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LAKE COMO, BELLAGIO AND VARENNA

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Milan, Italy
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11 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more

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

Departure Point

Piazza Duomo - near taxi station
Central Station - Piazza IV Novembre, Hotel Excelsior Gallia corner

Return Details

Piazza Duomo - near taxi station
Central Station - Piazza IV Novembre, Hotel Excelsior Gallia corner
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
Visit to Lake Como
smazz58
, Jul 2019
This went beyond my dreams it was perfect and stunning . The tour in itself is well organized for a large group . Marcella is such a gifted person , spoke so many languages very personable so easy to make a connection . It was a well worth trip Im willing to do all over again
como tour
431richo
, Jul 2019
guide andre he was thoughtful and easy to understand-- major issue was the dual language tour we requested english yet we got english and spanish this made listening and engaging very difficult i I lost interest because i had to wait each time for both versions VERY BAD
NOT ENOUGH
ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ Δ
, Jul 2019
In June 2019 I took this tour. These are my remarks. 1) In Como we had little free time ( no more than 30 minutes) so we were not able to walk, explore the beauties of this city. 2) The visit to Varenna I think was useless. We spent there no more than half an hour, and did not get a lot of the village. 3) However in Bellagio, since we had 2 hours we had a good time, walkiing, talking pictures, enjoying the scenery. My opinion. The tour should focus in Como, Bellagio, reject Varenna. So the visitors will have more time in Como.
Interesting Day
LeaParent
, Jul 2019
We signed up for this tour as it was highly rated, and we only had one day to see the Lake Como Area. After arriving early for the 8 am departure, we were escorted to the bus. Spoiler: if you need that extra half hour for the 8:30 departure, it's the same tour. We were a bit surprised to find out that the tour is in both English AND Spanish, since when we signed up it said "English tour". Not that we have a problem with a different language, but it got a bit long listening in English, and then waiting for information to be repeated in Spanish. Our guide (Olig) was a champ, though - he put up with many pushy people (we're from the NYC area so that's saying something). I gave 3 stars because you get way too much free time in each place. In Lake Como we had 50 minutes of free time. Followed by a very slow boat ride, you have 2 hours of free time in Bellagio, and then another 40-45 minutes of free time in Varenna. We felt that this excursion could have had less free time, as the towns are small, and after about 30-40 minutes, you have seen it all. If you only have a day, this is a good tour to see three towns - just be ready for some very pushy folks on the tour!
Amazing tour.
Mr. Mario C
, Jul 2019
Pick up in Duomo and then by bus to Como. Visit Villa Olmo then Free time in Como town . Then a 45 minute drive along the western coast to Tremezzo where we boarded a private boat to Bellagio. Saw heaps of Villas and the surrounding mountains was breathtaking. Own time for lunch in Bellagio then boarded public ferry to Varenna, Rejoined the bus in Verenna and headed back to Milan. An accident on the road held up the traffic and we had an extra 2 and a half hours on the bus. A must tour to take. Excellent organisation but no control of the traffic.
Not recommended
Alison V
, Jul 2019
The destination deserves top marks but we regretted traveling on this tour. The tour description states a luxury bus - it was not! The seats were cramped and not maintained. My seatbelt didn’t work and the seat my husband had was broken and the handlebar on the back of the seat in front was only connected at one end.it was like being in cattle class on El Cheapo Airlines as they obviously tried to install as many seats as possible in the coach. If the passenger in front of you wants to put their seat back then you have the seat almost in your face. Vision is also obstructed because the seats are high back and too close. The tour description also leads one to expect English speaking tour. It is actually bilingual which doubles the time for the guide takes to get through what he wants to tell you. There also too much talk during the time in Como. So by the time we arrived at the Lake we were pretty disheartened and wished We’d taken the train to Como, ferried to Bellagio and Varenna then take a train back to Milan from there. Also we had very little time in the towns and too much time in Como taken up with having to listen to the guide. Not recommended sorry.
Totally worth the trip from Milan
Sandydi412
, Jul 2019
Did the day trip by bus from Milan.. totally worth it. The guide was great! Next time I would just do Como and Bellagio. Was sort of tired by the time we got to Verenna.
Great tour
njk50
, Jun 2019
our tour guide, oleg, hope that is spelled correctly, was very informative and pleasant. everything went without a hitch. great way to see como and surrounding areas. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Terrible to start with. Horrible to end with.
V-6489
, Jun 2019
We waited 10mins early at Duomo pick up point, then we saw a group of people walking away without any signs or instructions. When confirming with the tour office (AUTOSTRADALE VIAGGI SRL), the lady shouted at me and was very rude. We had to take taxi to Central station on our own. The tour guide Oleg was irresponsible, unreliable, and unpleasant. We missed the ferry from Bellagio and was supposed to catch up in Varenna. He said he will wait for us, but there was nobody, no information whatsoever. We took the train back to Milan by ourselves. This is the worst tour I have ever experienced. Very unfortunate because the places we went to were very beautiful.
Bus to Como, Bellagio, and Verenna
690albertr
, Jun 2019
Tour guide was knowledgeable about the area and the history. Went on too long about George Clooney. Tour was conducted in English and Spanish which I found distracting

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