Private tour

From Milan: Villages of Lake Como with Private Boat Tour

Activity provider: Wander Italy

From Milan: Villages of Lake Como with Private Boat Tour

Activity provider: Wander Italy

From US$ 1,180.99 per group up to 2

Discover the beauty of Lake Como and its gems on a panoramic boat tour. Visit the picturesque Italian villages of Varenna, Bellaggio, Tremezzo, and Lugano in Switzerland.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Private group


  • Taste sweet Swiss chocolate the country is so famour for
  • Cross the border from Italy to Switzerland in just a day
  • Glide along Lake Como's waters on a panoramic private boat tour
  • Learn about the rich cultural area from you local guide
  • Experience the world-famous Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna
Full description

Leave the hustle and bustle of Milan behind you on a journey to Lake Como and Lake Lugano. Sit back and relax on a tranquil boat cruise, explore charming lakeside villages with your licensed guide, and make your way into Switzerland all in one day.

After your picturesque bus ride from Milan, hop on a bus and make your way to Varenna, a small fishing village. Varenna is located on the eastern side of Lake Como and from its shores you can clearly admire the cape of Bellagio — one of the most beautiful towns on the lake.

In Varenna, follow your guide on a stroll to discover and experience all this town has to offer. Marvel at the famous red fenced promenade, the Walk of Lovers, with its steep alleys and charming corners; the mountain views; and the colorful village houses. Get onboard a boat for a 15-minute ride to Bellagio. Here, take the time to explore and walk through the town at your own pace with recommendations from your guide about local restaurants and shops. Next, go on a panoramic private boat tour to the center of Lake Como. Admire the blue waters of the lake surrounded by traditional villas, such as Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello; colorful lake towns; and surrounding mountains. Then, dock at Tremezzo, where your bus would be waiting for you to take you to Lugano in neighboring Switzerland. Relax and enjoy the scenic ride while gazing at the alpine mountain ranges from your bus. In less than an hour, you're in Switzerland, where you will be able to admire the second lake of the day.

Discover the beauty of Lake Lugano and its elegance and cleanliness with its picturesque views. Indulge in some famous Swiss chocolates and enjoy some shopping before heading back to Milan.

  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned coach/bus
  • Licensed guide
  • Guided walking tour of Varenna, Bellagio, and Lugano
  • 1.5-hour private boat tour on Lake Como
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with motion sickness
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the corner of Via Mario Pagano and Via Rasori.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

Know before you go

  • The order of the sites visited might change for organizational reasons
  • Some of the venues are subject to last-minute closures due to ongoing restoration, mass celebrations, or special events. If this occurs, you will have an extended visit of the outside of the site and/or of other attractions

Product ID: 409501