|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£315|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£262|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£307|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£326|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£232|
For those wanting to experience classic Swiss culture amid some of the Alps' most dramatic scenery, Lucerne holidays won't fail to impress. Lucerne is one of Switzerland's oldest cities, and boasts a stimulating blend of historic importance and modern class. Lucerne is also a great central starting point for exploring the nearby villages and alpine wilderness.
Arriving in Lucerne is as easy as getting to most large Swiss cities. The closest airport is Zurich, and from there, there are efficient train connections. The city's warm summers make this season the most popular time of year to visit, but Lucerne’s famous carnival, Fasnacht, turns the month of December into one of Europe’s most fun and chaotic experiences. Parades and masquerade celebrations make Lucerne a great spot for a winter getaway, and a fun holiday with children. If you are planning to arrive in winter, make sure to bring some colourful costumes as well as a coat.
Due to its place amidst one of the world’s most dramatic natural landscapes, Lucerne has always been a popular holiday destination. The immaculately preserved old-town is one of Switzerland’s finest, and is best explored on foot along with the famous bridges that span the Reuss River. The Chapel Bridge is Europe’s oldest wooden covered bridge, boasting paintings set into the roof -- making for a memorable afternoon stroll. Lucerne holidays would not be complete without a trip to the famous Lion Monument, located in central Lucerne, commemorating fallen Swiss soldiers. After exploring the city and its museums and world-class concert hall, ascending the nearby Mount Pilatus via the world’s steepest cogwheel railway will offer you spectacular views of the surrounding area.