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Lugano, Switzerland: La Bella Vita

Lugano, Switzerland: La Bella Vita

Have you thought about taking a vacation, seeing sights, but doing it your way? With our vendor Eurobound, we can create the personalized itinerary for FIT Travel according to your schedule, preferences, and budget.

Switzerland – Ticino Gastronomy Explorer

3-Day/2-Night Package, Starting at per $1,745 person*

Lugano is on the main European North-South route and can be reached from many cities, like Zurich to Milan and beyond. A great stop with culinary delights.

Ticino: the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland is Switzerland’s most Southern canton and famous for its mild, Mediterranean climate, perfect for year-round holidays. Lugano: one of its more popular destinations, is full of Mediterranean flair and “La Bella Vita” (the good life).

Our 3-day gastronomy package is a perfect way to experience this region’s culinary delights while combining its central location with many optional pre-and-post segments to your European journey which can be seamlessly coordinated by rail.

Sample package includes

  • 2 nights in Lugano at 5-star Hotel Splendide Lugano with breakfast and VAT included
  • Ticino ticket
  • Lunch
  • “Cruise and Cook” excursion
  • Private guide
  • Food and Wine Tour of Lugano
  • Swiss coupon pass

(*) This is a Land Only Package - Price per person is based on double occupancy and is subject to availability. Price quoted for land arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land prices are guaranteed in USD.

Itiniary Summary

Day 1: Lugano Arrival – We recommend using train transportation. Upon a lunchtime arrival, check-in to your centrally located 5-star hotel for 2 nights. Included in your package is a Ticino Ticket allowing for free public transportation to the entire Canton of Ticino. It’s the easiest and most convenient way to get-around and all the locals use it. Later in the afternoon (3:00 PM) meet your local guide in front of the Cultural Center and enjoy a short 30-minute introduction to the city before crossing Lake Lugano by boat. Upon arrival at a local restaurant, enjoy an aperitif before taking part in a fun Risotto Workshop Experience. Return by boat to your hotel.

Day 2: Locarno / Ascona - Today we take your Ticinese gastronomic experience a step further, with our Lugano food and wine tour. Enjoy a guided tour around the historical city of Lugano, making several stops en route to sample several regional specialties, washed down with a Ticinese Merlot of course.

Day 3: Locarno and Surroundings - Your morning is free to explore other parts of the region with your Ticino Ticket. Connecting travel arrangements to and from Lugano can be tailored to suit your interests. Of course, this is where we can assist you with planning for your next leg of your itinerary.

Combine this segment with pre-stays in Zurich and/or Bellinzona and with post-stays in Como and/or Milan. All are on the North-South route available by train. Keep in mind, we specialize in custom packages, so, any combination of destinations is possible. Also, other hotel categories are available.

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