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Lucerne Lakeside and Villas Private Walking Tour

1. Lucerne Lakeside and Villas Private Walking Tour

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.

Lucerne: Full-Day Castles, Villages & Monasteries Tour

2. Lucerne: Full-Day Castles, Villages & Monasteries Tour

Travel in a comfortable car or minivan to the most beautiful palaces and admire its lavish interiors. Enjoy a private guided tour inside a luxurious villa and discover its well-kept secrets through a big art collection of paintings and porcelain. Take a moderate, inspiring walk along Lake Lucerne to explore the castle’s English garden and vineyards. Then, continue to a traditional Alpine monastery, a picture book place of breathtaking vistas and tranquility. Finish this unique tour at the white castle in Lucerne and just take in the outstanding views of the well-preserved Old Town, Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. You will have many photography opportunities along the way and also time to do a private photo shooting at every location. Every image will be taken and edited with professional equipment. Just the perfect way to keep memories alive. Switzerland’s castles, fortresses, chateaux and monasteries are pretty much the icing on its scenic cake. Whether set among vines, snuggled low on the lake’s edge or perched above towns, these imposing monuments look freshly minted for a fairy tale with their riots of turrets and impenetrable walls. Turner, Goethe and Lord Byron were among the Romantics inspired by Switzerland’s castles, which captured their vivid imaginations with their mysterious beauty, bloody medieval past and mood lifting views in the 19th century – just as they still captivate today. To start this tour, a visit to a classic villa by Lake Lucerne will be a must. There, you will take a private guided tour to the interior and listen to the stories behind its lavish halls, art collection, porcelain and also take some beautiful pictures during the tour inside the villa and outside in the pretty gardens. Take an enjoyable moderate 30 minute walk along the lake where you will have the opportunity to take pictures and also do a photo shooting at every beautiful spot along the way. Continue to the castle in Meggen with its vineyards offering a great panorama of the lake, the city and the beauty of the stunning surrounding area. Continue your journey driving for 10 minutes in a comfortable car to a lovely monastery, which is also above the city and offers unimaginable views. Afterwards, you will drive for 15 minutes towards Lucerne city and its picture perfect white castle, which offers jaw-dropping views of the Reuss River, Old Town, Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. Another memorable aspect of this tour beside the historic buildings will be the delightful landscape. The route along Lake Lucerne and from the high vantage points will be a perfect reminder of this.

Lucerne: City Tour with Cruise and All-You-Can-Eat Cheeses

3. Lucerne: City Tour with Cruise and All-You-Can-Eat Cheeses

Join a like-minded local guide around the most iconic Swiss city. Take in its picturesque lake, set against an impressive mountain backdrop among architectural gems and centuries-old sights such as the most-photographed subject in Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge. After your guided walking tour in the afternoon, take some free time to explore the charm of Lucerne’s old bridges, towers, and streets at your own leisure. Benefit from complete freedom to discover the city, with all the tips and insights your guide has provided. Next, head to the dock to admire the spectacular alpine landscape of the city from the water on an evening cruise. While you are cruising, savor an all you can eat fondue or raclette. Stroll along the beautiful old town and enjoy the most exquisite vistas of the Swiss Alps from Lucerne castle!

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Thank you Andrea and Ezra for a fantastic tour and a great Swiss experience, well worth it! A beautiful way to see the countryside and enjoy villas and sights!