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Trenino Turistico Lugano

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Address: Piazza Manzoni, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Phone Number: 079-6857070

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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Nice Little Tourist Train

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2016
Orlando, FL
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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank Albertomiami
Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

1 Thank OCF781
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4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Mike F
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars 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 !

1 Thank Bzh56
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4 of 5 stars 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
Alexandria, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

It was very nice and relaxing to ride the tram around and see the city. The price was great and the amount of time spent was just right.

Thank Hollie S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a half day trip to Lugano, and found this a fun way to see the town. It was a very hot day, and there was great appeal in sitting in a shady carriage, and being driven along the lakeshore and around the town. You get to see most of the main sites during this (approx) forty-five minute train... More 

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The driver told us things like, "Here's the Plaza and the fountain"..."This is Paradiso and the boats". We learned nothing about the history or the architecture or the sculptures we passed. Very disappointing.

2 Thank SteveTobi
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I were travelling as part of a group and didn't have a lot of time to get to know Lugano. The road train was cute and provided an excellent overview of the City. The trip took approximately an hour to complete and took in all aspects including a drive along the lake front. If you have little... More 

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