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Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan

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Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan

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Overview

For a Lake Como day trip from Milan, look no further. A great way to discover the timeless beauty of the Italian lakes, this experience includes a walking tour of the chic lake town of Como plus a Lake Como cruise to see snow-peaked mountains and luxury lakeside villas from the water. In the summer, visit the village of Bellagio for free time to eat and explore. In the winter, take a gondola ride from Como to Brunate to soak up the lakeland views.
  • Day trip to Lake Como from Milan
  • Take a scenic cruise on Lake Como to admire the beautiful lakeside villas and gardens
  • Dock in the delightful town of Bellagio (summer only)
  • Take the funicular to Brunate for sweeping views of Como (winter only)
  • Enjoy free time to shop, dine and sightsee in the city of Como

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Cruise on the lake, explore by foot, and enjoy a seasonal trip to discover Lake Como’s charm.
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Boat ride on Lake Como
Funicular ride to Brunate (Nov - March only)
Visit of Bellagio (Apr-Oct)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi , Largo Cairoli, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour. Departure time: 8:30 am (April-October) 9:00 am (November-March)

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
One of the largest bodies of water in Italy, Lake Como's best sights vary with the time of year you visit. On this tour, travel with a guide to discover the highlights of the area around the lake with an itinerary tailored to the season. Food and drinks are at your own expense throughout the day.

Winter Tour: (November to March)

Relax on the morning journey from Milan to Lake Como. Hop out to stretch your legs on a tour of Como, the lake’s main town, and learn about its key sights around the historic center. From town, take the gondola to the village of Brunate, a serene spot in the hills above Como.

Gaze down at the lake, flanked by the Rhaetian Alps, and then make the most of some free time for lunch. Return to Como by gondola before the highlight of your day: a Lake Como boat tour. The water offers the best vantage point to see the lake and shorelines; keep an eye out for chic villas and luxury hotels as you cruise. Cernobbio’s opulent Villa d'Este hotel is one such sight with its grandiose façade and tropical gardens. 

After your return to shore, enjoy some free time to see the sights at your own pace, shop or perhaps sip a coffee. Then, finish your time in Como with a visit to the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio, a Romanesque-style 11th-century church, before your return to Milan. 

Summer Tour: (April to October)

After your coach journey from Milan, start your tour of Como with a look inside two of its historical attractions: the Basilica of Sant’Abbondio. Continue into Como’s historic center, and use your free time to get to know the town at your own pace with some sightseeing or shopping for Lake Como keepsakes.

Meet back with your guide for a scenic cruise around Lake Como, admiring the hillside villas and hotels, and pose for photos against the backdrop of the alps.

Return to dry land in time for your trip to the colorful seaside town of Bellagio, which many pinpoint as a highlight of the lake. Spend some time at your leisure here to explore and perhaps savor lunch. Later, cruise to Cadenabbia, then return to your coach for the journey back to Milan.
Itinerary
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: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lago di Como
Boat cruise on the Lake : - 1 hour from November to March -2 hours from April to October
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Funicolare Como-Brunate
Only during winter time ( from November to March)
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan?
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
See all safety measures taken by Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Don’t ask for any assistance such as directions, taxis, etc." See review
  • "Be aware: the tour leaves Milan at 8.30am and doesn't arrive in Bellagio (which is where lunch is suggested) until after 2pm so to make the most of your visit to Bellagio buy something to eat on the boat." See review
  • "The lack of public conveniences in this part of Italy was inconvenient, and given their was no toilet on the coach, it would be useful if the guides had pointed out that facilities are provided on the ferries." See review

