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$ 116.95 per person

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 2-hour 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 470 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The tour is worth the money. We picked the top level comparing with others. Going to Lugano is sth I believe good, which makes it different with others in Como. 2 hours boading is worth it: save a lot energy in walk. The guide is in general good, but English is limited: we were able to follow 50%. We didnt use the radio, because it is not clean. We tested one later, it didn't work either. We got lost from the guide last minute when heading to the bus back to Milan. It is just 1 min buying a bottle of water and then the guide/team disappeared. We had no handouts for information, so we were in big trouble. Fortunately, I was able to find a number typed in the radio for Loss and Found and was eventually connected with the guide and bus. I gave all the tip to the lady who helped us for getting connected to the guide.

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May 24, 2022

The excursion takes you to very beautiful places. I felt sorry for the tour guides that they have a 100 year old mic that they had to hold to their mouth the entire trip. It's time to buy a better one that will do the job attached to the shirt. The headphones for the radio are not being recycled, quite sad.

May 22, 2022

The meeting point for the trip was easy, and it helped that there was already a tour guide there with a flag as a signpost. This is useful as the meeting point is during busy hours. The journey was smooth with plenty of time in Lugano and Bellagio! The only thing I would tweak is maybe to have a bit more time in Como, as you arrive there after a 2 hour ferry boat from Bellagio. But to be fair the trip title does make reference to Lake Como with emphasis on Lugano and Bellagio so you're better off taking another trip that focuses on Como. Weather was lovely and I did the trip on a weekday, which is something I would recommend as I understand Sunday is a quiet day in Switzerland. Tour guides were very good and informative!

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May 19, 2022

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