All the Lake Como must sees in a day: Varenna, Bellagio and Como
Escape the city and emerge in the beauty of Lake Como. The Y-shaped lake offers everything you want on a day out of town: lovely villages, small beaches, the possibility for outdoor activities or to visit a museum or beautiful garden and to do a boat trip on Lake Como. In this one-day private tour of Lake Como you will go from chaotic Milan to the historic streets in Bellagio, enjoy a coffee in Varenna and visit Como, where small streets are filled with lovely boutiques.
I will tell you where you can have a good lunch in Bellagio and eat the best ice cream of Lake Como!
During our day trip to Lake Como I will explain you everything about this lake, the mountains and the towns nearby, that have developed themselves around trade of silk, the production of artisinal goods and tourism that started in the 18th and 19th century when famous persons visited Como during their Grand Tour.
This day trip from Milan is an eccelent option to visit the lakes in north Italy and enjoy the nature and culture of Lake Como.
Escape the city and emerge in the fresh beauty of Lake Como. In this day trip to Como we will see the highlights of this beloved lake and its' romantic villages, appreciated for centuries by the rich and famous.
We leave from Milan early in the morning (the suggested price considers the use of pubic transport, contact me for a personalised itinerary using private transport). Once arrived in Varenna we will discover this lively town along the 'Lario'. After a walk you can enjoy a capuccino on a nice terrace on the lakeshore. After a short boat trip with beautiful views, we arrive in Bellagio. Here we discover the history of the town and if you want you can visit the gardens of Villa Melzi. There is about 1, 5/u hours for lunch and shopping. Then we take the fast boat to Como where I show you the historic city or we can have a stroll along the lakeshore. I also bring you to the best gelateria in town. At the end of the day you can join me on the train to Milan or stay in Como for a romantic dinner.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
Duration: 10 hours
The proposed itinerary considers the use of public transport. It is also possibile to ask for a personalized tour using private transport.
We will meet at Milano Centrale at 8am and get back there around 6pm. It is also possibile to stay in Como for dinner. This is not included in the tour.
The proposed tour considers the use of public transport: train, boat, bus and again the train. This is usually the fastest and cheapest way to go around.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 euro - The morning coffee, lunch, icecream and other expenses during the day are not included in the price and have to be considered 'local' payments.
For lunch I consider an average of 20 euro/pp, but this depends on the choice of bar/restaurant (I give you suggestions, but you are free to make a choice in this).
The Villa Melzi gardens (in 2018 open until 31 October) entrance fee is 6,50euro per person. Kids under 12 years of age are free. I considered this cost in the estimation of local payments.
- I am not a licensed guide (yet) and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.
- I can drive a car but do not own one. I can either accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a car with driver.
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Inge was a wonderful and informative guide for our day trip the lake Como area. She did a great job arranging visits to interesting villages along the lake with a beautiful boat ride. She pointed out unique restaurants and shops and left us wanting to return to this area in the near future! I highly recommend her.