May 26, 2017 - 8:32 AM
in reply to Mls7935
>> If it is bad weather, would going on a boat ride be worth it?
Mostly, yes. "Bad weather" in relation to visiting mountain tops can simply mean that the mountain tops are in the clouds, obscuring the views. A trip on the lake would not be affected by high-level clouds. Even in the rain, as long as visibility around the lake is reasonable, a boat trip would still be worth it.
>> we didn't know if it made sense to take a boat ride to another town on the lake and if so, where is recommended?
As you have planned a number of activities that will take up most of your day on Day 5, there is a nice round trip by boat to Beckenried, that you can do in the evening.
On the dates you are there (June 12-16), the last round trip leaves Luzern Bahnhofquai (wharf opposite Luzern railway station) at 19:12, and reaches Beckenried at 20:31. Stay on board for the return trip leaving Beckenried one minute later at 20:32 and arriving back at Luzern at 21:47. (This is the last boat back to Luzern). Sunset will be at 21:22, so during the last 20 minutes or so, you will enjoy the view of town and city lights as darkness falls. As you will have a Swiss Travel Pass, this trip will be free.
On Tuesdays to Saturdays, this trip is operated by steamship. On Mondays and Sundays it is a normal ship.
Dress warmly, including a scarf, as it can be chilly out on deck in the evening!
I did this trip on my last visit to Luzern, and I would like to thank Slowpoke for making me aware of it!
Last modified on May 26, 2017 - 8:36 AM by Alpenrose666