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Lugano Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Lugano Cruises & boat tours

From Como: Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience

1. From Como: Lugano, Bellagio and Cruise Experience

Explore the beautiful lakes and villages of Switzerland and Italy from Como with a guide. Marvel at the small village of Cadenabbia, enjoy a cruise to Bellagio, and soak in the panoramic views of Lake Como on a full-day tour. After departing from Como, travel in a comfortable coach to the Swiss town of Lugano where you will have some free time to visit the picturesque city center and taste some Swiss Chocolate. Purchase lunch at an extra cost, then head to the small village of Cadenabbia, where both Queen Victoria of England and Zar Nicholas of Russia were frequent visitors. From there, take a panoramic cruise to reach Bellagio, also known as the “Pearl of Lake Como”. Disembarking in Bellagio, enjoy some free time to soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this idyllic and relaxing place. Later, board a ferry boat and get the opportunity to see the incredible Lake Como from a different perspective. During the cruise, take your time to look around and see the harmony between nature and architecture as you drift past villas with their beauteous gardens amongst untouched nature.

From Como: Lugano & Bellagio Day Trip & Scenic Lake Cruise

2. From Como: Lugano & Bellagio Day Trip & Scenic Lake Cruise

Let yourself be enchanted by a wonderful panorama as you visit two countries and two lakes during this day trip experience from Como to Lugano, Cadenabbia, and Bellagio. Enjoy informative commentary and a cruise on Lake Como. Take a bus from Como and, after about a 1-hour drive, reach Lugano. Enjoy free time to visit the delightful city center and enjoy a romantic walk on the lake's shore. Transfer by bus to Cadenabbia, a small village on Lake Como’s shore and a popular holiday destination for many aristocrats such as Queen Victoria of England and Zar Nicholas of Russia. From Cadenabbia, board a cruise to reach the Bellagio, also known as the pearl of Lake Como. Spend some free time in this picturesque village. Later, marvel at the amazing landscape from the water as you take another boat ride on the lake. Admire the fascinating villas with their wonderful gardens as you head back to Como.

From Milan: Como, Lugano, and Bellagio Tour with Lake Cruise

3. From Milan: Como, Lugano, and Bellagio Tour with Lake Cruise

Lake Como, Lugano & Bellagio Tour We'll meet at 8:30 am at Piazza Quattro Novembre, and from this point in Milan we'll travel north by bus. After a 1-hour ride we'll arrive at our first destination, where we'll enjoy a guided tour of Como. On this tour, we'll see the most important monuments of the historic centre of this town such as the the Basilica of San Fedele and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. From here, we'll head to Lugano by bus. In this Swiss town you'll have two hours of free time to have lunch and visit its famous chocolate stores. Discover the Swiss Mediterranean style of life, the luxory shops of Via Nassa, the Ciani Park. After lunch, we'll return to Italy, where we'll pass through Cadenabbia di Griante. This village has hosted distinguished figures such as Queen Victoria I of England and Tsar Nicholas II: In Cadennabia, we'll hop aboard a ferry that'll take us on the 20-minute trip to Bellagio. When we get to this picturesque town, you'll have 1 hour of free time to stroll through its charming streets. Bellagio is world wide known as the Pearl of Como lake. Here you will enjoy some free time in a romantic atmosphere of long lake or in its narrow street up on the hill, you will have time to enjoy a glass of wine front of the lake. Later, board a ferry boat and get the opportunity to see the incredible Lake Como from a different perspective. we will spend two hours on board being able to admire the splendid lake landscapes, the historic villas such as Villa Carlotta, Balbianello, Erba and those of famous people such as George Clooney or Versace, corners of unspoiled nature.

From Como: Lugano and Bellagio Private Tour with Lake Cruise

4. From Como: Lugano and Bellagio Private Tour with Lake Cruise

Have the best of both worlds on this full-day tour of Switzerland and Italy. Departing from Como, travel in a comfortable coach to the Swiss town of Lugano where you will have some free time to visit the picturesque city center, taste some Swiss Chocolate and have lunch. Discover the Swiss Mediterranean style of life, the luxory shops of Via Nassa, the Ciani Park. After Lunch we will follow our tour to Cadenabbia where Queen Victoria of England and Zar Nicholas of Russia were frequent visitors, from here we will take our first ferry to Bellagio where we will arrive after 20 minutes. Bellagio is world wide known as the Pearl of Como lake. Here you will enjoy some free time in a romantic atmosphere of long lake or in its narrow street up on the hill, you will have time to enjoy a glass of wine front of the lake. Later, board a ferry boat and get the opportunity to see the incredible Lake Como from a different perspective. we will spend two hours on board being able to admire the splendid lake landscapes, the historic villas such as Villa Carlotta, Balbianello, Erba and those of famous people such as George Clooney or Versace, corners of unspoiled nature.

Lugano: Guided Tour with Lunch

5. Lugano: Guided Tour with Lunch

After meeting your guide at your hotel, you’ll start the day with a walk through the historic centre of Lugano. Here, you’ll see the new conference centre, stroll through Lugano’s main shopping district, and see locals enjoying themselves in the many outdoor restaurants. A highlight will be going inside of the 15th-century church which is simply called "the church". Inside, you’ll see impressive mural paintings made by the Italian artist Bernardino Luini, one of Leonardo da Vinci’s disciples.   You’ll then take a bus to the start of the Gandria Olive Trail footpath where you’ll enjoy a leisurely one-hour walk on the paved historic “Olive Trail” along the lakeside. You’ll eventually reach the romantic village of Gandria, which is nestled along the banks of Lake Lugano.   Afterwards, you’ll board a public boat and cruise to your lunch stop at one of Lugano’s most scenic areas, where you’ll experience an outdoor grotto lunch of risotto. Local Ticino white or red wine will be served so you can focus on your lunch, and al the while, you’ll be overlooking beautiful Lake Lugano with its surrounding mountains and villages. Your stand-by chefs will help you with your risotto to make sure you enjoy an excellent tasting grotto lunch. Following your lunch experience, your boat will return you to the city.

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What people are saying about Lugano

The tour was well organised and the guide- Olga was very informative and professional. We were 14 guests in the group, the van was clean and comfortable and the driver Constantine was very good. Despite the cold and foggy conditions I still enjoyed the experience and the scenery. I realise that in the summer everything would have had a different perspective but I still thoroughly enjoyed the commentary and the history of the places we visited.

Lugano was beautiful. Lake como was nice but I wished we had a little more time to explore the place. Logistics was well planned. Guide was extremely knowledgeable. Enjoyed her sharing who owned which villa along the lake!

Excellent!!!The tour guide was wonderful and provided much interesting information. He was patient and gave much insight into the venue in Lugano. We had a wonderful time during his tour.The day trip was amazing!!!

Lovely day trip. Quite varied and lots of information about the areas visited. Definitely recommended.

This was a wonderful tour. We loved each stop. Do buy some chocolate from Laderach.