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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's best sights vary with the time of year you visit. On this 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: a Lake Como boat tour. The water offers the best vantage point to see the lake and shorelines; keep an eye out for chic 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 with some sightseeing or shopping 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

Roger C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tremendously hot day for this trip..... 6/23/2016 but the experience was enjoyable. Lake Como is spectacular. Bellagio is cute and a needed stop for rest, shopping and eating. The tour guide was knowledgeable and informative. All-in-all a fun day.

Robert N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was the very best. Very relaxing and full of great sites. The boat ride on lake como was wonderful-seeing all the beautiful cities. The highlight was seeing Tremezzo which is across from Bellagio. This tour is a must do if you are in Milan.

samira a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour is definitely worth it. Lake como is stunning and you will never want to leave. The tour guide was great , providing us with useful information along the way. This is definitely a stop you would not want to miss


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Lisa F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

What an absolutely lovely day. We started our day with pouring rain in the town of Como. But by the time we were onboard the 2 hour boat cruise, that had ended. The tourguide was quite knowledgable. It was a good balance of tour and free time in Bellagio and Como. If you have never been, it is so worth the trip.

Evridiki L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was an amazing tour, we would recommend to anyone. We had an enjoyable boat trip to Bellagio, the scenery was wonderful, with imposing villas, picturesque villages and stunning hills and mountains in the background. BREATHTAKING SCENERY!! Our tour guide was excellent. A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DAY TRIP!

Carolyn T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent guide and driver. Lovely lunch on board the boat. Beautiful and relaxing day.

Paula E M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We greatly enjoyed our day trip to Lake Como. From the very beginning it was well organized, a comfortable coach and the staff were friendly and helpful. The cruise on Lake Como was breathtaking with the beautiful villas that dotted the shoreline and the snow capped mountain backdrop. There was plenty of time on our own in Bellagio for shopping, lunch and even a gelato. We would recommend this day trip to anyone visiting the Milan area.

Michelle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a very pleasant day on the boat ride on Lake Como. We really enjoyed the stop in Bellagio.
Our tour leader, Alex, was very knowledgable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent! Our guide, Alessandro, was very knowledgeable and personable. The sights were picture perfect. Very well organized and professional tour! A great value!

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