Lucerne, known throughout Europe as the “City of Lights,” is framed by the stunning Swiss Alps and the pristine shores of Lake Lucerne. Travel with us on this alpine extravaganza of natural beauty for the best in Swiss cheeses and festivals. Have you ever wondered where all those holes in Swiss cheese come from? We’ll solve this mystery on our first stop to the traditional Emmentaler Dairy Show! We’ll take a tour with a local cheese expert through four cheese dairy generations and learn all the fascinating aspects of producing artisanal Swiss cheese. After a well-deserved late breakfast snack and cheese sampling (beverages not included) we will continue our drive through the ravishing beauty of the Swiss countryside to Lucerne.
Romantic and quaint, the iconic Chapel Bridge’s scenic alpine water extends in both directions to make Lucerne one of the world’s prettiest cities. Once in the city it’s festival time! Lucerne’s “Fest mit Herz” (with heart) combines the former Old Town Fest and the Lake Fest into the biggest celebration in central Switzerland. Your senses are sure to come alive with all the color, music, high spirits and foodie delights.