Location: Lake Como, arrival and departure at Milan airport
Tour Type: Incentive trip recommended for companies as a reward for employees, executives, or incentive travel for top clients.
Activities: 4-day stay on Lake Como with exclusive private services, cultural and scenic tours, and team building activities.
Best Season: Spring and Fall.
MORNING: Arrival at Milan Airport and transfer to Como
AFTERNOON: Welcome lunch. Walking tour of the historic center
EVENING: Dinner at a typical restaurant. Dress code: Smart Casual
(50 km from MXP Airport)
The guests will arrive at Malpensa airport and will be welcomed by our guide who will then transfer them to their hotel with a stunning lake view. After the check-in, a welcome cocktail will be served at the hotel.
Later in the day, guests will have a guided tour of the center of Como. A journey through the walls of a city that has preserved the most important evidence of its history to discover the historical events from the Roman foundation to the twentieth century. An experience with surprises that will involve guests directly, immersing them in history and culture.
A welcome lunch will be served on the panoramic terrace of the hotel, giving guests the opportunity to get to know the lake area and its peculiarities.
Dinner will be at a typical restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, we board a private cruise on the waters of Lake Como… The boat offers a privileged point of view, in fact the saying “the Lake is seen on the Lake” is absolutely true. The private boat allows us to get very close to all the most beautiful and famous villas: you can admire their facades and wonderful gardens, which would otherwise remain a secret. It is also possible to see the most characteristic villages, which are also facing the lake.
We can decide on the theme of your boat excursion, for example focusing on the historical villas of the Belle Époque: during that period, the lake welcomed the great personalities of the world of music and opera in particular. Vincenzo Bellini composed on the waters of the lake his most famous opera, Norma’s Casta Diva. Today, the villa that inspired Bellini is a luxury hotel located in front of his apartment in Moltrasio. Giuseppe Verdi drew inspiration for his opera La Traviata during his stay in the villa Griante, wanted by the famous publisher Ricordi. Bellagio is instead indissolubly linked to Liszt, who lived one of the most difficult moments of musical creation. Later transferred to Como, he gave birth to Wagner’s future wife.
Or we can focus on the villas that have hosted or still host illustrious personalities of the international jet set: Versace, George Clooney, Richard Branson, international rock stars, etc.,
Or the locations that have been the setting for very famous films such as:
Once Upon a Time in America (scenes with Robert De Niro at the Bellagio); Ocean Twelve with Clooney, Pitt… (Villa Erba); Casino Royale, Craig (Villa Balbianello), etc.
Lunch in an exclusive location on the lake shore.
In the afternoon, we offer some “à la carte” experiences:
1- THE DOUBLE LIFE OF A SILK THREAD – DURATION: 3 HOURS
The experience will begin with a visit to a historic Como silk mill, where a wonderful example of circular economy is created every day. In this factory, Sericina M is extracted, a precious powder unique in the world because it is pure and intact, which is masterfully used as an active ingredient in a luxury beauty cosmetic line. After the story of this adventurous journey, a sensory treatment will be offered by the Wellness operators who will set up a wellness center directly in the premises of the factory.
2- ENOGASTRONOMIC TOUR – DURATION: 3 HOURS
The pleasure of getting to know and discovering local agricultural and food and wine companies: almost forgotten realities, made of sacrifices but also of many satisfactions. Guests will be able to experience a moment of sharing and exaltation of the senses by tasting the simple and genuine products of local companies such as dairies, salami factories, and breweries.
3- DETOX COOKING CLASS – duration: 4 hours
Our chef will teach you how to prepare a rich variety of healthy drinks and foods. The class will start with an abundance of fresh and raw fruits and vegetables, learning how to carefully blend them to create refreshing juices and creamy smoothies. The lesson will continue with the preparation of a first and second course from the Mediterranean culinary tradition, and will conclude with a dessert designed to satisfy the palate without forgetting physical well-being.
4 – YOGA LESSON WITH ANCESTRAL TOOLS – duration: 1h30
The sounds and vibrations of Singing Bowls add another dimension to the practice of yoga and help achieve inner peace of body and mind.
5 – E-MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURE – duration: approx. 3 hours
Experience exciting mountain bike adventures and discover the most suggestive corners of Lake Como, accompanied safely by qualified guides. With a rental e-mountain bike, you can explore the uncontaminated nature and the suggestive landscape. Itineraries winding through the blue waters of Lake Como and green paths surrounded by woods and flowered meadows. The pedal-assisted bike is the maximum expression of fun on two wheels. The e-Bike is synonymous with freedom and independence, shortens distances and makes destinations even more accessible!
6 – TREKKING – duration: from 3 hours
You will discover Lake Como with our expert guides who will accompany you to discover the most panoramic points of the lake, along routes rich in history and nature: a beautiful experience in all seasons and for all levels of athletic preparation.
7 – TEAM BUILDING IN PEDALO’
1 pedalo for every 2 people for an engaging speed race. Starting from Como, it is possible to study customized routes with a maximum recommended duration of 90 minutes. Participants will be assisted during the activity by a motorboat.
8 – TREASURE HUNT BY BOAT
Photographic hunt by motorboat. Each boat can accommodate up to 4 people and can be driven without a nautical license. The aim of the activity is to find and photograph some of the most famous villas overlooking the lake. Very fun and dynamic. Includes support boat with assistant.
At the end of the activities, return to the hotel. Dinner in a typical restaurant.
Breakfast at the hotel. Then depart for a vintage car rally. All teams will be provided with a road book with geographic information about the area, a map, gloves, and scarves.
Lunch along the way in a typical “Crotto” with a terrace overlooking the lake.
Arrive in Bellagio and stop for a visit. In the late afternoon, return to the hotel by private boat or bus.
GALA EVENING IN A VILLA ON THE LAKE: You will reach your exclusive location by private boat. Welcome drinks on the outdoor terrace overlooking the lake. The possibility of having seaplanes that fly over the lake – a 15-minute flight for 2 people per seaplane (max. 180kg).
Return to the hotel at the end of the evening.
After breakfast, depending on your flight departure time, transfer by coach to Milan Malpensa airport. If you have a late afternoon flight, we can add a final guided tour (or free time for shopping!) and lunch in the center of Milan.