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Lake Como, Bellagio And Varenna

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  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Swap the city sights of Milan for the lakeside allure of Lake Como with this day trip from Milan. Showcasing the highlights of the glamorous northern lake, the excursion packs in a walking tour of Como town and a visit to Villa Olmo with a boat cruise to Bellagio and free time in Varenna. You’ll travel with a guide to get the lowdown on all the sights, and you’ll be back in Milan in time for dinner.
  • Relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach as you travel from Milan
  • Admire Lake Como’s pretty towns and luxury villas as you cruise to Bellagio
  • Spend time in neoclassical Villa Olmo and explore its pristine gardens
  • Use provided earphones to make sure you catch all the guide’s commentary

What's Included

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach trip
  • earphone set
  • visit of Villa Olmo (when possible) and gardens
  • 1-hour lake cruise by private boat
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Possible departure locations

Departure Point

  • Via Alessandro Manzoni, 4
    Via Alessandro Manzoni, 4, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

    Meet the bus stop located at Via Manzoni, 4 – 100 meters from Piazza della Scala.

  • Piazza Quattro Novembre, 581
    Piazza Quattro Novembre, 581, 20124 Milano MI, Italy

    Our stop is in Piazza IV Novembre on the corner of the hotel Excelsior Gallia. Facing the Central station, on the left side.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lake Como, Bellagio And Varenna?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

