Lake Como Day Trip from Milan

Day trip to Lake Como from Milan

10 h
Day Trips & Excursions
difficulty Easy
Wheelchair Accesible
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It was very organized and comfortable


Day trip to Lake Como from Milan

A day trip to the beautiful Lake Como departing from Milan, to explore this area surrounded by mountain peaks! Take the opportunity to depart for a leisurely - tour cruise on the lake Como to reach the charming village of Bellagio.

Lake Como day trip from Milan
Visit the city of Como and its picturesque historic centre
Enjoy a leisurely boat-cruise tour on the lake como
Admire the stunning scenery of the lakeside villas and their gardens
Enjoy some free time at Bellagio for shopping and visit the town’s treasures

With this exciting day trip you will get to Lake Como departing from Milan aboard a bus (equipped with all comforts). You will be enchated by the magnificent panorama, surrounded the beautiful mountain peaks. You will also eXPerience a two-hour tour cruise on Lake Como to Bellagio, a village full of treasures to discover.

Don’t miss this day trip to lake Como from Milan

This exciting Lake Como day trip will start early in the morning from Milan. You will depart from Milan onboard a bus, reaching the charming village of Como, which will be the first destination of the itinerary of your day tour.
Here you will have the opportunity to explore the historical centre, with stops at the most important monuments like the ancient Basilica of Sant'Abbondio. After the tour, you will have some free time to continue the exploration of Como. You can walk for the charming streets where one of the most famous Italian novel was set ("I Promessi Sposi") and have some shopping or enjoy a good lunch with a nice view on the Lake. 

Enjoy a pleasant cruise tour on Lake Como

After lunch you will take a boat to enjoy a nice cruise tour on Lake Como, where you will have the opportunity to admire its glimpses of rare beauty and take some terrific pictures.
The Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy for size, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore, and it is considered one of the most important natural treasures of northern Italy. If you are spending your vacation in Milan, the Lake Como is a mandatory stop: it takes around 1 hour and half to get to the Lake Como from Milan and it worths the trip, just only for the amazing cruise tour!

Visit the enchanting town of Bellagio and its treasures

During your cruise tour, you will admire the charming villas overlooking the lake, among which stands Villa d'Este in Cernobbio, a luxurious hotel surrounded by tropical gardens. The last stop of the cruise will be Bellagio, a popular tourist destination.
Here you will walk along the streets that climb the hill to the lake, strolling through craft shops, traditional markets and cafes housed in Bellagio’s historic buildings.
Your day trip to the Lake Como and Bellagio will end after the visit: you’ll take the boat to reach Cadenabbia, and from there you’ll return to Milan by bus.

Other Lake Como tours

The day trip to Lake Como could be also a more intimate experience. if you prefer this option, have a look at our private experiences:

  • The Private tour to Lake Como departing from Milan is a a day trip which includes also a cruise to the Lake Como, a visit of Bellagio and meals such as olive oil tasting, a light lunch and a dinner at a fishermen's restaurant.
  • If you are already in Como, you can join a Lake Como boat tour with pic nic, where you can relax on a comfortable boat and let yourself enjoy this tour on the waters of Como Lake. You can admire beautiful landscapes and enjoy a great picnic on board.
  • Another option would be a Private tour of Como with minicruise on the Lake: you will start from Cernobbio harbour setting off on a private taxi boat for a pleasant cruise tour on Lake Como. Then you will be able to enjoy a panoramic view, passing by the main places including a walk of Como.
  • If you are looking for some peculiar experiences, we suggest a Movie frame Private tour on Como Lakeacross the Villas that have been the scene of famous Hollywood movies, such as Star Wars - Episode II and Casino Royale, or a Private tour of Lake Como and its villas: you will head over to Cernobbio harbour and depart with the public ferry, stopping at the most famous villas around the Lake.
  • Day trips to the Lake Como could not be enough for travellers who are very passionate about Lakes' landscapes: for them, we suggest our 7 Days tour across Northern Italian Lakes, departing from Milan: you will pass through the Lake of Como and Bellagio and Garda Lake. Get this chance to visit also the romantic city of Verona and the charming city of the Lagoon: Venice.
  • Departure by bus from Milan
  • Arrival in Como
  • Basilica of Sant'Abbondio
  • Guided visit of the historic centre
  • Boat cruise from Como
  • Arrival in Bellagio and guided visit
  • Return to Milan
  • Transfer by bus from/to Milan
  • Guided Tour of Como
  • Visit of Bellagio (summer season only)
  • Visit of Brunate (winter season only)
  • Boat cruise on the Lake Como
  • Earphones for groups with more than 10 participants
  • Tips (optional)
  • Pick-up at the hotel
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


During the winter season (November 1st - March 31st) the tour does NOT include the visit of Bellagio. It is replaced by a visit of Brunate. During these months the price of the tour is lower (79 € per person).
We recommend comfortable shoes and, for visits to places of worship, appropriate clothing (shoulders and knees must be covered).
Do not forget to bring your camera!
This tour is free for children under 3 years.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.

Reviews of Day trip to Lake Como from Milan...

Reviewed by An ItalyXP customer from

Wonderful day to Lake Como

This was a great day out from Milan especially as we got sunny weather to enjoy the amazing views! A comfortable ItalyXP coach left on time and our very pleasant and patient guide called Beatrice was informative and a great communicator (in both English and Spanish). After just one hour drive we reached Como where we had one hour to explore the town. Then it was onto a 2-hour ferry boat on Lake Como where the scenery is never boring, in fact it is breathtakingly lovely. We enjoyed shopping and dining in Bellagio, the jewel of Lake Como, where we had a two-hour stopover. Then after a 15-minute crossing by boat, we were whisked back to Milan again on our coach. We considered the experience to be great value for money. It just couldn't have been any better.
Reviewed by Michael W. from

Lago de Como is breath taking!

The tour met at an easy to find location, was very well organized and a great value. The weather was beautiful and the boat ride on the lake was wonderful. Belagio was breath taking. We could have used more time there to explore. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The bus driver should be given hazardous duty pay for putting a tour bus down those narrow streets. The bus was very comfortable and made enough rest stops for us old folks. I would recommend this tour and will probably take it again if I get back to Milano. And yes, we saw George Clooney's house!
Reviewed by Agis N. from

The wheather was excellent

The wheather was excellent : a bigger boat trip, not as big as summer trip eventually,would be prevented for those conditions (extra fies would be necessaries).
Reviewed by kathy w. from

the boat ride and lunch in Bellagio, so Italian

a delightful day Weather was good, the bus trip was not that long. The lake is so picturesque. My only request would have been to just have one language spoken, not three. That got to be a little tiresome.