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Trenino Turistico Lugano

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Address: Piazza Manzoni, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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+41 79 685 70 70

A wonderful tour of the city, on board of one of the friendly...

A wonderful tour of the city, on board of one of the friendly touristtrains!”The Red arrow”, travelling along the lake gulf, will allow youto discover the beauties of the city, together with its surroundings, includingthe Monte Brè and the S. Salvatore funicolars. This 40 minutes journey willcost you only CHF 9.–, also giving you the possibility of getting off in the places youmost like, to then continue your journey later in the day. Special new tours forgroups: booking required, max. 54 people.

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Great 40 minute trip to give overview of Lugano

We took this tour and it runs for about 40 minutes and provides a good overview of Lugano. The commentary is in English but fairly minimal but for around 9 francs it covers areas... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 6, 2016
Phil R
Adelaide, Australia
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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

This visit to Lugano was last minute. So we didn't really research. We saw this cute little train and the literature made it sound like it was hop on, hop off. For just 9 francs, why not? Well, I'm not lying when I say that we felt totally ripped off. We got on at a stop near the Mount Bre... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

It was the poorest touristique experience among all city train rides I had. There was ZERO touristique info, just a sad guy saying what we can see on the left or right, without any other details. Mostly, hotels and some buildings I don't understand why they were so important...not worthy

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We took this tour and it runs for about 40 minutes and provides a good overview of Lugano. The commentary is in English but fairly minimal but for around 9 francs it covers areas that you could not do on foot in the same time, but gives you the overview of things you may want to go back to see!... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Relatively speaking, this ride not very expensive for 9 Swiss Francs. It's not a guided tour. Actually not much of a tour, it's just really a ride. The driver did speak a little English; he announced the names of some of the points of interest as they were passed, but he did not explain anything about them. Although he announces... More 

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

It is just a ride. The guy does not even explain what we are looking. He said he does speak English. But he does not. Not recommend it

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Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is a nice tourist train that gives you a painless way to get a quick overview of Lugano and to see parts of the city away from the lake area. It was very warm the day we took it and the breeze as you rode along was welcome. No real commentary, just announcements of the various stops. Approx. 40... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

It is a good an reasonably cheap way to quickly see the city and as you can get on and off, you could use it to go to some of the tourist attractions. However don't expect a guided tour - sometimes they called out the name of the place or attraction but no information (I wasn't expecting any from previous... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

For €9 per person this is quite good value. The train weaves it's way around the streets at a leisurely pace. A circuit is completed after 40 minutes or so. The commentary is in Italian only but the driver states places you are passing.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

There is nothing new to see except the low side of the main street buildings and the back of the cars ! a waste of time as the circuit is what you have normally see when walking in the city ! Take a cruise instead !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

My group & i visited City of Lugano & i took them to get the trenino turistico lugano to take a glimpse of the city.We had 45mins to experience the beauty of Lugano.It was an experience that everyone enjoyed.Not to miss when you visit Lugano.

Thank Elma K

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