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Lucerne Holidays

The city where lakes and mountains combine

Occupying a stunning position on the banks of Lake Lucerne where the River Reuss meets the lake, Lucerne is a fascinating, colourful city winning the hearts of its many visitors. Small enough to discover on foot, explore the charming streets of the traffic-free ‘old-town’, with its frescoed buildings, delightful cafés, shops and boutiques, or drop by one of the city’s museums. Lake steamers regularly call in at the harbour, carrying guests to pretty lakeside villages such as Weggis and Vitznau, or to the local mountains of Mount Rigi, Stanserhorn and Pilatus Kulm, which all offer a good scope for walking. Our hotels in Lucerne offer a great choice of accommodation.

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Lucerne, Switzerland | 28th May 2018 | Inghams Summer

Useful Information

Resort Code: CHLC

Languages spoken:

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: CHF

  • from£929pp
  • 65 rooms
Hotel Montana, Lucerne, Switzerland - hotel exterior.jpg

Recently voted as one of Tripadvisor's Traveller's Choice Top 25 hotels in Switzerland and with easy access in moments to and from the lakeside by private elevator, this well-furnished hotel in an ‘Art Deco’ style, offers very comfortable accommodation and enjoys superb panoramic lake views.

  • from£759pp
  • 92 rooms
Hotel Continental Park, Lucerne, Switzerland - exterior.jpg

Enjoying a quiet yet central position just 5 minutes’ walk from the lake and a stone's throw from the railway station for boat and rail excursions.

  • from£749pp
  • 96 rooms
Hotel Waldstaetterhof, Lucerne, Switzerland - hotel exterior.jpg

With the public areas recently-refurbished, the Waldstätterhof is a well-established city hotel offering a good standard of accommodation and cuisine in an excellent central location.

  • from£849pp
Hotel Wilden Mann, Lucerne, Switzerland - hotel exterior.jpg

The Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann is a charming, comfortable hotel located right in the heart of Lucerne's beautiful historic old town. Dating back to 1860, the hotel has many original features and the rooms are individually-styled to give a tradition charm and boutique feel.

Travel and Transportation

Departure day Duration (nights) To Depart from
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14
3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14
3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14
4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14
Zurich Gatwick
Heathrow,
Luton,
London City,  
Manchester

Transfer Approx. 1hr by rail.

Departure day Duration (nights) To Depart from
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14
3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14
3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14
4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14
Geneva

Gatwick
Heathrow, 
Luton, 
London City,  
Edinburgh, 
Manchester,
Bristol,
Liverpool

Transfer Approx. 3hrs by rail.

Flight supplements may apply and are based on 7 nights midweek/weekend departures. Other UK regional airports are available on indirect flights.

Luggage Services

‘Fly-rail Luggage’ - send your luggage directly from your UK airport to your hotel for only £14 per item per way. See our transfers page for details. Or see here for frequently asked questions about your rail journey to and from resort

‘Fetch My Luggage’ - send your luggage direct to your hotel in advance so it is waiting for you on arrival from approx. £40 per item, per way.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Discount Travel Card – worth over £100 per person - included in the price of your holiday
  • Inghams Saver Plus Summer 2019 Save £50 PER COUPLE - whilst stocks last
  • Free guided city walking tour of Lucerne (stays of 7 or more nights)
  • Free 1hr panorama boat trip (stays of 7 or more nights)
  • Free 'Lucerne Visitors Card' Great for sightseeing with unlimited use of Lucerne's public buses up to zone 10 for access to various attractions. (issued locally)
  • Free travel on Swiss Transport Network for children up to 15 years incl.
  • Free daily packed lunches at selected hotels
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in resort

 

Special Offers

Excursions

 

PRE-BOOKABLE

Tell Regional Pass

2 consecutive days, £135 (2nd class)
5 consecutive days, £174 (2nd class)

Individual upgrades to 1st class tickets payable locally.

Discover the region with this great value pass, which gives you unlimited travel on regional boats, buses, trains and cable-cars including:

  • Free travel to summits Pilatus Kulm, Rigi Kulm and Stanserhorn for fantastic views and walking.
  • Free unlimited boat trips around the whole of Lake Lucerne to Weggis, Brunnen, Vitznau, Fluelen and Küssnacht
  • Free ‘Postbus’ travel in Lucerne, Weggis and Vitznau
  • Free trains to Meiringen, Engelberg, Zug and Arth-Goldau
  • Free trip on the Mount Titlis revolving aerial cable-car
  • Free unlimited boat trips on Lake Zug
  • Free unlimited use of city buses in Lucerne

1st class day ticket on Lake Lucerne

£44, daily
Spend the day cruising the lake, getting on and off as you please, with unlimited travel on the lovely boats.

