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About Lucerne

Located on the shore of Switzerland’s famous lake of the same name, Lucerne is a popular post-cruise extension destination for river voyagers travelling on the Rhine and ending their cruise in Basel. Due to its proximity to Lake Lucerne and Mount Pilatus, Lucerne is a popular city destination for all types of tourists and was founded in 1178 after beginning life much more humbly, as the site of a Benedictine Monastery. It was situated on an important ancient trade route and continued to grow in importance as a city. During its long history it has been its own city state and joined the Swiss Confederacy as a reaction to the increasing influence of the powerful Hapsburg dynasty.

Exploring Lucerne

The lake itself is the city’s biggest attraction and an area of great natural beauty. Whether you take a stroll, hire a bicycle to explore the shore or take a boat ride across its waters, you are sure to appreciate the tranquility that the environment offers. There are photo opportunities galore and some great places to relax and enjoy a leisurely meal. Also, if you’re stopping in Lucerne overnight as part of your itinerary, make sure you don’t miss the spectacular sunset over the lake.

Mount Pilatus is another must-see natural landmark and, as you would imagine, the views from the observation deck at the summit are more than worth the trip. You can take a (very steep) train ride up the mountain and a cable car to get down but there is also a range of mountain trails and a rope park to try out if you’re feeling more adventurous.Either way, spending time on the mountain is always a worthwhile experience.

Architectural attractions in the city include the Chapel Bridge, a wooden covered footbridge across the River Reuss which was built in 1333 as part of the city’s defences and houses over 100 paintings in its roof which depict the city’s history. The city’s concert hall is another key landmark and boasts what many orchestral enthusiasts believe to some of the finest acoustics in the world. If you find yourself with an evening in Lucerne and a partial to taking in a show, the concert hall is certainly not to be missed.

Lucerne tips

A real centre for culture, Lucerne hosts a number of eclectic festivals throughout the year, so you may be lucky enough to catch a little of one of them during your visit. Particular highlights include the Orchestra, Blues and Yodelling festivals.

Lucerne Itineraries

Strasbourg

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Zurich

2 sailing dates April 2021 to June 2021
11 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Rudesheim

The Majestic Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich

1 sailing date August 2021
11 Nights From Frankfurt, to Zurich
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Amsterdam

Tulips of the Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich

1 sailing date April 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2789pp
Avignon

South of France with Switzerland from zurich

1 sailing date September 2021
14 Nights From Zurich, to France , Lyon
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £5039pp
Rudesheim

Zurich & Lucerne with The Majestic Rhine

2 sailing dates July 2021
11 Nights From Zurich, to Berlin
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Avignon

South of France with Switzerland

2 sailing dates May 2021 to August 2021
14 Nights From Lyon, France to , Zurich
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £4989pp
Lucerne

South of France with Switzerland from Zurich

1 sailing date September 2021
14 Nights From Zurich, to France , Lyon
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Strasbourg

The Romantic Rhine: Amsterdam to Basel

11 sailing dates April 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Heidelberg

Christmas Markets Along the Rhine - Northbound

4 sailing dates December 2021
7 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to Germany , Koln
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Colmar

The Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam - Southbound

4 sailing dates May 2021 to August 2021
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Bern
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Koblenz

Castles on the Rhine: Southbound

3 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Lucerne

Castles on the Rhine: Northbound

3 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
7 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Koblenz

Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date
7 Nights From , to
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Rudesheim

Christmas Markets Along the Rhine - Southbound

3 sailing dates November 2021 to December 2021
7 Nights From Koln, Germany to Switzerland , Basel
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Rudesheim

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland - Basel to Cologne

20 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to Germany , Cologne

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Amsterdam

Jewels of the Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich

8 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
10 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2989pp
Lucerne

Jewels of the Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich

11 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich

Save up to £1,000 per couple PLUS enjoy €150 to spend on-board per cabin. Book and pay in full by 31st October to save an additional £400 per couple. For Loyalty members receive an additional £200 per couple

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Rudesheim

The Rhine, Swiss Alps and Amsterdam Northbound

7 sailing dates April 2021 to September 2021
9 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Zurich

14 sailing dates May 2021 to October 2022
11 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Amsterdam

Autumn Along The Rhine

2 sailing dates September 2021
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Munich
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