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View of Gambarogno and Cadenazzo, Ascona during winter

Christmas with an Italian Touch

View of Gambarogno and Cadenazzo, Ascona during winter
Celebrate a Swiss-Italian Christmas in Locarno with excellent food & stunning views of Lake Maggiore during this 6-day packaged tour.
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Explore the Ticino region at leisure. Visit Ascona, Lugano or Bellinzona.

Visit Madonna del Sasso in Orselina

Unwrap the festive delights of Switzerland’s Italian-speaking resort city through this 6-day package in Locarno. Stay in a 4-star hotel overlooking the breathtaking Lake Maggiore and experience upscale services and amenities, including daily breakfast and a sumptuous 4-course dinner every night at its world-class restaurant La Fontana. A day before Christmas Eve, unwind and pamper yourself at the Oasi Spa, swim into a heated pool or perhaps regenerate your body and mind in a classic sauna. Nibble some Christmas biscuits, together with a panettone, an Italian sweet bread loaf, while warming up in an afternoon tea. A very special gala dinner with live music awaits on the eve of the 24th.

Merry Christmas! Attend the holy mass at Madonna del Sasso, a sanctuary and pilgrimage church in Orselina. In the evening, indulge in a Christmas Day feast filled with delicious food and live entertainment. The fun continues the next day with an exciting journey around the beautiful canton of Ticino. Take advantage of your Ticino Ticket, which gives you free access to all local transportation, and explore the region by visiting lovely places offering extraordinary sights and experiences that are worth sharing back home.

This tour is available on 22 December.

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5-night accommodation
Daily breakfast & 4-course dinner at hotel including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day gala dinners
2nd class rail tickets as per itinerary with Swiss Combi Card with half fare discount (upgrade available)
One afternoon tea with panettone and Christmas biscuits
Small Christmas gift
2 tickets per person for the historical funicular to Madonna del Sasso
Voucher for Locarno Casino
Free use of spa area
All tickets as per itinerary
20% discount voucher on massages and treatments at hotel spa
Ticino Ticket for public transport in the region


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Day 1
Zurich – Locarno

Transfer via rail to Locarno. Make your own way to your hotel and check in. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. This evening, enjoy a 4-course dinner.

Day 2

Following breakfast at your hotel enjoy a day at leisure. Take advantage of the 20% discount on massages and other treatments available exclusively with this package.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3

A special Christmas Eve gala dinner awaits in the evening, where a festive 4-course dinner with live music will be enjoyed.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before enjoying today at your leisure. We suggest using your included tickets for the historical funicular to Madonna del Sasso in Orselina, which is one of the most important religious and historical sites in the canton of Ticino. It is recommended to visit this special site to take part in the holy mass (10:00 am Italian/11:00 am). Tonight, enjoy an evening of entertainment as you celebrate Christmas Day.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Enjoy your last full day at leisure. You may decide a to explore the region further by visiting such places as Ascona, Bellinzona or Lugano using your included Ticino ticket.
Day 6

After breakfast, transfer via rail to Zürich airport.

Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
5 nights
from AUD2,376
per person, twin share
22 December 2020
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