The façades of the villas from the lake of Como and the Swiss beautiful town
"Vaporous beauty" this is how Goethe, who visited the Lake of Como in 1778 described its atmosphere. Holiday spot of noble Milanese families in the 1700s and a destination of the Grand Tour, it was then a preferred place for the followers of the Romantic movement from Foscolo to Shelley. In more recent times its calm and beauty has been appreciated by celebrities and Hollywood stars.
The historical centre from Como nestles in the embrace of the medieval walls with elegant medieval and Renaissance palazzos.
A private car will bring us from Milan to Como where after a walking tour we will cruise using a private boat to discover villages and hamlets located along the two shores of the lake.
Afterwards we will cross the Italian border to visit the enchanting little town of Lugano in the Canton of Ticino, the southernmost canton of Switzerland, to enjoy panoramic views.
NOTE: PASSPORT REQUIRED.
Walking tour to visit the historical centre of the town of Como
Motorboat cruise of the west branch of the Lake of Como
Crossing the border to Switzerland
Walking tour in Lugano
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel/house in Milano.
End location: At your hotel in Milano.
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
private high quality vehicle registered for passenger driven by a professional driver
A seven and a half hour private guided tour carried out by a professional registered local guide of Milano and tour leader, who has a degree in History of Art and works as a personal shopper too.
The use of a private high quality vehicle registered for passenger driven by a professional driver for 7,5 hours + motorway expenses. Total kilometres included: 170.
The use of a high quality private motorboat for 1 hour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 EURO - Snacks, meals, drinks for each person.
snacks, meals, drinks.
I am not a driver but I am can arrange transportation upon request.
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Babara was outstanding! She is personable, knowledgeable and flexible. Like being with a friend, not a tour guide. Our driver was also helpful and extremely pleasant. We had an outstanding lunch at Ville d'Este that we would have overlooked without Barbara. The entire day exceeded our expectations!