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Italy and Switzerland in One Day: Lake Como, Bellagio & Lugano from Milan

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Italy and Switzerland in One Day: Lake Como, Bellagio & Lugano from Milan

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Overview

See the best of Switzerland and Italy on a day trip to Lugano and Lake Como from Milan. Led by a local guide, cruise Lake Como on a sightseeing boat while you keep your eyes peeled for celebrity villas. Then, make a stop in Bellagio, known as the 'pearl of Lake Como.' Continue into Switzerland, where you enjoy some free time to soak up the sights in Lugano. Check out the lakeside views or shop for Swiss chocolate before heading back to Milan.
  • Visit Lugano and enjoy free time to see the elegant Swiss city as you wish
  • Shop for Swiss chocolate or visit Santa Maria degli Angioli to see Renaissance artwork
  • Enjoy transport by air-conditioned coach from Milan
  • Visit the beautiful town of Bellagio, also known as 'the pearl of Lake Como'
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Headsets, if needed
2-hour Lake Como cruise
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Porta Garibaldi, Milano MI, Italy

At Milan Porta Garibaldi Train Station, in front of the main entrance. Facing the Milan Porta Garibaldi Train Station Main Entrance, the meeting point is on the left side just outside the station, next to the stairs and under the covered portico. Arriving by metro (green-line): Take the M2 (green-line) train to Garibaldi. Make your way to the train station main entrance. The meeting point is on the left side just outside the station, next to the stairs and under the covered portico.

Departure Time

8:30 AM
Depart from central Milan and journey toward the Italian Alps by coach. After a relaxing drive, arrive in Lake Como for your cruise.

Marvel at the luxury real estate while you glide along the water, passing glamorous, celebrity-owned villas. Learn about some of the famous properties from your guide, and hear about the area’s history. Return to land to purchase lunch and discover the picturesque town of Bellagio on your own.

Afterward, reunite with your driver and continue over the Swiss border to the Italian-speaking town of Lugano. Soak up additional time here to explore independently, browsing the local shops for Swiss chocolate, fine luxury goods, and clothes, or checking out the scene by the lake. For a little art and culture, admire Bernardino Luini’s Renaissance masterpiece, 'Passion and Crucifixion,' with a visit to the Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli.

