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A pretty park filled with trees and flowers on the shore of Lake Lugano

Essential Lugano Taster

A pretty park filled with trees and flowers on the shore of Lake Lugano
Discover the essential highlights of Lugano, the largest town in Ticino known for colourful parks with access to the beautiful Lake Lugano.
Independent tours


Entrance to Swiss Miniatur, an attraction  featuring miniaturised versions of Swiss landmarks

Enjoy a relaxing  cruise from Lugano to Gandria

Ticino Discovery Card included!

Explore Lugano, a beautiful city on the shore of Lake Lugano  surrounded by mountains

Journey to the Italian-speaking region of Ticino to explore its many wonders, including the amazing city of Lugano. Use your Ticino Ticket to travel throughout the region via funicular, cable car or boat. You may also use it to gain free access or discount to museums and tourist attractions. Visit the Swissminiatur in Melide to see Switzerland on a smaller scale. The miniature park features detailed models of houses, castles and monuments, as well as rack-railways, cable cars and ships. Spend some of your free time dining at restaurants to taste local dishes. Enjoy a relaxing stroll at the park, admiring flowers and views of surrounding mountains and the spectacular Lake Lugano.

This tour departs daily from Zürich and ends in Lugano.

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2-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel
Daily breakfast
Lake cruise from Lugano to Gandria
Entrance to Swiss Miniatur
Ticino Discovery Card: Unlimited 2nd class travel on the Ticino transport network for 72 hours


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Day 1
Zürich - Lugano

Upon arrival, transfer via rail from Zürich Airport to Lugano and make your way to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2

Your Ticino Ticket gives you access not only to unlimited travel throughout the Ticino transport network including funicular railway, cable car and boat, but also free entry into some of Ticino’s top attractions. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Swissminiatur in Melide. This is Switzerland in miniature. There are 128 models of houses, castles and monuments, as well as famous mountains and railways. 

Day 3

Following breakfast at your hotel, your journey will end. 


Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
2 nights
from AUD884
per person, twin share
Zürich (Daily)
01 April - 31 October 2020
Switzerland Brochure

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