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From Milan: Lake Como Cruise, St. Moritz & Bernina Red Train

1. From Milan: Lake Como Cruise, St. Moritz & Bernina Red Train

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 village like Bellagio 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 scenic 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: Bernina Train, Swiss Alps & St. Moritz Day Trip

2. From Milan: Bernina Train, Swiss Alps & St. Moritz Day Trip

Meeting of participants at meet point ( Next to Excelsior Hotel Gallia). Departure to St. Moritz. This fantastic 1 day trip from Milan begins! Along the way short stop for a coffee break. Along the way admire the beautiful landscape of Lake Como. Arrival at ST. Moritz, and short visit of the city - Located in the Upper Engadine and built in the IXX century, St. Moritz is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. Elegance and exclusivity characterize this town located at 1856 m. of altitude in the middle of the magnificent landscape of the Engadine lakes. In the early afternoon departure with the re train. Known as the most beautiful train in the world. The train that "climbs the mountain" facing slopes of 70 per thousand touching the sky up to 2,253 meters high, the highest point reached by a train in Europe. The route St. Moritz-Tirano is a path that offers the opportunity to be amazed by the diversity that nature offers us. In the evening arrival in Tirano and return to Milan by our coach/minibus The arrival in Milan is expected in the evening. N.B. THE PROGRAM HISTORY MAY BE INVERTED. Drop off at Hotel Gallia Piazza Duca d'Aosta, 9

From Milan: Lake Como, Swiss Alps, and Lugano Group Day Trip

3. From Milan: Lake Como, Swiss Alps, and Lugano Group Day Trip

Jump on the Swiss Express train in Milan and discover the magical atmosphere of Lake Como, the Swiss Alps, and Lake Lugano in just one day without worrying about traffic jams. Your experienced, English-speaking guide will share their extensive knowledge about the areas you visit. Discover why actors and celebrities frequent Lake Como during the summer. See the famous Lake Como villas from the movie "Ocean's Twelve" and luxury wedding venues that attract world superstars. Learn about the history of the Como Lake region dating back to the Roman Empire from an experienced, English-speaking guide. See monuments dedicated to historical celebrities from Como. Admire the majestic beauty of the Swiss Alps. Enjoy the picturesque town of Lugano, located on the Swiss Riviera, with its beautiful lake and charming Swiss atmosphere. Try the taste of the world's best chocolate from Switzerland.

Milan: Small-Group Lake Como Day Trip to Bellagio & Varenna

4. Milan: Small-Group Lake Como Day Trip to Bellagio & Varenna

Be introduced to the most famous lake in Italy on a guided excursion in a small group (max. 10 people) from Milan with included ferry and train tickets. Admire Lake Como, its remarkable villas, and breathtaking villages, such as Bellagio, Varenna, and Tremezzo. Step into a lakeside restaurant to eat lunch at your own expense. Start your adventure near Piazza Duomo in Milan and join your guide on a 1-hour train ride to Lake Como. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the lake's famous "golden triangle" section, known for its picturesque small towns. Explore Varenna's cobblestone alleys with stunning views of the lake. Visit elegant villas with botanical gardens, such as Villa Monastero, complemented with extensive lakefront gardens, sculptures, and fountains. Visit this villa to admire the prestigious lifestyle of Italy's most privileged. Board the ferry for a 30-minute ride to Bellagio and admire the town's church with panoramic views from the top. Discover quaint boutiques with local art and stop by a lakeside restaurant to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine for an extra cost. Take the ferry back to Varenna then board the train back to Milan together with your guide.

Lake Como and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

5. 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 Milan: Guided Tour of Como & Lake Como

6. From Milan: Guided Tour of Como & Lake Como

Meet your guide near the Cardorna train station in Milan. Ride the train to Como. Explore the 2000-year old city of Como with your knowledgable guide. Como is famous for its gorgeous scenery– it borders the stunning Lake Como, is near the alps, and has a pleasant climate. In earlier centuries, the city was a favorite among the Roman elite. Now it is a vacation destination for Hollywood celebrities. Explore Como’s historic center with your knowledgable guide. Admire the city’s beautiful architecture and sculpture. Visit its historic churches. Take in stunning vistas. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of Lake Como, Italy’s 3rd largest lake.

