Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Guided Day Trip

Admire breathtaking Italian landscapes on this guided tour from Milan to Lake Como,Ballagand Town, and Varenna. Learn about local history and the extremely deep and fabulously beautiful lakes that are loved by the original Italians and numerous guests of the country.
12 hours
Group size up to 30 persons
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What is included in activity
Tour guide
Transport in an air-conditioned bus with WiFi
Ferry rides to Varenna, Bellagio, and Como (in summer)
Guided walking tour of Como
Live commentary during ferry rides (in summer)
Headsets for listening enhancement
Free time in Bellagio, Varenna, and Como (in summer)
What is not included
Food and drinks

Relax and enjoy exciting mountain views near Lake Como, and listen to your guide to learn about the history of these amazing places. You will not remain indifferent to the Mediterranean and Alpine scenery on a summer boat cruise to Bellagio Island and Varenna, and you will remember this trip for a long time. As for winter entertainment, here you can ride the steep cogwheel line to the mountainside town of Brunate.

Start your adventure from Milan or Como by bus. You will head on a walking tour with your guide and explore Como Cathedral and other important historical monuments. Hop on a ferry along the lake and admire the top villas, gardens, and other sites.

You will see Bellagio, one of the most beautiful and picturesque towns in the region, which is abundant with amazing lakes, magnificent scenery, and a rich cultural heritage. You have two hours of free time to discover the local area. Also, taste gourmet meals at one of the restaurants here.

On the other ferry, you will get to the magnificent city of Varenna. Feel the charm of this cozy place. Walk through the cobblestone corridors of this nice village and revel in the peace and quiet.

After this wonderful adventure, you can relax on the way back to Milan on the comfortable bus with included Wi-Fi and share with friends your photos of the unforgettable day.

Important information:

• From November 1st until March 31st this tour will follow the winter itinerary as lake cruises will not operate

• Walking tour and ferry commentaries will be monolingual in the chosen language, however, the information given during the drives will be provided in multiple languages

• Buses have a capacity of up to 50 passengers. While single-language group tours contain a maximum of 25 guests, two or more groups may share the same bus

• This tour uses a public ferry

• During summer and weekends, the ferry can be very crowded and seats are not guaranteed

• In peak season Como, Bellagio, and Varenna can be very crowded

• The ferry ride may last up to 2 hours

What to bring:

• Comfortable shoes

• Sunglasses

• Sun hat

• Camera

• Sunscreen

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Children (Age 4-11)
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Infant (Age 3 and younger)
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What places you will see

• Lake Como
• Varenna
• Bellagio

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Foro Buonaparte, 10, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

How long your tour will be
12 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
4.9 out of 5
1013 reviews
Degna R.
Very little time in bellagio considering that you have to eat The explanations of the guide during the two-hour cruise very concise with what ends up being a bit boring I suggest that being such short times for the visit in each place you should include the visit with a guide to really take advantage of the tour
6 days ago
Enrica S.
It was very well organized and convenient especially being with young children. We've seen a lot in a day. The boat trip was magnificent as we enjoyed views from the Lake Como, while we also visited Bellagio & Varenna. No wifi was on board the bus not as promoted. The english language was very poorly translated but the guide did her very best to try and explain. It was a great day.
14 days ago
Elimena F.
This was a fantastic trip! The tour was done in Spanish, French and English but was managed well by the 2 guides. Brilliant facts throughout and you are able to visit some lovely places. My only recommendation would be to stay near the guide on the boat as the radio signal is broken if you’re too far away and you miss some information.
15 days ago
Ilenia F.
A well organised trip, from pick up to back to Milan. Thoroughly enjoyed the boat trip on Lake Como with the commentary, although at times could not hear the Rep. She would seek us out and explain the sights, so we didn't feel we missed out. Walking tour in Como was very useful for getting your bearings. Definitely would return to Como. Bellagio was beautiful, had a great meal here. A trip that i would recommend
15 days ago
Desiderata P.
We loved this tour. Its a great way to visit outside of milan for the day and it was gorgeous weather when we went. The tour guide (i didnt catch his name) was very nice, gave us recommendations on what to do, and was overall very organized. My favourite part was verenna, which was so beautiful and definitely a must on your trip to lake como. I wish we had more time to see bellagio but we had to get linch and we didnt have enough time to sight see, so if I could change anything I would make the time longer at both this destinations (but i realize the tour guides have lives outside of this so it was okay). Overall, worth it! :)
17 days ago
Birino M.
Cool!!! It is a beautiful excursion! Everything has been very well organized, which has meant that the time has already been used very well. It has been perfect. And our guide, Angelo, has been magnificent: super attentive, with very good explanations and a great professional. The same the driver, Luciano. Great driver and great person!! a hug to both of you from Spain
19 days ago
Pantaleo C.
The guides were extremely helpful! They made getting onto the ferries very easy, skipping the line was nice. English can be improved as there was more facts said in spanish. Unfortunately, the bud has no wifi. The areas visited are 100% worth it. I calculated doing this itinerary myself which would of saved $$ but the timing was much much better to do this tour. Worked out great!
20 days ago
Elimena L.
The tour which lasted for about 12 hours was well organized and had a lot of new areas in a comfortable bus. The tour advisors were very cooperative and utilized the time perfectly to let us enjoying all the time and cover a lot of amazing areas as the time was helping. The tour had covered different locations including lake como , belaguo and varena which was the best among all of them.
20 days ago
Pellegrino B.
This was an excellent trip! Como, Bellagio and Varenna are all so beautiful, they're well worth a visit for the stunning scenery. The tour was very well organised and the guides gave interesting information, as well as practical information on the best way to find toilets, when there would be chance to eat etc. There was 1-1.5 hours free time in each location, so enough to see the main views but not to explore each town fully. The boat ride from Como to Bellagio is 2 hours. The view is beautiful, I'd recommend standing at the back of the boat rather than sitting to make the most of the view (if you're OK with standing for that long!) Its a long day and quite tiring, and a whistle-stop tour of each town, but I thoroughly enjoyed it! I was glad I did this tour with Varenna included as well as its very pretty. Overall this is a great trip that really made my holiday, and well worth doing if you're in Milan!
about 1 month ago
Rita T.
Honestly this tour offers so much for this price! You get a walking tour of Como, 2 bus rides (going and coming back on a different route), 2 beautiful boat rides as well and guidance and explanations from the tour guides every step of the way. The guides were friendly and gave good explanations. I recommend this tour!
about 1 month ago
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