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Vitznau Holidays

Tranquil lakeside village close to Lucerne

The picturesque villages of Weggis and Vitznau are located right on the shores of Lake Lucerne, only 15 minutes apart by lake steamer and approx. 40 minutes by boat from the city of Lucerne. This is a beautiful region, steeped in history and romance - the legend of ‘William Tell’ and other colourful stories unfold in this corner of the world. Both villages have lovely flower-lined lakeside promenades with cafés and restaurants in which to enjoy beautiful evening sunsets. Take a paddle steamer to the lakeside destination of your choice, or just enjoy cruising and lunching on board.

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Useful Information

Resort Code: CHVZ

Languages spoken:

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: CHF

  • from£534pp
  • 36 rooms
Hotel Rigi, Vitznau, Lake Lucerne, Switzerland - hotel exterior2

Just 2 minutes' walk from the steamers' landing stage, this small, friendly, family-run hotel has a cosy, informal atmosphere and is attractively furnished in traditional style.

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. 2hrs by rail/boat or 2hr 30 mins by rail/bus.

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

 

 

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Discount Travel Card – worth over £100 per person - included in the price of your holiday
  • 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
  • Visiting Inghams Rep service

* Guests must pay locally for boat to starting point in Lucerne

Special Offers

Excursions

Free Excursions*

  • Free guided city walk of Lucerne (approx. 2 hours)
  • Free 1 hour panoramic boat trip

*Free excursions are available to guests staying 7 nights or more. Free excursions start in Lucerne - guests must pay locally for boat to Lucerne.

PRE-BOOKABLE

Price include travel card discount

1st Class day ticket on Lake Lucerne

From £45, daily

Spend the day cruising the lake, getting on and off as you please. Discover towns such as Flülen and Altdorf, ‘birthplace’ of William Tell.

Mount ‘Rigi Roundtrip’

From £33, daily
Mount Rigi is known as the ‘Queen of the Mountains’. Take the cogwheel railway from Vitznau, and return by cable-car to Weggis (or vice versa). Return boat journey between Vitznau and Weggis included.

Pilatus Golden Round trip

From £51, daily
A journey to the summit of Lucerne’s impressive mountain. Guided ‘Classic Walking

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

10 consecutive days, from £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

 

Many more options available locally through your Representative.

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
  • Cable cars
  • Cycling
  • Museum
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Lake swimming

Free concerts are given on the Weggis promenade most days, and there is a programme of guided walks and excursions. Another must is a ride up the Rigi mountain by cable-car from Weggis or cog-wheel railway from Vitznau.

Activity Information

Other things to do in and around Lake Lucerne

  • Welcome drink and regular concerts at Weggis lakeside pavilion
  • Weekly ‘cultural walk’ in Weggis (usually Mondays)
  • Welcome drink and weekly concerts at Vitznau pavilion
  • Vist the glassmaker’s showroom in Hergiswil, near Lucerne
  • Visit Lucerne for its famous old town, landmarks, museums and shops
  • ‘Heirassa’ folk music festival
  • ‘Rose Festival’ in Weggis with flower and food markets, live music and firework display
  • Go down to the lakeside towards evening for its fabulous sunsets

 

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.

Free Excursions* & Inghams Plus

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

*Free excursions are available to guests staying 7 nights or more. Free excursions start in Lucerne - guests must pay locally for boat to Lucerne.

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

10 consecutive days, from £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

 

Don't miss these recommended trips...

Pre-Bookable

1st class day ticket on Lake Lucerne from £45, daily
Spend the day cruising the lake, getting on and off as you please. Discover towns such as Flülen and Altdorf, ‘birthplace’ of William Tell.

‘Mount Rigi Roundtrip’ from £33, daily

Mount Rigi is known as the ‘Queen of the Mountains’. Take the cogwheel railway from Vitznau, and return by cable car to Weggis (or vice versa). Return boat journey between Vitznau and Weggis included.

Pilatus Golden Round trip from £51

Many more options available locally through your Representative.

 

 

 

Walking

The beautiful mountain walking area of Rigi behind Weggis and Vitznau is a must for all visitors, with over 100km of well-marked trails suitable for levels. The views from the summit of the lake and surrounding mountains are amazing and well worth the trip. The Rigi mountain is rich in flora with over 900 species of flowers and plants flourishing on its slopes. The ‘Flower Path’ takes you from the Rigi Kaltbad to Staffel with signs in English explaining the identified species along the way. Or take the easier walk to Unterstetten passing through lovely alpine meadows. The nearby mountains of Pilatus and Engelberg provide further walking terrain. The local Weggis/ Vitznau tourist office runs an attractive programme of guided walks and days out all season (pay locally).

Multi-Centres | You can combine your stay on Lake Lucerne with any one or more resort (s) of your choice in Switzerland. We recommend Locarno, Interlaken or Montreux. Flexible durations available. Transfers between resorts via the Swiss transport network are included. 

 

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