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  • Winter William Tell Swiss Path Hike & Cruise

    An easy hike on Switzerland’s historic trail

    This beautiful walking trail follows a centuries-old mule path along a plateau taking you to the very heart of where Switzerland and its 700 year old democracy began. Spectacular mountain scenery and age-old rural scenes accompany the hiker along this historic route.


    • Walk on “the old mule track” used in the 13th century
    • Panoramic 2-1/2 to 3 hr hike along the plateau trail from Seelisberg to Bauen
    • From the plateau vantage, see views of the “Rütli” – the green meadow where Switzerland was founded in 1291
    • Across Lake Uri, see the Tell Chapel marking the place where William Tell escaped his 13th century Habsburg captors
    • Your 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 easy walking on mostly off-road paths and farm roads.


    November to March

    The walk is not possible after snowfalls and in icy conditions.
    Panoramic vistas cannot be guaranteed due to winter mist/fog.
    Not suitable for baby buggies or small children

    • Meet: 10:10 am – Under the arch in front of the Lucerne train station
    • Departure leaves promptly at 10:27 am
    • We return: 18:47 (6:47 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 15): 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 0-5 years are free

    5 or more contact ECHO Trails


    • Private tour with local English-speaking guide
    • All transportation from and return to Lucerne
    • Light lunch of traditional Alplermagrone

    Not Included

    • Personal beverages
    • Items of personal nature

    What to wear/bring

    • Water bottle
    • Warm layered clothing; warm windproof and waterproof jacket
    • Comfortable waterproof footwear

    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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