Lugano Bus Passes and Sightseeing Tours

Bus Passes   Sightseeing Tours

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Bus Passes for the Week

We are no longer selling the bus passes with registrations as we have to give the names in advance to the bus companies of those already purchased.

If you are staying far enough away from the Congress Center to use a bus you may wish to buy a weekly bus pass. Contact the bus companies directly for the possibiltiy of a weekly pass. The TPL office is two blocks West of the Congress Center on Via Carlo Cattaneo (across from the Hotel Zurigo).

TPL Pass

TPL Pass is for inside of Lugano including up to the Youth Hostel and the funicular to the railway station.

TPL provide a bus network map for you to download (PDF 394KB).

Arcobaleno Pass

Arcobaleno Pass is for the surrounding districts of Lugano including such towns as Gandria.  This pass gives half price discounts on the lake ferries and the large funiculars up the mountains.  It also covers the funicular to the train station.
Download the Arcobaleno bus routes (Zones : 10 & 11) (PDF 123KB)

Should you feel unsure what bus pass is right for you, don't hesistate to contact us and we'll be happy to help you out!

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Sightseeing Tours

We are no longer offering the tours as we have had to send the names already registered to the tour companies. Thank You.

On Wednesday afternoon (which is a free afternoon, no Congress workshops take place) there will be 2 very interesting sightseeing tours exclusively for Congress participants.

A Private Lake Lugano Tour
A Guided Tour of the Bellinzona Castles

Private lake lunch cruise and visit of Gandria and Morcote

Lake Lugano VistaEnjoy this beautiful private lake cruise with seated lunch and visit Gandria and Morcote, two charming and typical fishing villages. Gandria shows its more attractive side reached by boat along the lake, is an oasis of peace with its picturesque and romantic tiny streets and stairs that offer glimpses of great views and gorgeous landscapes. Morcote with its narrow streets, the arcades of the old patrician houses and a lush subtropical vegetation, is called "the pearl of the lake". Don't miss this unique opportunity to take a thrilling journey through time and space, where past and present history and nature blend harmoniously.

Rendez-vous at 12:30 with English speaking guides at the Convention Center. Return at about 18:00.

Price for Congress participants: 85 CHF per person including lunch on a typical grotto.

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Guided tour of the castles in Bellinzona

Montebello Castle VistaYou will start this tour with a visit to a typical Grotto for lunch followed by a visit of the three Castles (Unesco World Heritage) and the city of Bellinzona: a fortress since Roman times, strategically situated on a valley floor and placed in the middle of the ancient road from Germany to Italy. The three castles are of incomparable strength and beauty and are witness to centuries of history. A walk through the town is a step back in time. Free time available for shopping and coffee.

Rendez-vous at 12:30 with English speaking guides at the Convention Center. Transfer with coach. Return at about 18:00.

Price for Congress participants: 85 CHF per person including lunch

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