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Scenic Switzerland – Winter Wonderland

 

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  • Overview

    highlights

    • Relax in peaceful Hergiswil
    • Explore the beautiful lakeside city of Lucerne
    • Admire the Emmer Valley’s incredible landscape
    • Call at charming Thun and picturesque Brienz
    • Visit Lugano, located on the banks of Lake Lugano

    Discover the best of Switzerland this winter, as we explore some of this fantastic country’s most amazing sights. From our base in picturesque Hergiswil, we’ll make our way to Lucerne, take a tour of the magnificent Emmer Valley and spend time in pretty Lugano. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Scenery


    Lucerne in winter
      
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    In Lucerne, we’ll find a beautiful Old Town - admire its medieval buildings decorated with ornate frescoes, stroll along the narrow streets and discover its many shops and sights. With its location on Lake Lucerne, there will be plenty of beautiful scenery to take in during our excursion here as well.

    We will then take a tour of the famous Emmer Valley - well-known for Swiss Emmental cheese, and for its stunning landscape. Sit back and relax during our scenic drive today, as we call at the ancient town of Thun, situated on the banks of the Aare River, and the charming lakeside town of Brienz.

    Our final included excursion will see us travelling south to visit Lugano, close to the Italian border. This Italian-speaking town is known as the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland’ due to its popularity with celebrities, and is filled with excellent sights. Admire views over Lake Lugano, go shopping, or perhaps visit one of the town’s many museums.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Seehotel Pilatus

    • Seehotel Pilatus
    • Seehotel Pilatus

    The popular Seehotel Pilatus has a great location on the lakeside, excellent leisure facilities and a pleasant relaxing garden with lake views for guests to enjoy.

    • All bedrooms are equipped with radio, telephone, hairdryer and satellite TV
    • Dining room with superb lake view serving buffet breakfast and dinner with choice of two menus
    • Lakeside terraces and lawns
    • Free use of Aqua Romana leisure centre with indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room
    • Bar
    • Lifts
    • Official 4-star rating
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Lake Thun
    Full Day: Emmer Valley, calling at Thun and Brienz
    Sit back and relax during our drive through the enchanting Emmer Valley. This valley is home to Switzerland’s famous Emmental cheese, but its stunning natural beauty is its main draw. Take in splendid views as we make our way to the historical town of Thun, as well as visiting charming Brienz, famous for its wood carving heritage. 
    Lake trees & buildings
    Full Day: Lugano
    Lugano is one of the most popular lakeside cities in Switzerland. Named after the lake it sits on the banks of, Lugano is famous for its bustling atmosphere, amazing attractions and - of course - stunning location. 

    In Lugano, we’ll find narrow cobblestone streets lined with boutiques and excellent little shops where we can purchase souvenirs and mementos of our time here. We’ll also be able to take advantage of the many pavement cafes with superb views out over the lake, so we can admire the scenery here. 
     
    Lucerne in winter
    Half Day: Lucerne

    Join us for an included visit to beautiful Lucerne, full of medieval frescoed buildings, charming narrow streets, decorative fountains and numerous pavement cafes. Explore at leisure to take in the city's many attractions, such as the beautiful Chapel Bridge, the octagonal Water Tower and Lucerne's Old Town. 

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Einsiedeln
    Half Day: Einsiedeln and Monastery
    Join us as we make our way to the picturesque town of Einsiedeln, famous for its idyllic location on Lake Sihl, the largest reservoir in Switzerland. Admire beautiful scenery here, go shopping in the town centre, and admire the town’s many landmarks. 

    One of Einsiedeln’s most well-known attractions is its imposing Abbey. Dating from medieval times, this Baroque masterpiece has over 1,000 years of history and is a pilgrimage destination. We will explore this fascinating monastery during our time here, with the opportunity to see the famous ‘Black Madonna’ - an awe-inspiring painting of the Madonna and baby Jesus.  
    Mount Titliss
    Half Day: Engelberg
    We'll discover the popular town of Engelberg with our optional excursion today. Admire amazing views of the gigantic Mount Titlis, which forms an incredible backdrop to the town. Spend time exploring this charming town to take in its traditional atmosphere, or why not go shopping for souvenirs? 
    Lake Lucerne
    Lucerne Guided Walking Tour
    Join us as we explore the picturesque city of Lucerne to discover more of this charming destination's attractions with a guided walking tour. We'll make our way around the city with our experienced guide, who will point out the town's famous sights, such as the Chapel Bridge over the Reuss River, as well as the beautiful architecture in the city's Old Town. 
    Lake Lucerne steamer
    Lucerne Paddlesteamer Cruise
    Board a first-class paddlesteamer on Lake Lucerne to enjoy a relaxing cruise across this serene lake. Lake Lucerne is famous for its amazing scenery, with placid waters and amazing views of the surrounding mountains. Sit back, relax and take in this incredible landscape during our optional cruise.
    Mount Titlis cable car
    Mount Titlis Cable Car

    Enjoy a cable car ride to experience the breath-taking scenery of Mount Titlis. These cable cars are the world’s first to be fully revolving, so they’ll offer us with an amazing view of the mountain’s snowy peaks and the scenery below.

 


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What's included

  • Return coach travel
  • Eight nights accommodation
  • Overnight stays on outbound and return journeys
  • Daily breakfast, seven evening meals
  • Porterage
  • Three included excursions
Seehotel Pilatus

Seehotel Pilatus

The popular Seehotel Pilatus has a great location on the lakeside, excellent leisure facilities and a pleasant relaxing garden with lake views for guests to enjoy.

Learn more about the hotel

Seehotel Pilatus

  • Seehotel Pilatus
  • Seehotel Pilatus

The popular Seehotel Pilatus has a great location on the lakeside, excellent leisure facilities and a pleasant relaxing garden with lake views for guests to enjoy.

  • All bedrooms are equipped with radio, telephone, hairdryer and satellite TV
  • Dining room with superb lake view serving buffet breakfast and dinner with choice of two menus
  • Lakeside terraces and lawns
  • Free use of Aqua Romana leisure centre with indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room
  • Bar
  • Lifts
  • Official 4-star rating
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  • British Travel Awards
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