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Grand Hotel National, Lucerne
5-STAR LAKESIDE HOTEL IN THE HEART OF SWITZERLAND
Historic – and surprisingly different. At the Grand Hotel National Lucerne, guests feel the charm of the past and the liveliness of the present, combined with warm hospitality.
The five-star city hotel on Lake Lucerne has 41 guest rooms and suites. In addition, the hotel houses 22 residences, state-of-the-art office space, six catering outlets, two ballrooms, conference rooms and a pool floor with sauna.
The Grand Hotel National AG “Fashionable since 1870”, owned by Raimondo Erculiani, is not just a hotel, but an oasis of creativity and inspiration. Each room tells a story and offers a unique experience. From elegant classic rooms to luxurious residences with breathtaking views of Lake Lucerne.
Extend your Swiss Alps ski experience, visit Lucerne
Lucerne City is truly called the “Heart of the Country”. Thanks to its location, Lucerne is ranked among the prettiest cities in the world. Therefore, it is a central point to start or end your trip in Switzerland.
Lucerne is a charming city on a picturesque lake surrounded by majestic mountains. Thus, it captures the visitors with its magnificent panoramic views. Your pre or post-ski trip to Lucerne can give you the most rewarding aspects of any other ski trip to Europe.
Lucerne is best known for the wooden bridge spanning the river to connect the city. The most famous and Europe’s oldest one is the Chapel Bridge dating back to the 14th century. This pedestrian bridge is decorated with pictures representing Lucerne’s history.
All along the lakeside are located many cafes and restaurants, where you can relax and admire the incredible view.
Your Swiss ski vacation in Switzerland will certainly become unforgettable by adding a few more nights in Lucerne.
Here is a sample of our Swiss Winter Wonderland itinerary
- Fly in and out of Zurich Airport
- Take a train to Lucerne (1 hour and 10 minutes only)
- Spend a night or two in Grand Hotel National, Lucerne on the way to the mountains
- Take a train to the ski resort
- Stay for 7 nights in one of many Swiss ski resorts such as: Engelberg, Andermatt, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Saas Fee, Gstaad, Verbier, Davos & Klosters, Flims & Laax, Arosa & Lenzerheide, Crans Montana, Grindelwald or Wengen
- Ski for 6 full days
- Take a train back to Lucerne for a stopover on the way back to Zurich Airport
- Fly back home
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Lucerne’s top sightseeing places for visitors
- Swiss Museum of Transport
- Lucerne Culture and Convention Center
- The Congress Center with an architectural design
- Jesuit Church “Jesuitenkirche”
- Saint Paul’s Church
- The Nine Towers
- The Town Hall “Rathaus”
- Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne
- Glacier Garden near the renowned Lion Monument
Swiss Museum of Transport
Switzerland’s most-visited museum is a place to experience the history of road-, rail, water- and air-borne mobility, as well as that of space travel. Its interactive attractions are sure to win you over – whatever the weather. Switzerland’s largest cinema screen in the Filmtheatre presents documentary films in XXL format. Meanwhile, the country’s largest, most modern Planetarium offers 360-degree flights to the stars. The Media World is where you’ll unearth new communication trends. And discover how famous Swiss chocolate is made from cocoa beans at the Swiss Chocolate Adventure visitor experience.
Winter activities in Lucerne
February 8-13, 2024
January 11-21, 2024
Interlaken – Jungfraujoch – Lucerne – Titlis – Rigi
A leisurely tour to two of Switzerland ’s best-known resorts. As popular in winter as in summer, the two lakeside resorts of Interlaken and Lucerne offer fantastic winter scenery and excursions for fun without skis. Explore high alpine peaks, Switzerland ’s traditional winter warmer – Cheese Fondue and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride.
Switzerland Package inclusions:
- 3 x Overnight stay with breakfast and city tax in Interlaken
- 3 x Overnight stay with breakfast and city tax in Lucerne
- 1 x Rail ticket 2nd class: border/airport – Lucerne – Interlaken – border/airport
- 1 x Excursion to Jungfraujoch (non-guided)
- 1 x Night sledging with Cheeses Fondue in Interlaken
- 1 x Excursion to Mount Titlis (non-guided)
- 1 x Day trip to Mount Rigi (non-guided) incl. horse-drawn carriage ride
TRAVEL DATES: January 3 – March 29, 2018
Price P.P. in USD
Prices and availability are subject to change at the time of booking.
Upgrade to 1st class on all train rides $95
From Zürich airport via Bern to Interlaken. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day excursion to the Jungfraujoch– Top of Europe. Impressive views of snow-capped peaks and the magnificent Aletsch Glacier. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day at leisure. Enjoy some of the beautiful winter walks around or join the free walking tour of Interlaken (Mon, Wed or Sat). In the early evening pick-up from your hotel by minibus. Travel from Interlaken high into the Swiss Alps, take in the starlit winter panorama before riding down the 1 hour sledge run. Along the way the trail winds through woods, crosses alpine meadows and passes majestic frozen waterfalls. The sledge run finishes at a small local restaurant for a traditional Swiss cheese fondue dinner. Overnight in Interlaken.
Travel by train over the Brünig Pass, past Meiringen famous for its Meringue and the demise of Sherlock Holmes, towards picturesque Lucerne. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Lucerne.
Snow and ice awaits you at the top of Mt. Titlis. Travel by train to the mountain resort of Engelberg. Take a leisurely stroll through the resort before taking the 3 sets of gondolas to the 3,020m high peak of Mount Titlis. Take the ice-flyer over the glacier’s crevasses, have some fun with the snow toys in the Glacier park and walk the Titlis Cliff walk – Europe’s highest suspension bridge. Overnight in Lucerne.
Journey by boat from Lucerne to Vitznau and by cogwheel train to Rigi Kaltbad. From here take a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh to Rigi First for a hearty Cheese Fondue at restaurant Bärenstube. On days when the horse-drawn carriage is not operating travel to Rigi Kulm, collect your snow shoes and walk towards the Cheese Farm Chäserenholz for a Cheese Fondue before walking down to Rigi Staffel for your return journey to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.
Travel by train back to Zürich for your onward journey or return flight home.