Day Trip: Lake Como from Milan with Bellagio & Lugano Switzerland

Day Trip: Lake Como from Milan with Bellagio & Lugano Switzerland

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10.5 h.
Meeting Point
Milan Porta Garibaldi Train Station
Start Time
Operating Days
tue, wed, fri, sat
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per adult

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Lake Como, Lugano, and Bellagio in just one day on this full-day tour.
  • Travel through two countries in just one day!
  • Enjoy a 2-hour cruise around Lake Como.
  • View the Italian Alps and fabulous villas (including those of George Clooney, Star Wars, and James Bond movie villas!).
  • Visit the beautiful town of Bellagio also known as “the pearl of Lake Como”.
  • Enjoy free time to explore in the charming lakeside town of Lugano, Switzerland.


Explore the Lake Como area and take a lake cruise past the villas of George Clooney and 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!
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 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.

Tour Description

The Best of Northern Italy

Planning a visit to Northern Italy can be difficult – there’s a lot to see and never enough time to see it all.But did you know that the Alps and it’s stunning lakes and fabulous villas and the Swiss border all await you just an hour outside the city of Milan. See the very best of Lugano, Lake Como, and Bellagio in just one day with the help of your local guide.

Picture Perfect Lake Como

The first stop is Como, where you will enjoy a boat for a 2-hour cruise along the lake. This is a unique opportunity to admire breathtaking landscapes and see villas of the rich and famous all around the lake. Lake Como is a renowned holiday destination for stars and celebrities, and during the cruise, your guide will point out George Clooney’s former villa, plus villas that once hosted Star Wars and James Bond movie sets.
During this relaxing cruise, you will have time to take pictures and learn from your guide about the history of the lake while enjoying a drink or a snack at the restaurant on the boat.

Bellagio: the Pearl of Lake Como

Next, we reach the famous city of Bellagio, the “pearl of Lake Como.” Once in Bellagio, you will have free time to enjoy the town and do some shopping, or just relaxing and sampling some local food. Once you have had a chance to take some photos and enjoy the town’s charming atmosphere, you will board a private coach to continue your adventure to Lugano.

Lakeside Lugano

In less than an hour, we will pass the Italian border to arrive in Switzerland. Enjoy the scenic route to the foot of the Alps and the “Monte Carlo of Switzerland.” Lugano is located on the beautiful lake of the same name. This Italian-speaking town is one of Switzerland’s top tourist destinations and favorite playgrounds for celebrities, athletes, and entertainers. Featuring breathtaking panoramas and excellent shopping, it is a destination you do not want to miss. If you are craving artistic culture, take a relaxing walk through town to Santa Maria degli Angioli Church. It is here where Bernardino Luini, whose works were often mistaken for Leonardo Da Vinci’s, painted his Passion and Crucifixion, largely considered to be Switzerland’s most important Renaissance painting. Or maybe explore the city center? No problem! Make your way over to the beautiful downtown shopping area, brimming shops, rich Swiss chocolate, and luxury goods. The choice is endless.

After that, the bus will take you back to Milan’s city center in time for dinner. Then it’s time to pinch yourself and remember that these memories will last a lifetime.

If you enjoyed this tour and are craving another, we have a range of day tours from Milan available.

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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

Sites Visited

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

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.


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