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Villa del Balbianello is one of a number of elegant historic villas that sit directly on the water’s edge at Lake Como. On the tip of a small promontory on the lake’s western shore, Balbianello is particularly lovely, with luxurious interiors, scenic loggia, beautiful gardens, and romantic lake views.

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Via Comoedia 5, Tremezzina, Como, Italy, 22016
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Lake Como, Bellagio And Varenna

Lake Como, Bellagio And Varenna

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Swap the city sights of Milan for the lakeside allure of Lake Como with this day trip from Milan. Showcasing the highlights of the glamorous northern lake, the excursion packs in a walking tour of Como town and a visit to Villa Olmo with a boat cruise to Bellagio and free time in Varenna. You’ll travel with a guide to get the lowdown on all the sights, and you’ll be back in Milan in time for dinner.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.94
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Sailing Experience on Lake Como with Private Skipper

Sailing Experience on Lake Como with Private Skipper

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Get away from the crowds on land and discover the quieter side of Lake Como on this private sailing adventure. Set sail from Bellagio on an elegant 8.5m-long boat to admire the attractions along the shoreline, including Villa del Balbianello, Villa Melzi, and Villa Carlotta. Sail alongside Comacina Island and drop anchor to dive into the crystal clear waters of the lake or relax on board with music, drinks and snacks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$550.25
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Sunset sailing on lake Como with private skipper
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Sunset sailing on lake Como with private skipper

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Marvel at the most spectacular villas and picturesque towns on the shores of Lake Como in the golden light of dusk with this sunset cruise. Set sail from Bellagio on board a 38-foot boat to cruise past highlights like Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, and Villa Melzi. Sip a glass of Prosecco and nibble on local specialties while you savor unique views from the water.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$369.30
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Como Lake Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio private full-day tour
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Como Lake Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio private full-day tour

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Lake Como is home to dazzling villas and postcard-perfect villages, but getting around on your own can be confusing. With this private tour, save hours by navigating between highlights with a guide. Reach Villa Balbianello via speedboat for a guided tour of the lavish villa and gardens. Stop for a tasting at the most historic olive oil producer on the lake before a stroll through Bellagio and scenic ferry ride back to Como.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$206.34
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Villa Balbianello and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day Tour

Villa Balbianello and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day Tour

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Capture the spirit of Lake Como on a walking tour of Bellagio and Varenna, two of the mid-lake region's most enchanting towns. Stop at a historic olive oil mill to taste one of the region's local specialties, accompanied by cured meats and wine. A Lake Como boat cruise takes you to visit Villa Melzi's lush gardens and the opulent Villa del Balbianello, including a traditional lunch at a lakefront restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
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$328.03
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Private Tour: Lake Como From Milan with Private Driver and Private Boat

Private Tour: Lake Como From Milan with Private Driver and Private Boat

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Waste no time on a day trip to Lake Como, and see the sights of the glamorous Italian lake with your own private driver. With round-trip hotel transport direct from your Milan hotel included, the day trip is set up perfectly for a hassle-free day on the lake. Check off highlights such as Villa Balbianello in Lenno where scenes from Star Wars films were set, and take the ferry to beautiful Bellagio. You can even opt to cruise aboard a luxurious private boat before your return to Milan.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$592.58
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Villas Tour

Villas Tour

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See the historic villas of Lake Como the way they were built to be seen — from the water. This private boat cruise includes admission to three of the must-sees, and you'll stop to visit them at your own pace. Admire the art of Villa Carlotta, the gardens of Villa Melzi in Bellagio, and the statues of Villa Balbianello, and soak up views of the elegant lakeside hamlets as you cruise.
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  • 5 hours
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$846.54
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Lake Como Private Boat Tour

Lake Como Private Boat Tour

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Lake Como is among the most scenic of Italy’s northern lakes, lined with historic villas and gardens. With this boat tour, admire sights that are inaccessible by ferry or car and enjoy the flexibility of a private experience. Set off from Como to cruise past Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta, snap photos of Tremezzo and Bellagio, and get a glimpse of the lake’s island and waterfall.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$687.81
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Best of Lake Como: guided visit to Villa Carlotta + 1 h private watertaxi cruise

