Classic Lucerne City Tour

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Private and public classic city sightseeing walking tour of Lucerne (2hrs) covering all "must have seen sights" and pick-up at your Lucerne Hotel.

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Highlights
The Lion Monument
The Musegg Wall (including inside visit of two Towers)
Historical City Center
Inside visit of the Ritter Palace (except Saturday, Sunday and Holiday)
The Chapel Bridge with Water Tower

Price
The_Crivelli_HausCHF 280.- per group, up to 12 persons.

Duration and length
2 hours / approx. 2.5 km walking distance.

Meeting point
At the lobby of your hotel in Lucerne (city limits).

Starting times
Daily as you please at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 or 16:00 hours.

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Inclusions
Private city tour with English speaking local guide and all services as per description.

Exclusions
Bus ticket, if applicable.
(When you check in at a hotel in Lucerne, you will receive a free public transportation ticket for the entire stay. This ticket is required for the bus journey from your hotel to the old town.
If you do not have a ticket, the cost for your bus ticket is at your expense.)


Description 
The tour starts in the lobby of your hotel in Lucerne (city limits).
Your local guide will introduce himself and show you the route on a city map.
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You take the public bus to the Lion square (unless your Hotel is within walking distance).
You will see the Bourbaki Museum and get some brief information about it.
A few steps further you reach the world famous Lion Monument, which reminds of the fallen Swiss mercenaries during the French Revolution.
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You will receive brief historical background information about the mercenary service, the most valuable Swiss export good of the early
modern period.

A few minutes walk takes you to the Musegg wall, the town fortification built in the Middle Ages. You visit the Schirmer Tower and the Clock Tower and hear about the most interesting things from that time. 

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You continue to the heart of the Old Town and see the façade paintings at Hirschenplatz and the Wine 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.

A few steps further on the Corn Market you see the Town Hall and Tower dating back to the early 17th century.
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You stroll through the legendary Furrengasse and cross the river on the world-famous Chapel Bridge.
Then you see the 17th century Jesuit Church, the first Baroque church in Switzerland.

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A few steps further you will 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 and Holidays when the Ritter Palace is closed and cannot be visited inside).
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Finally, your guide will be at your disposal for information and takes you back to your hotel by public transportation or on foot.