Meet your Local Guide at Rosengartplatz / Rathausquai at 2pm (at the Chapel Bridge, right hand riverside).
After a brief introduction and explanation of the route on a city map you walk or take the public bus to the Lion Square.
You see the Bourbaki Museum and get a short overview of the story behind it. A few steps further you see the Lion Monument commemorating to the fallen Swiss Guards during the French Revolution.
Your local guide knows a shortcut and takes you quickly to the hill of the Musegg wall. You pass a part of the defense walk and you visit the Clock Tower with its medieval clock, which is allowed to chime right before all other clocks in town.
You continue to the heart of the Old Town and see the medieval houses with their façade paintings at the Stag Square (Hirschenplatz).
A few steps further on the Corn Market you see the Town Hall and Tower dating back to the early 17th century. You learn about the impressive clock, which does without minute chime.
A stone throw further you reach the Wine Market, which once was called the Fish Market. You learn why the old city fountains carry the best water of Lucerne and you can taste it yourself at the oldest fountain in the city.
You pass the lower Wine Market where once a pillory stood and you cross the river on the Reuss Bridge to the left bank river side of the historical city.
A few steps further you reach the Ritter Palace for an inside visit. You learn about the history of this florentine Palazzo dating back to the 16th Century. You are guided through the “Danse Macabre” a seven paintings gallery by Jakob von Wyl. (except on Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays and Special Events when the Ritter Palace is closed and can be visited from the outside only).
Next you come to the 17th century Jesuit Church, the first Baroque church in Switzerland. Your Guide explains the story behind it before you have the possibility to enter the church and see it from the inside. (Inside visit is not possible during mass services).
A few steps upriver you cross the famous Chapel Bridge with its Water Tower. You hear interesting details about this former city fortification bridge with its paintings and the Water Tower wich once used to be a prison.
Your tour ends at Rosengartplatz/Rathausquai, where it started and your guide will be at your disposal for any information about Lucerne.