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Lake Como, Bellagio and Varenna: Full-Day Tour from Milan

1. Lake Como, Bellagio and Varenna: Full-Day Tour from Milan

Enjoy a memorable full-day trip by luxury coach to Lake Como, world famous for its beautiful villas and gardens. You’ll have a chance to admire the 3 branches of the lake, each with different landscapes. Stop in the town of Como for a walking tour of the city center and a visit to the neoclassical Villa Olmo and its lovely Italian garden. Next, take a relaxing cruise on the lake by private boat, and enjoy the spectacular views. Visit the colorful villages of Bellagio and Varenna. Take a walk along narrow cobblestoned streets and enjoy the charming surroundings.

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From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

2. From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

Lake Como is the third-largest lake in Italy and is known for its incredible Mediterranean and Alpine scenery, as well as being a favorite locale among Hollywood stars. This day tour from Milan will show you the beauty and majesty of this Italian resort. Along the shores, from Cernobbio to Gravedona and Bellagio, see wonderful villas and gardens with plenty of flowers, as well as exotic and rare plants. In Como, visit the center of the city with your guide, and explore the picturesque streets, beautiful architecture, and stunning views. Enjoy a funicular ride to Brunate village in the wintertime or head out onto the lake for a 2–hour panoramic boat cruise to Bellagio Island in the summer, undoubtedly the most famous resort on the lake. Situated where Lake Como divides into 2 branches, Como and Lecco, Bellagio offers amazing panoramas. Bellagio itself is famous for its wonderful villas, with parks, and beautiful Italian and English gardens. Summer Tour Itinerary (April to October): • Como’s historic center • 2-hour lake cruise • Stop at the town of Bellagio • Return by coach to Milan Winter Tour Itinerary (November to March): • 1-hour lake cruise • Funicular ride to Brunate • Como's historic center • Return by coach to Milan

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Milan: Cinque Terre Full-Day Guided Trip With Cruise

3. Milan: Cinque Terre Full-Day Guided Trip With Cruise

Explore the Cinque Terre, one of Italy's most scenic landscapes, on a guided day trip from Milan by van. See the "Five Lands" (translation of "Cinque Terre") from different perspectives from a boat and a train. These five enchanting medieval villages cling to the coast, offering a breathtaking sight of the sea and are now part of a national park listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. After leaving Milan by coach, arrive in Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the Cinque Terre's five villages. Take your time exploring this small fisherman town, before boarding a boat for a trip to Vernazza to visit this nice village. It is one of the five towns (Cinque Terre) that makes up the Cinque Terre region. With no car traffic it remains one of the truest "fishing villages" on the Italian Riviera. Restaurants, bars, and accommodation all have an endearingly homespun air about them. From Monterosso, start the final leg of your journey: a 1.5-hour boat cruise, where you can admire the stunning views of the Cinque Terre and the delightful village of Portovenere from the sea. Arrive at La Spezia where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Milan.

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Venice: Full-Day Trip from Milan with Guided City Tour

4. Venice: Full-Day Trip from Milan with Guided City Tour

Venice is often referred to as the world’s most romantic city. On this full-day trip from Milan you’ll have a chance to experience why this is so. Enjoy a guided tour of this enchanting city and a boat ride on the lagoon. Due to its unique location on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, Venice has been an important commercial city for centuries. Governed by the doges, the historic rulers of Venice, it became one of the wealthiest republics in Europe, and its buildings were constructed representing many different architectural styles. The splendor of its appearance earned Venice the name La Serenissima, meaning the most serene of all the republics. Venice comprises over a hundred small islands that are scattered across a large lagoon. The main island was built around majestic St. Mark's Square. First, you’ll go on a boat trip on the lagoon to see the various islands and then you’ll take a 2-hour guided walking tour to visit the most important sights of the city, such as St. Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace. After lunch you’ll have some free time to explore the city by yourself. Visit museums or stop to buy some souvenirs or gifts before your return trip to Milan.

