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

By Experience Italy Tours Srl


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Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Guides required to wear masks
Social distancing

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What's included, what's not

  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Tasting of delicious local specialities in a charming old mill
  • Guided walking Tour of Varenna
  • Special lunch in a typical lake front restaurant: starters, pasta, water, a glass of wine and coffee
  • 1h 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
  • Service charge
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Know before you book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking
  • Dress code is casual, comfortable shoes
  • 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
  • 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, however it will be requested at the time of booking.
  • Near public transport
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We are following Italy's rules as they change. PLEASE NOTE FROM AUG 6TH THIS TOUR WILL NEED A GREEN PASS OR A PROOF OF VACCINATION (with one of the vaccines recognised by EMA) or PROOF OF A COVID TEST (taken within 48 hours, either rapid or PCR). Clients will also be required to bring masks and wear them in case of no social distance. WITHOUT THE REQUIRED PAPERS, TRAVELLER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE TOUR AND WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
  • We only operate small groups, which will be exceptionally limited to 8 participants. Our experiences mainly take place outdoors: our guides wear masks and we require all participants to do the same. Social distancing will be required and facilitated throughout the tour.
  • Hotel du Lac, P.za Giuseppe Mazzini, 32, 22021 Bellagio CO, Italy
  • Departure time: 10:30 AM

What you can expect

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, Lungolario 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

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
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Activity Location

  • Varenna
  • Lake Como Lombardia

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Via Imbarcadero Piazza Martiri Libertà, 23829 Varenna LC, Italy
    • Lake Como Lombardia

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