The trip started off quite nicely, as we were met promptly at the starting point. Access to the train, and the discussion during the train ride was enlightening.
Once we arrived at Como, the pace, at which he lead, the tour was quite comfortable, and the information, history met all of our needs.
Our particular guide had actually lived in Como, and that was quite helpful I believe.
Choosing between this in the full day tour, I think we made the best choice. As we had time to just absorb the history and the environment after the tour was over, without being overly exhausted.