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Lake Como Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio exclusive full-day tour provided by Violetta Geiger

Lake Como Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio exclusive full-day tour

Lake Como Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio exclusive full-day tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 172688P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live guide
Exclusions
  • Round trip ferry boat tickets Como - Bellagio (30€)
  • Villa Balbianello entrance ticket (11€)
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Villa del Balbianello
Duration
8h 30m
Departure details
  • Piazza Cavour, 22100 Como CO, Italy The guide will wait for you in front of the Armani Store on the central square Piazza Cavour.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live guide
Exclusions
  • Round trip ferry boat tickets Como - Bellagio (30€)
  • Villa Balbianello entrance ticket (11€)
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Villa del Balbianello
Departure details
  • Piazza Cavour, 22100 Como CO, Italy The guide will wait for you in front of the Armani Store on the central square Piazza Cavour.
Duration
8h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 11 May 2022
A note from Lake Como Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio exclusive full-day tour
FFP2/F/N95 masks are required on the ferry boat, surgical masks in churches and other public areas.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza Cavour
    Piazza Cavour, 22100 Como CO, Italy
    The guide will wait for you in front of the Armani Store on the central square Piazza Cavour.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Villa del Balbianello
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Basilica di San Giacomo
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    La Punta Spartivento
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Piazza Cavour
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Bellagio
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Lake Como
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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JD
1 contribution
May 2022
Violetta was an exceptional tour guide! She carefully guided 4 of us (my fiancee and another couple) through a perfectly paced tour of Villa Balbianello and Bellagio, ensuring that we understood everything along the way and also stopped off for water / food / gelato where needed. Violetta also pointed out the best photo spots and took some exceptional photos on our phones! When things became unpredictable due to issues with the ferry, she quickly worked to determine the situation and calmly ensure us how the rest of our day would be impacted (which it wasn't really due to the issue being with the long ferry ride back from Bellagio to Como). I would highly recommend her tour to anyone looking for a moderate activity (think walking ~10,000 steps) over a few hours with amazing sights and a couple nice ferry rides!
Written 23 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mitchell A
Santa Maria, CA9 contributions
Sep 2021
Met with Violetta who was friendly, knowledgeable, and well-organized. Had a wonderful day visiting several sites in Lake Como, including a fun visit to Villa Balbianello and the Melzi gardens in Bellagio. She spent the entire day with us and the schedule was very relaxed. She was also willing to adjust our itinerary a bit as we had already been to Bellagio on our own the day before. Would highly recommend this tour. Only one criticism would be that despite the cost of the tour which was expensive, it did not include price of admission for the Melzi gardens or the ferry rides. Otherwise, well worth the cost. Would particularly recommend this tour at the beginning of a stay in the area, as it was a good way to get oriented to the geography of the Lake Como region.
Written 12 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

shakil a
Vienna, Austria11 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Great Tour in which we got to experience the lake and the villas in a one day. Violetta reached out to us beforehand and ensured everything was organized and set up how we wanted. She adopted the level of detail to our interest level and was great company throughout the day. Highly recommend to use a guide as Como in peak season is not easy to navigate in a short period of time. Also, highly recommend Violetta!
Written 20 April 2022
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NHtraveler
4 contributions
We (five of us) spent a glorious day with Violetta in May of 2022. There was rain forecast for the day but she assured us the weather would be fine— and it was. A few sprinkles early, then sunshine the rest of the day. Violetta was the perfect guide around Lake Como: so knowledgeable, so insightful, so flexible. She obviously tailors her tours and her information to her clients. She paced our day to take into account my bum hip while still taking in all the sights. We had one delightful young woman join our more “mature” group; Violetta made sure it was okay with us and then did an excellent job of making us all feel comfortable together. She is fun, funny, energetic, and practical. Her communication skills during the day, as well as before and after, were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our day; seeing the lake with Violetta is worth every cent.
Written 10 May 2022
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Svetlana G
Limassol City, Cyprus25 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
This trip is very smoothly planned by Violetta, in a way not to be too slow , or fast, plus, she always has additional options up her sleeve , to suit the likes of travellers with different preferences. Besides being very knowledgeable about the history, the biological diversity and the social life in this amazing place, she manages to present it in a light casual way. Another amazing thing for me is that the trip combines travel by train , boat travel and walking. On top of everything Violetta is an excellent photographer! I really recommend it!
Written 11 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kevavavoom
London, UK46 contributions
My wife and I were looking for a full day tour on which we could learn about the history and culture of Como and the other towns and villages located on the shores of Lago Di Como. We also wanted the opportunity to take photos of the stunning views (of which there are many in the area) and to have a fun day out in good company.

