Locarno, our home base, is located in southern Switzerland, and is a charming, resort town in the canton of Ticino.  It's a popular vacation destination for northern European regions. Enjoy eight nights of lodging in a beautiful Villa, 3 meals each day, gide services and an unlimited Swiss Travel Pass (by boat, train or bus) anywhere in Switzerland during your entire trip!

09/06/2018 - 09/15/2018

Locarno, Switzerland

Cost to attend
  • $2699.00per person, double occupancy
  • $399.00single supplement
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  • Daily activities and adventures
  • Three meals each day
  • Unlimited Swiss Travel Pass on train, bus or boat to 75 cities and towns in Switzerland
  • Free access to 500 museums and exhibits in Switzerland
  • Lodging in a vacation villa in Locarno
  • 50% discount for all mountain travel (funicular, cable car, tram)
  • Assistance in booking airfare if needed
  • Pre-trip meeting to assist in planning and preparing for the trip. 
  • airfare
  • travel insurance
  • rental bikes, kayaks, equipment & gear
  • items of a personal nature
  • guide tips and gratuities, etc. 

Full payment due 90 days prior to departure

$500 deposit

Grab your passport and pack your bags for this amazing trip!

After flying into Zurich, you'll enjoy a relaxing 2 1/2 hour scenic train ride through Switzerland traveling south to our villa in Locarno located in the Italian Ticino region. This is our favorite place to stay when we come to this region! See photos below.

Within walking distance of our Villa you'll discover gelato, Lake Maggiore, Piazza Grande, Train Station, Grocery Store, Chocolate Shop, Sacred Mount Madonna del Sasso, and much more!

There is so much to do and see ranging from viewing the world's most famous bungie jump from James Bond Golden Eye movie, farmers markets, nature walks, exploring castles, hiking, art galleries, museums, boat rides on Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore, etc.

If it's raining, we'll catch a train ride and go explore even more cities and towns in Switzerland! Lugano, Bellinzona and Verzasca Valley are three of my favorite places nearby.

Trip includes 3 healthy, delicious, generous meals each day, unlimited bus, train and boat transportation throughout Switzerland, free access to 500 museums and exhibits, 50% off all mountain transportation (trams, funiculars, cable cars, etc.), gorgeous vacation home for 8 nights, guide services, daily planned activities, etc.

Not included in price: airfare, beverages, activities w/ fees, rental equipment for bikes, kayaks, etc.

Let me answer any concerns or questions you have! 

Activities include:



Site seeing



Experiencing the rich culture of the Ticino Region

Distance from our Locarno villa to: 



*Lugano, Switzerland - 1 hour 5 minutes (train)

Milan, Italy - 2 hour 20 minutes (train)

Zurich, Switzerland - 2 hours 8 minutes (train)

Valle Verzasca, Switzerland - 35 minutes (bus)

Bellinzona, Switzerland - 26 minutes (train)

Lake Maggiore, Switzerland - 10 minutes (walk)

Ascona, Switzerland - 25 minutes (walk)

Lake Lugano, Switzerland - 1 hour 4 min (train)

Orselina, Switzerland - 32 minutes (walking, hiking)

Cardada, Switzerland - 34 minutes (walking, hiking and taking a Tram)

Cimetta - (taking a chair lift or hiking to the very top!)

Madonna del Sasso - 30 minutes (hiking) or 10 minutes (funicular)

Monte San Salvatore - Lugano - 90 minutes (train)

Monte Bre' - Lugano - 90 minutes (train, funicular, hiking)


All meals provided are prepared in our beautiful Villa.  You are invited to eat out as often as you like, on your own. 

Breakfast Buffet: 

Cold or hot cereal, muesli, milk, fruit, eggs, breads & pastries, local jams, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, juice. Prepare your own breakfast just the way you like it!


Prepared by each person in the morning or the night before since we are gone until dinner.

Assorted lunch makings to choose from i.e. turkey, ham, cheese, lettuce, spinach, salad greens, mayo, mustard, pickles, carrot sticks, granola bar, peanut butter, jam, bread, fruit, etc.


Hearty, hot, healthy, home-cooked buffet prepared in our villa each evening. Italian cuisine among other things.  Local food in Switzerland is to die for!

Do you have any dietary needs? 

Each day:

Baked goods, artisan breads, local cheese and fresh salad greens

A variety entrees - many with an Italian flavor


Gelato, Swiss Chocolate, etc.

Equipment or Gear

International Charger Adapters
Back Pack
Trekking Poles, optional
Water bottle
Snacks, candy, etc.
Water proof coat
Smart Wool Socks
Hiking Shoes

Layered clothing - for all types of weather conditions

More accurate weather conditions will be known within 7 days of departure. 


Locarno, Switzerland




Sep 6
Day 1
Travel to Switzerland!
Sep 7
Day 2

Arrive in Switzerland

4 PM: Arrive in Locarno
6 PM: Dinner 
7 - 10 PM: Short meeting to discuss the next days activities, play games, relax, personal time, sleep, explore

Sep 8
Day 3 - 9

6:00 - 7:30 AM: Breakfast, early morning walk, make lunches
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Hiking, exploring, eating and sight seeing
5:30 PM: Dinner & Swiss chocolate
7:30 PM: Short meeting to discuss the next days activities, play games, relax, personal time

Sep 15
Day 10

7 AM: Leave Locarno 
10 AM:  Some arrive at Airport to fly out

10:30 AM:  Some of us continue on to Basel before flying home the next day 

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