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Lake Como with Bellagio and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

Lake Como with Bellagio and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

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See the very best of Lugano, Lake Como, and Bellagio while in the company of a local, English-speaking guide who will provide illuminating commentary throughout your experience.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
5.5 hours
  • Milan

  • 15 minutes
  • Lugano (free time)

  • 1 hour
  • Free time

  • 10 minutes
  • Bellagio (lunch, free time)

  • 2 hours
  • Como

  • 1.2 hours
  • Milan

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Eliminate the need to choose between Lake Como, Lake Lugano and Bellagio
  • Enjoy a pleasant cruise around Lake Como, surrounded by the magnificent Italian Alps, rich gardens, and fabulous villas
  • Visit the beautiful town of Bellagio, known as “The Pearl of Lake Como”
  • Shop for chocolate and other specialty items in the charming lakeside town of Lugano
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Milan for a relaxing tour of the countryside of northern Italy and southern Switzerland, traveling in air-conditioned comfort in groups of no more than 25 people. Relax as you take in Alpine views and see stunning lakes and villas.  In less than an hour, you’ll pass the Italian boarder and arrive in Switzerland and take a scenic drive to the foot of the Alps. The first destination on your great escape is Lugano, the so-called “Monte Carlo of Switzerland.” Featuring breathtaking panoramas and excellent shopping opportunities, it is a destination you do not want to miss.  If you are craving artistic culture, take a relaxing walk through town to Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto church. For a spot of retail therapy, make your way over to the beautiful downtown shopping area, brimming with inviting shops, rich Swiss chocolate, and fine luxury goods.  Next, reach the famous city of Bellagio, the "Pearl of Lake Como.” Once in Bellagio, enjoy free time to explore the town and do some shopping, or relax and eat some local food in the most nostalgic bars and restaurants. After taking some photos and enjoying the town’s charming atmosphere, continue your journey to Lake Como by coach.  Upon arrival, enjoy a 2-hour boat cruise along the lake for a unique opportunity to admire the breathtaking landscapes and see villas of the rich and famous. Lake Como is a famous holiday destination for stars and celebrities, and during the cruise your guide will point out George Clooney’s villa, plus villas that once hosted Star Wars and James Bond movie sets. After that, the bus will take you back to Milan’s city center in time for dinner.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Headsets (if needed) to hear your guide
  • Ticket for the boat cruise
  • All transfers by air-conditioned coach
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

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: 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. Arriving by taxi: Ask the driver to take you to Stazione Garibaldi in front of the train station main entrance.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Baby carriages

Know before you go

  • As of August 6, 2021, all public venues in Italy will require visitors above the age of 12 to present either a COVID-19 green certificate and an ID, proving that they are fully vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine or negative PCR or antigen test that is no more than 48-hours old
  • Green Vaccine Passes must be in Italian or English and can be presented in digital or printed formats
  • This is a small group tour of no more than 25 people (fewer on the walking sections of the guided tour)
  • 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
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 346 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The day was absolutely fabolous! Our guide Claudia is so charming, inteligent and charismatic. She had a lot of fun facts and great tips. lugano is a beautiful city, very clean and quiet. Bellagio is a hidden gem with lots of good restoraunts. The boat ride was calming. I would reccomend everyone to take this tour.

September 7, 2021

Tour guide Sonia (I think that was her name) was just brilliant. She had great English. Very knowledgable and funny. Highlight of the tour was Lugano. Such a beautiful city. Views were so breathtaking. Restaurant recommendation was great. Well worth the price of the trip. If I could change/add one thing would be to see the city of como for a few minutes, even to do a brief walk through of the Main Street on the way to the bus stop. But other than that couldn’t say a bad thing about the trip. So worth going if you are spending 3 or more days in milan

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August 21, 2021

Awesome trip. Sandra was extremely knowledgeable. She has a great love for her city and country and it is evident. She shared insights about the areas we traveled to including region specific info. I and culturally curious and she excited me to explore more. I would highly recommend this beautiful, well thought out trip.

August 8, 2021

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