Lugano and the region as a whole features a rich history and singular charm. Let yourself be transported by breathtaking views and unique emotions. With artistic and cultural programs, gourmet culinary tours, idyllic parks and lakefront promenades, you will not only discover downtown Lugano, but explore typical Ticino villages.

If you enjoy guided tours, we will be happy to propose our favorite outings organized by Lugano Region, with something for everyone:

Lugano - Unexpected Classic Tour (Free Tour)

  • Every Monday, from 22nd April to 28th October 2019
  • From 10am to 12 noon
  • Free Tour
  • Reservation required

The charming actors will allow you to travel in time and get know the people and the places that have made the city great. For those of you who want to discover Lugano’s many, multi-faceted characteristics and some of the city’s most meaningful places, this excursion is the best was to do so.

Lugano - Monte San Salvatore 

  • Every Wednesday, from 12nd June to 23th October 2019
  • From 10 am to 1pm
  • Adults CHF 15.-- / Young (6-16 years old) CHF 10.-- / Kids (0-5 years old) Free
  • 30% Discount with Holiday Card
  • Reservation required

The gulf of Lugano is made special by two mountains that mark its boundaries: Monte Brè and Monte San Salvatore. The latter, whose shape recalls that of the more famous Pão de Açúcar, has conferred the nickname of “Little Rio” to Lugano. After reaching the top with the cable car you will be able to enjoy a truly breath-taking view.

Romantic Walk Through Traditions - Gandria 

  • Every Thursday, from 27th June to 17th October 2019
  • From 10am to 2.30pm
  • Adults CHF 15.-- / Young (6-16 years old) CHF 10.-- / Kids (0-5 years old) Free
  • 30% Discount with Holiday Card
  • Reservation required

A visit to Lugano may not be defined as such if you don't include Gandria, a romantic and picturesque hamlet. In this magic and incredibly charming location, you'll be able to take a dive into the past and discover how the fishermen and the inhabitants of the lake used to live once.

Lugano - Monte Brè 

  • Every Friday, from 17th May to 18th October 2019 
  • From 1.50pm to 6.30pm 
  • Adults CHF 15.-- / Young (6-16 years old) CHF 10.-- / Kids (0-5 years old) Free 
  • 30% Discount with Holiday Card

From the heart of the city to the most uncontaminated peak of Lugano. You'll enjoy the splendid view and walk through the tiny village of Brè.

Lugano - Guided City Walk  (Free Tour)

  • Every Saturday, from 13th April to 26th October 2019  
  • From 10am to 12 noon  
  • Free Tour
  • Reservation required

An interesting walk through the pedestrian streets of the centre, discovering Lugano's new train station, the recently restored Cathedral and the city seen from above. The route will then continue through the historic streets to discover a different Lugano through the eyes of those who live there.

Taste my Swiss city Lugano - Lugano

  • This tour is not guided and instead walked and experienced independently according to the detailed instructions provided on booking.
  • CHF 90.--

True food and drink indulgence off the beaten track: discover the taste of Swiss cities by following recommendations from the locals. This city tour is definitely not in any travel guide (yet). It is a chance to decide for yourself – by choosing the local scene expert to suit your individual taste. Discover their favourite restaurants and be inspired by little delicacies in a rather different way: Bernasconi Gastronomia, Grand Café al Porto, Ristorante La Tinera, Bottegone del vino, Ristorante Soave 10, Vanini 1871.

Guided Walking Tour "Following the Trail of Hermann Hesse" - Lugano 

  • Open all year
  • March - October: open all days from 10.30am to 5.30pm 
  • November - February: Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 5.30pm 
  • Audioguide CHF 5.--
  • Itinerary A (stops 1-11) CHF 140.--
  • Itinerary B (stops 1, 9 - 11) CHF 80.--

A footpath which takes to Hesse’s favourite places, passing by the houses where he lived, and ending to the cemetery where he is buried. Audio guides in German and Italian are available for the walking tour which follows the tracks of Hermann Hesse throughout the landscape of Collina d’Oro. Audio guides also provide information on all the artistic attractions and other tourist spots.