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ECHO Trails - Day Tours

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Address: Langensandstr. 52, Lucerne 6005 , Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 079-917-68-73
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Description: ECHO Trails walking, hiking and biking tours take you out of the city into...
ECHO Trails walking, hiking and biking tours take you out of the city into breathtaking scenery and fresh Alpine air. Come along for a tour of jaw dropping alpine vistas, quaint villages and working farms, hear the story at historic places and enjoy the picturesque countryside.Our passion is to share the incredible beauty around Lucerne and in the central Switzerland area. ECHO Trails works in tandem with Switzerland's efficient public transportation system and depending on the tour, we use a combination of local buses, trains and/or boats for transfers to and from our end destination.ECHO Trails native English-speaking, guided half- or full-day walking, hiking and biking tours are tailor-made for you. There are half-day, full day walks, hikes and bike tours to choose from. Even with limited time you can have a genuine Swiss outdoor experience Small groups – maximum 15 people per tour Carefully chosen trails Informative itineraries Friendly and enthusiastic English-speaking guides For anyone in average physical condition Guaranteed departures All tours include historic or cultural insights Relaxing pace with frequent photo stops All transfers on public transportation system Each tour includes a stop at a scenic restaurant.
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Because we did not have a lot of time in Switzerland and I really wanted to make the most of it, I booked a tour with Echo Trails and set up the Mt. Pilatus tour with Rene Welti... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Because we did not have a lot of time in Switzerland and I really wanted to make the most of it, I booked a tour with Echo Trails and set up the Mt. Pilatus tour with Rene Welti. About 4 days before the tour, Rene contacted me by email to let me know that the weather did not look promising... More 

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Tybee Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It's a lot of money to spend... but it's worth it. What really sets Rene apart is his love of the area and love of taking people on tours. Some things that really stood out- grilling sausages on the mountain, Rene sweet talking the tram conductor into letting us sit in conductors 'cockpit', and of course the bar tab... we... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Andy & Tara, You two were great sports and really fun to be with. Thanks for the kind comments and wish you both continued happiness and good health. Great you keeping the coasts clear and you Tara developing those special ed kids. Come back soon and I guarantee the summer hikes even better! René More 

Irvington, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great day- Rene is engaging, knowledgable and flexible. My (almost 16 year old) daughter and I had the privilege of spending the day with Rene today. I think his initial plan for a middle age mom and teenage daughter was a short day, rest and relaxation and scenery. As Rene got the sense that we are avid hikers he added... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Andy & Tara, You two were great sports and really fun to be with. Thanks for the kind comments and wish you both continued happiness and good health. Great you keeping the coasts clear and you Tara developing those special ed kids. Come back soon and I guarantee the summer hikes even better! René More 

Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As a temporary resident of Switzerland, I was intrigued with the prospect of getting an insider's view into this unique country and landscape. René was able to provide my friend and I with just that experience. He had a perfectly planned tour of the Vierwaldstättersee, which included stops at some of the regional highlights. We met punctually at the Luzern... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

Amanda - Yes, our hike and time together was very special. Thanks for your kind comments. Wishing you continued happiness and good health. René More 

McLean, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Knowledgable, competent, accommodating, friendly, fun.....what else could you ask for in a tour guide? Rene went out of his way to make our experience in Lucerne more special than we could ever have expected. He went beyond the call of duty the night prior to our day tour of Mt. Rigi by picking us up at our hotel so that... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

It's great to hear how you enjoyed your ECHO Trails experience. Please come back soon as the Swiss Alps and I will be here to welcome you back. with best regards & Happy New Year! More 

Landstuhl, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My family and I visited Lucerne over Thanksgiving and we had a once in a lifetime trip thanks to Rene. Prior to our trip I set up a tour with Rene and he completely tailored to the day to our needs/wants. He even went out of his way to show us around the city the night before, since there was... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

It's a pleasure to hear you really enjoyed your Lucerne ECHO Trails experience. The Swiss Alps and I will be here to welcome you back soon again. With best regards & Happy New Year! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

When I was in Switzerland I wanted to get on one of the beautiful mountains I could see all around me. As I looked online for a guide ECHO trails came pretty recommended and reflecting back im happy I chose Mr. Welti. He was willing to figure out a custom hike for me and I definitely appreciated that. The hike... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

It's great to hear you enjoyed your Mt. Rigi ECHO Trails experience. As discussed, I will try to add this kind of a hike on the menu of tours offered. Thanks again for all you helpful comments and suggestions. With best regards & Happy New Year! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I thought I had booked a trip that was just about Christmas markets in various cities of Switzerland. Was I ever wonderfully surprised. We had a personal guide named Rene Welti. He not only took us to several different cities (all by train I might add) but introduced us to the different region's cultures and food. Not only did we... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

It's great to hear how you enjoyed your Swiss Trip. Wishing you and yours all the best in 2015. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The highlight of our trip to Switzerland this fall was our Heart of the Alps Hike that we took with Rene Welti. The hike was fantastic, but Rene made it so much better with his knowledge of the country and local customs / history. He even helped us out when we stopped to talk to some Paragliders that were gliding... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

It's a pleasure to hear how you enjoyed your In the Heart of the Alps experience. Thank you for your comments. Wishing you continued excellent hikes and all the best for 2015. More 

Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of participating in René Welti’s ECHO Tour – In the Heart of the Alps. Rene was very well informed and gave me insights to both geography and culture of the region in a way I could never have appreciated from books or the web. His engaging guiding made the adventure one of the best I... More 

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Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails - Day Tours, responded to this review

It's great to hear you enjoyed your ECHO Trails experience. Come back soon. More 

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