Lake Como
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  • Lake Como 3-Hour Tour by Electric Bike

    1. Lake Como 3-Hour Tour by Electric Bike

    Discover Lake Como from a completely new perspective and explore the stunning scenery by eco-friendly electric bike. Let the bike take the strain as you navigate the scenic streets with ease. Climb aboard a bike equipped with an iPad Mini to help you discover the monuments and learn their history with a simple tap. Benefit from advanced technologies to explore the lake in a refreshing way. Relax as the bike guides you without any distractions or fatigue. Listen to the audio guide as you discover the ancient and modern beauties. At the end of the tour, you will be given a voucher for a special price on a fixed menu at a top restaurant.

    Excellent guide, great tour! Highly recommended. Sergio and son put on a great tour with ebikes and ipads. It's a strange combination, but it works very well. We got history of the town of Como and also got to see a lot of the lake.

  • From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Full-Day Trip

    2. From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Full-Day Trip

    Departure by bus from Milan as your tour leader welcomes you onboard. After about 1 hour, you will reach Como, with its beautiful medieval alleys, large squares, wonderful Gothic Cathedral, and bars that invite tourists to have a gourmet break. Admire the beautiful landscapes around Lake Como, characterized by the marvelous villas and the lush greenery that is reflected in the waters of the lake. Get a different perspective by sailing on the lake by boat. You will reach the enchanting Bellagio, one of the most beautiful tourist resorts and an elegant town that attracts thousands of visitors each day. Before returning to Milan, you will make an excursion to the upper part of the lake, towards the Monte del Ghisallo. Here, you will visit the Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, a reference point for the many cyclists passionate about two-wheeled excursions along mountain trails.

    Well planned trip. Lot of free time for exploring the places on your own. Small group and a friendly guide.

  • Bellagio: The Devil’s Bridge Wilderness Walk

    3. Bellagio: The Devil’s Bridge Wilderness Walk

    Visit a place that is so close to Bellagio and yet, little known and little visited. The village of Lezzeno, between the mountains and the lake, is mysterious — disturbing, according to some. Tradition says that witches and the devil himself used to feel at home here.  It’s hard not to believe tradition when you arrive at this village and see the hidden Devil’s Bridge. This bridge, suspended through wilderness, will be your starting point as you follow a trail that reveals a paradise-like landscape. Take in the rarely seen views on the opposite shore where Villa Balbianello stands. This spectacular walk, accompanied throughout by a view of Lake Como, ends in the heart of an unmissable village for those who want to know the hidden soul of this territory.

  • Lake Como: Private 3-Hour Tour with Cable Car Ride

    4. Lake Como: Private 3-Hour Tour with Cable Car Ride

    Visit Como, a Lombardy town renowned for its lively cultural history and beautiful lake. Because of its favorable position, Como was inhabited by many different groups, including Celts and Romans, that quickly turned it into a rich medieval center. While strolling through its streets you will get the chance to encounter buildings and monuments dating back to different phases of the city's history. Meet your guide at Piazza Cavour, a beautiful square facing the lake, and then move on to Piazza Volta and Piazza Mazzini, both commercial centers during the Middle Ages and still now lively areas full of shops, bars, and restaurants. Discover all the city's major landmarks such as the imposing Como Cathedral and San Fedele Romanic Basilica. See more monuments on your way, including Porta Torre, the city's main fortified tower. Reach Brunate, a town overlooking the lake. Ride the cable car an...

  • Lake Como Tour: The Story of the Local Rebels

    5. Lake Como Tour: The Story of the Local Rebels

    Lake Como is a land of wonderful landscapes and history, but also, a place full of tales of smugglers, brigands, and soldiers. In this frontier land between Italy and Switzerland, the mountains just off the center of Como were excavated to accommodate trenches, fortresses and hiding places. The forests have been inhabited by thousands of soldiers and the trails were crossed from one side of the border to the other by men with allegiances to both countries. Your guide will lead you on a fascinating tour through the Spina Verde park, a still green area of Como, where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the park, beautiful views of the city, the lake and learn very peculiar aspects of the local history.

  • From Milan: Bellagio and Lake Como Day Trip with Lunch

    6. From Milan: Bellagio and Lake Como Day Trip with Lunch

    Begin your journey around Lake Como in Milan, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Bellagio, a beautiful Italian village famous for its elegant and romantic palaces, and its stunning view of Lake Como. Stroll along its charming streets before hopping onto a ferry to Varenna. Sit back and relax on your short ferry ride over one of Italy's most famous lakes before walking through the picturesque village of Varenna with its blooming flowers, stunning villas and their verdant gardens. Enjoy lunch by the lake before discovering the village at your own pace, and being brought back to Milan. Best of all, choose from either a small-group or private guided experience to make your trip special.

  • 3-Hour Como Segway PT Tour of Lakeside and Town

    7. 3-Hour Como Segway PT Tour of Lakeside and Town

    Tour charming Lake Como up close on a Segway and you will understand why poets, artists and the elite have flocked to these shores since Roman times. Begin near elegant Villa Olmo and follow a romantic promenade that lets you admire the grand neoclassical villas lining the western shore. A panoramic view of the whole city, nestled at one end of this unique "Y"-shaped lake, awaits at the public gardens. Next we head into the town center. Medieval walls surround this delightful enclave. Acquaint yourself with the cafes and restaurants housed in refined buildings along its streets. A Segway is the perfect choice to get around easily, and our maximum tour size of 8 people makes this a very personal experience. Once you have a feel for the town, return along the lake and enjoy gliding through the enchanted atmosphere that this magical landscape evokes.

  • Como: Private Opening of a Medieval Castle Over Lake Como

    8. Como: Private Opening of a Medieval Castle Over Lake Como

    Pick your favorite time of the day for the doors of Castello Baradello to open exclusively for you. Would it be an energizing walk in the morning? Or a mysterious visit close to midnight? Or perhaps a romantic aperitivo watching the sunset? The choice is yours. Take an easy, scenic walk to reach the Baradello Castle, nestled in the greenery of a protected natural park. Immerse yourself in the history, nature and culture of the region. The castle is the symbol of Como and one of the most important historical monuments in the Lake Como area. Uncover the historical events of Northern Italy that the walls have been witnesses to. Discover the Tower of Time Museum. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city and its lake from the top of the castle's high tower. Enjoy private access to the terrace. Built by Emperor Federico Barbarossa on previous fortifications and located in a strategic and spectacu...

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What people are saying about Lake Como

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 79 reviews

What a fantastic way to see most of Como with a guide on my favorite mode of transportation! The headphones automatically started telling the story of what We were seeing as we pulled up and we could look at the mini iPad for pictures of past and present and what the inside of the buildings and museums looked like. Our guide augmented with other stories and personal reflections. The Ebikes had a front wheel motor, so it had a different feel than my own, but we’re plenty powerful for the few hills we encountered. Be prepared for lots of stops and starts the first 3/4 of the trip as you learn about the city. The last 1/4 had few stops.

Excellent guide, great tour! Highly recommended. Sergio and son put on a great tour with ebikes and ipads. It's a strange combination, but it works very well. We got history of the town of Como and also got to see a lot of the lake.

The guide was really professional‚ kind‚ and the available‚ electrical bikes were of good quality. An awesome 3hours experience. I highly recommend.

Well planned trip. Lot of free time for exploring the places on your own. Small group and a friendly guide.

Andri was excellent, very informed and made our day