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Lucerne Uncovered

Lucerne Uncovered

3 nights from
AU$760 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Guided
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Switzerland
  • Travel From
    14 Apr 2019
  • Travel Until
    18 Nov 2019
3 nights from
AU$760 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Guided
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Switzerland
  • Travel From
    14 Apr 2019
  • Travel Until
    18 Nov 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Choice of accommodation in a 3 or 4-star hotelActivityActivity Excursion to Stanserhorn, home to the world’s first open top cable car CabriO.InclusionInclusion Lucerne Transport Ticket & Guest CardTourTour Visit Lucerne, home to the famous Chapel Bridge and impressive mountainous panorama

Summary

With captivating history, culture and scenery jammed in this pocket-sized wonder, it's no mystery that Lucerne is often referred to as the miniature version of Switzerland. But its size has nothing do with its touristic features that bring massive fun for travellers with different passions. From cross-country skiing to hiking and cycling, to art and cultural monuments and activities, Lucerne's got them all covered with alpine greatness. The beautiful lakeside setting and its regional mountains, the Pilatus (steeped in legends and myths) and the Rigi known as ‘The Queen of Mountains’ constitute the centrepiece of the town, complemented by the iconic Chapel Bridge, one of the most photographed sites in Lucerne, and the well-preserved Museggmauer which is unquestionably a must-see site. The fun doesn't stop there. A full day excursion to the Stanserhorn and a steamship cruise to Hergiswil certainly take your Swiss adventure to the next level.

INCLUSIONS

  • Rail transfers in 2nd or 1st class travel as per itinerary (Swiss card incl. half fare discount).
  • 3-night accommodation in selected hotel category
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Guided City Walk Sightseeing tour
  • Stanserhorn excursion – roundtrip, inclusive of boat cruise to Hergiswil, unescorted
  • Souvenir
  • Lucerne Transport Ticket & Guest Card
  • Detailed itinerary and travel documentation

Optional Extras

  • Mount Pilatus – Unescorted excursion
  • Jungfraujoch - Unescorted/Guided Mountain excursion
  • Mount Titlis – Unescorted/Guided Mountain excursion
  • Mount Rigi - Unescorted Mountain excursion
  • Swiss Folklore Show at the Stadtkeller (Dinner and Show – April to October)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary or list of inclusions
  • Personal expenses

ITINERARY

Day 1, Arrival in Switzerland – Explore Lucerne

Upon arrival, transfer via rail from Zürich Airport to Lucerne and make your way to your hotel for the next three nights.

Lucerne is the gateway to central Switzerland. Situated on Lake Lucerne, it is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its souvenirs and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby mountain excursions, the town is a destination for many travel groups and individuals. The mountains of Pilatus, Rigi and Stanserhorn are accessible by cableways, with picture book panoramas of the regions around Lucerne. Highlights of the city include the fully restored Chapel Bridge – one of Europe’s oldest wooden bridges and landmark of Lucerne – and Lake Lucerne itself. Discover the scenic beauty of the lake on one of the many different cruises offered by paddlewheel steamers and motor vessels.

Overnight at your hotel in Lucerne.

Day 2, Lucerne Sightseeing

Breakfast at your hotel.

Morning: Explore the vibrant city in the heart of Switzerland, with its unique blend of traditional architecture and contemporary events, on a relaxed city walking tour. Led by your experienced English speaking tour guide, this scenic two-hour walk will reveal some of Lucerne’s famous attractions.

Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Lucerne.

Day 3, Excursion to the Stanserhorn

Breakfast at your hotel.

Full day excursion to the Stanserhorn. In the morning you board a paddle steamer from the main pier opposite the railway station and cruise to Hergiswil. A short walk to the railway station where you connect to a train towards Stans. From the station in Stans it takes about 5-10 minutes right across the old town to the valley station of the Stanserhorn Bahn.

For the first section you take a vintage railway dating from 1830 and then - an extreme contrast - the world’s first open top cable car “CabriO”. The open upper deck and large glass front are truly breath-taking and spectacular. Up on the summit you can do the circular hiking trail (approx. 30 min.). The Stanserhorn Rangers are volunteers working on the mountain and will explain everything about the mountain and they know a lot of stories to tell.

In the afternoon return to Lucerne with a direct train from Stans. (approx.. 20 min).

Evening at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Lucerne.

Day 4, Lucerne Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Departure from Lucerne.

Important Notes

  • Extension nights available
  • Open jaw possible (ie. start in ZRH ending in GVA or v.v.)
  • Stanserhorn is open from 14th April to 18th November (at closed dates it will be replaced with Pilatus via Kriens)
  • Combinable with other arrangements (pre-/post extensions)
  • Accommodation:
    Deluxe (5-star) hotel - on request.
    Hotels are located within walking distance of train station.
    Extra night, child rate and triple room on request. Children under 6 years travel free when sharing room with their parents (no extra bedding).
    All prices are subject to availability. 
    If the selected hotel is not available, an alternative accommodation is offered. 
    Supplements or reductions may apply. Prices for families are available on request. 
  • Rail Transport:
    Children under 16 years travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent. Please request a "Family Card" at time of booking.

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Your Accommodation

3, 4 or 5-Star Accommodation in Switzerland

Switzerland Travel Connection offers you a wide-range of comfortable accommodation across the different cities and towns of Switzerland. From standard 3-star to luxury 5-star hotels, we've got your Swiss accommodation covered. We offer small to medium sized, sometimes family-run, often centrally located and close to train stations. They are chosen for their charm and style, Swiss hospitality and the relationship built with them over time. Choose from our handpicked accommodation Basel, Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Lugano, Montreux and Zurich.

 
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