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.
See the best of Lake Como in a single day with this private tour. Set off via speedboat from Como to Bellagio for a guided walking tour of the old town, including stops at the Basilica of San Giacomo and Punta Spartivento. Then hop over to Varenna by boat to stroll the picturesque lanes before catching the ferry to take in the top villas along the lakeshore from the water.
Visit two countries and two famous lakes in one day with this day trip from Como. Traveling with a Tour Leader, you’ll first visit Lugano in Switzerland to sample Swiss chocolate and admire Lake Lugano. Then, you’ll return to Italy where a visit to Lake Como’s beautiful Bellagio beckons. Ample free time in each town is included, along with a prebooked Lake Como ferry ride and sights of Cadenabbia di Griante, lakeside villas, gardens, and more.
Visit two countries and two celebrated lakes during this full-day excursion to Italy's Lake Como and Switzerland's Lugano. Departing from Milan, travel comfortably by bus. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Como's historic center and free time to discover Lugano on your own. Tours also include a lakeside cruise and stops in Bellagio.
During the panoramic cruise, take your time to look around and see the harmony between nature and architecture. Drift past villas with their beauteous gardens amongst untouched nature.
Get beyond tourist fare and explore authentic local cuisine with this food tour that stops at favorite eateries hidden in Como’s old town. Sample a variety of northern Italian goodies and learn about traditional local wine and food from your guide as you stroll past the cathedral and through the historic center. Tuck into plates of charcuterie, “polenta uncia”, “sciatt”, and other specialties—all paired with excellent Italian wines.
Visit a villa winery in Domaso on Lake Como, and experience an authentic Italian family-run wine estate that’s been nurtured through the generations. Ideal if you’re looking for a Lake Como experience with a difference, the visit includes a tour of the wine cellar followed by an extravagant tasting session. You’ll savor local specialities that have been carefully chosen to complement the wine as you learn about viticulture in the northern Italian region.
Many visitors to Lake Como head directly to Bellagio and Villa Balbianello, but the city of Como is rich in history and culture. Take a deep dive into the city’s past during this walking tour that covers its most important highlights in just hours. Learn about the its architecture from ancient Rome through the Rationalists, with insights from your guide at every stop.
Step into a local's home in Como to learn how to make fresh pasta and a classic tiramisu. In an intimately sized small group of just 12 people, you'll hear the tricks to roll fresh pasta by hand, and create two dishes as you learn about Lombardy food from your Cesarine host — part of a network of home cooks who preserve regional culinary traditions.
Marvel at the most spectacular villas and picturesque towns on the shores of Lake Como in the golden light of dusk with this sunset cruise. Set sail from Bellagio on board a 38-foot boat to cruise past highlights like Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, and Villa Melzi. Sip a glass of Prosecco and nibble on local specialties while you savor unique views from the water.
Explore the two top villages on the shores of Lake Como in just a few hours with this Bellagio and Varenna tour. Follow your guide through the streets of Bellagio to take in the town's highlights plus the gardens of Villa Melzi, then hop on the ferry (own expense) to cross to Varenna. Learn about Villa Monastero, the Church of St. George, and other picturesque gems during your second walking tour.
Depart from Milan and journey toward the beautiful cities of Como and Bellagio on a full-day tour including a cruise on Lake Como. Ride north with your assistant tour leader and a small group, arriving at the charming lakeside town of Como. Set off on a lake cruise through the mountainous, fairytale landscape that has inspired countless artists and celebrities, and enjoy leisure time to explore the picturesque shoreline village of Bellagio.
Pasta lovers—prepare to be amazed! This pasta-making class at a Cesarina’s home is the perfect way to learn new skills and taste incredible food too. As it’s a private class, you’ll have direct access to your teacher for questions along the way. Learn the secrets of the region’s most loved pasta dishes, and make three recipes. The best thing about the experience is that you get to eat the food at the end with wine included.
Learn to create classic dishes of the Lombardy region with a private cooking class in Lake Como. A member of the acclaimed Cesarine network of chefs will welcome you into their home for a lesson in Milanese-style cuisine as you help prepare a 3-course menu featuring northern Italian favorites like polenta, risotto, meatballs, osso bucco, and tiramisu. When the cooking’s done, sit down with your host to enjoy the homemade meal with wine pairings.
Indulge yourself in northern Italian deliciousness with this cooking class. Meet your professional chef in a charming, family-run restaurant near Varenna and learn how to make specialty dishes, sip wine, and then enjoy the tasty food you've just helped to prepare. All food and beverages are included.
Kayak on Lake Como, and see the sights of one of Italy’s largest lakes with a guide. After starting from Bellagio, you’ll paddle along Pescallo Bay, passing the Rockefeller cliffs and the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni. Hear about the region and the lakeside sights from your guide as you go, and admire the plush villas that line the hills around Bellagio. A safety and training briefing is included at the start.
When it’s time to leave Como, get to Malpensa Airport in Milan in style and comfort, using a private transfer from your hotel or the center of town. You’ll relax on the road before your onwards flight, leaving the map work and traffic logistics in the hands of a local professional who knows the area well.
If there’s one dish everyone wishes they could bring home from Italy, it’s fresh egg pasta, a northern Italian signature. Learn how to mix, roll, cut, and cook your own fresh pasta alongside a local chef in their home around Bellagio—then eat it for lunch or dinner along with wine and coffee or tea. With numbers capped at just 10 travelers, you’re sure to master the tricks of the trade.
Italy’s most iconic dish by far is pasta, and with this hands-on cooking class, you can discover the secrets to turning out fresh pasta dishes like an authentic Italian “nonna” with a local chef. Learn how to prepare and roll out the “sfoglia”, or sheet of pasta, and then cut or shape it to suit your sauce. Once both pasta and sauce are ready, relax over lunch to enjoy what you’ve prepared.
Lake Como is home to dazzling villas and postcard-perfect villages, but getting around on your own can be confusing. With this private tour, save hours by navigating between highlights with a guide. Reach Villa Balbianello via hydrofoil for a guided tour of the lavish villa and gardens.
Use your time in Como to learn more about wine with a sommelier-led tasting session in the heart of the city. Taking place in an elegant wine shop near Como old town, the wine tasting includes plenty of samples along with all the information you need about each varietal. Nice touch: The group is limited to just 12 people for a more sociable and intimate experience.
The spectacular countryside surrounding Lake Como is ideal for exploring on two wheels, but navigating the rural roads with a map can be a hassle. With this bike tour, take in the rolling hills, picturesque villages, and lush vineyards with a guide for a stress-free ride. Cross the border between Italy and Switzerland to marvel at views over the lake and enjoy the relaxed pace of a small-group tour.
Discover the beauty of the Lake Como region on two wheels. This small-group e-bike tour takes you to through a magical landscape of charming villages and hamlets, atmospheric old stone houses and water mills, and grapevines and green fields. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Lugano and Lake Piano as you explore. Touring by e-bike means you can cover more ground with less effort.
Enjoy stunning lakeside views during this private, captain-steered boat tour of Lake Como. Get access to vistas only reachable by water, from iconic modern monuments like Volta Temple to legendary mansions like Villa Olma located along the shore. Private tours can be arranged from morning until evening and include optional swimming stops.
Widen your perspective of south-central Europe on this full-day tour to Switzerland’s St. Moritz via Bernina Express. Benefit from your private guide’s personalized attention as you wind through the Valtellina deep into the Engadin Alps, then get an intimate glimpse of St. Mortiz on a walking tour. Then on the way back, go behind the scenes of a winery for a deeper glimpse into southern European traditions.
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