Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Guided Day Trip

Embark on a guided excursion from Milan to Lake Como and the towns of Bellagio and Varenna. Discover the region's history and enjoy the picturesque Italian scenery.
10 hrs
Group size up to 30 persons
Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Marvel at the stunning mountain scenery around Lake Como on a guided day tour from Milan. Marvel at the Mediterranean and Alpine scenery on a summer boat cruise to Bellagio Island and Varenna, or ride the steep cogwheel line to the mountainside town of Brunate in winter.

Begin your journey by bus and travel directly from Milan to Como. Join your guide on a walking tour to discover Como Cathedral and other historical gems. In summer, hop on a ferry along the lake and listen to a live commentary highlighting top villas, gardens, and other sites.

Disembark at Bellagio, regarded as one of the most beautiful and idyllic towns in the region, and enjoy 2 hours of free time. Relax and savor a regional meal at one of the local restaurants.

Board another ferry to the colorful Varenna. Stroll through the cobblestone corridors of this picturesque village and feel the charm of its tranquil streets.

Finally, board your bus back to Milan where you can sit back and take advantage of the onboard Wi-Fi to share your photos of the day’s unforgettable memories.

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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Free cancellation
Online Booking
Adult (Age 99 and younger)
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For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
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

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

Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi

How long your tour will be
10 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
4.9 out of 5
1013 reviews
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
4 months ago
Pietro P.
Our tour guide was the best, it felt like a VIP tour since we choose language Spanish and my partner and I were the only ones. Very normal pace and got to discover the beautiful views and history of Lake Como. Definitely recommend and will go again when we get the chance to visit.
4 months ago
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
4 months 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 t...
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Tiziana C.
The tour was conducted in both Spanish and English. The Spanish speaking guide spoke three times as much as our English speaking guide, so I felt we missed a great deal. Guide was not very good at giving directions. The lake and the places visited are amazing and I’m so glad that I was able to visit here; however, guides do make a difference and our guide was a disappointment.
4 months 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
4 months 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!
4 months 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.
4 months 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.
4 months ago
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