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$111.88 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Lake Como and Valtellina Day Trip from Milan

From Milan (Central train station) take the train to Varenna (approx. 1-hour), a charming little village on the Lake Como right in front of Bellagio, another renowned 'treasure' of the lake. Your guide will meet you upon your arrival and you will enjoy a short walk of the picturesque village through the labyrinth of typically narrow streets, some of them built over the rock and cliff right above the water, and a breathtaking view. Then you will drive all the way up to Valtellina, which is a valley located in the Lombardy region (northern Italy) that begins right at the top of lake Como, as much as possible off the main roads, so that you can go through some tiny and pristine villages clinging to the mountains. If you like you can stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant. Then you will go through the scenic vineyards nestled to the lower part of the Alps. In the afternoon, you will have the option of enjoying a wine-tasting of some of the excellent wines, produced in the area, accompanied with local cold cuts and delicious cheese. Afterwards you will head back stopping here and there to see fantastic panorama and nature, driving the secondary road that follow the shape of the east coast of the lake Como. In the evening your guide will drop you off at the train station from where you can catch your train back to Milan!Optional Trip extension: after the wine tasting transfer to your hotel. The following day, after breakfast, your guide will drive you all the way up the "Valtellina" valley to the famous winter and summer resort of Bormio where you will take a walk of the historical downtown, go to the "shopping" street of "via Roma" and you will have the option of trying either the natural hot spring water facilities, one of which dates back to the Roman Empire, or the skiing slopes where the World Cup downhill takes place every year!

$82.44 Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Como and Valtellina Valley Small-Group Tour from Milan

Begin your day trip by meeting at the Milan Central Train Station. Take the train to Varenna (approx. 1-hour), a charming little village on the Lake Como, which is located right in front of Bellagio. Upon arrival, meet your guide and enjoy a short walk of the picturesque village. Pass through the labyrinth of narrow streets, some of which are built over the rock and cliff right above the water. Afterwards, continue on with your small-group as you drive to Valtellina, which is a valley located in the Lombardy region (northern Italy) that begins right at the top of Lake Como. An optional lunch is available at a traditional restaurant before passing through the scenic vineyards nestled in the lower part of the Alps. In the afternoon you will have the option to partake in a wine-tasting composed of wines produced in the area and accompanied with local cold cuts and delicious cheese. On the return back, enjoy various stops, which will provide fantastic panorama views. In the evening, your guide will drop you off at the train station so that you may catch your ride back to Milan.

$147.21 Day Trips & Excursions

BERNINA SCENIC TRAIN & LAKE COMO

Begin your day from the Central station. Take the train to Varenna (approx. 1 hour), a charming little village on the Lake Como. Upon arrival, meet your guide and enjoy a short walk of the picturesque village. Afterwards, continue on with your small-group as you drive to Valtellina, which is a valley located in the Lombardy region (northern Italy) that begins right at the top of Lake Como. An optional lunch with local, traditional dishes is available before getting on the Bernina Train that climbs the glaciers with a stunning view! Once on top of the pass, already in Switzerland, we will get off to enjoy the panorama of alpine lakes, snow, trails and impressive Alps scenery! On the return back, instead of using the train again, we will drive along the panoramic road, go all the way through Valtellina valley, back to the lake for your final ride to Milan Central station.

$93.04 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Valtellina: Gourmet cheese tasting menu in a farmhouse

Discover Valtellina and its gourmet tastes with this sensorial experience. Visit a farmhouse in Valtellina and enjoy a refined menu of local specialities. This farm is one of the most  picturesque areas of the Alps, in the middle of Valtellina, in the beautiful setting of the valley where the Bergamo Alps meet with Retiche, steps from Lake Como. It is characterized by its facilities in stone and wood, which stand on the banks of the River Adda and represent a perfect base for many activities of  educational tourism. The menu is composed by  20 kinds of delicious cheeses that are producted in the local cheese factory. Taste 3 fine Valtellina´s wines choosed by an expert  sommelier in a exclusive atmosphere. This is a sample tasting menu: - Crema di Latte- Mozzarella- Primo Sale- Scimudin- Caprino- Latteria- Valtellina Casera Giovane DOP- Valtellina Casera Stravecchio DOP- Erborinato- Bitto DOP.Enjoy this sensorial experience in a wonderful location (in the beautiful garden, or in the suggestive fireplace corner). Get ready for an amazing tasting in Valtellina!

