Day trip

From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Lugano Bus Day Trip

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Lugano Bus Day Trip

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
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From US$ 112.13 per person

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See the very best of Switzerland and Italy in one day. Join a small-group tour to Lugano, Lake Como, and Bellagio with a local guide who’ll provide illuminating commentary throughout your experience.

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Duration 10.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
6 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
  • See the very best of Italy and Switzerland in one day from Milan
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.

Relax as you take in Alpine views and see stunning lakes and villas. In less than an hour, you’ll pass the Italian border and arrive in Switzerland and take a scenic drive to the foot of the Alps.

The first destination on your great escape is Lugano, featuring breathtaking panoramas and excellent shopping opportunities. 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 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.

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 a Lake Como boat cruise
  • Free time in the towns of Lugano and Bellagio
  • All transfers by air-conditioned bus
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet at Milan Porta Garibaldi Train Station, in front of the main entrance. If you are facing the train station's main entrance, the meeting point is on the left-hand side just outside the station, next to the stairs, and under the covered portico. If you're arriving by metro, take the M2 (green-line) train to Garibaldi. Make your way to the train station's main entrance. If you're arriving by taxi, ask the driver to take you to Stazione Garibaldi in front of the train station's main entrance.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Baby carriages

Know before you go

  • 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 591 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 trip was a once in a lifetime experience and worth every penny! Oleg was a very resourceful and knowledgeable tour guide who knew a lot of facts about each area we visited. The tour was very well organised and very on time at each location we went to. If any questions were asked they were always answered! Just make sure to arrive on time, if you are running late by 5mins or so when arriving then you may miss the tour!

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September 12, 2022

Overall a great trip. Tour guide and bus driver were thoughtful and provided great insight to the destinations. Spent an hour in Lugano before proceeding to Lake Como. The boat ride at the end of the day was long and hot as there were limited outdoor seats, but that had nothing to do with the tour company. Easy to navigate meeting times and multiple boat transfers with the talented guide. Long day with a lot of walking but an incredible experience.

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August 11, 2022

This was a beautiful excursion and quite the value! Finding our guide at the meeting spot was simple as he was clearly identifiable. Simone was very pleasant, funny and informative! The bus driver was incredible as he navigated the treacherous twists and turns of the roads. The sites were stunning!!!! It was a great combination of bus touring, self touring, guided touring and boat touring. I highly recommend this excursion!!

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July 29, 2022

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