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  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
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 July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Another home run! We had a superb guide to explain the sites and locale. This is an all day tour but so worth every minute. This is a must see! As an amateur photo nut, be sure to have a empty memory card.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had the best tour guide!!
This was an amazing trip and I have already recommended to a number of people.
It was highly informative, extremely well paced and exceptionally organized.
My hat goes off to the organizers of this one.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour of lake Como! Our tour guide, Laura was great and was a wealth of information about the lake. This tour gives you plenty of time to explore both Como and Bellagio on your own. I highly recommend this tour while visiting Milan.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I really enjoyed this trip and Marta our guide was excellent. I got everything out of this trip that I hoped and was worth the price. Really well rounded trip and a great way to get a glimpse of this beautiful area from all vantage points!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A very well organised tour. We had a wonderful and informative guide whose knowledge of Lake Como and surrounds made for a memorable trip. Lake Como is a must see whilst in Milan.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great trip, glad I found it. The balance of structured touring and free time was great, our guide Morena was amazing, and the boat ride was so pleasant.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Magical day overall. A definite must for anyone visiting Milan. Good amount of free time in Como and Bellagio. Boat trip was just gorgeous. Guide was also very informative and helful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A great day. Beautiful scenery. Well organised. The guide was knowledgeable and approachable. Would recommend it for a taste of Lake Coma area. Certainly we will go back!

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