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Lucerne Explorer

6 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

Discover the beating heart of Switzerland with captivating Lucerne as your base.

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6 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

Lucerne Explorer

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    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
    • Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 22 December 2019 departure will celebrate Christmas in Lucerne. The 29 December 2019 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Lucerne. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
    • Christmas Markets: Guests on departures 01, 08 and 15 December will experience the festivities of the Christmas Markets.
    • Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
    • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
    • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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    Departure date

    Zurich, Switzerland

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    Zurich, Switzerland

    Book and Pay By:

    i Flights available

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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
      • Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 22 December 2019 departure will celebrate Christmas in Lucerne. The 29 December 2019 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Lucerne. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
      • Christmas Markets: Guests on departures 01, 08 and 15 December will experience the festivities of the Christmas Markets.
      • Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Discover the beating heart of Switzerland with captivating Lucerne as your base. You'll savour mild Emmentaler cheese flavours, create your own chocolate and delve into the medieval heritage of this picture-book town.


      Trip type: City Explorer i

      Trip code: WSWIA

      5 Nights

      accommodation

      7 Meals
      • 5 breakfasts

      • 2 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Lucerne

        • VISIT the Laderach Chocolate Factory in Bilten, the Einsiedeln Abbey, the Emmentaler Show Dairy and Sonnenberg Bunker

        • VIEW the Chapel Bridge, the City Walls and Lion Monument


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 breakfasts

        • 2 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      1. Arrive Zurich – Lucerne (5 Nights)

      Straight out of a fairy tale, the beautiful lakeside setting of Lucerne is the perfect base from which to explore the heart of Switzerland. On arrival in Zurich, you'll be transferred to your home for the next five nights with some free time to indulge in its romantic surrounds before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception. We'll stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the Grand Hotel Europe promising sweeping lake vistas.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Grand Europe

      2. Lucerne Sightseeing

      Delve into Lucerne's heritage as a quiet Alpine retreat for aristocrats and even royalty, who sought refuge in their tranquil natural surrounds. Join a Local Specialist who will introduce you to such sights as the flower-lined 14th-century wooden Chapel Bridge, the poignant Lion Monument, built as a tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who died defending French King Louis XVI and the impressive city walls. Consider joining an Optional Experience ascending Mount Pilatus by cable car for spectacular views of Lake Lucerne.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      3. Lucerne – Excursions to Bilten and Einsiedelen

      What could be more Swiss than a melt-in-your-mouth chocolate experience? Today we journey to Bilten and visit Läderach Chocolatier. 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the delicate art of crafting Swiss chocolate during a workshop tour. Create your own moreish delights before your journey continues to the Alpine town of Einsiedeln. Here we'll visit the Abbey, a major resting point on the Way of St. James, which pilgrims have been visiting for over a thousand years. We return to Lucerne for an evening at leisure.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      4. Lucerne – Excursion to Sonnenberg Bunker

      Switzerland is renowned for its military defences. Today you'll have the opportunity to see this first-hand on a guided visit to Sonnenberg bunker, a highlight attraction in the city. This giant bunker, built at the height of the Cold War, was capable of accommodating over 20,000 people. The rest of the day is yours to explore Lucerne on your own terms. Take a stroll along the banks of the Reuss and admire the tall painted houses that line quiet squares tucked away amidst the medieval Altstadt's cobblestone lanes. You'll have plenty of time to shop for souvenirs, from chocolates and watches to Swiss Army Knives.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      5. Lucerne – Excursion to Emmental

      The creamy flavours of Emmental cheese are yours to enjoy today during an included excursion to the Emmentaler Show Dairy. Farmers from the surrounding villages bring their fresh milk to the dairy which processes this much-loved mild cheese now sold all over the world. 'Dive Into Culture' and discover the secret of Emmentaler's famous holes and sample some of the local produce. This afternoon, consider taking an optional horse and carriage ride to admire your epic natural surrounds before returning to Lucerne for a Farewell Dinner with new friends.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      6. Lucerne – Depart Zurich

      Our exploration of Lucerne and the surrounding Alpine countryside at its end, we bid our travel companions a fond farewell and take a transfer to Zurich Airport for our return journey home. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

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      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-ca/tours/lucerne-explorer?season=winter%202019%202020&tripcode=wswia for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Stays with Stories
        Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas at the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where warm Swiss hospitality and a grand past spanning over a century guarantee an unforgettable stay.

      • Dive into Culture
        Visit the Läderach Chocolatier in Bilten where you'll watch how Swiss chocolate is made and get to create your own. (Day 3)
        Savour the creamy flavours of Emmentaler at the Emmentaler Show Dairy. (Day 5)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Lucerne

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Lucerne

        • VISIT the Laderach Chocolate Factory in Bilten, the Einsiedeln Abbey, the Emmentaler Show Dairy and Sonnenberg Bunker

        • VIEW the Chapel Bridge, the City Walls and Lion Monument


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 breakfasts

        • 2 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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