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Switzerland & The Alps

  • Destination: Switzerland
  • Duration: 3 days

This tour will take you to the Swiss city of Lucerne. Located in north-central Switzerland, it is one of the most populous cities in the country. Located on the shore of Lake Lucerne, and within sight of Mount Pilatus and the Swiss Alps, you are sure to find this picturesque city a well-chosen destination. Groups can see Chapel Bridge (14th century wooden bridge), the Lion Monument, Jesuit Church, Water Spikes, Spreuer Bridge and many museums to during their stay in Lucerne.
If that wasn’t enough, nearby Mount Pilatus offers an ideal place for winter sport activities such as tobogganing, snowboarding and skiing (additional charges apply). This tour includes a stop in nearby Luxembourg during return travel where the group will get a chance to see one of the smallest sovereign and most economically advanced nations in Europe.

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Example itinerary

Day 1

Afternoon:Depart from school and travel for English Channel Crossing via ferry or Euroshuttle into France.

Evening: Travel through France.

Day 2

Morning: Onward travel and arrival in Switzerland.

Afternoon: Arrival in Lucerne and start of walking tour. See Lake Lucerne, Chapel Bridge, the Lion Monument, the Old Town of Lucerne and more.

Evening: Check-into hotel and overnight stay. Evening activities available upon request.

Day 3

Morning: After breakfast, enjoy your day in Lucerne by either visiting places of interest or participating in some winter sports.

Afternoon: Enjoy your free-time in Lucerne.

Evening: Arrival back in accommodation and overnight stay.

Day 4

Morning: After breakfast, check-out of hotel and travel through Switzerland into France.

Afternoon: Travel through France towards the Port of Calais.

Evening: Ferry or Euro shuttle crossing into England and onwards travel to school with arrival at school in the morning hours of the next day.

Sights & places of interest in Switzerland & The Alps

Lion Monument
Switzerland & The AlpsThis sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion commemorates the Swiss Guards who were killed during the 1792 storming of the Tuileries Palace during the French Revolution. It depicts a dying lion, implaed by a spear, covering a shield with the French monarchy’s coat of arms.

Swiss Museum of Transport
Switzerland & The AlpsThis museum exhibits all forms of transport as well as communications. It also contains a large collection of work by Hans erni, a local Lucerne artist. Among its collection are rare space objects which have returned to earth and can be seen such a Eureca, a 4.5 tonne satellite.
Lake Lucerne
Switzerland & The AlpsThe fourth largest lake in Switzerland and incredibly important to the city, it offers stunning views to those looking across it or to those from the top of the nearby mountains.

Chapel Bridge
Switzerland & The AlpsThis covered wooden bridge spans diagonally across the Reuss River in central Lucerne. It was named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel and houses paintings within its interior dating back to the 17th century. It is also the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe and the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge and is a symbol of Lucerne.

Mount Pilatus
Switzerland & The AlpsThis mountain overlooks Lucerne and is composed of several different summits of which the highest reaches 2,128 meters. Visitors can reach the top via the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway or via panoramic gondolas and cableways. Local legend says it was named after Pontius Pilate the Roman leader responsible for the death of Jesus.

The Rosengart Collection-Picasso Museum
Switzerland & The AlpsThe Rosengart Collection was the private art collection of Siegfried Rosengart. it is a Classic Modernism Museum with works from artists such as Pablo Picasso, Bonnard, Braque, Cezanne, Chagall, Kadinsky and many more great artists.

Ritterscher Palace
Switzerland & The AlpsThis palace was built for Lucerne’s mayor Lux Ritter in 1557. This Italian Renaissance style palace was built in 1557 and now serves as the seat of the cantonal government.

City Wall
Switzerland & The AlpsThe city of Lucerne was fortified city which was surrounded by these city walls from the 13th century. The are nine towers along the city walls and most of the city walls are well preserved for visitors today.

St. Leodegar Church
Switzerland & The AlpsThe church of St. Leodegar is a very important church and landmark in Lucerne. It was built from 1633 on a foundation of a Roman basilica which stood there. Today, it is one of the largest and art history rich churches of the German late renaissance period.

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