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This full-day tour will show you the most important attractions of Como Lake: the villages of Varenna and Bellagio. We will meet at 8:45pm in Como city and will go with the speed boat to Bellagio (this trip takes about 50 minutes). There, we will do the interesting walking tour including the Basilica of San Giacomo and the panoramic point Punta Spartivento. After a break for lunch, we will take a boat to Varenna (the duration of this trip is about 15 minutes). After visiting this romantic town we will return with the normal ferry boat to Como (the duration is about 2h30), which gives us a possibility to show you all the important villas on the Lake Como during the trip (e.g. Villa of George Clooney, Villa Balbianello, the setting place of Star Wars and James Bond etc.).
Do not miss the opportunity to visit two countries and two lakes on a full day tour starting from Como!
Firstly you will reach the lake town of Lugano in Switzerland by coach and you will have free time to visit the picturesque city center, taste some Swiss Chocolate and have lunch.
Bus ride will take you the small village of Cadenabbia, where both Queen Victoria of England and Zar Nicholas of Russia used to spend some time in many years ago. From there you will take a panoramic cruise and you will reach Bellagio, called the “pearl of Lake Como”. Disembarking in Bellagio, you will enjoy your time in this idyllic and relaxing place.
After that, you will take a ferry boat and you will have to chance to see this increbible lake from a different perspective and experience a magnificent lake cruise up to Como.
During the 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.
Best way to visit the area.
Do not waste your time on a boat to Bellagio! Discover and experience with a private guided tour.
You will have a real sense of our territory, tradition, history, architecture, wine & food specialties etc. Tour on private van + ferry boat.
An unforgettable experience! Read my Reviews on TripAdvisor :-)
Lake Como sits on the foot of the Alps and offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Italy’s Lake District. Explore the historic city center of Como and walk around its medieval streets. Enjoy a cruise on the lake to Villa d’Este in Cernobbio to explore its exotic gardens. Then, depending on the season, stop at either Bellagio or Brunate to walk around and enjoy a coffee or gelato.
This full-day tour will show you the most important attractions of Como and Lugano like the Cathedral, the San Fedele Church, the Roman city walls and towers in Como and the Cathedral, the Old town, the Parco Ciani and Casino in Lugano. We will start with the 2h walking tour in Como, then we will have 1 hour free time for lunch. At 2.30 p.m. we will part for Lugano from the San Giovanni train station with the comfortable train, the duration of the trip is 35 minutes (the train tickets are not included in the price).
In Lugano we will continue with the 2h walking tour (Santa Maria degli Angeli Church, LAC, Lungolago, Cathedral) and take a funicular to return to the train station (the price of the funicular ticket is included). You will have also some free time in Lugano to visit the shopping area or to have a cup of coffee. At about 5 p.m. we will take the train to Como and finish our tour at 6 p.m. in Como.
For a better experience the tour is limited to maximum 6 participants.
Leave the tricky logistics to the experts and enjoy a stress-free day on Lake Como with this private tour. Save hours with hotel pickup and transportation to Bellagio to explore at your own pace. Afterwards, set sail for a boat tour of the lake to admire the villas along the shore, docking in the fishing village of Varenna for a stroll. End at the Castle of Vezio for an aperitivo with a view.
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 speedboat for a guided tour of the lavish villa and gardens. Stop for a tasting at the most historic olive oil producer on the lake before a stroll through Bellagio and scenic ferry ride back to Como.
Floating on the placid waters of Lake Como may be relaxing, but embracing a whole part of it with your sight, together with the beautiful town centre of Como and the Alps in front of you would be definitely astonishing.
This private tour will start with a pleasant walk in the streets of Como, reaching both the majestic Cathedral and the Rationalist masterpieces by Giuseppe Terragni. After a rich wine tasting in a cosy bar, matched by cold cuts and cheese, you will be lifted on a historical cableway, up to the charming small village of Brunate. Here, a handful of elegant liberty villas and a monumental lighthouse, dedicated to a major Italian inventor, stand in front of one of the most amazing landscapes you'll ever see.
