Lugano: Guided Tour with Lunch

Lugano: Guided Tour with Lunch

From $603.92 per person

Experience the essence of this Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. Drink in Lugano’s history, fashion, gorgeous lakeside scenery and meet locals, before preparing your own "classic risotto" with the help of a stand-by chef.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up is available from your hotel.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the city's most impressive neighborhoods
  • Enjoy an easy 1-hour Olive Trail footpath over cobblestones
  • Take a boat cruise to your “grotto” lunch spot
  • Taste food and wine local to the region
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guided historic walk through Lugano and Olive Nature Trail
  • Grotto lunch with all-you-can-eat “self-made” risotto and local wine
  • English-speaking guide throughout
  • All local transportation
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
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November 11, 2019

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