Jan 24, 2020 - 10:44 PM
in reply to janeheidi
Lucerne is a good base to explore Lake Lucerne on boat. The ferry services run all year but much more frequently in summer. The cruise starts from the Lucerne pier not far from the train station and calls at selected towns/ villages along the lake before making its way back to Lucerne. Choose from a single or a round trip, you can even opt for a combination of cruise and mountain or sightseeing excursion. For example, you can take the ferry to Bürgenstock and then take the funicular to the Bürgenstock resort for a 360 degree panoramic view of the lake. From here you can also do a short hike to the Hammetscwand lift. Another example: take the ferry to Beckenried, then switch to the gondola to Klewenalp, a local mountain popular for skiing.
Have a look at this link for more cruise and excursion ideas: www.myswissalps.com/boatlakelucerne
In addition to boat trips, you can also do day trips to Rigi, Pilatus or Titlis by train.
It takes 3 hours to get to Geneva from Lucerne. If you have an early flight out to catch, I would highly recommend leaving the day before and spending the night in Geneva. If you leave early you could probably squeeze in a short tour of the city. Details here: www.myswissalps.com/hiking/geneva
Last modified on Jun 30, 2020 - 11:56 AM by Arno