Lugano, Switzerland

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10 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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'


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets, if needed
  • Lake Como cruise


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Departure Point

Porta Garibaldi

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. 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.

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, Nov 2018

Tour of Lugano was really nice and I enjoyed the boat tour of Lake Como but we did not have any time to tour the city of Como.

, Nov 2018

We really enjoy the trip to Lugano, Bellagio and Lake Como. Our tour guide was fantastic and help us to have great time. Fully recommends this tour.

, Oct 2018

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.

, Oct 2018

Great Tour.

, Oct 2018

A visit by boat and bus in one day for pleasure. It was a wonderful experience for me and my husband

, Oct 2018

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!

, Sep 2018

Day was well organised and we had time to take photos and go round both Lugano and Bellagio.Our tour guide, Katerina was knowledgeable and had very good English.

, Sep 2018

Great tour. a BIG thanks for our tour guide Miryam for make the trip pleasurable. Highly recommended.

, Sep 2018

1. Very good of time management 2. Well educated of the tourist guide 3. Nice route of scenic points

, Aug 2018

Well organized, enjoyable and great tour guides ( Laura and C) ...Many things to see as a group and enough spear time for own exploration....Thanks!

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