‘Mount Rigi Roundtrip

£45, daily
Take a unique ride up to Mount Rigi on the oldest cogwheel railway in the world, to enjoy marvellous views and some easy scenic walking.

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip

£45, daily
A spectacular journey up to the summit of Lucerne’s impressive mountain for wonderful views over the lake.

Guided ‘Classic Walking Tour’ of Lucerne

£21, daily

2 hour tour of the old town, including Chapel Bridge.

BOOK LOCALLY

‘Cabrio’ open-top cable-car at Stanserhorn*

Many more options available locally through your Representative including:

£40, daily
Reach the summit on this 120yr old funicular route & cable-car for views over 10 lakes, alpine flowers, marmot park and revolving restaurant.

*Bookable locally - price for guidance only. Prices shown include Travel Card discount.

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Things To Do

  • Lake cruises
  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Lake swimming
  • Cinema

Lucerne is small enough to discover on foot allowing you to explore the charming streets of the traffic-free "old-town", with its frescoed buildings, delightful cafés, shops and boutiques, or drop by one of the city's museums. A regular fleet of lake steamers call in at the harbour, carrying people on holidays in Lucerne to picturesque lakeside villages such as Weggis and Vitznau, and to Mount Rigi, Bürgenstock, and Pilatus Kulm - reached by the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. There is good scope for walking on many of these local mountains. A free boat ride and city walking tour is included for those on Lucerne holidays who are staying for 7 or more nights.

Activity Information

Free Excursions

  • Free Panorama Boat Trip - 1 hour boat ride on the lake with commentary
  • Free Guided 'Classic Walking Tour' of Lucerne (approx. 2 hours)

Other things to do in and around Lucerne

  • Old town with cobbled streets and beautifully decorated facades
  • Public lake swimming, casino and cinema • Several churches with beautiful interiors
  • Great shopping plus regular markets
  • Swiss Army knife making in nearby Brunnen (approx. Sfr25 per person)
  • International Music Festival with some free events (14 Aug - 21 Sep 2015 and 12 Aug - 11 Sept 2016)
  • Trips to surrounding peaks including Pilatus, Mount Rigi, Stanserhorn and Bürgenstock
  • Many museums including the famous Museum of Transport
  • Lucerne Museum Pass available locally (approx. Sfr36 per person)
  • ‘Blue Balls’ music festival with some free concerts (19-27 Jul 2015, 22 - 30 Jul 2016)

Discount Travel Card included for all Inghams guests

Save up to 50% with your half-price card on trips of your choice across the Swiss transport network. Included in the price of your holiday, and worth over £80!

Your travel card is sent to you before departure with your rail transfer tickets.

Exploring on the Swiss Transport Network

Switzerland's excellent public transport network of mountain railways, cable-cars, steam boats and buses makes it a pleasure to explore the sights, at your own pace.

Great Value Travel Passes

Purchase a travel pass and only pay one inclusive price for your trips:

Prices shown include Travel Card discount.

Tell Regional Pass (pre-bookable)
2 consecutive days, £135 (2nd class)
5 consecutive days, £174 (2nd class)

10 consecutive days, £199 (2nd class)

Individual upgrades to 1st class tickets payable locally.

Discover the region with this great value pass, which gives you unlimited travel on regional boats, buses, trains and cable-cars including:

  • Free travel to summits Pilatus Kulm, Rigi Kulm and Stanserhorn for fantastic views, open-top cable-car and walking.
  • Free unlimited boat trips around the whole of Lake Lucerne to Weggis, Brunnen, Vitznau, Fluelen and Küssnacht
  • Free trains to Meiringen, Engelberg, Zug and Arth-Goldau
  • Free trip on the Mount Titlis revolving aerial cable-car
  • Free unlimited boat trips on Lake Zug
  • Free unlimited use of city buses in Lucerne
  • Free trip on Mount Titlis revolving cable-car
  • Upgrade to 1st class locally

Resort Combinations

Multi-Centres | You can combine your stay in Lucerne with any one or more resort(s) of your choice in Switzerland. We recommend Montreux or Wengen. Flexible durations available Transfers. between resorts via the Swiss transport network are included in your holiday price. Or try our recommended independent rail holiday that also features Lucerne: 'Gotthard Panorama’ or our escorted four-centre Swiss Classic Tour.