If you fancy a slice of “dolce vita”, this trip is for you. Drive to Switzerland`s very own taste of Italy Canton and sample cuisine, architecture, culture and even climate closely resembling Switzerland`s southern neighbour. Ticino is a real mix of past and future, north and south, mountains and plains, city and country, nature and culture – basically it has it all.
Day 1 8am start
Spend 2 days in the Mediterranean heart of Switzerland, where the Italian influence is everywhere to be seen and heard. The drive to Ticino takes you either through the 17km long Gothard Tunnel or over Gothard pass over the Alps with breath-taking views until we reach Lugano where there is a rich choice of things to do and see. Take a trip up the 925m, Monte Bré is considered the sunniest mountain in Switzerland or take a stroll in the lush lakeside gardens or the traffic free streets in the old town. In the evening we set off for Locarno where accommodation awaits.
Day 2 9am start
The next day take a stroll through the town or visit the Sacred Mount Madonna del Sasso in Orselina which is one of the most important religious and historical sites in the canton of Ticino.
We head onto Ascona for a walk along the promenade, then it’s a short drive to the Goldeneye dam and to the rocks and the majestic Ponte dei Salti in Lavertezzo, overlooking the magical jade green waters. If time permits, the last stop is at the regions capital Bellinzona and it`s castles before heading back to Luzern in the early evening.
2 Day tour
1895chf – 1-3 people
2225chf – 4-5 people
Accommodation –Full Board including dinner, bed and breakfast
4* Hotel per person 200chf per night
5* Hotel per person 300chf per night