UNIQUE ZURICH TO TICINO PRIVATE TOUR

Visiting Ticino - The Mediterranean soul of Switzerland

  • Private Tour dedicated to your party only
  • Hassle-free journey (start from your hotel lobby)
  • Save time and money - get more for your bucks!
  • Complimentary vacation photography only we provide
  • See lot more than ordinary tours.

What to expect?

The Italian flair of Switzerland. Being here one feels like being in Italy with a touch of Switzerland, having the alps still so close by; Italian style posh villas, the palm trees, clean beaches, crystal clear lake, and the alleyways with Pizza and delicious Italian cuisines, the casinos, ship cruse, paddle boat ride, good wine, all exists to provide you exceptional Mediterranean style holiday, without having to leave Switzerland.

Swiss Private Tour runs 1 or 2 days tour program:

1 day tour of  Ticino: includes sightseeing tour of Lugano, Lucarno, Ascona, 3 most beautiful city and towns in Ticino.

2 days tour of Ticino (with overnight stay in Ticino): Our 2 days tour includes tour of Lugano, Lucarno, Ascona, all 3 cities and towns in Ticino in day one. Day 2 visit to the beautiful Verzasca valley region, Verzascatal and  Verzasca Dam, the most renowned for James bond 007 Skyfall), visit to Switzerland’s largest shopping outlet in Fox town or places of choice in Ticino.

NOTE: Although, the programs are well detailed in the sections below, boundless hidden gems and surprises which you will actually experience during the tour remains undisclosed.

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  • 1 DAY - PROGRAM DETAL

    Overview ( 1 day program)

    Ticino, a vacation resort of the Upper class Europeans has a lot to offer to visitors from all over the world. Bordered with Italy, it’s a perfect holiday place to enjoy with your family. There’s so much to see and do here, it makes it almost impossible to enjoy all the top sightseeing places in a single day trip from Zurich, without a a chauffeur and a local private guide. This 1 Day tour of Ticino from Zurich is carefully carved out to show you all the highlights and major attractions, including places in 3 major cities – Lugano, Locarno and Ascona which are must see places in Ticino!


    Tour highlights

    Our private sightseeing tour will cover everything there’s to see and do in Ticino, in a single day trip from Zurich including:

    • Enjoy all major attractions and activities in Lugano, the largest city of Ticino
    • Visit the most cutest Italian town of Ascona
    • Visit the major attractions in beautiful Locarno
    • Enjoy multiple activities
    • Enjoy the most relaxing lunch and dinner with your family at best Italian cuisine
    • Have the best family time in a private boat cruise (available for family rental)

    Zurich to the Italian speaking Ticino

    Your spectacular journey will begin from your hotel in Zurich at 08:30 AM. Following couple of small stops for quick photo shoots and a short coffee break, our journey will pass Europe’s largest car tunnel and once out of the tunnel, the landscape begins to look very much like being in Italy with the Swiss alps.

     


     

    Visiting Lugano

    Located in the Lake shore of Lugano, Lugano is not only the most 3rd most important financial center but also the largest city in the southern Switzerland’s Italian speaking part and Mediterranean style holiday resort of Ticino. Swiss-Mediterranean mix of cultures is closely related to that of Italy’s northern Lombardy region. This mix is reflected in its architecture and cuisine, parks and palm-trees, villas and casinos, flowers and parks along the blue water Lake Lugano, surrounded by mountains all over. This is a luxury resort of the wealthy and fun for every type of visitors.

    Upon arrival in Lugano in the late morning, you will first visit the medieval town square of Piazza della Riforma. It’s considered the city’s elegant “living room” surrounded by old buildings including the Neoclassic Palazzo Civico (Town Hall) and inviting places to take a break. Meeting point for Lugano residents (the luganesi), it hosts big events like the Estival Jazz and is the ideal starting point to visit the city. Following the stroll at the Piazza della Riforma it will be a perfect place to relax and enjoy a lunch in an authentic Italian cuisine.

    After your relaxing lunch, join your guide for an easy and relaxing tour of Lugano, covering all the major attractions. Among most popular activities, renting a family boat for a short cruise at the Lake Lugano, or visit to San Salvatore for an out of this world panoramic view, or relaxing at the Lido beech where locals enjoy the bathing holiday, are very popular choices.


