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Italy and Switzerland in One Day: Lake Como and Lugano from Milan

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Discover what makes the Italian Alps a favorite vacation destination for the rich and famous. Just an hour outside Milan, stunning lakes, fabulous villas and charming Alpine towns await – and you can experience them all in one blissful day. Cruise beautiful Lake Como in comfort. Enjoy free time in Bellagio, the “pearl of Lake Como”. Then cross the border to visit Lugano, “the Monte Carlo of Switzerland”.
  • Visit Como, Italy, and Lugano, Switzerland, in one day
  • Get out of the lakeside towns and onto the water on a Lake Como cruise
  • Have enough time to explore Bellagio and Lugano independently
  • Hassle-free, round-trip transportation from Milan 
What to Expect
Your morning starts with pickup from central Milan by air-conditioned coach. After the drive to Como, board a boat for a lake cruise. Take advantage of the two hours spent cruising the water by snapping photos of glamorous villas and listening to guide commentary about the Como area. Next, enjoy free time and lunch (at own expense) in Bellagio, a pretty waterfront town of stone staircases and cobbled lanes also known as “the pearl of Lake Como.” Afterward, reboard the coach for the roughly 40-minute journey across the Swiss border to Lugano, a picturesque small city on the northern shore of a glacial lake. Explore independently: choosing to browse Swiss chocolate and luxury goods shops, walk along the waterfront, or visit religious sites like the Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli. Your day ends with drop-off at the original departure point in the late afternoon.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Porta Garibaldi, Milano MI, Italy
Departure Time
8:30 AM
10h 30m
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets, if needed
  • Lake Como cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Lugano
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 (choose your country by selecting the first letter i.e “U” for United States.
  • Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved Lugano what a beautiful city. The tour is a bus ride to Lugano. Check in and all went smoothly. The bus is comfy but the seats are much closer together than any airline I’ve flown on. The tour was deceptive as it described it...More

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CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello Wise14u, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on our site. We were delighted to hear about your experience while doing the Lake Como, Bellagio, and Lugano Switzerland Day Trip from Milan. We are sorry to hear that there...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful tour and wouldn’t be the same without Alessio! He guides you through with very important details that make the experience unforgettable. Also, his recommendations are spot on on what to do and where to eat! Bravo Alessio and Joe! Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met the large group in the morning and everything was well organised. We were divided into three different groups among 2 large coaches. We got Marika - a very well read guide, ready to answer questions with a nice charisma. Coach was comfortable and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Maria M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such an amazing tour, our guide Katerina not only spoke English perfectly but also showed an incredible knowledge of the history and culture of Switzerland (and specifically Lugano), Milan, Bellagio, Como and all the other great little villages surrounding the lake and the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No question.... chilling and wonderful tour. The tour guide speak perfect English for International tourist.

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10 September 2019|
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Response from fitzhoyt | Reviewed this property |
Our day trip ended in Como before we got on the bus back to Milan so I would assume that you could talk to them ahead of time to let them know you wouldn't be on the bus back to Milan but staying in Como and that would be... More
5 August 2019|
Response from andistirana1956 |
I don't remember. It has been a while
5 August 2019|
Response from FarAway766110 |
I booked mine online and it shows the dates. If it let's you book it I believe it's available. My trip was on a Wednesday
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