Day 1: Lake Lucerne
After arriving at the Zurich Airport and clearing customs, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel. There you will check in, drop off your bags, and, if you wish, go out and explore the city on your own. Your Uniworld local host can offer suggestions for your leisure time.
Day 2: Lake Lucerne
FEATURED EXCURSION: Lucerne City walk with boat ride
Meet your local guide for a stroll through the picturesque—and perfectly preserved—Old Town. Bloom-filled flower boxes line both Chapel Bridge, with its iconic medieval tower, and Mill Bridge, which spans the Reuss River just before it empties into the lake. Wine Market Square, with its frescoed palace façades and central fountain, the town hall, and the medieval ramparts—nine of its original towers remain—make up the heart of the district. A bit farther afield you’ll find the Lion Monument, which commemorates the hundreds of Swiss Guards who died in 1792 defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution.
See Lucerne from a completely different point of view as you cross Lake Lucerne by boat; a scenic one-hour ride between your hotel in the mountains and the city. Picturesque onion-domed churches and historic palaces cast their reflection on the water while the snow-capped Alps tower in the distance. It’s an idyllic scene.
MASTERPIECE COLLECTION EXCURSION*: Mt. Stanserhorn
Note: This Masterpiece Collection excursion is also one of our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences.
For those who love embracing nature—and really, who doesn’t?—the Swiss mountains are beyond compare. Breathtaking views, walking paths, charming flowers and greenery in the warmer months and snow in the wintertime are par for the course, but each mountain has its own special qualities as well. The Stanserhorn is no exception. Peaking at 6,227 ft above sea level, the Stanserhorn offers a gorgeous trip up the mountain via an energy efficient funicular railway that dates back to 1893. The historic path climbs midway up the mountain, and from there we’ll hop on a Cabrio—the world’s first open-air cable car—to soar all the way to the top of the mountain.
Sustainability has been top-of-mind in preserving this beautiful slice of nature. The energy used here is 100% Swiss water power and the drinking water is collected from rainfall, treated to perfect quality by UV filtration. While out and about here, you may catch one of the Stanserhorn Rangers, who are eager to share their knowledge on the flora and fauna of the alps.
This MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience supports Global Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, and Global Goal 15: Life on Land.
Day 3: Lake Lucerne
Today after breakfast, you will be transferred to the ship to begin your journey.
*Masterpiece Collection are optional experiences that go above and beyond our daily selection of included excursions and can be booked for an additional fee. Select Masterpiece Collection Optional Experiences can be pre-booked. Please note that requests to pre-book must be made by calling our Reservations Team no later than 6 days prior to departure and are subject to availability. Some venues are limited in the number of guests they can accommodate. Guests can book onboard (space permitting) and pay in Euros. Pre-booked Masterpiece Collection Optional Experiences are refundable up to 48 hours prior to the cruise/tour start date; if inside of 48 hours they are non-refundable. Select Masterpiece Collection Optional Experiences require a minimum number of participants and are subject to cancellation (with full refund) if minimum is not met. Masterpiece Collection Optional Experiences are non-commissionable. Prices are subject to change. Masterpiece Collection excursions may not operate if they occur on a holiday or if they require a minimum number of participants and that minimum is not met.