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  • Lake Como with Bellagio and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

    1. Lake Como with Bellagio and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Milan for a relaxing tour of the countryside of northern Italy and southern Switzerland, traveling in air-conditioned comfort in groups of no more than 25 people. Relax as you take in Alpine views and see stunning lakes and villas.  In less than an hour, you’ll pass the Italian boarder and arrive in Switzerland and take a scenic drive to the foot of the Alps. The first destination on your great escape is Lugano, the so-called “Monte Carlo of Switzerland.” Featuring breathtaking panoramas and excellent shopping opportunities, it is a destination you do not want to miss.  If you are craving artistic culture, take a relaxing walk through town to Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto church. For a spot of retail therapy, make your way over to the beautiful downtown shopping area, brimming with inviting shops, rich Swiss chocolate, and fine luxury goods.  Next, re...

    "A very pleasent experience! The guide tour was very informative, interesting and refreshing, accompanied by great transportation."

  • From Milan: Interlaken & Swiss Alps Day Trip

    2. From Milan: Interlaken & Swiss Alps Day Trip

    Depart Milan on a high-speed train for the town of Domodossola, the last Italian frontier before the Swiss border. Here, you will begin your adventure on the “Green Train of the Alps.” The train will take you on a journey through the Simplon pass, one of the most beautiful crossings in Switzerland. Cutting between the Alps, your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will introduce you to the secrets of mountains and the valleys as they appear before your eyes. After around 2-hours of breathtaking panoramas, you will arrive in Spiez, on the shores of Lake Thun. Here, you will stop for lunch (not included), before departing on your cruise to Interlaken on a state of the art steamboat. Whilst crossing the lake, take a moment to snap some pictures of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, 3 famous mountains whose recognizable shapes are reflected in the light blue water of the lake. Once in the Interla...

    Good tour operator and nice to try Europe train and see interlaken nice mountain view

  • Lugano: 3-Hour Monte San Salvatore Tour with Funicular Ride

    3. Lugano: 3-Hour Monte San Salvatore Tour with Funicular Ride

    Your guided excursion begins on the lakeshore, where you can take a look at some cultural and artistic sites, such as the LAC Lugano Arte Cultura and the Santa Maria degli Angeli Church. Then, make your way toward the funicular. The Gulf of Lugano is special for having 2 mountains that demarcate its borders: Monte Brè and Monte San Salvatore.  After reaching the top with the funicular, take in the breathtaking views. Enjoy some free time to explore and have a picnic before it’s time to ride the cable car back down, concluding the tour. During your time on the mountain, benefit from a discount at the panoramic restaurant and check out all of Monte San Salvatore's activities, sure to please gourmets, sports enthusiasts, and lovers of culture and nature. Head off on a variety of hiking trails, which provide the opportunity to discover truly unspoiled nature, or try your hand at climbing on...

    We started in the morning with some history from Lugano, courtesy of our guide, then the group walked towards the funicular area, we took the funicular to the top of San Salvatore. Awesome views!!. There is a monastery, now a museum and 2 restaurants where you can have lunch al fresco.

  • Lugano: 4.5-Hour Monte Bré Visit w/ Funicular Ride

    4. Lugano: 4.5-Hour Monte Bré Visit w/ Funicular Ride

    Your guide will lead you through the city, to Cassarate, up to Monte Bré and back down to the bottom of the mountain. Meet your guide at the Lugano Region tourist office in Piazza Riforma. Start at the city’s heart with a boat ride to the little harbor of Cassarate.  Then, after getting on the funicular, enjoy the splendid views of the city center at your feet as you reach Lugano’s most uncontaminated summit. You will also get the chance to admire the fantastic panoramic view, which, on clear days, stretches all the way to Mount Rosa. Take a stroll and explore the small village of Brè, where life runs at a slow pace, while taking a look at the typical Ticinese houses, the church and the works of art.  Explore Monte Bré at your own pace, soak in the stunning views over Lake Lugano, the city and nearby mountain tops. The return ticket on the funicular, to get back down to Cassarate is in...

  • Verzasca Valley: 4-Hour Canyoning in Corippo

    5. Verzasca Valley: 4-Hour Canyoning in Corippo

    The tour begins with a leisurely 15-minute ascent where you can admire beautiful Corippo, known as the village with the fewest inhabitants in Switzerland. After leaving the village of Corippo behind, you approach the Corippo Valley to begin canyoning through the Verzasca Valley.  After the safety briefing, you will start immediately with a slide of 30 feet. This canyon in particular is ideal for families and large groups with braver and less brave people. Each descent offers the possibility of slowly rappelling down, or for the more courageous, the rappelling points become slides up to 50 feet with jumps up to 30 feet into emerald-green pools. As you continue deeper into the canyon, you’ll eventually reach pathways no more than 6-feet wide for a true canyoning experience. After about 1.5 hours in the gorge, you’ll jet down the last slide that leads directly into Lake Vogorno. After swi...

