Lake Como Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Lake Como Cruises & boat tours

From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Day Tour

1. From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Day Tour

Enjoy a memorable full-day trip by luxury bus to Lake Como, world famous for its beautiful villas and gardens. You’ll have a chance to admire the 3 branches of the lake, each with different landscapes. Stop in the town of Como for a walking tour of the city center and a visit to the neoclassical Villa Olmo and its lovely Italian garden. Next, take a relaxing cruise on the lake by private boat, and enjoy the spectacular views. Visit the colorful villages of Bellagio and Varenna. Take a walk along narrow cobblestoned streets and enjoy the charming surroundings.

From Milan: Lake Como, St. Moritz & Bernina Train Day Trip

2. From Milan: Lake Como, St. Moritz & Bernina Train Day Trip

Board a luxury coach and head to the historic town of Lecco before making your way to the shores of Lake Como. Board a private boat and cruise across the calm water just after sunrise. During the cruise, enjoy the view of picturesque villages like Bellagio and Varenna and of some famous villas. Continue to St. Moritz by coach and get stunning views of the valleys and breathtaking landscapes like Chiavenna and Bregaglia. Pass through the Alpine valleys of Graubünden and the dramatic Maloja Pass through the Swiss Alps. Arrive in St Moritz and get some free time to explore and enjoy lunch or a snack at your own pace. Browse the upscale fashion stores, go for a promenade along the lake or sip a hot chocolate in one of the village cafés. Then, board the Bernina Red Train and take a breathtaking ride along one of the most beautiful rail routes in the world. Arrive at the village of Tirano to cross the Valtellina on the way back to Milan.

From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

3. From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

Discover the third-largest lake in Italy, Como Lake, on this bus tour from Milan. Ride from Milan to the lake on a comfortable bus. Marvel at Mediterranean and Alpine scenery summer boat cruise to Bellagio Island or ride up the steep cogwheel line to visit mountainside town of Brunate in winter.  Along the shores, from Cernobbio to Gravedona and Bellagio, see wonderful villas and gardens with plenty of flowers, as well as exotic and rare plants. In Como, visit the center of the city with your guide, and explore the picturesque streets, beautiful architecture, and stunning views. Enjoy a funicular ride to Brunate village in the wintertime or head out onto the lake for a 2–hour panoramic boat cruise to Bellagio Island in the summer, undoubtedly the most famous resort on the lake. Situated where Lake Como divides into 2 branches, Como and Lecco, Bellagio offers amazing panoramas. Bellagio itself is famous for its wonderful villas, with parks, and beautiful Italian and English gardens.

Lake Como and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

4. Lake Como and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

Uncover the beauty of the lakeside cities of Como and Lugano which are nestled in verdant mountain landscapes on this day trip from Milan. Ride comfortably in a spacious coach and have some free time to explore each city.  Depart Milan aboard coach and and take in views of the mountains on the way to Como. Visit the historic center on a guided walking tour and enjoy some free time to explore and shop in the local boutiques.  Cruise across the lake's crystal-clear waters on an hour-long sightseeing cruise. Admire the lakeside villas and the majestic mountain scenery before boarding the bus and crossing the Swiss border. Arrive in Lugano and take a guided walking tour to the most elegant and popular spots in the city's the pedestrianized center. Stroll down the sophisticated shopping street of Nassa, which was formerly where the women of the city weaved nets for fishermen. Visit the shoreside Casinò Lugano and take in alpine views of soaring mountain peaks, green meadows, and glistening blue water. Return to Milan at th end of your excursion. 

From Como: Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience

5. From Como: Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience

Explore the beautiful lakes and villages of Switzerland and Italy from Como with a guide. Marvel at the small village of Cadenabbia, enjoy a cruise to Bellagio, and soak in the panoramic views of Lake Como on a full-day tour. After departing from Como, travel in a comfortable coach to the Swiss town of Lugano where you will have some free time to visit the picturesque city center and taste some Swiss Chocolate. Purchase lunch at an extra cost, then head to the small village of Cadenabbia, where both Queen Victoria of England and Zar Nicholas of Russia were frequent visitors. From there, take a panoramic cruise to reach Bellagio, also known as the “Pearl of Lake Como”. Disembarking in Bellagio, enjoy some free time to soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this idyllic and relaxing place. Later, board a ferry boat and get the opportunity to see the incredible Lake Como from a different perspective. During the cruise, take your time to look around and see the harmony between nature and architecture as you drift past villas with their beauteous gardens amongst untouched nature.

Paré, Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

6. Paré, Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

Experience the freedom of sailing on the stunning eastern side of Lake Como. Select from day tour or sunset tour options. For the sunset tour option, enjoy a light dinner onboard in addition to your glass of Prosecco. Embark on a guided sailing tour from Malgrate, near Lecco, to discover clear blue waters, lush vegetation, mountains above you, and beautiful little towns on the shores of the lake. Enjoy a glass of prosecco to toast your trip. Admire the views of Baia di Parè, Malgrate, Lecco, Abbadia and the high mountains of this wild area. Jump in to the crystal clear waters for a swim, or take the wheel and try your hand at being captain. The wind and your skippers will guide you, as you relax and enjoy this wonderful adventure on Lake Como.

