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Pre or post Tour to Lucerne (4 days)

Bucher Travel Inc. - Switzerland

Luzern, Switzerland To Luzern, Switzerland

Valid for Departures Now Through: 29 Nov 2018

Pre or post Tour to Lucerne (4 days)


Day 1
Luzern, Switzerland
Grand Hotel National Breakfast

After your arrival by your river cruise at Basel pier, a private driver picks you up and drives you to the hotel in the historical city of Lucerne. Because of its central location right on Lake Lucerne, which is surrounded by grand mountains like Mount Titlis at 3000 meters high or the impressive Mount Pilatus, Lucerne is considered to be the "Switzerland in Switzerland". You will find everything here: the lake, the mountains, the city. Stroll through small streets, bridges, promenades and plazas dominated by historical buildings.

Overnight in Lucerne

Day 2
Luzern, Switzerland
Grand Hotel National Breakfast

Your private guide will take you for a two-hour walking tour through Lucerne today.

Learn interesting facts about Lucerne's history, churches, bridges, narrow streets, towers, squares and, of course, Lucerne's trademark – the Chapel Bridge with Water Tower. Discover the Musegg Wall with the rampart walls built in 1386. See the Old City squares with historical buildings, the Lion Monument, memorializing the Swiss Guards who defended the Royal Palace in Versailles during the French Revolution just to mention a few sights of this city. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore the city on your own. Visit the Rosengart museum, try some tasty Swiss chocolate in one of the many bakeries and stroll down the shopping street.

Overnight in Lucerne

Day 3
Luzern, Switzerland
Grand Hotel National Breakfast

Enjoy a private guided full day tour to the mighty Mount Pilatus today.

After a leisurely cruise on crystal-clear Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad, ascend by the steepest rack railway in the world to Pilatus Kulm. On top you have time to walk up to the vista point and to admire the breathtaking panorama over the Swiss Alps and Lucerne. Then, descend by aerial cable car to Fraenkmuentegg, change to smaller cable cars which sweep you over pine forests and mountain meadows to the village of Kriens. Return to Lucerne by public bus.

Overnight in Lucerne

Day 4
Luzern, Switzerland
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A short, but memorable journey to the heart of Switzerland ends here. Your first class train takes you from Lucerne to Zurich airport.

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A scenic post tour program after your river cruise

About Us

Bucher Travel Inc., founded in 1865, is the leading agency in Switzerland in providing leisure and business travel, bus & limousine service, incentives & conventions as well as Incoming. Because of the unique overall services, the full-service-agency is the "One-Stop-Shop" for the leisure and for the corporate community. This traditional company with offices in Lucerne and Dierikon/Lucerne employs over 30 multilingual personnel. In 2015 Bucher Travel celebrated its 150th anniversary.

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Terms & Conditions

CHF 250 to 1500 deposit payment, full payment 45 days prior to arrival. For cancellations or changes up to 45 days prior to arrival of clients, we will charge CHF 750.00 handling fee. Then the following penalty will apply:

  • between 45 – 21 days prior to arrival 25%
  • between 20 – 11 days prior to arrival 50%
  • between 10 – 6 days prior to arrival 75%
  • 5 days or less 100%

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By: Jerry

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2013

Bucher Travel did an excellent job in planning my vacation and making all the arrangements. It went exactly as they had planned and it was an excellent vacation. Thank you Bucher Travel.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Ostlund

Good Service

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2014

Though our ship could not make it all of the way to Basil, their driver was able to find us as we make our way by taxi to the dock of Basil. (due to rain caused high water on the Rhine) Their service to Luzern and to Zurich was informative and punctual. It was expensive, however.
Travel Advisor:  Renee DAvirro

Highly Recommend

By: Sis7

Reviewed on: 19 May 2014

Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane VCTA
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Great guide

By: ghs

Reviewed on: 13 May 2015

Had a great tour of Lucerne--very knowledgeable guide. Elizabeth was good.
Travel Advisor:  Adriana Breidenstein

Beautiful Switzerland!

By: Judy L.

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2015

We loved our travel to Switzerland! Bucher was only given a month's notice of our vacation and they were able to plan a seamless trip. Every place we went exceeded our expectations and we had truly memorable outings. Both our kids said it was the best vacation they've ever taken. We really appreciated the hotels that Bucher selected for us, the luggage porter service, the figuring out of train schedules and pre-purchasing first class tickets, and the helpful comments about things to see and do in each of the locations. We highly recommend the Bucher team!
Travel Advisor:  Suzette Mack

Very responsive

By: Howard

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2015

Itinerary was excellent and Bucher was very responsive to questions. Itinerary could have been presented a bit more clearly.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Great service!

By: KathyK

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2015

experts at what they do-great guide, fun trips!
Travel Advisor:  Rita Madrigali
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An outstanding trip and itinerary planned by seasoned experts!

