Walking Across Europe is superb so get on your walking boots to see the region at its very best and really get away from it all.
Step into the heart of Switzerland and spend 5 wonderful days of walking from Lucerne to Engelberg. Beautiful Lake Lucerne lies glistening amid a protective ring of spectacular, snow-capped mountains in the center of the Swiss Alps. The pretty villages that dot the shores are served by the many steamers that have long carried passengers across these blue waters, providing vital communication and linking them with the elegant city of Lucerne that sits at the head of one of the lake’s many inlets.
We recommend to stay in 4* Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann in Lucerne for 2 nights. It is located close to the city’s famous bridge, the Kapellbrücke, and has been beautifully converted from several 16th-century townhouses. The interior is pretty and atmospheric, and you can choose to have a meal in the hotel’s own superb restaurants or in one of the city’s many dining places.
After exploring historic Lucerne or taking a trip across this beautiful lake, you travel right into the heart of the mountains, where with the help of cable cars you can walk at the high-altitude. The landscapes here are surprisingly varied and, in late June and throughout July, the flowers are blooming, while September is a favourite time for walkers.
Spend 2 nights at the 3* Hotel Edelweiss in Engelberg. This Art Nouveau hotel, built at the start of the 20th century, sits on a sunny slope enjoying a spectacular panorama across the village to the ring of surrounding mountains. Bedrooms, many of which have balconies, are comfortable and peaceful, while the hotel’s facilities include spacious lounges, a bar, a sauna and an outdoor hot tub.
* two-centre city break and walk
* explore Lucerne and its beautiful lake
* scenic rail journey into the mountains
* self-guided walking amid splendid scenery
* friendly, attentive hosts
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