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:

Saturday Wine Cellar Visits

From 7th April to 27th October 2018
From 10am to 12pm
CHF 20.--

Enjoy a great start to the weekend by exploring the cellars of the Lugano region. During visits to the wine cellars you will have the opportunity to regularly meet different producers enjoying the uniqueness of their labels and local products. The experienced staff will accompany you on an unforgettable journey full of emotions and new tastes. The geographic configuration of Ticino and Lugano offers the ideal characteristics to breathe life into excellent wines appreciated all over the world. In the wineglass, Merlot is the symbol of Ticino but thanks to the expert hands of local winemakers, there are other delicious and amazing wines.

8th September 2018 Tenuta San Giorgio, Via al Bosco 39, Cassina d'Agno
13th October 2018 B&B Tamborini Vallombrosa, Via Mött 4, Castelrotto
20th October 2018 Tenuta San Giorgio, Via al Bosco 39, Cassina d'Agno
27th October 2018 Tamborini Vini, Strada Cantonale 18, Lamone

Lugano City of Taste - Lugano

13th and 20th September 2018
From 4pm to 5.15pm
Adults CHF 20.-- / Young (6-16) CHF 10.--

Lugano City of Taste is a tempting occasion to combine the delicacies of the gastronomy manifestation to the historic, architectonic and cultural assets offered by Lugano city. This guided tour is perfect for gourmand: the goal is to lead the participant to discover the most appealing points of interest of the city and then, icing on the cake, to arrive at the Village of Taste. The tour stops the lakefront, the Ciani park, the ancient Nassa and Pessina street, Riforma and Luini square, the enchanting Palace and the recent cultural pole of the LAC. Bon voyage et bon appétit!

Chestnut Day - Arosio, Lugano   

14th October 2018  
From 8.30 am to 5.30pm  
Adults CHF 40.-- / Young CHF 25.--  
Reservation required

A day dedicated to the world of chestnuts. Starting from Lamone train station and with a small bus you reach the Castagno-themed trail along the route from Arosio to Vezio. Subsequently, a food stop is scheduled directly in the chestnut woods with a local producer. On the way there will be the opportunity to collect chestnuts which the participants can take home to delight the whole family. The day continues at Vezio where the Chestnut Festival takes place. A traditional lunch based on local products will be served to the participants who will then have the opportunity to witness the loading of the Gra. In the afternoon the itinerary continues to Vezio. In Vezio, a shuttle bus will bring the participants back to Lamone station.

Walking along the olive trail of Gandria - Gandria

20th October 2018
From 10am to 4pm
CHF 10.--
Reservation required

A romantic and panoramic walk will take you from Lugano to Gandria along the Olive Trail, where you will have the chance to experience the olive harvest. A journey of discovery of this precious Mediterranean fruit. At the end of the trail you will reach Gandria, a charming fishermen village at the foothills of Monte Brè with a wonderful view. A boat will take you back directly to Lugano. Lunch at leisure in one of the local restaurants or enjoy a picnic. 

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.

Unexpected Classic Tour - Lugano

Every Monday, from 2nd April to 22nd October 2018
From 10am to 12pm
Free Tour

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.

Romantic Walk Through Traditions - Gandria

Every Tuesday, from 26th June to 16th October 2018
From 10am to 2.30pm
Adults CHF 10.-- / Young (6-16) CHF 5.--
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.

Monte San Salvatore - Lugano

Every Wednesday, from 13th June to 24th October 2018
From 10am to 1pm
Adults CHF 10.-- / Young (6-16) CHF 5.--
Reservation required

The excursion allows you to enjoy this natural landmark from all its points of view. 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.

Through the eyes of an architect - Lugano

Every Thursday, from 26th April to 18th October 2018
From 10am to 12pm
Free Tour

Discover the 20th and 21st century architecture, which characterizes Lugano, embarking on a fascinating trip between our recent past and a present projected into the future. From Chiattone to Vacchini, from Tami to Botta, to the local university (USI) Campus, our tour will show you a new Lugano: you’ll be able to admire it from a different perspective.

Monte Brè - Lugano

Every Friday, from 11st June to 29th October 2018
From 12.50pm to 5.30pm
Adults CHF 10.-- / Young (6-16) CHF 5.--
Reservation required

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.

Guided City Walk - Lugano

Every Saturday, from 7th April to 27th October 2018
From 10am to 12pm
Free Tour

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.

Autumn Flavours in Lugano - Lugano

Every Saturday, from 3th to 24th November 2018
Free tour
Reservation required

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