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From Rome: Tuscany Guided Day Trip with Lunch & Wine Tasting

From Rome: Tuscany Guided Day Trip with Lunch & Wine Tasting

Leave Rome's hustle and bustle behind and head to Tuscany for the day.Enjoy a guided town of Montepulciano and eat a delicious 3-course lunch with an Italian wine-tasting experience you won't forget. A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will pick you up in Rome. As you drive towards rolling hills, your expert tour guide will explain Tuscany’s rich culture and answer any questions you might have about the day ahead.  First, enjoy a walking tour of the hill town of Montepulciano. Take in an ancient but still-functioning wine cellar and ruins that pre-date Rome. Next, visit San Biagio, a 16th-century Renaissance church with a travertine facade welcoming in the sunlight and exquisite decorations inside. Just a short drive away awaits a delicious Tuscan lunch. Enjoy a 3-course meal with wine pairings in the wine cellar of an authentic vineyard farmhouse, including the famous Brunello di Montalcino and varieties from the vineyard itself.  Buy your souvenir Tuscan wine here, or wait for the final stop: Pienza. Your tour leader will offer insights, but your time is yours: shopping for pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, wines, and other local specialties, finding the right photo opportunity, or simply wandering the streets like a local. Next, return to Rome in air-conditioned comfort — fulfilled, relaxed, and ready for the next day.

Fortezza Pass: 3 Castles Ticket

Fortezza Pass: 3 Castles Ticket

Bellinzona Pass is an entrance ticket to the three Castles of Bellinzona, which have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. With a single ticket, you can visit the three manors and the wall, the Museum of Castel Grande, the recently renovated Archaeological Museum of Montebello and the temporary exhibition at the Arsenal Hall of Castel Grande. You are also free to decide in which order you are going to visit the attractions, with a suggested itinerary starting with a visit of Castel Grande and its temporary exhibition. From there, advance by foot to Montebello Hill to see the second castle. You then travel by foot or bus to Sasso Corbaro Castle, which is the highest of the three. This location allows visitors to have outstanding views over the city.

From Milan: Lugano, Bellinzona and Chocolate Factory Trip

From Milan: Lugano, Bellinzona and Chocolate Factory Trip

Depart from Milan or Bergamo by bus towards the beauties of the Canton of Ticino. After two hours of travel, reach the first stop, the Alprose Chocolate Factory. Begin your day on a sweet note by enjoying some leisure time indoors and satisfying your cocoa cravings by shopping at their store. Afterward, travel to Lugano where you can relax with a walk along the lake and, if you want, have lunch in one of the restaurants in the area. Feel the closeness to Italy in the local gastronomy. After about 2.5 hours in Lugano, get back on the bus to move to the last stop of the day, Bellinzona. Explore the medieval village famous for its three World Heritage castles for 2.5 hours. Visit the external part of Castel Grande, an imposing manor that dominates the city. Enjoy some free time to walk around the historic center and take photographs of its most fascinating views. After the visit, embark on a 3-hour-long drive to return to the meeting point.

Escape Room across Bellinzona

Escape Room across Bellinzona

Hunt for clues, crack codes and solve puzzles - just like in a great escape room. A dozen clues placed in the streets and shops of the old town, that only the smartest will find. You’ll find hidden symbols in a record store or a cryptic message in a pizzeria. Every object is a piece of a bigger puzzle. The challenges become increasingly more difficult. Sato Code is no game for kids: we recommend active participation from the age of 13. You’ll need to unleash all your brainpower to unravel the mystery. Only together with your team of brainiacs, you’ll master this game. The game unfolds in the city centre, starting at Viale Stazione and going towards Piazza Indipendenza. You'll not only pass by Bellinzona's iconic landmarks, but also uncover some hidden gems that only few visitors come across. Don't settle for a usual tourist outing – try this escape game!

