Idyllic Lake Como Day Trip from Milan with Boat Tour

Escape the city for a day of epic scenery and quaint towns along Italy's most famous lake

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 3 Reviews · 8.00h · Milan, Italy

Short on time and looking for the easiest way to experience the magic of Lake Como? It’s super easy to do when you book a day trip from Milan with all transportation included and a helpful trip leader to guide the way. Best of all, this tour even includes a breathtaking lake cruise to the little village of Torno! Your free time exploring Como and Torno, combined with your boat cruise, will make this the highlight of your trip to Milan.

  • An idyllic day at Lake Como
  • Discover the historic town of Como
  • Explore the lake by boat
  • Lake views
  • Historic towns
  • Time in Torno
  • Forever Memories

After meeting your local trip leader at the Cadorna Station in Milan, you’ll take a scenic train ride to the Como, which sits at the bottom of the serene Lake Como. Enjoy a walking tour before boarding the boat that will transport you to picturesque Torno for the afternoon before returning to Como in time for your train back to Milan.

Lake Como Day Trip Description

Your 8-hour day trip from Milan includes:

  • Round-trip train tickets to/from Milan

  • Walking tour of Como

  • Free time for lunch (not included)

  • Boat ride to Torno with views of Moltrasio

  • Free time in Torno

  • A local trip leader for the day

  • Maximum group size of 12

Round-Trip Transportation from Milan

You don’t have to worry or be confused about how to successfully get to Lake Como from Milan when you’re led by our local trip leader who knows exactly which train, stop, and tickets you need. It’s all included so you can just enjoy the ride through the Italian countryside.

Como Town

Yes, there’s an actual town named Como, and it’s your first stop. Follow your trip leader through the parks and streets to get to know the area and discover the incredible museums and culture that exists in this little town. You’ll have free time to explore more on your own and eat your lunch at one of several recommendations your guide is sure to have.

Lake Como Boat Ride to Torno

The moment you’re probably most excited for is next. It’s almost sacrilegious to come to Lake Como without going on a boat ride, which is why it’s definitely included on this tour. There’s a magical feeling as the boat gets underway, the breeze caresses your face, and the sun shines down on you and the stunning villas that you pass by.

In all, your boat ride will take about an hour, and you’ll be taken to the little village of Torno with its colorful homes. From here, you’ll have a view of Moltrasio across the lake, and you can wander the streets to find the Church of San Giovanni or just enjoy some time at the lakeside.

Enjoy your time exploring the quiet streets of this town compared to the busier noise of Milan. You'll be glad you decided to escape the city for the day! After your time in Torno, return to Como by boat as you cruise through the lake soaking in those last panoramic views. Your trip leader will get you to the train station with your tickets for the return trip back to Milan in time for your aperitivo before dinner.

What you get with this tour
Round-trip train tickets to/from Milan
Walking tour of Como
Free time for lunch (not included)
Boat ride to Torno with views of Moltrasio
A local trip leader for the day
Maximum group size of 12
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Do not take this tour!!!!
14 October 2023
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Martha Dorgan

Please do NOT take their Idyllic Lake Como Day Trip with Boat Tour! This was the worst tour we have ever taken! Our guide, Elizabeth, was late showing up to the train station in Cadorna putting us in a panic as the whether we were in the right place or if there was going to be a tour. She showed up 22 minutes late and made no apology. We were not provided with any type of earpiece which we have been provided with on every other The Tour Guy tours that we have taken. This was a huge problem, as we were barely able to hear anything that Elizabeth was saying on the train ride between train noise and other people having private conversations who were not in our tour group. When we arrived at Lake Como, we all anticipated that we would immediately board a boat. That did not happen. One of the issues we had was that Elizabeth did not tell us our agenda so we really didn't have much clue as to what was going on. We first went on a walking tour of Como. Very little information of significance was provided by our guide. Of the eight people on our tour, only two managed to stay with Elizabeth for the entire walking tour. That should give you a pretty good indication as to how lacking the tour was due to Elizabeth's lack of energy and failure to provide meaningful information. After lunch (which is at your own expense), you meet up to go on the boat ride. What we thought was going to be a private one hour boat tour instead was a 21 minute ferryboat ride with 100 other people! We congregated at the stern of the boat where Elizabeth gave her spiel, but due to the engine noise we could not hear anything so it was basically pointless. When the boat docked in Torno we didn't know we were supposed to get off until the last second. Again, this was because Elizabeth did not provide any type of agenda. In Torno, the only thing she pointed out was a church that was built in the 1500s that she said looked better on the outside than it did on the inside. After an hour in Torno, you take the 21 minute ferry boat ride back to Como and that is the end of the tour. You are given tickets to ride back on the train yourself. Elizabeth did not return with us, as she lives in Como. Bottom line is this...get a round trip train ticket from Cadorna to Como for @ E15.50 and take the ferry roundtrip for E5 and save yourself a ton of money! Having a guide was absolutely pointless.

Lake Como tour was awesome.
03 August 2022
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Reviewed by
David White

Well we’ll done.

Absolutely Beautiful Place!
12 December 2021
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Why can't I live in Lake Como????? We had a wonderful time on this experience. Our driver was lovely leading us out of Milan. I really enjoyed Bellagio. It was a bit cold that day so I recommend bringing a jacket with you. Thanks!!!

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Wear some comfortable shoes and clothes to suit the weather.

How do we get to Lake Como from Milan?

Your trip leader will arrange your train tickets to Lake Como and back to Milan, and you can enjoy a scenic ride through the countryside.

What to bring?

Wear some comfortable shoes and clothes to suit the weather.

Are boat tickets included?

Yes. Tickets for the boat ride between the towns is included.

Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes, kids are welcome on this tour!

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, but it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Milan.

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