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Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan

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Take in the stunning scenery of world-famous Lake Como on this day trip from Milan, just a quick 1-hour drive away. Explore the fashionable lakeside town of Como, surrounded by snowcapped mountains and picturesque Mediterranean villas, and enjoy a breathtaking cruise along Lake Como. In the summer, dock at the enchanting village of Bellagio for free time to dine and shop; in the winter, take the funicular up to the town of Brunate for a sweeping panorama of the city and the lake below.
Highlights
  • See Lake Como’s best sights, tailored to the time of year
  • Enjoy time both with your guide and alone during free time while seeing Como
  • Included Lake Como cruise offers a water-side view with guide commentary
  • Visit Bellagio or Brunate, depending on the season
  • Transportation to and from Milan means travelers can focus on the scenery
What to Expect
Meet your guide and tour group in central Milan, at the Milan Visitor Center. There you’ll board your tour vehicle and leave the driving to someone else while you relax and take in the scenery. Your guide will take you on an itinerary tailored to the season so you can best experience what Lake Como has to offer. All food and drink is at your own expense. Spring/Summer Tour (April to October) Once in the town of Como, explore the town with your guide, including the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio and other highlights. Learn about the history and culture of the town and what makes Lake Como attractive to luxury travelers. Spend free time exploring the local boutiques and eateries before cruising Lake Como. Have your camera ready for snaps of the scenery—its picturesque towns with the Alps in the background—for which the lake is famous. Dock in the village of Bellagio, where you can explore independently, with suggestions from your guide. You’ll return on a boat ride to Cadenabbia, where your coach will conveniently meet you for the trip back to Milan. Fall/Winter Tour (November to March) After a scenic journey to Como, follow your guide for an in-depth tour of the city. Learn about its highlights and history, and take the funicular for the ride to Brunate. From one of the highest points overlooking Lake Como, take in views and snap panoramic photos. Explore Brunate on your own, using your guide’s suggestions. Next up is the Lake Como cruise, during which you can admire the shoreline and its lakeside villas. Your guide will point out Villa d'Este at Cernobbio, a hot spot for the rich and famous, surrounded by lush, manicured gardens. Back on shore, wander Como, grabbing a traditional Italian coffee or shopping for Italian souvenirs. Board the bus for the ride back to Milan, stopping at the impressive Basilica of Sant'Abbondio on the way. Regardless of the season, you’ll get dropped off at your original pickup location in Milan.
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Departure Point
Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi, Via Cusani, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Boat ride on Lake Como
  • Funicular ride to Brunate (Nov - March only)
  • Visit of Bellagio (Apr-Oct)
  • Entry/Admission - Lago di Como
  • Entry/Admission - Funicolare Como-Brunate
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Samantha (guide) and Alex (driver) were phenomenal!!! Our tour of Como was just long enough to allow us plenty of time to wander through the city. Be sure to visit the oldest bakery in Como, it was the best food we have eaten in all...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well organized tour with double decker bus. Guide was knowledgable and everything on tour flowed well. Free time in Como and Bellagio was enough. Sights on the lake were stunning

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The bus trip to Como seemed quite quick and it was good to have the time for coffee and a wander through San Fedele and Como before boarding the ferry for the boat trip. I enjoyed the boat trip and seeing the sights and taking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was comfortable and punctual, the tour guide was friendly but overall the timings were not great. The tour was okay but a large portion of the 10 hours was spent traveling and overall not that many sightseeing opportunities. It was almost 2 hour...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip from Milan to Como and Bellagio was east to arrange via public Transport. There was a long wait at Como to purchase the Ferry tickets. Get in early if you wish to book the express Ferry as these book out quick with the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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metana_flup
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I am not sure. But don’t use Zani vViaggi
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Brooksey15
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Response from Sweksha T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can do this tour completely by yourself..... Its very easy and feasible...We did it on our own ...You can take train to Como from Milano Cadorna, station name is Como Nord Lago..You can book from viator if you want... More
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