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From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio by Bus & Private Boat Tour

From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio by Bus & Private Boat Tour

Join a full-day trip by bus from Milan to the must-visit Lake Como area, celebrated for its exquisite villas and colorful gardens. Walk around Como on a guided tour and unwind on a private boat on Lake Como. Enjoy the greenery at the Villa Olmo gardens. Taking off from Milan, arrive in Como and start your visit with a calm stroll through the historic city center. Explore the charming Villa Olmo's Italian garden. Next, head to the lake for a quiet, private cruise. Immerse yourself in the sweeping views of the area on your exclusive private boat that will take you to the enchanted village of Bellagio. Enjoy free time to explore the city and then return by private boat.

From Milan: Como, Lugano and Bellagio Exclusive Boat Cruise

From Milan: Como, Lugano and Bellagio Exclusive Boat Cruise

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. Reach the picturesque and ever-popular city of Como. Enjoy a walking tour of the city and reach the gothic cathedral, accompanied by a professional tour leader who will help you to discover the art and history of this charming city. Head to the small village of Tremezzo and enjoy a panoramic bus ride. From there begins our Exclusive Cruise aboard a private boat to reach Bellagio, also known as the “Pearl of Lake Como”. During this cruise you have the chance to see this lake Como from a different perspective, take your time to look around and see the harmony between nature and architecture. Glide past villas with their beauteous gardens and amongst untouched nature Once in Bellagio enjoy some free time to soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this idyllic and relaxing place and to have lunch, before to Cruise back to Tremezzo Your last stop will be Swiss town of Lugano where you will have some free time to visit the city center and taste some Swiss Chocolate.

From Milan: Lake Como Cruise, St. Moritz & Bernina Red Train

From Milan: Lake Como Cruise, St. Moritz & Bernina Red Train

Board a luxury coach and head to the shores of Lake Como. Climb aboard a private boat and sail on the calm waters just after sunrise. During the cruise, enjoy the views of picturesque villages such as Bellagio and some famous villas. We will continue by bus to St. Moritz where you will have the chance to explore some of its charming shops and visit the city before boarding the train. Continue to the panoramic Bernina Red Train. Travel on the highest railways in the Alps, climbing glittering glaciers up to 2,256 meters above sea level. Capture stunning photos of the incredible landscapes you pass through. A breathtaking train journey immersed in mountain scenery as the train snakes and climbs around this unspoiled landscape. Once we arrive at our destination, our bus will be waiting for us to return to Milan. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change to guarantee the best experience.

From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio Day Tour with Luxury Cruise

From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio Day Tour with Luxury Cruise

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 cruise to Varenna and Bellagio. 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. Hop on a private boat along the lake and listen to a live commentary highlighting top villas, gardens, and other sites. Disembark at Varenna, Stroll through the cobblestone corridors of this picturesque village and feel the charm of its tranquil streets. Board another ferry to the colorful 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. 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 Milan: Lake Como Cruise with Visits to Como & Bellagio

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. After reaching the small village of Cadenabbia, you will make a quick 15-minute ferry crossing to Bellagio, known as the “Pearl of the Lake”. You will enjoy your time in this idyllic and relaxing place. Next, climb aboard a group boat for a cruise up the lake to Como, a delightful journey that traverses the stunning lake, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and charming towns. As you embark on this scenic voyage, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, elegant villas dotting the shoreline, and the crystal-clear waters of the lake. 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 fairy tale atmosphere.

From Milan: Bernina Train, Swiss Alps & St. Moritz Day Trip

From Milan: Bernina Train, Swiss Alps & St. Moritz Day Trip

Meeting of participants at meet point ( Next to Excelsior Hotel Gallia). Departure to St. Moritz. This fantastic 1 day trip from Milan begins! Along the way short stop for a coffee break. Along the way admire the beautiful landscape of Lake Como. Arrival at ST. Moritz, and short visit of the city - Located in the Upper Engadine and built in the IXX century, St. Moritz is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. Elegance and exclusivity characterize this town located at 1856 m. of altitude in the middle of the magnificent landscape of the Engadine lakes. In the early afternoon departure with the re train. Known as the most beautiful train in the world. The train that "climbs the mountain" facing slopes of 70 per thousand touching the sky up to 2,253 meters high, the highest point reached by a train in Europe. The route St. Moritz-Tirano is a path that offers the opportunity to be amazed by the diversity that nature offers us. In the evening arrival in Tirano and return to Milan by our coach/minibus The arrival in Milan is expected in the evening. N.B. THE PROGRAM HISTORY MAY BE INVERTED. Drop off at Hotel Gallia Piazza Duca d'Aosta, 9

