Villa Balbianello Boat Tour

95€ per person

Enjoy Lake Como’s most classy villas and make a stop to the world-famous setting of Villa Balbianello.

The “must” of the experiences on Lake Como is the visit to Villa del Balbianello, famous location for filming the movies “Star Wars” and “Casino Royale”. Dive yourself into the charm of the Villa, heritage of the FAI (Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano), enjoy the gorgeous gardens, and discover their hidden secrets.

While sailing, you can admire the most famous tourist resorts of the central Lake such as Bellagio the “Pearl of the lake”, Tremezzo, and Lenno. In addition. enjoy some of the most suggestive villas such as Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi with its lush gardens. to then return to Villa Monastero and back to Varenna, the “Diamond of the lake”.

 

Pets not allowed.

SHARED EXPERIENCE
Tuesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
2 – 12+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Varenna dock
  • Departure Time
    1:30 PM
  • Return Time
    2.5 hours
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable clothing and rain jacket in case of uncertain weather
  • Included
    Boat tour of the center lake
    Entrance ticket to Villa Balbianello and its Gardens
    Italian and English speaking-tour guide
  • Not Included
    2 hours e-bike rental
    30/40 minutes ride with "Lucia" boat
    A platter of local cured meats and cheeses
    Access to the SPA area
    Aperitivo
    Aperitivo with "Bellavista"
    Aperitivo with "Franciacorta" wine
    Aperitivo with Prosecco and appetizers
    At disposal: large pool and small pool for children
    Bike rental
    Brunch
    Changing rooms
    Complementary starter, water, two glasses of wine and coffee per person
    Daily entrance to the location with direct access to the lake.
    E-bike rental (at choice)
    Entrance ticket to the Orrido di Bellano and Ca' del Diavol
    Entrance ticket to the Silk Museum
    Entrance ticket to Vezio Castle
    Flight by seaplane
    Helmet
    Insurance
    Italian and English speaking-pilot
    Italian and English speaking-rower
    Italian and English-speaking artist for a 2 hours long lesson
    Italian and English-speaking Captain
    Italian and English-speaking Chef
    Italian and English-speaking guide
    Italian, English, German, French-speaking tour guide
    Italian, English, German-speaking tour guide (occasionally French or Russian)
    Kit with front and rear lights, padlock, bell, mobile phone holder, high visibility vest
    One glass of wine
    Paintbrushes and paints
    Painting paper
    Paper maps with routes on cycle paths
    Rear seat for children 1-3 years (on request).
    Reserved sun chair on the grass (one per person -NO for children)
    Round trip train tickets to Abbadia Lariana
    Round-trip train tickets to Bellano
    Round-trip train tickets to Sondrio
    Round-trip transfer by boat
    Round-trip transfer to Borgofrancone
    Round-trip transfer to Chiuro (Valtellina) by minibus
    Round-trip transfer to Como
    Showers
    Small swimming pool for children
    Soccer field
    Street direction to get to the Orrido from the train station
    Street direction to get to the pier from the train station
    Street direction to get to the Silk Museum from the train station
    Street direction to get to the Winery from the train station
    Supercar rental
    Tasting of 4 wines
    Tasting of 8 different types of cheese
    Tennis court rental
    Tennis equipment (rackets and balls) at choice
    Tour of the vineyard and the cellar with an english-speaking guide
    Typical dinner
    Typical lunch
    Visit of the cheese factory
    Water and coffee
    Yoga lesson
1
MEETING POINT
At 1:15 PM at Varenna dock (all details after the reservation)
2
DEPARTURE
At 1:30 PM departure by boat
3
EXPERIENCE
During navigation, you will pass by the most famous tourist locations in the center of the lake. When arrived at Villa Balbianello, you will start of a guided tour of the villa (in English) and a free visit of the gardens.
4
RETURN
At the end of the visit, you will return to Varenna by boat.
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BOOKING CONDITIONS

We require a deposit of 30% at the moment of booking, the balance should be paid 15 days before the scheduled service. If the balance is not paid by the scheduled deadline, the reservation will be considered cancelled and the deposit lost. For reservations made less than 15 days before the service the total payment amount is required.

 

In the event of extraordinary events that will prevent the smooth running of the experience, the entire amount paid will be refunded. Kindly note that the captain will decide whether the activity can be done or if it needs to be postponed.

 
SERVICE FEE

6% only for online payment

 
CANCELLATION CONDITIONS

Refund of the entire amount paid for cancellation up to 7 days before the date of the experience. No refund in case of no-show.