The history and culture of Lucerne from medieval times to the present, with a private guide
With the historical wall and 9 towers still standing, the infamous Kapellbrücke and the gothic spires of the Hofkirche you almost feel like you stepped back in time. If you enjoy history then Lucerne is the proverbial jackpot. Come take a step back in time and envision how life was in 1290 when Switzerland was born. Learn how Luzern played a vital role in the birth of Switzerland as we know it. We will experience the highlights of the city and discover some lesser-known points of interest according to your interests.
During the tour we can climb some of the original 9 towers along the old fortified wall for a beautiful birds-eye view of the city, the lake and a look into the Alps. Along the way we can enjoy a gelato to enjoy as we walk around town exploring all that the city of Lucerne has to offer.
I will meet you at your hotel or at the Lucerne train station. Whichever is most convenient for you. This walking tour is your custom tour so we will work together to ensure the tour meets your expectations.
A normal tour consists of -After meeting at the train station we will walk to the Kapellbrücke then follow the Reuss River, past the historical Jesuitenkirche (the first large baroque church built in Lucerne). We will cross the Reuss River dating back the 14th century and head to the historical city wall. Normally 3 of the 9 towers are open to walk up and explore. From the tower we can visit the popular Lions Monument. From here we head back to Lucerne and walk the cobbled city streets of the Old City. Here you can purchase famous Swiss Chocolate, Swiss knives or cool down with a refreshing gelato.
**Tour time is flexible and the length can be adjusted to fit your needs. Contact me for more details and a quote**
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
Duration: 3 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 CHF - You only need extra money if you want snacks, drinks or souvenirs while taking the tour.
My car is a 5 person car. It comfortably seats 3 adult passengers (1 in front & 2 in back). A 4th passenger can be added if you are willing to sit 3 people in the back. For larger groups I have access to a larger vehicles. Please contact me for a quote.
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Doug was an energetic, knowledgeable tour guide. He was passionate about touring and we enjoyed spending the day with him!