Spectacular Northern Switzerland Tour from Lucerne

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Key Details
11 hours
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English, German

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What You'll Do
  • Discover Zürich, Switzerland's business and cultural hub
  • Sit back and relax on a comfortable coach while listening to your multilingual guide
  • Feel the roar and vibration of Europe's biggest waterfalls at the castle Laufen (if option booked)
  • Learn about medieval history on a stroll through the charming town of Stein am Rhein (if option booked)
This versatile full-day excursion shows you the spectacular Northern Switzerland. See Zürich, consecutively awarded "City with the world's best quality of life" and in the afternoon, visit of the Rhine Falls and the medieval town of Stein am Rhein.
What to Expect
In the morning, explore Zürich's Old Town on your own or take the best of Zürich city tour option and see see the highlights of this unique town. Pass by the castle-like National Museum, the shopping avenue Bahnhofstrasse, Zürich's famous financial district and the renowned Opera House.

Enjoy a photo stop at the picturesque Lake Zürich before riding up-hill by cogwheel train into the "Zürichberg" district with it's noble five-star Hotel Dolder Grand and many superb mansions of glorious past times. Enjoy breathtaking views to the city, the lake and the snow-covered Alps.

Cruising the university quarter you will see the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) and Zürich's art museum before reaching the charming Old Town. Make a photo stop with views of the patriarchal guild houses, St. Peter church with Europe's largest clock-face, the cathedral "Grossmünster" and the "Fraumünster" church with the stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. After an introduction to the Old Town scenic drive back on Limmatquai.

In the afternoon, you can discover Zurich on your own or book the Rhine Falls and Stein am Rhein tour which will drive you through picturesque landscape with gently rolling vineyards and charming farming villages to reach the splendid medieval castle Laufen! Enjoy your time at the mighty Rhine Falls - Europe's biggest waterfall and one of Switzerland major attractions! Delight in unique views from the panoramic lift and see how an average of 700'000 liters of water per second plunge across a width of 150 meters into the basin below.

The Belvedere panoramic trail brings you to the viewing platform right above the falls where you feel the spindrift of the rumbling waters. Those seeking the ultimate adventure might take the optional, thrilling boat ride in the fizzy waters below the falls.

Continue via Schaffhausen with its well-known Munot Fortress to the medieval town of Stein am Rhein. Learn about the well-preserved old town on a stroll and see the many distinctive medieval buildings such as the church, the former monastery of St. Georgen, the town houses, the gates and towers as well as the town hall and armory. Most of these half-timbered frame houses are made of stone with delicate wooden window frames and stun visitors with their exceptional frescoes. After some time at leisure drive back in the evening via Zürich to Lucerne.
What's Included
  • Transportation in a comfortable 48-seater coach
  • Professional, multilingual guide (English / German)
  • Audio-guide for city tours available in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese or Russian (if option booked)
  • Ticket for Dolder cogwheel train (if option booked)
  • Entrance fee to Schloss Laufen / Rhine Falls with panorama glass lift, Belvedere trail and Historama castle museum and viewing platform Känzeli (if option booked)
  • Guided walk through the medieval old town of Stein am Rhein (if option booked)
What's Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Boat ride in the Rhine basin (CHF 10 per adult, only available during summer months)
Meeting Point

Lucerne Tourism Office, Zentralstrasse 5, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland

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