    Visiting Ascona

    Following your fun visit of Lugano, we shall then start our journey to Ascona. The Lake side paradise that’s rich in art and history and situated at the north shore of Lake Maggiore, Ascona is painter’s heaven while a must visit place when in Ticino, due to its stunning beauty and the Lake shore strolling area, covered with boutiques, cafes and restaurants. This will be perfect place for a short coffee break and stroll around this little town and capture some beautiful family portraits. After spending some time with your family at this immaculately beautiful town of Ascona it will be time to visit its neighbor town of Locarno.


    Visiting Locarno

    Located on Lake Maggiore (Switzerland side) Locarno has a beautiful promenade with lovely views of the Alps and the lake; strolling along the promenade is one of the best things to do with your family in Locarno but this can be done before or after enjoying a relaxing dinner with your family. Locarno is a city for those who knows how to enjoy themselves. People meet up on the Piazza Grande, especially at open-air concerts or during the famous International Film Festival in August, when thousands of visitors come to the square. The Piazza Grande, the heart of the city, is framed by houses with elegant facades, leafy walkways and pavement cafés.

    Locarno offers more than the Piazza Grande; from Locarno there are number of excursions available to visit to some of the most beautiful nature places of Europe, Verzascatal, Verzasca-valley with cool Blue and Turquoise water, Verzasca Dam, Carcada, Madonna del Sasso, just to name a few, mentioned in National geography or seen in the James bond movies. To explore the natural beauty and surrounding gorgeous sites around Locarno however, requires more than a day trip from Zurich and 2 days  trip is recommended with overnight a overnight stay in Ticino.


    1 Day tour duration

    The tour is scheduled to start from the door-step of your hotel in Zurich at 08:30 AM and expected to end at around 7:30 PM. The tour duration is approximately 15 hours (Includes 3 hours breaks – coffee, lunch and dinner)

  • 2 DAYS - PROGRAM DETAL

    Overview ( 2 days program)

    Ticino, a vacation resort of the Upper class Europeans has a lot to offer to visitors from all over the world. Bordered with Italy, it’s a perfect holiday place to enjoy with your family. There’s so much to see and do here, it makes it almost impossible to enjoy all the top sightseeing places in a single day trip from Zurich, without a a chauffeur and a local private guide. This 2 days program of Ticino is an extended version from our 1 day tour program of Ticino. It covers all of the sightseeing from 1 day program and includes additional sightseeing to cover greater area of Ticino and beyond.


    Tour highlights

    Our private sightseeing tour will cover everything there’s to see and do in Ticino including:

    • Enjoy all major attractions and activities in Lugano, the largest city of Ticino
    • Visit Ascona
    • Visit  Locarno
    • Visit the beautiful Veryasca Valley or alternative places

    Zurich to the Italian speaking Ticino

    Your spectacular journey will begin from your hotel in Zurich at 08:30 AM. Following couple of small stops for quick photo shoots and a short coffee break, our journey will pass Europe’s largest car tunnel and once out of the tunnel, the landscape begins to look very much like being in Italy with the Swiss alps.

     

     


    Visiting Lugano

    Located in the Lake shore of Lugano, Lugano is not only the most 3rd most important financial center but also the largest city in the southern Switzerland’s Italian speaking part and Mediterranean style holiday resort of Ticino. Swiss-Mediterranean mix of cultures is closely related to that of Italy’s northern Lombardy region. This mix is reflected in its architecture and cuisine, parks and palm-trees, villas and casinos, flowers and parks along the blue water Lake Lugano, surrounded by mountains all over. This is a luxury resort of the wealthy and fun for every type of visitors.

    Upon arrival in Lugano in the late morning, you will first visit the medieval town square of Piazza della Riforma. It’s considered the city’s elegant “living room” surrounded by old buildings including the Neoclassic Palazzo Civico (Town Hall) and inviting places to take a break. Meeting point for Lugano residents (the luganesi), it hosts big events like the Estival Jazz and is the ideal starting point to visit the city. Following the stroll at the Piazza della Riforma it will be a perfect place to relax and enjoy a lunch in an authentic Italian cuisine.

    After your relaxing lunch, join your guide for an easy and relaxing tour of Lugano, covering all the major attractions. Among most popular activities, renting a family boat for a short cruise at the Lake Lugano, or visit to San Salvatore for an out of this world panoramic view, or relaxing at the Lido beech where locals enjoy the bathing holiday, are very popular choices.


