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A beautiful, clean and lovely town to visit.
I was disappointed that we did not get a small tour of Lucerne. I read the offer as having a tour of the highlights of Lucerne and then the rest of the time on your own. Our guide was eager to get rid of us and not much insight as to what was there of interest.
I had a lovely day visiting this picturesque town. It was also well worth a trip to the Transport Museum and the Imax theatre.
We upgraded our tickets just before starting the tour on the day so that we could visit Mt Titilis.
I highly recommend visiting Mt. Titilis the snow was plentiful and the feeling being so high up in the mountains above the clouds was an amazing feeling.
I was disappointed as I was of the impression that we would have spent more time in Lucerne we barly had 40 mins there which was really insufficient time to explore the city. Given it was a full day tour and in that time we had in Lucerne we had to allow for having lunch. And you really don't spend time in engelberg it's at the base of mt Titilis, and that was fine however it would be good to be told the duration to be spent at each destination so that expectations are not disappointed. As one of the main reason I chose the tour was because we were going to Lucerne.
I would recommend doing each destination separately so that you don't feel rushed.
A long day. 6 hours is too long to be left to your own devices. Lucerne is very tourist orientated. Worth the trip to see the amazing Lion sculpture.
Luzern is a gorgeous town and you can easily spend the 6 hours here without getting bored. Take a boat trip, and the tourist train.
If you go on a Sunday the number of shops open is reduced.
The trip was let down by the guide and the apparent change in the itinerary. Bought the trip reading that there would be a short city tour upon arrival. Instead we were dropped at a convenient tourist shop (told it was the only one open that day - not true) and given a route march, there was no guide to the sights.
Pick up point wasn't technically accurate.
Lovely township, we were there on a Sat so there was a large market on, stalls selling everything from local cheeses, fruit and veg, right down to used cow bells, handmade rocking horses and old type writers. We traveled 1st Oct 2011 and there was a lot of fog to start of the day so we didn't see much of the countryside, this tour only goes one way through the country, on the way back to Zurich it's all highways which was a shame, but we still got a sense of the place, and by the arvo the sun had burned through most of the fog and we got some great views of the mountains. The tour guide focuses a lot on Swiss economics whereas I wanted to hear a bit more Swiss history, and he did not speak Spanish so the Spanish tourists who didn't speak English didn't understand him. Worth seeing if you have the time, but maybe better as part of a larger tour - like one of the one's up the mountains, we had a bit too much spare time in the town.
Even though you don't have anything to do on a rainy day in Lucerne, it's still beautiful. Be prepared that this tour is just a mean of transportation to get you to Lucerne and back. Don't expect too much. If you find any cheaper way than this to go to Lucerne from Zurich, please go for it.
After dropping off other passengers to go up mountains we were dropped in Lucerne to spend the day to ourselves. Looked at the tourist stuff then sat and people watched. Could we have caught the train ourselves and done the same thing cheaper? I think, Yes! You live and learn. Lucerne is worth certainly worth visiting but 6 hours? I think, a bit too long!
Nice shopping but only the Chpel Bridge is the only sight!!
Lucern is lovely place, with a great monument, like the injured lion. That lion is a great piece of art. We visted the glacier garden, who i would recommand. The bridge is a piece of history and was great walking in it. The tour guide was greate in deed. Forgot his name, but he driveing a small black mini van
Good time but could have had a more prominent meeting point.
Prepare to give yourself the tour. You are dropped off by a tour guide and left for 7hrs. Lucerne is beautiful though!
My friend and I recently took part in the Lucerne City Tour. Unfortunatly we did not have good weather so it kinda put a damper on our day. Lucerne is a very beautiful city but with the weather being so cold and wet we did not need the full day there. We were the only people to stay in Lucerne for the day and a little overwelmed at first. The bus dropped us off and we were on our own and told where to meet the bus at the end of the day. I am sure if it was better weather we would of had a better day. I felt if we had some more organized events while we spent the day there it would have been a better experience.
This trip was not what I was expecting, we did not spend enought time in Lucerne and the time in engelberg was too long, the stores and restaurants were pretty much closed all of them.