Lucerne is a city of unspoiled beauty. A pristine lake reflects snow capped peaks in a picture-perfect setting. See the infamous Chapel Bridge, originally constructed in the 14th century, experience the lively nightlife or shop in exclusive boutiques as you explore this truly unique city. For an unbelievable view, summit Mt. Pilatus on the world's steepest cog railway to see the city and surrounding landscape from your 7000 ft perch.
A transfer between the train station and your hotel is provided with a private vehicle and driver.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Waldstaetterhof Swiss Quality Hotel (3*) is located by the railway station and also close to the lake, old town, culture as well as the congress centre. Rest and relax at the hotel's well-appointed accommodation units, where you can enjoy the comforts of contemporary rooms with their reminiscence and tradition. Serving fine fresh food, the alcohol-free restaurant also offers a diverse selection of vegetarian meals for you to feast on. At leisure, you can explore the city of Lucerne and its beautiful attractions or pamper your senses at the sauna.
Explore storybook Lucerne, situated on Lake Lucerne - a charming city with many faces with your own private guide. Reflect on the history of Lucerne as you walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge with its paintings of heroic town events. Then cross Mill Bridge to see the "Dance of Death" paintings. Musegg Wall, the old city ramparts and the stately Town Hall, displaying suits of armour reminding you of the Middle Ages. Continue on to the Lion Monument in memory of the Swiss Guards who defended the Royal Palace in Versailles during the French Revolution. You might also include an optional visit to see the Swiss Transport Museum, famous for its huge collection of rail vehicles, aircraft cars, bicycles, and motor-bikes as well as other exhibits and models connected with the history of transport and communication. Entrance fees are not included and need to be paid on the spot.
Enjoy a shared tour of Mount Pilatus and relax on a boat trip on Lake Lucerne. Start the tour with a short bus journey to Kriens where you can take a ride on the panoramic gondolas to Mount Pilatus (7000 ft / 2132 m). From here, enjoy an unforgettable view over the surrounding mountains and lakes. Descend on the world's steepest cogwheel railway (48% gradient) to Alpnachstad before taking an unforgettable boat ride on Lake Lucerne. A multi-lingual guide will be with the group for the duration of the tour. A fun optional activity on this tour is to take on the longest summer toboggan run in Switzerland, 4500 ft (1.4 km).
Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
Edwards Family ,
November 28, 2013
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Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
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Mike Mikkelsen ,
November 15, 2013
"Lianne Kim did a great job for us (on our tour of Spain). Most enjoyable - thanks for all you did."
November 09, 2013
"My trip to Holland and Belgium was a lifelong dream and Kensington Tours made it greater than my dream. I was treated like royalty, even when I missed some of my connections. They quickly solved any problems that U had. All the drivers were courteous and helpful. My accommodations were top notch. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a better tour experience. Thanks to Richard Racicot for booking the best fo me."
Couples Dellinger & Hubbell ,
November 06, 2013
"We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back."
John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!"
Kevin Wilshere ,
October 19, 2013
"Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch."
Chery lWestlund ,
November 07, 2013
"My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bend over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangement made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again."
Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
"Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Our time in Dubrovnik and Split were awesome, in hind sight we both wished we would have went back to Split from Plitvice Lakes rather than carry on to Zagreb. We both found Split much more appealing and would have definitely preferred to spend another night there rather than Zagreb. We’ll know for next time! Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease. "
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