Day Trip To Enchanting Lake Como

Neoclassical villas, the azure waters of Lake Como and la dolce vita in the shade of the Alps.

(11 reviews)

  • Private &

  • 8 hours

  • From
    €95.50  EUR per person based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Boat / Ferry

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

You’ll join one of our local Milan hosts and enjoy a day out of the city together, relaxing in the paradise of Lake Como (although you don’t have to actually be in the lake if you don’t want to).

Between the dramatic foothills of the Alps and the tranquil waters of the lake, the area is home to an enchanting collection of small hamlets and towns, sprinkled with Neoclassical villas, rustic homes and Renaissance architecture which will have you dreaming of moving here.

You could wander through the historic centre of Como then hop back on the train and head to Varenna, a charming town on the east of the lake where you can soak up la dolce vita, wandering along cobbled streets and enjoying the spectacular views of the lake from its shores.

Watch the crystal clear waters slipping between turquoise and azure blues as you glide along the lake on a cruise, or if you’re here in summer (you lucky thing), let your host take you to a relaxing spot where you can take a dip in the lake.

You’ll be lulled into a blissful coma by the romantic architecture and medieval porticoes - or maybe it’s a food coma from the delicious Milanese delicacies you’ll eat - before the day is done.

Experience highlights

  • Take the train with your host who will organise tickets from Milan to Lake Como - no one likes figuring out train timetables when they’re on holiday

  • Explore the historic city of Como, and see the 11th century Basilica of Sant'Abbondio

  • In summer, take the ferry between the picturesque villages of Varenna, Menaggio and Bellagio

  • Enjoy a cruise around the lake where you can see the colorful villages and elegant villas from another angle, and even take a refreshing dip in the lake

  • Enjoy lunch at a local spot recommended by your host where you can indulge in the region’s famous dishes, and perhaps sip a glass of wine or two

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 8 hours with a host
  • Transportation cost to and from Como, which takes around 1 hour by fast train
  • A ferry ride between small picturesque towns in summer months
  • Walking experience ( other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Additional transport costs
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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  • The fun bit

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Reviews for this experience


5 average | 1 reviews

July 2019

Day Trip to Lake Como

First of all, thank you for assigning Gaetano for our one day tour around Lake Como. Gaetano is very punctual and easy going. He’s very friendly and we did learn a lot about Lake Como from him. Although our trip went over time, he didn’t rush it at all and we felt that he also enjoying the trip himself. Overall we had a good time and we certainly will use your company again in our future trips to Italy

Review by Carol L


5 average | 11 reviews

June 2019

Friendly & Knowledgeable

Gregory was the perfect host for our recent trip to Lake Como, Italy. He was very accommodating meeting us at our Milan hotel to start and end our trip. He took care of all the logistics (bought our train & ferry tickets), and had the best suggestions for lunch in Bellagio & gelato in Verenna. He fit in so well with our family including our teenage daughter & recent college graduate son. Our day with Gregory was certainly one of the highlights of our entire trip. Thanks Gregory & thanks City Unscripted!!

Review by Brenda A


5 average | 4 reviews

May 2019

Lake Como

Our trip to Lake Como with our guide, Serghei, was wonderful. He was a young man and very respectful. I had sustained an injury to my foot that made my walking ability, slow at best. Serghei made sure I got to stop and rest along the way. We enjoyed his company. The ferry ride took 2 hours and offered beautiful scenery. We enjoyed a lovely lunch together and a gelato stop at the end of our 8 hour tour. I recommend a Lake Como visit.

Review by Elizabeth B

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