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'll 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.
Day trip to Lake Como in Italy and Lugano in Switzerland
Look out for classy Lake Como villas belonging to celebrities such as George Clooney
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'
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. After two hours, 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.
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. Tour operator cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress
Photography is generally permitted throughout the tour, although it is restricted in some churches
Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. It's recommended to bringing a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather
We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Carina was our guide with Riccardo our bus driver, Excellent tour. We had free time to explore Lugano on our own. Loved Lugano. Lake Como was beautiful. Belaggio crowded and hilly. Two hour cruise on Lake Como was too long. Would have preferred 1 hour lake cruise and extra hour in Belaggio.
This was a fantastic day trip! Our guide, Katerina, was excellent her knowledge of the region, history, and fun facts was beyond our expectations. Her recommendations of places to buy specialty souvenirs in Lugano were spot on. And she helped us find the best free WCs, which are few and far between. The views from the bus and the Lake Como ferry were breathtaking, and Katerina recommended an excellent restaurant in Bellagio for lunch. This tour packed the best of the Italian lakes region into one amazing day. We would definitely take this tour again!