Experience the dramatic beauty of the Italian Lakes on this day tour from Milan.
You will visit Lake Como which is the most scenic of the three Italian lakes.
All the towns that lie on the banks of Lake Como enjoy breathtaking scenery of the Alps and the aqua-blue waters of Lake Como. You will see wonderful old villas and gardens with plenty of flowers and exotic plants. Como gained world fame in the 20th century thanks to the novel ‘The Betrothed’, by Alessandro Manzoni, set on the Lecco branch of the Lake.
The tour starts from Foro Bonaparte 76 (MM1 Cairoli) in Milan. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will be taken on a coach tour to Lake Como. With a surface of 146 square metres, Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. Its peculiar shape, an upturned Y, is due to its three branches: Colico, the northern branch, Lecco, the south east branch and Como, the south west branch.
Take a tour of the Como city centre and admire its beautiful old villas and learn about the history of Lombardy. The sites worth visiting are: silk museum, civic museum and Alessandro Volta museum.
Take a boat cruise on Lake Como (approximately 2 hours) to Bellagio, a commune in the province of Como. Perched at the tip of the peninsula separating the lake’s two southern arms, it is possible to get a view of the Alps across the lake. Here you will have free time to enjoy lunch. Transfer by boat from Bellagio to Cadenabbia.
From Como, you will be transferred back to Milan.
Take a tour of the Como city centre and admire its beautiful old villas and learn about the history of Lombardy. The sites worth visiting are: silk museum, civic museum and Alessandro Volta museum. Here, visit the historic city centre and take a cable car ride to Brunate. Here you can enjoy lunch with a million dollar view.
After lunch, return to Como and on your cruise, admire the lakeside villas. Keep an eye out for Villa d'Este at Cernobbio, a luxurious hotel set amidst tropical gardens. The mild Mediterranean climate ensures that an abundance of exotic and rare plants thrive all year round.
Once back in Como, visit the Romanesque Sant'Abbondio church and Villa Olmo or enjoy free time shopping in many of the fashionable stores.
From Como, you will be transferred back in a coach to Milan.
This was one of the best tours we took in Italy. The tour was well organized...not too large either. Lake Como is breathtaking. We stopped for lunch and enjoyed the people and... Teresa Gonzalez
Our tour guide was fantastic, keeping us fully informed from start to finish, a brilliantly organised tour well worth the money We had time to look around Como & plenty of... Miss S R Downing
01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily
01 Nov - 31 Mar: Wednesday & Saturday
01 Apr - 31 Oct: 0830h (08:30am)
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 0900h (09:00am)
Duration: 9 hours
The tour departs from Foro Bonaparte 76, 20121 (MM1 Cairoli), Milan. It is 100 meters away from Cairoli train station.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour returns to the starting point
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Carry your isango! voucher on the tour.
Please provide date of birth of child on the booking.
From 01st April - 31st October 2014: Everyday with a bi-lingual guide with the following schedule:
Monday: English and German
Tuesday: English only
Wednesday: English and Spanish
Thursday: English only
Friday: English and Portuguese
Saturday: English only
Sunday: English and Spanish
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