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A generous 2 hours there allowed for lunch and sightseeing.
Reviews
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Very well organized 11...
Susana_F, Aug 2022
Very well organized 11 hours tour! We had the opportunity to visit the best of Lake Como,take a private boat in Bellagio,then a ferry to Varenna. Soooo nice,and relaxing!!!!
Superb!
Sheila_L, Aug 2022
Franco was a fantastic tour tour guide. He is very experienced and knowledgable. Luca the driver also was a big part of the tour, took us to our journey safely. The cruise was exclusive for our group only. We were given enough time in every stop. Lake Como was breathtaking! ! ! This trip is all worth it and an experience me and my family will never forget.
Beautiful places but organization needs work
Renata_V, Jul 2022
The views and spots we visited were amazing! The organization of the tour and timing was not great. We left 20 minutes past our time. I think the organizer should have written more detailed information in the booking beforehand (ex: arrive 15 minutes before 10 to avoid wasting time waiting). The tour itself was beautiful in the spots we visited but due to leaving late, we did not get as much free time ourselves.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear customer, we are very sorry about this situation. For sure we will try our best to send clearer indications through our voucher about timings. We are glad that overall you had a good experience while doing the actual tour. Thank you for your feedback, it helps us to improve. Autostradale Viaggi
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lovely trip Claudia very...
Carol_V, Jul 2022
Lovely trip Claudia very pleasant and Andrea the bus driver excellent driver. Head sets not optimal when walking around and on boat very difficult to hear
Lake Como is beautiful!
Katelynn_M, Jul 2022
Well, first off the bus driver and the tour guide were late, about 10 mins. Which was fine, but everyone was at the bus stop 20-10 minutes before departure. They also said the day before please be on time, which is fine but respectfully they should do the same. Personally I got very car sick from the bus. I get car sick easily but next time i would either stay in Lake como or get a driver because the roads are very tight and fast. The tour was ok, not my favorite. It was hard to pay attention since the tour was in two languages. Which i didnt really know at first. It was more that you couldn't remember what the tour guide said since the info was being talked about in a different language right after. The boat ride was nice but I wish the opening was bigger. There were a lot of people in the back trying to get pictures and I felt bad being so close to the people sitting but everyone wanted pictures in the actual opening of the boat. Lake como itself was BEAUTIFUL! I would def recommend coming if you are short on time and need transportation to Lake como and the three towns.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lake Como Belissimo!
Nancy_R, Jul 2022
It was hotter than Hades and the guide is not responsible for that. I would recommend a minimum age for participants. The bus and driver were very adequate. The guide did her best considering the blistering temperatures. Her history and restaurant recommendation were spot on. I would recommend this tour!
Great day tour
Nicole_H, Jul 2022
Great tour; Lake Como was beautiful. Very knowledgeable tour guide. Marked down to 4 stars only because headsets didn’t work consistently (so we missed a lot of what the guide was saying) and the AC on the bus broke on the ride back to Milan, which made the bus uncomfortably hot. Worthwhile overall.
Great day out
Siobhan_C, Jul 2022
Day trip was great, oleg our guide very helpful and knowledgeable, would recommend, sit on left hand side of bus behind driver fie best views out the windows while driving, wear good walking shoes
Absolutely beautiful day
Gary_W, Jul 2022
Our trip was beautifully planned and executed. The operator was slick, informative and great fun. Definitely the highlight of my italy holiday. I would Highly recommend Viator
Fantastic day well...
Debra_V, Jul 2022
Fantastic day well organised.Guide very nice and very informative. Lake Como was stunning as were the towns we visited
Would do this again!!
Michelle_C, Jul 2022
Perfect tour, perfect guide! The towns were beautiful, the tour guide was knowledgeable. Towns were very beautiful!!
Beautiful Day Trip and Lake Cruise
JuanJose_V, Jul 2022
Well worth the day trip to flavor Lake Como, key towns and the City of Como. The Lake Cruise was very pretty and enjoyable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful day in on a beautiful lake
Teodora_M, Jul 2022
What a beautiful day trip! I highly recommend this tour to anyone and everyone. The trip started with a bus ride to Lake Como where the tour guide started giving us interesting tid bits about the area, a small walking tour of the city of Como followed by some free time, a visit to the Villa Olmo waterfront, a beautiful ride along the Western coast of the lake (pro tip: sit on the right side of the bus for the better views), followed by a private boat ride on the lake where we were shown and told about a bunch of the beautiful villas there, the boat took us to the town of Bellagio, where we had free time to explore and have lunch. The boat then took us to the town of Varenna (my absolute favorite of the 3 towns) where we had free time. The only thing I wish was different was having more time in Varenna, as the town itself is very pretty and there are a couple of really gorgeous gardens you can visit.
1 traveler found this review helpful
It would have been better with friends
Vicki_D, Jul 2022
The views were amazing. The boat trip was fun. The food was really good. The guide did a great job of explaining things
Not enjoyable. Too big a group in a hot bus. Skip Varenna!
Wilson3rd2000, Jul 2022
This wasn’t a relaxing tour by any means. What a waste of the atmosphere. Too big a group to enjoy, too many demanding tourists (50 people). No way a guide could handle. We were in a small space (in a bus and a boat) for hours, unfortunately, many people were hogging the views at the highlight of the trip. (Tip: sit on the right side, be nice and switch with others sometime, don’t hog the view). The tour should also skip Varenna. It was a waste of our time (an hour of nothing new to add in an already long and hot 39 celsius day).
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hello. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy the tour. This is a very high season and this year more then ever. Lake Como is a top destination from Milan that's why so many people choose it for their tours. As you can see from most of the reviews, customers love this activities. Maybe next time you should consider to look for a private excursion. Kinfd regards
Great Trip
Armistead_B, Jul 2022
Great guide and experience. Being able to drive along all three sections of the lake was great. I look forward to going back to Lake Como.
Easiest way to see the lakes
Umbar_S, Jul 2022
I’m so glad I went on this tour - the logistics of visiting Como Bellagio and Varenna on my own without a car would’ve been too much hassle. The coach was comfy, there wasn’t too much walking around or rushing about - it was calm, chilled, and we cruised on a private boat which was really roomy and nice. Friendly guide Donnatella, nice info, well organised! Would recommend!
Lovely day on Lake Como
Carmen_C, Jul 2022
Really enjoyed Como and Bellagio didn’t think Varenna was worth a visit. Our guide Franco was excellent .
Beautiful
Maria_A, Jul 2022
The guide was excellent, the trip beautiful, good bus and a great experience. Definitely worth your while.
Wonderful!
Ana_T, Jul 2022
Everything was great. The trip is very well planned and the tour guides did a great job keeping the schedule. The bus driver was also wonderful. If you are thinking about booking the trip, you should definitely do it!
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