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Lake Como - Best Tours & Trips 2019

47 trips to Lake Como tours from 29 tour companies. 2 reviews. 5.0/5 avg rating.
Beautiful and exclusive Lake Como in the north of Italy, is a classic destination for vacationers looking for peace, quite, and tranquility. Which they get fairly easily since the villas and mansions surrounding the lake are often only held by the rich and famous. For day trippers, the lake is open for boating and the town is a fun place to shop for local goods.
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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Italian Discovery Summer 2019
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Italian Discovery Summer 2019

Trafalgar
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10 days
$ 305 / day
$ 3,050
From : $ 3,752
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Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums
  • CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna and Assisi
  • ORIENTATION of Turin and Venice
  • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the medieval city of Ferrara and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi
  • CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Lake Como, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Kissing Towers in Bologna
Visits:
Bologna, Florence, Lake Como, Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice, Italy
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Italian Discovery Summer 2019
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Italian Discovery Summer 2019

Trafalgar
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10 days
$ 298 / day
$ 2,975
From : $ 3,659
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums
  • CITY TOUR in Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna and Assisi
  • ORIENTATION of Turin and Venice
  • VISIT St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum in Rome, the medieval city of Ferrara and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi
  • CRUISE by private launch to St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • VIEW the ancient sites of Rome, Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo in Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Lake Como, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony in Verona, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, the Kissing Towers in Bologna
Visits:
Bologna, Florence, Lake Como, Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice, Italy
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Ultimate Italy tour
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Ultimate Italy

G Adventures
Premier
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14 days
$ 176 / day
$ 2,464
From : $ 3,326
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Experience medieval and renaissance delights
  • Discover a passion for regional wines and italian cuisine
  • Savour the sea views and tuscan hills
  • Explore the elegant countryside of lake como by boat
  • Wander over the canals and bridges of venice
Visits:
Cinque Terre, Florence, Lake Como, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Tuscany, Venice, Colosseum, Lucca, Milan, Italy
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Walking in Italy: The Italian Lakes

Peregrine Adventures
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8 days
$ 450 / day
$ 3,596
From : $ 4,855
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • After exploring switzerland's st moritz area, experience one of the most spectacular alpine train trips in the world – the bernina express to tirano
  • A cruise on lake como takes you to the picturesque waterfront villages of bellagio and tremezzo, home to the must-see villa melzi and villa carlotta
  • There are several guided hikes included, but not without opportunities to unwind. the walk to morteratsch glacier is easy, and there's flexibility on some days if you'd rather spend more time relaxing
  • Explore lake garda from many angles. in the north, it's bordered by impressive rocky cliffs; in the south, by vineyards and olive groves
  • Verona is one of italy's most romantic old towns – the perfect balance to the pulsing modernity of milan
  • Visit the local acetaia in the hamlet of cologna di tenno, a farm which produces balsamic vinegar. taste their produce whilst taking in the panorama of lake garda spread out in front of you
Visits:
Lake Como, Lake Garda, Milan, Verona, Italy, Switzerland
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Rome to Budapest Explorer
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Rome to Budapest Explorer

G Adventures
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23 days
$ 196 / day
$ 4,499
From : $ 6,074
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Discover a passion for regional wines and italian cuisine
  • Explore the elegant countryside of lake como by boat
  • Wander over the canals and bridges of venice
  • Revel in the dramatic scenery of slovenia
  • Explore the charming streets of salzburg
  • Discover big highlights and hidden gems
Visits:
Budapest, Cinque Terre, Florence, Lake Como, Pisa, Rome, Salzburg, Siena, Venice, Vienna, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia
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Lake Como Walking

Explore!
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8 days
$ 180 / day
$ 1,480
From : $ 1,944
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : N/A
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  • Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Lakeside hotel - Enjoy the gorgeous view and pool at our lakeside base
    • Gentle walking - Exploring the trails and villages around Lake Como
    • Bellagio - Take a ferry across the lake to this picturesque town known as the 'Pearl of Lake Como'
    • Historic villas - Opportunity to visit the magnificent Villa Carlotta and take a boat tour of lakeside villas
    Visits:
    Lake Como, Milan, Italy
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    Self-Guided Trails of Como and Lugano

    Explore!
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    8 days
    $ 143 / day
    $ 1,140
    From : $ 1,539
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Mountain trails - Enjoy hikes high above Lakes Como and Lugano
    • Lavish villas - Visit the famous villas and their beautiful gardens
    • Menaggio - Beautiful town with fabulous views of Lake Como
    • Roman road - Walk along the Antica Strada Regina to Rezonnico
    • Lake Lugano - Stay in Porlezza and hike by the lake
    Visits:
    Alps, Lake Como, Italy
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    Cycling the Italian and Swiss Lakes

