It's no surprise why the tourists enjoy Lucerne so much. The town sits beside Lake Lucerne, nestled in a heart-raising mountainous landscape. Both the lake and the mountains are at your disposal, whether you're feeling like a paddle steamer cruise or attempting to conquer a mighty Alpine peak like Pilatus or Rigi. Start your visit to this beautiful city in the Switzerland with a chartered bus by Coach Charter Europe.
Coach Charter Europe is your partner when it comes to group travel, bus rental, tour bus and airport shuttle in Switzerland and Lucerne in particular. We will be at your bus company service with modern and comfortable chartered buses to bring your group to the best places here.
Do you need inspiration where to go in Lucerne? Find here our top 10 places to visit in Lucerne:
1. Mount Pilatus
While in Lucerne, it would be a shame to skip a ride up Mount Pilatus, up the cableway from Kriens and down the cog-railroad. The half-hour trip from Kriens leads to another short cable car trip to the 2,070-metre Pilatus-Kulm. From here, there is a six-to-10-minute climb to the summit of the Esel-the main (but not the highest) point of Pilatus with a spectacular view of the Alps. It's a 30-minute walk from Pilatus-Kulm to the Tomlishorn, at 2,132 meters, the highest point in this rugged limestone massif. Hire a bus with driver at our bus company for your group that brings you to the mount in about half an hour.
2. Chapel Bridge
The most famous sight in Lucerne is the Kapellbrücke, a covered wooden bridge running diagonally over the Reuss River. Apart from being a picturesque landmark for Lucerne, the bridge, built in 1333, is notable for the more than 100 paintings of the 17th-century hanging from the roof of the rafters inside, depicting patron saints and scenes from the history of the region. The Kapellbrücke was seriously damaged by a fire in 1993, but was completely repaired and restored. Next to it is the octagonal Wasserturm, a 13th-century water tower more than 34 meters high and once part of the town's fortifications. Bridge and Tower are among the most photographed locations in Switzerland. A tour bus of Coach Charter Europe can bring you there.
3. Lake Lucerne
Known as the "Lake of the Four Cantons," Lake Lucerne is a beautiful water body with an irregular shape that invites you to explore. The lake has four arms at sharp angles, with spectacular mountains on all sides. Lucerne is in the northwest corner of the lake, and you can make the Luzern Bahnhofquai catch one of the five paddle steamers of the early 20th century for cruises on the lake. The chartered bus will be wise partner to bring your group to this amazing lake.
4. Old Town
The old town of Lucerne, on the right side of the Reuss River, still retains many old burghers' houses and small squares with fountains. Some of the wood-framed buildings lining the stone streets are painted in bright colors, giving the Altstadt a fairy-tale atmosphere.
5. Mount Rigi
One of the best experiences in Switzerland is to push the cog rail from the shores of Lake Lucerne to an altitude of 1,798 meters on Mount Rigi. This is the first cog rail in Europe, and you can ride in revamped cars from as far back as the beginning of the railroad. Some of the steam engines date back to the 1920s. From the edges, the view extends all the way to the Black Forest in Germany. One of the most common things to do is to make a scenic round trip by taking a boat from Lucerne to Vitsnau, where you take the cogwheel train to Rigi Kulm. Then take another cogwheel train down to Arth-Goldau and take the train back to Lucerne. A bus rental at our bus company will make it easier for your group to get there
Surprising as it may be to have a covered bridge that has lasted for many decades, Lucerne has two. The second covered wooden bridge, the Spreuerbrücke, was built in 1406, and inside, on triangular panels under the bridge, there are 45 paintings of the Dance of Death, known in German as the Totentanz. Painted between 1616 and 1637 by the painter Kaspar Meglinger and his students, this is the greatest example of the Totentanz period known to exist. They are painted in black, each frame engraved with descriptions in the verse of the subject of the painting and the names of the patrons who donated them. Our chartered bus will be wise partner exploring this covered bridge.
7. Swiss Transport Museum
A Bus rental wants to introduce you with the large complex of exhibition halls and outdoor exhibits cover all forms of transport, as well as communications and tourism. By means of rolling stock and rail locomotives, and both models and actual examples of ships, aircraft, rockets and automobiles, you will follow the development of transport from its earliest days, particularly in its mechanized forms. The entire show describes the design of the St. Gotthard rail tunnel. The 3D film theater replaces the former IMAX Theater with Switzerland's largest projection, and the 150-projector Planetarium also provides regular displays.
8. Town Walls and Towers
A wall was constructed between 1350 and 1408 on the north side of the old town of Lucerne, with nine towers constructed in various styles. The section built around 1386 is still almost intact, and you can climb four of the towers-Schirmer, Zyt, Wacht, and Männli-for views of the city, the lake and the surrounding landscape. The oldest of the Lucerne clocks, installed in 1535, is in the Zyt Tower and chimes hourly, precisely one minute before all the other city clocks. You can see the function at work inside the tower.
9. Jesuit Church
Our bus company will show you the first major baroque church in Switzerland which was built for the Jesuits directly on the left side of the Reuss between 1666 and 1677. The interior was restored to the Rococo style in 1750, with an excellent painted ceiling and ornate false marble side altars. Check the timetable for the church's beautiful organ concerts..
10. Glacier Garden
This amazing remnant of the Ice Age includes glacier-polished rock, scattered boulders dropped by the retreating ice, and 32 potholes created at the base of the melting ice waterfalls. Many of them are massive, and their creation is illustrated by a working model of the process. The exhibits also demonstrate how the changing atmosphere is impacting the world.
Many lakes and mountains are located all over Switzerland and around Lucerne. A chartered bus from our bus company Coach Charter Europe will be the most comfortable way to travel there.
Coach Charter Europe will pick you and your group from Zurich International Airport or Berne International Airport or any other place in and around the city. Hiring an own bus with driver and an Airport shuttle is the best option for group travel. It gives flexibility while you can create your individual tour with your group. Moreover bus rental is a sustainable and efficient way of travelling.
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