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Lake Como and Bellagio - Tour from Milan66 Reviews

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  • Where: Milan, Italy
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Why book this tour
  • Idyllic Lake Como combines the beauty of the Alps with the charm of the Italian lakes
  • Our tour includes a boat trip to Bellagio
  • Round trip transport from Milan is included
  • Tour information
  • Activity schedule
  • Itinerary

Experience the dramatic beauty of the Italian Lakes on this day tour from Milan.

You will visit Lake Como which is the most scenic of the three Italian lakes.

All the towns that lie on the banks of Lake Como enjoy breathtaking scenery of the Alps and the aqua-blue waters of Lake Como. You will see wonderful old villas and gardens with plenty of flowers and exotic plants. Como gained world fame in the 20th century thanks to the novel ‘The Betrothed’, by Alessandro Manzoni, set on the Lecco branch of the Lake.

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When does it run?

01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Wednesday & Saturday

Duration

9 hours

Start time

01 Apr - 31 Oct: 0830h (08:30am)
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 0900h (09:00am)

Meeting point

The tour departs from Foro Bonaparte 76, 20121 (MM1 Cairoli), Milan. It is 100 meters away from Cairoli train station.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

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Ending point

The tour returns to the starting point

  • Tour information
  • Activity schedule
  • Itinerary

The tour starts from Foro Bonaparte 76 (MM1 Cairoli) in Milan. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will be taken on a coach tour to Lake Como. With a surface of 146 square metres, Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. Its peculiar shape, an upturned Y, is due to its three branches: Colico, the northern branch, Lecco, the south east branch and Como, the south west branch.

Summer Itinerary:
Take a tour of the Como city centre and admire its beautiful old villas and learn about the history of Lombardy. The sites worth visiting are: silk museum, civic museum and Alessandro Volta museum.

Take a boat cruise on Lake Como (approximately 2 hours) to Bellagio, a commune in the province of Como. Perched at the tip of the peninsula separating the lake’s two southern arms, it is possible to get a view of the Alps across the lake. Here you will have free time to enjoy lunch. Transfer by boat from Bellagio to Cadenabbia.

From Como, you will be transferred back to Milan.

Winter Itinerary:
Take a tour of the Como city centre and admire its beautiful old villas and learn about the history of Lombardy. The sites worth visiting are: silk museum, civic museum and Alessandro Volta museum. Here, visit the historic city centre and take a cable car ride to Brunate. Here you can enjoy lunch with a million dollar view.

After lunch, return to Como and on your cruise, admire the lakeside villas. Keep an eye out for Villa d'Este at Cernobbio, a luxurious hotel set amidst tropical gardens. The mild Mediterranean climate ensures that an abundance of exotic and rare plants thrive all year round.

Once back in Como, visit the Romanesque Sant'Abbondio church and Villa Olmo or enjoy free time shopping in many of the fashionable stores.

From Como, you will be transferred back in a coach to Milan.

Customer reviews
Teresa Gonzalez

This was one of the best tours we took in Italy. The tour was well organized...not too large either. Lake Como is breathtaking. We stopped for lunch and enjoyed the people and views. Our tour director was awesome giving details on everything we saw. I would highly recommend Zani Viaggi and the Lake Como tour.

Miss S R Downing

Our tour guide was fantastic, keeping us fully informed from start to finish, a brilliantly organised tour well worth the money We had time to look around Como & plenty of time in Bellagio, which is by far the most stunning place I have ever visited. The ferry on lake Como was a lovely leisurely pace, giving us time to soak in scenery. I would definitely go back here in a heartbeat

Ann Andreson

A pleasurable experience from the safe and reliable bus driver to the delightful and informative tour guide. My daughter and I were on a trip of a lifetime through Europe and our tour of Lake Como was definitely one of the highlights. The ferry boat ride offered incredible views of the emerald green lake, and the colorful lakeside homes enveloped by the surrounding highlands. Enjoyed the quality artisan shops along the cobblestone pathways of the beautiful town of Bellagio.

Annette Brask-Nielsen

Views. boat. tour guide all fabulous . very well organised and relaxed. Belliago breath taking lovely trip unforgettable ..

Nathan Demellis

Amazing tour of lake como town and lake also bellagio was awesome. Plenty of free time to shop walk or just chill out with a brilliant view.. This place make anyone feel like a millionaire.. A must do in your life time.

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Inclusions
  • Transportation in a coach
  • Bi-lingual Tour escort
  • Boat cruise ticket (In Summer Only to/from Bellagio)
  • Mini-cruise (In Winter Only to/from Torno)
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  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Meals
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  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
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Please note

  • Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
  • Carry your isango! voucher on the tour.
  • Please provide date of birth of child on the booking.
  • From 01st April - 31st October 2014: Everyday with a bi-lingual guide with the following schedule:
  • Monday: English and German
  • Tuesday: English only
  • Wednesday: English and Spanish
  • Thursday: English only
  • Friday: English and Portuguese
  • Saturday: English only
  • Sunday: English and Spanish

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  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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