From Milan: Small Group Como, Bellagio, Varenna, Boat Cruise

From Milan: Small Group Como, Bellagio, Varenna, Boat Cruise

Explore the most famous lake of Italy on an entertaining 10-hour guided tour in a very small group (max. 12 people). Avoid any tourist traps, crowds and queues on a well-planned trip with a professional local guide. Admire the Alps, film locations & celebrity villas, the most beautiful historical villas and join a lake boat cruise. You will start your adventure near Piazza Duomo or Central Station in Milan where you will meet your guide - feel free to choose between two different meeting points. Then you will take an express train ride to Lake Como (50 min). You will enjoy a stunning ferry cruise ride along the lake with amazing picturesque views. Immerse yourself in the lake's famous "golden triangle" section, known for its remarkable villas, and breathtaking villages, such as Bellagio & Varenna. Discover quaint boutiques with local art and stop by a lakeside restaurant to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine. Your guide will suggest you a couple of wonderful lake-view restaurants and you will enjoy lunch in Bellagio. The tour includes a guided tour in different parts of Lake Como, including Bellagio & Varenna together with your guide to admire its picturesque cobblestone roads, curated gardens, beautiful historical villas and panoramic views. At the end of your trip, take the express train back to Milan together with your guide. The tour will finish at approximately 18:30 in Milan's Central Station. During the winter period (from November till February) during this tour you will take a ride on a funicular cableway to Brunate hill, while in high season (from mid-March till November) you will enjoy more free time as well as a guided walking in Bellagio & Varenna to admire its beautiful streets and villas.

From Como: Lugano and Bellagio with Enchanting Boat Cruise

From Como: Lugano and Bellagio with Enchanting Boat Cruise

Explore the beautiful lakes and villages of Switzerland and Italy from Como with a tour leader. Marvel at the small village of Cadenabbia, enjoy a cruise from Bellagio and soak in the panoramic views of Lake Como on a full-day tour. Firstly begins our Enchanting Cruise aboard a public feature boat to reach Bellagio, also known as the “Pearl of Lake Como”. During this cruise you have to chance to see this lake Como from a different perspective, take your time to look around and see the harmony between nature and architecture. The cruise offers a unique perspective on the charming lakeside towns, lush gardens, and elegant villas that line the shores. As you glide through the lake, you can relax on deck, soak in the sun, and take in the breathtaking scenery. Once in Bellagio enjoy some free time to soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this idyllic and relaxing place and to have lunch. The next stop will be the small village of Cadenabbia, where both Queen Victoria of England and Zar Nicholas of Russia were frequent visitors. After departing from there, travel in a comfortable coach to the Swiss town of Lugano where you will have some free time to visit the picturesque city center and taste some Swiss Chocolate.

Bellagio: Lake Como Group Boat Tour

Bellagio: Lake Como Group Boat Tour

Set sail on an unforgettable journey through the most enchanting sites of Lake Como. Admire renowned attractions such as Villa Carlotta, with its botanical gardens, and Villa del Balbianello, immortalized in Star Wars and Casino Royale. See past picturesque historical residences like Villa La Cassinella and Villa Balbiano, featured in the film House of Gucci. Finally, discover Isola Comacina and admire Villa Melzi, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Choose to get off in Tremezzo or return to Bellagio, depending on your own schedule.

Tremezzina: Villa Carlotta Museum and Garden Entry Ticket

Tremezzina: Villa Carlotta Museum and Garden Entry Ticket

Admire sculptures and paintings in the Villa Carlotta which has been transformed into a museum and discover the beauty of its Italian garden with this entry ticket. Take in stunning views of the mountains surrounding Lake Como from a garden with steps, fountains, and sculptures in Tremezzina. Be mesmerized as you take in over 20 acres of garden with several different sections. Walk under orange and camellia trees, see exotic plants, capture pictures of 150 varieties of azalea which dazzle when in bloom, and visit a bamboo garden. Step back in time inside the villa as you see masterpieces of art. In the early 1800s, Giovanni Battista Sommariva purchased paintings and sculptures from the greatest artists of his era, including masters like Antonio Canova, Francesco Hayez, and Bertel Thorvaldsen. Make your way up to the second floor to visit the private apartments which are decorated with furniture and objects from Princess Charlotte, who was given the villa in the mid-nineteenth century as a wedding present when she married George II, the Grand Duke of Sachsen-Meiningen.

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We had a great experience on this tour! Lina was our tour guide and we thought she was fantastic. Lina was personable and very knowledgeable. We thought the boat tour around Lake Como was great, the sights were absolutely breathtaking. The lunch Lina recommended was DELICIOUS! The only suggestion we would have is to allow more time in Bellagio and/or Lake Como and less time in Lugano. While Lugano is a beautiful town we found there was less to do/see than in the other 2 towns.

Wonderful day trip. Loved Bellagio and could eadily soe d more time there. Como was also nice but didn't have as much time. The weather very hot so would have been nice to get a drink in Varenna but all the bars were so busy I couldn't get seated. Lovely tour guide (Alessandro). Lived the boat cruise. Pictures don't do it justice.

One of the most amazing experiences that I had in my life and one of the best experiences that Italy offers to its tourists. Thanks for Robbiani Andrea who was so kind and helpful.

The views are spectacular, very relax, the boat arrives on time and they are very friendly!! 100 💯 recommended

our e bike tour leader was an excellent guy and gave an amazing experience