  • Lugano: Past and Present Discovery Walk

    6. Lugano: Past and Present Discovery Walk

    Discover the historical side of Lugano with a passionate local who wants to share all the best kept secrets of Lugano with you. Your excursion will start in front of the building of Museo delle Culture. There you will learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods, and will also find out how the city has changed over time. From visiting churches to discovering the history behind the Statua Carlo Battaglini or the church Santa Maria Immacolata, you will encounter unique sites that an ordinary tour won’t show you. Your guide knows that traveling is the best way of learning, and having a knowledgeable local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better. Of course, if you wish to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let your guide know and they can tailor the itinerary to you.

  • From Interlaken: Night Sledding in the Swiss Alps

    7. From Interlaken: Night Sledding in the Swiss Alps

    Travel from Interlaken high into the Swiss Alps, take in the starlit winter panorama and then zip down the 1-hour long sled run. Along the way, the trail winds itself through the woods, crosses alpine meadows and passes majestic frozen waterfalls. A great combination of winter fun, nature and Swiss traditions - night sledding is suitable for everybody! Your guide, equipment and transportation are included in the trip, but if you need waterproof clothes or hiking boots, the rental shop can provide everything you need for a comfortable ride down the mountain. Night sledding is the perfect way to enjoy the thrill of the mountains in a unique and exciting way.

    hands down one of the best experiences i have ever done. recommend to anyone to give a try and also the instructors are very down to earth and lovely people 10/10 will be coming back in summer for summer events

  • From Como: Lugano & Bellagio Day Trip & Cruise

    8. From Como: Lugano & Bellagio Day Trip & 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...

  • From Milan: Full-Day Trip to Como, Lugano & Bellagio

    9. From Milan: Full-Day Trip to Como, Lugano & Bellagio

    Discover two countries in one day on this unforgettable tour. See Lake Como and enjoy one of the most picturesque places in the world. Explore Bellagio, known as the “Pearl of Lake Como,” and visit the town of Lugano.

    Start your trip from Milan, jump aboard an air-conditioned bus and enjoy a short drive to Lake Como. Stroll along the medieval alleys on this guided walking tour and explore this charming city. Discover the art, history, and local traditions before seeing the impressive Gothic Cathedral.

    Next, you’ll go back on the bus and head to Switzerland. First, admire the mesmerizing views of The Alps as you drive by. Then, enjoy some free time to walk around the enchanting city of Lugano, head to the lakeshore, and enjoy a romantic picnic with a view.

    Afterward, drive to the small village of Cad...

  • From Como: Three Lakes Tour to Ascona, Lugano, and Bellagio

    10. From Como: Three Lakes Tour to Ascona, Lugano, and Bellagio

    Start with pickup from Como and, after a brief introduction, travel north in a luxury air-conditioned minivan. Cross the border into Switzerland to visit the town of Ascona on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Discover one of the largest of the Northern Lakes, known for its stunning Alpine backdrop and elegant promenades. Enjoy free time to explore Ascona and it's wonderful architecture and shops. From Ascona, travel a short distance to Lugano, often called the "Monte Carlo" of Switzerland with it's one-of-a-kind views and chic designer shops. Use your time here to enjoy some lunch and visit the Santa Maria Degli Angioli Church which houses the "Passion and Crucifixion" fresco by Da Vinci’s apprentice, Bernardino Luini. Leaving Lugano behind, follow a picturesque lakeside drive around Lake Lugano and head back into Italy. In Cadenabbia, your driver will leave you at the dock of the ferryboa...

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What people are saying about Ticino

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 257 reviews

We had an absolutely lovely time. Our guide was fun, thorough, and had a lot of knowledge. Thank you, we can't wait for our next adventure.

The tour is amazing! The guide Valentina is fantastic, super helpful, attentive and friendly! In addition to fun! Note 1000 for this tour!

"A very pleasent experience! The guide tour was very informative, interesting and refreshing, accompanied by great transportation."

Katerina is great and knowledgeable, great english and helpful. Would recommend

Our guide Jo, was excellent, super friendly and knowledgeable. 100% recommend