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Lake Lucerne Tour

8 days / unescorted


From £905
 
 
 
Lucerne - Seelisberg - Flüelen - Brunnen - Rigi - Küssnacht - Lucerne

This round trip around Lake Lucerne provides fantastic views of the valley, the surrounding hills and the lake. You wander past alpine meadows, steep cliffs and placid mountain lakes. Mountain inns invite you inside to recharge, while mountain railways make sure that the more strenuous uphill and downhill sections do not get excessive.

Key facts

- Grade B - Intermediate
- Average walking time: 5-6h
- Start / End: Lucerne
- Terrain: Lakeside walks, partly above tree line, forest paths, alpine meadows
- Swiss Card giving 50% reduction on trains, boats, buses and funiculairs
- Accommodation: 3-star-Hotels (Special: Exchange hotel night for 'sleeping in the straw' on a farm)
- Meals: Breakfast
- Local Transport: Day 2 and 5 - to be paid on the spot. (Approx. CHF 22 pp in total)

Programme

Day 1: Arrival
Air or rail travel to Switzerland. Transfer to lakeside town Lucerne.
Day 2:

Lucerne - Seelisberg
From Lucerne by train and cable car to Niederrickenbach well-known for its shops selling alpine herbs. Continue further along through beautiful sycamore woods along the well-known game observation trail. Cable car to Emmeten and by Postbus to Seelisberg. Hiking time 5h30. Overnight in Seelisberg.

Day 3: Seelisberg - Flüelen
Today the trail takes in parts of the 'Swiss Path' which winds around Lake Uri. Partly along steps hewn into the cliff side, partly on smooth trails you will wander past numerous inns and beaches with frequent, splendid views of the lake. Hiking time: 5h15. Overnight in Flüelen.
Day 4: Flüelen - Brunnen
Between Flüelen and Sisikon the path winds along the lakeshore. The climb from Sisikon onwards is challenging, but there is a relaxing Spa complex in Morschach you might want to enjoy before continuing. Hiking time: 4h10. Overnight in Küssnacht.
Day 5: Brunnen - Rigi Kaltbad
By cable car to Urmiberg. Mount Rigi, Queen of the Mountains, is a hiker's dream. The section from Urmiberg via Scheidegg to Kaltbad is a hike that can only be described with superlatives. Unmatched views, at times over four lakes, are guaranteed. Hiking time: 4h30. Overnight in Rigi Kaltbad.
Day 6: Rigi Kaltbad - Küssnacht
On a sunny day and at an altitude of 1,800m Mount Rigi is an attractive destination for day trippers and many people will join you on the ascent from Kaltbad to Rigi Kulm. Continue down via Seebodenalp to Küssnacht. Hiking time: 4h30. Overnight in Küssnacht.
Day 7: Küssnacht - Lucerne
The hike around Lucerne ends up with a splendid finishing stretch across the Dietschiberg. After a short descent the path leads to the heart of Lucerne, along the lake side promenade. Hiking time: 5h30. Overnight in Lucerne.
Day 8: Departure
Return journey to the UK.

This tour can also be booked with: 5 days / 4 nights Lucerne - Brunnen

Dates & Prices

Departures: Daily 01 June - 15 October 2012.
 
Prices:

8 days / 7 nights
- From £905 per adult for sharing twin/double room
- From £1098 per adult for single room

5 days / 4 nights
- From £610 per adult for sharing twin/double room
- From £719 per adult for single room
 
Price includes:
Return flights in economy class from major UK airports, airport taxes, overnights as per itinerary, breakfast, 2nd class rail transfer from and to airport, Half Fare Swiss Card, luggage transfers from hotel to hotel, local transport (exceptions: Day 2 & 5), hikes and walks as per itinerary, detailed route notes and maps, comprehensive travel documentation.

Payment by credit card:
A charge of 1% up to a maximum of £15 will apply when paying by credit card (Diners Card cannot be accepted). No charge will be made for debit cards.