Discover the beauty of the most elegant lake in the Lake District, the spectacular views, the fascinating town of Bellagio and its authentic villas. The best way to travel from Milan to Lake Como. Your tour will begin with your private driver collecting you from your hotel in Milan, within an hour, you will reach Lake Como and continue driving along the panoramic lake road SS340 to reach your first tour site: Villa Balbianello, only a few minutes away from George Clooney’s property and Richard Branson’s estate.
You will start a guided visit of the one-of-a-kind estate, built on a small peninsula inside of the lake.
The property was lastly owned by one of the Italian greatest explorers and philanthropists: Guido Monzino. Villa Balbianello hosts the Expeditions Museum with artworks collected by Monzino during his travels all over the world. The estate is also famous for being part of the setting of Martin Campbell’s 007 Casino Royale (2006) movie. The property was then donated to the FAI (Italian Trust for Arts) which currently manages it.
After this visit, you will then proceed with a car-ferry ride* to the famous town of Bellagio where you can enjoy some free time, enjoying the stunning view while having lunch at one of the local cafes and restaurants or shop at world-class stores and admire the centuries-old architecture of the buildings.
You can also decide to include a private boat tour from Villa Balbianello to Bellagio, on an elegant venetian-style wooden made motorboat, together with a professional captain.
If time allows you can also visit villa Melzi d’Eril, an 1800’s neoclassical building with a vast English-style beautiful garden.
After lunch, the tour will conclude and your private driver will take you back to your hotel in Milan or other selected location.
Your hotel in Milan area (different location may be agreed)
Suggested departure from 8:00am to 9:30am
You can customize your tour according to your needs and preferences, our staff would be happy to inform you about different options, alternative routes and site. We provide a wide range of tours in the Lake District.
Please note that Villa Balbianello is open to public every working-day, excluding Mondays and Wednesdays – alternative tour including Villa Carlotta is available.
Your private driver will welcome you at your hotel in Milan
Guided visit of Villa Balbianello or free entrance (different ticketing may apply EUR 5-20 per person)
After a quick car ferry transfer, together with your private driver you will reach Bellagio
In about 1h30m you will reach back your hotel in Milan
Queríamos ir a Italia y visitar el lago de Como. Fue una experiencia única, hermoso lugar! Gracias por el tour, todo fue genial!
My husband and I wanted to explore Italy in winter. We decided to take this private tour to Lake Como. We were warned that the most of restaurants and shops would be closed but we were not worried about that. It turned out to be an amazing day, not very warm of course but we enjoyed our day to Bellagio with no other turists around. A real genuine experience. Hope we manage to come back soon in summer time too!
Your service was great and our driver Simone was a real gentleman and suggested us a great restaurant where we had lunch in Bellagio.
Thank you for arranging our tour to Lake Como, we enjoyed it very much! The weather was not the best, despite of the storm we managed to visit Bellagio, that was nice. Our driver Giuseppe was kind, punctual and managed to modify the tour on the fly because of the bad weather. We will suggest your company to our friends!
Yesterday we had an incredible day on Lake Como, too bad we have to fly back home! Everything was great, our driver Giuseppe was very nice and gave us a lot of information during the drive.