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From Milan: Lake Como Cruise, St. Moritz & Bernina Red Train

1. From Milan: Lake Como Cruise, St. Moritz & Bernina Red Train

Board a luxury coach and head to the historic town of Lecco before making your way to the shores of Lake Como. Board a private boat and cruise across the calm water just after sunrise. During the cruise, enjoy the view of picturesque village like Bellagio and of some famous villas. Continue to St. Moritz by coach and get stunning views of the valleys and breathtaking landscapes like Chiavenna and Bregaglia. Pass through the Alpine valleys of Graubünden and the dramatic Maloja Pass through the Swiss Alps. Arrive in St Moritz and get some free time to explore and enjoy lunch or a snack at your own pace. Browse the upscale fashion stores, go for a promenade along the lake or sip a hot chocolate in one of the village cafés. Then, board the scenic Bernina Red Train and take a breathtaking ride along one of the most beautiful rail routes in the world. Arrive at the village of Tirano to cross the Valtellina on the way back to Milan.

Milan: Navigli Canal Cruise with Audio Guide

2. Milan: Navigli Canal Cruise with Audio Guide

Begin your tour by boarding the new electric boat. As the boat sets off along the canal, see the "case di Ringhiera", typical houses of the working-class districts of Milan. Cruise towards the popular 13th-century church of San Cristoforo while listening to informative commentary from your guide. See where the delicious Marscarpone cheese is said to have been invented as you float down an alley of cheesemakers. Come across the historic headquarters of the Canottieri Milano Olona, one of the longest-running rowing clubs in the city of Milan, with a history of over 100 years behind it. Pass by the famous Vicolo dei Lavandai, an architectural wonder that in the 18th-century was in charge of washing the linen of wealthy families. Cross the Scodellino bridge and reach the modern Darsena, an area of entertainment on the water, full of busy bars, restaurants, and clubs. It is still today one of the main centers of Milanese nightlife. Float towards the Trophy bridge and finally come to the Conchetta designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Experience the 14 navigation basins of the Conchetta that connect Milan and Pavia. It is still operational five centuries after its construction.

Milan: Navigli District Canal Boat Tour with Aperitivo

3. Milan: Navigli District Canal Boat Tour with Aperitivo

Explore the Navigli district, famous for its canals and vibrant evening life, on a boat cruise. Cruise along the Naviglio Grande and enjoy a glass of wine or Aperol spritz, with some tasty snacks. After you set off on the canal, enjoy the sights of typical Milanese railing houses, which represent the Milan of the past, now home to numerous bars and restaurants. Gently cruising upstream you will pass one of the oldest churches in the city: the Church of San Cristoforo. See the historic headquarters of Canottieri Milano Olona and the famous alley of the launderers, an architectural jewel that takes its name from the residents who washed their laundry there, all in complete relaxation and in a convivial atmosphere. If you want, you can also listen to the audio guide to learn a bit more about the district and sights you will see. Or simply enjoy the navigation while chatting with your friends over a glass of wine or Aperol spritz, a favorite local beverage.

From Milan: Day Trip to Venice with Guided City Tour

4. From Milan: Day Trip to Venice with Guided City Tour

Embark on a full-day trip from Milan to Venice and admire the majestic architecture of its iconic landmarks. Take a scenic boat ride across the lagoon and see the various surrounding islands. Learn about local history on a walking tour through the city. Upon arrival in Venice, enjoy a lagoon boat trip to visit the most important of the many islands that comprise Venice. Then, follow your guide on an insightful walk around the main island and observe St Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace, and other major sites. Enjoy plenty of free time in the afternoon to purchase lunch and explore at your own pace. Visit a museum or shop for traditional souvenirs before heading back to Milan.

From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

5. From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

Discover the third-largest lake in Italy, Como Lake, on this bus tour from Milan. Ride from Milan to the lake on a comfortable bus. Marvel at Mediterranean and Alpine scenery summer boat cruise to Bellagio Island or ride up the steep cogwheel line to visit mountainside town of Brunate in winter.  Along the shores, from Cernobbio to Gravedona and Bellagio, see wonderful villas and gardens with plenty of flowers, as well as exotic and rare plants. In Como, visit the center of the city with your guide, and explore the picturesque streets, beautiful architecture, and stunning views. Enjoy a funicular ride to Brunate village in the wintertime or head out onto the lake for a 2–hour panoramic boat cruise to Bellagio Island in the summer, undoubtedly the most famous resort on the lake. Situated where Lake Como divides into 2 branches, Como and Lecco, Bellagio offers amazing panoramas. Bellagio itself is famous for its wonderful villas, with parks, and beautiful Italian and English gardens.

From Milan: Genova & Portofino Full-Day Tour

6. From Milan: Genova & Portofino Full-Day Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Milan on a full-day sightseeing tour of 3 gems of the Ligurian Coast. Departing by bus from central Milan, drive south to the capital of Liguria and the largest seaport in Italy at Genova (Genoa). Nicknamed “La Superba” ("Superb One"), due to its impressive landmarks, part of the old town was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Explore streets rich in art, gastronomy and architecture. The birthplace of Christopher Columbus, its role in maritime history is beyond compare. Once one of the "Maritime Republics,” along with Venice, Pisa, and Amalfi, the ornate buildings and monuments reveal a rich story of trade and shipbuilding. Next, relax at the pearl of the Ligurian Sea at Portofino, a small village that dates back to the Roman period. Its glittering harbor and colorful waterfront houses have made it a much sought-after destination among celebrities, while its Roman name of Portus Delphini (Port of the Dolphin) reflects the large number of dolphins that inhabited the Tigullian Gulf. End your tour at Santa Margherita Ligure, where the maritime scenery and turquoise sea blends beautifully with the green of the Ligurian hills, colorful fishing boats bob in the harbor, and picturesque fishermen’s houses transport you back to a less hurried time.