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star-5
Loving nature then this is right tour for you
sudeepkum
, Jun 2022
If you want to enjoy the natural beauty of Milano then this is right tour for you. Had wonderful experience.. thoroughly enjoyed.. Inna and her friend Georgia were our guide and they were thorogh professional yet taking personal care of every individual. All credit goes to these two lady for making our trip memorable.
star-5
A little gem
Jasmine_G
, Jun 2022
It was a very good experience. Josephina was very knowledgeable and had sense of humor. Amazing driver and good timing.
star-5
Beautiful Lake como and Bellagio
Henry_K
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide, Eddie, was great. Lake como is a beautiful place. Will definitely take tour with this company again.
star-5
Very beautiful and refreshing
Raj_G
, Jun 2022
The trip is well organized. Lake como and Bellagio visit was very relaxing and refreshing. The 2 hour boat ride on the lake from como to Bellagio was a memorable one.
star-3
Good Tour--Bad Bus
Robert_M
, Jun 2022
The bus was very tight...no room. The 'air conditioing' was almost no air flow at all. It was hot and sticky in the bus; and the toilet for a 2-3 hour trip was out of order. The tour guide was excellent and the rest of the trip was great, but too long traveling in an undesirable environment.
star-5
Great tour
Omar_P
, Jun 2022
Beautiful scenery and Zara was by far the best guide I encountered. Very helpful and informative. The scenery was as stunning as what I saw in the Cinque Terre tour. Well worth the money and the ride was not that long. Highly recommended.
star-3
Average quality trip, not the typical we came to expect from Viator.
Alex_K
, Jun 2022
Very little historical and practical information from the guides, poor audio quality from portable audio devices.
4 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
A nice tour but they need to invest in better headsets
Costi_P
, Jun 2022
This is a nice tour and you get to see the beautiful villages of Como and Bellagio. The guides were friendly and polite. The big let down was the technology. The headsets did not work properly and it was impossible to hear the guide. Also, the boat ride is a public boat and very crowded so make sure you get on board and find a seat quickly, or you will be standing for 2 hours
star-5
Awesome trip to Lake Como.
William_M
, Jun 2022
Lake Como is incredibly beautiful and Bellagio is charming. Our trip was well-organized, we were given clear instructions, and we had plenty of free time to explore on our own. It was a very enjoyable and memorable day. Our only criticism is the fact that the audio on the headsets was often garbled and broken. These need to be upgraded.
star-4
Great, easy, could have done it on my own
Lauren_G
, May 2022
Solid trip. Gorgeous lake with stunning views everywhere. However the guide did not add much value to the trip, that is when you could hear her over the static filled radios they provided. Save yourself money and DIY by catching a simple train to Como and the water ferries there. Still would recommend the trip to save hassle of scheduling it yourself however it would have been able to do on your own very easily.
star-4
Beautiful but too busy
Danielle_P
, May 2022
Absolutely Beautiful! This is the perfect time of year to be here. Everything is blooming!! The drive to the lake was short and the views breathtaking. Como was delightful and Bellagio was fantastic. The only and pretty significant issue was the number of people. There were soooooo many people in Bellagio you couldn't get a seat to eat, Gelato lines never ended and services were seriously overwhelmed and could not handle the enormous volume of people.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Day trip
Max_D
, May 2022
Sara (without an H) was so great. She was funny and very informative. Wish we had spent more time in the lake towns as the ferry is quite long but it's quite an amazing view and overall trip.
star-2
Long day at Como & Bellagio
Eva_C
, May 2022
Tour guide was disorganized, and wish she’d share more interesting information. I understand speaking in both Spanish and English is challenging- but that’s your job. She’d lose track of what language she just finished and then would just repeat herself again. Static on headset was frustrating so we just stopped listening. Unfortunate since it was a nice day. Bus was great (had to beg to turn up the AC), boat ride was long but could have been made more interesting if headset worked better, and the two hour traffic return trip was endless. Glad we went but wouldn’t do it if I knew Sara (with no h as she said) was the guide. She should retire.
star-1
English Spanish English Spanish English Spanish
Mary_P
, May 2022
In my opinion this excursion was awful. First the good: Very nice clean double decker bus with an excellent driver. Adequate time in Como and Bellagio. Now the bad: The whole entire tour using staticky headsets is in English then Spanish then English then Spanish all day long. I finally turned it off because the English had such a thick accent I could not tell if it was English or Spanish. I would have turned it off immediately but I was concerned he might tell us tour related information such as what time and where to meet, etc. So, I just went up and asked him. Otherwise I would have turned it right off. The “boat ride” on Lake Como is actually a very crowded two hour ferry ride from Como to Bellagio that makes stops at all the little towns along the way. If you are lucky you can find a seat in the shade otherwise you’ll have blazing sun on you the whole time. Not as romantic as described in the brochure. Also, there were way too many people in our group. Practically every seat on a double decker bus was was full. Save yourself the aggravation and do this tour on your own.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Towns,Lake and Mountains....what’s not to like.
Shirley_M
, May 2022
A fantastic day out.The tour guide Mauricio shared his in-depth knowledge with the group and was easily accessible to answer any questions.All done in a friendly and courteous manner. A short walking tour in Como,some free time before boarding the ferry for the sail on Lake Como.Mauricio gave an excellent commentary,pointing out places/villas of interest. The real star is the lake and the scenery. Lunch and a bit of a wander around Bellagio,it was then time for a short ferry trip across the lake to board the bus back to our base in Milan. Forza Como,Lake Como and Bellagio.....special thanks to Mauricio.
star-5
One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, amazing guide
Leigh_F
, May 2022
One of the most beautiful parts of the world I have ever been too. Very knowledgable guide and plenty of time to do exploring on your own…. I explored aperol spritz personally! Would 100% do again!
star-4
Thumbs up
Cathryn_F
, May 2022
The boat trip on Como and the free-time in Bellagio were special. We especially enjoyed the bus trip back through the villages surrounding the lake. If I did the trip again, I would go on an English only trip. This one was Spanish and English and it was chaotic to hear the guide switch languages after every few words or phrases for 10 straight hours.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing .. what a...
Yasmin_M
, May 2022
Amazing .. what a beautiful place. Great guide who was very knowledgeable….We will definitely go back again….
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Don't miss beautiful Lake Como!
Rick_G
, May 2022
Well managed tour with a large group of English and Spanish speaking guests. Lake Como and it's villages are beautiful. If you come to Italy and have time, this tour is a must do. Seeing the lake and the mountains (including Swiss Alps) behind it is breathe taking.
star-5
LOVED IT!!
Victoria_D
, Apr 2022
This was the most amazing trip I have ever experienced. From the knowledgeable tour guides who spoke in all languages to accomodate, to the scenes, to the shops. I loved everything about the trip and I would highly recommend this trip!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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