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  • Lake Lucerne Circle Tour – Itinerary

    Day 1
    Arrival in Switzerland and transfer to your hotel in Luzern

    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.

    Day 2
    First hiking day – with a local guide

    Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Lucerne and you will hike for approx. 4 hrs with about 200 m/650 ft of height variance during the day.

    Depart Lucerne on a lake steamer to Beckenried, take the cable car to Klewenalp (1593 m/5220 ft) to begin your hike along the dedicated ‘wild life trail’ to Stockhutte cable station.

    Descend by cable car to Emmetten to catch a postal bus to Seelisberg.
    Overnight in Seelisberg.

    Day 3
    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.
    Option to hike on further and take the lake steamer or train to Brunnen from other departure points.
    Overnight in Brunnen.

    Day 4
    Self-guided hike from Brunnen to Rigi Kaltbad

    Walk through Brunnen to the Urmiberg cable car station and ride up to the top (1198 m/3930 ft) and then enjoy an easy to moderate 5 to 5 ½ hour hike to Rigi Scheidegg and on to Rigi Kaltbad.
    Overnight in Rigi-Kaltbad

    Bad weather option:
    Take the train to Arth-Goldau, transfer to the Rigi Bahn cog wheel train to Staffel and then either walk or take the train on to Rigi-Kaltbad – approximate transportation cost CHF 50

    Day 5
    Self-guided hike from Rigi-Kaltbad down to the lake and return to Lucerne
    Options include:
    * 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

    Day 6
    End of tour after breakfast

    After breakfasting at the hotel, check out and 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.

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