• 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

Kathryn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This trip was excellent. We were given plenty of time in Como to wander and have lunch. We found a good, cosy, atmospheric bar for lunch, called Viola Bacco on Via Emanuel, very good price and great beer. The boat trip was wonderful, we sat on the top for good views, even if cold, but it was worth it. Yes, an amazing day out and very well organised.

Sylvia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great trip and tour

Sylvia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Awesome recommend tour.

ellen.atoz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Amazing

Gab

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour not too long.

Vernon T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We enjoyed TWO Viator excursions while in Milan this spring March 2018. Both were well organized and brought to life by excellent guides who knew their subjects exceedingly well!! On our second day in Milan we took the morning Culture Tour which brought us to some of the most splendid sights of the city. Later in the week our foursome my wife, my sister and her husband, and I had a great time on the Lake Como excursion. Though it was a bit wet and foggy that day, we had a marvelous experience all 'round.

Jaime.gearhart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A fun day trip from Milano. Guides were excellent and a great way to get an overview of the lake and see unbelievable homes. It was raining when we started, but there’s a large covered section on the boat which provided warmth and shelter. Lunch on the boat was ok - instead get food before boarding.

Kathy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Relaxing day trip started with bus ride to Como. Short walking tour and tram car ride up mountain provided amazing views.
You then have several hours to shop (local silk), explore and have lunch (“Lago” amazing
risotto/perch dish!) Finally, 1 Hour Boat Trip on lake prior to bus trip back to Milan!

Brennda G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

It was beautiful and enjoy the day.

Tabbyslick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great walking tour of the city of Como and Brunate after a funicular ride. We had 3 hrs of free time so we walked to the Volta Lighthouse to see the panoramic view of the lake below with plenty of time to walk around Como for lunch and shopping. Unfortunately we went on a Monday so many of the mom and pop shops were closed. Still had plenty open for souvenirs. Back to Milan by 5:30pm.

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