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Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan

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Milano, Italy
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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.
  • 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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Cruise on the lake, explore by foot, and enjoy a seasonal trip to discover Lake Como’s charm.
Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Boat ride on Lake Como
Funicular ride to Brunate (Nov - March only)
Visit of Bellagio (Apr-Oct)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi, Largo Cairoli, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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, 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 the 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 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 a scenic 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
After your 1-hour coach journey from Milan, start your tour of Como visiting the historic center and enjoy some free time to get to know the town and shop in the many local boutiques.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lago di Como
Boat cruise on the Lake : - 1 hour from November to March -2 hours from April to October
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Funicolare Como-Brunate
Only during winter time ( from November to March)
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • From November 18th to November 23rd the funicolar of Brunate will be closed. We will operate the tour Como and Bellagio.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

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

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Do take the cable car - the view is worth it - but go as soon as you get to Bellagio to avoid the line-ups." See review
  • "Don’t ask for any assistance such as directions, taxis, etc." See review
  • "Be aware: the tour leaves Milan at 8.30am and doesn't arrive in Bellagio (which is where lunch is suggested) until after 2pm so to make the most of your visit to Bellagio buy something to eat on the boat." See review

Reviews

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Not Worthy the Money
Linet
, Feb 2020
Hello, The boat ride was short, the explanations was not so clear. as they kept switching from English to Italian. trip not worth 79 Euros.
star-5
Lake Como
Suzanne
, Feb 2020
Everything about this tour was great. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable and sociable. And what a lovely place to visit!
star-5
Beautiful Lake Como
Lynne_L
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour from start to finish. What a beautiful place to visit. The guide was superb and gave us lots of interesting information. Highly recommend this tour.
star-4
Good but not great
H_T
, Feb 2020
The toilet on the bus didn't work - there were no comfort breaks planned into the tour so this needs to be changed. Also audio quality very poor, seems to suffer from lack of signal transmitter strength as okay when in close range. Tour guide very helpful and informative. Boat trip and train ride was awesome.
star-2
English tour was also a Spanish tour!
Lynn_K
, Feb 2020
I was surprised to find our tour was both in English and Spanish. I would probably have picked a different tour had I known this. Both groups get shortchanged and only get about half of the commentary they would otherwise receive. Now that I have taken this tour, next time I will take the train from Milan to Lake Como and take the Lake Como ferry and funicular on my own. It will be much cheaper and I will have more flexibility with how I spend my time instead of being driven by the logistics of handling 50 people from one huge bus. The one big plus was the handing out of the Lake Como map. With this map, I could find all the sites I wanted to see in the limited time I had on my own.
star-4
Worth It
portizeto
, Feb 2020
The time in the city and the boat tour were wonderful. The lift to the top of the mountain had a long wait and the visibility was not very good. Sara the tour guide was very pleasant. Overall great day.
star-3
Good and fun
wadihm
, Jan 2020
Was good. Definitely in Summer would've been much better. But i recommend taking the Switzerland + Bellagio tour better than this one
star-5
EXCELLENT!!!
Expedition429050
, Jan 2020
Me and my 3 children had the greatest time in this tour, everything on time and well organized. It was my best birthday present. Love to walk in Como town and the cruise was just amazing. We'll love to do it again in another season.
star-5
Great Trip - try it
, Jan 2020
Great tour guide, Great visit to see and spend a day Great program we enjoyed our day to the max, little could in the winter, take care - but experience you have to go for
star-5
Great tour of Lake Como and Brunate
travelmania80
, Jan 2020
Our guide Inna was very good, clear and organized. We had a big group - a full bus - and she was able to keep the big group moving and on time. We explored the town of Como, took a boat ride on the lake, had a wonderful lunch, and took the funicular up to the village of Brunate which provided a beautiful aerial view of lake Como. I Overall good investment of time and money.

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