Italy and Switzerland Day Trip: Lake Como, Bellagio & Lugano from Milan

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From $120.05

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


See the best of Switzerland and Italy on a day trip to Lugano and Lake Como from Milan. Led by a local guide, cruise Lake Como on a sightseeing boat while you keep your eyes peeled for celebrity villas. Then, make a stop in Bellagio, known as the 'pearl of Lake Como.' Continue into Switzerland, where you enjoy some free time to soak up the sights in Lugano. Check out the lakeside views or shop for Swiss chocolate before heading back to Milan.
  • Visit Lugano and enjoy free time to see the elegant Swiss city as you wish
  • Shop for Swiss chocolate or visit Santa Maria degli Angioli to see Renaissance artwork
  • Enjoy transport by air-conditioned coach from Milan
  • Visit the beautiful town of Bellagio, also known as 'the pearl of Lake Como'

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Headsets, if needed
  • Lake Como cruise
  • Free time in the towns of Lugano and Bellagio
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Stazione Porta Garibaldi
    Stazione Porta Garibaldi, Sigmund Freud, 1, 20124 Milano MI, Italy

    At Milan Porta Garibaldi Train Station, in front of the main entrance. Facing the Milan Porta Garibaldi Train Station Main Entrance, the meeting point is on the left side just outside the station, next to the stairs and under the covered portico.

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Depart from central Milan and journey toward the Italian Alps by coach. After a relaxing drive, arrive in Lake Como for your cruise.

Marvel at the luxury real estate while you glide along the water, passing glamorous, celebrity-owned villas. Learn about some of the famous properties from your guide, and hear about the area’s history. Return to land to purchase lunch and discover the picturesque town of Bellagio on your own.

Afterward, reunite with your driver and continue over the Swiss border to the Italian-speaking town of Lugano. Soak up additional time here to explore independently, browsing the local shops for Swiss chocolate, fine luxury goods, and clothes, or checking out the scene by the lake. For a little art and culture, admire Bernardino Luini’s Renaissance masterpiece, 'Passion and Crucifixion,' with a visit to the Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli.

After a full day of sightseeing, return to Milan with your guide in the late afternoon.


2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Lake Lugano (Pass By)

