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    • Experience crafted by locals
    • Customisable tour
    • Also available privately!

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    Unexpected Lake Como By Boat

    • Private guided boat tour with relaxing cruise
    • Cruise in front of Varenna to take amazing pics
    • Visit the amazing Orrido di Bellano, a not to miss natural gorge
    • Enjoy and aperitivo in Menaggio

    At a glance

    A 3 hour boat tour to enjoy the mid lake area and stop to explore the towns of Bellano, with its not-to-miss natural gorge, and Menaggio, one of the 3 pearls of Lake Como.


    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: 3 Hours
    • Operated Only Privately
    • Price: Upon request


    • Meeting Point: Hotel pick-up by watertaxi or nearest dock - Mid Lake Area
    • Time of departure 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM
    • Operating every day from March to October

    Risk Free Booking

    • SHARED TOURS: 72h Free Cancellation & full refund
    • PRIVATE TOURS: Small 10% deposit asked at booking, 15 days free cancellation & 90% refund

    The beauty of Lake Como lies not only in the water and mountains scenery, but also in its small waterfront towns: decades of towns some of which definitely off the crowd. With this half-day tour, we’ll explore a bit further than the Bellagio area, leaving you time to get back to your hotel and linger by the pool.

    We will hop on a Venetian watertaxi because you’ll agree this is by any means the most elegant, relaxing and most of the times fastest way to explore the area. And of course there will be an expert tour guide with you: they will add a lot of info and enrich your experience with local tips which you will love to hear!

    You will meet our tour guide and private watertaxi at the pier nearest to you: we will be able to pick you up in Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzo, Menaggio and other towns in the central lake area.

    Enjoy a cruise in front of the fascinating town of Varenna: the ideal location to take beautiful pictures.

    Cruise north along the shore to reach Bellano, a small town well-known to locals: walk along its narrow streets and stop to visit its natural gorge, called Orrido in Italian. Believe us, it will be amazing!

    Our watertaxi will cruise you in the waters in front of Bellano, showing you Villa La Gaeta, known for having been the set for Casino Royale and then will reach Menaggio, one of the pearls of Lake Como. This beautiful town is one of our favorites, not only for the beautiful view you get of both Varenna and Bellagio but also for its history and its slow paced center.

    Whatever you prefer doing, our guide will be there to suggest the best place to relax and eat gelato or sip a Spritz or a glass of local wine.

    Our watertaxi will then transfer you back to departure location

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    Before you go

    What is included?

    • Professional English speaking tour guide
    • Private Venetian Watertaxi available for 3 hours
    • Entrance tickets to the Orrido di Bellano
    • Spritz or glass of wine in Menaggio

    What is not included?

    • Pick-up and drop-off from a different location is available upon request and quoted separately
    • Extra food & drinks and what is not explicitly included and detailed in the program must be paid separately​
    • Tips are not mandatory but very well appreciated by guides and drivers if you enjoyed their service
    • Souvenirs Our guides will be glad to point you to the best spots to buy local gifts

    What should I bring and know?

    • While in Italy you should always carry an ID card with you. When taking a boat tour in particular, at least one person in the group must carry his/her passport or ID or a copy or a picture. If failing this requirement, boarding might be denied.
    • Bring a Water Bottle, alternatively you can purchase one near the meeting point ​
    • Private boats do now allow bringing your own food and drinks on board, except for a bottle of water.
    • Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes 
    • Sun hat and sun screen are strongly recommended in summer months
    • The tour runs rain or shine.​ If rain is forecast, bring an umbrella, as you will be outside for most of the tour
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • ​Not wheelchair accessible
    • No pets allowed
    • This tour is in English. Other languages are available upon request, please contact us

    What is your cancellation policy?

    • SHARED TOURS: full payment within 15 days before tour date. Full refund until 72 hours before departure time.
    • PRIVATE TOURS: 10% non-refundable service fee at confirmation. 90% payment 15 days before tour. Full refund (excluding service fee) until 15 days prior to tour/itinerary start. No refund thereafter.
    • No refunds if you do not turn up for the tour (no-show) (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 72 hours notice in case of shared tours and 15 days in case of private tours. 
    • Tours and activities take place rain or shine. If one of our suppliers cancels (i.e. boat), we will do our best to propose an alternative solution. Full refunds will not be guaranteed in case the alternative is not accepted, as some services (i.e. guide, car) might still be due remuneration.
    • Some tours may require a fixed deposit in order to purchase tickets in advance. We will let you know case by case once we receive your request.
    •  A 4% credit card fee will be applied to cc payments. Credit card fees are not refundable.
    •  We encourage travel insurance for all trips.
    • Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions policy here

    Is the tour customizable?

    Yes! All our itineraries are samples, created to inspire and give options for a ready to book tour. But we love to design custom experiences for our clients.

    Whether you just have a special request for us or need a private, fully made-to-measure experience, let us know! We can design an itinerary just for you.

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