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Lugano: Taste my Swiss City Self-Guided Food Tour

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Get to know the city from a local's perspective with a self-guided "Taste My Swiss City" gastronomic tour. Enjoy snacks typical of the region, off the beaten track and recommended by locals.
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Highlights
  • Discover Lugano through the eyes of a local and off the beaten track with this self-guided food tour
  • Enjoy a drink and/or snack at each of the 5 authentic stops
  • Explore the locations independently and build your own schedule
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Discover the local cuisine of Lugano in your own way with this self-guided tour. Enjoy the route at your own pace: choose when you want to start and how much time to spend on the tour.

Start your day at Bernasconi Gastronomia, one of the milestones for gourmet-lovers in Lugano and a 100-year-old establishment that continuously adapts itself to the wants and needs of an increasingly dynamic clientele. Try a traditional aperitif with local finger food accompanied by a glass of local prosecco.
 
Stroll on to the next stop, Ristorante Grand Café Al Porto, which has been a local hub in the heart of the city since 1803. Choose a pastry creation to try along with a hot or cold drink.

Experience the grotto atmosphere of the Ticinese valleys captured in the city center at your third stop, Ristorante La Tinera. Taste truly authentic Ticinese cuisine by having a traditional hot dish accompanied by a tazzin (cup) of local red wine.

Next, taste a glass of local wine with an appetizer at your fourth stop, Bottegone del Vino. Soak in the ambience of this friendly wine bar-restaurant situated in a buzzing pedestrian district is a small wine-restaurant in the center of Lugano's pedestrian area.

Fill up on risotto at your fifth stop, the cozy and laid back Spaghetti e Pomodoro Ristorante. Savor the seasonal flavors paired with a carefully curated selection of local red and white wines, as well as beers and non-alcoholic drinks.

Finish up your culinary journey at the final stop, Vanini, one of the city’s oldest cafes and located in Lugano’s famous Piazza Riforma. Continue exploring the city into the afternoon or evening, taking an ice cream for the road.
Includes
  • One meal and drink at each stop
What’s Not Included
  • Tips (optional)

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Meeting point

Start the self-guided tour at the first stop, Bernasconi Gastronomia, Via Nassa 7, 6900 Lugano. It is recommended to start at 10:30 AM or 4:30 PM.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Self-guided tour
• Have your booking confirmation ready at each stop
• Please show your voucher before taking a seat
• Find the route, opening hours and contact information in your confirmation voucher
• Check the opening hours of all the food stops before you go on the tour
• Minimum drinking age is 18 years
• Duration: 2 to 3 hours
• From Monday to Saturday. Choose departure time by yourselves during opening hours of restaurants (see availability)

From US$ 97.12 per person

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Product ID: 202114