Active tours, guided by geologists, archaeologists and natural Scientists, to discover nature, landscapes, history and traditions of Italy, off the typical tourist routes.
We combine active experiences such as Hiking, Mountain Biking, Canoeing and cultural Experiences connected with typical Food, Wine and History.
This is a chance to explore the Pian di Spagna Natural Reserve from the water, in the peaceful silence of the wild nature, like the swans do! The whole time we are surrounded by vertical and gorgeous Alpine Mountains.
An enchanting excursion, with our 3 seater Canadian canoes, paddling in the water of Pian di Spagna Natural Reserve to explore the Mirror lake of Dascio first, the bigger Mezzola Lake then, until reaching the Mera River. From a quiet oasis to stunning cliffs, stopping in secret bays which hide waterfalls, white beaches, medieval temples, and chestnut woods.
A panoramic tour that will let you discover the natural and scenic beauties of our lake, on board the historical ferry. A journey of 2 hours and a half, where you will admire the magnificent views and the most characteristic villages of Lake Como. Prepare your camera and enjoy the view!
At the beginning and at the end of the cruise, you will visit the beautiful city of Como and the characteristic village of Varenna.
Como is the largest and most important city on the lake, fascinating and rich in history, art, monuments and enchanting corners.
Varenna is an ancient fishing village, romantic, characteristic and engaging. In Como we suggest you to visit the beautiful cathedral and walk along the streets of the historic center or along the lake. In Varenna take a walk on the beautiful “walk of lovers” and explore its narrow streets and hidden corners.
Como is much more than a playground of luxury villas and lavish restaurants for the wealthy, but an area of rich history, culture, and natural beauty. With this tour, you’ll set out to explore Como’s historic old town to learn about the city’s Roman and Medieval past from your guide. You’ll visit historic sites, browse artisan crafts in the shops, and enjoy views of the lake from the waterside promenade.
Zip around Lake Como on the back of a motorbike with this guided tour, personalized to your needs. Choose between a single day or several days and ride along lakefront roads and up into the Italian and Swiss Alps. Bike rentals (including Ducati and Moto Guzzi) plus all necessary equipment are provided. Follow a local to see an insider’s perspective on where to eat, drink, and swim around Lake Como.
This full-day tour will show you two of the most important attractions of Como Lake: Villa Carlotta & Bellagio. In the morning, we will take a speedboat to Tremezzo (the duration of this trip is about 45 minutes), where the Villa Carlotta is situated. We will visit the Villa with its important art collection and its amazing botanical garden. The second part of the tour is dedicated to Bellagio, a pearl of the Lake. We will return with the normal ferry boat to Como (the duration is about 2h), which gives us a possibility to show you all the important villas on the Lake Como during the trip (e.g. Villa of George Clooney and Villa Balbianello, the setting place of Star Wars and James Bond).
For a better experience this tour is limited to maximum 6 participants.
This full-day starts with the 2h walking tour in Como city. We will visit the top attractions of Como like the Cathedral, the San Fedele Church, the medieval city walls and towers. This will give you knowledge about the city's development and its importance for the area. After a short break for lunch, we will take a speedboat to Bellagio (the duration of this trip is 50 minutes), one of the most beautiful and suggestive borgo in Italy. There, you will have a pleasant walking tour, enjoy the famous small streets and views, as well as a break for shopping or an ice-cream (gelato). We return with the normal ferry boat (this trip takes 2h), to have a possibility to show you the most beautiful villas on the lake during the trip.
We finish the experience in Como city at 6 p.m.
For a better experience, this tour is limited to a maximum of 6 participants.
A day of relaxation, art and culture to discover the most beautiful villas of the centre of the lake, on board the means of transport symbol of Lake Como: the ferry boat. Our tour leader will accompany you during your tour.
Thanks to this full-day program, you will discover the two lakeside villages of Bellagio and Varenna, famous for their charming historic centers and residences, surrounded by lush parks.
