Tour Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
Depending on the departing location

Scenic Train to Lugano’s Old Town and Lake Cruise Tour

Begin an unforgettable Alpine adventure to the historic city of Lugano, where Italian and Swiss culture melodiously combine to form a unique blend of captivating landscapes and fascinating heritage.

Hop aboard a cozy train ride and flow through phenomenal untouched Swiss backdrops, where views of majestic mountains and idyllic valleys can be admired. Enrich in local history as your friendly tour guide delves into the past events that shaped Lugano’s medieval Old Town. Enjoy a tranquil lunch in the heart of Lugano’s historic city and soak up the region’s enchanting atmosphere before setting off on a scenic cruise along the picturesque glacier waters of Lake Lugano, where you’ll see spectacular sites, including Monte Brè, Monte San Salvatore, Monte Generoso, and Monte San Giorgio — a famous World Heritage Site.

As you glide across the cobalt-blue waters of the lake, the tour guide will deliver a timeline of historical happenings that transformed Lugano over the centuries, including the establishment of the Italian-Swiss border and significant conflicts during the Middle Ages.

Private Tours departing from different locations:

What’s Included in your Scenic Train to Lugano's Old Town and Lake Cruise Tour:

  • Private local guide
  • Standard Rail Pass (1st Class Upgrade Available Upon Request)
  • Lake of Lugano Cruise Pass
  • Meet and Greet at your Hotel or Residence

Key points of your Scenic Train to Lugano's Old Town and Lake Cruise Tour Info:

  • Journey through the Gotthard Tunnel, the longest rail tunnel in the world
  • Explore the town of Lugano
  • Cruise on the Lake of Lugano
  • Discover the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland via the Swiss Alps

Local Tour Guide:

  • English
  • French

Needing more information:

Email: booking@tourismusgroup.com
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Scenic Train to Lugano's Old Town and Lake Cruise Tour Info

Setting off on a scenic train ride to Lugano, an array of unspoiled natural Swiss valleys and majestic mountain massifs can be appreciated. There will be a fascinating exploration of the Gotthard Pass (also known as ‘King of Mountain Passes’), the world’s longest rail tunnel, where your friendly tour guide will share riveting insights into the site’s historical significance. Views of the striking indigo-blue waters and surrounding mountainous scenery of Lake Lucerne will be visible throughout this delightful voyage, accompanied by interesting facts about the destination’s historical background courtesy of our tour guide. As the journey proceeds, the guide will deliver an overview of the three traffic tunnels at Gotthard, including the Gotthard Rail Tunnel, the Gotthard Road Tunnel, and the Gotthard Base Tunnel — which happens to be the longest and deepest traffic tunnel in the world!

Arriving at the majestic lakeside city of Lugano in the Italian-speaking region of Ticino, the tour guide will lead you into the medieval Old Town, where a rich tapestry of history lies. Upon traversing through the ancient cobbled streets, the tour guide will unveil the Old Town’s cultural legacy, highlighting significant moments that shaped the area over the centuries. There will be an opportunity to encounter a variety of spectacular Gothic and Renaissance architecture, including the opulent Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, which dates back to the High Middle Ages. Time will be allocated for a restful lunch break, where enchanting views of the surrounding Swiss landscapes can be taken in.

The tour will continue with a soothing cruise along the cobalt-blue lake of Lugano. While gliding through the pristine glacier waters, you’ll be fully immersed in Lugano’s unparalleled beauty, where rolling valleys and snow-capped mountains harmoniously combine to create a breathtaking Swiss backdrop. Several magnificent mountains can be observed during the cruise ride, including Monte Brè, Monte San Salvatore, and Monte Generoso. Monte San Giorgio, a famous World Heritage Site, and Cinque Vette Park will also be visible. As the cruise continues across Lake Lugano, your guide will shed light on the region’s historical heritage, including the establishment of the Italian-Swiss border, monumental conflicts during the Middle Ages between Como and Milan, and the construction of the Meide Causeway in 1848.

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RATES AND PRICES

All rates and prices quoted are subject to availability. Prices will not change even if the full payment is not received and voucher(s) are not issued. Prices that are quoted include all local taxes unless we advise otherwise.

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit amount will be processed
  • 30 days before the departure, 50% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 7 days before the departure, the remaining amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation & Refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

 Packaged Multi-Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit of 10% will be processed
  • 180 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 120 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 60 days before the departure the remaining 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation and refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

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Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

Please present your voucher 10 minutes before departure to the driver or guide at the departure point of your tour. The location of the departure point can be found in the tour description and is stated on your booking confirmation. We can not be held responsible for clients being late for their tours.

Packaged Multi-Day Trips

Your Trip Manager will always have your details; please present your Passport when identifying yourself at the hotel. The location of the departure point can be found in the tour description and is stated on your booking confirmation. We can not be held responsible for clients being late for their tours.

Transportation Services

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • Cancellation, more than 2 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 1 day before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 1 day before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Packaged Multi-Day Trips

  • Cancellation, up to 30 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 14 days before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 7 days before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Transportation Services

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  • Cancellation up to and less than 1 day before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

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