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 ( 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
  • Please note, the duration of the Como Lake cruise may vary depending on the season. Clients will experience a 2-hours cruise during Summer season (April - October), and a 50 min cruise during Winter season (November - March).
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Unless you're buying something especially from Switzerland that you cannot buy anywhere else, I suggest you purchase items back in Italy where it will be much cheaper.
Take a walk down to the Botantical Gardens for some great views.
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Great day out
Lorna_M, Mar 2023
Jo was a very enthusiastic, interesting guide. We had a very enjoyable, memorable day and enjoyed all parts of the trip.
Great experience
ElianaLambrou, Mar 2023
A great experience! Lugano was nice but also Bellagio was the highlight with enough time to explore! Guide was very friendly! Remember to bring your passport as you are entering a non-eu country
Well paced and beautiful tour with a full itinerary
Salman_M, Mar 2023
Great tour with beautiful stops and sufficient time. Very informative guide, and well paced tour with everything included. Highly recommend it.
Great guide and...
Ruben_P, Mar 2023
Great guide and exceptional driver. Very informative tour. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, good food and very nice people.
All in a day
Aysen_N, Mar 2023
The trip is a bit packed, if you have short time and you want see all in a day, this might fit. If I do it again, I prefer only Como or only Lugano or only Bellagio. Allesio tour guide is super nice and gives you tips about Italy. Limited time in bellagio and como about 50-60 mins in each. Lugano you have about 1,5 hours or so. The rest is bus trips depending on the traffic.
Great experience! 100% recommended
Mariana_C, Mar 2023
The tour was amazing, our guide, i can´t remember his name but he told us he is from ukraine, did an amazing job, he has a lot of knowledge and make our day very nice, and also gave us so many advices. Lake Como, Bellagio and Lugano were AMAZING, absolutely stunning. Definitely 100% recommended
Excellent Lake Como trip
Andre_K, Feb 2023
Our guide, Valentina was excellent and passionate. She explained clearly and sometimes in an entertaining funny way. She is always very attentive and helpful. Our driver, Francesco was a great driver, always on time.
Very Memorable!
zqzzfgw92h, Feb 2023
Valentina was amazing, funny, and a great guide. I’d highly recommend this tour! Francesco was also a great driver!
Must do
Daniel_W, Feb 2023
Wonderful tour. Great your guide. After going to Naples, Amalfi, Rome , Florence and Venice, this was Definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
Excellent trip, great tour guide 10/10
Elaine_E, Feb 2023
Easy to find tour guide. Great tour guide throughout with great knowledge. Beautiful scenery. Well worth the trip and money. Was explained cruise is weather permitting and unfortunely it was too windy but they really made up for it taking us to Como and drove the entire coast with lots of information. He gave us details to contact for refund but didnt even have to contact them as had email that evening with information on some refund towards the cruise. Excellent service. Great our guide highly recommend
SEPT. 2022
Taelyn_L, Feb 2023
Best day trip I’ve ever had. 10/10 recommend! Switzerland was by farrrr my favorite place to visit ever, didn’t even know that was possible. Book this!!!
Great day trip from the hustle & bustle of Milan
Diane_C, Jan 2023
Sonja was a great English speaking guide. The whole day was fabulous highly recommend if you would like to escape the hustle and bustle of Milan for the day.
Nice trip
R_L, Jan 2023
Great tour. Nice and knowledgeable guide. They’ll take care of you the whole trip. Thank you for the great tour.
Tour guide was...
Hagar_M, Nov 2022
Tour guide was excellent(Sara), Knowledgeable , warm and friendly... It was a great experience!!! We did travel and see a lot ! She was always helpful, kept the group together, it was such a non stressful experience, and we got lucky as it was a beautiful , sunny day( November!)!!! It was my birthday trip and I loved it !!!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an amazing review. Everyone at City Wonders is delighted to hear that you loved your tour with us. It was our pleasure having you for this memorable experience. We hope to see you again on some of our other unique tours in the future. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for choosing City Wonders. Feel free to follow us on our social media pages such as Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to keep up with our exclusive content. Instagram: citywonderstours Twitter: @City_Wonders Facebook: City Wonders Kind regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Lugano, Bellagio and Lake Como
Corrine_F, Nov 2022
Our tour guide Jo did an amazing job of making sure we saw and appreciated all the sights. We had just enough time in each stop to enjoy and perhaps have a glass of wine or cup of coffee. It was a perfect day all around. Definitely would recommend this as a very nice day trip from Milan
It’s worth it!
Silvia_N, Nov 2022
Beautiful trip!!! Would do it again. Just wished more time was spent in Switzerland & Lake Como hence the 5 stars. Other than that, it’s still worth it. The tour guide was awesome too! Friendly people
No Tour Should End This Way
Sheila_L, Oct 2022
Our Tour guide Valentina was wonderful , the tour itself was lovely with enough time to enjoy each stop, however, the ending was awful. The tour ended at 7 and it was already dark at night, we were told to go across to the meeting point at the train station to catch a taxi and guide said “good luck”. She wasn’t wrong because there were NO TAXIS. There was no one there to call one. After more than a half hour of waiting the younger people on the tour decided to walk to their hotel but we are older, our hotel was near the Duomo ( I’m guessing 2 miles to our hotel). We are in a strange new city, no knowledge of where to walk, we asked several people in the train station and even the police if they would call a taxi for us and they each said just wait and a taxi will come. There was a young couple from our tour who was also waiting and they decided to call an Uber and thankfully shared their ride with us. I think it should be the responsibility of the tour company to at the very least call a taxi for those in need. This tour would have been FANTASTIC if only it ended well.
Amazing Tour
Kervine_A, Oct 2022
This tour is absolutely a "must" if you`re in Milan. My friend and I had an amazing time. I had the best ravioli that I`ve ever tasted at Suisse Restaurant (Bellagio). Josephine (Tour Guide) was great! I definitely recommend this tour.
This a must do tour! Our...
Kris_B, Oct 2022
This a must do tour! Our guide Silvia and our bus driver Mossimo were EXCELLENT! We had a nice sunny day and even if we didn’t…it’s would have been still worth it! We were lucky to have guide & bus driver’s hospitality & kindness! Thank you for all you do!
None Viator does not...
Carlos_H, Oct 2022
None Viator does not stand behind it's customers. Don't waste your time booking through them. You will loose your money and patience.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hello Carlos_H, We are saddened to hear that you were not satisfied with your experience with City Wonders for your tour of Lake Como, Bellagio & Lugano from Milan. While your review seems to be mostly directed towards Viator, we at City Wonders would love to know if there is anything we could have done to have avoided this situation. If so, please contact us at with your full name, booking reference number and some general information as to what happened on your tour. If we were at fault in any way, we will accomodate you however we can. Apologies for any inconveniences caused on your travel Carlos. We wish you the best, Edgar J. from City Wonders