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Lucerne at Christmas

(Tour code: WMX17)Dash through the snow on a horse-drawn sleigh ride

Spend Christmas amidst the stunning peaks of Switzerland on a delightful holiday by rail. Dash through the snow on a horse-drawn sleigh ride, take in breathtaking views from the summits of Rigi Kulm and Mount Pilatus, and enjoy a special Christmas Eve dinner to celebrate the season in style.

Tour Highlights
  • Lucerne
  • Mount Rigi Railway
  • Rigi Kulm
  • Engelberg
  • Sleigh ride
  • Special Christmas Eve dinner
  • Mount Pilatus
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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Lucerne Winter
Days 1-2

London to Lucerne and Mount Rigi

Our tour begins today in London, where we board our direct flight to Zurich. On arrival, we transfer by rail to the pretty Swiss town of Lucerne, where we stay at the elegant 4-Star Hotel Wilden Mann, close to the Kapellbrücke Bridge and boasting its own well-stocked wine cellar. We enjoy dinner in the hotel this evening. On Day 2, we travel on the Mount Rigi Railway to the summit of Rigi Kulm, known as the 'Queen of Mountains.' Here we enjoy impressive views across sparkling Lake Lucerne and the surrounding peaks, dusted with snow at this time of year.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Engelberg Angel Mountain
Days 3-4

Engelberg and a Christmas Day sleigh ride

Today is Christmas Day, and our tour takes us to charming Engelberg, a picture-perfect Swiss town whose name means 'Angel Mountain.' Here we enjoy a delightful sleigh ride in a horse-drawn carriage, travelling through the snow-sprinkled streets in true festive style - an unforgettable way to celebrate Christmas. Later we return to Lucerne for a traditional Christmas dinner. The next day is Boxing Day, which we spend at leisure. You may choose to visit nearby Interlaken, a stunning town nestled between two shimmering lakes. Alternatively, enjoy exploring pretty Lucerne. The Old Town is within walking distance of our hotel, offering beautiful architecture and a serene atmosphere that once made Lucerne a favourite retreat for Queen Victoria.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast
Mount Pilatus
Day 5

Mount Pilatus

Today we take an exciting excursion to Mount Pilatus, a spectacular mountain that watches over Lucerne. At this time of year, we ascend to the summit by cable car, taking in breathtaking views of Lake Lucerne's deep blue waters and the frosted crown of Pilatus.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Flight Home
Day 6

Return to London

After breakfast today, we depart beautiful Switzerland. We transfer to Zurich airport by rail, where we board our scheduled flight to London. On arrival, your tour concludes.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.


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