Meeting with an authorized tour guide in Bellagio. Guided tour of the "pearl of the lake", located on the tip of a promontory at the end of a mountain range where the lake forks. Guided tour of the "English" gardens of Villa Melzi d'Eril, built between 1808 and 1810 for Francesco Melzi d'Eril (1753-1816), duke of Lodi, vice-president of the Italian Republic under Napoleon and then Grand Chancellor of Kingdom of Italy. Transfer to Varenna by public ferry.
Guided tour of the botanical terraced garden, where some botanical rarities, coming from all over the world, coexist thanks to the mild climate. Later visit to the private garden of Villa Cipressi, a 4 * hotel, in a mix of contemporary structures and ancient gardens. Aperitif in the garden.
Return to Bellagio by ferry.
This full-day tour will start at 10:30 a.m. in Como city. We will show you the most important attractions of Como like the Cathedral, the San
Fedele Church, the Roman city walls and towers and will bring you in the particular atmosphere of the charming Como lake town.
After a short lunch break we will take a speed boat to Lenno (about 40 minutes), where the villa Balbianello is located. After the visit to the villa Balbianello and its garden, where the famous scenes from Star Wars and James Bond Casino Royal were filmed, we will visit the San Stefano Church with the 11th century's crypt.
We will return with the normal boat (this trip takes 1,5h), to have a possibility to show you the most beautiful villas on the lake during the trip. We will finish our tour in the Como city at 18 p.m.
Group type: private tour
Walk on the wild side of Lake Como with this hike through Parco Spina Verde, just north of Como. Home to history and adventure, the regional park is rich with wartime stories of the smugglers and soldiers who used the hills to hide. Hear the region’s little-known tales as you walk with a guide, following an easy-for-all route that takes in winding footpaths and gentle inclines.
A hike loved by locals of all ages; an itinerary that allows you to discover breathtaking landscapes, mysterious boulders and pendulous stones and a village with an ancient heart, walking and experiencing also a funicular and a boat. Nature, mysteries and original means of transport: a perfect itinerary for slow families and groups who want to discover our beautiful Lake combining relax and fun.
Wonderful ride on the trees of Monte San Primo for a total of short track approx 30 km on paved roads. We will cycle with our eMTBs along the pleasant mountain route of coniferous that covers almost the entire route. Pick up in Bellagio at 9,30 am, briefing along the way to Bike shop, bike collect and ready to ride to Monte San Primo.A few kilometers uphill on a paved road with few traffic and arrive in Piano Rancio and here we park our bikes and we board on the jungle park for a fun jungling within the trees. Stop for ice cream or cappuccino at the jungle’s bar Our map will accompany you from the bike shop to the jungle park then you will decide if self riding back to the bike shop and get shuttle to Bellagio from there or ask a pick up with the van directly after the jungle raider park Return to the Bike shop at approx 13,00
Learn about the days of fascism and the resistance movement in Italy on this tour in Musso and Dongo, two towns on the northwest coast of Lake Como. You'll learn about the end of fascism and capture of Benito Mussolini as you visit landmarks such as Piazza Paracchini, Palazzo Manzi, and the Church of St. Euphemia.
Capped at only ten people, this small-group, full-day excursion to Lake Como covers the regions highlights by foot, ferry, and funicular. Enjoy a mild trek through stunning lakeside landscapes, learning about local flora, fauna, and geological formations from your guide. You’ll also pass through traditional, off-the-beaten track villages, lush forests, and iconic lookout points.
The soothing and elegant atmosphere of Lake Como is inimitable. Since the Roman age, it has been a leisure location for aristocrats and still, due to the quite impervious configuration, it has not been reached by the mass tourism. From the Renaissance to the Napoleonic age, wealthy families, clergymen and politicians have built here their summer residences.
This exclusive guided tour will take you along the lakeside, to discover some of these art treasures: Villa del Balbianello, Villa Erba, Villa Carlotta and Villa Melzi d'Eril, also famous for its garden. You will be astonished by their beauty and by the harmony between architecture and landscape. After just one day, a light will be shining forever in your eyes and your soul.