Welcome on a student weekend tour to Switzerland & The Alps.
Student Top Attractions in Lucerne
Friday Morning to Sunday evening
Departure from the UK Friday evening with overnight travel to Luzern.
2 nights at the IBIS hotel Luzern in a triple as standard and with breakfast included (optional upgrades available at extra cost).
Spend Saturday in the picturesque city of Lucerne/Luzern or enjoy a day out in the breath-taking Swiss Alps and a cable car ride to the top of the world!, and an opportunity to enjoy some seasonal activities including skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing (additional charges apply for winter sports activities). Cable car ticket is not included in the tour price and must be bought when in Switzerland.
Sunday you will have more time to in Luzern before travelling by Swiss Rail to the historic city of Basel and an evening flight with easyjet back to London.
The first city to join the Swiss Confederation, today Lucerne is a lovely small city with a thriving tourism industry, owing mainly to its status as a gateway to Central Switzerland. The city became a center of Swiss history and legend. Student travellers will find Lucerne a complete joy to get around on foot. The Old-Town is tiny, and most other interesting sites are within 20 minutes or so walk
Lake Lucerne: Encircled by popular excursion mountains, Lake Lucerne is the lake with the greatest scenic variety in the country. It is somewhat reminiscent of a fjord landscape, yet remains characterised by a mild lake climate.
Mount Pilatus: Mount Pilatus (2132m) has remained a much-loved destination for young and old alike. 2 cable cars, 7 restaurants, the steepest cogwheel railway in the world and the largest rope park in Central Switzerland promise a day out to remember!
Chapel Bridge: The Chapel Bridge, a landmark of Lucerne, is said to be the oldest woodbridge of Europe. The Bridge is made with wood and was built in 14th century as a protection for the city. Its amusing walking over it, as you can see about 100 pictures of 12th century city life and Swiss history. Join one of the walking tours going around! Unfortunately the bridge burned down on 18th August 1993. Within a few months it was rebuilt. The tower used as an oubliette (dungeon) is still in original condition.
Old Town Lucerne: The city is beautiful with great views of the mountains and a gorgeous lake, a scenic and historic old town, friendly people and excellent restaurants
Do not miss in Lucerne: The Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, Jesuit Church, Water Spikes, Spreuer Bridge and many museums.
Optional extras are also available, but they are not included in the tour price.
Optional room upgrades available at extra cost.
All standard rooms are for 3/4 people sharing. Rooms have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included on Sunday and Monday morning. * Note: In busier periods of the year (eg middle of winter) we may have alternative accommodation and possibly have higher numbers of people sharing a room or use a hostel rather than a hotel. *