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Cruise and Dinner on Lake Como from Varenna

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Varenna, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Watch the sunset over Lake Como on a cruise from Varenna with dinner at a lakeside restaurant. Cruise past quiet bays and elegant villas with the backdrop of the Rhaetian Alps as the captain shares stories about Lake Como, see the first few stars appear above the lake, then return to shore for a four-course dinner and wine.
  • Lake Como cruise and dinner
  • See the lake from the water
  • Four-course dinner and wine included; vegetarian option available
  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
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Cruise (1 h)
Dinner
Glass of wine and water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport from the restaurant back to hotel
Watertaxi transfer back to Bellagio or Tremezzo available as an extra. Contact us

Departure Point

23829 Varenna LC, Italy

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Return Details

Hotel Royal Victoria, Piazza S. Giorgio, 2, 23829 Varenna LC, Italy
Make your way to the Varenna taxiboat dock, where this tour begins, then board a sightseeing boat for a sunset cruise. The captain will point out local landmarks throughout the cruise, as you pass lakeside mansions such as the Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, and Villa Melzi, and take in views across the forested hills to the Italian Alps.

After sunset, you’ll disembark in Varenna and walk to a nearby waterside restaurant, where a table will be waiting for you. Sip a welcome glass of wine, then enjoy a leisurely Italian dinner with appetizer, first-course, main course, and dessert. The fixed menu changes with the season, but can include local meat or fish, and a vegetarian option is always available. A recent menu began with dry salted beef from Valtellina, risotto with a creamy Taleggio and herb sauce, truffle and chestnut-stuffed chicken, and an Italian sweet.

This tour concludes at the restaurant, which is close to the public ferry dock, water taxis, and transport options.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Lago di Como
Watch the sunset over Lake Como on a 1-hour cruise from Varenna with dinner at a lakeside restaurant. Cruise past quiet bays and elegant villas with the backdrop of the Rhaetian Alps as the captain shares stories about Lake Como, see the first few stars appear above the lake, then return to shore for a four-course dinner and wine.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Varenna is located in the central part of the lake. Please take notice that Como is more than an hour away by car and there are no public boats after dinner that will get you back there. We suggest to book this experience only if your accommodation is in the central part of the lake (Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzo and surroundings) or along the Eastern branch (between Varenna and Lecco).
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The cruise will start promptly at 6pm. Please be there 10/15 minutes before.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Experience Italy Tours Srl

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cruise and Dinner on Lake Como from Varenna?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you are coming by ferry via Bellagio be aware of the time As it is about A 20 minute walk to the terminal." See review
  • "We ended up buying a bottle of wine, so that was fine, but I'd budget that into your night as well." See review

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It was fun, but in my opinion it wasn't...
Kaitlyn R
, Sep 2018
It was fun, but in my opinion it wasn't worth the money. The boat was really nice to be on, there were three couples on our tour. Two couples from the USA one being us and one couple was from Canada. The driver of the boat, Luca, spoke very fast, it was hard to understand him. We were on the boat for about an hour and he drove from site to site and then would stop and then tell us a little bit about what we were looking at before going to the next place where he would stop. It was informative if you could understand him. He was also texting alot while he was driving and didn't know the answers to many of our questions - basically he just had his speech at each stop memorized, but he wasn't very personable or knowledgeable about other items. Overall it was still nice to be on a boat, but it could have been better. We were then dropped off at dinner. The dinner view was amazing. We sat outside overlooking the water. The restaurant was part of a hotel and was very empty, with no music playing in the background, basically the atmosphere was not that great, but the view was! We were also only given one glass of champagne each, for a three course dinner. We ended up buying a bottle of wine, so that was fine, but I'd budget that into your night as well. The food was okay. The service was great. Overall I'm glad we did this - it was nice to be on the water, on a cute boat, and having dinner outside with a great view. I just don't think it was worth the money. Maybe you could find a private boat tour through someone else and book yourself a nice dinner with a view at a restaurant that has a better atmosphere and better food. I hope this helps.
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Everything,as described..great dinner...
Paul Z
, Sep 2018
Everything,as described..great dinner, wonderful setting. If you are coming by ferry via Bellagio be aware of the time As it is about A 20 minute walk to the terminal. Otherwise highly recommend.
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The cruise was nice and our guide...
Karen S
, Oct 2017
The cruise was nice and our guide was informative. I would have liked it to be a bit longer but would not have missed it. The dinner was delicious and beautifully served in the Grand Victoria. We were surprised to find the dinner was optional and there were only two couples who partook. It was very interesting that the hotel seemed not quite what to do with us and seated the two couples at separate tables, and oddity which we quickly amended. Also, the very elegant dinner came with only one glass of wine each - in Italy? Really? A carafe of a nice house wine would have been the minimum amount for four people enjoying a four course dinner. Also, beware if you are staying someplace other than Varenna. The water boats don't run late in the evening to all the lake villages as we discovered the day prior. The tour company was most helpful in finding us a driver who would transport us to Cernobbio for 100 euros which made for an incredibly expensive dinner. Know before you book.
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Very enjoyable. Beautiful sights, good...
James S
, Oct 2017
Very enjoyable. Beautiful sights, good guide, well done. Dinner very good,
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Lucca the boat captain spoke so fast...
WP G
, Oct 2017
Lucca the boat captain spoke so fast he was incomprehensible. He spent a lot of time on his cell phone and treated his guests with total indifference. Dinner on the other hand was excellent.
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Although the weather was not too...
RICHARD H S
, Oct 2016
Although the weather was not too cooperative, the boat cruise was wonderful, including the driver's sense of humor. There is no question that if people don't visit Lake Como. they are cheating themselves of a beautiful experience and nature's beautiful work. The mountains, the villas, the ambience that you experience are worth going there. We recommend this for sure. The dinner at the Royal Hotel was very tasty, very classy and wonderful location on Lake Como in Varenna. The whole evening was wonderful - we recommend it.
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This tour was amazing!! Tour guide had...
Emily R
, Jun 2016
This tour was amazing!! Tour guide had a good sense of humor and was all round lovely!!
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