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Walk through diverse landscapes, from mountain ridges to meadows on this wonderful week long self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking holiday. Be awed by the stunning vistas of the lake, the varied nature and the picturesque villages.


From £1140pp (from £1470pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 6 days, 7 nights
Departures: Various departures from June to October
Start point: Lucerne
End point: Weggis

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Detailed Description of this Walking Holiday around Lake Lucerne

With tremendous mountains and landscapes all around, Lake Lucerne is Switzerland's most idyllic lake. Historic steamers ply the resplendent blue waters, connecting the handsome city of Lucerne with the pretty villages along the shore. High above the lake, walkers take in the magnificent peaks and views. The rack railways give easy access to panoramic high paths, allowing you to admire this gorgeous area to the full.

This unique walk combines excellent walking with thrilling boat, rail and cable car journeys (all included) that take you right to the heart of the mountains, avoiding too many steep parts on foot. This high-altitude walk is suitable for all of average fitness, including a mix of short uphill routes and longer flat routes. The landscapes through which you walk are incredibly varied, and the shape of the lake, together with the reflections of the light, make for a constantly changing panorama of which it is impossible to tire. In late June and throughout July, the flowers are in full bloom, while September is a favourite time for walkers.

The start point Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann in Lucerne is situated close to the city’s famous bridge, the Kapellbrücke. This romantic 4 star hotel has been beautifully converted from several 16th-century townhouses. The interior is handsome and atmospheric, and you can choose to dine in the hotel’s own superb restaurants (pay locally) or in one of the city’s many eateries.

What our customers say:

Ms Gliddon of Australia
The highlight was the beautiful Alps – with walks perfectly pitched and timed. A little physical challenge every day – and time to take photos and explore little treasure places along the way... before arriving just in time for a cold beer on the terrace in the evening.

Mr Davis of Abingdon
The scenery and pleasantness of the Swiss people was a highlight. It was a great adventure and introduction to our first ever walking holiday. We will continue to take holidays like this for a long time as this was a great and rewarding experience. The guided notes were terrific and extremely thorough and helpful.

Mrs Wilde of Hertfordshire
I thought the choice of hotels, places and walks was absolutely excellent - I agree with the comment on the website, that you felt as if you had seen Switzerland in miniature by the end - there was so much variety, but all with quality and friendliness. I am very impressed by Inntravel and would definitely use you again. Thank you very much!

For more reviews of this trip, see: Reviews of Walking around Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

What price includes

  • five 3-star hotels; one 4-star hotel
  • Boat, rail and cable car journeys included
  • 5 dinners, 6 breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps
  • Luggage transported
  • ascend Mount Rigi



Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann

Nearest train station to meeting point:

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point
From Lucerne railway station, walk along the Bahnhoffstrasse for about 5-10 minutes until you reach the start point Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann.

How to get there:
Train from London to Lucerne (via Zurich)

Plan your journey by train to Zurich

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Hotel Central am See, Weggis

Nearest train station to finish point:

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station
Take the bus from Weggis to Lucerne which will take just under an hour and then take the train from Lucerne to Zurich (50 minutes).

How to get back:
Train from Lucerne to London (via Zurich)

Plan your return train journey from Zurich