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Mediterranean Switzerland

Discover Ticino, Switzerland’s Italian speaking and southernmost canton, where the Alps rise behind palm-fringed lakes. The piazzas and cobbled streets of the lakeside towns owe their heritage to Italy, and the climate is that of the Mediterranean.

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  • nights
  • 6 Dinners and 2 Lunches

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Cruise across the tranquil shores of Lake Maggiore to the beautiful island of Brissago
  • Visit the scenic lakeside location of Lugano
  • Explore Bellinzona with a local guide
  • Taste local specialities during a food and wine tour of Bellinzona
  • Discover Verzasca Valley, one of the most scenic valleys that you are likely to have encountered
  • Take the funicular high into the Cardada-Cimetta mountain range
  • Enjoy a unique dinner experience in a local grotto, a typical place to enjoy a local meal while in Ticino
  • Travel with ease with the Ticino Ticket, included in the holiday cost

Our fantastic Swiss holiday is based in Ticino. Likely to be different to many alpine Swiss destinations that you may have visited before, this region is more influenced by their Italian neighbour with lakeside towns fringed with palm trees, piazzas and cobbled streets, medieval castles and grand architecture. In a wonderful contrast to this, it still retains the very best Swiss attributes with sharp Alpine peaks surrounding the lush Mediterranean environment. 

We stay in Bellinzona, which showcases both Ticino’s cultural heritage in the form of the many well-preserved medieval castles, churches and frescos. The resort is set amidst a beautiful natural landscape which is home to the region’s highest peaks. Bellinzona is a great location as the transfer links are superb, allowing us to fully explore this region.

During our week in Ticino we will enjoy a varied program of short scenic walks, sightseeing, boat trips, wine tasting and a gastronomy tour. We will make good use of the local transport, including the train, boats, cable cars and the occasional local bus. 

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Zurich with British Airways
  • Airport transfers
  • En suite Accommodation
  • Six dinners taken in the hotel, local restaurants and a local grotto
  • 1 packed lunch
  • 1 food and wine tour lunch
  • All local transport costs, entrance fees and tipping to local providers
  • The Ticino Ticket, with free and discounted public local transport and local attractions
  • Personal Expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary Tips
  • Optional Excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice. All local transport costs, entrance fees and tipping to local providers are included in the cost of your holiday. 

Accommodation

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Below is a summary of the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

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