Many people ask me to plan a Swiss trip for them.
When I ask what they want to experience, I hear things like panoramic Swiss Alps, green pastures, cows, cheese, trains, chocolate etc. These are all things you can see and experience in and around Lucerne. And if they are limited in time, I recommend visiting Lucerne because the Lake Lucerne region offers the best use of their time to maximize their Swiss trip experience. Here are some of the main reasons why visiting Lucerne as your first Swissplaace offers visitors a great Swiss experience.
.. Easy to get to – An hour by train from the Zurich airport.
…Small enough – enjoy walking around in a medieval town on your own.
…Super scenic & easy access – with the lake across the street from the train station and great visibility to two 6,ooo ft Mt. Rigi & 7,000 Mt. Pilatus peaks with amazing views of the hundreds of Central Swiss Alps peaks.
..Easy to get around – train, boat, tram and bus transportation all available from the central train station area.
Lucerne is where our Swiss office is based and why we offer over 10-different Guided Lucerne Day walking & hiking tours. Echo Trails starts its 12-Day and 8 Day Swiss Alps Rail Tours in Lucerne.
With easy, year-round access by cogwheel mountain railway or cable-car, it is a favorite hiking destination especially in the Winter months when there is thick fog shrouding the city and lake below.
This easy day tour follows the historic beginnings of Switzerland and William Tell, while hiking the plateau panoramic national Swiss Path trail overlooking Lake Uri while surrounded by majestic Swiss Alps.
Join Echo Trails for our Lucerne country panoramic walk on the ridge of a hill, at the height of 600 meters, takes you through green pastures, working bio farm, a vineyard and past old Swiss chalets