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From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, & Varenna Guided Day Trip

1. From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, & Varenna Guided Day Trip

Marvel at the stunning scenery around Lake Como on a guided day tour from Milan. Choose between a shared group or private tour and cruise by ferry along the lake to discover Varenna, Bellagio, and the city of Como. Begin your journey from Milan by bus and travel directly to the city of Como. Join your guide on a walking tour where you can marvel at Como Cathedral and other historical gems. After exploring the city, hop on a ferry and travel along the lake. Listen to live commentary during the ferry ride highlighting top villas, gardens, and other sites along the landscape of the iconic lake. Disembark on Bellagio, regarded as one of the most beautiful and idyllic towns in the region, and enjoy 2 hours of free time. Relax and savor a regional meal at one of the local restaurants. Board another ferry and arrive at the colorful Varenna and take some free time to walk around this picturesque village. Stroll through its cobble-stone corridors and feel the charm of its tranquil streets.  After some free time in Varenna, board your bus back to Milan where you can sit back, relax, or, by taking advantage of the onboard WiFi, upload the day’s unforgettable memories to share with your friends and family.

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

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

Board a luxury coach and head to the historic town of Lecco before making your way to the shores of Lake Como. Board a private boat and cruise across the calm water just after sunrise. During the cruise, enjoy the 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 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.

Lake Como: Small-Group Kayak Tour

3. 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

4. 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.

Lake Como: Wooden Boat Private Tour

5. Lake Como: Wooden Boat Private Tour

Explore Lake Como on board your private Cadenazzi wooden speed-boat. Meet your friendly captain and enjoy an amazing trip to 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 places in Italy. Stop for a swim, and relax with your friends and family. Go to Tremezzo, where your captain will show you the famous Villa Carlotta, which attracts thousands of travelers every week.

From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Full-Day Trip

6. 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.

From Como: Lake Como Sightseeing Tour

7. From Como: Lake Como Sightseeing Tour

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's stars. This day tour will show you the beauty and majesty of the Italian resort. Along the shores, especially from Cernobbio to Gravedona and Bellagio, you will 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. During the summer, visit Como's historic center, head out onto the lake for a 2-hour panoramic boat cruise to Bellagio Island and then explore the town of Bellagio. 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. During the winter time, from November to March, enjoy a 1-hour lake cruise, experience a funicular ride to Brunate village and explore Como's historic center. Summer tour itinerary (April to October): • Como’s historic center • 2-hour lake cruise • Stop at the town of Bellagio Winter tour itinerary (November to March): • 1-hour lake cruise • Funicular ride to Brunate • Como's historic center

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

8. 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.

From Milan: Day Trip to Lake Como with Cruise & Wine Tasting

9. From Milan: Day Trip to Lake Como with Cruise & Wine Tasting

Experience a more idyllic side of Italy on this day trip to Lake Como. Admire the enchanting shoreline studded by historical villas and dainty towns that are favored by the rich and famous. Meet your group in Milan and treat all five senses to a day of luxury. Reach the city of Como by a Mercedes minivan, driven by your guide, who will point out the best scenes along the way. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour of the elegant streets, while admiring historic landmarks. Learn about the area's Catholic roots at Basilica di San Fedele and Como Cathedral. After soaking in some local culture, set off on your cruise. Enjoy the sway of Lake Como's vast, calm waters, gently ruffled by soft breezes. Discover the finest sights in the region of Lombardy, as the horizon is framed by mountains, including the snow-peaked Alps. Stop at the charming towns of Bellagio and Varenna for a pleasant stroll and tastings of local products. Indulge yourself with a relaxed lunch and wine tasting, before the ride back to Milan.

Lake Como: Scenic Views Luxury Helicopter Tour

10. Lake Como: Scenic Views Luxury Helicopter Tour

There is hardly a place in Europe that evokes images of beauty, glamour and tranquility more than Lake Como in Italy. For hundreds of years it’s been a popular destination with the rich and famous but there are plenty of things to do at Lake Como for the humble tourist, too. This tour allows you to enjoy the incredible panoramas of it's spectacular coast, picturesque villages and it's glorious sunshine from your amazing and luxurious helicopters. Stars including George Clooney, Madonna and Richard Branson have all famously owned homes in this region, not to mention it continues to be a firm celebrity favorite for a holiday. In addition to your classic tour, you can arrange (on demand): exclusive trips with lunch on restaurants located directly on the lake, flights for the wedding-day or marriage declarations, one-day trips to Venice or Florence and transfer to Malpensa airport.

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What people are saying about Lake Como

Laura the tour guide is good and nice. The driver of the coach is really impressive especially when passing the curve road going back to Milan. The tour itself is amazing aside from waiting for the other tourists who did not follow the instruction and were late to come back to the meeting point for half an hour.

This is a truly amazing once in a lifetime experience which will forever be in my memories. The Lake Como boat trip was beautiful and the trip to St Moritz and the train ride through the Swiss Alps was out of this world.

Very good tour, well worth it! Beautiful landscapes, everything very well organized, the guides are very good! Widely recommended!!

Very interesting passage through the roads of Italy until reaching Switzerland

It was a great day spent exploring Como and Belagio❤️