Discover the charm of Como and enjoy a cruise on the lake: amazing villas and quaint villages from the best perspective!
A 3 hours tour that combines the visit of the historical centre of Como with a cruise on the lake to see the villages of Cernobbio, Moltrasio and Torno from the ferry and famous villas such as Villa Olmo and Villa D'Este. In Como we'll see the highlights (the Cathedral, piazza Volta, piazza Cavour, the Sociale theatre, the architecture masterpiece called "Casa del Fascio", via Vittani) with a walking tour of about 1. 5 hours. The city of Como is charming and has many stories to tell: you'll be fascinated with the history of how the electrical battery was invented here, the tradition of silk weaving and intrigued by the mystery of the two statues on the Cathedral. Founded more than 2000 years ago, Como is rich in art masterpieces. After the walking tour we will board one ferry to enjoy a cruise on the lake and have a look at the quaint villages and the luxury villas. If time allows, we could hop off in one village for a short visit, a gelato or a couple of pics. Return to Como.
1 - Pick up at your hotel if in Como city centre/ train station/ meeting in Piazza Cavour
2 - Stroll in the city centre. Depending on you, this tour (about 1. 5 hours), may include the following highlights: Cathedral (also inside), piazza Volta, via Vittani, piazza San Fedele, church of San Fedele (also inside), shopping streets of Como, Casa del Fascio (from outside), Teatro Sociale (from outside), piazza Cavour
* the places listed above are ALL located in the city centre, approx. max. 15 mnts walking one from the others
3 - Short walk to the ferry pier
4 - Departure for the cruise: our ticket is valid for 1 hour and the ferry will stop in the villages of Cernobbio, Moltrasio and Torno. I'll show you the highlights of this area (Villa Olmo, the famous 5 star luxury hotel Villa D'Este, the former villa of the designer Gianni Versace, the quaint villages and much more!). If time allows, we could stop in one village for a short time
5 - Return to Como (piazza Cavour/hotel/train station), GRAZIE and ARRIVEDERCI
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up in your hotel if it's located in Como centre (please let me know the address and I'll let you know), otherwise we can meet in Piazza Cavour, Como, in front of Armani store.
If you're arriving from Milan by train, I can pick you up at the train station: please feel free to ask me the infos about train lines!
Click here to see where piazza Cavour is and get the directions to get there.
End location: As well as for the pick-up, I could take you back to your hotel if it's located in Como centre, otherwise I can help you with a taxi/cab/public transportation, if you need.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
For the cruise, we'll use the ferry system of Lake Como. Details about the ferries here: http://www.navigazionelaghi.it/eng/c_flotta1.asp?ID=10
My services as your Private tour guide, including (if you wish) the visit of the Cathedral of Como.
If you're arriving from Milan, I can help you with timetables/ informations about the train lines and pick you up at the train station.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 EUR - The ticket for the cruise costs 8.90 € for adults and 5 € for children (4-11 years), then consider a little bit more if you wish to drink or eat something.
Ferry fares here http://www.navigazionelaghi.it/eng/c_tariffe.asp
Circular ticket for the cruise (8.90 €/adults, 5 € children 4-11 years, valid for 1 hour)
Any drink or food
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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We really enjoyed our private tour with Alessandra. She showed us many beautiful sights in the lovely town of Como, as well as during the enjoyable cruise on Lake Como itself. Alessandra is a charming and warm person, and our time together with her was truly fun. She even recommended an excellent fine dining restaurant for us to have lunch after our tour concluded. Thank you, Alessandra! Time well-spent!