By: Two Twenty-Something Travelers

Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2016

With the help of Patty's Getaways & Bucher Travel Inc., my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 10 days in Switzerland. Our itinerary included everything we were seeking: adventure, luxury, action, beauty and authentic, local experiences. Our travel experts made sure we enjoyed the best seats on the trains we took so that we wouldn't miss a gorgeous view. They arranged efficient and reliable transportation. They hired excellent local guides to provide us with walking tours of the cities we visited. We had a sufficient amount of time in each city to enjoy a few highlights in each place, which included Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken, Montreux and Geneva. We also took day trips by train into the surrounding mountains. Our Switzerland adventures included wonderful food, gorgeous scenery, mountain hikes, walking tours, snow skiing, chocolate tasting and great hotel accommodations in fantastic locations. We're thankful we had experts arrange our itinerary so that we could enjoy smooth travels!
Travel Advisor:  Patty Calvert
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A Feast for Body and Soul

By: Nietzsche-Fan

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2016

Thanks to the expert arrangements of Grier Donald we were able to spend an unforgettable vacation in the Waldhaus in Seglia-Maria. Still family owned, this enchanted hotel in the Swiss Engadin has preserved the flair and charm of a bygone era, combining effortlessly past grandeur and individual room designs with modern bathrooms, and protected individuality (like personal greetings on arriving by Felix Dietrich) with guided tours, or flower arrangement courses. The dinner with the chef in the kitchen on Monday evening was a three hour/seven course delight with a guided tour of the remarkable wine cellar by sommelier Oscar - splendid indeed! Actually, all meals were haute cuisine! As a violinist I cherished the delicious tunes served by the Tamas trio with their Viennese and Hungarian salon music in the bar, great lounge, and open air terrace. We enjoyed the sauna and infinity swimming pool, a mountain tour, a trip to a glacier valley, and visiting the Nietzsche House. Got to try it!


By: kathy

Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2017

professional and wonderful
Travel Advisor:  Lynne Adams
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Bucher - Excellent, Merci Vilmal!

By: Steve

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2017

We're very happy Avenue Two partners with Bucher Travel. Their itinerary recommendations, on the ground support and guides/private drivers were all great.
Travel Advisor:  Jamo Ladd

Butcher Travel

By: Kimpy

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2017

Excellent. The tour guides and drivers were terrific and very professional.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Knighton


By: Meredith

Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2017

We worked with them through Jane and the hotels they chose were terrific. Great locations, wonderful accommodations - couldn't have been better!
Travel Advisor:  Jane Braun

Perfection in Switzerland

By: Gigi_travel_gal

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Bucher Travel planned an amazing trip for us in Switzerland. We enjoyed every part of the trip and especially appreciated the places they sent us. They recommended such special gems to visit. The guides and the planning logistics were fantastic. We had a wonderful trip.

Tour was amazing!

By: Grace & James Banks

Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2017

Perfect for us!
Travel Advisor:  Angela Schoenhard

Swiss Trip

By: Tony

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2017

Great in-country contacts, fluent English-speakers, and genuinely interested in providing a memorable experience!
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Walters

Great experience

By: Caroline

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

Very informative and the guides and the drivers are all attentive and professional
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Whitworth


By: joey

Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2018

The tour to Lucerne was excellent. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We could not have been more pleased. Our trip to Alsace did not meet our expectations. The tour guide was good, but only had 1 day to prepare due to our late tour request. However, we booked the tour the same time we booked the Lucerne tour which was 2 months earlier. It appears there were some missed communications.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmitz


By: sandy

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2018

adequate. too little time to judge.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Detailed and very thorough planning

By: Swiss cheese :-)

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2018

Our recent trip to Switzerland was very well planned and we had an easy time following the schedule laid out for us. The company is very thorough and the vacation was wonderful. We appreciated the suggestions and were not unhappy with any of our activities. As a matter of fact, I would recommend them wholeheartedly. The only observation we would have is that the hotel ratings didn't seem to be the same as the ratings we were used to in the US. The quality was very variable although all the places were clean and newly renovated and the staff were very accommodating.
Travel Advisor:  Margaret Nichols
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By: swiss

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2018

while the majority of our trip was great, we wish they had steered us away from going to St. Moritz, or had been very frank with us about the town being closed for mid-season. It was a depressing stop on an otherwise great vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Grand Europe Trip

By: Fockler

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2018

The hotels they recommended were very good.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Fairvalley

Great Experience

By: Colorado Traveler

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2018

Bucher Travel took very good care of us in Switzerland. They were great to deal with and carried out the details planned by our local travel agent in the US.
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Parkin
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Chocolate Train

By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018

It was a nice way to get into the mountains, the views are very nice. The stops were at Gruyere and Nestle were fun.
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Overbergen