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Lucerne: Lake Lucerne Villas & Castles Private Walking Tour

Product ID: 23178
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Enjoy an afternoon strolling along Lake Lucerne's most panoramic vistas and walking by old Swiss chalets, villas, and historic castles on a 4-hour tour through the countryside. See unique and hidden-away places that most tourists never know exist.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 9:15 AM
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Live tour guide
English, German
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English, German

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Experience

Highlights
  • See spectacular views of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding Alps
  • Walk on specially marked "Wanderweg" paths
  • Pass by historic castles, old chalets, and ornate villas and hear their history
  • Tour the beautiful Meggenhorn Castle
  • Experience the Swiss public transportation system
  • Visit a tucked-away 14th century suburb of Lucerne you might never know existed
  • Obtain a unique insight into this area outside of Lucerne
Full description
Spend a relaxing afternoon strolling along Lake Lucerne's most panoramic vistas and walking by old Swiss chalets, villas, and historic castles on a 4-hour tour through the countryside.

Begin with a short bus ride to the peninsula of Meggen, located on the northern shore of Lake Lucerne. Alongside the lake you will encounter the neo-baroque style manor of St. Charles Hall and view the enchanting statues of Rolf Brem. Continue to a small hamlet of 150-year old Swiss chalets and feel as though you have stepped back in time.

Next, walk past the now privately owned and lived-in 13th-century Neuhabsburg Castle, by ornate old world villas, and aside green pastures and working farmhouses. Arrive at the eastern entrance to the 17th-century Meggenhorn Castle. This estate includes vineyards and gardens with spectacular views of the surrounding Alps, and you will have the opportunity to pet farm animals and visit a lakeside statue of Christ before taking a guided tour.

Continue on a 30-minute walk to the Hotel Hermitage for cool refreshments at its lakeside terrace restaurant. From the Hotel Hermitage, you will return by the public bus back to the Lucerne train station. Although the tour ends, you might consider taking an additional walk alongside the Lucerne promenade as evening falls.
Includes
  • Full day Lucerne bus pass
  • Guided tour of Meggenhorn Castle
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks (you may want to bring a bottle of water with you)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Under the arch outside of the Lucerne Train Station

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
Know before you go
Tour departs rain or shine. Meeting point under the arch facing the lake at the Lucerne train station.

From £181.20 per person

Organized by

ECHO Rails & Trails

Product ID: 23178