    Exodus Travels
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    8 days
    $ 310 / day
    $ 2,749
    From : $ 3,347
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Cycle around four lakes in two countries
    • Enjoy an incredibly varied local gastronomy
    • Visit Como and Villa del Balbianello
    Visits:
    Lake Como, Italy, Switzerland
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    Lake Como Walk

    UTracks
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    5 days
    $ 155 / day
    $ 775
    From : $ 1,085
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
    Highlights
    • Discover the mountain trails high above Lake Como
    • Experience the rich culture and art of the region including lavish villas and gardens
    • Explore Menaggio, a beautiful town with fabulous views of the lake
    • Soak up the atmosphere in your lakeside hotel
    Visits:
    Lake Como, Italy
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    Menaggio On Lake Como

    10 days
    $ 306 / day
    $ 3,062
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Scenic journey on the Bernina Express in panoramic carriages
    • Bellinzona & Lugano
    • Boat excursion to Varenna & Villa Balbienello, a filming location for ‘Casino Royale’
    • Milan, with a guided tour, including a visit to Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’
    • Villa Carlotta & Bellagio boat excursion
    • 7 nights in Menaggio, on the shores of stunning Lake Como
    Visits:
    Basel, Bellinzona, Lake Como, Milan, Italy
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    Best of Italy in 17 Days Tour
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    Best of Italy in 17 Days Tour

    Rick Steves
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    17 days
    $ 288 / day
    $ 4,895
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Enjoy cruising in Lake Como by ferry
    • Visit South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and Florence's Accademia Gallery
    • Discover Orvieto City and San Brizio Chapel tour
    • Explore Colosseum tour
    • Visit Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
    Visits:
    Assisi, Bolzano, Cinque Terre, Colosseum, Doge’s Palace, Dolomites, Florence, Lake Como, Pantheon, Piazza San Marco, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Sistine Chapel, Tuscany, Umbria, Vatican Museum, Venice, Italy
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    Italian Highlights with Lake Como
    Group Tour
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    Italian Highlights with Lake Como

    14 days
    $ 299 / day
    $ 4,188
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
    Highlights
    • Rome: Welcome dinner at the rooftop restaurant of your hotel overlooking Rome; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, St. Peter in Chains with Michelangelo’s Moses, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum
    • Castel gandolfo : Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens
    • Pisa : Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
    • Siena: Walking tour including Piazza del Campo
    • San gimignano: Orientation
    • Verrazzano castle: Wine tasting and dinnerFLORENCE
    • Burano: Lagoon cruise and island visit
    • Venice: Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
    • Verona: Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the Arena
    • Milan: Guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds & museum, and the Galleria; farewell dinner at a local restaurantLAKE COMO
    • This is the perfect vacation to see Italy’s highlights—from the historical treasures in Rome and the splendid art in Florence to the picturesque, medieval walled town of San Gimignano and the romantic canals in Venice
    • On this Italy tour, you’ll of course visit the famous sights on your sightseeing tours, including the Colosseum in Rome, St
    Visits:
    Florence, Lake Como, Milan, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Tuscany, Verona, Venice, Italy
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    Lake Como Getaway 3 Nights

    4 days
    $ 225 / day
    $ 899
    Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
    Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Famed for the extravagant villas that line the water’s edge and the incredible views of the Italian Alps, Lake Como is nothing short of spectacular
    • Leave your stress behind and just say “Sì” to a secluded Italian escape on this 4-day vacation
    Visits:
    Lake Como, Italy
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    Italy: The Lakes

    7 days
    $ 671 / day
    $ 4,748
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
    Highlights
    • Wander the majestic grounds of 18th-century Villa del Balbianello, a mixture of luxurious palms, classical statues, and dramatic arches covered in ivy.
    • On Lake Maggiore—the setting for Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms—stop by a local shop on Isola dei Pescatori (“Fishermen’s Island”) to chat about the catch of the day.
    • Sample the delicate and robust vintages of the region during a wine tasting in a 16th-century wine bar located in Orta San Giulio.
    Visits:
    Lake Como, Milan, Star Wars, Italy
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    The Best of Switzerland

