Lake Como, Bellagio, and Lugano Bus Day Trip

In a single day, see the best of Italy and Switzerland. Join a tour of Lugano, Lake Como, and Bellagio in a small group led by a local guide who will provide insightful commentary throughout your trip. Observe the uncomparable Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto church during the calm walking on your own.
10 hrs 30 min
Group size up to 30 persons
Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Traveling in air-conditioned comfort, you can escape the bustle of Milan for a relaxing tour of the countryside of northern Italy and southern Switzerland.

Relax as you enjoy stunning lake views and villas in the mountains. You'll be in Switzerland in less than an hour, passing through the Italian border before taking a scenic drive to the Alps' base.

Lugano, with its breathtaking views and excellent shopping options, should be your first stop on your fantastic vacation. Take a leisurely stroll through the town to the Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto church if you're looking for artistic culture.

Make your way to the beautiful downtown shopping area, which is full of inviting shops, rich Swiss chocolate, and fine luxury goods, for a little bit of retail therapy. The famous city of Bellagio, also known as the "Pearl of Lake Como," is next.

When you arrive in Bellagio, take advantage of your free time to explore the city and shop, or just unwind and savor some authentic Italian fare in the most quaint bars and restaurants. Continue by coach to Lake Como after taking photos and taking in the charming atmosphere of the town.

When you get there, take a leisurely cruise on the lake for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to look at the stunning landscapes and famous villas. Lake Como is a well known vacation spot for stars and famous people. Throughout the cruise, your guide will point out George Clooney's villa and other villas that served as film sets for Star Wars and James Bond. In time for dinner, the bus will bring you back to Milan's downtown.

Important information:

  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (like negative COVID test, booster shot, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change with little notice; it is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites
  • The duration of the Lake Como cruise may vary depending on the season (2-hour cruise April — October, 50-minute cruise November — March)
  • Entrance into religious sites requires a modest dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered for both women and men
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Most of visitors will not need to have a visa to enter Switzerland; a passport will be enough to enter the country. Please the website information ( and decide if you may need a visa or not
  • This is a small group tour of maximum capacity of 25 people (it is fewer on the walking sections of the guided tour)

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed:

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Baby strollers
  • Baby carriages
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Free cancellation
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Adult (Age 15-99)
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Children (Age 2-14)
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Infant (Age 1 and younger)
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For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

• English-speaking guide
• Headsets (if needed) to hear your guide
• Ticket for a Lake Como boat cruise
• Free time in the towns of Lugano and Bellagio
• All transfers by air-conditioned bus

What is not included

• Gratuities
• Hotel pick-up and drop off
• Food and drinks

What places you will see

• Lake Como
• Lugano
• Bellagio

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Milan Porta Garibaldi Train Station

How long your tour will be
10 hrs 30 min
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Reviews by travellers
4.8 out of 5
1086 reviews
Maggiorino G.
Our guide Valentino was very insightful and funny. Thoroughly enjoyed this trip! There was sufficient time to walk around Lugano, Bellagio and Como. She even gave us recommendations to dine at!! (The food places she recommended were all really good!!!!) she was very funny and it made this trip really enjoyable. Thumbs up for the driver who drove us around and also our amazing guide.
3 months ago
Livino P.
Value for money ,114 euro to go to 3 beautiful places , lake como at first with 2 free hours to explore then bellagio another 1 and a half hour free time and the highlight for me luggano only one hour free time but trust its enough to explore the city centre.Our Guide Jo was very helpful and waited for people that were a bit late.
3 months ago
Germano T.
Overall great experience. The boat trip on Lake Como was a bit of a let down. It was just the standard ferry that goes from city to city on the lake. We had to wear our headsets to hear any sort of information about what we were passing by. And because it was just the standard ferry some of the group had to sit on the lower deck and could barely see anything. I would still recommend doing this, purely because I imagine the logistics of planning a day trip like this would be quite the pain. Th...
3 months ago
Edilberto L.
it was a road trip mostly. we couldn't have enough time on the places we visited, just 40 mins to 1h30m so I can't say I had fun but the places we have been was very great. the history and culture the guide told us along the way was informative and fun. but I wish I had more time on the cities we have been
3 months ago
Aristide F.
Tour and tour guide were terrific. However, I paid for the tour twice by mistake. Once on Sept 22 USD 116.61 on Amex ending...5005 and on Sept 24 USD 112.31 on Master Charge ending....5650. Please credit payment to my Master Charge A/C for USD 123.31 and confirm. I brought the duplicate payment issue to the attention of the tour guide and she made a note that there was only one participant on the tour Sunday, Sept 25. Thank you. Francis Bruno
3 months ago
Ecclesio R.
Good day out - Little over an hour from Milan stopped in Lugano Switzerland for about 90 mins then back to Italy Lake Come including ferry to Bellagio - Not Las Vegas!!- No shortage of bars and restaurants - Onwards by water to town of Como and back to Milan
3 months ago
Vivaldo L.
The trip was a once in a lifetime experience and worth every penny! Oleg was a very resourceful and knowledgeable tour guide who knew a lot of facts about each area we visited. The tour was very well organised and very on time at each location we went to. If any questions were asked they were always answered! Just make sure to arrive on time, if you are running late by 5mins or so when arriving then you may miss the tour!
3 months ago
Ausiliatrice C.
The day was lovely We particularly liked Lugano. Disappointed about the boat trip. I read, and was mentioned on the coach, that we would have famous houses pointed out, but the boat trip was a communal one with other travellers from Bellagio to Como, with no mention through our headsets.
3 months ago
Isabella B.
Overall a great trip. Tour guide and bus driver were thoughtful and provided great insight to the destinations. Spent an hour in Lugano before proceeding to Lake Como. The boat ride at the end of the day was long and hot as there were limited outdoor seats, but that had nothing to do with the tour company. Easy to navigate meeting times and multiple boat transfers with the talented guide. Long day with a lot of walking but an incredible experience.
3 months ago
Flavia C.
This was a beautiful excursion and quite the value! Finding our guide at the meeting spot was simple as he was clearly identifiable. Simone was very pleasant, funny and informative! The bus driver was incredible as he navigated the treacherous twists and turns of the roads. The sites were stunning!!!! It was a great combination of bus touring, self touring, guided touring and boat touring. I highly recommend this excursion!!
3 months ago
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