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The iron gate to Lake Lugano at Parco Ciani

Gardens of Ticino and Graubunden

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The iron gate to Lake Lugano at Parco Ciani
Visit the botanical garden of Alpinum Schatzalp in Davos and travel to the beautiful Parco Ciani in Lugano via the magnificent Bernina Express.
Switzerland
Nature
Rail
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

Enjoy a scenic rail jouney on board Bernina Express

Admire different flowers and plant species as you visit the gardens of  Alpinum Schatzalp & Parco Ciani

Admire two of the most beautiful Swiss parks with this 6-day experience package. Teeming with over 3,500 plant species, the botanical garden of Alpinum Schatzalp is a must-visit attraction in Davos. After taking pleasure of the garden’s alpine plant collections, such as edelweiss, gentian and bluebells, hop on board the Bernina Express train for a panoramic journey to the Swiss-Mediterranean city of Lugano. Visit Parco Ciani for a relaxing stroll in the shade of century-old trees and enjoy picture-postcard lakefront views, as well sights of vivid flower beds winding through well-kept English-style lawns.

This tour departs daily from Zürich and ends in Lugano.

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Included

5-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel
Daily breakfast
2nd class rail tickets as per itinerary, Swiss Combi Card with half fare discount included (Upgrade available)
Davos Klosters Card - free cable car access
Seat reservations on the Bernina Express
Ticino Card - regional transport
Visit to Alpinum Schatzalp

Itinerary

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Day 1
Zürich - Davos

Arrive in Switzerland and transfer by rail to Davos and check in at the Schatzalp. Remainder of the day spent at your leisure.

Day 2
Davos

Enjoy a visit to the Schatzalp Alpine Botanical Garden. The botanical garden Alpinum Schatzalp has over 5000 plant species from mountain regions all over the world. 

Breakfast
Day 3
Davos – Lugano (Bernina Express)

Today, journey on board the scenic Bernina Express train and bus all the way to Lugano. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. 

Breakfast
Day 4
Lugano

Visit the beautiful Parco Ciani, a 63,000-hectare park located on the shores of Lake Lugano. Here, you can recover from the hustle and bustle of the city as you walk along paths lined by centuries-old trees. 

Breakfast
Day 5
Lugano

Today, explore Lugano and the surrounding area at your leisure. 

Breakfast
Day 6
Lugano

Your tour concludes after breakfast. 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
Currency
SWISS FRANC
5 nights
from AUD1,265
per person, twin share
Zürich (Daily)
mid-June to mid-October 2020

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