Private Day Trip to Lake Como & Lugano from Zürich by Car

Private Day Trip to Lake Como & Lugano from Zürich by Car

Explore Lugano, a beautiful lake town surrounded by numerous mountains offering splendid viewpoints. The traffic-free historic town center, the numerous buildings in Italianate Lombardy style, Mediterranean-style squares and arcades. Explore the Como town with historic center, magnificent views of rugged Italian Alps over the sparkling blue water. Simply enjoy ‘la dolce vita’, stroll in the sunshine with gelato, swim in pebbled coves, and eat plenty of fresh pasta! during the leisure time. Visit the idyllic peaceful Swiss town Bellinzona, skirted by the towering Swiss Alps, popularly known as the city of three castles Castelgrande, Montebello Castle and the Catello di Sasso Corbaro which are listed in the UNESCO list of World Heritage monuments and admired for their architecture modeled in the Italian style.

Bellinzona - Private Historic Walking Tour

Bellinzona - Private Historic Walking Tour

Start your tour at the Railway station of Bellinzona. You will then walk on the street known as Viale della Stazione where you will come across the postal palace and the Palazzo Civico Municipio Bellinzona (town hall). You will also get to see the old Palaces at Bellinzona Piazza Collegiata. Walk through the Historic center. Here, you will see the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie dating back to the 15th Century featuring paintings and frescoes. You will also have a chance to see the Bellinzona’s Market which features authentic Ticino food. The origins of this market date back to the Middle ages. Finally, You will visit one of the largest castles in Bellinzona out of the three Medieval castles which served an important purpose. The site of the Castelgrande has been inhabited since several millennia. It has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Private Day Trip to Lake Como & Lugano from Lucerne by Car

Private Day Trip to Lake Como & Lugano from Lucerne by Car

Explore Lugano, a beautiful lake town surrounded by numerous mountains offering splendid viewpoints. The traffic-free historic town center, the numerous buildings in Italianate Lombardy style, Mediterranean-style squares and arcades. Explore the Como town with historic center, magnificent views of rugged Italian Alps over the sparkling blue water. Simply enjoy ‘la dolce vita’, stroll in the sunshine with gelato, swim in pebbled coves, and eat plenty of fresh pasta! during the leisure time. Visit the idyllic peaceful Swiss town Bellinzona, skirted by the towering Swiss Alps, popularly known as the city of three castles Castelgrande, Montebello Castle and the Catello di Sasso Corbaro which are listed in the UNESCO list of World Heritage monuments and admired for their architecture modeled in the Italian style.

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Our most recommended Bellinzona Tours

From Rome: Tuscany Guided Day Trip with Lunch & Wine Tasting

From Rome: Tuscany Guided Day Trip with Lunch & Wine Tasting

Leave Rome's hustle and bustle behind and head to Tuscany for the day.Enjoy a guided town of Montepulciano and eat a delicious 3-course lunch with an Italian wine-tasting experience you won't forget. A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will pick you up in Rome. As you drive towards rolling hills, your expert tour guide will explain Tuscany’s rich culture and answer any questions you might have about the day ahead.  First, enjoy a walking tour of the hill town of Montepulciano. Take in an ancient but still-functioning wine cellar and ruins that pre-date Rome. Next, visit San Biagio, a 16th-century Renaissance church with a travertine facade welcoming in the sunlight and exquisite decorations inside. Just a short drive away awaits a delicious Tuscan lunch. Enjoy a 3-course meal with wine pairings in the wine cellar of an authentic vineyard farmhouse, including the famous Brunello di Montalcino and varieties from the vineyard itself.  Buy your souvenir Tuscan wine here, or wait for the final stop: Pienza. Your tour leader will offer insights, but your time is yours: shopping for pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, wines, and other local specialties, finding the right photo opportunity, or simply wandering the streets like a local. Next, return to Rome in air-conditioned comfort — fulfilled, relaxed, and ready for the next day.

Fortezza Pass: 3 Castles Ticket

Fortezza Pass: 3 Castles Ticket

Bellinzona Pass is an entrance ticket to the three Castles of Bellinzona, which have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. With a single ticket, you can visit the three manors and the wall, the Museum of Castel Grande, the recently renovated Archaeological Museum of Montebello and the temporary exhibition at the Arsenal Hall of Castel Grande. You are also free to decide in which order you are going to visit the attractions, with a suggested itinerary starting with a visit of Castel Grande and its temporary exhibition. From there, advance by foot to Montebello Hill to see the second castle. You then travel by foot or bus to Sasso Corbaro Castle, which is the highest of the three. This location allows visitors to have outstanding views over the city.

