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Lucerne Bike and Walk City Tour

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    What to Expect
    Your tour starts either 9:30am or 2pm in the lobby of your Hotel in Lucerne. Your local guide Ralf picks you up and asks you to sign a waiver where you declare that you have experience in riding a bike in the city traffic, that you know and respect the traffic regulations and that you are in good health. 

    Then you walk to the next bike rental station which is in walking distance. Your local guide rents your bike and hands it over to you. After some practicing and explanation of the most important traffic rules you follow your guide and ride your bike to the historical center.

    The first stop is at the Chapel Bridge and Water Tower where you get brief information on the most photographed attraction in Switzerland.

    A short bike ride further you see and visit the Jesuit Church, the first baroque church in Switzerland. A stone throw away is the Ritter Palace which you will visit from the inside and marvel the "Danse Macabre" paintings (except on Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays and special events).

    Then you ride your bike over the Reuss Bridge to the Mill Square for the next stop. You see the wooden Mill Bridge and get further information about the historical attractions in Old Lucerne. 

    Your next stop is on Löwengraben street where you lock your bike and continue on foot. Your guides takes you the Stag Square to see old houses, to the Kornmarkt to admire the Town Hall, to the Wine Market where you will drink from the best water of Lucerne.

    Next you climb the Musegg hill. On a ten minutes uphill walk your guide takes you the ancient fortification wall dating back to the 15th century. You see the wall and climb the the steep stairs to see the fascinating Clock Tower from the inside.

    Then you unlock your parked bike and continue biking through Hertensteinstrasse to the Lion Monument. Your guide tells you the story behind this monument commemorating to the fallen swiss mercenaries during the French Revolution.

    After a short ride on your bike you arrive at Schwanenplatz where you lock your bike and your guide informs you about St. Peter's Chapell, the Chappel Bridge and the Zur Gilgen House.

    Finally you drive your bike back to the rental station next to your hotel and your guide will accompany you back to your hotel, where your guide is available to let you have information about excursions and tours in and around Lucerne.

     
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your Hotel in the city of Lucerne (city limits). 
    Alternatively the tour can start at the big arch at the main station of Lucerne.
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Use of bicycle
    • Private tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Lucerne city limits)
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    Exclusions
    • Helmets (it is not mandatory to wear a helmet when riding a bike in Switzerland)
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 14 years
    • Maximum group size is 6 persons.
    • The tour takes place in all weather conditions. However on bad weather the tour can be changed into a walking tour only (no biking). If the weather is good enough to bike is decided solely by the client at the beginning of the tour.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    By: Nightwatchman Walk
    21 reviews
    wader
    Chilliwack, Canada
    212103
    One of the best!
    We have been on a few of these types of tours over the years and inevitably end of a disappointed in the end. Not
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    Ashley S
    30
    Best tour!
    This was a really informative tour and made us feel immersed in the history here. This is a must do!
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    Arpita B
    4019
    Loved this!
    Loved this atmospheric tour around the old city with our guide Ralph! Ralph was so passionate and made the whole
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    Nicolas L
    10
    Recommend to everyone
    Great experience! The guide was passionate and knowledgeable, he made the tour very fun ! He came prepared with a
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    Leah B
    Leumeah, Australia
    328
    Great way to learn about Lucerne!
    My husband friends and I did this tour in early May and Ralf was a wonderful story teller and made the evening
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    TravellerAmbler
    Chicago, Illinois
    7635
    Exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly guide
    My wife and I were surprised to find that we were the only two on our tour the evening we had booked. However,
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    JudySJC
    San Juan Capistrano, California
    30
    Fun and interesting.
    An interesting and entertaining historic tour of the city. Everyone enjoyed it. The “watchman” was very
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    HolyokeYankee
    Massachusetts
    10872
    Excellent and Knowledgable Guide- Great Experience
    My wife and I took this tour and from meeting the guide to the end of the experience, it was packed with
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    Jasmin I
    Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
    31
    Brilliant tour - best of our trip
    A fascinating and detailed account of mediaeval Lucerne, giving you a lense to view the city that you otherwise
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    WallingfordEl
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    14073
    A must if you can when visiting Lucerne
    Lucerne has an amazing history and it is so much fun to learn more about it by participating in this tour. Ralf
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    David A
    10
    Fantastic window into Lucerne's past
    Excellent tour that complemented the more traditional day tour we joined the same morning. Ralf is very
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    Archaeobuff
    Sydney, Australia
    877336
    A fascinating tour of Lucerne by night with many hair raising stories from Ralf
    This was going to be a very long day as we had left Montreux on the Golden Pass Line early in the morning but this
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    Martin S
    Boulder, Colorado
    10857
    Nice evening stroll
    There were two couples plus Ralf. In addition to a real halberd, Ralf had a projector to show images of artwork
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    isaacemjay
    Hollywood, Florida
    307
    Entertaining and educational
    Just completed a 90-minute evening tour in Lucerne led by Ralph. He was on time, ready and dressed for the
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    quepasa18
    Green Bay, Wisconsin
    2937
    A little quirky, but fun and interesting
    This tour is a bit different from any I have taken before. Ralf is clearly very passionate about what he does and
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    • Duration: 2h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English, German
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