Best of Lake Como: guided visit to Villa Carlotta + 1 h private watertaxi cruise

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Make the most of your time on Lake Como with this tour that touches on the top sights in just a few hours. Enjoy a guided tour of Villa Carlotta and its botanical gardens, then set off on a lake cruise along the coastline from Tremezzo to marvel at Villa del Balbianello and round the island of Comacina. Skirt the opposite shore on the way back to admire Villa Melzi and Bellagio.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.67
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$135.67
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Lake Como and its villas tour

Lake Como and its villas tour

The soothing and elegant atmosphere of Lake Como is inimitable. Since the Roman age, it has been a leisure location for aristocrats and still, due to the quite impervious configuration, it has not been reached by the mass tourism. From the Renaissance to the Napoleonic age, wealthy families, clergymen and politicians have built here their summer residences. This exclusive guided tour will take you along the lakeside, to discover some of these art treasures: Villa del Balbianello, Villa Erba, Villa Carlotta and Villa Melzi d'Eril, also famous for its garden. You will be astonished by their beauty and by the harmony between architecture and landscape. After just one day, a light will be shining forever in your eyes and your soul.
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  • 7 hours
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$518.50
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Full-Day Small-Group Bellagio and Villa Balbianello Tour with Lunch

Full-Day Small-Group Bellagio and Villa Balbianello Tour with Lunch

Our tour is not simply a walking tour. It's a taste of local life. Mix with the community and practise some Italian while learning about the history, culture and food of Bellagio. Enjoy a delicious typical lunch at an hilltop restaurant. Continue the tour relaxing onboard a public boat cruising the central part of the lake till Villa Balbianello. Join a guided visit of it learning about the fascinating stories that lie behind this enchanting property.
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  • 8 hours
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The best of Como lake: Como city walking tour and Villa Balbianello

The best of Como lake: Como city walking tour and Villa Balbianello

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We will show you the most important attractions of Como like the Cathedral, the San Fedele Church, the Roman city walls and towers and will bring you in the particular atmosphere of the charming Como lake town. After a short lunch break we will take a speed boat to Lenno (about 40 min), where the villa Balbianello is located. After the visit to the villa Balbianello, the setting place for Star Wars and James Bond Casino Royal. We will return with the normal boat (1,5h), to have a possibility to show you the most beautiful villas on the lake during the trip. We will finish our tour in the Como city at 6 pm. Please note that in case of overbooking in high season this tour might become a semi-private tour with the number of participants reaching maximum 8 persons. In this case you will be offered an aperitivo (a drink and typical Italian appetizers) on the lake after the tour. If you want your tour to be exclusively private, please mention it under the point "requirements".
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  • 9 hours
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$174.60
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Walking tour: Tremezzo, Isola Comacina , Villa Balbianello

Walking tour: Tremezzo, Isola Comacina , Villa Balbianello

At 9:30 starts our walking tour from Tremezzo, typical village looking the central part of the lake, in front of Bellagio and Varenna. We walk from Tremezzo to Ossuccio through an ancient connection road, the "Greenway of the lake" discovering gentle paths, hidden corners of local history and enchanting lake views. We reach Ossuccio and from there the Comacina island by public boat. Comacina island is the only one island of Lake Como, one of the most interesting archeological sites in northern Italy for the early Middle Ages. The area, called Zoca de l'Oli for its mild climate, is covered by mediterranean vegetation and olive trees for the production of local oil. From Comacina Island return trip by public boat to Ossuccio, from Ossuccio by walk to Villa Balbianello, in Lenno. Villa Balbianello is located on a wooded promontory on Como lake. This elegant, romantic 18th century mansion and its magnificent garden have hosted writers and travelers, including Guido Monzino, the last owner.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.65
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LAKE COMO Hiking Experience, from Villa Carlotta to Villa Balbianello

LAKE COMO Hiking Experience, from Villa Carlotta to Villa Balbianello

Unique experience guided by a TRUE LOCAL GUIDE,( NADIA, Nature Hiking Guide licensed AIGAE, the Official Italian Association for Nature Hiking Guides) Visit of Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello, two of the most beautiful and famous villas on Lake Como. Walk along the "Greenway of the Lake", an ancient path that connected the lakeside from Como to Colico. Visit of the rural villages, tasting of local specialties in a typical Restaurant overlooking the Lake.
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  • 1 day 6 hours
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$84.65
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Best of Lake Como - Full day boat tour from Como

