Whole Journeys: Treasures of Ticino

UNESCO-Castelgrande in Bellinzona 2

UNESCO-Castelgrande in Bellinzona 2

8 Days / 7 Nights, from $4,295.00 per person

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Alps, castles, lakes and vineyards! Stretching from snowcapped mountains, Alpine lakes and fields of wildflowers to the mild Mediterranean climate of Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano, the Ticino, with its unique culture and history, is the most southerly and Italian-speaking canton of Switzerland.


Enjoy breathtaking views on a scenic train ride through Alps
Experience pristine Alpine air while hiking Valle Bedretto valley, the Piora Alpine region, and the pastoral Valle Bavona, where we’ll hike and explore the many beautiful stone villages on the valley floor
Hike above Lugano; explore villages, pastures, medieval churches and enjoy a picnic lunch
Hike UNESCO World Heritage site Monte San Giorgio; explore and picnic in Meride
Savor the famous Meride Merlot at a local winery
Visit medieval castle town of Bellinzona, the second UNESCO World Heritage site in Ticino
Shop the famous Saturday market of Bellinzona before a guided tour of Castelgrande castle and historical center
Visit a cheese farm, lunch at a rifugio
Picnic at Montebello castle


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