Lake Como

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

Como, Italy
Como Lake Highlights Villa Balbianello and Bellagio full day private tour
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  • 8 hours
  • 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.

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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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141 reviews
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Fabulous tour with very well informed and friendly guide. Fantastic!
Sophie_G, Oct 2023
Violetta was the most fabulous tour guide. There was not a question she could not answer. She went above and beyond and is extremely friendly. I can't reccomend her enough!!
Got to Love Lake Como
Darren_G, Sep 2023
What an amazing day at Lake Como. We were hosted by Violetta in a small group of 8 and she was extremely knowledgeable on the area and made the trip so smooth for everyone. The ferry system on Lake Como can be a bit challenging but Violetta managed to escort us through everything without a hitch. The combination of Villa Balbianello and Bellagio was the perfect day for us.
Violetta was amazingly...
Jeremy_V, Sep 2023
Violetta was amazingly knowledgeable and very friendly. She talked all about the history of Como, Bellagio, and the villas while also engaging us in conversation! It is very impressive to have such a well-organized tour that was so long. I couldn't imagine seeing Como without her guiding, as she was able to maneuver us to the front of lines that would have taken hours out of our days! It was very helpful having an experienced local leading the way! She's also an expert photographer, as she captured great pics of me proposing to my girlfriend!
Don’t pass this up!!
Leslie_C, Sep 2023
This excursion definitely lived up to the hype. And it was made all the more memorable because of our fantastic guide, Violetta. She’s a 100 lb dynamo that kept our group moving along (very politely) and then got us to the front of the lines when we got on the boats, etc. This was a pricey trip that did not include the $100 USD for boat tickets and villa entry tickets (for 2), but I’m a firm believer of you get what you pay for, and Violetta’s knowledge and passion for Lake Como area were exceptional. It is a long day so be prepared for a lot of walking (6-7 miles approx) according to my watch. By the time we got to Bellagio for a late lunch, we were all ready for a break. To make the trip even more special, we could not have asked for better travel/group mates. I felt like I had made 6 new best friends by the end of the day. I highly recommend finding the money in your budget to make this happen. As an added bonus, when we returned to Como around 7pm, we took the funicular to the top of the hill, just past sunset. I cannot describe how beautiful it was. We had a glass of wine, walked around a bit and then caught a late train back to our hotel in Lugano. We were exhausted and so very happy with how this special day happened.
Good experiencence
Anh_N, Sep 2023
It was beautiful and thanks to the tour organiser who organised so well so we have plenty of time to explore the areas and take pictures. Thanks Sara. Regards Ann
The best tour guide in the world
Jennifer_F, Sep 2023
Violetta was absolutely perfect, she knew every fact about the landscape and architecture as well as the history of the lake and towns. She gave us enough time to really take in each moment and enjoy it, even down to the incredible lunch we had (highly recommend the risotto with the local fish) and she recommended the incredible silk shop Azaleas in Bellagio. I couldn’t believe how reasonable the prices were and how high quality that silk was (stunning and worth every cent). We are 100% bringing back our family to do another tour with Violetta!! :)
Left my heart in Como
mohamad_e, Jul 2023
Thank you for the exceptional tour you provided. Your knowledge, passion, and friendly demeanor made the experience truly unforgettable. I will be recommending your tour to others visiting the area. Thank you again for the memorable experience!
Lake Como
Alena_Z, Jul 2023
Great tour! Highly recommended ! Our tour guide Violeta was absolutely amazing! She took a great care of our group of 5 . Very knowledgeable, professional and fun lady. No staying in long lines, fast boat. She even organized our ride back after Uber didn’t pick us up. Thank you Violeta ! We really enjoyed this trip and your company!
KIM_S, Jul 2023
Violetta was wonderful and very accommodating - a wealth of knowledge and history. Be prepared to walk.
Very tiring but beautiful sight
Maura_P, Jul 2023
The stop for gelato. Thank you. The lunch was delicious also. Pleasant time but the climb broke us. The tour guide was very pleasant.
We had a great day on the...
Paul_D, Jun 2023
We had a great day on the lake tour with Violetta. She was very knowledgeable and provided some great background on the places we visited. Would definitely recommend her for a great day.
Violetta—Best Tour Guide Ever!
Marianna_C, Jun 2023
Violetta our tour guide made our experience a memorable one. Her knowledge of Lake Como and Villa Balbianelli was extremely professional but at the same time she made it truly personal and entertaining. We would recommend this to tour to anyone who wants to learn interesting facts about the Lake Como regions.
Exceptional tour
Gail_N, Jun 2023
This was an exceptional tour. Seeing both the Villa and Bellagio was certainly worth the trip. Violetta brought everything to life with her engaging personality. We would highly recommend.
Beautiful trip
Fatima_A, Jun 2023
The tour guide was professional. She knows the place and the people very well. She also shares very interesting information.
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.

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