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KEY DETAILS
Type of service
Private Tours
Duration
8 hours
Suggested departure time
9.00am
Meeting/Departure point
Your accommodation
Language
English

Como Lake District

Tours of Como Lake district


One of the most beautiful experiences from Milan is a visit to the Como Lake district, also called Lario, the third largest Italian lake after Garda and Maggiore. Lake Como in the Lombardy region of Italy is one of the most beautiful areas in the world and is a favorite destination for tourists.

It is one of the most picturesque of the Pre-alpine lakes and the only one of the three large northern lakes to be situated entirely in Lombardy . It lies in a valley scoured out by the ancient Adda glacier and is unusually shaped like an upside-down Y, with three branches running from Colico in the north, Como in the south west and Lecco in the south east. The point where the three branches meet is called the center and is the most interesting part on account of its beautiful panoramic views.

The climate in this area is generally mild, especially in the center, which makes it very suitable for winter holidays. The lakeside vegetation is luxuriant - rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and olive groves flourish, and lemon trees, date palms and other subtropical plants grow in sheltered areas. Leaving Milan, after a 45 minutes ride to the north you'll reach the small road that goes round the Lake.  You will see pretty villages like Cernobbio where you can visit one of the most famous Italian hotels, Villa D'Este and other towns like Moltrasio, Laglio where George Clooney owns his villa, and the fishing village of Brienno.  The Villa Balbianello, a little gem created by Cardinal Durini at the end of 18th century and the Villa Carlotta which was built at the end of 17th century and surrounded by a spectacular botanical garden can also be visited.  Finally you will reach the town of Cadenabbia where you can take the ferry to Bellagio or Varenna.

Obviously if you like your driver will suggest a nice restaurant where you can taste the local specialties such as trout and perch. Polenta is another common dish. On the way back we can make a stop in Como the lake's largest town. Surrounded by hills and mountains. It boasts several artistic monuments from different historical periods. You'll see the medieval walls, the beautiful Romanesque and Baroque churches, piazza Volta and Piazza Duomo with its Town Hall, the Bell Tower and the superb 600 year old cathedral.

In the late afternoon you will be brought comfortably back to your hotel.

Please note:
The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour.
Included
English speaking driver, A/C vehicle, taxes, parking, tolls and gasoline. No hidden costs

Not included
  • Gratuities (not mandatory and entirely at the client's discretion).

Prices per party (NOT PER PERSON) Party of 1-2 people EURO 550
Party of 3-4 people EURO 600
Party of 5-6 people EURO 650
Party of 7-8 people EURO 700
Party of 9+ people ASK US

Availability and schedule Departures: all year round
Pick up/drop off location: Your accommodation
Pick up time suggested: 9.00am
Tour duration: 8 hours (approx.)

Cancellation Policy
  • No charge or penalty for tours cancelled at least 7 days in advance
  • 6 to 3 days prior - 50% of cost of service
  • 48 hours or less or NO SHOW - full forfeiture
  • No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.)


 
PRICES PER PARTY
Party of 1-2 people
EURO 550
Party of 3-4 people
EURO 600
Party of 5-6 people
EURO 650
Party of 7-8 people
EURO 700
Party of 9+ people
ASK US
NEVER MISS THE SHIP - GUARANTEED TIMELY RETURN TO YOUR SHIP
We have been offering shore excursions for a very long time and we never had a customer that missed the ship. In the extremely unlikely event that you miss your ship due to the late arrival of one of our tours, we will arrange and pay for your accommodations, meals, and transportation to the next port of call.
PS. We know very well that on the ship they try to terrorize you, saying that if you reserve your day with a private tour company and you are late, they will not wait for your return and you will miss the ship. As you can imagine, in cases of bad traffic, accidents, etc. the big buses they use have to wait in line just like all the other vehicles, and if you are on one of our small vehicles it will be much easier to find alternative routes to bypass the traffic problems.

WORRY FREE CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
No charge or penalty if you cancel your tour up to 7 days prior the date!
No charge or penalty if your ship will not dock in port due to unforeseen circumstances (weather conditions, itinerary change, etc.) and if your tour has been paid in advance, we will refund you.
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