Lakeside City – Lugano
3 Days : Lugano, Culinary Tour, Monte Generoso, Lake Cruise
Lugano is full of Mediterranean flair 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 – 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 cusriosites of the characterful inns, bars and restaurants along your way and relish your dinner including Local wine, liquor and water. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 2 – Monte Generoso
Breakfast at the hotel. Situated at the southern end of Lake Lugano, Monte Generoso is without doubt one of the best mountains for views in the conton of Ticino. Travel by train to Capalogo – 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 flower), created by the famous architect Mario Botta, awaits you with its picture windows that frame the breathtaking panorama. Overnight in your hotel. (B)
Day 3 – Lake Cruise and Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Gandria, the cosy little border town lies at the foot of Monte Bre, 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. (B)
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- Overnight stays incl. breakfast in Lugano at the 3* Continental Parkhotel
- Rail journey from your starting point in Switzerland and back 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
- From price applies per person in a 3-star double room, 2nd class
- Booking period: all year round
- Travel period: all year round
- City Taxes
- Travel Insurance
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