Lugano: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Your expert local city guide will show you the city’s best parts, including many hidden secrets you can’t find easily on your own. On this walking tour will be able to see a lot of sightseeing points within a short timeframe. Apart from explaining the sightseeing points your guide can provide insight into the history and culture of the city and the country in general. The focus of this tour is to see the city like a local. However, this private tour can be customised according to your wishes. Sightseeing points to visit can be agreed upon in advance or discussed when meeting up.

• Explore plenty of hidden secrets and feel like a local
• See the main sightseeing places such as the old town and Lake Lugano
• Explore hidden secrets such as San Grato Park

Standard sightseeing places we can easily visit during the tour are:
• Centro Storico: The old town of Lugano is filled with historical streets and beautiful buildings.
• Via Nassa: This historical street is filled with shops for jewellery, souvenirs, clothing, books, antiques and more.
• Cattedrale San Lorenzo: The architectural design of this cathedral is quite phenomenal with its Renaissance façade that will make you feel like you travelled back in time.
• Parco Civico: This park represents the city’s lungs with the many trees and greenery. It is filled with statues, fountains and flowers.
• Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana: Here you can find the best art collections of Lugano from the 15th to the 20th century.
• Monte San Salvatore: Mountain with stunning panoramic views. If you are into hiking, there are various trails to follow.
• Monte Brè: Known as one of the sunniest mountains in Switzerland. You can hike or use the funicular railway to get to the top.
• Swissminiatur: It is a theme park that is home to highly detailed models of Switzerland’s various houses, castles and monuments.
• Hesse Museum: Home to former German author Herman Hesse which was later converted to a museum. Here you can find the author’s typewriter, paintings, books and photographs.

Some examples of hidden secrets we can visit:
• Parco San Grato: If you are a lover of plants and botanical gardens, you will surely adore this place. This park features five different themed trails.
• Parco delle Gole della Breggia: Park with unusual geological formations, special plants and animals, some of which are endangered. It also offers rich history.
• Parco Scherrer: Known as the garden of wonders. It is an excellent viewpoint onto the Italian side of Lake Lugano.
• Gandria: A fishing village with calm and serene environment. One of the main tourist attractions is the Swiss Customs and Smuggler Museum.
• Olive Tree Trail: This trail is filled with remains of ancient olive trees and newly planted ones.
• The Alprose Chocolate Museum: This museum offers you a history of chocolate from past to present.

Please note that it is not guaranteed to visit all the sightseeing places listed here. How many places you can visit depends on the length of the tour booked and how much time you spend at each place. After booking you can discuss the detailed itinerary with your guide.

GROUP SIZE: A group size of 1-10 people is ideal for this tour. The tour can also be organized for bigger groups with small changes made to the itinerary.

  • Local tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Ticket for public transport (not necessary as it is a walking tour)
  • Tickets for attractions with entry fee such as museums
  • Tips

BOOKABLE LANGUAGES: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese

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Gavino Strebel (Tour Leader)
Landline: +41 62 897 39 60
Mobile: +41 79 782 20 68
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Languages spoken: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish