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

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

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.

From Como: Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience

2. From Como: Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience

Have the best of both worlds on this full-day tour of Switzerland and Italy. Departing from Como, travel in a comfortable coach to the Swiss town of Lugano where you will have some free time to visit the picturesque 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”. Disembarking in Bellagio, enjoy some free time to soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this idyllic and relaxing place. Later, board a ferry boat and get the opportunity to see the incredible Lake Como from a different perspective. During the cruise, take your time to look around and see the harmony between nature and architecture as you drift past villas with their beauteous gardens amongst untouched nature.

From Milan: Lake Como Cruise with Visits to Como & Bellagio

3. From Milan: Lake Como Cruise with Visits to Como & Bellagio

Explore one of the most picturesque regions of northern Italy on a full-day sightseeing tour to the celebrities’ favorite destination of Lake Como. Visit the beautiful cities of Como and Bellagio, take a cruise on the lake, and admire the scenic views of the region. 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 onboard. After, 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, and Pantani.

From Como: Lake Como Sightseeing Tour

4. 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 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, 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 wintertime, 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

Lake Como: Small-Group Kayak Tour

5. Lake Como: Small-Group Kayak Tour

Prior to departure, you will be briefed by the guide to ensure maximum safety conditions. Then, head out on the lake to start your adventure with your open-deck kayak.  As a small group, you will see the sights from the water and enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding countryside from your kayak. You’ll kayak around the Bellagio peninsula, which offers an open view of the landscape to the north of the lake and the Alps.  On your left will be Villa Serbelloni and Rockefeller Foundation Park. You will also reach Punta Spartivento, the center of Lake Como. Your tour guide will provide narration and assistance throughout the tour.

From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Full-Day Trip

6. From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Full-Day Trip

Departure by bus from Milan as your tour leader welcomes you onboard. After about 1 hour, you will reach Como, with its beautiful medieval alleys, large squares, wonderful Gothic Cathedral, and bars that invite tourists to have a gourmet break. Admire the beautiful landscapes around Lake Como, characterized by the marvelous villas and the lush greenery that is reflected in the waters of the lake. Get a different perspective by sailing on the lake by boat. You will reach the enchanting Bellagio, one of the most beautiful tourist resorts and an elegant town that attracts thousands of visitors each day. Before returning to Milan, you will make an excursion to the upper part of the lake, towards the Monte del Ghisallo. Here, you will visit the Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, a reference point for the many cyclists passionate about two-wheeled excursions along mountain trails.

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

7. 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.

Lake Como: Venetian-Style Boat Cruise in Small Groups

8. Lake Como: Venetian-Style Boat Cruise in Small Groups

Experience Lake Como like a real VIP with a half-day intimate boat tour. The tour offers an intimate experience on an exclusive boat just fro your group. Jump onboard a beautiful Venetian-style boat and prepare for a 4-hour tour, without the stress of a large tour group or tour guide. In Varenna, stop for a 15-minute coffee break before beginning the best part of the cruise: a journey through the extravagant villas, such as Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, Villa La Cassinella, and many other beautiful architectural wonders and stunning landscapes. Don’t forget to toast to life with a glass of prosecco while you stare at this romantic view. Next, admire the beauty of Isola Comacina, a little island rich in history and nature before arriving in Bellagio, "The Pearl of Lake Como". Here, enjoy an hour of free time to explore the city at your own pace before beginning the journey back to the meeting point.

Bellagio: The Devil’s Bridge Wilderness Walk

9. Bellagio: The Devil’s Bridge Wilderness Walk

Visit a place that is so close to Bellagio and yet, little known and little visited. The village of Lezzeno, between the mountains and the lake, is mysterious — disturbing, according to some. Tradition says that witches and the devil himself used to feel at home here.  It’s hard not to believe tradition when you arrive at this village and see the hidden Devil’s Bridge. This bridge, suspended through wilderness, will be your starting point as you follow a trail that reveals a paradise-like landscape. Take in the rarely seen views on the opposite shore where Villa Balbianello stands. This spectacular walk, accompanied throughout by a view of Lake Como, ends in the heart of an unmissable village for those who want to know the hidden soul of this territory.

From Lecco: VIP Shopping Trip to Bellagio

10. From Lecco: VIP Shopping Trip to Bellagio

Avoid the stress of navigating a foreign public transportation system or trying to find a parking space in Bellagio with this luxury boat trip. Simply hop on a Venetian-style boat and relax as you take in the breathtaking views of Lake Como as you make your way to Bellagio. Upon arrival in Bellagio, enjoy 2 hours of free time to do all your shopping — a map will be provided with suggestions to help you with this mission. After exhausting your feet and your bank balance, make your way back to the dock and begin the journey back to Lecce.  On the way back, pop open a bottle of prosecco and toast to your VIP morning.

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What people are saying about Bellagio

This is a MUST DO!!! I’m so glad we did the tour to see so much in 1 day! To go from Como to Switzerland and visit Lugano was amazing!!!! Then to spend time on the water to get to Bellagio and then to cruise on Lake Como and see so many beautiful villas was spectacular. Loved, loved, loved our guide!!!! He made the trip so fun and informative. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this experience!!!

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!

Great day out and 3 beautiful locations to explore along with the ferry ride. It was nice to have the logistics all worked out for us so we could just relax and enjoy. The tour guides were very friendly.

Was super nice fun guide with humor and explained everything well what, where and what to do. Driver well driven especially on the mountains

Great to be taken round for a change and have s local guide with local knowledge