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Lake Como Day Tour from Milan with Bellagio and Lugano Switzerland

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  • Duration
    10.5 h.
  • Start time
    Morning
  • Meeting Point
    Piazzale Luigi Cadorna (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Language
    English
Explore the Lake Como area and take a lake cruise past the villas of George Clooney and Richard Branson, and shop (Swiss chocolate anyone?) in Lugano, and see the beautiful town of Bellagio also known as “the pearl of Lake Como”. We’ll take you to three beautiful Alpine destinations in two countries in a single day from Milan!

Amazing knowledge very accommodating lovely nature made the whole trip very relaxing.

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit Lake Como, Bellagio and Lugano in a single day
  • Boat tour of Lake Como
  • Round-trip transport from Milan to Lake Como & Lake Lugano
  • Expert, English-speaking guide to accompany you throughout
  • Small groups of only 25 people or fewer
Lake Come Lugano

The Beauty of Lake Como

Explore beautiful Lake Como where you'll see the exquisite holiday homes of celebrities such as George Clooney, Richard Branson and Matthew Bellamy of Muse. With an expert local guide on hand you’ll get the best experience of this amazing area.

Bellagio Village View

Picturesque Lugano

Shop, wander, photograph, eat or discover one of Switzerland’s most important artworks - ‘Passion and Crucifixion’ by Bernardino Luini. Our visit to Lugano gives you plenty of free time to spend as you wish in this picturesque city.

Bellagio Lake View

Sit Back and Relax

Just enjoy yourself. We’ve taken care of all the details on our day trip from Milan, including round-trip transport via private coach and an expert English-speaking local guide so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Description

Planning a visit to Northern Italy can be difficult – there’s a lot to see and never enough time to see it all. Day trips from Milan are a great way to experience other parts of the region but again it’s hard to choose. Should you visit the jewel-like sparkling Lake Como on the Italian side with its lovely lakeside villas and quiet, picturesque town; or should you go to bustling Lake Lugano across the Swiss border and add another country to your list? And what about “the pearl of Lake Como,” Bellagio? Can’t forget that!

Good news! You no longer have to choose. Our new day trip from Milan covers both of these stunning lakes in just one day. With all the details taken care of, such as round-trip transport from Milan to Lake Como and Lugano, and an expert English-speaking guide to accompany you throughout, you won’t need to worry about any of the details. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Alps.

Our day trip departs from a central location in Milan, easy to reach early in the morning. Here you’ll meet your expert local guide who will accompany you for the day, filling your journey with entertaining stories and anecdotes about the different areas you’ll be passing. From there, you’ll board a comfortable air-conditioned private coach and head straight from Milan to Lake Como, just an hour away.

Surrounded by mountains and beautiful scenery that changes year-round like a moving painting, Lake Como has been Italy’s top holiday destination for centuries. Once upon a time the expensive houses that line the pristine lakeside were owned by opera singers and performers from the stages of La Scala, but today they are owned by notable actors and famous musicians.

We’ll enjoy a relaxed boat tour of the lake as your expert local guide points out the holiday homes of Richard Branson, Matthew Bellamy of Muse, and George Clooney of multiple blockbuster movies. You’ll also see Star Wars and James Bond movie villas you might recognize from these popular Hollywood films. Sit back and imagine how the other half lives as you soak up the peace and quiet of this beautiful mountain retreat – it’s not a terrible way to spend your summers, we’re sure you’ll agree – and enjoy drinks and snacks at the onboard bar and restaurant.

Next we head to beautiful Bellagio where you’ll have enough free time to explore the picture-perfect town on your own. Visit the local shops and artisan vendors, step into an authentic café for some traditional tid-bits, or enjoy a sweet libation in the most nostalgic bars and restaurants of the city – the choice is entirely yours!

Then it is back aboard our private coach for a beautiful drive through the mountains towards our next stop of the day – Lake Lugano. We’ll cross the Swiss border to get to this striking city - one the most popular destinations in all of Switzerland. Known as the “Monte Carlo of Switzerland” and nestled at the foot of the Alps, the town of Lugano is blessed with a stunning backdrop of its vast lake and imposing (often snow-capped) mountains. One of the country’s top tourist destinations you can often spot celebrities and famous athletes and entertainers walking amongst the crowd.*

How you spend your time here is up to you. Your guide will provide recommendations and directions depending on your interests. Culture hounds should take time to visit the church of Santa Maria degli Angioli. Here you’ll find a beautiful painting called ‘Passion and Crucifixion’ created by Bernardino Luini whose works were often mistaken for those of Leonardo da Vinci. This particular painting of his is widely considered the most important Renaissance painting in Switzerland.

Rather a spot of shopping? You’ll find everything you could possibly want in Lugano’s picturesque downtown district, full of luxury goods and that oh-so famous and delicious Swiss chocolate to take home. Shop, eat, take as many photos as you can – Lake Lugano is yours for the afternoon to do with as you please before we board the coach again and head back to Milan in time for dinner.

Visiting two countries and two of the area’s most beautiful locations in just one day, our day trips from Milan offer the perfect mini-break from the chaos and bustle of the city. Kick back, relax and enjoy yourself for the day – we’ve thought of all the little details so you don’t have to. And who knows, with an expert guide on hand throughout the day, filling your head with stories, anecdotes and local insight, you may even learn something.

Most guests will not be required to have a visa to enter Switzerland, though there are cases in which one is needed. Please check this website for more information.

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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

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and beverages

Meeting Point

Important notes

  • Citizens of some country's are required to have a visa to enter Switzerland. Please check the requirements on the link above to confirm your status. City Wonders is not liable for those who are refused entry.

FAQs

  • Do we require any travel documents to take part in the Lake Como and Lugano tour?

    All customers are required to carry their passport/travel document with them on this tour. In addition, it is customer’s responsibility to ensure they have the correct Visa to enter Switzerland.

    Customers holding passports from a non EU country will need a Schengen Visa which they can obtain on entry to an EU country. Without the correct Visa customers will not be allowed to enter Switzerland and City Wonders will accept no responsibility for any customer who is refused entry at the border due to having an incorrect or no Visa.

    Please refer to the following website for up to date information about Visa requirements for Switzerland; https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/en/home/themen/einreise/merkblatt_einreise.html

  • How will I recognize the guide?

    Our City Wonders coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition and holding a sign with the tour name.

  • When will I receive confirmation of my booking?

    You should expect to receive an email within minutes of booking with your confirmation voucher.

Lake Como Day Tour from Milan with Bellagio and Lugano Switzerland Reviews

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Katerina was very...

Katerina was very informative and professional. With her friendly personality and wealth of knowledge of Italian history it made the tour very enjoyable. Katerina would be one of the best tour guides we have come across as a couple. Thank you! Helen and Tony

Ida was wonderful! Great...

Ida was wonderful! Great knowledge of the areas we visited, great tips, kept an eye on all her group. We mistakenly left the ferry on a wrong port and Ida was kind enough to chase us down before the ferry left. Very patient with all of us and recommended a very nice lunch in Bellagio. I would give her a "ten" and is one of the best tours we have taken so far in our three week tour of Europe. We will remember her and out tour for quite some time ! Thank you again Ida !

Sylva was most competent...

Sylva was most competent and an amazing. Had a truly awesome time. Thank you Sylva.

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