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

Activity provider: Z V SRL

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

Activity provider: Z V SRL

From US$ 97.10 per person

Embark on a guided excursion from Milan to Lake Como and the towns of Bellagio and Varenna. Discover the region's history and enjoy the picturesque Italian scenery.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French

Experience

Itinerary
11 hours
  • Milan

  • Como (guided tour)

  • Lake Como (boat cruise)

  • Bellagio (free time)

  • Varenna (free time)

  • Milan

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Witness the dramatic mix of Mediterranean and Alpine scenery on a tour of Como
  • Discover the historical monuments of the city of Como on a guided walking tour
  • Marvel at the ornate villas and lush gardens of Varenna and Bellagio
  • Feel like a local and discover local handmade crafts
  • Feel the wind in your face as you cruise along Lake Como in the summer months
Full description

Marvel at the stunning mountain scenery around Lake Como on a guided day tour from Milan. Marvel at the Mediterranean and Alpine scenery on a summer boat cruise to Bellagio Island and Varenna, or ride the steep cogwheel line to the mountainside town of Brunate in winter.

Begin your journey by bus and travel directly from Milan to Como. Join your guide on a walking tour to discover Como Cathedral and other historical gems. In summer, hop on a ferry along the lake and listen to a live commentary highlighting top villas, gardens, and other sites.

Disembark at 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 to the colorful Varenna. Stroll through the cobblestone corridors of this picturesque village and feel the charm of its tranquil streets.

Finally, board your bus back to Milan where you can sit back and take advantage of the onboard Wi-Fi to share your photos of the day’s unforgettable memories.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Transport in an air-conditioned bus
  • Ferry rides to Varenna, Bellagio, and Como
  • Guided walking tour of Como
  • Live commentary during ferry rides
  • Headsets for listening enhancement
  • Free time in Bellagio, Varenna, and Como
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • From November 1st until March 31st this tour will follow the winter itinerary as lake cruises will not operate
  • Walking tour and ferry commentaries will be bilingual in the chosen language, however, the information given during the drives will be provided in multiple languages
  • This tour uses a public ferry
  • During summer and weekends, the ferry can be very crowded and seats are not guaranteed
  • In peak season Como, Bellagio, and Varenna can be very crowded
  • The ferry ride may last up to 2 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 492 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    3.3/5

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Our guide Angelo and Mónica (who was the guide in English but also interacted with everyone at all times, they were incredibly professional and kind, the tour was punctual and the experience was very pleasant, the visits and the time spent on each one were correct, Totally recommendable, the place and the boat trip on Lake Como with incredible views, we went up by funicular to Brunate and ate on the terrace of a restaurant with unforgettable views. The Christmas market was very enjoyable and with all kinds of tastings , restaurants and bars where you can have a drink, and despite being a January 1st there was a lot of movement.

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January 2, 2023

Cool!!! It is a beautiful excursion! Everything has been very well organized, which has meant that the time has already been used very well. It has been perfect. And our guide, Angelo, has been magnificent: super attentive, with very good explanations and a great professional. The same the driver, Luciano. Great driver and great person!! a hug to both of you from Spain

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November 1, 2022

Our tour guide was the best, it felt like a VIP tour since we choose language Spanish and my partner and I were the only ones. Very normal pace and got to discover the beautiful views and history of Lake Como. Definitely recommend and will go again when we get the chance to visit.

October 21, 2022

Product ID: 416478