Best of Lake Como - Full day boat tour from Como

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A panoramic transfer by minivan to Tremezzo for a guided tour of Villa Carlotta followed by a private water taxi cruise to admire Villa del Balbianello and the Comacina Island. Explore and enjoy Bellagio and then depart for a long cruise back to Como to relax admiring the spectacular mountains and the stunning villas.
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  • 8 hours
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$336.18
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A private evening cruise on lake Como

A private evening cruise on lake Como

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Experience stunning Lake Como at its most picturesque during this private, sunset cruise. Travel aboard a Venetian-style boat and enjoy an onboard aperitivo with wine. Get a first-hand view of renowned attractions like Villa Erba and Villa del Balbianello while watching the sunset. Tours include possible departures from Como, Cernobbio or Blevio.
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  • 2 hours
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$365.07
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Lake Como: Venetian-style Boat Cruise to Villas (small groups only)
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Lake Como: Venetian-style Boat Cruise to Villas (small groups only)

Cruise on Lake Como! prepare yourself to spend a day truly as a VIP! Small groups for a unique and authentic experience. Jump on a beautiful Venetian-style boat used only for our group. Most of the proposals on the lake generally offer transits by regulars crowded ferries that do not allow a good view of the beauties around.This tour lasts about 4 hours: 3 hours total on board + stops in Varenna and Bellagio. No crowd, no stress… Just you, your driver and your thoughts! 15-minutes coffee break in Varenna before the best part of the cruise: Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, Villa La Cassinella and many other beautiful architectures and stunning landscapes. Don’t forget to toast to Life with a glass of Prosecco while you stare at this romantic views! You’ll then meet Isola Comacina, a little islands rich in history and nature before arriving in Bellagio, “The Pearl of Lake Como”, Here you stop for about 1 hour and you’re free to visit around with our map (designed by us!).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$263.48
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LA DOLCE VITA : BELLAGIO CRUISE & VILLAS + Michelin Lunch

LA DOLCE VITA : BELLAGIO CRUISE & VILLAS + Michelin Lunch

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Combine a Lake Como cruise with lunch in a Michelin-listed lakeside restaurant. An experience designed to showcase “la dolce vita” of Lake Como, the combo-tour starts with a cruise from Varenna by elegant Venetian water taxi, and finishes with lunch and red wine in Bellagio. An entry ticket to the gardens of Villa Melzi is an extra perk.
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  • 2 hours
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$206.34
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Summer tour

Summer tour

Enjoy a day of relaxation and good food. With this tour you will have access to the pool for the whole day where you can admire an incredible view and that you can intersperse with a good meal overlooking the lake and consists of appetizer, first course, water and coffee and a private boat ride from where you can admire the beauty of the centre of the lake lasting an hour. It's the perfect tour for a romantic day out, or a day out with friends with an unbeatable poolside view.
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  • 6 hours
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$338.62
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Vip Tour

Vip Tour

During this tour you will have the possibility to see the Italian landscapes and passion for food. You can also experience the Italian conviviality and it will give you the flavor of true Italian lifestyle.
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  • 5 hours
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$476.18
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Nativity Hiking Tour: from Tremezzina to Villa Balbianello

Nativity Hiking Tour: from Tremezzina to Villa Balbianello

The Lake Como Christmas Light is going to light up 80 towns along the shores of the Lake Como, creating “the most beautiful nativity scene in the world”. A special section is dedicated to Solidarity in the presence of voluntary associations which will present their activities. Our Tour is a wonderful opportunity to discover Lake Como in its Christmas atmosphere, discovering corners that from a crib seems to have come out. We'll visit Villa Mainona, where we admire the Nativity scenes of the voluntary Association "Gli Amici del Presepe di Tremezzina". From Tremezzo, walking along a path through the small typical villages, we reach Villa Balbianello, a world famous Villa where we can admire some handmade cribs of the same voluntary Association. Every village and town on Lake Como is colorful and full of light during this time of the year, we wait for you to live the magic!
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  • 6 hours
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$68.78
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Movie sets on Lake Como

