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Itinerary

Meet your guide and tour group in central Milan, at the Milan Visitor Center. There you’ll board your tour vehicle and leave the driving to someone else while you relax and take in the scenery. Your guide will take you on an itinerary tailored to the season so you can best experience what Lake Como has to offer. All food and drink is at your own expense.

Spring/Summer Tour (April to October)

Once in the town of Como, explore the town with your guide, including the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio and other highlights. Learn about the history and culture of the town and what makes Lake Como attractive to luxury travelers. Spend free time exploring the local boutiques and eateries before cruising Lake Como.

Have your camera ready for snaps of the scenery—its picturesque towns with the Alps in the background—for which the lake is famous. Dock in the village of Bellagio, where you can explore independently, with suggestions from your guide.

You’ll return on a boat ride to Cadenabbia, where your coach will conveniently meet you for the trip back to Milan.

Fall/Winter Tour (November to March)

After a scenic journey to Como, follow your guide for an in-depth tour of the city. Learn about its highlights and history, and take the funicular for the ride to Brunate. From one of the highest points overlooking Lake Como, take in views and snap panoramic photos. Explore Brunate on your own, using your guide’s suggestions.

Next up is the Lake Como cruise, during which you can admire the shoreline and its lakeside villas. Your guide will point out Villa d'Este at Cernobbio, a hot spot for the rich and famous, surrounded by lush, manicured gardens.

Back on shore, wander Como, grabbing a traditional Italian coffee or shopping for Italian souvenirs. Board the bus for the ride back to Milan, stopping at the impressive Basilica of Sant'Abbondio on the way.

Regardless of the season, you’ll get dropped off at your original pickup location in Milan.

Locations visited
Funicolare Como-Brunate
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio
Zani Viaggi Day Tours
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Overview

With transportation from Milan included, this full-day tour of Lake Como offers a relaxing way to take in the area. Follow your guide on a walking tour of Como, then take a cruise on Lake Como to see the snow-capped Alps and shoreline punctuated by luxury villas. Depending on the season, you’ll either dock in Bellagio to explore (spring/summer) or take the funicular up to Brunate (fall/winter).

Highlights
  • See Lake Como’s best sights, tailored to the time of year
  • Enjoy time both with your guide and alone during free time while seeing Como
  • Included Lake Como cruise offers a water-side view with guide commentary
  • Visit Bellagio or Brunate, depending on the season
  • Transportation to and from Milan means travelers can focus on the scenery
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Reviewed today
Simply Beautiful!

We booked our tickets through getyourguide. The tour guide was professional and friendly. There were participants speaking Spanish and tour guide could converse with them in their language too. If you are in Italy, Lake Como is a place where you simply cannot miss.

Thank VictoriaWilliam
Reviewed 1 week ago
Lake Como

we visited the lake a week ago.We took the traiin to Varena and the boat to one of the islands where our guide presented us the Carlota s Villa awonderful mansion worth seeing as it offers the most beautiful and comprehensive view of the Lake.Then...More

2  Thank mihaimarianeftimescu
Reviewed 1 week ago
beautiful wedding memories

Had a beautiful trip to lake como and it is awsome , no other word to describe it . The Lake and the lovely restuarents and bars in the area around the lake. Weather was so hot that we sat in the large square at...More

1  Thank Irisheyes2715
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great day trip from Milan, worth the time!

The total excursion is about 9 hours including travel time. The bus takes about 1 hr from Milan to Como, then you spend around 1.5 hrs in Como, 30 min with the tour guide and 1 hr on your own. Then you board the regular...More

11  Thank dmejias
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Worth the hassle

Its an all day trip, we left early and the location and address is hard to find with the terribel directions they gave us. So give yourself time to get a little lost if not familiar with Milan, our cabby dropped us off on the...More

5  Thank FFXTravelers
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shreddhamwarrier
6 September 2018|
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Response from dmejias | Reviewed this property |
The town is relatively small and you should be able to walk from the bus station to the ferry. No need to buy the ferry tickets in advance, you can buy 2-way tickets in Varenna. The ferry goes directly to Bellagio from... More
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Tony H
25 August 2018|
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Hi Tony, We had the same problem but Ours was for Wednesday. We booked it and the date was actually for Thursday luckily we were still in Milan and could make it. It’s an amazing trip could you change your day ? If not... More
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jdacosta0614
28 July 2018|
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I don’t know. Suggest you check with the tour group
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