3. From Milan: Lake Como Cruise with Village Walking Tours
Leave the hustle and bustle of Milan behind you on a stunning journey to Lake Como and Lake Lugano. Sit back and relax on a tranquil boat cruise, explore charming lakeside villages with your licensed guide, and make your way into Switzerland all in one day.
After your picturesque bus ride from Milan, hop on your boat and make your way to Varenna, a small fishing village. Varenna is located on the eastern side of Lake Como and from its shores you can clearly admire the cape of Bellagio — one of the most beautiful towns on the lake.
In Varenna, follow your guide on a stroll to discover and experience all this town has to offer. Marvel at the famous red fenced promenade, the Walk of Lovers, with its steep alleys and charming corners, the mountain views, and the colorful village houses.
Hop back on the boat for a 15-minute ride to Bellagio. Here, take the time to explore and enjoy this breathtaking town at your own pace with great recommendations from your guide about local restaurants and shops.
Next, go on a panoramic boat tour of the Como Center Lake. Admire the gorgeous blue waters of Lake Como surrounded by incredible villas, such as Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello, colorful lake towns, and surrounding mountains.
Then, dock at Tremezzo, where your bus would be waiting for you to take you to Lugano in neighboring Switzerland.
Relax and enjoy the scenic ride while gazing at the alpine mountain ranges from your comfortable bus. In less than an hour, you're in Switzerland, where you will be able to admire the second lake of the day.
Discover the beauty of Lake Lugano and its elegance and cleanliness with its magical views. Indulge in some famous Swiss chocolates and enjoy some shopping, before heading back to Milan.