Tour Overview

$ 1,885 / person

  • Price$ 1,885
  • TypeAdventure Tours
  • Departure CityLucerne, Switzerland
  • Final DestinationLucerne, Switzerland
  • Contract Package
  • DestinationSwitzerland / Bern / Lucerne
  • Group TypeAdult groups, Couples, Friends 4+, Solo travelers
  • Duration 5 days 4 nights
  • LanguagesEnglish

Tour Description

As Switzerland is an out-of-the-season country, we invite you to discover its beauty in charming Wintertime. With this long weekend getaway, you enjoy the view over mountain peaks wrapped in snow, silver trees, and tiny houses. Stroll down narrow streets visiting Christmas markets with their unique charm and gluhwein aroma, meet locals and try authentic Swiss cuisine.

  1. Arrival in Lucerne and Walking tour
  2. Bern exploration and Christmas market visit
  3. Day trip to Mount Pilatus
  4. Lucerne Food Tour
  5. Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Lucerne

Upon arrival at Zurich airport, your private driver picks you up and brings you to the hotel in Lucerne.

In a bit, after your short rest, you meet your local guide in the hotel’s lobby and embark on a fascinating walking tour. In about 2.5 hours, you see the magnificent Old Town, Old Chapel Bridge, the world-famous Lion monument, and many more!

After the tour, you explore the city independently or rest in the hotel room.

Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 2: Day in Bern with Christmas markets visit

Today in the morning, you take a direct train to Bern, and your local guide will meet you upon arrival at the train station. Together with your guide, you explore the capital of Switzerland and see top city highlights: Einstein House, Gothic cathedral, Rosengarten, and many more.

After the tour, you have a wonderful time on the Christmas market right in the city center! We recommend you visit Christmas Market Orphanage Square, the primary Christmas market in Bern with a bug variety of gifts, tiny cute souvenirs, hot wine, and traditional sweets. Don’t hesitate to visit “Platzhirsch” – the popular restaurant on the market.

In the evening you take the train back to Lucerne.

Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 3: Day trip to Mount Pilatus

Today is a real adventure in your long weekend getaway itinerary. You discover one of the most famous mountains in Switzerland – Mount Pilatus. It’s located nearby Lucerne and is one of the most famous mountains in Switzerland. There are several legends locals believe. One of them applies that Pontius Pilatus was buried in a Lake there, and the Mount was called in his honor. Another one says the mountain is the belly f a giant, laying on his back. More pragmatic people explain the name of the Mount as “cloud-topped.” Allow yourself to explore all the legends and experience Mount Pilatus day trips. 

Your journey begins with a 1 hr boat ride to Alpnachstad directly to the foot of the Mount. Then you take one of the steepest cogwheel railways in the world (48 degrees), bringing you to the 7000 (2131 m) feet altitude.

On top of Pilatus, you admire the picturesque view over Luzern, which looks unreal from that height. Moreover, you observe the highest peaks of the area: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, Top of Europe, as well as to mount Titlis.

You come back by having a fascinating cable car and gondola rides and returning to Luzern by bus.

Please note: The boat trip can be replaced with a train or bus ride in case of bad weather.

Day 4: Lucerne Food Tour

This day you spend in Lucerne and immerse yourself in tasting mouth-watering local cuisine with a local expert. You visit the top 5 places and try the famous chocolate, cheese, and wine. Get your bellies ready, as today nobody will stay hungry!

Please note: The day in Lucerne can be replaced with a day trip to Basel.

 Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 5: Departure

This is the last day of your long weekend getaway. Today in the morning, you check out and have your private transfer to the airport. We wish you a great flight and looking forward to hearing your feedback!

Tour Highlights

The Chapel Bridge
Lion Monument
Old Town
Lucerne Food Tour
Day trip to Mount Pilatus
Bear enclosure
Einstein House
Gothic cathedral
Parliament building

Know before you go

  • Please, be sure to bring a Covid certificate. Restaurants are asking for it before allowing to go inside.
  • Please, be sure to pack accordingly to the weather forecast. Switzerland knows how to surprise even in the Summer.
  • To avoid exchange fees, please bring some cash (CHF - Swiss Francs) with you. It could be useful for tips for your guides, or getting some souvenirs.
  • Nobody expects you to tip in restaurants. Usually, tips are already included in the final bill.
  • Plan your shopping during the week, as on Sundays everything is closed, and you will not be able to buy souvenirs.
  • Please bring an adapter type J to plug your laptop, as plugs here are 230 volts.
  • Tap water is absolutely drinkable, as it goes directly from the mountains. Even in a restaurant, they can ask if you prefer tap water or in a bottle.

Tour Includes

  • All Transportation
  • Breakfasts
  • Downtown Hotels
  • Private tour
  • Private Transfer
  • Professional guides
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Unique Activities

General FAQs

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