Lugano

Switzerland
1/4
Itinerary
 
Lugano is full of Mediterranean lair and southern joie de vivre. Lying in a spectacular bay of Lake Lugano, it has all the advantages of a world-class city combined with the cachet of a small town. Soak up Lugano’s atmosphere, savour local specialities and admire the splendid panorama over Lake Lugano.

DAY 1
ARRIVAL LUGANO – GUIDED FOOD AND WINE TOUR
Transfer by rail to Lugano, where you will be based for 2 nights in the 3* Continental Parkhotel. Situated amidst large gardens with vineyards, it is only a 10 minutes’ walk away from the centre and the lakeside. In the afternoon you will enjoy a private guided tour of the historic centre, where you taste a variety of specialities from Ticino, including the delicious white Merlot Wine. Learn of the many curiosities of the characterful inns, bars and restaurants along your way and relish your dinner including local wine, liquor and water.
DAY 2
MONTE GENEROSO
Situated at the southern end of Lake Lugano, Monte Generoso is without doubt one of the best mountains for views in the canton of Ticino. Travel by train to Capolago – Riva S. Vitale, from where you take the Monte Generoso cog railway
which is about 9 km long and runs along a magical stretch of mountain scenery. On top, the restaurant “Fiore di Pietra” (stone lower), created by the famous architect Mario Botta, awaits you with its picture windows that frame the breathtaking panorama.

DAY 3

LAKE CRUISE AND DEPARTURE

Gandria, the cosy little border town lies at the foot of Monte Brè, on the shores of Lake Lugano. Enjoy a short but relaxing boat ride, stroll through the village with its very nostalgic atmosphere before you head back to Lugano. Rail transfer to airport or continue your Swiss stay.

Highlights:

• Lugano – Ticino’s Boutique town 1
• Monte Generoso – a nostalgic journey and breath-taking views 2
• Lake Lugano – a place to relax 3
• Delicacies from Ticino 4
Included Services:
 
• 2 nights stay with breakfast and city tax in Continental Parkhotel 3*
• All rail transfers as described in 2nd class
• Ticino Ticket for free public transport in Ticino
• Private guided Food & Wine Tour incl. full meal
• Monte Generoso excursion
• Lake Cruise to Gandria
• Swiss Coupon Pass
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