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$ 111.73 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

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Participants

Date

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
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change with little notice; it is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 603 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Tour and tour guide were terrific. However, I paid for the tour twice by mistake. Once on Sept 22 USD 116.61 on Amex ending...5005 and on Sept 24 USD 112.31 on Master Charge ending....5650. Please credit payment to my Master Charge A/C for USD 123.31 and confirm. I brought the duplicate payment issue to the attention of the tour guide and she made a note that there was only one participant on the tour Sunday, Sept 25. Thank you. Francis Bruno

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September 28, 2022

Good day out - Little over an hour from Milan stopped in Lugano Switzerland for about 90 mins then back to Italy Lake Come including ferry to Bellagio - Not Las Vegas!!- No shortage of bars and restaurants - Onwards by water to town of Como and back to Milan

September 27, 2022

The experience itself was very good, wonderful places, time schedule was well planned, the only point to improve is the initial and final meeting information in addition to specifying the use of a mask at certain points of the tour. When it was time to meet us at the beginning, the staff was in front of the café at the train station and not on the steps of the train parking lot, the guide informed me that a mask was necessary, but some people who arrived last didn't know and went through a annoying situation on the boat we ride (mask required).

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September 22, 2022

Product ID: 44269