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Lake Como and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

5. Lake Como and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

Depart Milan on an air-conditioned coach and after just one hour arrive in Como. Visit the historic center and enjoy some free time to explore the Old Town, shop in the local boutiques, and have a boat cruise of one hour. Admire the lakeside villas and the majestic mountain scenery before crossing the Swiss border. Arrive in Lugano to discover the most elegant and popular spots in the city. With your guide, explore the pedestrianized center. See Via Nassa, which was formerly where the women of the city weaved the nets for fishermen and is now a sophisticated shopping street. Visit the shoreside Casinò Lugano. Enjoy views to soaring mountain peaks, green meadows, and glistening blue water: a perfect Alpine scene.

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From Milan: Interlaken & Swiss Alps Day Trip

6. From Milan: Interlaken & Swiss Alps Day Trip

Depart Milan on a high-speed train for the town of Domodossola, the last Italian frontier before the Swiss border. Here, you will begin your adventure on the “Green Train of the Alps.” The train will take you on a journey through the Simplon pass, one of the most beautiful crossings in Switzerland. Cutting between the Alps, your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will introduce you to the secrets of mountains and the valleys as they appear before your eyes. After around 2-hours of breathtaking panoramas, you will arrive in Spiez, on the shores of Lake Thun. Here, you will stop for lunch (not included), before departing on your cruise to Interlaken on a state of the art steamboat. Whilst crossing the lake, take a moment to snap some pictures of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, 3 famous mountains whose recognizable shapes are reflected in the light blue water of the lake. Once in the Interlaken, enjoy time to explore the picturesque architecture or take a walk around the shore, where you will be able to marvel at the hang gliders peacefully soaring over the snow capped Alps in the distance. Aside from the beautiful views, don’t forget to try some of the world’s finest Swiss chocolate at the one of the many local specialty chocolatiers that dot the town. In the late afternoon, take a train back to Domodossola before returning to Milan on an air-conditioned coach.

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From Como: Lake Como Sightseeing Tour

7. From Como: Lake Como Sightseeing Tour

Lake Como is the third-largest lake in Italy and is known for its incredible Mediterranean and Alpine scenery, as well as being a favorite locale among Hollywood's stars. This day tour will show you the beauty and majesty of the Italian resort. Along the shores, especially from Cernobbio to Gravedona and Bellagio, you will see wonderful villas and gardens with plenty of flowers, as well as exotic and rare plants. In Como, visit the center of the city with your guide and explore the picturesque streets, beautiful architecture, and stunning views. During the summer, visit Como's historic center, head out onto the lake for a 2-hour panoramic boat cruise to Bellagio Island and then explore the town of Bellagio. Situated where Lake Como divides into 2 branches, Como and Lecco, Bellagio offers amazing panoramas. Bellagio itself is famous for its wonderful villas, with parks, and beautiful Italian and English gardens. During the winter time, from November to March, enjoy a 1-hour lake cruise, experience a funicular ride to Brunate village and explore Como's historic center. Summer tour itinerary (April to October): • Como’s historic center • 2-hour lake cruise • Stop at the town of Bellagio Winter tour itinerary (November to March): • 1-hour lake cruise • Funicular ride to Brunate • Como's historic center

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Lake Como: Cruise and Landscapes Experience from Milan

8. Lake Como: Cruise and Landscapes Experience from Milan

Explore one of the most picturesque regions of northern Italy on a full-day sightseeing tour to the celebrities’ favorite destination of Lake Como. During the bus ride out from Milan, informative commentary will be given on the historical landmarks and the spectacular landscape along the way. Upon arrival in Como, take a walking tour of the scenic town center, where nature, art and local traditions collide. Learn about the many great poets and writers who have been enchanted and inspired by the beauty of Como’s villas, gardens and fairytale atmosphere. Next, climb aboard a boat for a cruise up the lake to Bellagio, known as the “Pearl of the Lake” by those in the know. Lunch is available to purchase on board. fter, head to the Sanctuary of Madonna del Ghisallo, the patron saint of cyclists. This is one of the most famous places for cycling enthusiasts and a destination for thousands of sportsmen from all over the world. Inside the church, you will be able to admire keepsakes, iconic jerseys and bicycles of the most loved cyclists in the world including Coppi, Bartali, Merckx, Motta, Pantani!

