Lake Como

Como, Lugano and Bellagio One Day Experience

Milano, Italy

From USD 122.67

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Visit two countries and two celebrated lakes during this full-day excursion to Italy's Lake Como and Switzerland's Lugano. Departing from Milan, travel comfortably by bus. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Como's historic center and free time to discover Lugano on your own. Tours also include a lakeside cruise and stops in Bellagio. During the panoramic cruise, take your time to look around and see the harmony between nature and architecture. Drift past villas with their beauteous gardens amongst untouched nature.
  • A full-day tour to Lake Como and Lugano, Switzerland from Milan
  • Visit two of Europe's most celebrated lakeside locations in a single day
  • Listen to live narration via audio headset for groups of ten or more people
  • Enjoy a panoramic lakeside cruise with admission tickets included

What's Included

  • Professional English/Spanish-speaking Tour Leader
  • Audio headsets provided (over 10 participants)
  • No queues: skip-the-line tickets for boat
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza IV Novembre
    Piazza IV Novembre, 20124 Milano MI, Italy

    On the left side of Hotel Gallia

Start time

08:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Ticket redemption point

Piazza IV Novembre, 20124 Milano MI, Italy

What To Expect

Milan (Pass By)


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (Pass By)


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Lake Lugano (Pass By)

Cadenabbia di Griante (Pass By)

Lake Como (Pass By)


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Lake Como (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What an excellent 11 hours with our wonderful tour guide Andreas. Highly recommend this tour Trev andLiz Gold Coast Australia


