9. Lucerne: Full-Day Castles, Villages & Monasteries Tour
Travel in a comfortable car or minivan to the most beautiful palaces and admire its lavish interiors. Enjoy a private guided tour inside a luxurious villa and discover its well-kept secrets through a big art collection of paintings and porcelain. Take a moderate, inspiring walk along Lake Lucerne to explore the castle’s English garden and vineyards. Then, continue to a traditional Alpine monastery, a picture book place of breathtaking vistas and tranquility. Finish this unique tour at the white castle in Lucerne and just take in the outstanding views of the well-preserved Old Town, Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. You will have many photography opportunities along the way and also time to do a private photo shooting at every location. Every image will be taken and edited with professional equipment. Just the perfect way to keep memories alive.
Switzerland’s castles, fortresses, chateaux and monasteries are pretty much the icing on its scenic cake. Whether set among vines, snuggled low on the lake’s edge or perched above towns, these imposing monuments look freshly minted for a fairy tale with their riots of turrets and impenetrable walls. Turner, Goethe and Lord Byron were among the Romantics inspired by Switzerland’s castles, which captured their vivid imaginations with their mysterious beauty, bloody medieval past and mood lifting views in the 19th century – just as they still captivate today.
To start this tour, a visit to a classic villa by Lake Lucerne will be a must. There, you will take a private guided tour to the interior and listen to the stories behind its lavish halls, art collection, porcelain and also take some beautiful pictures during the tour inside the villa and outside in the pretty gardens. Take an enjoyable moderate 30 minute walk along the lake where you will have the opportunity to take pictures and also do a photo shooting at every beautiful spot along the way. Continue to the castle in Meggen with its vineyards offering a great panorama of the lake, the city and the beauty of the stunning surrounding area. Continue your journey driving for 10 minutes in a comfortable car to a lovely monastery, which is also above the city and offers unimaginable views. Afterwards, you will drive for 15 minutes towards Lucerne city and its picture perfect white castle, which offers jaw-dropping views of the Reuss River, Old Town, Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. Another memorable aspect of this tour beside the historic buildings will be the delightful landscape. The route along Lake Lucerne and from the high vantage points will be a perfect reminder of this.