PRIVATE TOUR – Lake Como and its faboulous villas

Lake Como is well-known for its wonderful villas: elegant and huge mansions, surrounded by gardens and parks, enriched with a breathtaking landscape. Como, Cernobbio, Lenno and Bellagio would be the ideal stops to enjoy some of them
Meeting with a licensed tourist guide in Como. Transfer to Cernobbio by private car/minivan. A first stop in order to admire the cute lakefront view and its most important villas (Villa d’Este, Villa Erba). The tour will continue along the well-known “Strada Regina” dotted by some more private villas facing the lake. A second stop at Lido di Lenno. Transfer, by taxi-boat, to XVIII-century delightful Villa Balbianello, perched on a breathtaking sheer promontory. It is a late-baroque mansion, surrounded by a beautiful park, which was chosen to shoot films such as Star Wars: Episode II – attack of the Clones (2002), Agent 007 – Casino Royale (2006). Back to Lido di Lenno.

Time at tour leisure for individual lunch. Transfer to Bellagio by ferryboat (public service). Guided visit to Villa Melzi d’Eril, built between 1808 and 1810 for Francesco Melzi d’Eril (1753-1816), Duke of Lodi, Vice President of Italian Republic under Napoleon and then Grand Chancellor of the Napoleonic Reign of Italy. The English-style gardens, were designed by the architect Luigi Canonica and by the botanist Luigi Villoresi, Guided visit to Bellagio, “the pearl of the lake”, situated on the tip of a promontory at the end of a mountainous chain where the lake forks. Transfer from Bellagio to Tremezzo by ferryboat (public service). Transfer to Como by private car/minivan.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • A private guided tour to Villa del Balbianello
  • A private guided tour to Villa Melzi d’Eril
  • Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como
  • Amazing natural landscapes

SERVICES

  • The rate includes: a private licensed speaking tourist guide (8 hours’ length), tickets for public ferryboat, transfer by private car/minivan as to the programme, admission tickets to the villas, a transfer by taxi boat
  • The rate does not include: lunch

 

AVAILABILITY

  • Tour available from 21st March to 31st October, except on Mondays and Wednesdays
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NOTES

Meeting point: the meeting point with the tourist guide or the private driver will usually take place in the lobby of the Client’s hotel if it is in THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF THE CITY WHERE THE TOUR STARTS. Please, let us know the name of your hotel.

In case the Client’s accommodation is distant from the historical centers or if you come from other departure places, different meeting points will be communicated after the confirmation of the tour.

On demand: transfer to-from other cities by car/minivan; different number of participants (from 1 to 10 or more).

CANCELLATION POLICY

In case of cancellation of the reservation made by the buyer on the site, Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will apply the following terms:

• Up to 21 working days prior to the start of the activity: full refund of the service paid by the buyer;
• From 20 to 10 working days prior to the start of the activity: 50% refund of the price paid;
• From 9 to 0 days prior to the beginning of the activity or non-use by the buyer of the service: no refund.

For counting the days the following rules apply:
• The day of the activity is not counted;
• The days begin at 00.00 and end at 24.00 hours in the time zone in force in Italy (GMT +1).

The reimbursement by Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will be made within 30 working days by crediting the credit card used.
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