Your flight will land at the Zurich Airport, and the kids will marvel at the amount of greenery as it stretches to the foothills of the distant mountains. Red-tiled rooftops contrast with the verdant grass and towering pine trees. Your private transfer will meet your family at baggage claim to escort you to the stunning city of Lucerne, located on the shores of Lake Geneva. The mountains sweep across the horizon and small watch shops fill the street-view of Old Town. The lake laps at the shoreline of the city and reflects the colorful facades of the antique buildings.
The twin spires of the Hofkirche rise above the cityscape and add to the integral skyline of the historic sloping rooftops. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and lead your family on an immersive introductory tour of Lucerne and its unforgettable beauty. Stroll along the Kapellbrücke, one of Lucerne’s two surviving wooden bridges. Kapellbrücke was erected in the 14th-century and spans the Reuss River. The contemporary gabled roof on the 14th-century water tower was constructed after a fire in the 1990s. Beneath the covered roof, you will find 17th-century triangular panels that depict important events of Swiss history and local mythology. The bridge spans 558 feet from north to south.
The kids will search the paintings to find a portrait that depicts local nobility and citizens. Your guide will explain that the coats of arms paid honor to the benefactors who supported the murals through their generous donations. Near the end of your tour, visit a vista that overlooks the city’s rooftops, a shimmering lake, and the mountains that frame every view. The kids will delight in walking along the historic walls as the medieval ramparts provide a walkway to the Schirmerturm tower and a fantastic view.