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Day Trip from Zurich to Lucerne and Stanserhorn Including Funicular Railway, Aerial Cable Car and Train Ride

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    What to Expect
    Greet your guide a meeting point in central Zurich, and climb aboard an air-conditioned minivan destined for Switzerland’s scenic countryside. Admire verdant panoramas as you travel parallel to the shore of Lake Lucerne, past crumbling limestone cliffs and flower-filled meadows.
    On arrival in Lucerne, embark on a short sightseeing tour with your knowledgeable guide; see impressive monuments like Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument and gain fascinating insight into the city’s rich historical heritage. Spend some leisurely time exploring the Old Town, an area thronged with ancient relics.
    See the 14th-century town walls and then re-join the coach for the short and scenic journey to Stans, home to a recently restored 19th-century funicular railway. Experience an enchanting ride through flowering meadows and swooping valleys and disembark at the train station to explore the region independently.
    On your guide’s recommendation, conquer your fear and climb aboard the CabriO, an open-top aerial cable car that affords stunning views of the surrounding Alpine panorama. Ascend to the lofty summit of Mount Stanserhorn and relish staggering views as you climb to a height of 6,230 feet (1,900 meters).
    Scour the horizon for 10 lakes and more than 62 miles (100 km) of Swiss Alps mountain range before taking a short hike to Marmot Park, an idyllic nature reserve in which animals thrive in their natural environment. Opt to enjoy a unique dining experience in the mountaintop’s rotating restaurant (own expense) and then return to Stans to meet your guide.
    Take the train back to Lucerne and, after enjoying some additional free time in the charming city, board your return coach to Zurich.
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    Reviewed June 6, 2019

    The bus trip was lovely. The Funicular Railway very interesting. The best was being up in the sky on the mountain. So beautiful. I did not want to come back down. The air was so pure. Great trip. Road the train back to Lucerne. Very...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Susan D
    Reviewed November 4, 2018

    not a cheap trip to stanserhorn but well worth a visit. The view from the top on a clear day was superb. There are plenty of walks from extreme to gentle.

    Date of experience: September 2018
    2  Thank simwen_12
    Reviewed October 27, 2018

    Overall, the trip was great. The stop in Lucerne was too short. We thought we would have time for a nice lunch in Lucerne before we went on to Stanserhorn. There was no time, we were able to pick up a sandwich in a local...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    2  Thank Arlusete
    Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

    We started off from Sihlquai Coach Parking, which is just across the Zurich Main Train station. We left 10 minutes later since we had to wait for a couple of visitors. It took us a little over an hour to get to Lucerne. We had...More

    1  Thank YapJ34
    Reviewed July 27, 2018

    We took this trip and opted for Stanserhorn instead of Titlis and it turned out to be a good decision. The Funicular Railway and the Cable Car were the highlights of our trip. One shortcoming was that there was very little time in Lucerne. Perhaps,...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Rajiv C
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