Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne overview

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Prices from: £1,640.00
Single supplement from: £185.00
Duration: 8 days
First available departure: 4 Jun 2018
Last available departure: 4 Jun 2018
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Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Lucerne boasts glorious mountain and lake scenery, an ideal destination for a rail holiday with a variety of escorted excursions to enjoy – even shopping! Your Tell Pass will allow you to explore this majestic area in the company of fellow travellers on daily outings or enjoy some independent sightseeing.

Rigi - © Alan Heywood
Rigi Bahn - © swiss-image.ch

ITINERARY

Day 1 – London to Freiburg

Morning Eurostar to Brussels, then high speed connection via Cologne to Freiburg in southern Germany. Arrive at your hotel, next to the station, in time for evening meal.

Day 2 – Relax in Lucerne

Within two hours, we arrive in the beautiful lakeside city of Lucerne.  Afternoon is free to explore. The famous wooden Kapellbrücke is just two minutes from the hotel or use your Tell Pass for free travel on all public transport including boats and cable cars.

Day 3 – Explore the Rigi by Boat and Train

Morning at leisure in Lucerne.  Afternoon boat on the lake to Vitznau for mountain rack railway ascent of the Rigi. Return via Arth Goldau and main line train to Lucerne.

Day 4 – Interlaken

Relaxing two hour train journey over the Brünig Pass, through beautiful mountain and lake scenery, brings us to the famous resort of Interlaken where there is time to explore.

Day 5 – Pilatus

No holiday to Lucerne is complete without one of our favourite Alpine excursions – lake steamer to Alpnachstad, mountain railway to Pilatus Summit, cable car descent to Kriens and trolleybus back to Lucerne.

Day 6 – The Gotthard Pass

We take a 3 hour cruise on a Lake Lucerne paddle steamer along the lake to Flüelen. Train journey up the famous Gotthard route with its amazing hairpins to Göschenen. Finally we board the rack railway to travel up through the Schöllenen Gorge to Andermatt. Return by train to Lucerne.

Day 7 – Aachen

Mid-morning departure from Lucerne via Basle and Frankfurt to Aachen where we have our final overnight stop.

Day 8 – Via Brussels to London

High speed train to Brussels with connection to London, arriving early afternoon.

Price Includes

  • Rail travel as specified in standard class
  • Seat reservations on international outward and return journeys and, where available, in Switzerland
  • Tell Pass for unlimited travel within the Lake Lucerne region (includes mountain railways and lake steamers)
  • Accommodation in good quality hotels on a half board basis
  • Services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour