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Como Lake Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio private full-day tour provided by Violetta Geiger

Como Lake Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio private full-day tour

Como Lake Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio private full-day tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    9h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Meet the guide at 8:45 in Como city, in front of the lake navigation ticket office. From here we will take the fast boat towards the village of Lenno, where Villa Balbianello is located, the ferry trip will take around 40 min. Villa Balbianello and its garden, where the famous scenes from Star Wars and James Bond Casino Royal were filmed, will be our first place to visit. The feelings that relate the most with this site is peace and the immense beauty of nature, keep your camera ready, this spot will give you unforgettable memories! After a short visit to the oldest oil manufacture on the lake Como, we will have a 20 min. boat trip to the village of Bellagio, the most picturesque village of Italy. There, a pleasant walking tour will include the top attractions of Bellagio as well as a break for a homemade ice-cream. We will return with the normal boat (2 h trip), to have a chance to show you the most beautiful villas on the lake. This tour is limited to a maximum of 6 participants.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 172688P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live guide
Exclusions
  • Round trip ferry boat tickets Como - Bellagio (27€)
  • Villa Balbianello entrance ticket (10 €)
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Villa del Balbianello
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
  • Imbarcadero di Como, Lungo Lario Trento, 1, 22100 Como CO, Italy The guide will wait for you near the boat station Navigazione Como.
  • Viale Geno, 3, 22100 Como CO, Italy We will finish at the Funicular Como
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Live guide
Exclusions
  • Round trip ferry boat tickets Como - Bellagio (27€)
  • Villa Balbianello entrance ticket (10 €)
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Villa del Balbianello
Departure details
  • Imbarcadero di Como, Lungo Lario Trento, 1, 22100 Como CO, Italy The guide will wait for you near the boat station Navigazione Como.
  • Viale Geno, 3, 22100 Como CO, Italy We will finish at the Funicular Como
Duration
9h 30m
Return details
  • Viale Geno, 3, 22100 Como CO, Italy We will finish at the Funicular Como
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Imbarcadero di Como
    Lungo Lario Trento, 1, 22100 Como CO, Italy
    The guide will wait for you near the boat station Navigazione Como.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Villa del Balbianello
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Oleificio Vanini Osvaldo
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Basilica di San Giacomo
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    La Punta Spartivento
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Viale Geno, 3
    Viale Geno, 3, 22100 Como CO, Italy
    We will finish at the Funicular Como
    See address & details
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Eric L
2 contributions
Nov 2021
We were able to visit multiple cathedrals and churches in Como before getting on the boat to Bellagio. Normally, this trip goes to Villa Balbianello, but there are not as many boats that run in the off-season. The tour guide contacted me well ahead of time to ask which one I wanted to visit. Bellagio was very pretty, but Villa Balbianello is a popular movie location.
Written 21 November 2021
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Mitchell A
Santa Maria, CA7 contributions
Sep 2021
Met with Violetta who was friendly, knowledgeable, and well-organized. Had a wonderful day visiting several sites in Lake Como, including a fun visit to Villa Balbianello and the Melzi gardens in Bellagio. She spent the entire day with us and the schedule was very relaxed. She was also willing to adjust our itinerary a bit as we had already been to Bellagio on our own the day before. Would highly recommend this tour. Only one criticism would be that despite the cost of the tour which was expensive, it did not include price of admission for the Melzi gardens or the ferry rides. Otherwise, well worth the cost. Would particularly recommend this tour at the beginning of a stay in the area, as it was a good way to get oriented to the geography of the Lake Como region.
Written 12 October 2021
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Travelabundance_77
Austin, TX64 contributions
Wonderful tour !! Very informative and gave us plenty of time to see Bellagio! On way back explained history & loves Lake Como, it shines!
Written 5 October 2021
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NorthBendbill
North Bend, WA13 contributions
Violletta is a knowledgeable, friendly, energetic professional. We had a wonderful day with her touring Lake Como. She adjusts to your pace and is flexible with the itinerary based on the clients interests. Very well versed in history as well as local events. Our tour was in English however Violletta speaks five languages. Wonderful day.
Written 23 September 2021
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Debbie D
2 contributions
Violeta was amazing. Best tour guide we have had. We will visit here again for sure! Had a bit of rain but it did not deter from the trip. Guide was prompt and very knowledgeable
Written 21 September 2021
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MonicaRad
Addison, TX27 contributions
We had the most wonderful private tour with Violetta to Villa Balbianello & Bellagio! A beautiful day w/ a lovely ferry ride. Our guide is pleasant w/ a great sense of humor. It is very apparent that she loves meeting people & sharing her knowledge of all that Como has to offer. Last minute changes did not ruffle her for she quickly adapted & was extremely helpful esp locating a pharmacy for a rapid covid test prior to our departure. Violetta is extremely knowledgeable of not only the villages & villas around Lake Como but other regions of Italy as well. We will definitely see her again on our next trip to Italy!
Written 5 August 2021
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Claudia A
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
The tour was amazing! A very complete, entertaining and interesting experience through the most beautiful parts that surround Lake Como. Violetta is an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable of every detail, super kind and always willing to help with advice of Como. She definitely knows the must see stops, as well as the best places to take pictures. It was an increíble day!
Written 10 July 2021
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Geiger V
Thank you, Claudia! It was a pleasure to show you Villa Balbianello and Bellagio!
Written 13 July 2021
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Louise D
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Couples
We only had one day to spend in Lake Como and we decided to take this tour with Violetta! We loved all the sights that we visited and would’ve never known to visit them with the limited time we had. The combination of perfect weather and sights were unbeatable!
Written 9 July 2020
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Nittaya P.
2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had great experience by seeing the incredibly villa Balbianello and Bellagio at Lake Como with Violetta who had created her own way of extensive knowledge of each location and spot us the exclusively details.
Written 30 October 2019
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T W
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Oct 2019
We booked Violetta for 2 days of private tour around Lake Como.

We never regretted our decision. In fact, you need someone like her to work her magic so you can truly see the beauty of Lake Como

Violetta's vast knowledge of the sites, attractions, shops and excellent restaurants in this area is impressive. But what really sets her apart is her desire to make sure our entire tour was as smooth going as possible and that she knew our preferences to make timely suggestions every step of the way.

Lake Como's ferry schedule and system (that gets you to all those beautiful places) is very hard to decipher for tourists. We see tourists lining up in wrong queues, getting up the wrong ferries (there are fast boats, slow boats on different times and days), getting off the wrong stops (different routes on different days), having to check and double check and then get flustered with the ticketing officers

So unless you were willing to pay for a private boat service of EUR400 for a one-way 40min trip, you had to use the ferry

Violetta made sure she got the tickets before meeting us each day, she made sure we were able to seat on the top floor on the fast ferry, she repeatedly reminded the boat captain to inform another ferry to wait for us (our ferry picked us up behind schedule and it was nearing the end of service) so we could get back to our hotel without having to go back to Como town

She was always cheerful, funny, and effervescent

It's never easy finding guides on Tripadvisor because there are just so many options to choose from. We thank our lucky star to have chanced upon her and we cannot recommend her services highly enough 

One month after our tour, I'm still thinking about the excellent pizza I had in Lenno (great suggestion Violetta!)
Written 25 October 2019
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