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Lake Lucerne Castles and Villas Tour

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Lucerne, Switzerland
Lake Lucerne Castles and Villas Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Check out the elegant villas and castles of Lucerne with this half-day walking tour, and take in sweeping views of the lake and the mountains that frame it. In a group, you'll stroll from Meggen to St. Charles Hall, past Schloss Neuhabsburg and onto Schloss Meggenhorn, a palatial estate fashioned like a French chateau. The tour is packed with tales of the castles' famous residents -- from Habsburg rulers to German royalty to Russian financiers -- and includes a refreshment stop at the Hotel Hermitage on the lake.
  • Half-day walking tour of Lucerne's villas and castles
  • Discover the grandest homes around Meggen and Lucerne
  • Hear tales of past and present Lucerne citizens as you walk
  • See the manor house of St. Charles Hall and statues of Rolf Brem
  • Sample the estate's wine at Schloss Neuhabsburg, if you travel in season
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Local guide
Round-trip transport from Lucerne to Meggen
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Approx. 2 hours of easy walking is included, with most of the route on flat ground; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • The route is suitable for those with baby strollers and wheelchairs
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY ECHO Rails & Trails

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lake Lucerne Castles and Villas Tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Lake Lucerne Castles and Villas Tour?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Lake Lucerne Castles and Villas Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Lake Lucerne Castles and Villas Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Castle Villa Tour
, Aug 2019
Great walking tour. Really got a terrific look at the area. Our guide Glenn was very knowledgeable and a great personality.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for sharing your feedback about your tour & will forward your comments about Glenn. With best, René Welti
Eve H. was our guide and she was...
Stephanie J
, Nov 2017
Eve H. was our guide and she was totally knowledgeable. The views and houses were beautiful. There are hills when walking! At end of tour we went to a wonderful lookout point (we would of never knew of this place) and she made us hot chocolate and had Swiss treats. Highly recommend.
I absolutely loved this tour. Our...
Marianne T
, Oct 2017
I absolutely loved this tour. Our tour guide was terrific. We learned so much about the villas and history of Lucerne. I highly recommend this tour to others. This was a lot of walking but totally worth it. The pictures you are able to get are breathtaking. As a tourist you would not know about this path you take but as a local you do. Being able to take in the views and experience the town as a local was amazing.
Great experience. This is a private...
Andrea C
, Aug 2017
Great experience. This is a private tour and the guides are very knowledgeable and flexible to suit your timing. It was fabulous to get out of the city a bit. Great views. Well worth it. We walked 2-3 miles total and my 14 was very content!

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