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From Milan: Como, Lugano and Bellagio Full-Day Tour

9. From Milan: Como, Lugano and Bellagio Full-Day Tour

Immerse yourself in the best of Swiss and Italian culture on this full-day tour. Departing from Milan, enjoy an informative commentary on the historical landmarks and the spectacular landscape along the way. Your first stop will be the picturesque and ever-popular city of Como. Once off the bus, enjoy a walking tour of the city and reach the gothic cathedral, accompanied by a professional tour guide who will help you to discover the art and history of this charming city. Afterward,  head to the Swiss town of Lugano where you will have some free time to visit the city center, taste some Swiss Chocolate and have lunch. After lunch, head to the small village of Cadenabbia, where both Queen Victoria of England and Zar Nicholas of Russia were frequent visitors. From there, take a panoramic cruise to reach Bellagio, also known as the “Pearl of Lake Como”. Enjoy some free time to soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this idyllic and relaxing place before continuing to the Sanctuary of Madonna del Ghisallo, the patron saint of cyclists. Inside the church, admire keepsakes, iconic jerseys, and bicycles from the world's most beloved cyclists including Coppi, Bartali, Merckx, Motta, and Pantani.

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From Milan: Lake Como Cruise with Village Walking Tours

10. From Milan: Lake Como Cruise with Village Walking Tours

Leave the hustle and bustle of Milan behind you on a stunning journey to Lake Como and Lake Lugano. Sit back and relax on a tranquil boat cruise, explore charming lakeside villages with your licensed guide, and make your way into Switzerland all in one day. After your picturesque bus ride from Milan, hop on your boat and make your way to Varenna, a small fishing village. Varenna is located on the eastern side of Lake Como and from its shores you can clearly admire the cape of Bellagio — one of the most beautiful towns on the lake. In Varenna, follow your guide on a stroll to discover and experience all this town has to offer. Marvel at the famous red fenced promenade, the Walk of Lovers, with its steep alleys and charming corners, the mountain views, and the colorful village houses. Hop back on the boat for a 15-minute ride to Bellagio. Here, take the time to explore and enjoy this breathtaking town at your own pace with great recommendations from your guide about local restaurants and shops. Next, go on a panoramic boat tour of the Como Center Lake. Admire the gorgeous blue waters of Lake Como surrounded by incredible villas, such as Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello, colorful lake towns, and surrounding mountains. Then, dock at Tremezzo, where your bus would be waiting for you to take you to Lugano in neighboring Switzerland. Relax and enjoy the scenic ride while gazing at the alpine mountain ranges from your comfortable bus. In less than an hour, you're in Switzerland, where you will be able to admire the second lake of the day. Discover the beauty of Lake Lugano and its elegance and cleanliness with its magical views. Indulge in some famous Swiss chocolates and enjoy some shopping, before heading back to Milan.

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What people are saying about Milan

Overall rating

2.8 / 5

based on 241 reviews

Very well in one day you have time to see several places and enjoy them very well the guide The only thing he says is in a group of 15 and there were 30 of us, understandable for the season But I preferred not to be told what it is not

The bus was clean and comfortable. Friendly guide. The way they arranged the tour is thoughtfully. It will make you enjoy the full day with different experience, and meet new people.

Superbe expérience avec une prise en charge irréprochable. Paysages incroyables et la visite en bateau est très complète. Merci pour tout !

Unbeatable experience, Franco our very attentive guide, explained everything very well. The setting, incomparable

The entire trip was pleasant and Lake Como was really beautiful