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On the shores of Lake Maggiore
Locarno is a lovely place to explore. After following our self-guided town trail, enjoy a boat trip to the exotic botanical gardens on Isole di Brissago; visit Bellinzona, the region’s UNESCO-protected capital; or ride the Centovalli railway into Italy.
Locarno. 3 nights
Locarno. 3 nights

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Lakeside Locarno

Located on the sunny, southern side of the Alps, just within the Swiss border, is the Italian-speaking region of Ticino. And in the lower reaches of the region, by the palm-fringed shores of Lake Maggiore, is beautiful Locarno. Famous for its waterfront promenade and pastel-hued Piazza Grande, where film and music festivals are often held, this picturesque town is both a lovely place to explore in its own right and an excellent sightseeing base – offering easy access to the Isole di Brissago and their botanical gardens; to the medieval regional capital, Bellinzona; and to the spectacular Centovalli railway.


  • Lucerne to Locarno
    From Lucerne, take a boat across the lake, then a train over the Gotthard Pass to reach Locarno. This journey is a highlight in itself, the whole train being made up of panoramic, first-class coaches which offer unrivalled views of the constantly evolving scenery. In order to gain height, the line incorporates several spiral tunnels and double loops – one of which is located close to the village of Wassen, giving passengers three different views of the village’s beautiful Baroque church.

    After settling into your hotel – either the Boutique Hotel La Rinascente or Albergo Remorino Garni – you may like to explore the town using our self-guided walking tour, which takes in Locarno’s interesting churches, galleries and castle. We also recommend riding the funicular to the Madonna del Sasso sanctuary for spectacular views over the town and lake.
  • Explore from Locarno
    On subsequent days, you may like to take a ride on the Centovalli Railway, so named as it crosses a hundred delightful valleys as it winds into Italy, passing waterfalls, ravines and forests along the way. There is also the option to enjoy a boat trip to the Brissago Islands’ exotic botanical gardens, or to pay a visit to Bellinzona, the UNESCO-protected capital of the Ticino region.


We offer a choice of two boutique hotels. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking.
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  • 3 nights: 25 May 2019 - 16 October 2019

    Start any day except Monday | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    25 May - 10 Jul 2019 £430 £265
    11 - 19 Jul 2019 £550 £385
    20 Jul - 10 Aug 2019 £430 £265
    11 - 16 Aug 2019 £550 £385
    17 Aug - 16 Oct 2019 £430 £265
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    £ per person based on 2 sharing. Includes accommodation, meals and travel to the hotel as described.

    Prices may be different if you are not arranging your transfers for your main holiday through Inntravel or have your own car; please contact us for a quotation.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per room)

    Boutique Hotel La Rinascente, Locarno
    Deluxe: 25 May - 16 Oct 2019 £14
  • £ per person based on 2 sharing

    Starting Price Single room
    25 May - 10 July £595 £395
    11 July - 4 August £725 £520
    18 August - 20 September £635 £435
    21 September - 13 October £595 £395
What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 3 breakfasts
  • travel Lucerne-Locarno
  • detailed documentation

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