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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was the perfect day trip - wth plenty of time as a group as well as free time ... our guide was amazing as well! She was so knowledgeable and told us so many little side notes. This was a tour that was done in Italian, Spanish and English, and I thought it would be too much but, honestly, it was great and never even noticed other than be impressed with her being able to speak and move from language to language ... This was one of my favorite days in Italy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fun tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

One of the highlights of our trip. Great day out.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Easy way to visit lake como from Milan. Good amount of leisure time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour guide was AMAZING! Everything was so well done and fun and truly more than worth the money and time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic and exceeded our expectations! The tour guide was a lovely lady - very personable, funny and quite knowledgeable. I highly recommend this trip as an excellent way to visit Lake Como and Bellagio - it was fabulous. We even saw Clooney's villa...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excelent tour.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a great time and loved the view. Bellagio was an added bonus on this boat trip. The town was a lot of fun with all the narrow streets, shops and great food.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My husband and I had the best day with this tour. The guide was knowledgeable and the bus trip awesome. The ferry ride around the lake was comfortable and pleasant too with fantastic scenery. The villas and the natural beauty that surrounds this lake is unreal. The scenic town of Bellagio with its historic church was worth the visit. Famous villa of George Clooney's and his Nespresso Ad villa was also one of the highlights. Worth the money and highly recommended.

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