One experience that every foodie and avid traveler should try out is a gastronomy break. One of the most authentic cultural elements of a place is gastronomy. The unique tastes of a destination’s cuisine are linked to the qualities and characteristics of its society and reveal an important piece of information regarding its cultural and economic history. At the same time, food is also a form of communication, a way to ‘speak’ to someone’s heart.

    Ticino is the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland and famous for its mild and Mediterranean climate, perfect for relaxing summer holiday with sunshine and blue sky. Lugano is full of Mediterranean flair and southern joie de vivre and this gastronomy package is a perfect way to experience some of the culinary delights of this fascinating part of the country.

  • Inclusions

    3 nights stay in Lugano at 4 star hotel,
    daily breakfast,
    1 lunch, Ticino ticket,
    Cruise and cook excursion,
    Gastronomy tour of Lugano,
    Swiss travel pass

  • Day 1

    Arrival Switzerland
    Lunchtime arrival in Lugano, checking-in to a centrally located 4-star hotel for 3 nights.
    Your included Ticino Ticket allows free public transportation in the entire Canton of Ticino, allowing your ample free time in the afternoon to explore Lugano and the surroundings. Later in the afternoon (15:00) you will meet your local guide in front of the Cultural Centre and enjoy a short 30-minute introduction to the city before crossing Lake Lugano by boat. Upon arrival at the local restaurant, enjoy an aperitif before taking part in our fabulous Risotto Workshop Experience.
    You will learn how to:
    – choose the best quality of Italian rice for a creamy risotto;
    – how to make a good stock or broth from scratch;
    – how to choose the ingredients;
    – how to cook a delicious risotto
    – how to serve the risotto;
    – ideas for risotto recipes

    Overnight at Lugano hotel.

    Day 2

    Lugano – Ascona
    Today we take your Ticinese gastronomic experience a step further, with our Lugano food tour. Enjoy a guided tour around the historical city of Lugano, making several stops en route to sample several regional specialities, washed down with a Ticinese Merlot.

    Overnight at Lugano hotel.
    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 3

    Lugano and Surroundings
    Day at leisure. Your morning is free to explore other parts of the region with your included Ticino Ticket.

    Overnight at Lugano hotel.
    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 4

    After breakfast depart to Zurich using Swiss travel pass for your return flight (connecting travel arrangements to and from Lugano can be tailored to suit your exact needs.).

    Meals: Breakfast

    Tour Ends


    Travel insurance
    Optional tour/transfers
    All other services not mentioned under Inclusions


    *Prices mentioned is starting from, per person based on 2 persons travelling together and sharing twin/double room, subject to seasonal surcharges and availability.

    ITL World reserve the right to amend the prices in case of currency fluctuations, changes in rates of exchange, and/or fuel costs, special or high season charges and hike in the airline/hotel/rail/land transportation charges before the date of departure.

    For convenience of passengers and / or feasibility of operations, ITL World or their service providers may sometimes amend the itinerary.

    International hotel check in time is between 2pm and 3pm and check out time is between 11am and 12pm. (Exceptions apply). Early check in and or late check-out is subject to availability of rooms and may be chargeable.

    It is the responsibility of the passengers to ensure they hold valid passport, visa, travel and medical insurance, vaccination etc., as applicable for each destination.

    City/tourist tax as applicable, must be paid directly at the hotel.

    To assist with visa application process, ITL World would provide copies of air tickets, travel insurance and other ground service vouchers for bookings made and fully paid for. Approval and issuance of visa is at the discretion of respective Embassies or Consulates and ITL World cannot in anyway influence this process. Certain nationals however receive visa on arrival in select countries, subject to prior online approvals