Spend a day in Switzerland's Italian part, the Ticino area. Travel through he 57km long Gotthard base tunnel to Lugano by train and have a look at the city, placed in between the surrounding mountains and on the lake Lugano. Enjoy the "riviera-feeling" in Lugano before you will climb uphill by cable car to Mount San Salvatore. Have a look to Lugano, to the lake and towards Italy from 912m above sea level. The tour will take you for one day to a part of Switzerland, which is close to the Italian lifestyle.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Lugano, Lugano, Canton of Ticino, Swiss AlpsYour tourguide will await you in the lobby of your hotel. Together you will make your way - just you and your tourguide - to the train station in Luzern. An intercity train will take you within two hours from Zürich to south Switzerland. You will travel along the lake Lucerne until the train enters the 57km long Gotthard base tunnel. During 20 minutes you cross the alps on a speed of 200km/h. You will pass Bellinzona and after another scenic part of the train travel, you finally arrive in Lugano. Your tourguide will lead you down to the city center by local cable car. You will discover the lovely streets in the old town, renovated buildings from th 18th century and brandnew branch stores. Enclosed to the tiny streets, the lake Lugano an it's promenade is just footsteps away. You will have time for a drink or lunch, sitting outside on a restaurant and enjoy the mediterranian feeling of this city. Your tourguide will lead you by local bus to Paradiso, where you will board the cable car for mount San Salvatore. The peak is on 912m above sea level and will give you stunning views from above. North you will see the alps, probably covered with snow, if you'll look South, you see the Lombardia area of Italy. Take your time up on top, before you will start your return travel. On the same route back, your tourguide will travel with you on the intercity train back to Luzern, where the tour will end. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Monte San Salvatore, Lugano, Canton of Ticino, Swiss Alpstop view from Monte San SalvatoreDuration: 1 hour