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Guided City & Surroundings Tours

Explore Lugano city on a tour, through past classic sights, historical spots and bustling neighbourhoods.

With the wide range of fascinating city tours, tourist train tours, guided bike tours, it’s easy to discover Lugano’s fascinating diversity in your way.

To get you started, we have put together a selection of city & surroundings tours in Lugano here!

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Gentilino

Be Free Go Green

“Tailor-made” activities and events, which have an eco-friendly base and enhance the environment and the land by counteracting mass tourism. The project is divided into 5 main themes:

Gentilino

Green Trails Be Free Go Green - City Art: Shunk-Kender

City Art: Shunk-Kender "Art through the eye of the camera (1957-1983)"

Lugano

Lugano - Guided City Walk (Free Tour)

An interesting walk discovering Lugano’s new train station, the recently restored Cathedral and the city seen from above.

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Lugano - Unexpected Classic Tour (Free Tour)

The charming actors will allow you to travel in time and get to know the people and the places that have made the city great.

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Taste my Swiss City Lugano

True food and drink indulgence off the beaten track: discover the taste of Swiss cities by following recommendations from the locals.

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Lugano - Monte Brè

From the heart of the city to the most uncontaminated peak of Lugano. You'll enjoy the splendid view and walk through the tiny village of Brè.

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Architour: Lugano and its architecture

Discover the 20th and 21st century architecture, which characterizes Lugano, embarking on a fascinating trip between our recent past and a present projected into the future.

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Lugano - Monte San Salvatore

The excursion allows you to enjoy this natural landmark from all its points of view.

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Lugano - Gandria

A visit to Lugano may not be defined as such if you don't include Gandria, a romantic and picturesque hamlet.

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Lugano Region - Taste the Hike

Different one-day excursions to discover the region in all its facets, a perfect match between food and wine, culture and nature.

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Autumn Flavours in Lugano - City Tour (Free)

Autumn in the region of Lugano gives magic emotions…

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Christmas is in the air – Lugano City Tour (Free)

A city that transforms itself and provides unforgettable experiences…

Miglieglia

Monte Lema on the way of alpine pastures - 21.06.2020

Cima Pianca - A multilingual tourist guide will accompany as you discover this mountain’s scenic wonders.

Miglieglia

Monte Lema - The Perseid meteor shower/ 08.08.2020

Guided exursion at Monte Lema during the Perseid meteor shower.

Miglieglia

Walking on Monte Lema at daybreak

18.07 / 25.07 / 08.08.2020
Accompanied by expert guides, you’ll be walking on Monte Lema, reaching a strategic vantage point where you can admire the sunrise and maybe watch wild animals.

Miglieglia

Walking on Monte Lema under the moonlight

04.07.2020 / 04.09.2020
Live a thrilling experience when night falls, a highly enjoyable evening on top of Monte Lema organised by Monte Lema SA with the participation of the Le Pleiadi Association.

Miglieglia

Monte Lema on the way of alpine pastures - Alpe Nisciora - 30.08.2020

Alpe Nisciora - A multilingual tourist guide will accompany as you discover this mountain’s scenic wonders.

Lugano

FIT Tour Lugano

A special journey through the most green and evocatives areas of the city.

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Food & Wine Tour Lugano

A guided tour through the historic center of Lugano during which you will make several stops to enjoy various specialties from Ticino and other cantons, including the delicious Merlot.

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Urban Discovery & More

Discover the city strolling around and taste the local bier or a gelato or a local wine at your choice!

Bellinzona

Bellinzona and its castles

Visit to the capital of Ticino, its typical peasant’s market and its castles, included in the list of the World’s Heritage of UNESCO.

Lugano

Seven Wonders - Tasting Experience

A journey of tastes and flavors on the banks of the Ceresio.
Discover meats, fish, cheeses and wines from the region.

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Boat & Choc

Fun workshop where you will become maitre chocolatier!

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Cruise & Cook

During a charming cruise on lake Lugano, you will stop on the opposite shore to enjoy a drink on a terrace with a wonderful view of the city.

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Cruise with visit to the Swiss Custom's Museum

Lake cruise and visit to the particular Swiss Custom’s Museum, full of surprises and curious facts on the activities of customs officers and smugglers.

