Surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery from all angles, Lucerne makes the perfect base from which to explore central Switzerland and there are plenty of nearby attractions from which to soak up the views. To get you started, here are some of the most popular day trips from Lucerne.
Category: Suggested Itineraries
May 10, 2013
From luxury mountain chalets to lakeside beaches tucked in the foothills of the towering Swiss Alps, Switzerland has a host of sights to enchant visitors and with one of the best transport networks in Europe, it’s easy to cram multiple destinations into a week-long trip. Don’t be tempted to squeeze too much into your itinerary though – Switzerland is one country where the journey is always as spectacular as the destination, so take the time to travel by land and you’ll be rewarded with some of Europe’s most breathtaking vistas.
April 26, 2013
With some of the most jaw-dropping views in all of Europe and one of the world’s best rail networks, chugging through the countryside by train is the perfect way to take in Switzerland’s alpine wilderness. Here’s our pick of the best routes.
April 12, 2013
Straddling the border between France and Switzerland, the glittering expanse of Lake Geneva is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe, fed by the Rhone River and surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Swiss and French Alps. The lakeside region, often dubbed the Swiss Riviera is renowned as one of the most idyllic destinations in Switzerland, and the hillside retreats have gathered a number of famous fans over the years – icons like Audrey Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin and Sophia Loren are all one-time residents.
February 1, 2013
With its flawless scenery and world-renowned chocolatiers, Switzerland has plenty to boast about when it comes to romance. What could be more idyllic than hiding away in a luxury mountaintop chalet sipping champagne to some of Europe’s most breathtaking views and gorging on delicious Swiss chocolates?
January 18, 2013
At the heart of the famed Lavaux wine-growing region, the town of Vevey, Switzerland, has a prime location on the banks of Lake Geneva, encircled by the area’s famous tiered vineyards and snow-capped Alps. Here, visitors can explore the snaking alleyways of the old town, stroll the lakeside promenade and sample the old-world charms that make the Swiss Riviera so idyllic.