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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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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 August 13, 2019

After spending a couples days in Milan, we wanted to take advantage of a couple day trips from Milan. My husband wanted to see Como we we decided on this tour. The meeting place was just as they explained in the voucher. Important info we...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

This full day trip is such a wonderful experience. Well organized - Marta was a fabulous tour guide. She was truly informative and was so personable. We felt like she was a trusted friend. My husband and I were so pleased with this experience and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

Our tour guide was Alessio. His knowledge and expertise made this a great trip. He was interesting and led the tour as an expert. There were 2 guides and we were very fortunate to be in his group. He told us so many interesting stories...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank shdrf
Reviewed August 1, 2019

Katerina and Simone really made my day -- everything went so smoothly and organized. Katerina and Simone really anticipate for your needs, all the way down to putting your purchased souvenir chocolates in the little fridge inside the bus so they keep fresh in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank daniellehallare
Reviewed July 31, 2019

It was a very nice trip on a comfortable coach with our perfect guide, Elisa. We enjoyed Lugano as well as Bellagio. Unfortunately the weather worsened and it was raining heavily during the boat cruise on Lake Como, by the end of the cruise it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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September 10, 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
August 5, 2019|
Response from andistirana1956 |
I don't remember. It has been a while
August 5, 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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