Half-Day Lake Como Discovery Tour from Milan

7. Half-Day Lake Como Discovery Tour from Milan

Start your sightseeing adventure by meeting your guide at Cadorna Station in Milan, then catch a morning train from Milan to Lake Como; a scenic hour-long trip. Once in Como, you will take a leisurely walk through the city center with your local guide, discovering the majestic white marble Duomo, walking along the elegant Via Vittorio Emanuele, and taking in medieval walls and the Romanesque Sant’ Abbondio Church. The highlight of the tour is the superb, 600-year old Cathedral, and you'll discover traditional shops and upscale boutiques in Piazza Cavour, Via Plinio, and the waterfront. Your walk continues along the lakeside promenade to Villa Olmo, where you'll have magnificent views of the lake and town from the ornate garden. After the tour, enjoy some free time to enjoy Lake Como at your own pace, visiting more sites or just enjoying the scenery and Italian sunshine. With included return train tickets to Milan, you're free to explore Lake Como for as long as you want, then return to Milan at your preferred time.

From Milan: Full-Day Lake Como Romantic Tour

8. From Milan: Full-Day Lake Como Romantic Tour

After your transfer by train from Milan Cadorna Station to Como Lake Station, have a walking tour of the lake town of Como with a professional guide at your complete disposal.  If you want to admire the beauty of Lake Como, its unspoiled landscapes, banks filled with luxuriant vegetation, sumptuous villas and the small villages of rare beauty. This is where tourism, history, art and nature combine harmoniously. Nestled between the huge snow capped Alps that rise up from its shores is the fashionable, lakeside town Como. After spending time visiting the town or shopping and having a free lunch, take a panoramic cruise on Lake Como for 1-hour. You will stop in Torno, This pretty lakeside village is situated on high and has a view of Moltrasio, and behind it, of Monte Boletto. Enjoy a short stroll through the narrow streets in the village and then return by boat back to Como.

Como with Private Cooking Class

9. Como with Private Cooking Class

Everyone loves Italian food, so what could be better than making your authentic meal from scratch using the finest fresh ingredients, bursting with flavor? At 8.00 AM start your day in Milan with your guide at your disposal full day. You will get the train to Como, and the ferry will take you to enjoy your cooking class in Blevio. Start your class by discussing the daily menu in front of a drink and snacks. Then start cooking recipes from all various Italian regions. You will only use fresh and easy to find ingredients. Your cooking teacher will introduce every dish, explaining the origin and history of the different recipes and match them with the best accompanying wine.    For the main course, you might prepare homemade pasta or risotto. The cherry on top is the dessert such as the people's favourite Tiramisù. After two and half hours of team work, when everything is cooked, you can all enjoy lunch together with good Italian wine.   After lunch your guide will escort you back to Como for a nice walking tour, and then back to Milan at around 5.00 PM. 

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What people are saying about Lake Como

Overall rating

3.1 / 5

based on 15 reviews

The tour is well paced and you have a good opportunity to see Lake Como, Bellagio by boat, from Varenna. The highlight was definitely St. Moritz by the Bernina express train and the beautiful road trip down by coach! Very friendly tour guide and great driver too!

Amazing, full day. A beautiful contrast to the great days we have had in Milan city. Would have loved more time in St Moritz but all in all a special and very worthwhile day. Guide and driver superb

מסלול מהמם ומומלץ ביותר. יום של נופים, טבע וקצת לצאת מהעיר מילאנו. השיט באגם היה יפה הטיול בעיירה סנט מוריץ וכמובן הרכבת המושלגת!!

Fantastic day out. The guide was excellent and the bus driver made the trip safe and comfortable

Great tour and tour guide Exactly what we were looking for