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.
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.
Very enjoyable. Beautiful sights, good guide, well done. Dinner very good,
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.
This tour was amazing!! Tour guide had a good sense of humor and was all round lovely!!