55 reviews
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colprin, May 2023
Visit to Bellagio, tour guide was exceptional, always courteous and made sure everyone was doing Ok.
The dream trip to Como
Constandinos_O, May 2023
Andreas, the tour guide was perfect, in making us having a wonderful time. We will never forget him speaking three languages :Italian, Spanish and English.
Too large a group for one person to handle
Donna_C, May 2023
The guide spoke Spanish better than she spoke English and there were definitely things lost in translation. The Spanish version had more detail. She also didn't have a flag or anything to identify her. She was short and at times you couldn't see where she was and it was a large group. With such a large group, I think there should have been 2 guides. It was very difficult for her to keep track of everyone and 2 people were left behind. We have been on many tours in our 10 days in Europe and not once to Paula count us to make sure everyone was with us. And not very organized.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Donna, thanks for sharing your feedback, this tour includes a Tour Leader (not a Tour Guide) and this diffferent, this is clearly reported in the tour description. For sure Paula she spoke better spanish (she is spanish mothertongue) but trust me that the info given were the same in both languages. We will keep in mind your suggestion about the large group, anyway all the operators in Como ha such group size. Thanks Best Regards Davide
liztrev8, May 2023
What an excellent 11 hours with our wonderful tour guide Andreas. Highly recommend this tour Trev andLiz Gold Coast Australia
The tour covers the most...
Angel_N, May 2023
The tour covers the most popular spots - como town, Lugano town and Bellagio town, which are all must go. The tour basically covers the bus and cruise transportation but lunch excluded. Enough free time for you to walk around and won’t feel too rush. I would recommend to stop by Ness if the tour allows.
Cecile_D, May 2023
The guide and bus driver were great. The only negative was there was no one at the meeting location until right before tour was to start. The bus should have had a sign identifying the tour.
Great day trip
charlin_p, May 2023
The sights were beautiful and Alicia, the tour guide was kind and helpful ! We had a blast and would definitely recommend this trip to everyone!
Como trip
elena_r, May 2023
Beautiful trip, well organized, well worth it. My favorites are Lugano and Bellagio. Thank you to our driver Dominic and our tour guide Aliso for a great tour
Fun Times in Como
Thomas_H, May 2023
The description of the tour sounds wonderful. But in reality there just isn’t enough time to enjoy each of the destinations. The staff were professional and well informed. The guide pointed out places of interest, historical significance, and architectural achievement. I think the destinations require more time to be appreciated. From what we could see at the dock the boat ride around the lake looks very congested and crowded. It is not what one would imagine. But, again that is logistics. We only did the tour as far as Cuomo. Unfortunately we could not trace back the route to where the bus was going to pick us up in order to drive back to the docks where the boats were. So we did not get to rejoin the tour. The guides did their best to redirect us to the pick up point by GPS and WhatsApp. Regardless, we stayed for an afternoon in Lake Como and had lunch. There is a train station conveniently located in the town. There are trains running back to Milan all day.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Thomas, thanks for sharing your experience, unfortunately you couldn't rejoin the group in Como at around 11:00am in order to go on with the tour as you got lost, we tried to let you join an alternative tour but you refused to do it. As you said we did our best to help you, but you can't say that "isn’t enough time to enjoy each of the destinations" as you left the tour almost at the beginning. Best Regards Davide
Excellent trip
Cheryl_C, Apr 2023
The entire day was special from spectacular scenic views to beautiful towns. Simona our guide was amazing and alot of fun Wish we would have had more time in Bellagio vs Lugano , as lunch took up most of free time
Thank you
Maureen_B, Apr 2023
Andreas was personable and knowledgeable. He kept things moving and on time. Totally enjoyable………………………………..
Nice Trip
Stephen_D, Apr 2023
The Guide and driver were excellent. The weather was perfect! The place we visited were all interesting and lovely. The boat for the cruise down Lake Como was too crowded - we couldn’t get a good enough seat to see the views properly and it was a cramped and uncomfortable couple of hours.
Great Choice for An All Round Day Trip
Myles_D, Apr 2023
The trip was extremely worth while. Our guide, Andreas, a local from Como, provided us with an amazing experience, explaining all the areas and history. I was super happy that I chose this trip over the other options available.
The most lovely day !
Rachel_L, Apr 2023
Marcella was the sweetest tour guide with loads of information !! Made sure we were safe & on time to each part of the excursion. Def recommend !
Beautiful views, great experience
Teresa_F, Apr 2023
It was quite the adventure and we loved every minute of it. Shopping, site seeing, the history of each destination explained…… just fantastic
Beautiful scenery
jill_s, Apr 2023
All cities were beautiful. We went on a Sunday so quite a few shops were closed. Pick any other day and it will be perfect trip
MAMAMARIA60, Apr 2023
Our tour guide was amazing .. she was very informative, patient, and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend this your beautiful sites to see
Not bad, but not for me.
Casey_C, Apr 2023
The trip was okay, but I've had better. The guide Marchella was great and Mauritzio was a fantastic driver, so this isn't a comment on their performance. To be honest, I think Marchella shined when she ensured our spot on the boat ride back from Bellagio to Como. This trip is for you if you want to see these three places for about an hour to an hour and a half each. They are without a doubt beautiful places. But if you're going with the expectation of taking pictures like the ones you see of hot young people on Instagram you may be disappointed. You're an average person, at best a 7. You will not be going onto anyone's estate and snapping shots. Every possible camera angle for you is available on Street View. Still amazing and beautiful, but some folks may have ridiculously unrealistic expectations of where they are going. If you're set on going I'd advise reading up a bit on these places before you go. We had minimal narration from our tour guide, which was fine with me. It lets you enjoy the area on your own terms and go wherever you want. Could you go to all these places on your own and save a lot of money? I haven't done the calculations but I'm pretty sure it's yes. However, it is nice to have paid someone to figure it out for you and to shepherd you around from place to place. They'll also make sure you don't miss the boat out of Bellagio, forcing you to drastically change your plan. Speaking of the boat, that was the only true let down of this adventure. It wasn't a lakeside cruise so much as it was a ferry packed full of people. Plus, we didn't really 'skip the line'. We stood right in it waiting in a line that stretched down a narrow alley. On the boat there were chairs to sit on, but half of us were sitting on the floor. You pull into small ports along the way and a few people get off, but most folks are on until you pull into Como. There were some great views from the deck, but as the sun sets it does get chilly. Plus, you're probably going to be standing for a while. I can't remember how long exactly. I think I gave up keeping track of time after 90 minutes. Now, we did go on Easter Sunday, so that may have accounted for the crowds, but my guess is this popular destination will always be full of people. Like I said, the guide and driver were great and I cannot knock them. I do appreciate that I got to see these places but for me, I'm not sure the value is there. We were in Italy for 12 days, and specifically in Milan for only four. For myself, I would've rather spent that day in Milan. But if you've got time and you want to sample these places (and not arrange everything yourself), the trip may be worth your while.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Casey, we are sorry to read this review, first of all there is not a tour guide in this tour but only a tour leader, for this reason you had minimal narration as her duty is different from what you think (this is clearly explained in the tour description), even if our tour leaders give a lot of details about attractions and locations. Then you probably choose the crowdest day of the season (easter sunday) pleanty italians and worldwide tourists, you can trust us that is not the standard situation, and during this day the Navigation Company filled the ferry till the maximum capacity, and thet as you can understand is not our fault. Anyway we thank you for your feedback. Best Regards Davide
Fabulous tour
Karen_H, Apr 2023
Excellent experience from beginning to end. The views were spectacular and the tour guide was fabulous. The time in Lugano and Bellagio was particularly good - stunning scenery. I cannot rate this tour highly enough, it was totally worth it.
Great trip
Mika_I, Apr 2023
A little rushed but a great trip overall. Beautiful scenery, quaint and charming villages. Highly recommended for those on a tight schedule and want to get a lot done in a short time.

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