Como Lake

Como Lake

Visit the most romantic and scenic of the northern Italian lakes with this day-tour from Milan!

Old-world charm and stunning scenery!

Discover the favorite of all the Italian lakes – Lake Como and its “pearl” Bellagio (only during the summer months). Lined with stunning 19th century villas and scenery that will leave you breathless, Lake Como is undoubtedly the most romantic lake in northern Italy. Spend a relaxing day far from the metropolis Milan – and see for yourself why many romantic poets chose Lake Como as their inspiration!

 

Available as follows:

> April-October:

  • Every day at 8:30 am, in the following languages:
    • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: English only
    • Wednesday and Sunday: English and Spanish
    • Friday: English and Portuguese
    • Saturday: English and Spanish

> November-March:

  • Wednesday and Saturday at 9:00 am, only in English

 

Duration: 9 hours

Departure: Foro Bonaparte N. 76, corner Via Cusani, Milan

FREE for children under 4 years of age

Departure with minimum 4 persons, maximum 50.

 

Includes:

  • Full-day trip to Lake Como from Milan
  • Guided walking tour of Como
  • Shopping in Como
  • Panoramic Lake Cruise
  • Breathtaking views of the villas and gardens on the lake
  • Exploration of the enchanting Bellagio (summer only)
  • Funicular trip to Brunate for panoramic view of the lake (winter only)

Not included: Personal extras (such as food) and tips.

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • No penalties for bookings canceled at least 2 working days before date of tour.
  • 100% penalty for cancellation within 2 working days, no-show or late arrival on departure.

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Summer tour (April to October):

After your 1-hour bus journey from Milan, start your tour of Como by visiting the elegant historic center of this lakeside city. Enjoy some free time to get to know the town and shop in the many local boutiques.

Your tour continues with a 2-hour cruise on the lake. The lakeside villas are famous the world over (George Clooney and many other VIPs are homeowners here) - keep an eye out for Villa d'Este at Cernobbio, a luxurious hotel set in tropical gardens.

The neo-classical Villa Olmo is an imposing building on the lake shore. Once the summer residence of the aristocratic marquis Odescalchi, it is nowadays owned by the city of Como and open to visitors who enjoy the changing exhibitions and picturesque walks through its gardens.

Thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate, an abundance of exotic and rare plants thrive year round.

Your boat will dock at the town of Bellagio, undoubtedly the most famous resort on the lake – justly called the “Pearl of the Lake.” It is situated on the tip of the promontory dividing the lake into the two branches of Como and Lecco. Thanks to this particular location, there is an extraordinary variety of panoramas with views ranging across the lake in every direction. Bellagio is also famous for the wonderful villas, with their parks and beautiful gardens in Italian or English style. Spend some time at your leisure here before your cruise continues to Cadenabbia and then to your bus for the journey back to Milan.

 

Winter tour (November to March):

After your 1-hour bus journey from Milan, start your guided walking tour of Como with a visit to the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio, an ancient basilica in Romanesque style that was consecrated in 1095 AD.

Your tour continues on a 1-hour cruise on the lake. The lakeside villas are famous the world over (George Clooney and many other VIPs are homeowners here) - keep an eye out for Villa d'Este at Cernobbio, a luxurious hotel set in tropical gardens.

The neo-classical Villa Olmo is an imposing building on the lake shore. Once the summer residence of the aristocratic marquis Odescalchi, it is nowadays owned by the city of Como and open to visitors who enjoy the changing exhibitions and picturesque walks through its gardens.

In the afternoon, a steep ride on the funicular railway from Como to the town of Brunate awaits you. Brunate enjoys a breathtaking view of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy a stroll around town and stop for a coffee or gelato.

On your return to Como, continue into the historic center. Como is a city easy to explore on foot. The historic center, between the old medieval walls is full of delightful corners, monuments, and shops. The textile industry, and silk in particular led Como to national and international reputation. Today Como is a dynamic business city while preserving its old-world charm and character. Enjoy some free time to get to know the town and shop in the many local boutiques before going back to Milan by bus.

 

Price per person: € 89.00

FREE for children up to 4 years of age.

 

Includes:

  • Full-day trip to Lake Como from Milan
  • Guided walking tour of Como
  • Shopping in Como
  • Panoramic Lake Cruise
  • Breathtaking views of the villas and gardens on the lake
  • Exploration of the enchanting Bellagio (summer only)
  • Funicular trip to Brunate for panoramic view of the lake (winter only)

Not included: Personal extras (such as food) and tips.

 

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