Local Tours

 

Are you curious about Ticino’s cities and their history? If you would like to discover more about Lugano join the city tour with a professional guide, and if Lugano is not enough sign up to the Tour of Bellinzona and discover a city rich of history and culture!

Are you a fan of Hermann Hesse? Join us for a visit of the museum dedicated to this famous writer.

Do you want to try local wine and food? Enjoy typical plates while taking a cruise on the lake or enjoying a breath taking view from the top of a mountain!

GUIDED TOUR OF LUGANO

Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Enjoy a guided walk through the streets of the picturesque old city. With its bars and outdoor restaurants, Piazza Riforma symbolizes that touch of “dolce vita” that the city gives to Switzerland. The beauty of Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains naturally frame the largest city in Ticino. The new LAC cultural center, the Church of Santa Maria degli Angioli with its beautiful Renaissance frescoes, and the Via Nassa, the luxury shopping mecca, complete the old city with its narrow pedestrian streets.

TIMEACTIVITY - Tuesday, 30 October 2018
15:00Meeting at Palazzo dei Congressi at dedicated desk.
15:15English guided tour of Lugano with dedicated guide.
Visit of Parco Ciani, Villa Ciani, Via Canova, Piazza San Rocco, Piazza Riforma, Via Pessina, Via Nassa, Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli, Chiostro, LAC, lungolago, Giardino Belvedere.
Duration: 2h.
17:15End of activity.
TIME 1TIME 2ACTIVITY - Wednesday, 31 October 2018
09:15 12:45Meeting at Palazzo dei Congressi at dedicated desk.
09:30 13:00 English guided tour of Lugano with dedicated guide.
Visit of Parco Ciani, Villa Ciani, Via Canova, Piazza San Rocco, Piazza Riforma, Via Pessina, Via Nassa, Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli, Chiostro, LAC, lungolago, Giardino Belvedere.
Duration: 2h.
11:3015:00End of activity.

Cost: 15 CHF/person.
Participants: min. 15 max. 50.
Included: English speaking guide.

EVENING FONDUE BOAT

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Enjoy a dedicated boat cruise with dinner on the boat, eating one of the typical plates of Ticino: cheese fondue! For the lake cruise you will be welcomed on one of the boats of the fleet of the Navigation Company of Lake Lugano, which is composed by 13 boats that can host from 2 up to 600 people.

TIMEACTIVITY
19:00Meeting at Lugano Pier.
20:00Cruise with dinner. Gandria - Campione d’Italia - Melide – Morcote.
Menu:
ENTRY: Mixed salad or Ticinese mixed cold cuts
FONDUE: Fondue moitié-moitié 300g
DESSERT: Meringues with ice cream and creme double Gruyère or apple pie with vanilla ice cream or sorbet Colonnello – Absolut
DRINKS: Water, 1 glass 1 dl of wine and coffee
22:30Arrival in Lugano.

Cost: 95 CHF/person. 
Participants: min. 30 max. 50.
Included: Boat trip, fondue menu and drinks.

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DINNER ON TOP OF MOUNT SAN SALVATORE

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Enjoy a typical Ticinese dinner on top of Mount San Salvatore. The Ristorante Vetta offers a view of 360 degrees on lake Lugano and its valleys, and will be reached through a nice trip with the funicular. Its panoramic cars convey passengers to the summit in just 12 minutes. A quiet place to relax and rest, at just a stone’s throw from the frenetic pace of the city.

TIMEACTIVITY
19:00Meeting at Paradiso and departure with funicular.
19:15Arrival on top.
19:30Dinner
ENTRY: Mixed salad
MAIN COURSE: Merlot braised beef with polenta
DESSERT: Ticinese Breadcake
Included water and coffee.
22:30Departure for Lugano.

Cost: 65 CHF/person. 
Participants: min. 30 max. 60.
Included: Funicular trip, Ticinese menu, accompanying hostess.

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GUIDED TOUR OF HERMANN HESSE MUSEUM IN MONTAGNOLA

Sunday, 4 November 2018

The museum was established in the rooms of the Torre Camuzzi, in Montagnola, Switzerland in 1997. This ancient tower is part of the picturesque Casa Camuzzi where Hermann Hesse lived between 1919 and 1931.

TIMEACTIVITY
08:45Meeting at Palazzo dei Congressi dedicated desk.
09:00Departure and transfer with private bus.
09:45English guided tour of the Hermann Hesse Museum.
Duration: 2h.
11:45Return to Palazzo dei Congressi with private bus.
12:30End of activity.

Cost: 45 CHF/person.
Participants: min. 30 max. 50.
Included: English speaking guide, dedicated transfer from Palazzo dei Congressi and return, entry to the museum.

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GUIDED TOUR OF BELLINZONA, UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Bellinzona is the capital of Ticino, renowned for its three castles which are part of UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Because of its unique geographical position, Bellinzona was once seen from the south as the “key to the Alps” and from the north as the “key to Italy”. Today, its rich historical heritage, left from the Middle Ages, still lives on behind the austere charm of this Lombard town in the foothills of the Alps.

TIMEACTIVITY
08:45Meeting at Palazzo dei Congressi dedicated desk.
09:00Departure and transfer with private bus.
09:45Visit of piazza del sole, Castelgrande, piazza collegiata, town hall, social theater and the building of the Cantonal government.
Duration: 3h.
12:15Return to Palazzo dei Congressi with private bus.
13:00End of activity.

Cost: 35 CHF/person.
Participants: min. 30 max. 50.
Included: English speaking guide, dedicated transfer from Palazzo dei Congressi and return.

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