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

Lake Como Day Trip from Milan

For a Lake Como day trip from Milan, look no further. A great way to discover the timeless beauty of the Italian lakes, this experience includes a walking tour of the chic lake town of Como plus a Lake Como cruise to see snow-peaked mountains and luxury lakeside villas from the water.  In the summer, visit the village of Bellagio for free time to eat and explore. In the winter, take a gondola ride from Como to Brunate to soak up the lakeland views.


  • 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!

One of the largest bodies of water in Italy, Lake Como is vast and its best sights vary with the time of year you visit. On this Lake Como tour, you’ll travel with a guide to discover the highlights of the area around the lake, with an itinerary tailored to the season.  Food and drinks are at your own expense throughout the day.

Winter Tour: (November to March)

Relax on your 1-hour morning journey from Milan to Lake Como. Hop out to stretch your legs on a tour of Como, the lake’s main town, and learn about its key sights around the historic center. From town, take the gondola to the village of Brunate, a serene spot in the hills above Como. Gaze down at the lake, flanked by the Rhaetian Alps, and then make the most of some free time for lunch.
Return to Como by gondola before the highlight of your day: your 1-course Lake Como boat tour. The water offers the best vantage point to see the lake and its shorelines in all their glory; keep an eye out for chichi villas and luxury hotels as you cruise. Cernobbio’s opulent Villa d'Este hotel is one such sight with its grandiose façade and tropical gardens. 

After your return to shore, enjoy some free time to see the sights at your own pace, shop or perhaps sip a coffee. Then, finish your time in Como with a visit to the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio, a Romanesque-style 11th-century church, before your return to Milan. 

Summer Tour: (April to October)

After your 1-hour coach journey from Milan, start your tour of Como with a look inside two of its historical attractions: the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio and the neoclassical Villa Olmo on the lake. Continue into Como’s historic center, and use your free time to get to know the town at your own pace: perhaps sightsee or shop for Lake Como keepsakes.

Meet back with your guide for an extended 2-hour cruise around Lake Como, admiring the hillside villas and hotels, and pose for photos against the backdrop of the alps.

Return to dry land in time for your trip to the colorful seaside town of Bellagio, which many pinpoint as a highlight of the lake. Spend some time at your leisure here to explore and perhaps savor lunch. Later, cruise to Cadenabbia, then return to your coach for the journey back to Milan. 

Customer Reviews

Lily H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great trip!

Ellaine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Loved my day trip to Lake Como - beautiful sights and an enthusiastic, knowledgeable tour guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great way to see the lake region, which is gorgeous. Our second outing on a Viator day trip and once again we were very happy with the service.

Mandy USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fabulous...Totally amazing...Worth every penny! Highly highly recommend this tour.

Mowgli I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was incredible! Excellent value for money. The pick up point was easy to find, the coach was comfortable, clean.
Our tour guide was wonderful, very informative, friendly, helpful. Quite obviously knew what she was talking about. I would definitely book a trip with you guys in the future. We were well looked after, given great lunch recommendations, cant say much more really :


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I read many great reviews about this tour and after having joined this tour myself, i can see why it is so highly rated. very well organised, a nice and relaxing tour to Como. the lake is beautiful and breathtaking. although the town is pretty quiet during winter time, many shops were closed etc but the scenic lake is worth it. Our tour guide, Laura was professional, patient and very informative. our Driver, Clement was excellent, providing a safe and relaxing ride to Como.

Keenan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great trip, well planned out and enjoyed brunch with George Clooney.

Saumya G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Really enjoyed the trip. The guide was informative and the tour was on time. We had adequate free time of 3 hours to explore Como and Brunate by ourselves which I liked. The guide took us to all places of interest and was very thorough without being boring.

Cynthia F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Despite the weather it was fantastic!! Beautiful country...

Adam B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic day, nice balance of visiting locals towns and cruising up the lake, one of the better tours we went on in Italy, would recommend this one.

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