Milan: Cinque Terre Full-Day Guided Trip With Cruise

7. Milan: Cinque Terre Full-Day Guided Trip With Cruise

Explore the Cinque Terre, one of Italy's most scenic landscapes, on a guided day trip from Milan by van. See Cinque Terre from different perspectives from a boat and a train. After leaving Milan by coach, arrive in Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the Cinque Terre's 5 villages. With no car traffic, it remains one of the truest fishing villages on the Italian Riviera. Restaurants, bars, and accommodation all have an endearingly homespun air about them. From Monterosso, start the final leg of your journey: a boat cruise, where you can admire the stunning views of the Cinque Terre and the delightful village of Portovenere from the sea. Arrive at La Spezia where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Milan. These 5 enchanting medieval villages cling to the coast, offering a breathtaking sight of the sea, and are now part of a national park listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

From Milan:Day Trip to Lugano & Bellagio Private Boat Cruise

8. From Milan:Day Trip to Lugano & Bellagio Private Boat Cruise

Discover two countries in one day on a scenic day trip from Milan. Admire panoramic views of Lake Como and stroll around its medieval streets. Take a boat trip to explore the charming shops of Bellagio and visit the quaint town of Lugano in Switzerland. Jump aboard a bus in Milan and drive toward Lake Como. Wander around medieval alleys on a guided walking tour and see the old villas. Discover the art, history, and local traditions of the area before seeing the impressive Gothic Cathedral. Hop back on the bus to make your way to Switzerland. Admire impressive views of The Alps as you drive by, then enjoy free time in Lugano to walk around and explore. Stop by Lake Lugano to take in its majesty. After your break, begin your drive to the small village of Cadenabbia. Board your ferry to Bellagio, where you can explore and shop at your own pace. Continue toward Mount Ghisallo and see the Sanctuary of Madonna del Ghisallo, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Finally, ride the bus back to Milan.

From Milan: Como, Lugano, and Bellagio Tour with Lake Cruise

9. From Milan: Como, Lugano, and Bellagio Tour with Lake Cruise

Lake Como, Lugano & Bellagio Tour We'll meet at 8:30 am at Piazza Quattro Novembre, and from this point in Milan we'll travel north by bus. After a 1-hour ride we'll arrive at our first destination, where we'll enjoy a guided tour of Como. On this tour, we'll see the most important monuments of the historic centre of this town such as the the Basilica of San Fedele and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. From here, we'll head to Lugano by bus. In this Swiss town you'll have two hours of free time to have lunch and visit its famous chocolate stores. Discover the Swiss Mediterranean style of life, the luxory shops of Via Nassa, the Ciani Park. After lunch, we'll return to Italy, where we'll pass through Cadenabbia di Griante. This village has hosted distinguished figures such as Queen Victoria I of England and Tsar Nicholas II: In Cadennabia, we'll hop aboard a ferry that'll take us on the 20-minute trip to Bellagio. When we get to this picturesque town, you'll have 1 hour of free time to stroll through its charming streets. Bellagio is world wide known as the Pearl of Como lake. Here you will enjoy some free time in a romantic atmosphere of long lake or in its narrow street up on the hill, you will have time to enjoy a glass of wine front of the lake. Later, board a ferry boat and get the opportunity to see the incredible Lake Como from a different perspective. we will spend two hours on board being able to admire the splendid lake landscapes, the historic villas such as Villa Carlotta, Balbianello, Erba and those of famous people such as George Clooney or Versace, corners of unspoiled nature.

From Milan: Lake Iseo Cruise and Bergamo Walking Tour

10. From Milan: Lake Iseo Cruise and Bergamo Walking Tour

A comfortable bus will take you from Milan to Iseo village, where your cruise for Monteisola will start and you will reach Peschiera Miraglio in 30 minutes. This stunning location in 2016 was the theater of the famous contemporary art project The Floating Piers created by the Bulgarian artist Christo. During these provisional projects, the visitors were able to walk on the lake surface. You will have free time for lunch and than you will cruise back to Iseo (30 minutes) in order to catch our bus and go to discover the city of Bergamo where you will reach the upper town by Funicolr and you will see the main attractions on an easy walking tour (plus free time): – Venetian walls Unesco Heritage – Piazza Vecchia – Colleoni Chapel,Rocca viscontea (XIV sec) and view over the lower city – Santa Maria Maggiore Church. Select the water taxi option to cruise with a Private Taxi Boat (from Iseo to Monteisola) that will permit you to circumnavigate Montisola and admire the gem from all around (minimum number of 10 participants).

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2.8 / 5

based on 241 reviews

The tour is well paced and you have a good opportunity to see Lake Como, Bellagio by boat, from Varenna. The highlight was definitely St. Moritz by the Bernina express train and the beautiful road trip down by coach! Very friendly tour guide and great driver too!

Amazing, full day. A beautiful contrast to the great days we have had in Milan city. Would have loved more time in St Moritz but all in all a special and very worthwhile day. Guide and driver superb

מסלול מהמם ומומלץ ביותר. יום של נופים, טבע וקצת לצאת מהעיר מילאנו. השיט באגם היה יפה הטיול בעיירה סנט מוריץ וכמובן הרכבת המושלגת!!

Fantastic day out. The guide was excellent and the bus driver made the trip safe and comfortable

Great tour and tour guide Exactly what we were looking for