From Milan: Lugano, Bellinzona and Chocolate Factory Trip

From Milan: Lugano, Bellinzona and Chocolate Factory Trip

Depart from Milan or Bergamo by bus towards the beauties of the Canton of Ticino. After two hours of travel, reach the first stop, the Alprose Chocolate Factory. Begin your day on a sweet note by enjoying some leisure time indoors and satisfying your cocoa cravings by shopping at their store. Afterward, travel to Lugano where you can relax with a walk along the lake and, if you want, have lunch in one of the restaurants in the area. Feel the closeness to Italy in the local gastronomy. After about 2.5 hours in Lugano, get back on the bus to move to the last stop of the day, Bellinzona. Explore the medieval village famous for its three World Heritage castles for 2.5 hours. Visit the external part of Castel Grande, an imposing manor that dominates the city. Enjoy some free time to walk around the historic center and take photographs of its most fascinating views. After the visit, embark on a 3-hour-long drive to return to the meeting point.

Escape Room across Bellinzona

Escape Room across Bellinzona

Hunt for clues, crack codes and solve puzzles - just like in a great escape room. A dozen clues placed in the streets and shops of the old town, that only the smartest will find. You’ll find hidden symbols in a record store or a cryptic message in a pizzeria. Every object is a piece of a bigger puzzle. The challenges become increasingly more difficult. Sato Code is no game for kids: we recommend active participation from the age of 13. You’ll need to unleash all your brainpower to unravel the mystery. Only together with your team of brainiacs, you’ll master this game. The game unfolds in the city centre, starting at Viale Stazione and going towards Piazza Indipendenza. You'll not only pass by Bellinzona's iconic landmarks, but also uncover some hidden gems that only few visitors come across. Don't settle for a usual tourist outing – try this escape game!

Private Day Trip to Lake Como & Lugano from Zürich by Car

Private Day Trip to Lake Como & Lugano from Zürich by Car

Explore Lugano, a beautiful lake town surrounded by numerous mountains offering splendid viewpoints. The traffic-free historic town center, the numerous buildings in Italianate Lombardy style, Mediterranean-style squares and arcades. Explore the Como town with historic center, magnificent views of rugged Italian Alps over the sparkling blue water. Simply enjoy ‘la dolce vita’, stroll in the sunshine with gelato, swim in pebbled coves, and eat plenty of fresh pasta! during the leisure time. Visit the idyllic peaceful Swiss town Bellinzona, skirted by the towering Swiss Alps, popularly known as the city of three castles Castelgrande, Montebello Castle and the Catello di Sasso Corbaro which are listed in the UNESCO list of World Heritage monuments and admired for their architecture modeled in the Italian style.

Bellinzona - Private Historic Walking Tour

Bellinzona - Private Historic Walking Tour

Start your tour at the Railway station of Bellinzona. You will then walk on the street known as Viale della Stazione where you will come across the postal palace and the Palazzo Civico Municipio Bellinzona (town hall). You will also get to see the old Palaces at Bellinzona Piazza Collegiata. Walk through the Historic center. Here, you will see the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie dating back to the 15th Century featuring paintings and frescoes. You will also have a chance to see the Bellinzona’s Market which features authentic Ticino food. The origins of this market date back to the Middle ages. Finally, You will visit one of the largest castles in Bellinzona out of the three Medieval castles which served an important purpose. The site of the Castelgrande has been inhabited since several millennia. It has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Private Day Trip to Lake Como & Lugano from Lucerne by Car

Private Day Trip to Lake Como & Lugano from Lucerne by Car

Explore Lugano, a beautiful lake town surrounded by numerous mountains offering splendid viewpoints. The traffic-free historic town center, the numerous buildings in Italianate Lombardy style, Mediterranean-style squares and arcades. Explore the Como town with historic center, magnificent views of rugged Italian Alps over the sparkling blue water. Simply enjoy ‘la dolce vita’, stroll in the sunshine with gelato, swim in pebbled coves, and eat plenty of fresh pasta! during the leisure time. Visit the idyllic peaceful Swiss town Bellinzona, skirted by the towering Swiss Alps, popularly known as the city of three castles Castelgrande, Montebello Castle and the Catello di Sasso Corbaro which are listed in the UNESCO list of World Heritage monuments and admired for their architecture modeled in the Italian style.

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