Descubra a majestade montanhosa de Lucerna e Engelberg em uma viagem de dia inteiro saindo de Zurique. Passe pelos pitorescos Alpes Suíços e pelo Lago de Zurique enquanto viaja de ônibus de luxo e, em seguida, chega a Lucerna, uma charmosa cidade suíça famosa por monumentos impressionantes como a Ponte da Capela e a Prefeitura. Siga ao lado do renomado resort de montanha de Engelberg para explorar a área atraente de forma independente; visite uma fábrica de queijo suíça; veja um magnífico mosteiro barroco; ou revigorar com uma caminhada gratificante em uma das trilhas do vale verdejantes. Desfrute de comentários esclarecedores de um guia especializado sobre esta excursão encantadora.
This was by far the worst tour I took on this trip.
Massive bus with almost 4 different tour groups, so you can imagine the amount of overlap and randomness in terms of what is covered. Our first stop was at Lucerne where we barely had ONE hour to cover a bustling combination of old and new city, with gorgeous bridges and eat! Obviously we couldn't cover much and rushed back for pick up. The first set of tour group remained at Lucerne for the rest of their tour This was for the full day at Lucerne tour.
The rest of us headed off to the next dropoff at Stanserhorn.
On our way to the next dropoff, Mt Titlis, the guide announced that the weather up the mountain was good and things were OK, since the state out of the window was not promising - rainy and foggy. We didn't hear anything for Engelberg. Next dropoff was almost all the guests except 3 of us, along with the driver. Along with just one map in hand, we got off the bus. The driver didn't speak much English and apart from the guide telling us about a cheese factory and monastery, there was no other information.
It was a horrible weather with pouring rain. We headed to the nearest cheese factory, which turned to be a single glass display case in the middle of a store where one single lady was arranging cheese. The factory details were printed on a piece of paper in different languages - we were done in 10 minutes.
The monastery was closed to the public and the tour wasn't available until 3 hours later. We also discovered it was an additional charge to tour and the tour was only available in German. Since we didn't understand German, we headed to the church and even that was closed.
We walked into the village and voila, everything was closed. The stores, eating places, nothing was open. We spent 3 hours walking around in a closed town with NOTHING to do in a miserable weather. The only stores that were open were Co-op and Migros, which is where we managed to get some lunch.
We were back in the bus, again waiting for all the different tour groups to be picked up along the way and had the worst experience of all.
After the tour, we contacted the company and they refused to refund for the right proportion of the day that we wasted and charged us for a full day Lucerne tour, when we only got 1 measly hour to look around. The guide failed to give us options to decide. If we had known Engelberg was mostly closed, we could have chosen to remain at Lucerne or at least proceed to Mt Titlis. It was a real ripoff and colossal waste of time. But of course the tour company doesn't agree with that.
I will definitely not recommend this for anyone.
The trip to Engelberg alone should be canceled. People should instead take the Lucerne and Mt. Titlis trip OR just take Lucerne trip if they don't want to go up Mt. Titlis. There is nothing to do in Engelberg if you are not going up to Mt. Titlis. We were there on a Monday and it appeared like a ghost town. The is a very small monastery where you can spend 15-20 min and a church where you get spend another 15-20 minutes.
Not enough tour guide in Lucerne, where we were left on our own and did not really get the value of having a guide on that stop. We felt like we missed out on seeing more of the town. Also, there were 3 different tours on our bus, each stopping and picking up at different places at the end of the day. The extra transport stops made it a long day with very little guided site seeing.
The town of Engelberg was best summed up by our guide, who when dropping us off on the side of the road told us there really isn't anything to do or see here. Dissapointed overall with this tour. Highlights the Lion of Lucern statue and finding a nice Irish bar in Engelberg.
One of the most amazing trips to kick start our trip in Zurich! The tour guide was nice and friendly. Engel berg is so beautiful and scenic we almost didn’t want to go home. We would not be able to visit all the photo stops on our own so this trip is worth every cent!