From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip
- Small group
- Duration: 10 hours
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The day was a great day spent around Lake Como. Our guide Franco was cheery and informative. Alex, our bus driver, expertly guided the big bus through small twisty narrow roads on cliffs. The exercusion itself was well timed and we didn't feel gipped anywere. We stopped at Villa Olma to walk the beautuiful gardens and have our first breath taking view of Lake Como. After 30 minutes or so we, made our way into Como (the town) for a little over an hour. We had a brief guided tour before free time. Next we took a panoramic drive around the lake where we met our private boat. We were able to sit outside on the deck and take in the beautiul day. Franco pointed out villas from the water and the history or the owner. Our next stop was Bellagio where we had lunch and free time. Finally we took a public ferry to Varenna for a last quick stop before taking the bus back to Milan. Finally with current times (COVID-19), our guide wore a mask at all times and encouraged social distancing.
Como was great and lunch in Bellagio (@ La Grotta) was awesome. What disappointed me was that I had been to Varenna before and specifically chose this tour to introduce this sleepy gem to a colleague. At the end of the day we only had 15 minutes to walk from where our boat dropped us off to the coach pick-up and none of the group had a chance to see anything of Varenna town. I can understand why it would have been difficult to organise but it was still a shame.
Overall this was a great trip. As a solo female traveller this was a really good option. Really well organized, transportation was very comfortable, and we were given some free time in Como to walk around. The boat ride was more like a round trip ferry ride, but beautiful nonetheless. It would be nice to go back in the summer for the longer boat ride, but the plus side of the winter tour is that Como was not as busy.
One hour drive from Milan, you are already in a beautiful countryside!!!!! The bus was very comfortable, the guide and the driver were extremely welcoming and lovely. We really enjoyed our little trip. The little town Bellagio is so pretty, and also you get to see the breathtaking view of the mountains over the lake. Definitely worth the visit!
One of the best experiences I’ve had, the tour guide was so friendly, knowledgable and was so caring, going the extra mile to give us her undivided attention to make us feel it was a private tour. Lake Como.....breath taking is an expression that doesn’t do it justice! I found it more mesmerising than Almafi