Villa Balbianello and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day Tour

Villa Balbianello and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day Tour

Explore Lake Como by land and water on this full-day walking and boating tour, with a visit to the gardens of Villa Melzi and Villa del Balbianello. Sample local cheeses, meats, olive oil, and wine, take a walking tour of Varenna and gain insight into the region’s Celtic heritage. Savor a tasty lunch of fish appetizers and pasta in a local restaurant, then admire sweeping views over Lake Como’s villas and gardens during a sightseeing cruise in a Venetian taxi. Disembark at Villa del Balbianello to take pics and enjoy the view, then cruise onwards to Bellagio, where you shall be guided through the wonderful Villa Melzi gardens, followed by a stroll along the lakeside.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Villa del Balbianello, Via Guido Monzino 1 Località Lenno, 22016, Tremezzina Italy


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: I Giardini Di Villa Melzi, Lungo Lario Manzoni, 22021 Bellagio Italy


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chiesa di San Giorgio, Piazza San Giorgio 25, 23829 Varenna Italy

The group will enter the church and be given a detailed description.

Duration: 15 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required"
"A maximum of 11 people per booking"
"Dress code is casual, comfortable shoes"
"Near public transportation"
"A fair amount of walking is involved. The trail to the mill for the morning tasting entails a descent with some steep steps which must also be ascended on the return trip. Please make sure you are physically adapt and wear comfortable walking shoes."
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"The tour runs rain or shine. In case of bad weather conditions it is possible that the tour undergoes some slight changes and that the transfer to Villa Balbianello is done using public transport and not with the private boat taxi due to safety reasons"
"Please Note: hotel pickup is not included for this activity, please get in touch in case you wish for us to organise it as an extra."
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"We are following Italy's Covid rules as they change. We do not ask for vaccination or tests to take our tours but suggest bringing with you a FFP2 mask in case it is needed on transports."
"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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 10:30 AM
Duration: 7 Hours
Start location: Via Imbarcadero Piazza Martiri Libertà, 23829 Varenna LC, Italy

Cancellations and refunds: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Tasting of delicious local specialties in a charming old mill
  • Guided walking Tour of Varenna
  • Special lunch in a local restaurant: starters, pasta, water, a glass of wine and coffee
  • 1.5h Boat Tour (open top Venetian taxi)
  • Tickets to Villa del Balbianello
  • Tickets to Villa Melzi
  • Entry/Admission - Villa del Balbianello
  • Entry/Admission - I Giardini Di Villa Melzi

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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