From Como: Lugano & Bellagio Day Trip & Cruise

7. From Como: Lugano & Bellagio Day Trip & Cruise

Let yourself be enchanted by a wonderful panorama as you visit two countries and two lakes during this day trip experience from Como to Lugano, Cadenabbia, and Bellagio. Enjoy informative commentary and a cruise on Lake Como. Take a bus from Como and, after about a 1-hour drive, reach Lugano. Enjoy free time to visit the delightful city center and enjoy a romantic walk on the lake's shore. Transfer by bus to Cadenabbia, a small village on Lake Como’s shore and a popular holiday destination for many aristocrats such as Queen Victoria of England and Zar Nicholas of Russia. From Cadenabbia, board a cruise to reach the Bellagio, also known as the pearl of Lake Como. Spend some free time in this picturesque village. Later, marvel at the amazing landscape from the water as you take another boat ride on the lake. Admire the fascinating villas with their wonderful gardens as you head back to Como.

From Como: Lake Como Sightseeing Tour

8. From Como: Lake Como Sightseeing Tour

Lake Como is the third-largest lake in Italy and is known for its incredible Mediterranean and Alpine scenery, as well as being a favorite locale among Hollywood stars. This day tour will show you the beauty and majesty of the Italian resort. Along the shores, especially from Cernobbio to Gravedona and Bellagio, see wonderful villas and gardens with plenty of flowers, as well as exotic and rare plants. In Como, visit the center of the city with your guide and explore the picturesque streets, beautiful architecture, and stunning views. During the summer, visit Como's historic center, head out onto the lake for a 2-hour panoramic boat cruise to Bellagio Island, and then explore the town of Bellagio. Situated where Lake Como divides into 2 branches, Como and Lecco, Bellagio offers amazing panoramas.  Bellagio itself is famous for its wonderful villas, with parks, and beautiful Italian and English gardens. During the wintertime, from November to March, enjoy a 1-hour lake cruise, experience a funicular ride to Brunate village, and explore Como's historic center. Summer tour itinerary (April to October):• Como’s historic center• 2-hour lake cruise• Stop at the town of Bellagio Winter tour itinerary (November to March):• 1-hour lake cruise• Funicular ride to Brunate• Como's historic center

From Milan: Lake Como Cruise with Visits to Como & Bellagio

9. From Milan: Lake Como Cruise with Visits to Como & Bellagio

Explore one of the most picturesque regions of northern Italy on a full-day sightseeing tour to the celebrities’ favorite destination of Lake Como. Visit the beautiful cities of Como and Bellagio, take a cruise on the lake, and admire the scenic views of the region. During the bus ride out from Milan, informative commentary will be given on the historical landmarks and the spectacular landscape along the way. Upon arrival in Como, take a walking tour of the scenic town center, where nature, art and local traditions collide. Learn about the many great poets and writers who have been enchanted and inspired by the beauty of Como’s villas, gardens and fairytale atmosphere. Next, climb aboard a boat for a cruise up the lake to Bellagio, known as the “Pearl of the Lake” by those in the know. Lunch is available to purchase onboard. After, head to the Sanctuary of Madonna del Ghisallo, the patron saint of cyclists.  This is one of the most famous places for cycling enthusiasts and a destination for thousands of sportsmen from all over the world. Inside the church, you will be able to admire keepsakes, iconic jerseys, and bicycles of the most loved cyclists in the world including Coppi, Bartali, Merckx, Motta, and Pantani.

Lake Como: Sunset Sailing Experience with Dinner on Boat

10. Lake Como: Sunset Sailing Experience with Dinner on Boat

Experience adventure, relaxation, and nature as you take in the breathtaking sunset on the eastern side of Lake Como. Float along the lake with your legs swinging out of the boat, slightly touching the water, a glass Prosecco in hand, and admire the colors of the horizon transforming around you.  Enjoy a fine-dining dinner with local specialties and take in the view over Baia di Parè, Malgrate, Lecco, Abbadia, and the mountains surrounding this wild area. Swim in the crystal clear waters and take dramatic photos of the sunset. Switch off and unwind as the wind guides you through Italy's most beautiful lake.

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What people are saying about Lake Como

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Our guide was very thorough and helpful. The transit with the bus and the lake cruise were very smooth. I hope we would be able to stay a little more on each place but that would not be possible if you want to see the most. Highly recommended

Great guide, his information was very important specialty while we were riding the train, the guide prepared us on which side of the train the next view is going to be in , so we could watch or take pictures properly.

It was a beautiful experience with a very gracious leader who shared his knowledge. We had also the opportunity to make friends with other fellow travelers on the pack

It was amazing experience!the panoramic view of the lake, mountains and of course the bernina train journey was awesome I love it!

Really nice tour. The guide was kind and explain well. I recommend it