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

1. 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 the “Via Ferrata”. On Monte San Salvatore, there is even space for culture; the Museum San Salvatore is home to a precious collection of rare religious art. It also features an exhibition dedicated to rocks, minerals, and fossils, in addition to rooms that illustrate the history of the confraternity over centuries and the history of the lightning-research center, which sheds light on the historical significance of storms for the region.

Riviera: Half-Day Beginner Canyoning Trip in Boggera Canyon

2. Riviera: Half-Day Beginner Canyoning Trip in Boggera Canyon

Enjoy a canyoning experience that is tailored to beginners with this tour in Riviera. Use well-maintained equipment and finish your Boggera canyoning tour with snacks, soft drinks, and beer. Have the option to get photos and videos of your experience.  Meet your canyoning guide in the parking lot of the Boggera canyon. Gear up with high-quality wetsuits, shoes, helmets and harnesses. Start a short hike through the forest up to your canyoning starting point. Stay hydrated throughout the tour with the provided water. Listen to a short briefing and try some fun practice exercises before you start descending the canyon. Begin with a thrilling 20 meter abseil through a waterfall. Next, jump off cliffs, slide through natural waterways, and abseil further down waterfalls. Head back to the parking area where your dry clothes are waiting for you. Have some snacks and drinks as a group. Get the photos and videos from your guide at the end of the tour.

From Lucerne: The Heart of Swiss Alps Private Guided Hike

3. From Lucerne: The Heart of Swiss Alps Private Guided Hike

You begin your trip with a short train ride as you ascend to the famous, quaint mountain resort of Engleberg. Then board a bus and take in the stunning scenery as you pass by a 12th Century Benedictine monastery. Once you arrive at Fuerenalp, you board an aerial cable car and continue to ascend into the midst of the snow-peaked mountains and glaciers towering around you. After marveling at the truly awe-inspiring view that must be seen to believed, you begin your descent along the well- maintained Wanderweg path where all paths are safe and sign-posted. Listen to the clanging of the cowbells, admire the flowers, and breathe the fresh mountain air before you stop for lunch at an Alpine restaurant and enjoy the delicious local cuisine. You then continue on a gentle, tree-lined path as you disappear into the forest and alongside a fantastical glacier stream. As you approach Engleberg once more, you will have the chance to visit the 12th Century monsatery and the quaint village you passed earlier in the day.

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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.

A recommended short tour, interestingly designed by our competent guide. Due to the participating nationalities, an agreement was reached on two additional languages in addition to Italian. We were very satisfied.

Superb tour of Lugano. Very nice guide speaking English and German very well and even French! The breathtaking view at the top of mount santo Salvatore I highly recommend this tour

Nice activity, with a magnificent panorama and a breathtaking view. I highly recommend.

Very interesting and the guide very friendly, it was a pleasure