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Post-Tour 8 Day Train Tour: Lucerne

Spend enchanting two days in Lucerne and visit two famous peaks: Pilatus and Rigi. 

Tour Overview

From $650 | Self-Guided Group Tour | From June to September

Our Post-Tour 8 Day Train Tour Lucerne is a perfect way to round up your Grand Train Tour experience. Stay for two nights in the beautiful city of Lucerne and explore two famous mountains: Rigi and Pilatus on a day guided tour.

On this guided Post-Tour 8 Day Train Tour Lucerne, you will get to spend 3 days in the scenic city of Lucerne. Enjoy the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town and stroll along the shore of Lake Lucerne. Experience a fantastic adventure visiting the peaks of Rigi and Pilatus mountains in one day. Enjoy the assistance of our local Swiss resident guide, who will share fascinating insights about the history, nature, and tourism of Central Switzerland.

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This Post-Tour 8 Day Train Tour Lucerne has been designed to complement your 8-day Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. Extend your stay to experience the scenic city of Lucerne and explore it’s two famous mountains, Rigi and Pilatus. 

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Today we leave the Italian part of Switzerland and head north through the original Gotthard tunnel, built in 1882. It connects the North Sea with the Mediterranean, facilitating the movement of goods and people between northern and southern Europe.

We should arrive in Fluelen before 12. Here we will board a 100-year-old steam ship for a two-hour cruise. We will glide across Lake Lucerne, past mystical bays and picturesque landscapes while enjoying a delicious lunch.

Along the way we will pass many sites steeped in Swiss history, including the Rütli meadow where Switzerland was founded in 1291, the Schiller Stone and Tell’s Chapel.

Upon arrival in Lucerne around 3 p.m. you will follow the group to the train station. Here, the guide will explain you the way to the hotel, which will be up to 5 min walking distance from the train station. You will get to the hotel by yourself.

You will enjoy a free afternoon and evening. Your guide will be happy to suggest things to do and places to eat and drink.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch. 

Accommodation: Hotel Waldstätterhof (or similar)

Lucerne Historic Guided Day Hike

Meet your ECHO Rails & Trails guide at your hotel at 8:45 am for a guided tour up to Lucerne’s home mountain: Rigi.

Experience a unique combination of a train, gondola, cogwheel train and lake cruise for a truly adventurous day. Ascend the home mountain of Lucerne, Rigi, with the oldest cogwheel train in Europe, and enjoy a fantastic view of the Lake Lucerne. Upon your wish, ideas for flexible gentle walks will be provided.  From the top of Rigi, you will descend to Rigi Kaltbad where you will take a gondola to Weggis. Here you will board a ship direction Lucerne.

Your guide will escort you to the hotel or point other places of interest. The guide will also be happy to suggest the best places for food and drink in Lucerne. 

Dinner on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel Waldstätterhof (or similar) 

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Today is your departure day.

Bear in mind that the guide will not assist you on the way to Zurich Airport. Travel time from Lucerne Main station to Zurich Kloten (Zurich Airport) is about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Make sure that you schedule you return flights accordingly.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Details and pricing

Price US $650 per person with double occupancy.

Additional US $100 single supplement fee if traveling alone.

  • 2 nights lodging in a 3* Hotel
  • 2 Swiss Breakfasts
  • Lucerne guided tour
  • Day trip to Pilatus and Rigi with English-speaking guide
  • Extended Swiss Pass Flex
  • Pilatus train and gondola tickets
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Items of personal nature
  • Guided assistance to the airport

See our Cancellation Policy for more details.

Visa, Maestro, and Mastercard are commonly accepted in Switzerland. American Express is not so popular and many businesses don’t accept it. The country is becoming more and more cashless with contactless and mobile payments (Google and Apple Pay). Still, it’s useful to have some cash on you while travelling. All banks provide currency exchange services at a favorable rate.

Moderate Fitness Required

This trip is based on public transport and you require moderate physical fitness to be able to change the platforms, stops and trains in time.

Walking on unpaved roads can be expected when visiting Pilatus and Rigi. the length and difficulty of thr walks will be adjusted to the preferences and fitness level of the participants.

Stairs, ramps, and other obstacles should be expected. You should be able to walk about 5000 to 7000 steps a day.

  1. Click on any of the “Book now” buttons on the page.
  2. You will be redirected to our dedicated booking platform.
  3. Choose a desired date for your trip and add number of participants. Select departure time, if applicable.
  4. Fill out the form with all travellers’ details and click “Confirm booking”.
  5. Once we receive your booking request you will be sent an email with payment instructions from our partner Flywire.
  6. Follow the instructions in the email.
  7. Once the payment is processed, your booking is confirmed.

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