Day trip to enchanting lake Como

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

(16 reviews)

  • Private &

  • 10 hours

  • From
    €100.50  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Boat / Ferry

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

At enchanting Lake Como, renowned for its dramatic scenery, idyllic gardens and palatial villas, you’ll spend a glorious day living like the rich and famous. You could take the funicular railway up to hilltop Brunate for incredible lake views, or stroll the romantic streets of Bellagio below balconies covered in bougainvillea, stopping at Enoteca la Principessa for a wine tasting. Admire the iconic Villa Carlotta across the lake before sailing to the tiny village of Varenna, where you could step into the medieval Church of Saint George, see the milky white water of the Fiumelatte (the shortest river in Italy) or relax on the terrace of Il Molo, Varenna’s best-loved aperitivo spot, for a refreshing spritz and Italian delicacies.

Where you’ll go

With a local host, you’ll board the train from Milan to picturesque Lake Como at the foothills of the Alps – a playground for aristocrats and the fabulously wealthy since Roman times. You’ll walk in the footsteps of George Clooney and Madonna as you board a 45-minute ferry to historic Bellagio, the old town dotted with opulent lakeside villas and elaborate gardens. Its cobbled main road, via Giuseppe Garibaldi, is the perfect place to browse tiny boutiques and sit down for a glass of wine or an espresso before taking the ferry north to peaceful Varenna, home to lush hiking trails, botanical gardens and “Lover’s Walk” – a storybook alley at the ferry terminal where you could grab an artisanal bite before sailing back to the train station.

  • Take the train with your helpful host, who will organize tickets from Milan to Lake Como

  • Explore the historic city of Como, and take the ferry between the picturesque villages of Varenna and Bellagio

  • Enjoy a bite at a spot recommended by your host where you can indulge in the region’s famous dishes (and a drink or two)

  • See several of the town’s famous villas and historic architecture

  • Let your local host give you tips and recommendations for the rest of your trip

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 10 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)

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Reviews for this experience

Nice day with our guide Marco

The lake is beautiful and we learned more about Milan and the famous Lake Como. Our guide gave us a wonderful day well adapted to our situation. All our expectations have been met. Journée très agréable, sûrement la plus belle de nos vacances. Guide très gentil et très intéressant.

September 2019

Reviewed by Lyne M , hosted by Marco Michele

Fabulous day

Fabulous day with our guide Marco Michel. The Como lake is beautiful Quiet and paceful day! To do absolutely. Fabuleuse journée avec notre guide Marco Michel, qui nous en a appris beaucoup sur cette superbe région. Journée calme et paisible. A faire à tout prix!

September 2019

Reviewed by Lyne M , hosted by Marco Michele

A day at Como with our wonderful guide Marco

Marco was brilliant. Great company very knowledgeable and made the experience so much better than if we were on our own.

September 2019

Reviewed by Richard F , hosted by Marco Michele

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