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Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan

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Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan

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Overview

For a Lake Como day trip from Milan, look no further. A great way to discover the timeless beauty of the Italian lakes, this experience includes a walking tour of the chic lake town of Como plus a Lake Como cruise to see snow-peaked mountains and luxury lakeside villas from the water. In the summer, visit the village of Bellagio for free time to eat and explore. In the winter, take a gondola ride from Como to Brunate to soak up the lakeland views.
  • Day trip to Lake Como from Milan
  • Take a scenic cruise on Lake Como to admire the beautiful lakeside villas and gardens
  • Dock in the delightful town of Bellagio (summer only)
  • Take the funicular to Brunate for sweeping views of Como (winter only)
  • Enjoy free time to shop, dine and sightsee in the city of Como

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Cruise on the lake, explore by foot, and enjoy a seasonal trip to discover Lake Como’s charm.
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Boat ride on Lake Como
Funicular ride to Brunate (Nov - March only)
Visit of Bellagio (Apr-Oct)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Largo Cairoli, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour. Departure time: 8.30 am (April-October) 9 am (November-March)

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
One of the largest bodies of water in Italy, Lake Como's best sights vary with the time of year you visit. On this tour, travel with a guide to discover the highlights of the area around the lake with an itinerary tailored to the season. Food and drinks are at your own expense throughout the day.

Winter Tour: (November to March)

Relax on the morning journey from Milan to Lake Como. Hop out to stretch your legs on a tour of Como, the lake’s main town, and learn about its key sights around the historic center. From town, take the gondola to the village of Brunate, a serene spot in the hills above Como.

Gaze down at the lake, flanked by the Rhaetian Alps, and then make the most of some free time for lunch. Return to Como by gondola before the highlight of your day: a Lake Como boat tour. The water offers the best vantage point to see the lake and shorelines; keep an eye out for chic villas and luxury hotels as you cruise. Cernobbio’s opulent Villa d'Este hotel is one such sight with its grandiose façade and tropical gardens. 

After your return to shore, enjoy some free time to see the sights at your own pace, shop or perhaps sip a coffee. Then, finish your time in Como with a visit to the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio, a Romanesque-style 11th-century church, before your return to Milan. 

Summer Tour: (April to October)

After your coach journey from Milan, start your tour of Como with a look inside two of its historical attractions: the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio. Continue into Como’s historic center, and use your free time to get to know the town at your own pace with some sightseeing or shopping for Lake Como keepsakes.

Meet back with your guide for a scenic cruise around Lake Como, admiring the hillside villas and hotels, and pose for photos against the backdrop of the alps.

Return to dry land in time for your trip to the colorful seaside town of Bellagio, which many pinpoint as a highlight of the lake. Spend some time at your leisure here to explore and perhaps savor lunch. Later, cruise to Cadenabbia, then return to your coach for the journey back to Milan.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
After your 1-hour coach journey from Milan, start your tour of Como visiting the historic center and enjoy some free time to get to know the town and shop in the many local boutiques.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lago di Como
Boat cruise on the Lake : - 1 hour from November to March -2 hours from April to October
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Funicolare Como-Brunate
Only during winter time ( from November to March)
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Zani Viaggi
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Don’t ask for any assistance such as directions, taxis, etc." See review
  • "Be aware: the tour leaves Milan at 8.30am and doesn't arrive in Bellagio (which is where lunch is suggested) until after 2pm so to make the most of your visit to Bellagio buy something to eat on the boat." See review
  • "The lack of public conveniences in this part of Italy was inconvenient, and given their was no toilet on the coach, it would be useful if the guides had pointed out that facilities are provided on the ferries." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Tour guide was...
jonnietorres01
, Dec 2021
Tour guide was informative. Was a great tour, not too long of a day and many beautiful sites. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
star-3
Beautiful lake! Poor tour operators...
Annette_I
, Nov 2021
I wish I could rate the scenery and the tour operators separately, so I will explain our experience. The trip was great and the scenery beautiful. If you want to see beautiful villages, mountains, tge lake,I recommend it. The tour operators were not so great. Our guide seemed exhausted so not very enthusiastic when sharing facts and talking to us. That's understandable, he sees these places all the time. He was thorough just not enthusiastic. The tour office was the Worst! We paid over 400€ for our family of 5 and when we asked to borrow the restroom for our daughter, they said no..What?! any coffee shop will let you use the bathroom if you buy a coffee,but they wouldn't even for child. I think that insensitive, rude, and if I could,I would avoid those people. Hope this helps guide you.
star-5
Great experience
Sivana_G
, Nov 2021
The trip was well organized and the guide was knowledgeable and nice. We learned a lot about the area and enjoyed the tour.
star-5
Amazing experience, thank you!!
Zanda_L
, Nov 2021
We had the best time ever. Everything was taken care of, very clear instructions from the guide and loads of interesting information. The guide gives a short tour in every location and you have free time yourself after. We wandered off the guided tours as we wanted to explore ourselves and having that option was great. We had plenty of free time to explore, walk around, shop, eat, take pictures. We were there on a cloudy day and it was so beautiful, I can’t even imagine what it’s like on a sunny day. Now I am keen to go back again! Thank you for this amazing trip, we loved it!
star-5
Awesome tour
Natalie_g
, Oct 2021
Giudy (I think I spelled the guide’s name right) was very experienced and the tour was well planned. There was a good amount of free time for us to walk around the beautiful town of Como and Bellagio!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful trip
mjolariaga
, Oct 2021
Great time of year, wonderful weather, views and itinerary. I would recommend this for anyone visiting the area.
star-5
Wonderful trip
Marina_P
, Oct 2021
Bellagio, Lake Como and the whole tour amazed me. It was fun, beautiful and I totally recommend it 100%!!!
star-5
Views were spectacular.
Jan
, Oct 2021
This was an amazing experience. The tour guide easily communicated between English and Spanish. She was very clear on instructions and had helpful recommendations. She was very knowledgeable about history, architecture and geography.
star-5
Lake Como and Bellagio- can’t miss!
Nancy_W
, Oct 2021
Incredible sights and food! Learning about these places was the best. Will do this trip again! Follow the guide to the Restaurant on the point!!
star-4
Wonderful tour. Beautiful...
Marilyn_M
, Oct 2021
Wonderful tour. Beautiful pictures to take. Multilangual guide with lots of knowledge. A bit long for me as a solo traveller though.

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