    Visiting Ascona

    Following your fun visit of Lugano, we shall then start our journey to Ascona. The Lake side paradise that’s rich in art and history and situated at the north shore of Lake Maggiore, Ascona is painter’s heaven while a must visit place when in Ticino, due to its stunning beauty and the Lake shore strolling area, covered with boutiques, cafes and restaurants. This will be perfect place for a short coffee break and stroll around this little town and capture some beautiful family portraits. After spending some time with your family at this immaculately beautiful town of Ascona it will be time to visit its neighbor town of Locarno.


    Visiting Locarno

    Located on Lake Maggiore (Switzerland side) Locarno has a beautiful promenade with lovely views of the Alps and the lake; strolling along the promenade is one of the best things to do with your family in Locarno but this can be done before or after enjoying a relaxing dinner with your family. Locarno is a city for those who knows how to enjoy themselves. People meet up on the Piazza Grande, especially at open-air concerts or during the famous International Film Festival in August, when thousands of visitors come to the square. The Piazza Grande, the heart of the city, is framed by houses with elegant facades, leafy walkways and pavement cafés.

    Locarno offers more than the Piazza Grande; from Locarno there are number of excursions available to visit to some of the most beautiful nature places of Europe, Verzascatal, Verzasca-valley with cool Blue and Turquoise water, Verzasca Dam, Carcada, Madonna del Sasso, just to name a few, mentioned in National geography or seen in the James bond movies.


    Day 2 Program

     

    Visiting the Verzasca Valley

    The most wonderfully beautiful valleys in the entire Ticino, the Verzasca valley is probably the most fascinating place to visit both, for romantics and adventurers. Its magical jade half Torques and half blue color waters flow peacefully over the polished rocks.

     

     

     


    Amazing panoramic view points

    The big advantage of being on a private tour is that you reach places for outstanding panoramic view points, overlooking the landscape between Switzerland and Italy. Situated on the summit of a rock face above Locarno and reached by permissible tour vehicles, these places offer a breath-taking experience for visitors. You -d stand in the place where the Virgin Mary supposedly appeared in a vision to the monk Bartolomeo d’Ivrea (1480) and a church was built in 1487. There are number of summit which provides spectacular experience of being in Ticino. Your tour guide will provide the best recommendation based on weather condition and other factors.


    James bond – Skyfall jumping point

    The Verzasca dam on the Lago di Vogorno at the entrance to the valley is where James Bond once jumped 220m attached to no more than a rubber rope. For once, copying can be recommended! The “007 Bungee Jump”- lasts exactly 71/2 seconds. For those, who are not too adventures will still get the thrilling experience, just being at the location.

     


    Other Alternatives

    Other alternatives on day 2 could possibly include

    • Visit to Swissminiatur, specially if you are with kids. Swissminiatur, as the name says, is Switzerland in a smaller scale.
    • Visit Switzerland’s largest and only brand factory outlet outside of Lugano
    • Ship cruise at Lake Maggiore or Lake Lugano
    • Hike and picnic at some of the absolutely stunning hidden gems and natural reserves, normal tours cannot go.

     

    Tour duration ( Day 2)

    The entire day of tour on day 2 is estimated to be around 12.5 hours but includes plenty of relaxing time and fun family moments over lunch and dinner. We expect to return to Zurich around 7:30 PM.


    Your bucket list

    Your personalized and customize tour plan will include additional details based on your bucket lists and things you and your family would love to see and do in Ticino.

  • Customize This Tour

Unique Zurich - Ticino Tour

  • Hotel Pick-up
  • On-board refreshments
  • Free WiFi

Tour highlights

Uniquely carved out private tour of Ticino, Lugano, Locarno, Ascona and surrounding landscape.

1 day tour of  Ticino: includes sightseeing tour of Lugano, Lucarno, Ascona, 3 most beautiful city and towns in Ticino.

2 days tour of Ticino (overnight stay in Lugano): Our 2 days tour includes tour of Lugano, Lucarno, Ascona, all 3 cities and towns in Ticino in day one. Day 2 visit to the beautiful Verzasca valley region, Verzascatal and  Verzasca Dam, the most renowned for James bond 007 Skyfall), visit to Switzerland’s largest shopping outlet in Fox town or places of choice in Ticino.

Duration: Full-day or 2 days tour


Start time:  See program detail or pre-arranged with your guide


Maximum Guests: 6  people (For large group, please contact us)


Tour Price:

1 Day tour price – CHF 194 per person (minimum 6 people required)

2 Days tour price – CHF 350 per person (minimum 6 people required)

Note: Price is based on tour starting from Zurich. Please contact us if pick-up location is not Zurich.


Free cancellation: Fully refundable  if cancelled 1 week prior (as per terms & conditions)

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