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Lake Como, Bellagio And Varenna

Lake Como, Bellagio And Varenna
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Tour snapshot
Great for time-tight travelers—see Lake Como, Bellagio and Varenna in a day
Duration:
11h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
50
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    11h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    50
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Swap the hustle and bustle of Milan for a luxurious day trip to Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna. Avoid the hassle of planning car rental, and travel on air-conditioned coach instead. The trip includes a walking tour in Como, a visit to the majestic Villa Olmo, a private boat tour to Bellagio, and free time to explore scenic Varenna.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Stress-free trip with coach transfers, and a private boat trip included
  • Earphones are provided to ensure you hear the guide clearly
  • Lots of scenic stops along the way, such as Villa Olmo, and Varenna
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Stress-free trip with coach transfers, and a private boat trip included
  • Earphones are provided to ensure you hear the guide clearly
  • Lots of scenic stops along the way, such as Villa Olmo, and Varenna
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 45551P9
Important information
Inclusions
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach trip
  • earphone set
  • visit of Villa Olmo (when possible) and gardens
  • 1-hour lake cruise by private boat
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Via Alessandro Manzoni, 4, 20121 Milano MI, Italy Meet the bus stop located at Via Manzoni, 4 – 100 meters from Piazza della Scala.
  • Piazza Quattro Novembre, 581, 20124 Milano MI, Italy Our stop is in Piazza IV Novembre on the corner of the hotel Excelsior Gallia. Facing the Central station, on the left side.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach trip
  • earphone set
  • visit of Villa Olmo (when possible) and gardens
  • 1-hour lake cruise by private boat
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Via Alessandro Manzoni, 4, 20121 Milano MI, Italy Meet the bus stop located at Via Manzoni, 4 – 100 meters from Piazza della Scala.
  • Piazza Quattro Novembre, 581, 20124 Milano MI, Italy Our stop is in Piazza IV Novembre on the corner of the hotel Excelsior Gallia. Facing the Central station, on the left side.
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Broletto
  • 1
    Villa Olmo
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Isola Comacina
    Villa del Balbianello
  • 2
    Bellagio
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Varenna
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
80 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Michael K
Florham Park, NJ4 contributions
Jan 2020
Beautiful scenery even in winter, picturesque villages. We rode to Lake Como from Milan on a clean comfortable bus, it was a small group due to a slow winter season, not too many people around. The flip side was that most of the shops and restaurants were closed.
Our guide Nicola had to speak in two languages (English and Spanish) and he apparently had troubles with both, he did not try to entertain the group, did not give much information en route or on location.
Written 20 January 2020
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dawnlynette
Kendallville, IN34 contributions
Feb 2020
Although some shops were shut down for the slow season, it was a fantastic trip and I would recommend taking it. The views were amazing from both the land and the water. You don't spend long in each city but it is enough time to see some sights and get a snack or meal.
Written 9 February 2020
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Elsie Lyons
13 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
If you’re in Milan, you have to do this tour! It’s absolutely amazing and you get to explore three beautiful places and have an hours boat tour which is stunning. Sonya was an amazing guide, she gave us so much interesting information, as well as recommendations. I would do this tour all over again if I visited Milan!
Written 14 March 2022
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Joshua Kho
Gold Coast, Australia6 contributions
Feb 2020
Excellent day trip from Milan to Lake Como. The views were spectacular and our guide Marco was very knowledgable and made the whole experience easy and stress free. Everything was well organised and is definitely worth the money. Long day and lots of walking, but if you can get over this you will definitely not forget this experience.
Written 11 February 2020
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Kathy P
10 contributions
Oct 2020
Very much enjoyed the day tour to Como. Our guide Frank was very knowledgeable and friendly. The bus ride, walking tour of Como, boat cruise of Lake Como, and 2 hour stop in Bellagio were great. I only wish there was more time to see Varenna...we were only there for 25 minutes.
Written 21 October 2020
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Joe A
Clarkston, MI254 contributions
Sep 2021
Overall a very nice day trip. Met at the Duomo bus stop, but then we had to walk 8-9 minutes to meet up with bus by La Scala theater. Strange that had to do that. But then about 1 hour ride and were in Como. The town was quaint and nice to walk around for a bit. The ride up the coast was really nice with beautiful views of the other side of the lake and small villages. Then a boat ride around part of the lake and across to Bellagio was great. Very relaxing and had calm waters which made it very pleasant. Get to spend almost two hours in Bellagio, and have lunch where you want. Lots of shops to check out there and beautiful views of the village and to the north. A bit hazy on our day, so couldn't see the Alps at all. Then back on the boat to Varenna, another scenic coastal village. Spent about 45 minutes here, which was fine as it is small. Then back to Milan. Mirco was our guide and he was very good on explanations and getting us around. Perfect way to spend a day seeing some of Lake Como if you don't have multiple days to spend there.
Written 21 September 2021
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Albi
Tirana, Albania127 contributions
Dec 2019
We took the train from Milan to Varenna in early morning. Few tourists so we enjoyed the most Varenna which seems like a beautiful picture. After we took the boat to Bellagio. More tourists there but very similar to Varenna. After we took another fast boat to Como which was an amazing 1 h trip. Como was beautiful but like many top attractions, full of tourists. Definitely a MUST!
Written 10 January 2020
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Dunia R
Plymouth, UK1 contribution
Dec 2019
The day trip to Como, Bellagio and Varenna was a breathtaking experience. Cold but sunny day and perfect for a first time visit to the lake. Made me want to go back and stay for some days in Como.
Written 7 January 2020
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dmm2009
dmm200919 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Great day trip from Milan. Enough time in each location. Seeing the views by boat was the highlight for me. As someone mentioned previously, no public bathrooms accessible. Be prepared to enjoy a snack at each town to use the facilities If needed.
Written 18 May 2022
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Sanjay Shende
Carlow, Ireland278 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We were caught up between this one and the other one on Viator which has far more reviews but that one excludes Varenna, and I have to say that this one wins hands down. Here is what your time-line will look like, roughly speaking (I extrapolated this from the time-stamps of our pictures):

17/04/2019
Leave from Milan Duomo 8:00 am
Arrive town of Como : 9:25-ish
Leave Como 11:00
Arrive Villa Olmo 11:10 (Toilet break here)
Leave Villa Olmo 11:30
Arrived Villa Carlotta for start of boat cruise 12:31
Arrived Bellagio after boat cruise 1:30 (lunch break here)
Left Bellagio by Public Boat for Varena 15:15
Arrived Varena 15:40
Leave Varena: 16:50
Milan Centrale return 18:25

For this tour, we absolutely wanted good seats, so even though our hotel was at Milan Centrale, we actually took the trouble of arriving at the Duomo where the tour originates, in order to be the first in the queue, and for the first time ever, we got the choice seats in the front row of the bus. One gets wiser the more one travels.

Andre our bilingual guide is a great gentleman, and was doing the explanations simultaneously in English and Italian. He did point to all the important features of the Cathedral and Basilica at Como; apart from that, there was hardly much to explain, except the odd tree or Villa of some important person here or there. I have to say that Andre conducted the tour with amazing grace, gentle yet firm about meeting the timelines to fit the entire tour in a very efficient manner. Nowhere did we feel rushed and came face to face with some breathtaking scenery. The superb weather was an added bonus, although it must be borne in mind that the cool breeze from the lake can be chilly even on a bright sunny day, so choose your apparel accordingly for the cruise part.

The fishing village of Varenna is not worth missing at any cost and our main reason for picking this tour over the other was that the other one doesn't take you to Varenna, but possibly offers a longer boat ride, but believe me, a one hour cruise is just fine, you will be able to click ample pictures of a life-time within that, but Varenna is unmissable. A different character and feel to Bellagio.
Utilize your time at Bellagio well, service of food can take a long time as restaurants get jampacked in peak season. Better to pick up something you can eat on the go, rather than settle down in a restaurant and waste precious time. Rather, roam the upper and lower streets of Bellagio which are not just spectacular, but are dotted with some mind-blowing shops specialising in authentic Como silk and Italian leather accessories. We wish we could shop more, but realised that we were tight for time due to the long lunch and learned this the hard way. Advised to carry your own drinking water too, this will save lot of precious time. One can also take a fine Gelato break on the promenade at Varenna, if at all one decides to have lunch in Bellagio, keep the dessert course for the next destination.
Our driver was a quiet but efficient man too, a bit introvert, but had a pleasant smile throughout. Don't forget to ask your guide to point out to you George Clooney's villa on the way to Villa Carlotta from Como. It is a bit underwhelming but hey, who cares, right? Most of the villas that you will see from the cruise are mind-boggling with astonishing landscapes, cypress trees and private boat parkings, some of which are even double-decked. Keep an eye out for those, bring binoculars if possible to enjoy the cruise fully.

All in all, this trip is a visual delight, which will give you memories for a lifetime. Highly recommended.
Written 29 April 2019
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mary123186477
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Tour Bernina - a great day!
Excellent trip. Very full itinerary but not overwhelming. Our guide (Sonia) was really helpful, friendly and knowle
ΣΠΥΡΙΔΟΥΛΑ Κ
ΣΠΥΡΙΔΟΥΛΑ Κ
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The worst service ever !!
We bought our tickets to Saravelle discount shop and waited on the line to get on bus.We are almost 200 people to g
MatnJules
MatnJules
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Magical
My husband and I made a last minute decision to have a day trip to St. Moritz and thought this trip looked wonderfu
Karen T
Karen T
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Worth the money
We had an amazing trip. Very informative and the train was definitely the highlight. St Moritz is stunning. Road tr
A9934WHandrewt
A9934WHandrewt
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Excellent tour.
The tour started on time, and ended on time. This is a very good tour with a private coach for the tour group. Our
McIntosh-Smith
McIntosh-Smith
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Amazing.
This trip was amazing - everything as well organised from pick up to all the different stages along the way. The co
MaryPat C
MaryPat C
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Incredible views!
Great easy trip on Bernina Express. Tour guide Frank explained the day in a calm relaxed way. Easy pick up at Duom
qiong_taoo
qiong_taoo
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Round trip Milan-Serravalle
Driver prioritized people who spoke/were Italian over people who were first in queue to get on earlier bus.
282tammis
282tammis
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Disappointing tour
While we saw some beautiful sights, this was a long, disappointing tour. Before our boat tour on Lake Como, we wer
Kriechelson
Kriechelson
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Very Disappointing tour
We booked this tour for a Sunday not knowing (or being told) that all of the stores are closed. We also only spent
Ruby L
Ruby L
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Picturesque and will presented by our guide. I took many pictures,it was breath taking beauty. The fall season was
NTMaghen
NTMaghen
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Breathtaking!
This tour was everything we hoped it would be and was worth every penny. We met at 6:45 am at the Duomo and there’s
Travellingisliving83
Travellingisliving83
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Ok, not enough time at places, but you do see a lot on this tour
No where near enough time at these places, but it covers a lot of ground. Tour guide was fantastic and had a lot of
elsab1992
elsab1992
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Scam!
When you arrive to Pisa airport you have to pay another 5 euro to get to the airport as they dump you at an parking
Vamayam
Vamayam
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Autostradale Pisa airport bus worst experience ever!
The worse experience I has with a bus service. I booked 6 tickets with autostradale for my family including 2 kids.
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