Milan: Coffee Break on a Sailboat

Relax as you sail on beautiful Lake Como which is not far from Milan. Feel the tranquil quiet as you glide over clear water and through idyllic landscapes. Warm up with hot drinks and some delectable fresh-baked goodies. After departing you’ll be sailing in the bay or heading north, depending on the winds of the day. Stop in the middle of the lake and be served a warm coffee or hot tea with some pastries from a local pastry shop. Chill on the sailboat with your hot drink and let the harmony of a winter day on Lake Como reinvigorate you.

Lake Como: Venetian-Style Boat Cruise in Small Groups

5. Lake Como: Venetian-Style Boat Cruise in Small Groups

Experience Lake Como like a real VIP with a half-day intimate boat tour. The tour offers an intimate experience on an exclusive boat just fro your group. Jump onboard a beautiful Venetian-style boat and prepare for a 4-hour tour, without the stress of a large tour group or tour guide. In Varenna, stop for a 15-minute coffee break before beginning the best part of the cruise: a journey through the extravagant villas, such as Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, Villa La Cassinella, and many other beautiful architectural wonders and stunning landscapes. Don’t forget to toast to life with a glass of prosecco while you stare at this romantic view. Next, admire the beauty of Isola Comacina, a little island rich in history and nature before arriving in Bellagio, "The Pearl of Lake Como". Here, enjoy an hour of free time to explore the city at your own pace before beginning the journey back to the meeting point.

Lake Como: Valvarrone Valley Hike with Picnic Lunch

6. Lake Como: Valvarrone Valley Hike with Picnic Lunch

Hike up the Valvarrone Valley with a live guide for a day out with unbeatable views. Discover the rural side of Lake Como see old villages, woods, and military signs from the First World War. Begin your hike walking from the village's core to the woods, following the old military trail with your live guide, a gastronomy expert. Walk along the track and pass by old trenches and visible signs from the First World War. Stroll through the mountain until you see a little church known as the Madonna di Bondo. Marvel at your surroundings and tuck into a tasty picnic lunch made with local ingredients. Listen as your gastronomy expert shares hidden secrets about the Valley and gives you tips on the food and the culture. Experience a day out in mother nature and see the rural side of Lake Como.If you enjoy the great outdoors, are a food fanatic, and are passionate about Italian culture and history, then this is a tour not to be missed.

Milan Private Airport Transfer

7. Milan Private Airport Transfer

Prebook a private transfer by taxi and enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free ride from Malpensa Airport to your city-center accommodation. This 45-minute service is priced for a group of up to 4 or 7 passengers. If your flight is early or subject to delay, the service provider will track your flight's expected arrival time and send your driver at the correct time. Once your plane has landed, you will have 1 hour to meet your driver, who will be waiting for you in the arrivals area, holding a sign with your name. Transfers are also available for departures, with pick-up at your accommodation provided.

Lake Como: Market Tour, Cooking Class with Original Recipes

8. Lake Como: Market Tour, Cooking Class with Original Recipes

Shop at a local market and learn how to pick out the best produce form your expert guide. Visit a traditional Italian grocery and learn about the local offerings. Choose ingredients that inspire you, and start thinking about how you'd like to experiment with them in the kitchen. After choosing your ingredients, head back to your host's home. Get ready to cook 2 recipes of your own creation. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class in which you'll bring together your chosen ingredients to create 2 delectable dishes. Your local chef will show you the best way to bring out the flavor of each ingredient. After you've cooked your original recipes, celebrate your achievement by naming your creations. Finally, sit down for a delicious meal with your host and enjoy a selection of local red and white Italian wines. By the end of your class, you'll have added an Italian flair to your cooking repertoire.

Lake Como: Sunset Sailing Experience with Aperitivo

9. Lake Como: Sunset Sailing Experience with Aperitivo

Experience adventure, relaxation, and nature as you take in the breathtaking sunset on the eastern side of Lake Como. Float along the lake with your legs swinging out of the boat, slightly touching the water, a glass Prosecco in hand, and admire the colors of the horizon transforming around you.  Enjoy fine-dining finger food with local specialties including freshwater fish and take in the view over Baia di Parè, Malgrate, Lecco, Abbadia and the mountains surrounding this wild area. Swim in the crystal clear waters and take dramatic photos of the sunset. Switch off and unwind as the wind guides you through Italy's most beautiful lake.

Lake Como: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

10. Lake Como: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). 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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What people are saying about Lecco

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 149 reviews

Non voglio commettere un errore nel mio italiano, quindi scriverò inglese AMAZING!!! We love the whole crew! They are a bunch of friends who have all known each other they’re entire lives. The boat was beautiful, you’re able to sit at the very front and take pictures of you & your friends if you want, they provided multiple bottles of prosecco and delicious cheese, crackers & meat. Mauro, Maurizio & Luca have my heart - they are so kind, funny, gentlemen. They all have interesting stories and hobbies - ask Luca about his Harley’s Speak italian to them, try your hardest! Embrace them.

The cooking experience was great! we really liked it. Nice dishes made, and afterwards received the recipes. We will definitely try the dishes at home. Thank you Annamaria! Amber & Danic

One of the most beautiful experiences ever. Isabella does it so well and is super open about it. It was very informal and we just felt comfortable. Next time again!

really good tour guides and bus driver, fantastic experience very glad I went for an option with a long cruise as it was relaxing as well as informative

It was a really great trip and guides, good feeling all day.