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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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All reviews city wonders lake como day trip great trip la punta great arrangement command of the english language fabulous tour guide silk scarves boat ride multiple stops highly recommend this trip places visited great sense of humor delicious lunch tour today tour takes
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My boyfriend and I loved our day away from Milan. It was worth the extra money to have a coach bus drive us to Switzerland and around the lakes. It was so nice not having to worry about transportation and organizing the day. The ferries...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour guide was great we did the tour on the 7th of sept and she was informative and personable highly recommend city wonders we did a tour in Florence as well with them

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Fiona W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an excellent trip organised by CityWonders - Milan. Claudia was our guide. She was too good. She explained everything very well. This was a very picturesque tour. In one day and lot was covered through luxury coaches and cruise. I booked the tour...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Usha R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day on 10th September on our tour with Citywonders. the guides were Simone and Alessio. Two very friendly and knowledgeable guys who helped give context to the day and made sure it ran smooth. special mention for Simone who was our...More

Thank craigaitken70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely time on our day tour with Alessio and Simone and would recommend this tour. We had around 1 hour 30 minutes to ourselves in Lugano and 2 hours 30 minutes in Bellagio. I personally felt that the boat tour (just over...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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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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