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Lake Como Day Trip from Milan with Hotel Pickup

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Lake Como Day Trip from Milan with Hotel Pickup

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Discover the beauty of Lake Como on a day-long excursion from Milan, and spend time in Como and Bellagio—the lake’s must-visit towns. After a visit to the Romanesque Basilica di Sant’Abbondio and Villa Olmo in Como, see the sights from the water on a lake cruise. Stop to explore Bellagio, then cruise to Cadenabbia before your return to Milan.
  • Day trip to Lake Como from Milan
  • Sightsee in the lakeside town of Como
  • Cruise around Lake Como and look out for Villa d’Este
  • Stop to explore the quaint streets of Bellagio
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Round-trip shared transfer
Boat trip across Lake Como
Hotel pickup
Professional tour guide
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel drop off

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7:30 AM
Our pick up times are shown as an interval "Starting from 7:30" means that we will pick up you at your hotel from 7:30 up to 8:00 in order to be in time for the beginning of the tour. Please be ready in your reception desk at 7.30 am. The service includes pick up only and not drop off, drop off is in largo Cairoli 18
Start your day trip to Lake Como with a hotel pickup. Then travel north, away from Milan, to the Italian Lakes. 

One of the largest lakes in Europe, Lake Como is also one of the most spectacular, set against a mountainous hinterland.

Stop to explore the lake’s main town of Como, and check out two of its historical attractions. Head inside the 11th-century Basilica di Sant’Abbondio, then visit the extravagant neoclassical Villa Olmo. Afterward, head into the historical center of Como to enjoy some free time.

Meet back up with your guide a little later, and set out on a cruise of the lake. Gaze at the plush villas that line the lake’s banks, and admire the decadence of Villa d’Este in Cernobbio; it’s a high-end hotel set amid tropical gardens.

Step back onto dry land at Bellagio, and enjoy some time at your leisure to explore. Wander the steep alleyways that lead up from the lake, and perhaps grab a gelato or coffee (own expense) in one of the town’s cafes. 

