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Switzerland

Experience Lucerne

From €715pp
Upgrade to 1st Class Rail & 4* Hotel from €866pp
Depart From
Fly from Cork
Departure Date
17 Apr 2020 - 20 Apr 2020
Alternative dates available on request
Duration
3 Nights
Destination
Switzerland
Price
From €715pp
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Fly from Cork to Zurich and spend four days exploring the beauty of Lucerne and its surroundings.

On arrival in Switzerland, take an onward rail transfer from Zurich to Lucerne. Make your way to your hotel for the next three nights. Lucerne is the gateway to central Switzerland. Situated on Lake Lucerne, it is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its souvenirs and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby mountain excursions, the town is a destination for many travel groups and individuals.

The mountains of Pilatus, Rigi and Stanserhorn are accessible by cableways, with picture book panoramas of the regions around Lucerne. Highlights of the city include the fully restored Chapel Bridge – one of Europe’s oldest wooden bridges and landmark of Lucerne – and Lake Lucerne itself. Discover the scenic beauty of the lake on one of the many different cruises offered by paddlewheel steamers and motor vessels. Overnight at your hotel in Lucerne.

After breakfast this morning, explore the vibrant city at the heart of Switzerland, with its unique blend of traditional architecture and contemporary events, on a relaxed city walking tour. Led by your experienced English-speaking tour guide, this scenic two-hour walk will reveal some of Lucerne’s famous attractions. 

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. In the evening: With outstandingly good food and the unique Stadtkeller atmosphere, you can enjoy carefree hours
amid original Swiss folklore. Traditional Swiss customs and usages, with alphorns, cowbells, national costumes, flag throwing and yodelling will make your visit to the Stadtkeller an unforgettable experience. The unique combination of good food, music and fun. Restaurant air-conditioned.

After breakfast today the excursion to Mt. Pilatus, known as the Dragon Mountain, is an exceptional experience. Travel by train or boat to Alpnachstad and with the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to Pilatus Kulm (2,132m). After spending the day at the summit, relaxing and enjoying the views over Lucerne, return by gondola and bus via Kriens.

On your final day- day 4- depart from Lucerne by rail transfer to Zurich, where you'll board your homeward flight to Cork.

Located in the heart of historic pedestrian downtown Luzern this 3-star hotel is ideal for city travelers.

Restaurants, boutiques, souvenir shops, museums, sights like the wooden chapel bridge, or Jesuit church, train- and boat station, as well as the Culture and Convention Center (KKL) are all within easy walking distance.

Enjoy a fascinating view of the Alps, and the warm Swiss hospitality the property offers you ever day.

 

Price is per adult sharing and includes:

  • Return flights and charges from Cork
  • Hand luggage
  • Rail tickets in 2nd or 1st Class for rail travel as per itinerary (Swiss Card incl. half fare discount).
  • 3 nights accommodation in the 3* Hotel des Alpes
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • Guided City Walk Sightseeing tour (daily Weds, Sat & Sun Apr)
  • - Mount Pilatus Roundtrip – unescorted (all year round) 
  • - Swiss Folklore Show & Dinner. (April – October only)
  • Menu: Cheese-Fondue

Various fresh salads

Sliced veal in mushroom cream sauce (vegetarian option available)

Swiss-Rösti

Meringue with applesauce and strawberry ice-cream

Including one drink (10cl red or white wine OR 50cl Stadtkeller Beer OR 1 soft drink)

Swiss folklore show

Please ask us about adding great value extras:

  • Travel insurance
  • Jungfraujoch - Unescorted/ Guided Mountain excursion
  • Mount Titlis – Unescorted/ Guided Mountain excursion
  • Mount Rigi - Unescorted Mountain excursion
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135, email info@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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