The Swiss Holiday Company

Holidays in Lucerne - Switzerland A wonderful Old Town, beautiful lake and stunning local mountains - a true delight

Lucerne is a stunning destination with all the ingredients of a perfect Swiss holiday including a picturesque lake and spectacular mountains with amazing cog railways and cable cars, all within easy reach. There is an impressive Old Town here, with wonderful shops and lovely flower-decked bars and restaurants in a delightful lakeside setting. Lucerne is a great place to walk round - visit the preserved city walls protecting the Old Town, the famous covered Chapel Bridge across the River Reuss  or take a stroll along the lakeside at sunset. In the Old Town you will also find a wealth of original decorated historical buildings around the squares and small courtyards. Other attractions include the 19th century Lion Monument (depicting a dying lion to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died during the French revolution defending King Louis XVI) and the nearby Glacier Garden with its fascinating insight into Lucerne's geological history. 

Lucerne has a varied nightlife and a wide choice of restaurants to cater for all tastes. The renowned KKL concert hall offers a diverse selection of cultural activities throughout the year but bookings should be made in advance.

Please click here for an 'Explore the lakes and mountains of Lucerne' holiday itinerary suggestion or a short break option. You can call us on 0800 619 1200 for our tailor made service. 

Lucerne Mobility Ticket - use public transport FREE of charge

This personal ticket gives free travel on all of Lucerne's local trains and buses in zone 10, including travel to Kriens (for Pilatus) and the Transport Museum.

The ticket is given to each guest staying in one of our hotels in Lucerne and is issued by the hotel on your arrival. It is valid for the duration of your stay, including the arrival and departure days. Click here to see zone 10 on the transport map.

Your choice of Lucerne hotels

 Please click on the hotel name for more details 

3 star hotels

3 star plus hotels

4 star   hotels

4 star plus hotels

5 star hotels

Hotel Royal Wäldstatterhof Wilden Mann Hotel des Balances  
Hotel Seeburg     Art Deco Montana Schweizerhof


Your time in Lucerne - things to see and do

Lucerne lies at the centre of the region's transport network so you can easily embark on any of the lakes and mountains excursions; please CLICK HERE for our summary of the best the region has to offer.

Top of the list are the visits to the local mountains of Pilatus via the world’s steepest cog railway and Rigi with its views as far as the Black Forest. A cruise on the beautiful lake is a real highlight with its small picturesque villages such as Weggis and Stanstad, from where you reach the amazing open topped cable car to the Stanserhorn. Beckenried is a stopping off point for the Klewenalp and after Brunnen the lakes flows into Lake Uri where you will be enchanted by the history and legends of Wilhelm Tell.

Why not visit the dramatic Mount Titlis at over 3,000m - just an hour on the train brings you to pretty Engelberg and from here it is an incredible journey to the summit, including an amazing rotating cable car which glides above the glacier. 

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site from Lucerne: The Abbey Library of St. Gallen, the Old Town of Bern or the Entlebuch Biosphere

Explore the region with our great value Travel Passes

Our holidays include the Half Fare Card* which is valid all year and entitles you to a 50% discount on rail, mountain railways, cable cars, boats and PostBuses across Switzerland. 


If you are planning daily outings, it can be well worth pre-booking the Tell Pass, as it saves you a great deal of money - and helps you avoid the queues at the ticket office! Valid April-October, it includes all your rail journeys across the region, as far as lively Interlaken and up to alpine world of Realp and Gemsstock. Your lake cruises are all included as is the network of cable cars and mountain railways for visiting Pilatus, Rigi, Stanserhorn and Titlis.  


We will be delighted to help you choose the Pass that's right for you, depending on how you plan to spend your time. Call us on 0800 619 1200 for more advice on the most cost effective option for your holiday.

*except self drive holidays - may be purchased as an extra.

Scenic rail holidays - a wonderful way to see Switzerland


Enjoy a fantastic two or multi centre holiday, with a scenic rail journey connecting your resorts.


Lucerne is on the route of the Luzern-Interlaken Express/Goldenpass Line, Gotthard Panorama Express and Pre-Alpine Express.


If you prefer to be based solely in Lucerne, there are many lakes and mountains journeys to be enjoyed more locally:

8 days in Lucerne, including the Tell Pass


Planning your holiday - Call 0800 619 1200

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  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Do you want to include any scenic journeys?
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • Choose the number of nights in each resort
  • 3 or 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Choose which sights to visit with your Half Fare Card
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