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 Ticio villages.
If you enjoy guided tours, we will be happy to propose our favorite outings organized by Lugano Region, with soething for everyone:
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.
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.
Autumn Flavours in Lugano - Lugano
Every Saturday, from 3th to 24th November 2018
Autumn in the region of Lugano gives magic emotions… Glowing “palazzi”, the flavours of the local cuisine and sunny days that can warm up one’s face and heart. Lugano Region wishes guests that are Lugano to spend unforgettable moments by offering guided excursions in the city center. These will let them discover the most hidden corners and enjoy a small tasting experience of local products.
3th November 2018 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
10th November 2018 from 4pm to 6pm
17th November 2018 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
24th November 2018 from 4pm to 6pm
Christmas is in the air - Lugano
Every Saturday, from 1st to 22nd December 2018
A city that transforms itself and provides unforgettable experiences… A Christmas market, the scent of cinnamon, the majestic Christmas tree in Piazza Riforma and the holiday lights making everything magic. Lugano Region would like visitors to enjoy special times during their stay in Lugano: our guided excursions through the City will let everyone discover its secret corners and enjoy a small Christmas food tasting.
1st December 2018 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
8th December 2018 from 4pm to 6pm
15th December 2018 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
22nd December 2018 from 4pm to 6pm
FoxTrail - Lugano
Open all year and all days from 8am to 5pm
Adults CHF 31.-- / Young (4-16 years old) CHF 16.-- / Kids (0-4 years old) Free / Families CHF 79.--
Not only tourists come along to this beautiful gateway to the south, but even the fox is very active here. The pursuers have to work quite nicely to stay on the foxs’ heels in this bay. Not that he manages to escape across the border to Italy! On Galileo Galilei you search for the mysterious green treasure chest in the centre of Lugano. The trail leads you from the train station directly into the hills of the city. Here you should not let yourself be too distracted by the breath-taking view, as there is still much to do: knights have to be saved, old characters have to be deciphered or trails of blood pursued. Even an exclusive cableway will help you with this! The extraordinary city tour through Lugano ends in the city center and is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.
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.
Tourist Train of Lugano - Lugano
Open all year
From 29th October 2018 to 28th February 2019 everyday every 45' from 10.30 am to 4.30pm, only with good weather.
Adults CHF 9.-- / Kids (<10 anni) CHF 5.--
A wonderful tour of the city on board of one of the friendly tourist trains “The Red Arrow” travelling along the lake gulf, will allow you to discover the beauties of the city, together with its surroundings, including the Monte Brè and the Monte S. Salvatore funiculars. Every 30 minutes; 10 km tour. Trip time: 40 minutes, also giving you the possibility of getting off in the places you most like, and to continue your journey later in the day.