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  • Zurich's diverse Christmas markets
  • Advent atmosphere in Zurich's old town
  • Christmas market at Lucerne's Inseli Park with a view of the old town and Lake Lucerne
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride and cheese fondue on the Rigi - the queen of the mountains
Robert van Burgh

«The Christmas tree at the Zurich Christkindlimarkt, more than 10 meters high and decorated with thousands and thousands of glittering Swarovski crystals, is simply gorgeous.»

Robert - Our Switzerland expert

Day 1

Arrival by public transport from your starting point in Switzerland to Zurich. Overnight stay in Zurich.

Highlights: Sparkling Zurich Christmas lights, "Märlitram" (fairy tale tram)

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Day 2

Zurich offers the right Christmas market for every taste. The Christkindlimarkt in Zurich's main train station is one of the largest indoor Christmas markets in Europe. Zurich's oldest Christmas market is located in Niederdorf in the romantic old town. At Sechseläutenplatz, directly in front of the Opera House, the city's largest Christmas market provides a pre-Christmas Advent atmosphere. Overnight stay in Zurich.

Highlights: Diverse Zurich Christmas markets at the main station, Sechseläutenplatz, Münsterhof, Werdmühleplatz and in the Old Town

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Day 3

Experience the majesty of Lucerne in winter. The old town will be flooded with twinkling Christmas lights. Franziskanerplatz is once again the ‘home of Christmas’ in Lucerne and a centre for joyful celebration, cheer, and merriment. Overnight in Lucerne.

Highlights: Chapel Bridge and Lucerne Old Town

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Day 4

Journey by boat from Lucerne to Vitznau and by cogwheel train to Rigi Kaltbad. Experience the magic of a horse-drawn sleigh ride on snow. A cheese fondue is your reward after. Overnight stay in Lucerne.

Highlights: Horse-drawn carriage or sleigh ride to Rigi First, Swiss cheese fondue, winter panorama on Lake Lucerne.

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Day 5

Return journey by public transport from Lucerne to your final destination in Switzerland or extension of your stay.

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  • Rail journey from your starting point in Switzerland 
  • Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Zurich and Lucerne
  • Zurich Card
  • Excursion to Rigi Kaltbad
  • Horse-drawn carriage or sleigh ride and Swiss cheese fondue on the Rigi
  • From price applies per person in a 3-star double room, 2nd class, basic half-fare card
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 23.11 - 20.12.2023
  • Price example calculated on 01.06.2023 for 24.11.2023

Good to know

  • Travel documents are sent by email if possible, in exceptional cases by post.
  • Additional overnight stays in Zurich and Lucerne bookable


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