Movie sets on Lake Como

Lake Como is known throughout the world for wonderful views, grand private and public villas and lush gardens. In recent years the Lario has experienced an increase in interest as a location for film sets for important national and international advertising campaigns and films. Even the Lumière brothers filmed one of their first films) a natural film set. Among the most famous little ones, the "Shadow of Suspicion" with Antonio Banderas, "The defense of Luzhin" taken from the novel by Nabokov, "Ocean's Twelve ”,“ The Garden of Pleasure ”, silent film by Alfred Hitchcock,“ A Month at the Lake ”with Uma Thurman and Alessandro Gassman,“ Casino Royale ”and the second episode of the new Star Wars trilogy. This tour focuses on some lake views that became particularly famous following their appearance on the big screen. Villa Carlotta and Villa del Balbianello will be the absolute protagonists.
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  • 8 hours
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$497.34
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LA DOLCE VITA : Lake Como 1h Cruise + Villa Balbianello (Guided Tour)

LA DOLCE VITA : Lake Como 1h Cruise + Villa Balbianello (Guided Tour)

Experience unique natural beauty, as you cruise down the lake from Varenna through the very center and beating heart of Lake Como. Admire the XIX villas and noble mansions. Satisfy your curiosity about the architectural features, culture and history of Villa Balbianello stepping off the boat for a 1h guided tour of it, one of the main tourist attractions of Lake Como, built on a suggestive promontory overlooking the lake. Set for numerous film scripts: the second episode of the Star Wars saga (2002) and Martin Campbell's Casino Royale with the charming James Bond. The tour ends at the Villa giving you the opportunity to have lunch at one of the many enchanting lakeside restaurants in Lenno. Frequent are the public boats that will take you back to Bellagio.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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The luxury of Como's villas

The luxury of Como's villas

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A day of relaxation, art and culture discovering the most beautiful villas on the lake and tasting excellent food. These include Villa Melzi and its beautiful garden in Bellaggio; the renowned Villa del Balbianello in Lenno and the beloved Villa Carlotta famous for their works of art and botanical gardens.
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  • 6 hours
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Lake Como, Bellagio And Varenna
"Well organised. Well packed event. Lots to see and do. Guide Sonia and driver Alexandrou were amazing and very helpful. Lovely memories to keep. Thank you for making our holiday experience special."..."
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Sailing Experience on Lake Como with Private Skipper
"Federico was awesome. He was very accommodating. He had great music and a nice mid-trip snack. The boat ride was a highlight of our trip and is an amazing way to experience the lakes."..."
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Sunset sailing on lake Como with private skipper
"My friends and I had a wonderful time on the boat, which was accompanied with Prosecco and snacks! Federico was very friendly, welcoming and accommodating to our needs! Highly recommend this boat trip!"..."
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Como Lake Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio private full-day tour
"Violetta is so knowledgeable, helpful and fun. Great experience on a most gorgeous tour. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"..."
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Villa Balbianello and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day Tour
"This was a wonderful tour, very informative. The tour guide was excellent and spoke perfect English. I would highly recommend this tour."..."
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Private Tour: Lake Como From Milan with Private Driver and Private Boat
"Simone is an excellent tour guide and driver. The private boat adventure is a most. The recommended restaurant for lunch Suisse is a perfect one and people very friendly in Belaggio."..."
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Lake Como Private Boat Tour
"Claudio was a great guide and a captain, he showed us around in Como Lake and he had a very positive vibe. I would recommend anyone to book the trip without even having a doubt in mind. Always would be happy to book again!"..."
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The best of Como lake: Como city walking tour and Villa Balbianello
"Michele was an excellent guide! I really appreciated his insight and information. Lake Como area is gorgeous and it was really helpful to have him navigate ferries, etc. Recommending to friends and family."..."
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Best of Lake Como - Full day boat tour from Como
"Magdalena was a delightful tour guide. She had in depth knowledge of the lame and all the history of villages, villas, etc. We highly recommend using this service for a great Como lake and Bellagio experience."..."
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A private evening cruise on lake Como
"Excellent! The tour was really good and the guide was really friendly. The timing was perfect: we saw the sun setting on the lake and the some extraordinary villas."..."
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