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Ticino Gastronomy Explorer

Ticino Gastronomy Explorer

5 nights from
AU$1,630 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Guided
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Switzerland
  • Travel From
    01 Apr 2019
  • Travel Until
    31 Oct 2019
5 nights from
AU$1,630 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Guided
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Switzerland
  • Travel From
    01 Apr 2019
  • Travel Until
    31 Oct 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Choice of accommodation in a 3 or 4-star hotelActivityActivity Gourmet experience at the famous Grotto America CruiseCruise Cook and cruise excursion in Lake LuganoTourTour Excursion to Locarno, including a cable car ride to to Cardada Cimetta

Summary

La Dolce Vita drenched in sumptuous Swiss flair - Ticino combines the best of Italy and Switzerland in its stretch of sub-tropical parks and gardens lying against a backdrop snow-capped mountain peaks. Glowing camellias, breezy palm trees, scenic piazzas, tropical lanes and alleyways - Ticino becomes the place to be when your desire for the sunny southern vibe suddenly kicks in.  You'll surely love the view from the lush Cardada Cimetta, the Mediterranean soul of the Swiss but you'll find the gourmet experience at Grotto America no less spectacular. The posh eateries in Ascona are simply irresistible but many travellers swear by a certain variant of Italian style gelati. Turn up your Ticino experience with a fabulous Risotto Workshop in Lugano and a visit to the Verzasca Valley, the pulsing green heart of Italian-inspired Ticino.

INCLUSIONS

  • Rail tickets in 2nd or 1st class for rail travel as per itinerary (Swiss Transfer Card incl. half fare discount)
  • 5-night accommodation in selected hotel category, standard rooms
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Cook and Cruise excursion in with English speaking guide
  • Lake cruise on Lake Lugano
  • Excursion to Cardada Cimetta
  • Gourmet gastronomy experience at Grotto America
  • Local taxes
  • Detailed itinerary and travel documentation

Optional Extras

  • Monte Bre Excursion
  • Monte San Salvatore Excursion
  • Swiss Miniature

EXCLUSIONS

  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary or list of inclusions.
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

ITINERARY

Day 1, Arrival in Switzerland – Evening Cook & Cruise

Rail transfer from the airport to the Lugano. Check into your hotel.

Meet your local guide and enjoy a short 30-minute introduction to the city before crossing Lake Lugano by boat. Upon arrival at the local restaurant, enjoy an aperitif before taking part in a fabulous Risotto Workshop Experience. Enjoy the panoramic views of Lugano.

Overnight at your hotel in Lugano.

Day 2, Lugano – Lake Cruise

Breakfast at your hotel.

Today you'll go on a magic tour on the lake with different stops from the romantic village Gandria, Cantine di Gandria with the Museo delle Dogane to Melide, where it is possible to visit the Swissminiature, the well-known park of 1:25 scale miniatures of Switzerland or to walk along the lake to Bissonne to Morcote, the peaceful village on the lakeshore, once entirely devoted to fishing and in recent years has been the winner of ‘the most beautiful village in Switzlerland.

Overnight at your hotel in Lugano.

Day 3, Locarno – Cardada Cimetta

Breakfast at your hotel.

Using your included Ticino Ticket transfer to Locarno and check in to your hotel.

Locarno is a charming city located on Lake Maggiore. Explore the old town by starting in the Piazza Grande, Locarno’s pulsating heart, home to most of the cultural and recreational activities in the region. The old part of town, known as Citta Vecchia, is full of interesting surprises, do not miss the palaces, churches, the Visconti Castle and the narrow alleys in which you feel peace and tranquillity.

Later head towards the hills where your eyes will meet the Sacred Mount of the Madonna del Sasso, perched on a spur this offers a picture perfect photo opportunity. From there take the cable-car to Cardada Cimetta – a mountain awaiting to be discovered. Visit the panoramic viewpoint right above Locarno where you can see the lowest and highest point of Switzerland.

In the evening enjoy a gourmet experience at the famed Grotto America – it’s sure to delight the taste buds!

Overnight at your hotel in Locarno.

Day 4, Locarno – Day trip to Ascona

Breakfast at your hotel.

Using your included Ticino Ticket take a short transfer for a day out the beautiful lakeside town of Ascona, known as the pearl of Lake Maggiore. Today it is an welcoming destination filled with art and culture. Stroll along the lakeside and soak up the atmosphere of this exclusive resort.

Day 5, Locarno – Verzasca Valley

Breakfast at your hotel.

Today venture to the green heart of Ticino. The Verzasca Valley is an idyllic place surrounded by green landscapes that strongly reflects the past of the alpine region to the south of the Gotthard. One of the most spectacular settings in the valley is the Ponte dei salti, a romantic bridge. Or take a panoramic trip through nostalgia and romanticism on a two-hour journey from Locarno to Domodossola with the Centovalli Railway.

Overnight at your hotel Locarno.

Day 6, Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Continuation of tour or transfer to the airport.

Important Notes

  • Extension nights available
  • Combinable with other arrangements (pre-/post extensions)
  • Lugano Cook and Cruise: 
    Only available for 2 or more passengers. If booking is for single occupancy an alternative solution is offered. Please contact tour operations at the time of quoting for alternative suggestions.
  • Accommodation:
    Deluxe (5 Star) hotel - on request.
    MW supplement applicable Mon-Thu.
    Extra night, child rate and triple room on request. Children under 6 years travel free when sharing room with their parents (no extra bedding).
    All prices are subject to availability. 
    If the selected hotel is not available, an alternative accommodation is offered. 
    Supplements or reductions may apply. Prices for families are available on request. 
  • Rail Transport:
    Children under 16 years travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent. Please request a "Family Card" at time of booking.

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Switzerland Travel Connection offers you a wide-range of comfortable accommodation across the different cities and towns of Switzerland. From standard 3-star to luxury 5-star hotels, we've got your Swiss accommodation covered. We offer small to medium sized, sometimes family-run, often centrally located and close to train stations. They are chosen for their charm and style, Swiss hospitality and the relationship built with them over time. Choose from our handpicked accommodation Basel, Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Lugano, Montreux and Zurich.

 
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