    8 days
    $ 319 / day
    $ 2,549
    Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
    Highlights
    • Zurich: Welcome dinner; orientation walk of the Old Town; taste Sprüngli chocolate pralines
    • Vaduz : Visit the capital of Liechtenstein
    • Lake como: Picture stop
    • Swiss-italian lake district:
    • TÄsch–zermatt–tÄsch: By mountain train
    • Berne: Guided walking tour, stop at the Bear Park and enjoy a panoramic view from the Rose Garden; lunch at a working farm
    • Lucerne: Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; Mount Pilatus excursion including a souvenir cap; farewell dinner
    • With its stunning mountains, fascinating old towns, beautiful lakes, and long history, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone
    • On this Best of Switzerland tour, you will experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities, with overnights in Zurich, St
    Visits:
    Lake Como, Zermatt, Zurich, Lucerne, Italy, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
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    2 Lake Como Tour Reviews - Summary 100% Recommend

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    Our Rick Steve's "Best of Italy Tour," starting in Varenna, October 18, through Rome, November 3, 2015.

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    We flew into Milan and toured the town on our own a few days. Then we took the train to Varenna on Lake Como to formally start our Rick Steves tour with our guide, Lisa Anderson. She was excellent; very organized, helpful to a fault, and took us to a lot of out-of-way places not on the itinerary. What I liked most was the mixture of planned activities and time our own own; a nice balance which I believe gave us a good feel for the people, culture, and historical places we toured throughout Italy. You can read any itinerary for this trip and learn about what you're going to see, but getting to know your traveling companions (there were 28 of us) well, share food (and a cold- achoo!) made it all the better. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who would really like to get a taste of Italy from Rome north. I had no interest in visiting Italy before, but would go back in a heartbeat. I especially enjoyed our time high up in a ski village in the Dolomite Mountains. Seeing the "big three" of Venice, Florence, and Rome was great, but I also enjoyed seeing Pisa and Assisi, and spending time in places I had never heard of before - Cinque Terre , Siena, and Orvieto. While I know you can't pick your tour hosts, I would give the highest marks to our guide Lisa, her assistant, Alex, and our bus driver extraordinaire, Adrian. They helped put an excellent adventure over the top. Kudos to you Rick Steve's! We'll book another one of your tours in the next few years.

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    Thank you, Peregrine. What a fabulous adventure in a land of beauty.

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    Just completed this morning when our private bus dropped us all off at Verona Train Station. Sad to say goodbye to our fellow tourists and our excellent guide Roberta.

    First tour of the year, the weather included a few grey days, but we scored big when the sky cleared and the stunning scenery of the region reached its full potential. The jackpot was the crystal clear day when we crossed the Maloja Pass to St Moritz, walked to the glacier at Morteratsch, threw a few balls of crisp, new-fallen snow, and took the Bernina Express back over the border to Tirano. OMG, the scenery was incredible!

    The steep mountains, picturesque villages and blue waters of Lakes Como and Garda were thrilling to the eye as well. We dined at lakefront restaurants, explored historic villas, walked along woodland paths under fresh spring leaves to glorious outlooks, touched mediaeval walls, drank fresh spring water and local wine, and learnt about the food, the customs, the history and the wildlife of the area.

    We were lucky with the other tourists. We all got along well, and as the tour progressed, the lunches and dinners became less reserved and more fun. We laughed a lot and enjoyed each others' company.

    Our guide, Roberta, was superb. She kept her eye on the ball, and our comfort and convenience was her first thought. When things went wrong - rain on a mountain track, a local bus timetable change, she was able to arrange alternate activities.Her humour, her knowledge, and above all her open, thoughtful heart made this a five star trip. She really cared.

    She worried a little over her English, but honestly, it was fine. The occasional mispronunciation - talking about a wildlife program that reintroduced "beers" to the forest, for instance - was charming more than confusing.

    The hotels were excellent. Big rooms, filling breakfasts, astounding views from the lakeside balconies, hotels with character and charm. The private buses were (mostly) spacious and comfortable. One mountain road demanded a smaller vehicle, but who am I to complain when the sixteen tourists, guide and driver occupied an eighteen-seater bus? The drivers were skilled on the often tight roads, in fact, we often applauded their abilities.

    We also walked, but it was a walking tour, after all, and the pace was never overly fast, the paths never too steep, the distances never too long for we middle-aged and senior travellers. We also got to see a great many sights denied to those depending on cars and buses and trains.

    My only real complaint was that it was too short. I guess that means I'll be back for another tour.

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    Operator Peregrine Adventures

    Lake Como Tours and Travel Guide

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    Beautiful and exclusive Lake Como in the north of Italy, is a classic destination for vacationers looking for peace, quite, and tranquility. Which they get fairly easily since the villas and mansions surrounding the lake are often only held by the rich and famous. For day trippers, the lake is open for boating and the town is a fun place to shop for local goods.

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