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

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

From US$ 16.24 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.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • 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
  • 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

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Tourist Info Center at Piazza Riforma

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Difficulty level of walking: medium
  • Until further notice, the route from Lugano to Centro-Cassarate will take place on foot rather than by boat
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4.8 /5

based on 14 reviews

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we had a really great time. The guide was fantastic. we loved her.

July 30, 2021

We had a great tour guide !!!!! Really recommendable to everyone but plan a little more time ....

May 28, 2021


May 21, 2021

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