A full day tour in small group though the pearls of Lake Como: see Bellagio and Varenna, visits to Villa Melzi and Villa Balbianello, a relaxing cruise, taste olive oil at an original mill, local cheese, wine, fish and more.
What to Expect
The tour starts at the Ferry Terminal ticket office in Varenna. First stop is at a fascinating old mill to taste the world famous olive oil, Valsassina cheese, local sliced meat and wine.
You will visit Varenna with its Celtic origins and steep alleys, a 45 minutes walking tour.
Lunch will be served in a top quality lakefront restaurant where you will be offered typical lake fish starters and pasta (a non-fish menu will also be available).
After lunch you shall relax on a private motorboat, admiring spectacular mountains and stunning villas, once homes of aristocrats, now the playgrounds for the jet set.
You will then stop for a guided tour at the stunning Villa del Balbianello, shooting location for movies such as “Star Wars” and “Casino Royale”.
The motorboat will bring you to Bellagio to see Villa Melzi gardens and stroll around the village to discover its traditional sweet dishes.
The tour will end at approximately 6:00 pm in Bellagio, where you are highly recommended to stop for a romantic happy hour or dinner.
- English speaking tour leader
- Food tastings
- Lakefront restaurant lunch
- Walking tours of Varenna and Bellagio
- Boat Tour
- Tickets to Villa Balbianello and Villa Melzi gardens
What's Not Included
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
•Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
•A fair amount of walking is involved.
•Not wheelchair accessible
•The tour runs rain or shine. In case of bad weather conditions it is possible that the tour undergoes some slight changes and that the transfer to Villa Balbianello is done using public transport and not with the private boat taxi, due to safety reasons.