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Villa Carlotta & Private Boat

Tremezzo - Villa Melzi - Bellagio
  • Guided tours of Villa Carlotta
  • Relaxing private cruise
  • Coast tour from Tremezzo to Lenno
  • Botanical garden of Villa Melzi 

At a glance

This half day tour will allow you to be guided to discover the amazing Villa Carlotta and its botanical gardens and then take a private cruise on an open-top Venetian watertaxi to explore the central part of the lake.

  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Min: 2 adults
  • Max: 10 people
  • Adult: 125€
  • Child (4-12y): 55€
  • Infant (0-3y): free

Risk Free Booking

  • NO Deposit Asked
  • NO Credit Card Charge until 2 weeks prior to tour
  • 48h Free Cancellation & full 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.


  • Meeting Point: Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta
    Via Regina, 2, 22016 Tremezzina CO
    Meeting point at the benches across the road from the ticket office.
  • Time of departure 10:00 AM
  • Operating every Mon, Wed, Fri from March to October
During this half day small group tour, you will take a guided tour to Villa Carlotta and its amazing art collection including beautiful sculptures by Canova, followed by a walk in the colorful and astounding botanical gardens of the villa.

You will then take a 1 hour cruise on a private open-top Venetian watertaxi, which will give you the chance to relax admiring the spectacular mountains and the stunning villas. Accompanied by an English speaking guide, we will tour the coast from Tremezzo down to Lenno, admire Villa del Balbianello from the water and circumnavigate Island Comacina. Then we will slowly cruise along the opposite coast to reach the botanical gardens of Villa Melzi and finally Bellagio.

Those who wish to, will get off at this renowed village to spend the afternoon, while the rest of the group will be lead back to Tremezzo.

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What is included?

  • Local, friendly English speaking licensed guide
  • Private Boat Tour of the central part of the lake
  • Entrance Fees of Villa Carlotta

What is not included?

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off is only available upon request and quoted separately
  • Souvenirs. Our guide will be glad to point you to the best spots to buy local gifts
  • Extra food & drinks and what is not explicitly listed in the programme must be paid separately​

What should I bring and know?

  • A Water Bottle, alternatively you can purchase one near the meeting point ​
  • Comfortable walking shoes and clothes as a fair amount of walking is involved
  • 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
  • ​Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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?

  • Free cancellation 48 hours or more before the tour
  • 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

Is the tour customizable?

Yes! All our itineraries are starting points, 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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