Lake Como with Bellagio and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

Lake Como with Bellagio and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

From $132.58 per person

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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Duration 10 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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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

  • 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 (choose your country by selecting the first letter i.e “U” for United States.”
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • The supplier regrets that they are unable to accommodate guests in wheelchairs or with any impairment requiring special assistance. They are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on group tours
  • Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 301 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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In one word it was great como and lugano are tremendous places to be seen. From start to finish, we have enjoyed incredible pleasure. I would also like to thank our tour guide Marika. He is very knowledgeable and loves his job, he made us very happy with his interest and interest.

October 7, 2019

Very nice day trip to Switzerland and Lake Como

After a 1.5 hour bus ride, the tour first led to Lugano. Jo, the tour guide, briefly introduced the main attractions in the city and then led the group to the meeting point for the departure. After that we had about 1.5 hours to explore Lugano ourselves. The tour continued to Lake Como, where there was a short boat trip to Bellagio. In Bellagio we had 2.5 hours to explore the small town and have lunch. Around 4 p.m. a 2-hour boat trip to Como, where we arrived shortly after 6 p.m. The bus was waiting there to take the participants back to Milan.

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October 7, 2019

The trip overall was very enjoyable. The biggest negative was our guide, she struggled with English. She had a lot of interesting information she was sharing but a lot of what she said, we couldn't understand. We give her an A for effort for trying but this company really needs to have guides that speak better English.

September 28, 2019

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