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Lugano: 4.5-Hour Monte Bré Visit w/ Funicular Ride

4.8 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Lugano Region

Lugano: 4.5-Hour Monte Bré Visit w/ Funicular Ride

Activity provider: Lugano Region

From US$ 15.31 per person

From the heart of the city to the most uncontaminated peaks of Lugano, enjoy the splendid views and walk through the tiny village of Brè.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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English, German, French, Italian


  • Get a brief overview of Lugano and take a picturesque boat ride to Cassarate
  • Enjoy a funicular ride up to the top of Monte Bré
  • Admire the spectacular view over Lake Lugano, the city and the region from the mountaintop
Full description
Your guide will lead you through the city, to Cassarate, up to Monte Bré and back down to the bottom of the mountain. Meet your guide at the Lugano Region tourist office in Piazza Riforma. Start at the city’s heart with a boat ride to the little harbor of Cassarate.  Then, after getting on the funicular, enjoy the splendid views of the city center at your feet as you reach Lugano’s most uncontaminated summit. You will also get the chance to admire the fantastic panoramic view, which, on clear days, stretches all the way to Mount Rosa. Take a stroll and explore the small village of Brè, where life runs at a slow pace, while taking a look at the typical Ticinese houses, the church and the works of art.  Explore Monte Bré at your own pace, soak in the stunning views over Lake Lugano, the city and nearby mountain tops. The return ticket on the funicular, to get back down to Cassarate is included in your tour, from there you can arrange your individual return to Lugano.
  • Guide
  • Funicular return ticket up to Monte Bré
  • Boat ride from Lugano to Cassarate
  • Visit to Museum Wilhelm Schmid
  • Boat ride from Cassarate
  • Return to Lugano (you can easily return by bus or walking)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Tourist Info Center at Piazza Riforma

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The difficulty level of walking: medium
  • The guide can decide to break off or cancel the excursion in case of bad weather
  • The guided tour will be held in the two prevalent languages
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 26 reviews

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Our guide, Christiana, was wonderful! We learned many interesting stories from her about Monte Bre, the cable car, the countryside and the village of Bre. Spirited and extraordinarily competent and entertaining, she told us about earlier times and the development until today! The tour is definitely recommended!

October 9, 2021

Interesting tour and very good guide,

August 13, 2022

Great value for money in just €14. You get to see Lugano from lake as well as from top of Monte Bré. You also get to visit Bré village from Funicular Ride and Wilhelm Schmidt museum.

July 24, 2022

Product ID: 279462