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    • Experience crafted by locals
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    Grand Tour of Lake Como

    • Private cruise tour
    • 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.

    • Duration: 7 - 7.5 Hours
    • When: March - October
    • Meeting Point: Hotel pick up

    Risk Free Booking

    • NO Deposit Asked
    • NO Credit Card Charge until 2 weeks prior to tour
    • Full refund up to 7 days before the tour, 50% refund up to 72h before the tour, no subsequent refund
    • Our guides are trained on all COVID-19 safety guidelines and have hand sanitising available for you to use
    • All participants are asked to bring a safety mask and to wear it if current protocols require it.

    What's Included

    • Local, friendly English speaking licensed guide
    • Entrance fees to the villas
    • Watertaxi 1000-1700
    • Pick up at your hotel

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

    Take a private cruise in an open-top Venetian taxi. Relax while cruising the Western branch of the lake, admiring the spectacular mountains and the stunning villas. 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 at least one day in advance. Villa Carlotta will always be the choice on Mon and Wed.

    After visiting the villa and its gardens, cruise onwards to Bellagio called the “Pearl of the Lake.” Here you shall stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice (we shall be glad to suggest a restaurant and make reservations).

    After lunch, visit the town of Bellagio and the gardens of Villa Melzi, adorned with classical statues and rare, exotic plants. In May, the azaleas are justly celebrated. After some time in Bellagio and perhaps some shopping, your private water taxi will pick you up to bring you back to the departure location.

    A friendly and professional English-speaking tour guide shall accompany you the whole day, giving you all the information you need and, why not, useful suggestions.

    Before you go

    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 in Bellagio

    What should I bring and know?

    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Please remember that bookings are made on a first come, first served basis
    • This tour is in English. Other languages are available upon request, please contact us


    What is your cancellation policy?

    • Full refund up to 7 days before the tour, 50% refund up to 72h before the tour, no subsequent refund
    • We charge your credit card approx. 15 days before the tour,  no refund will be possible if you cancel later than 2 days (48 hours) 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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