There is something truly magical about Ticino—such an amazing blend of Swiss and Italian. I’m so glad that I got to take this cooking tour and taste all the delicious food of the region and meet the people who make it. The lakeside workshop at the grotto on how to make risotto was amazing and delicious. And the desserts were unbelievable. - E.W. - California


After arrival in Zurich or Milan, we will provide you with transportation to our hotel in Ticino. The group will meet on the first day around 2:00 pm in the hotel lobby for casual meet and greet, followed by an afternoon excursion and welcome dinner. 


After a final breakfast in the hotel, we again provide you with a transfer back to the airport or any Swiss border city for onward travel.

Pre- and Post-Tour Travel

Our Alps experts and Certified Switzerland Specialists are happy to assist with your pre- and post-tour travel arrangements. Simply call or email us your plans and we can work out the details to make the best of your vacation experience. Consider an Alpenwild Getaway, a short-stay, self-guided option that’s easily combined with your tour plans.


You will stay in carefully chosen and independently-owned hotels that capture the authentic charm of the Alps.


The hallmark of an Alpenwild trip is our exceptional dining, including buffet breakfasts & many dinner options. Alcoholic beverages & related gratuities are not included.


The services of an expert trip leader, all accommodations (6 nights hotel), meals as shown (B=breakfast, D=dinner), all cooking classes, excursions, ground transportation including trams and mountain railways, admissions and luggage transfers.

Not Included

Beverages (beer, wine) with meals, items of a personal nature (laundry, phone calls, room service)