Lake Lucerne Circle Tour – Itinerary
Arrival in Luzern – check in at your hotel.
Two hour walking tour of the old town of Lucerne
Detailed briefing on the hiking tour, review of route, maps and itinerary.
Time for you to get clarification on any questions, queries, concerns you may have.
Overnight in Lucerne.
First hiking day – with a local guide.
Meet your guide at your hotel in Lucerne, and depart on a lake steamer to Beckenried.
Take the cable car up to 1593 m/5220 ft to begin your hike – approx. 4 hrs with about 200 m/650 ft of height variance during the day, learning everything you need about hiking for the rest of your tour on your own.
Descend by cable car to catch a postal bus to Seelisberg.
Overnight in Seelisberg.
Self-guided hike from Seelisberg to Brunnen.
Hike for 2 to 3 hours from Seelisberg to Bauen; take the lake steamer from Bauen to Brunnen.
Options to hike on further and take the lake steamer or train to Brunnen from other departure points.
Overnight in Brunnen.
Self-guided hike from Brunnen to Rigi Kaltbad – the most challenging day of the whole tour.
Begin with a ride up the Urmiberg cable car to 1198 m/3930 ft and then enjoy a moderate 5 to 6 hour hike to reach your hotel for the night at Rigi Kaltbad.
Overnight in Rigi-Kaltbad
Various options possible in case of bad weather.
Self-guided hike from Rigi-Kaltbad down to the lake and return to Lucerne
* Hike up to Rigi Kulm for a fantastic view, then take the cog wheel train to Vitznau and transfer by boat to Lucerne; or
* Cable car down to Weggis, take a short walk to the harbor and return to Lucerne by boat.
Overnight in Lucerne
Your tour officially ends after breakfast and you then follow your own onward travel arrangements.
If you wish to stay on in Lucerne or see another part of Switzerland, we would be happy to advise you.