Discover Medieval towns, artisan cheese, and stunning Alpine scenery as you journey to the heart of the Lucerne region. Learn about the people behind Lucerne’s Medieval old town, and sample some of Switzerland’s most authentic cheese crafted on-site at Engelberg Abbey. Glide to the top of Mount Titlis via cable cart and the TITLIS Rotair, the world’s first 360-degree rotating cable car, and lose yourself in a world of glacial caves, sky-high suspension bridges, and stunning Alpine wilderness.
Engelberg, Cheese, and Mt. Titlis Tour Highlights
Itinerary and What to Expect?
Your guide will greet you at your hotel or residence, before boarding your carriage direction Lucerne.
The first stop on our adventure through the region is the gorgeous town of Engelberg, famed for its immaculate winter scenery, rich spiritual history, and of course, its artisan cheese. As you make your way through the pretty town center, your guide will reveal the stories behind the famous Engelberg Abbey – a Benedictine monastery built in 1120 – and how it came to be the only site of its kind in Switzerland to have a dairy. When you reach the Abbey you will begin your journey into Swiss cuisine, as your local cheese expert takes you into the cheese workshop. Watch as the fresh milk is poured into vats, then solidified and cut into its final form.
Here you will learn with your taste buds, as you sample creamy cheese, and local favorite, the Engelberger Klosterglocke, all made on site. Your expert cheesemaker will be on hand to show you what goes into each cheese, and the traditional methods used in the Engelberg region.
Next, you will head to the cable cart station, and begin the ascent to the top of Mt. Titlis.
As your cart climbs closer to the summit and step onto the famous Mt. Titlis Rotair, you will be treated to stunning views over the Alps, with mountains, valleys, and crystalline lakes stretching as far as the eye can see. Your guide will share stories about the history and culture of the region, pointing out spots of interest you might otherwise have missed.
When you reach the top you will have the chance to explore the Glacier Cave, with its centuries-old ice tunnels and fresh glacial air, and the Titlis Cliff Walk, which offers 360-degree views and an exhilarating route across a suspension bridge.
Those looking for an adrenaline-fuelled adventure will also have the chance to take the Ice Flyer to the Titlis Glacier Park. This thrilling chair lift will sweep you over crisp snowfields, with nothing beneath you except icy air and birds-eye views of Titlis.
The last stop on our adventure through the region is the historic Lucerne Old Town. Your guide will escort you through the maze of Medieval streets, sharing the stories behind the centuries old architecture, and the people and cultures which built it. With its lovingly preserved churches, fairytale bridges, and leafy promenades which lines Lake Lucerne, this medieval center offers an enchanting glimpse of Swiss heritage. Follow in the footsteps of royalty, as you explore the favorite sites of historic giants including Queen Victoria, and the renowned German composer Richard Wagner.
In between your chocolate tasting, you will also have the chance to explore the numerous gift and souvenir shops here, selling traditional Swiss wares, artisan food and drink, and adventure equipment.
This stunning fortress dates back to the 13th century and was once home to the notorious Counts of Gruyères. Now visitors can explore the castle’s sordid history, and wander through treasure-lined museum rooms and ancient ruins.
After the tour we will enjoy a quick lunch stop – but don’t fill up too much!
Your guide will escort you back to your hotel or residence once the tour finishes.
Private english speaking guide
Standard rail ticket
1st class ticket provided upon request
Priority Mt. Titlis Cable car and Rotair pass
Cheesemaking visit and tasting
Lucerne visit - Provided upon request
Lunch at the Mt. Titlis