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Lake Como and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

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Activity provider: Z V SRL

Lake Como and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

Activity provider: Z V SRL
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From US$ 97.03 per person

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Explore the Old Town of Como on this day trip in an air-conditioned coach from Milan. Cross the Swiss boarder and discover the alpine atmosphere of the lake side city of Lugano.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Take a day trip to Lake Como from Milan with an English-speaking tour guide
  • Shop in the boutiques of Como and Lugano
  • Cruise on Lake Como and experience the stunning scenery of the Italian and Swiss Alps
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Uncover the beauty of the lakeside cities of Como and Lugano which are nestled in verdant mountain landscapes on this day trip from Milan. Ride comfortably in a spacious coach and have some free time to explore each city. 

Depart Milan aboard coach and and take in views of the mountains on the way to Como. Visit the historic center on a guided walking tour and enjoy some free time to explore and shop in the local boutiques. 

Cruise across the lake's crystal-clear waters on an hour-long sightseeing cruise. Admire the lakeside villas and the majestic mountain scenery before boarding the bus and crossing the Swiss border.

Arrive in Lugano and take a guided walking tour to the most elegant and popular spots in the city's the pedestrianized center. Stroll down the sophisticated shopping street of Nassa, which was formerly where the women of the city weaved nets for fishermen.

Visit the shoreside Casinò Lugano and take in alpine views of soaring mountain peaks, green meadows, and glistening blue water. Return to Milan at th end of your excursion. 

  • Day trip to Lake Como from Milan
  • Guided walking tour of Como
  • Shopping in Como
  • Shopping in Lugano
  • Lake Como panoramic cruise
  • Stunning scenery of the Italian and Swiss Alps
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Zani Viaggi - Milan Visitor Center: Largo Cairoli via Cusani, Milano, Metro MM1 Cairoli.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You are required to bring a valid current passport
  • You are required to find out you need a Visa to enter Switzerland
  • No pets allowed on board the bus
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4.6 /5

based on 37 reviews

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This day trip was beyond amazing. Our tour guide Guissepina was very patient, calm and knowledgeable. She really took care of us. We met at the meeting point at about 8.50 am and got handed our audio materials. At 9am we set off for Como on the very comfortable coach. We arrived Como after an hour and had a guided tour of the beautiful city. Then we were left to wander on our own for about 30 mins. We met up again and headed to the port to wait for our boat to take us across the lake. The views were amazing! Breathtaking! The cruise lasted an hour and we came back to land. We went straight to have lunch and rested for about half an hour. We met up again at about 2pm to join the coach taking us to Lugano. We got to Lugano after about 50 mins, our passports didn’t get checked at the border but I have heard it gets checked randomly. We had a guided tour of Lugano then left to wander on our own for about 1.5 hours. We met again at about 5.30pm to take the train back to Milan. Wonderful!!!

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February 26, 2022

Our original trip to lugano and cuomo was cancelled, but was swapped out for a trip to lake como and bellagio. Our tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. Unfortunately our boat tour was cut short a bit due to some issues, but our bus was able to save the day! We lost time in bellagio due to it, and with the cancellation that’s why its a 4/5 for me. If not, it would be an easy 5 stars

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August 30, 2021

We had Inna as our tour guide, she really took care of me yesterday. I was the only one who had disability and she made sure that I was safe and comfortable and able to catch up with the group. We had the Como and Lugano tour and they are both beautiful places, especially Como.

October 27, 2019

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