Stunning view of the Como Lake
Colourful houses in Bellagio
Guided tour around the Como Lake
street in the town of Bellagio
tourist enjoying the view of the Lugano Lake

Lake Como, Bellagio, and Lugano Switzerland Day Trip from Milan

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10.5 h.
Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat

  • Spend the day exploring this famous lake region, starting with a two-hour boat trip on Lake Como. You will be treated to postcard-worthy views of villages nestled on the coasts while you’re expert English-speaking guide points out the famous villas where Star Wars and James Bond movies have been filmed as well as the private villa of George Clooney.
  • At our first stop, Bellagio, known as “the pearl of Lake Como,” you will have time to leisurely enjoy the town at your own pace…. where you will find winding medieval alleys, authentic shops, as well as lots of options for a satisfying lunch.
  • Finish your tour on our private air-conditioned coach with a trip over the border into Switzerland where you will discover the characteristic lake town of Lugano and even have the opportunity to take home some Swiss Chocolate! With two countries, spectacular views, and insights from your expert guide into this unique region, you will take home memories to last a lifetime.

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Tickets for Como Lake 2-hour cruise
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Bellagio
  • Lugano
  • Lake Como
  • Lake Lugano
  • Free time to visit nearby attractions of your choice

The Best of Northern Italy

The day tour starts when you meet your English-speaking guide in central Milan. From there, a private air-conditioned coach will take you to the Lake Como cruise. Your guide will stay with you all the way to Bellagio and then you are free to explore on your own before heading on to the charming alpine town of Lugano. On this relaxing trip, you’ll soon discover why this magical region is known as a “celebrity playground”. All in one day!

Picture Perfect Lake Como

The best way to experience Lake Como is by boat. A 2-hour cruise will allow you to view this tranquil landscape from the water. As you float by, your guide will point out famous villas used as locations for Star Wars and James Bond movies along with the homes of international stars like George Clooney. You’ll also have plenty of time to take pictures or just take in the view with a refreshment from the onboard restaurant.

Bellagio: the Pearl of Lake Como

The famed village of Bellagio, the “pearl of Lake Como”, is where you come ashore. Your guide will be on hand if you need some ideas for exploring this idyllic spot. They can direct you to the best shopping and food, or feel free to wander the cobbled lanes and discover your own hidden gems! Most people prefer to stretch their legs and take the time to breathe in the clear alpine air and elegant atmosphere. Once you’ve had plenty of time for photos, you’ll climb aboard the private coach once again and cross the border to the Swiss town of Lugano.

Lakeside Lugano

Travelling to Lugano takes only one hour across stunning scenery and your guide will be on hand again to fill you in on the sights. Once you reach this lakeside Swiss city at the foot of the alps you will see why they call it the “Monte Carlo of Switzerland”. It attracts celebrities, athletes and entertainers with its breath-taking panoramas and elegant shopping. Once again you have the time to explore boutique shops full of rich Swiss chocolate and fine goods. Those who prefer to sample Renaissance culture can make their way to the Santa Maria degli Angioli Church on the waterfront. Inside you can feast your eyes on the magnificent ‘Passion and Crucifixion’ fresco which was created by Da Vinci’s apprentice, Bernardino Luini.

Finally, the bus will whisk you back to Milan in time for evening dinner. All that remains is for you to reflect on the sights you’ve seen and the memories you’ve made.

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