Lake Como, Bellagio and Varenna: Full-Day Tour from Milan
- Duration: 10.5 hours
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The day was a great day spent around Lake Como. Our guide Franco was cheery and informative. Alex, our bus driver, expertly guided the big bus through small twisty narrow roads on cliffs. The exercusion itself was well timed and we didn't feel gipped anywere. We stopped at Villa Olma to walk the beautuiful gardens and have our first breath taking view of Lake Como. After 30 minutes or so we, made our way into Como (the town) for a little over an hour. We had a brief guided tour before free time. Next we took a panoramic drive around the lake where we met our private boat. We were able to sit outside on the deck and take in the beautiul day. Franco pointed out villas from the water and the history or the owner. Our next stop was Bellagio where we had lunch and free time. Finally we took a public ferry to Varenna for a last quick stop before taking the bus back to Milan. Finally with current times (COVID-19), our guide wore a mask at all times and encouraged social distancing.
Como was great and lunch in Bellagio (@ La Grotta) was awesome. What disappointed me was that I had been to Varenna before and specifically chose this tour to introduce this sleepy gem to a colleague. At the end of the day we only had 15 minutes to walk from where our boat dropped us off to the coach pick-up and none of the group had a chance to see anything of Varenna town. I can understand why it would have been difficult to organise but it was still a shame.
If you are trying to find the right company to go to the Como lake, dont search anymore - this is the best choice! The guide was very charizmatic, honest, interesting story teller. He's origin is from the Como region so who can tell the true and interesting stories better than he? The driver was super too. We loved this tour so much! Greetings from Lithuania! We hope to back some day...
One hour drive from Milan, you are already in a beautiful countryside!!!!! The bus was very comfortable, the guide and the driver were extremely welcoming and lovely. We really enjoyed our little trip. The little town Bellagio is so pretty, and also you get to see the breathtaking view of the mountains over the lake. Definitely worth the visit!
We enjoyed our trip to lake Como very much. The trip was well organized and timely. The tour guide was knowledgeable about the history of lake Como and each town. We highly recommend this tour program to those who may be interested.