Welcome to Lake Como & Around

Among the area's siren calls are some extraordinarily sumptuous villas, often graced with paradisiacal gardens. The mountainous terrain means that opportunities for taking bird's-eye views of the lake and its towns are numerous. And with a fraction of the visitors drawn here compared to Lake Maggiore or Lake Garda, Lake Como and its surrounding area offer the traveller the chance to enjoy a real sense of discovery.

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$256.89 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake Como Walking, Boat Tour from Varenna, with Bellagio Visit

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Varenna sul LagoThis full day tour will allow you to discover the "pearls" of the mid lake area and view and visit some of the most famous waterfront villas, all accompanied with the tasting of delicious local products.The tour starts with a trip to a fascinating original mill on the hills above Varenna where you will be offered a tasting of the world famous locally produced olive oil, typical Valsassina cheese, cold cuts and wine followed by a guided walking tour of Varenna with its Celtic origins and steep alleys.Lunch will be served in a lakefront restaurant where you will sample typical freshwater fish starters and delicious pasta (a non-fish menu will also be available).An unforgettable private motorboat cruise will give you the chance to relax in the afternoon admiring the spectacular mountains and the stunning villas, once the homes of aristocrats, now the playgrounds for the jet set.You will disembark at Villa del Balbianello for a guided visit, a real gem not to be missed, stunning shooting location for a number of famous films such as “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones” and “Casino Royale”. Afterwards, our motorboat will bring you to Bellagio, where you shall be guided through the wonderful Villa Melzi gardens, followed by a stroll along the lakeside.The tour will end at approximately 5:30 pm in this world-renowned village, where you are highly recommended to stop for a romantic happy hour or dinner. Our tour guide will suggest the best restaurants and cafes in the area.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Villa del Balbianello, Tremezzina, Lake Como, Lombardy.Duration: 1 hourStop At: i Giardini di Villa Melzi, Bellagio, Lake Como, Lombardy.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chiesa San Giacomo.Duration: 30 minutes

$108.46 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cooking Class on Lake Como

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productWhy not spend a few hours during your Lake Como vacation learning how Italians live and cook in this area?An opportunity not to be missed, an experience that will give you an insight into how the locals really live…Our cooking course takes place in the lovely fishing hamlet of Mandello del Lario, a characteristic village on the lakeside at family run restaurant , where our chef will teach you how to make homemade pasta, using seasonal, local fresh ingredients.You will be made to feel at home preparing and then enjoying a home cooked meal and local wine, all accompanied by great company.The menu changes according to the season. This cooking course will enable you to discover local cooking traditions and tips, ideas and methods which you can take back to try out in your home country and share with your friends and family.We'll provide all food and drink, all that is required is that you bring enthusiasm and willingness to learn, to meet new people and try to speak some Italian along the way. Duration: 4 hoursLocation: Ristorante e ospitalità diffusa Mamma Ciccia

$108.46 Day Trips & Excursions

Como Food Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Piazza Cavour, Como, Lake Como, LombardyOur Como Food Tour provides a unique food tasting experience. More than a simple “walk and eat” tour, our professional English-speaking guides will give you the local insider view of the history, culture and architecture, which makes up this fascinating city.Enjoy a cultural and gastronomic journey strolling along the alleyways of the historical city center in our pleasant sub-tropical climate. Admire the principal monuments such as the great Gothic-Renaissance Duomo, the “Broletto” - town hall Palace, the eighteenth-century “Teatro Sociale” and the church of San Fedele - a fine example of Romanesque style, all whilst pausing at the most popular food shops to enjoy the dishes and flavors most appreciated by locals.Duration: 3 hours

$97.05 Kid Friendly

Lecco Food Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Como Food Tours, Lecco, Province of Lecco, LombardyYour walking tour takes place in Lecco’s historic center, where you'll indulge in tastings at several eating spots. As you satisfy your appetite with salty finger food, your guide shows you the nooks and crannies of the town, rich with history and tradition, hidden away from common guidebooks. Discover Alessandro Manzoni and Lecco’s architect Giuseppe Bovara while sampling the finest prosciutto, mortadella, and bresaola, all accompanied by varieties of tasty focaccia. If you are a cheese lover, you are in the right place, with an abundance of dairy delights such as Taleggio, goat cheese, and varieties from the surrounding alpine pastures. And finally, depending on availability, taste the local polpetta called Mondeghilo and some freshwater fish from Lake Como. Lunch and dinner will be served in a typical restaurant renowned for highlighting the ancient lake and land flavors in its dishes. This is the best time to relax and get to know your travelling companions while enjoying a delicious pasta dish accompanied with a glass of local Valtellina valley red wine finishing with our famous Italian espresso.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

$148.43 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Cruise and Dinner on Lake Como from Varenna

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Lago di Como, LombardyWatch the sunset over Lake Como on a 1-hour cruise from Varenna with dinner at a lakeside restaurant. Cruise past quiet bays and elegant villas with the backdrop of the Rhaetian Alps as the captain shares stories about Lake Como, see the first few stars appear above the lake, then return to shore for a four-course dinner and wine.

$43.39 Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Como e-Bike and iPad Experience

This approach to discover Como is a great adventure on an electric eco bike that will guide you without any distraction, without fatigue and in a more comfortable way: you simply have to sit and enjoy the trip. Every eBike is equipped with an iPad mini that will let you discover monuments, their history and lots of curiosities (with historical pictures) all with a simple tap, using green and advanced technologies in a refreshing way. The guide is structured in 7 languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, Russian and Chinese* (*only for some parts of the Tour). All content is readable and listenable thanks to high quality audio that will explain in detail everything you need to know. The tour is a 3-hour complete tour. You’ll be provided with a backpack to put your personal belongings in, and a pair of Bluetooth headphones to listen to the multi-language audio of the tour (in accordance with Article 173 of the Highway Code). During the tour a technician will help you face any problem, plus you can even get technical advice on the bike’s usage and its accessories (iPad, Bluetooth headphones), and get support to take care of the eBikes/accessories while you visit a monument and have a delineated tour path. At the end of the Tour we will give you a voucher to benefit from a special partnership we established with a local TOP Restaurant in Como and Slow Food Como, with a special menu (fixed price).