Luzern The City, The Lake, The Mountains

You could say that Luzern (Lucerne) is the essence of Switzerland – because the best that Switzerland has to offer comes together here. Whatever you expect from a city, Luzern is unlikely to disappoint.

Luzern offers beautiful Christmas Markets set inside the impressive hall of the railway station with 50 wooden chalets and a large Christmas tree.

Luzern is also very close to the beautiful Mount Pilatus & Rigi along with the famous ski resort of Engelberg so you can pop up for a bit of skiing too!

1st to 20th December 2017

luzern christmas markets

Luzern offers a lovely market, set in the impressive building of the rail station, so the cosy stalls offer warmth and exude charm. On certain dates there is an outdoor International Market too for flavours from other countries.

Linked with Zurich Market, less than 50mins away by train, you can sample the excellence of both markets and stay in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland.

Oldest Covered Wooden Bridge Chapel Bridge

wooden covered bridge in luzern

Complete with gable paintings the medieval Chapel Bridge forms the centrepiece of Luzern’s townscape and is considered to be one of the oldest, covered wooden bridges in Europe. A further landmark of the town is the Museggmauer, a wall which, with the exception only of one of its towers, has been preserved in its original, well-fortified state.


Luzern is made up of historic decorated houses lining the picturesque squares and churches within the car-free old city. The Jesuit church dating from the 17th century is regarded as Switzerland’s first sacral Baroque building and the twin towers of the Hofkirche form an integral part of the townscape. The figure of a dying lion which was hewn from the face of rock in remembrance of the heroic death of the Swiss guards killed during an attack on the Tuileries in 1792 is world famous.

carol singers in luzern


Tradition and modernity stand side-by-side with ease in Luzern, as the town has also earned a reputation for itself with innovative design. The futuristic Culture and Convention Centre (KKL), designed by leading French architect Jean Nouvel, is one the architectural highlights of the town. The KKL is also a landmark of Luzern Festival City and venue for a wide variety of cultural events throughout the year.

Our Christmas Market breaks are very flexible You choose how you travel – and where from!


If you wish to fly, our partners at Switzerland Travel Centre can assist you with scheduled flights from London (Heathrow, Gatwick & City), Birmingham, Manchester & Belfast to Zurich.

With SWISS, you get free baggage allowance, drinks, food, on-line check-in and they fly from London Heathrow, London City, Birmingham and Manchester.

If you prefer, you are welcome to use one of the Low Cost Base Airlines, such as EasyJet who fly from 12 regional airports to Switzerland, so we should be able to find a good value flight for you! EasyJet also fly direct to Zurich from Luton.


If you wish to drive, we include cross-Channel Ferries & Eurotunnel.


Included in your holiday price is your train transfer from Zurich to Luzern.

If you prefer to fly to Geneva, Bern or Basel, we can include rail travel from these airports too for a small supplement.

Travelling to Luzern
Train Transfer Time from Basel: 1hr 35min
Train Transfer Time from Bern: 1hr 45min
Train Transfer Time from Geneva: 3hr 00min
Train Transfer Time from Zürich : 1hr 05min
Driving Distance from Calais: 480 miles

View the Swiss Rail timetable.

We offer a wide range of quality hotel accommodation any level, for any budget


We have hotels to suit any budget or preferences. We offer a huge range of availability on hotels and can offer any level from 2, 3, 4 or 5-star hotels. All our hotels are situated in great locations and offer the best quality and Swiss style and friendliness.

OTP Holidays – Luzern Preferred Tour Operator of Switzerland Tourism

Our prices are simple, Just Choose the grade of Hotel. We have Youth prices for children up to the age of 16 and even bigger savings for Children under the age of 6yrs!

Unlike most other British tour operators, the prices above include…

  • High standard and spacious hotel accommodation (choice of 2, 3, 4 or 5 star)
  • Bed and Breakfast meals
  • Cross-Channel travel with car or transfers to the resort from Zürich airport on Swiss Rail
  • Services of our very own 24hr on-call experienced representatives
  • All cleaning, linen, heating & tourist tax charges

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