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Central lake & visit of Villa del Balbianello

1 hour on board and 1,5 inside the Villa del Balbianello

Are you planning your holiday on Lake Como and you want to be able to see all the main villas on the lake without missing anything?

There are many beautiful villas on the lake, but only four are open to the public: Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi, Villa Monastero and Villa del Balbianello.

Villa del Balbianello is not only beautiful because it stands on a promontory and overlooks the whole lake but it is also difficult to reach.

If you have never come to Lake Como, you must absolutely see it, as well as the gardens, the interiors are also full of charm. Its last owner was the famous Italian explorer Monzino, don’t miss his house museum!

Join the Group Tour!

Duration: 2,5 hour
Total Price
/per person
Kids From 4 years old to 12-€45 under free

1h on the boat, 1,5h stop at Villa del Balbianello to visit the villa and the garden.

Small group, shared with others (12, maximum 14 passengers).

Guided tour of the villa for the group is included, while the garden you will discover on your own.

You will discover the center of the lake by seeing more than 20 beautiful villas from the boat (without getting off):

NO need to buy any additional ticket for Villa del Balbianello - all is included in this convenient package. 

Cruise the Lake

This shared group tour departs from Varenna.

The tour is divided into 3 parts - approximately 30 min cruise from Varenna to Villa del Balbianello; stop and visit of the villa and its garden, approximately 30min cruise for the return to Varenna.

On the way to our destination, we will cruise past Cadenabbia, Tremezzo and Lenno.
We will see from the boat Villa Carlotta, Grand Hotel Tremezzo and many other villas of the Central Lake area.

Visit Balbianello

Once we reach Villa del Balbianello, a private English speaking guide will be waiting for you to show you the interiors of the house, explaining all its secrets.

After the inside tour you can visit the gorgeous garden.

We will pick you up at the pier and take you back passing through San Giovanni, Loppia, Bellagio and Fiumelatte returning to Varenna as the final destination.

Visit Bellagio

If you are staying in Bellagio or if you wish to visit it, we can drop you off in the town center. This option can be selected during the online booking or you can decide also last minute. After drop-off in Bellagio the boat continues the cruise to Varenna. If you choose to get off in Bellagio, you will miss the last part of the boat cruise.

Afterwards, on your own, if you need to return to Varenna or Menaggio you can take the public ferries that run every 30 minutes depending on the season.
From Bellagio you can also take the hydrofoil (fast service) to go to Como.

Public transportation can get busy and crowded in high season- do plan your travel in advance.

Discover Lake Como with us!

Listen to the captain

The captain will talk with the microphone via the modern boat's sound system. You will not miss any information

Private Guide

Discover the interior of Villa del Balbianello with a professional English speaking tour guide


You will feel like a VIP on our elegant mahogany-finished boat.

USB charge

Our vessel is fully equipped with Mobile chargers for our passengers.


Our water taxi provides excellent views of Lake Como from all seats.


We have all the required safety equipment for adults and children.



Book online

Select the day of the service and how many people and all filed




Pay the deposit with credit card or paypal



Arriving at the dock

Pay the balance and you’re ready to embark on a journey of discovery around Lake Como!