$235.54 Tours & Sightseeing

Valtellina Food & Wine tasting full day tour

The  Valtellina Valley is one of the hidden gems of Northern Italy just a two-hour drive north from Milan. If you are a  wine lover this is an extraordinary destination to visit.  Valtellina is the largest terraced vineyards area in Italy with its 2,500 kilometers of picturesque vineyards built over centuries. Valtellina with its stunning alpine landscapes, its  genuine gastronomy produces almost exclusively  red wines, made of  Chiavennasca, the local name for the  Nebbiolo grape.  During our “ Valtellina: food & wine tasting tour” you will discover the taste and flavours of this magnificient region. Get on board our private minibus in Varenna and start your journey! Our first stop will be at a famous and old “ Bottega” (grocery store) of the valley  dated 1883 for a taste of the two typical cheeses of the region, the well-rounded forms of aged  Bitto and  Casera hidden in back rooms surrounded by an astonishing succession of vaults, columns and beehive cells.  The trip continues along the valley to a small  historic Valtellina winery located in the ancient home of the noble Quadrio, in Chiuro for an unforgettable 3 wine tasting experience. The winemaker Paolo carries on the family tradition with his sons Luca and Matteo respecting as much as possible the long aging time of Nebbiolo. This is the only winery at the moment that uses the precious antioxidant active ingredients of grapes to produce anti-aging creams, based on red wine.  Lunch will be served in a  Michelin starred restaurant renowned for highlighting the ancient land flavors in its dishes. This is the best time to relax and get to know your travelling companions while enjoying the world famous typical dish of “ pizzoccheri” ( pasta made with buckwheat floor, topped with Casera cheese, butter and cabbage) and the “ sciatt”, delicious cheese-filled buckwheat fritters. The tour continues after lunch to your last stop - a visit to the most historic and largest winery of Valtellina born more than a century ago:  Casa Vinicola Nino Negri. You will be guided through a labyrinth of cellars under Palazzo Quadrio, the company's headquarters, where you will be so amazed by the number of  barrels and underground rooms while experiencing the  tasting of 4 different wines so interesting that you won’t notice that you have come out in another part of the village. This concludes your Valtellina experience and now enjoy the journey back to Varenna admiring the beautiful landscapes that surrounds Lake Como.

$170.77 Day Trips & Excursions

LAKE COMO, ST MORITZ AND BERNINA EXPRESS TRAIN

Morning pickup at Duomo square (07:00 hrs.) or at Stazione Centrale (07:15 hrs.). Board a luxury motor coach and head to the town of Lecco. After 60 min. drive you will arrive at the Como lake shore where a boat is waiting for you for a relaxing cruise on the peaceful water, just after sunrise. At the end of the cruise, let’s board on the coach to reach St. Moritz; driving through valleys and passes from breathtaking landscapes: Chiavenna, Bregaglia, Graubünden valleys and the mythical route of the Maloja pass. On the way we will stop to take unique photos. Once in St Moritz, orientation walk ad free time for lunch or for a snack. You can choose between a walk through the most prestigious international fashion stores, a promenade along the lake or simply sip a hot chocolate in one of the cafés of the village. In the afternoon, meeting at the railway station and get on board of the “Bernina Express red train” for a 2:30-hour breath-taking train ride along one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world, through incredible landscapes made of lakes, peaks, glaciers, till reach the Italian village of Tirano: terminal of Rhaetian railway line. From Tirano, is time to drive back: crossing Valtellina, you will have the opportunity to admire a landscape characterized by villages, castles, churches and, above all, the terraces dedicated to the cultivation of the vineyard. Wine is one of the most prestigious product of this valley. Now, you can relax till arrive to Milan, where you’ll be dropped off back at your departure point at the end of the day.

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