• Location: Milan, Italy
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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. 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

Jan M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Wouldnt miss it!

Marina4kids

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Fantastic! Don’t miss this one. Well worth it.

syeung88

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Very informative
Cruise on the lake was very pleasant
Guide pointed out very interesting details of the beautiful villas.
Would like to come back again

Iwan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A thoroughly enjoyable day trip from Milan. The guide made every effort to point out key landmarks and sites of historical interest.
The time allocated to look around the centre of Como and Cathedral was more than adequate and the boat trip and lunch stop at Bellagio made the day memorable. The trip was very good value for money and highly recommend.

Romika W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Breathtaking views and lots of time on the water. In Como the historical sites were amazing and the village was easy on foot. I ate in a restaurant by the water's edge and had some of the best pasta in my life. Would do it again in a heartbeat!

Cindy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this day trip. Booked it at the last minute, and was so glad I did. Serena and Andrew were our guides.

Rami A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

You must do this tour! it's absolutely amazing. the mountain views lunch there was absolutely breathtaking. we went on a good day. The boat tour will have you drooling. It's like out of a storybook. You have to do this tour! Especially in sunny weather.

jbwhite

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fantastic day! It was a large group, but our guide kept us on track and on time. The views from Brunate were spectacular and a must see! What a beautiful place though, well worth the trip. The Italian music on the bus was a nice touch.

Charles L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A great day trip! Well organized with beautiful view from the water on Lake Como. Good amount of time at each location and great info on the tour!

Angela M D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The tour was fantastic !!! It started on time, the bus very comfortable. The guide's explanation was clear, allowing me to easily locate myself in Como and Bellagio.
The lake is beautiful. The time was enough to walk around Como and Bellagio, have lunch, enjoy a delicious ice cream and buy some souvenirs.
I recommend doing this tour !!!

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