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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.
01 Apr- 31 Oct: Daily
01 Nov 18- 31 Mar 19: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
Approx. 10 hoursStart time
01 Apr- 31 Oct: 8:30 am
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 9:00 am
The tour departs from Milan Visitor Center: Largo Cairoli / via Cusani, Milan, MM1 Cairoli.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour returns to the starting point
The tour is 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.
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 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 cruise from Bellagio to Cadenabbia.
From Como, you will be transferred back to Milan.
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.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.
Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher. The tour will operate with a bi-lingual guide speaking the following languages:
April - October:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: English Only
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: English & Spanish
Friday: English & Portuguese
November - March:
Monday & Saturday: English Only
Wednesday: English & Spanish
Lake Como tour in winter is offered in English only from Mon to Sat except Wednesday when it will be English and Spanish.
Funicular ride to brunate will be closed in March 2019 (6, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23) due to annual maintenance schedule. Therefore, to compensate this you will be provided cruise to Bellagio.
really nice, and very good TOUR guide..........Fernando leiva, United States, 01/Aug/2017
Excellent tour with an excellent guide....Eugene Kaulius, Canada, 07/Jun/2017
We had a great tour guide who was very knowledgable and gave some helpful recommendations and insights to the towns we visited. There was the option of a short walking tour...Susan Pearson, United Kingdom, 16/Oct/2016
No problem with purchase and all information given was accurate and accepted when we found the meeting point. Details were helpful to locate meeting point. I confirmed via email day before that we would be coming and received a friendly email response.