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  4. Piazza Riforma

Lugano: 3-Hour Monte San Salvatore Tour with Funicular Ride

Product ID: 292905
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Go beyond the city of Lugano, where Monte San Salvatore rises majestically to the sky. Take a moment of peace while facing the endless horizon. Enjoy this natural landmark from all its points of view.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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English, French, German, Italian

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  • Visit stunning Monte San Salvatore, the Sugarloaf Mountain of Switzerland
  • Experience a funicular ride with magnificent views
  • Enjoy this natural landmark from all points of view
  • Get a panoramic view of the city and a 360° view from the top of the mountain over the seemingly-endless horizon
Full description
Your guided excursion begins on the lakeshore, where you can take a look at some cultural and artistic sites, such as the LAC Lugano Arte Cultura and the Santa Maria degli Angeli Church. Then, make your way toward the funicular. The Gulf of Lugano is special for having 2 mountains that demarcate its borders: Monte Brè and Monte San Salvatore. 

After reaching the top with the funicular, take in the breathtaking views. Enjoy some free time to explore and have a picnic before it’s time to ride the cable car back down, concluding the tour. During your time on the mountain, benefit from a discount at the panoramic restaurant and check out all of Monte San Salvatore's activities, sure to please gourmets, sports enthusiasts, and lovers of culture and nature. Head off on a variety of hiking trails, which provide the opportunity to discover truly unspoiled nature, or try your hand at climbing on the “Via Ferrata”.

On Monte San Salvatore, there is even space for culture; the Museum San Salvatore is home to a precious collection of rare religious art. It also features an exhibition dedicated to rocks, minerals, and fossils, in addition to rooms that illustrate the history of the confraternity over centuries and the history of the lightning-research center, which sheds light on the historical significance of storms for the region.
  • Round trip cable car ride
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Lugano Region Info Point: Piazza Riforma 1, 6900 Lugano, Svizzera

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Important information
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• Difficulty level: easy to medium
• The guided tour will be held in the 2 prevalent languages
• The guide has the right to decide to break off or cancel the excursion in case of bad weather
• This tour includes a 10% discount at Restaurant Vetta San Salvatore
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From US$ 16.19 US$ 11.33 per person

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Product ID: 292905