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

Highlights
  • 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
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Italy and Switzerland in One Day: Lake Como and Lugano from Milan
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Italy and Switzerland in One Day: Lake Como and Lugano from Milan
From US$121.15
Overview
Two lakes and countries are better than one. Visit Como in Italy and Lugano in Switzerland to see two of Europe’s most picturesque lakes on this day trip from Milan. Cruise Lake Como, and spend time exploring pretty lakeside towns on either side of the Swiss-Italian border. Travel by bus and ferry along the way instead of stressing about driving.
What to Expect
Your morning starts with pickup from central Milan by air-conditioned coach. After the drive to Como, the bus drops you off at the waterfront where you board a boat for a lake cruise. Take advantage of the two hours spent cruising the water by snapping photos of glamorous villas.

Your guide tells you about the history of famous villas and the Como area.

Return to land for lunch (own expense) and free time in Bellagio, a pretty waterfront town of stone staircases and cobbled lanes also known as “the pearl of Lake Como.” Afterward, hop back on 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 Lugano independently: browse Swiss chocolate and luxury goods shops, walk along the waterfront, or visit religious sites like the Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli.

Take the roughly 1.5-hour journey back to Milan, and get dropped off at the original departure point in the late afternoon.
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Reviewed 4 days ago
A trip to remember

Katrina was a lovely guide, warm and full of wonderful information. This is a fabulous tour which we enjoyed and will remember

Thank junesm2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great time!

Today, I went to The Italy Switzerland in One day tour . It was an excellent itinerary. We met at 8:15am at a location that was very easy to reach . We left promptly, the ride was beautiful and we were in Switzerland by 10...More

1  Thank clelia g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great way to see Lake Como

Well organized tour and a great experience. We were lucky to have Silva as our guide. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the sights and history of the area and was a very welcoming, friendly guide. The tour was balanced, leaving time for guests to explore...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful Day

I absolutely loved this tour, I would have never made it all the way to Switzerland by myself and the tour was perfectly organized, leaving enough free time in all destinations. Loved the boat cruise on the Como Lake too!

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile
Great day trip

Great tour. Silva our tour guide was really good. Some beautiful views. Especially enjoyed visiting Bellagio - such a lovely town.

Thank mollyQuel
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