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From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: Z V SRL

From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: Z V SRL
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Embark on a guided excursion from Milan to Lake Como and the towns of Bellagio and Varenna in summer, or Brunate in winter. Discover the region's history and enjoy the picturesque Italian scenery.

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Duration 10 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, French, Spanish


10 - 11 hours
  • Milan

  • Como (guided tour)

  • Lake Como (boat cruise)

  • Bellagio (free time)

  • Varenna (free time)

  • Milan

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Witness the dramatic mix of Mediterranean and Alpine scenery on a tour of Como
  • Discover the historical monuments of the city of Como on a guided walking tour
  • Marvel at the ornate villas and lush gardens of Varenna and Bellagio in summer
  • Take a panoramic funicular up a mountain to the scenic town of Brunate in winter
  • Feel the wind in your face as you cruise along Lake Como in the summer months
Full description

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.

In winter, take a panoramic funicular ride to Brunate village. Enjoy time to explore this quaint village perched on a mountain and soak up the dramatic views of the lake and valleys below.

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.

  • Tour guide
  • Transport in an air-conditioned bus with WiFi
  • Ferry rides to Varenna, Bellagio, and Como (in summer)
  • Funicular ride to Brunate (in winter)
  • 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)
  • Free time in Brunate (in winter)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option selected)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 389 reviews

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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.

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September 24, 2022

Easy to find meeting point. It was a nice tour, you were given a bit of history about the city but you were given mostly free time to visit at your own leisure. I wish we had more time tough as 1h-1h30 goes by fast in each town. The boat ride was wonderful. The view is splendid. I'm glad my friend & I choose this for our outing.

September 24, 2022

Unfortunately, there was a strike and we couldn't make to Bellagio and Varenna, but the agency was super helpful and offered a trip to Lugano and a boat trip in the lake. That was great... Lugano is a beautiful medieval city full of nice medieval paved paths and small stores.

September 17, 2022

Product ID: 416478