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  • Location:Milan, Italy
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Lake Como Day Trip from Milan

Take in the stunning scenery of world-famous Lake Como on this day trip from Milan, just a quick 1-hour drive away. Explore the fashionable lakeside town of Como, surrounded by snowcapped mountains and picturesque Mediterranean villas, and enjoy a breathtaking cruise along Lake Como. In the summer, dock at the enchanting village of Bellagio for free time to dine and shop; in the winter, take the funicular up to the town of Brunate for a sweeping panorama of the city and the lake below.


  • Day trip to Lake Como from Milan
  • Take a scenic cruise on Lake Como to admire the beautiful lakeside villas and gardens
  • Dock in the delightful town of Bellagio (summer only)
  • Take the funicular to Brunate for sweeping views of Como (winter only)
  • Enjoy free time to shop, dine and sightsee in the city of Como
  • Visit the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, a Romanesque-style church

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What You Can Expect

Lake Como Day Trip from Milan

Explore the picturesque town of Bellagio on your Lake Como Day Trip!

Lake Como Cruise and Brunate Panoramic View (Nov - March)
Departing from central Milan in the morning, take a 1-hour drive up to Como, arriving around 10am. Take a guided tour of the city and then ride the funicular up to the town of Brunate, one of the best places to soak up a sweeping panorama of the city and the lake. You'll then have free time for lunch (own expense) in Brunate before the highlight of your afternoon: a Lake Como cruise.

Board the boat at the Como city center and then sit back and relax on a 1-hour cruise around the breathtaking lake. Admire the splendid lakeside villas and keep an eye out for Villa d'Este at Cernobbio, a luxurious hotel with tropical gardens.

After your Lake Como cruise, you'll have free time to shop, sightsee and grab some coffee if you wish before heading back to Milan around 4:30pm. On the way back, you'll stop to visit the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, a notable church built in the 11th century in Romanesque style. You'll arrive in Milan in the evening.

Lake Como Cruise and Bellagio Visit (April - Oct)
Board the coach in central Milan in the morning and relax on the 1-hour drive to Como. Start with a visit to Basilica of Sant'Abbondio and Villa Olmo, a neoclassical lakeside villa that's one of Como's most celebrated historic homes.

Take a tour of the city and enjoy free time to shop at local boutiques for fine Italian goods. Then, board a boat at the Como city center for your extended 2-hour cruise on Lake Como.

Soak up picturesque views as you make your way to Bellagio, one of the many scenic villages surrounding the lake. You'll have free time to explore this delightful town on your own and have lunch (own expense). Back on board, savor the last views of Lake Como as you cruise to Cadenabbia, where you'll hop on the coach and head back to Milan, arriving around 6:30pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent trip. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour of Lake Como with a very informative guide and ample free time to explore Lake Como and Bellagio. Staff were very professional and friendly. This tour is highly recommended for the tourist who does not want the hassles of doing their own thing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Imeilus reis Como järvel ja Bellagiosse. Tänud Laurale!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

One of the best tour experience my son and I had. Truly a wonderful tour and best tour guide i have encountered. This young lady surely made this tour enjoyable.....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We enjoyed this tour. The views in the lake are breathtaking.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful day trip from Milan on a perfect sunny day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great day out with spectacular views!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great day - fantastic tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour guide was very informative Bellagio is amazing. The Como Duomo is nicer inside than the Milan Duomo. Best tour of trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A must see place, such natural beauty.

We only had a day from Milan so didn't have the time to organise the trip ourselves so we decided upon this tour. Tour started at 8.30am where we got on board a nice clean, safe and air conditioned coach. The coach was full. The coach returned us to the same starting point at 6.30pm so it is a long day but very convenient given the quality of the coach.

Our guide was the charming, lovely, and very helpful Antoncelli. She gave loads of information and titbits about the places we passed on route. Some information was historic and some of it was quite modern ie. Silk making factories which we passed and who owned various villas along Lake Como. Even when the tour ended, she stayed around to give information to people about Milan in terms of where to go etc.

The two hour boat ride on lake Como was amazing especially as it was such a beautiful warm day and Bellagio where we had two hours of free time was a delightful place.

At Bellagio we could have perhaps done with more time there. The restaurants are busy so unfortunately you could either sit down and eat or explore the island, you can't really do both.

Yes, you could organise this tour yourself however you'd have to book everything yourself and you'd have to make your own way around once you arrived at the train/bus stations. Here, everything is literally door to door. All you have to do is turn up on time. A very convenient and cost effective way to see lake Como.

We were lucky that the weather was beautiful and sunny for this tour. Not sure if it's a tour you'd wish to do if if was raining or windy as perhaps you wouldn't enjoy the boat ride.

Otherwise, thank you very much Viator and Antoncelli for making this a super day possible :-

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