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    • Risk Free Booking
    • Experience crafted by locals
    • Customisable tour
    • Also available privately!

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    Grand Tour of Lake Como

    • Private boat tour with long relaxing cruise
    • Guided tour of Villa Balbianello or Villa Carlotta
    • Tour of Bellagio and the gardens of Villa Melzi

    At a glance

    An amazing full-day tour including a long private cruise onboard an open-top Venetian water taxi. Explore the western branch of Lake Como and admire the spectacular mountains and the stunning villas, once the homes of aristocrats, now the playgrounds for the jet set.


    This itinerary can be further personalised for a fully made-to-measure experience and a different pick-up point can be agreed upon according to your needs!

    • Duration: 7 Hours
    • Operated Only Privately
    • Price: Upon request


    • Meeting Point: Hotel pick-up by watertaxi or nearest dock
    • Time of departure 9:45 AM
    • Operating every day from March to October

    Risk Free Booking

    • NO Deposit Asked
    • NO Credit Card Charge until 2 weeks prior to tour
    • Shared Tours: 72h Free Cancellation & full refund
    • Private Tours: 7 days free Cancellation & full refund
    • We carefully follow all COVID-19 rules and restrictions. We suggest all participants to bring a safety mask and to wear it if current protocols require it.

    Discover the magnificent villas of Lake Como with our Grand Tour of Lake Como.

    This tour is the best and more complete way to explore Lake Como: by watertaxi. Our private boat will be with you the whole day.

    Here follows our suggested itinerary but let us know your preference and we will customize it. Would you like to spend the day on the boat sunbathing and swimming? Would you prefer to skip Bellagio and go for a lesser-known village? Would you like to have a luxurious Riva speedboat for your special day? Just ask!

    Take a private cruise on an open-top Venetian taxi. Relax while cruising the western branch of the lake, admiring the spectacular mountains. The coast is dotted with elegant villas, each with a story to tell. Our friendly and professional English-speaking tour guide will be there to add all the details you will want to hear.

    Disembark at Villa del Balbianello for a guided visit, a real gem not to be missed. As an alternative, you may visit Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, with its stunning gardens. The choice shall need to be made upon reservation (Villa del Balbianello is closed on Mon and Wed).

    After visiting the villa and its gardens, cruise onwards to the restaurant we chose together for your lunch.

    Visit the town of Bellagio, called the “Pearl of the Lake“. Maybe enjoy some shopping or walk in the botanical gardens of Villa Melzi, adorned with classical statues and rare, exotic plants.

    Later in the afternoon, our private water taxi will bring you back to the departure location.

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    Before you go

    What's included

    • Professional English speaking tour guide
    • Private Water taxi at disposal from 9.45 to 16.45
    • Entrance tickets to the villas

    What is not included?

    • Souvenirs. Our guide will be glad to point you to the best spots to buy local gifts
    • Extra food & drinks and what is not agreed upon booking must be paid separately
    • Lunch is not included. We shall suggest a restaurant and make a reservation

    What should I bring and know?

    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This tour is in English. Other languages are available upon request, please contact us


    What is your cancellation policy?

    • SHARED TOURS 72 hours free cancellation & full refund before the tour’s date
    • PRIVATE TOURS 7 days free cancellation & full refund before the tour’s date
    • We charge your credit card approx. 15 days before the tour,  no refund will be possible if you cancel later than 72 hours (for shared tours) or 7 days (for private tours) before the start of your tour
    • No refunds if you do not turn up for the tour (our tours start promptly, the guide shall not be able to linger)
    • ​If you need to reschedule your booked tour we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please contact us directly by email. In case we cannot meet your needs and you decide to cancel, no refund shall be given for tours that are cancelled with less than 48hours notice
    • Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions policy here
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