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Italian Riviera & Lake Como Highlights
time 7 Days / 6 Nights

Santa Margherita Ligure (3 nights), Como (3)

Explore the beautiful Italian Riviera from Santa Margherita Ligure, then relax in the iconic Lake Como area.
Under the guidance of your private local expert, discover the authenticity of charming Santa Margherita Ligure with its elegant palaces and exquisite gardens, the elegance of picturesque Portofino with it colorful houses and unique boutiques, and the stunning abbey at San Fruttuoso, a tiny untouched village considered a pearl of rare beauty. Then it is off to another natural water wonder - Lake Como. Walk through the historic center of Como to visit its main sights with your knowledgeable guide and take a cruise on a public ferry boat to admire the Alpine mountains and some of the most elegant villas from the water.

Enjoy a day at your leisure in each destination and feel free to select one of our day tours that best suits your interests: from food tours and cooking classes to hiking excursions to Cinque Terre or visits to magnificent villages on Lake Como.


inclusionAt a Glance
  • Arrive in Milan and Transfer to Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Best of the Italian Riviera
  • Free day in Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Santa Margherita Ligure to Como
  • Best of Como with Public Boat Cruise
  • Free Day in Como
  • Depart Italy to USA
dates Itinerary
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Your private driver will greet you at Malpensa Airport and bring you to your hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure. Relax and enjoy the beautiful ride.

When you arrive, check in to your hotel on the waterfront, then enjoy your evening at leisure in the quaint town. Try the pesto pasta - it's the local specialty!

Have the day to live “La Dolce Vita” on this full day tour of the quaint villages of the Italian Riviera: Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, and San Fruttuoso.

Enjoy the free day to explore the Italian Riviera as you wish! 

We suggest taking a cooking class in Portofino or tasting the finest olive oil at a local farmhouse (not included in the package price).  Feel free to add any of our Italian Riviera Day Tours to your itinerary.

Your private driver will greet you in your Santa Margherita Ligure hotel lobby and bring you to your hotel in Como.

Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Enjoy a half day tour of Como and the southern part of Lake Como. Como has a beautiful old town center with amazing churches and fascinating alleys. Led by your private English-speaking guide, you will visit the main city monuments: the great Gothic-Renaissance Duomo, the “Broletto” town hall Palace, the eighteenth-century “Teatro Sociale” and the church of San Fedele. After a 2-hour walking tour of Como, you will be accompanied by your guide for a one-hour cruise on a public ferry boat to explore the southern part of Lake Como and admire the mountains and some of the most elegant villas from the water. The boat ride will end back in Como.

Feel free to explore the region as you like. You may venture out to Lake Lugano, Switzerland, or take a day trip to the artistic city of Milan.

Your private driver will pick you up at your hotel in Como and bring you to Milano Malpensa Airport.