Day Trip to Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna from Milan

Enjoy a guided walking tour, hop aboard a private boat cruise, and explore 3 idyllic villages!

Travel Flexibly · 12.00h · Milan, Italy

Want to explore the magic of Lake Como while you’re in Milan? On this memorable day trip, join a walking tour through the historic sites of Como, followed by a private boat ride along the iconic lake. Marvel at exquisite villas flanked by enchanting mountains, before hopping off to wander around the village of Varenna. Afterwards, board a ferry to Bellagio, one of Lake Como’s most breathtaking towns. Stroll through this scenic village before enjoying a comfortable bus ride back to Milan.

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  • Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna from Milan
  • Meet your guide and group
  • Guided tour of Como
  • Duomo di Como
  • Lake Como
  • Private boat cruise
  • Visit Varenna
  • Explore Bellagio

To spend the day discovering the magic of Lake Como, head to your designated meeting point in Milan. You’ll be able to choose from three different, convenient pick-up locations. From your chosen meeting point, you’ll hop aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and meet your expert guide, along with your group of fellow travelers.

After a smooth drive out of the city, you’ll be dropped off in the majestic city of Como. Your knowledgable guide will take you on a fascinating walking tour of the city, where you’ll visit historic sites, the Como Cathedral, and meander through the city’s idyllic streets.

Next, hop aboard a private boat for an unforgettable cruise along Lake Como. Marvel at the awe-inspiring mountains in the distance, as a live commentary points out magnificent villas, enchanting gardens, and countless other captivating sites as you cruise by.

After about 2 hours on the water, enjoy exploring the exquisite village of Varenna at your leisure. Weave through cobblestone streets and past colorful buildings as you wander through this tranquil paradise. Afterwards, hop aboard a public ferry for a quick ride over to Bellagio, one of the most picturesque villages along Lake Como. Spend 2 hours discovering this idyllic town on your own, including a delicious Italian lunch at one of the many local restaurants in the area.

After a full day of immersing yourself in this extraordinary corner of northern Italy, hop back aboard your comfortable bus and enjoy the ride as you’re transported back to Milan.

Day Trip to Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna from Milan Tour Description

Your 12-hour tour includes:

  • Expert, local guide

  • Roundtrip transportation on air-conditioned bus to/from Milan

  • Ferry tickets to Como, Bellagio, and Varenna

  • Guided walking tour of Como

  • Private boat cruise on Lake Como

  • Free time in Como, Bellagio, and Varenna

  • Headsets to follow along with guide

Depart From Milan

Your magical journey to one of Italy’s most enchanting areas begins in Milan’s city center. Choose from three convenient locations to board your comfortable, air-conditioned bus. Once on board, meet your friendly guide, along with your group of fellow travel lovers.

Sit back and relax as you’re driven out of Milan and towards the picturesque city of Como.

Guided Walking Tour of Como

Once you arrive in Como, you’ll be immediately immersed in its spectacular scenery and historic wonders. Follow your expert guide on a walking tour of the stunning city, where you’ll explore the magnificent Como Cathedral and wander to historic buildings that hold fascinating stories. Your knowledgeable guide will detail the city’s rich history as you stroll along charming, cobblestone streets and lively piazzas.

Private Boat Cruise

After your tour, admire Lake Como from a brand new perspective as you hop aboard a private boat cruise. Float down the iconic lake while marveling at the jaw-dropping mountains and opulent villas that encompass the region. As you take in the captivating sights from the water, a live commentary will point out prominent sites, gardens, and celebrity homes, so you won’t miss a thing!

Wander Through Varenna

After about 2 hours spent cruising along the majestic Lake Como, you’ll be dropped off at the small town of Varenna. This idyllic village is a jewel along Lake Como, known for its peaceful atmosphere and narrow, cobblestone streets. Colorful villas flanked by botanical gardens line the waterfront, creating a truly picturesque sight. Enjoy free time to explore the charming village at your leisure, and make sure you have your camera handy!

Explore the Beauty of Bellagio

Next, spend a bit more time on the water as you a hop on a ferry to the next awe-inspiring village! Soon enough, you’ll be brought to the vibrant town of Bellagio, celebrated as being one of the most beautiful villages in all of Lake Como. Spend the next two hours wandering through the captivating village at your leisure.

This is also a perfect time to indulge in a delicious lunch from one of the many local restaurants in town. If you need any suggestions on where to find the best regional dishes, don’t forget to ask your local guide!

Head Back to Milan

After a mouthwatering lunch, take in the sights of Lake Como’s captivating scenery one last time before hopping back aboard your comfortable bus. Enjoy a smooth return to the city as you reflect on your unforgettable adventure. Your bus will even have onboard Wi-Fi, so you won’t have to wait long before sharing your memories with your friends and family back home!

What you get with this tour
Expert, local guide
Roundtrip transportation on air-conditioned bus to/from Mila
Ferries to Varenna, Bellagio, and Como
Guided walking tour of Como
Free time in Como, Bellagio, and Varenna
Headset
Hotel pick up and drop off
Gratuities
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Be sure to bring your voucher, a camera, and wear weather appropriate clothing.

What to bring?

Be sure to bring your voucher, a camera, and wear weather appropriate clothing.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Milan.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

Unfortunately, due to the amount of walking involved, this day trip is not a good fit for guests with mobility concerns or wheelchair users.

What happens if it rains?

We run our tours rain or shine.

Is there a dress code to enter the religious sites on this tour? 

We ask both men and women to cover knees and shoulders, otherwise the Como Cathedral might refuse entry and you’ll miss out on a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Milan can be hot, so a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary.

How comprehensive is this tour?

In the spirit of making the most of your day trip, the Varenna and Bellagio portions of this tour are abbreviated, while your guided walking tour of Como is more comprehensive. You'll still get to experience all the most important elements and attractions of Bellagio and Varenna though.

Is lunch included in the price of the tour?

No, but you'll have a break to find delicious food. We're happy to recommend one of our favorite spots, but your guide is sure to point you in the right direction too.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

Kids are welcome on this day trip, and infants 3 and under may join for free. Children aged 4-11 pay a reduced fee.

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