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  • William Tell Swiss Path Hike & Cruise

    An easy hike on Switzerland’s historic trail

    Lucerne – Treib – Seelisberg – Bauen – Ruetli – Brunnen – Vitznau – Weggis – Lucerne

    This tour follows the historic beginnings of Switzerland while hiking the plateau panoramic national Swiss Path trail overlooking Lake Uri while surrounded by Swiss Alps and majestic scenery.

    The Swiss Path descends to the lakeside picturesque village of Bauen nestled against the Oberbauen Mountain.

    To wrap the day, we board the Lake Lucerne steamer for a sunset cruise back to the Lucerne train station.

    A minimum of two people are needed to sign up for this superb guided hike.

    • Walk on “the old mule track” used in the 13th century. Hike past the Beroldingen Castle
    • Panoramic 2-1/2 to 3 hr hike along the plateau trail from Seelisberg to Bauen
    • From the plateau vantage, there will be views of the “Ruelti” – the green meadow where Switzerland was founded in 1291
    • Across Lake Uri you can see Tell’s Chapel marking the place where William Tell escaped his 13th century Habsburg monarch captors
    • Guide will present a historical and cultural explanation of what you are seeing
    • Scenic Lake Lucerne steamer 2 hr cruise from our Swiss Path hike

    The Hike

    This is a 2-1/2 to 3 hour walk/hike.

    There is leisure time in Bauen to relax and explore.


    May through September  Click here for alternate seasons

    • Meet: 09:00 am – Under the arch in front of the Lucerne train station
    • Departure leaves promptly at 09:27 am
    • We return: 17:47 pm


    Adult Standard: CHF 340.00 per person, based on 2 or more
    Adult Standard: CHF 390.00 for one person

    Adult with Half-Tax Card Swiss: Standard Rate less CHF 45.00 per person
    Adult with Swiss/Tell-Pass/GA: Standard Rate less CHF 95.00 per person

    Child (Standard ages 6 to 16): CHF 170.00 per child
    Child with Half-Tax Card Swiss: Standard Child Rate less CHF 22.50 per child
    Child with Swiss/Tell-Pass/GA: Standard Child Rate less CHF 47.50 per child

    Children under 6 years are free

    5 or more contact ECHO Trails


    • Train & yellow postal bus from Lucerne via Stans to Seelisberg
    • Grilling Swiss sausages at scenic vista point for lunch
    • Lake Lucerne steamer from Bauen to Lucerne
    • English speaking, certified hiking guide accompanying the entire tour

    Not Included

    • Items of personal nature.
    • For the hike we recommended you bring 1-2 bottles of water.

    Cancellation policy
    The tour departs rain or shine.

    Full refund up to 24 hours prior to the tour departure.
    50% refund if cancelled by 6.00 p.m. the day before departure.
    No refund on the day of departure.

    When in Switzerland, just dial 079-813-36-10 to reach our office

    Booking within 5 days of your tour date?
    Please contact us directly in Lucerne.

    Calling outside of Switzerland: 41-79-813-36-10.
    Calling within Switzerland: 079-813-36-10
    or e-mail: office@echo-trails.com

    Map for William Tell Swiss Path Hike

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