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Lake cruise with stop in Gandria

Lake Cruise with stop in Gandria. Multilingual guide.

Sessa

Sessa gold mine

A wreath of experience and history.

Levertezzo

Excursion to Valle Verzasca

Discover one of the most beautiful valleys of the southern alps and its unique cristal clear, deepturquoise coloured river.

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Family Tour

A walking tour of Lugano designed specifically to discover the history and secrets of the city while the children have fun along the way with games and activities.

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Foxtrail Lugano

This enthralling game is aimed at couples, families with children aged 8 and above, groups of friends or corporate excursions.

Carona

Guided visit to Carona

A guided visit of 60 minutes around the village of Carona which will make history come alive.

Carona

Guided visit to Parco San Grato

A few steps away from the charming and characteristic village of Carona, you will find the botanical garden Parco San Grato.

Morcote

Guided visit to Parco Scherrer

An extraordinary trip through time and space, where past and present, history and nature co-exist in perfect harmony.

Lugano

Lugano Photo Tour - Also for IPad and IPhone

Have you ever thought of discovering the territory and at the same time to improve your photo skills? Lugano Photo Tour is the opportunity!

Paradiso

Monte San Salvatore - Swissminiatur - Lago di Lugano

A special excursion to learn about the Lake Lugano region.

Lugano

Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana - LAC, temporary exhibitions

Free guided tours to temporary exhibitions.

Montagnola

Guided Walking Tour with audioguide "Following the trail of Hermann Hesse"

A footpath which takes to Hesse’s favourite places, passing by the houses where he lived, and ending to the cemetery where he is buried.

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Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati

The Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati hosts more than 100 contemporary artworks from the collection loaned to the City of Lugano.

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Tourist Train Lugano

A wonderful tour of the city on board of the friendly tourist train, “the red Arrow”, travelling along the lake gulf will allow you to discover the highlights of the city and its surroundings as well as Monte Brè and Monte San Salvatore funiculars.

Lugano

Villa Ciani. A visit in enhanced reality.

An entirely different villa.

Sessa

Guided Tour of Sessa

Every Monday from April to October, free guided excursion of the village Sessa.

Gandria

Public guided tours at the Swiss Customs Museum

During the summer period, on Sundays, the Swiss Customs Museum offers public guided tours.

Miglieglia

Monte Lema Guided Excursions

A packed events programme to promote an exciting area.

Morcote

Guided visit of Morcote

2016 Morcote was voted the loveliest village in Switzerland!

Lugano

Guide della Svizzera italiana

GuideSI is an Association of professional guides, fluent in several languages, who specialize in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland.

Lugano

Educational excursions to discover Lugano

The educational tours, created for schools, offer the opportunity to see the main and most interesting places of the city.

Gandria

Guided Walks to Gandria

Guided Walks to Gandria village and ancient Gandria promoted by "La Bottega di Gandria".

Lugano

Family move and cook

A dynamic, healthy and fun way to visit the city combining the pleasure of walking with physical exercise and culinary art.

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Family and cooking tour

A tasty Ticino travel experience! Together with your local guide you will live unforgettable moments for the whole family!

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Walking tour and fit cooking workshop

A dynamic, healthy and fun way to visit the city, combining the pleasure of walking with physical exercise and culinary art.

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Guided tours to discover the LAC Cultural Centre

Accompanied by a guide, you have the opportunity to discover LAC the cultural centre through a route that winds through the present and the past.

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3D Virtual Tour

Wearing special glasses and following a guided path of augmented reality, you will have the opportunity to live a unique experience finding yourself catapulted into the history of Lugano.

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Highlights and beer experience - Sights and Suds

A fun and easy way for a quick orientation to Lugano center if your time is limited.

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Morcote highlights and local gastronomy

A picturesque point of land with lakeside romance, history and local gastronomy.

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Discovering treasures in the Lugano area

Discover the surroundings of Lugano and its hidden treasures, you will have the opportunity to not only admire beautiful views but above all to get to know the local people, producers of our excellent wines and delicious cheeses, the local handicrafts from ceramics, to the violins handmade by the master luthier up to our impressive alpine horn.