This tour offered all of the above and more. Violetta was a fantastic guide. We could not have wished for a better one. Very knowledgable in all aspects of the areas covered on the tour, engaging, insightful and fun! She was great company as was the other lady who was on our tour and the four of us had a blast. It was a day that will live fondly in our memories and my wife and I agreed that we would award 7 stars for Violetta and her tour if that were possible!

Highlights of our tour included a visit to Bellagio and Lenno where we visited Villa del Balbianello. Being a James Bond fan this was the icing on the cake for me. It is where scenes from the movie Casino Royale was filmed and the views from the villa were breathtaking.

Thank you Violetta for the perfect day and all the fun and laughter we shared along the way!
Written 22 June 2022
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MonicaRad
Addison, TX27 contributions
We had the most wonderful private tour with Violetta to Villa Balbianello & Bellagio! A beautiful day w/ a lovely ferry ride. Our guide is pleasant w/ a great sense of humor. It is very apparent that she loves meeting people & sharing her knowledge of all that Como has to offer. Last minute changes did not ruffle her for she quickly adapted & was extremely helpful esp locating a pharmacy for a rapid covid test prior to our departure. Violetta is extremely knowledgeable of not only the villages & villas around Lake Como but other regions of Italy as well. We will definitely see her again on our next trip to Italy!
Written 5 August 2021
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David K
1 contribution
My son is a huge Star Wars fan and we were able to set up this tour with Violetta. We had a great walking tour of Como and were able to take the fast boat to the Villa. Violetta is a great communicator and we were able to adjust the trip due to some closures and boat availability. Would definitely recommend for anyone planning a visit.
Written 27 March 2022
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Avery Y
C-Ville2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
This tour was a wonderful day of exploring Lake Como and seeing the beautiful villas and villages. Violetta was incredibly knowledgeable and kind and let us do things at our own pace. I highly recommend this if you plan on going to Lake Como!!
Written 30 March 2022
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NorthBendbill
North Bend, WA15 contributions
Violletta is a knowledgeable, friendly, energetic professional. We had a wonderful day with her touring Lake Como. She adjusts to your pace and is flexible with the itinerary based on the clients interests. Very well versed in history as well as local events. Our tour was in English however Violletta speaks five languages. Wonderful day.
Written 23 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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A perfect day in Lake Como with Violetta!
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AWSOME LAKE COMO EXPERIENCE
Great experience, our guide was absolutely awesome. Recommend VIOLETTA GEIGER. You will not be disappointed with he
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What a great day in Como and Bellagio!!
What a great day! Lake Como was just the first stop of our two-week adventure in Italy. We had a lot to see in one
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How to get the most out of your Lake Como experience
Violetta was so knowledgeable and very approachable. She was very willing to set the tour up to accommodate us and
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Great slice of history
Violetta has excellent knowledge of the area and its history as well as good tips for the rest of your stay if you
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Violetta's Terrific Tour!
Violetta was great! She accommodated our schedule, and still managed to provide us with great detail on so many asp
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Violetta , our guide, told us the history of Como and pointed out the historical buildings. The whole tour was mos
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The wonderful memories!
If I could I would give Violetta 6 stars!!! We had an amazing experience exploring Milan with her! She is so knowle
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Great day in Como and Bellagio!
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Great tour of Lugano which showed us the best parts of the city including an excellent overview of the city and its
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We had a private tour of the city in which we found out about the highlights of the city. Pace was relaxed and the
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Violetta is a highly knowledgeable and personable guide. Her tour of Varenna and Bellagio was the perfect introduc
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Exceptional
Violeta was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and fun to be with The tour was amazing and her commendations we
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Great day In Como
We had a great day with Violetta in Como. She made it easy for us to experience all of the highlights of Como in o
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