Lake Como

Lake Como Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio exclusive full-day tour

Como, Italy
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From USD 240.83

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Lake Como is home to dazzling villas and postcard-perfect villages, but getting around on your own can be confusing. With this small group (max 8 people) tour, save hours by navigating between highlights with a guide. Reach Villa Balbianello via hydrofoil for a guided tour through the gardens and terraces of Villa Balbianello.
  • See the tops sights on Lake Como in one day with a guided tour
  • Save time by getting around both via hydrofoil and public ferry
  • Walking tours through Villa Balbianello and the center of Bellagio
  • Take in the historic villas along the lake shore from the ferry

What's Included

  • Live guide
  • Round trip ferry boat tickets Como - Bellagio (35€)
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Villa del Balbianello (€12)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza Cavour
    Piazza Cavour, 22100 Como CO, Italy

    The guide will wait for you in front of the Armani Store on the central square Piazza Cavour.

Start time

10:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Piazza Cavour

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lake Como

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Villa del Balbianello

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Basilica di San Giacomo

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

La Punta Spartivento

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Operated by Como Tours

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    116 reviews
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    Erin_M, May 2023
    Victoria was fantastic!!! She provided wonderful insight and facts regarding Como and the surrounding area. She is very knowledgeable. She kept us moving so we could see as much as possible. Thank you Victoria!!
    Super group tour
    Byoungchul_L, May 2023
    It was a fantastic small group tour. Violetta was a excellent tour guide and the tour group was like minded. Highly recommended.
    Amazing Day!
    aliebross, Apr 2023
    Violetta was a fabulous guide for our rowdy party of 5 Americans. She was a wealth of knowledge, had a great sense of humor, and kept us engaged the entire day. We hiked, took several boat rides, toured villas, had a delicious lunch and gelato. I would highly recommend Violetta. You will not be disappointed.
    Brandon_M, Apr 2023
    Excellent! Our guide Violetta was knowledgeable, friendly, kind and paced and excellent tour. The day was fulfilling and we highly recommend this excursion.
    Lake Como tour
    Nathan_K, Apr 2023
    It was a great tour! Violetta was very knowledgeable and had great background on the different towns. Villa Balbianello is must see!
    It was canceled by the tour guide.
    David_K, Mar 2023
    It was canceled by the tour guide at the last minute because of high winds the previous day. On the day the tour was supposed to take place, the winds and the lake were calm.
    Beautiful Como!
    suzskop, Nov 2022
    Como and it’s surrounding areas are beautiful even in November. We went to places that we never would have found on our own and her experience helped us navigate long lines. Very beautiful experience. We thought we were paying for a private tour but it wasn’t. Pricey.
    Our tour guide Violetta...
    carolynreaser1, Oct 2022
    Our tour guide Violetta was amazing - informative, fun to spend the day with, so organized - got us exactly where we needed when!!! Highly recommend this trip!!
    The trip around the Lake....
    Gay_E, Oct 2022
    The trip around the Lake. Violetta our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed our time together.
    Great day out, taking in wonderful places and views, with a very knowledgeable guide.
    Stephen_R, Sept 2022
    Violetta the guide was very knowledgeable about the history and current use of all the places that were featured in the tour, as well as significant other buildings in and around Como and on each side of Lake Como as we travelled down to Villa Barbianello, Bellagio and return. She was very efficient in moving us about, while also allowing us time to savour the views and spaces that appealed to each of us. A very enjoyable day.
    Great Overview of Villa del Balbianello and Bellagio
    Nicholas_P, Sept 2022
    Violetta did a great job of explaining the history of Villa del Balbianello and of various place in Bellagio. It was a very interesting tour and she held our attention throughout the entire time. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants a very nice guided experience. The pace is very comfortable and she will adjust it to your needs.
    I severely sprained my...
    Antonella_I, Aug 2022
    I severely sprained my ankle before coming on this tour. I truly tried to stay with the group but my condition did not allow it. The only reason I tried to go is because this was nonrefundable. My husband and I were very upset and were not able to partake in any of the tour. I would not book this again. Tour guide was nice but too soft spoken and seemed like she needs more practice. She seemed like it was her first day.
    Great day but overpriced!
    Manvi_M, Aug 2022
    Although a great day trip that covered a lot, we felt the tour was an overpriced for a walking tour! Violette was great guide. Be prepared to walk uphill and downhill multiple times!
    Beautiful Lake Como, a unique experience in Fabulous Italy
    JesusMaria_G, July 2022
    Organisation was fine, we met the guide without problem. She even call us to find out our situation in our way by car to Como. The guide was enthusiastic, informed and all of us enjoyed her company.
    Go with Violeta
    Gonzalo_M, July 2022
    Violeta was an excellent guide who deftly navigated long lines at the ferry terminals (caused by cancelled boats) and at the villa. She shared lots of information along the way and made the experience memorable. If you’re here in summer prepare for crowds.
    Violetta was an incredible Tour Guide and is easily one of the best guides in Como!
    lasheradam, July 2022
    I've been to Como before, so I was very familiar with most of the sights and mainly attended this tour for my Dad. To my surprise, however, this was one of the best tours I've been on in a long long time and I learned so much about Como that I never knew before. Violetta our Guide was extremely attentive, knowledgable, passionate about Como, and made sure we had a memorable time. Had I stayed longer in Como, I would have definitely taken more tours with her to explore other Villas (like Villa Carlotta) and possibly Lecco.
    Beautiful Area
    Penny_J, July 2022
    Seeing all the beautiful villas and landscapes. Learning about the history of the area. Not as organized as I would have hope but that’s Italy!
    Going around Bellagio, ...
    Ungelli_P, June 2022
    Going around Bellagio, the stores, the medieval steps, the beautiful scenery, the awesome clear water if the lake. The tour guide was knowledgeable, very pleasant and engaging. Although the tour (trip) was expensive .
    Helena was a great guide...
    Robert_B, June 2022
    Helena was a great guide for my family and I. She was very knowledgeable about the tour and gave us wonderful tips for amazing picture spots. We loved all the scoops on all the beautiful villas and thought the restaurant we went to for lunch was just perfect. We highly recommend this tour with Helena to anyone wanting to see Lake Como
    Perfect tour!
    Shaun_S, June 2022
    Had the best time!! Very knowledgeable friendly and flexible. Made the whole day an absolute blast!!

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