Later, cruise to Cadenabbia, then board your coach for the journey back to Milan. Your day trip ends with a drop-off between Via Cusani and Largo Cairoli.
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: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lago di Como
The tour continues with a 2-hours cruise on the lake. Admire the lakeside villas and keep an eye out for Villa d'Este at Cernobbio, a luxurious hotel set in tropical gardens. The mild Mediterranean climate ensures an abundance of exotic and rare plants thrive year round.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Docking at the town of Bellagio, one of the most famous towns on the lake, you can follow the steep alleys running up from the lake and stop for a coffee or gelato at one of the lively cafes housed in grand historic buildings. Spend some time at your leisure here before cruise to Cadenabbia and return to your coach for the journey back to Milan.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is formal
  • Please note: you must notify the local tour operator about your hotel details at time of booking, by selecting one of the available hotels from the drop down menu at the check out. Failure to notify your hotel details at this time will result in an automatic cancellation of your reservation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 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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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lake Como Day Trip from Milan with Hotel Pickup?
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
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What is the policy on sanitization during Lake Como Day Trip from Milan with Hotel Pickup?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Lake Como Day Trip from Milan with Hotel Pickup?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lake Como Day Trip from Milan with Hotel Pickup?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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We enjoyed Como and...
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed Como and Bellagio but tour was unorganized and faced delays, shortening our time in Como.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A lovely spring day at Lake Como!
, May 2022
The bus ride was quick to Lake Como and the cruise was about 2 hours on Lake Como. The stop in Bellagio was fun and lunch at the restaurant overlooking the point was lovely!
Lake Como Tour
Mark F
, Sep 2019
Too much Spanish language extended explanations and questions. We were late arriving in Porto Veneto and could not visit the Church.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Tour
, Sep 2019
This is a great tour to lake Como and Bellagio. We got picked up from our hotel and dropped off at the Agency where we checked in. They gave us the set (ear phone, and the tag you can wear on your neck so they know you belong to the group tour). Make sure you bring the ticket confirmation for faster check in. It was hot in Milan on August 29th but the tour was cool. You will get the breeze from the boat tour on the lake.
1 traveler found this review helpful
tour guide screwed up!!
, May 2019
This was absolutely the worse, tour I have ever taken. The weather dampened the boat ride to bellagioand instead of offering an alternative, the guide just said do whatever for the next 4 hrs, then come back. We should have been taken to the bellagio by bus! There was several things he could do. Then he proceeded to tell us if you leave give me your whispers! One guy was trying to decide what to do, and the guide jerked it off of him, the guide began to push the tourist and it got very heated. This disrupted the entire tour group. I have never been so disappointed in my travel time. I have traveled a lot. This was horrible. It ruined Lake Como for us. I would like to know how I could get part of my money back since we did not get to do the entire thing?? Get a new tour guide!!!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Really enjoyed the day
, Oct 2018
Our tour guide was very helpful. The day was well organized and not rushed at all. I suggest lunch on the boat because it was tasty and a nice way to pass the time while looking at the coast line. Would suggest this for anyone.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful day trip - well worth it!
, Oct 2018
My husband and I only had 2 and 1/2 days in Milan but we had heard great things about Lake Como and decided to book a day trip. We were at the tail end of our 2 week travels and could not have asked for a better day trip. A van comes to your hotel and picks you up first thing in the morning, and then you rendezvous with about 30 other people and hop on a bus with a tour guide and get on your way to Lake Como. The guide points out some great things about Milan as you head to the highway, but then you just enjoy the scenery as you head out. Then as you hit Lake Como it is the most breathtaking views ever. You only have about an hour and a half to explore and we decided to venture off from the group and do our own thing and meet back at the specified time and spot. We then hopped on a boat for a 2 hour boat ride to Bellagio and that was by far, the best part. I will always reflect back on how extremely beautiful this part of the tour was. We hope to one day come back and do it on our one and stay in one of the gorgeous hotels we saw.
Guide's mike did not work and...
Peggy D
, Jun 2018
Guide's mike did not work and everyone on tour complained and even though she tried to make adjustments the static was on going. Cruise around Lake Como is not a private boat ride but on a public boat that has many, many stops. Guide tells us to sit on top on right side of boat but as our group is the last one in line, there are no sits available. Then we must try to sit for two hours in the hot sun....after trying and hoping for improvement we left half way through and took the train back to Milan. This was not a guided tour of anything...we could have taken the train to Lake Como and back if we really wanted to enjoy our vacation.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Area is too beautiful.... would have...
, Jan 2018
Area is too beautiful.... would have been nice if coach could have stopped above the Como for a photo shoot.... but feasted with our eyes. Very relaxing.
Full day tour. Not physically...
, Oct 2017
Full day tour. Not physically demanding at all in sense of lots of walking and/or climbing but a full day is a full day and I mean that. About 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Water tour of Lake Como excellent. Guide was knowledgeable and full of juicy gossip on the celebrity locals like George Clooney, etc. Entertaining. The right amount of time in Bellagio and the town of Como. Chris B.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lake Como is highly worth seeing...
scott j
, Sep 2017
Lake Como is highly worth seeing. But don't take a tour. Drive out, get on a boat and drive back. I'd you do take the tour, do not order the on boat lunch. It was terrible.
1 traveler found this review helpful
This was a fun trip, but there were...
, Aug 2017
This was a fun trip, but there were just a few small things I would change. The local tour group in Milan that was used by Viator is called Zani Viaggi. They picked us up at our hotel and dropped us at the tour office one hour before the tour was to begin, with no employee being present and the office not yet open for the day. That left us, and others, just standing on a street corner for an hour with nothing to do and no where to sit until an employee showed up to let us on a parked bus. Our guide, Serena, was very knowledgeable with very good english. Be aware that the tour company Zani Viaggi has problems with their headsets. I took three tours with them on this trip and the issue was the same each trip. If you are not standing on top of your guide you cannot hear anything. The trip itself was wonderful, Lake Como and Bellagio are gorgeous. The boat ride was very picturesque, although it should be noted that this is a public boat, so there are crowds and jockeying for seats. It was a very enjoyable day and I would recommend it.
Despite the fact that this trip...
James F
, Jun 2017
Despite the fact that this trip descended into torrential downpours once we boarded the boat at Lake Como this was a wonderful trip. Our guide was very informative and the stop in Bellagio included what our grandson described as the best pizza he ever had at the Pizzeria Carillon across from the ferry doc. If we could have such a great time on a cold rainy day imagine what this trip would be in the sun.
This was a fabulous day! a really...
, Jun 2017
This was a fabulous day! a really good tour guide who was very informative and the most amazing scenery. A long day but worth the visit. The only down side was a pick up from the hotel didnt include a drop off, which a lot of us had missed. The bus driver that picked us up from the hotel was very unpleasant, luckily he was only the hotel pick up.
The Best Western Location pick up...
Susan W
, Jun 2017
The Best Western Location pick up location should be avoided. It appears, if you are not a guest at the Best Western, you have to wait outside the hotel only. The Best Western crew were NOT at all helpful... they were very rude when we inquired about the pick up and if we can wait in the lobby area of the hotel. The tour was ok. Our english speaking tour guide was ok. She explained very little of the Lake Como history. The tour only included hotel pickup and does not include hotel drop off. You have to find your way back to your hotel once the bus drops you off at the tour offices in Central Milan.
This is a long day and could...
Jan W
, May 2017
This is a long day and could possibly be shortened by less free time in either Como or Bellagio or both. The boat tour was wonderful and the highlight,however, the group was too big despite the fact there were multiple guides catering for different languages which made getting on and off the boat a long process.
Unfortunately it was not sunny, but...
John R
, May 2017
Unfortunately it was not sunny, but the tour itinerary was good and enjoyable. The guide showed us where to be and when, but not too much more.
Delícia de viagem
, Jun 2022
Foi uma viagem deliciosa , ônibus ótimo , guias excelentes , lugares incríveis Tudo maravilhoso Inesquecível 🥂🥂

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