Leave the hustle and bustle of big-city Milan and head into the nearby countryside. The gorgeous Alps, stunning lakes, fabulous villas and the Swiss border all await you just an hour outside the city. See the very best of Lugano, Lake Como and Bellagio while in the company of a local English-speaking guide who will provide illuminating commentary throughout your experience.
Limited group sizes of 25 people or fewer ensure you will have a memorable time. The first destination on your great escape is Como, where we will board a boat for a 2-hour cruise along the lake.[readmore]This is a unique opportunity to admire the breathtaking landscapes and see villas of the rich and famous all around the lake. Lake Como is a famous holiday destination for stars and celebrities, and during the cruise, your guide will point out George Clooney’s villa, plus villas that once hosted Star Wars and James Bond movie sets. During this relaxing cruise, you will have time to take pictures and learn from your guide about stories and anecdotes of the lake while enjoying a drink or a snack at the bar and restaurant on the boat.
Next, we reach the famous city of Bellagio, the “pearl of Lake Como”. Once in Bellagio you will have free time to enjoy the town and do some shopping, or just relaxing and eating some local food in the most nostalgic bars and restaurants in the city. Once you have had a chance to take some photos and enjoy the town’s charming atmosphere, you will board a motorcoach to continue your journey to Lugano.
In less than an hour, we will pass the Italian border to arrive in Switzerland. We will take a scenic drive to the foot of the Alps and the “Monte Carlo of Switzerland”. Spectacular Lugano is located on the beautiful lake of the same name. This Italian-speaking town is one of Switzerland’s top tourist destinations and favourite playgrounds for celebrities, athletes, and entertainers. Featuring breathtaking panoramas and excellent shopping, it is a destination you do not want to miss.
If you are craving artistic culture, take a relaxing walk through town to Santa Maria degli Angioli Church. It is here where Bernardino Luini, whose works were often mistaken for Leonardo Da Vinci’s, painted his Passion and Crucifixion, largely considered to be Switzerland’s most important Renaissance painting. Would you rather explore the elegant city centre? No problem! Make your way over to the beautiful downtown shopping area, brimming with inviting shops, rich Swiss chocolate, and fine luxury goods.
The choice is yours. After that, the bus will take you back to Milan’s city centre in time for dinner. Experience the highlights of Northern Italy and Switzerland on this flexible and relaxing Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip from Milan, including Lugano.Read more
It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure
Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
Most guests will not be required to have a Visa to enter Switzerland as a passport will be sufficient to enter the Country
Comfortable shoes are recommended
Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance