Full-Day
Duration
Lake Como, Lake Lugano
Location
Apr-Oct
Best Period

The city of Como, from above

its beautiful location is at the south of Lake Como

Cernobbio, Lake Como

Concours d’Elegance - Villa d'Este

one of the most beautiful villas on the lake

Villa Balbianello

Lake Lugano seen from above

Lugano and its lakefront

Lugano from the Lake. The Swiss Alps on the backgroud.

Highlights

Lake Como
Lake Lugano
Villa Balbianello
Private Transportation
Tour Description

Let’s discover together Lake Como and Lake Lugano with this private day-trip from Milan.

Leaving from your hotel (or your custom location) you will reach Villa Balbianello after a 1.5h drive along the panoramic route on Lake Como. You will start a guided visit of the one-of-a-kind Villa facing on the beautiful coast of the Lake. The property was lastly owned by the Italian explorer and philanthropist Guido Monzino, who donated the building and gardens to the FAI (National Trust of Italy). The Villa now hosts an extremely beautiful, rich and complete museum of Monzino’s expeditions and also includes many art masterpieces of his collection. More recently the property was used as movie-set for James Bond: Casino Royale and StarWars: II Episode films.

After visiting the Villa, you will continue together with your personal driver on the panoramic route heading to Lugano. The road passes by the Italian and Swiss Alps, driving by Porlezza, in about 1hr you will reach the most important city in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland.

The city of Lugano faces directly on the homonymous lake, and it is characterized by elegance, luxurious boutiques and the famous financial district. There, you can enjoy some free time walking through the city paths and enjoy a good lunch by the lake.

Afterwards you will get back to Milan with your personal driver.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your hotel in Milan area (different location may be agreed)
DEPARTURE TIME Suggested departure from 8:00am to 9:30am
DURATION 8/8.5 hrs
INCLUDED
Private Driver
Driving Guide
Transportation and Parking
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance tickets
Food and Drinks
LANGUAGES
English
Italian
French
Spanish

You can customize your tour according to your needs and preferences, our staff would be happy to inform you about different options, alternative routes and site. We provide a wide range of tours in the Lake District: Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and Lake Garda.

Please note that Villa Balbianello is open to public every working-day, excluding Mondays and Wednesdays – alternative tour including Villa Carlotta is available.

1

Check-in and Start

Your private driver meets you at your hotel and begins the driving to Lake Como
2

Villa Balbianello

Guided visit of the Villa, Monzino’s Museum and Gardens. Entrance tickets € 17 (adults) and € 8 (children) – to be paid locally.  A 20min walk in necessary to reach the Villa entrance from the parking, as much as on the way back. The effort is paid-back by the beauty of landscape and the centuries-old trees surrounding the path.
3

Panoramic route to Lugano

1h ride from Lake Como to Lake Lugano
4

Lugano

City visit and free time
5

Return to Milan

Leaving Lugano you will reach Milan in a 1.5h drive.

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