After a full day of sightseeing, return to Milan with your guide in the late afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lake Como
Your private bus will take you from Milan to Lake Como in air-conditioned comfort. After a two-hour cruise on Lake Como, you’ll understand why movie stars find the beauty of the alpine region irresistible. Your guide, a local expert who’ll stay with your group the whole trip, will point out George Clooney’s former lakeshore villa, as well as villas that appeared in Star Wars and James Bond movies.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bellagio
On returning to dry land you’ll visit the stunning town of Bellagio, often called “the pearl of Lake Como”. Your guide can offer recommendations, but it’s up to you whether to go shopping, sample the local food or simply soak up the charming atmosphere.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lake Lugano
Less than an hour after your bus leaves Bellagio, you’ll cross the border into Switzerland. Nestled at the foot of the Alps you’ll find Lugano, another lakeshore town. Also called “the Monte Carlo of Switzerland”, this Italian-speaking Swiss town is a playground for celebrities, athletes and entertainers, boasting luxury shopping and fine art, scenic views and a bustling city center. Visit the church of Santa Maria degli Angioli, where Bernardino Luini painted ‘Passion and Crucifixion’, regarded as Switzerland’s most significant Renaissance fresco. Head downtown to browse luxury goods and rich Swiss chocolate. Whatever you’re looking for, Lugano has something for you. Arriving back in Milan in time for dinner, you won’t believe you managed to see so much in one day, and without ever feeling rushed.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most guests will not be required to have a Visa to enter Switzerland; a passport will be sufficient to enter the Country. Please check this website (https://goo.gl/uKUFA5) for more information, and to determine if you may need a Visa (choose your country by selecting the first letter i.e “U” for United States.
  • Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Italy and Switzerland in One Day: Lake Como, Bellagio & Lugano from Milan?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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Great trip!
Glenn_D
, Sep 2021
This was an excellent outing. The transportation was comfortable, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and patient, and there was sufficient time in each of the towns to explore and take plenty of photos! Lugano was out first stop and the lake was stunning. But Bellagio for the win! Fantastic views, great food, and the people were so accommodating. The cruise around Lake Como was pretty awesome as well. You can’t go wrong with this excursion!
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star-5
wonderful day in the lake country of northern Italy and Switzerland
patrice_k
, Aug 2021
The entire trip was really terrific. We had a very good guide and the scenery was spectacular. The only down side, and it related just to this particular guide, was that she seemed to be pushing a particular restaurant for lunch to the extent that it got really annoying. We didn't go to that restaurant and those who did were not pleased with it. But otherwise, overall, it was a great tour.
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star-5
If you are in Milan, do NOT miss this tour!!
Marc_R
, Aug 2021
Our Guide, Sonya was fantastic. She relayed her information in just the right amount, with some quiet time to just look around. The ferry cruise and lunch at La Punta were the best. Would do again!!
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A must !
Rayan
, Aug 2021
Lugano and Bellagio were amazing ! The guide gave us a lot of helpful tips during the tour. Sonia provided us with very important information, she was very energetic and fun. The boat ride along the Como lake was nice though it was a bit long and crowded :/
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Great Tour!
Gina_S
, Jul 2021
We loved the tour to Lake Como, Bellagio and Lugano - it was great to see so much in one day! Our guide was excellent and knowledgable, the bus was cool and comfortable, and the tour gave the perfect amount of free time vs guided time. The scenery was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. It was a fun day!
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False advertising and no boat tour!!!
Lillieanne_W
, Jul 2021
This tour is not what is advertised what so ever, and is an extreme waste of money. For starters, the bus was extremely small, uncomfortable and cramped with no AC. This is a negative all the time, but especially in the pandemic when we should be social distancing. Lugano and Bellagio are beautiful, however there is no reason to have a guide. We weren’t given any information, history, or even suggestions for the area. The whole trip is essentially paying for transportation to have free time, which you can do for way cheaper on your own, and be more comfortable. After bellagio, the website advertises a boat tour, however this was extremely misleading and we were SCAMMED. YOU DO NOT GO ON A BOAT TOUR, YOU TAKE A SLOW FERRY TO COMO WITH A RADIO HEADSET FROM THE GUIDE. This was the part we were looking forward to most, and it absolutely a let down. We paid as much as we did for the tour expecting a boat tour, not a ferry ride. In addition to that, there is no time in Como after the “boat tour” as advertised. You literally get off the ferry and walk to the bus and that is it. You can tell this tour was done as cheaply as possible at the expense of the customers, and is laced with false advertising. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.
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star-5
Beautiful day tour!
Sara_K
, Jul 2021
This tour was really great! Sonia was a lovely guide who was full of helpful information and fun facts. Even though the weather was not the best, we were able to get the most out of the day. Definitely recommend!!
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star-5
Our tour guide was so knowledgable but consistently was so keen on her groups whereabouts.. i love he camaraderie . She
MariaBerisa_P
, Jul 2021
Martina , if i remember her right was so knowledgeble of the history of como and Bellagio . She goeas far and beyond my expectations .. i love this trip.
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Perfect pace, lovely experience
Tom_H
, Jul 2021
The pace of this beautiful tour was perfect, and the experience unforgettable. We loved experiencing Lugano as a distinct mix of Italian and Northern European culture by exploring its alleyways and shopping. Katerina was so very personable and knowledgeable, not only about the main tour sights, but also in all the side questions and discussions that we had all day. Bellagio is a place that looks gorgeous from afar and only gets more beautiful as you approach and enter it. We're going back as soon as we can. The Lake Como cruise showed us that the area has developed sustainably even though it is so mature and popular. Katerina knew all the juicy gossip about the current and past residents of the palazzos.
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Beautiful day on lake Como
Vicki R
, Nov 2019
We had the most beautiful day, the tour was wonderful, our guide was very nice and very helpful. I would highly recommend this tour
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