Lucerne holidays

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  • Resort facts

    • Transfer time

      Geneva - 3 hours

      Zurich - 1hour 15 minutes (Transfers by Swiss Rail)

    • Currency

      Swiss Franc

    • Sports and activities
    • Culture and history
    • Less than 2 hour transfer
    • Walking resort

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  • So what's it like?

    The beautiful clear blue waters of Lake Lucerne sit amongst the tree lined mountains of Central Switzerland.

    In the heart of Switzerland, Lucerne has a wealth of natural and man-made attractions and within that, embraces a natural blend of the old (Chapel Bridge) and the modern (the KKL concert hall).

    The old quarter of Lucerne retains its charm and character with quaint streets dotted with historical monuments, fresco paintings, fortifications and churches. The most famous historical sites in Lucerne are the 14th century Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. Sitting comfortably alongside its history is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with plenty of riverside cafés and restaurants to relax in.

    With the finger-like fjords of Lake Lucerne, this is a fantastic lake to explore by steamer. Alternatively for a more intimate experience, hire a motor boat or find your way to the lakeside lido swimming area for an invigorating dip


    Why not get the best out of Lake Lucerne with the Lucerne Discovery Package? Experience the stunning combination of lakes, mountains and cities that surround the beautiful Lake Lucerne. Discovery Packages are available for summer 2015 departure dates only - Must book before 30 April 2015.

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    Tell Regional Pass
    Get the most out of Lake Lucerne with 5 or 2 days unlimited travel on all regional trains, boats, mountain trains, cable cars and buses in the area. For access to the upstairs sections on the Lake Lucerne boats, upgrade to the 1st class Tell Pass.
    5 days unlimited travel in 15: 1st £164 2nd £144
    2 days unlimited travel in 7: 1st £120 2nd £105

    Getting about

    There is an excellent network of mountain railways, boats, paddle steamers, post buses and trains giving you access to all areas of the region and beyond. The Tell Pass offers free regional travel and if you wish to go further afield the Swiss Pass can provide free travel across Switzerland.

    By rail

    Make the most of the Swiss rail network with a Swiss pass giving you the freedom to explore the length and breadth of this intriguing country. Why not visit some of these places from Lucerne.

    Distance
    Bern 1hr
    Zurich 45mins
    Lugano 2hrs 30mins
    Interlaken 2hrs

    Important information

    Lucerne has no Thomson Holiday Advisor, you will be given a welcome pack and a contact number on arrival

    In brief

    • Visit fascinating museums and art galleries make a bee line for the transport museum
    • High quality luxury hotels to great value city hotels
    • Walk through the lush green meadows of Mount Pilatus to the tune of cow bells and alpine horns

    · Lakeside promenades · Riverside dining · Mount Pilatus and Rigi for some wonderful views and excellent walking trails · A trip around the lake on a paddle steamer · The Swiss Transport Museum is well worth a visit, trains, planes, racing cars, motorbikes and bicycles · Picasso museum · A day at Lucerne's lido for swimming in the lake and beach activities · A concert at the KKL

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