Footprints of William Tell
The legend of William Tell is one of the cornerstones of Switzerland’s identity. Explore William’s place of birth, the site of the “apple shoot”, his escape way and where he assassinated the bailiff “Gessler”. You will travel also in a boat on Lake Lucerne and see a crossbow workshop. Its’ a day of history and sights!
- Pickup in your hotel with a comfortable Land Rover, drive to the principle town of Canton Uri.
- Visiting the birthplace of William Tell and, if you like, having a look around in the Tell Museum.
- Strolling through the old town of Altdorf and to the place of the “apple shoot”. The history is still tangible in the cobblestone-covered alleys of the town.
- Boarding a passenger liner and cruising down Lake Lucerne for a good hour. More important Swiss historical sites are passing on each side of the lake, as well as huge rock walls and high mountains.
- Lunch directly at the lakefront with a breath-taking view over the turquoise water.
- Drive with the Land Rover along the lakeshore to the historical site, located in the woods, where William tell has assassinated the bailiff “Gessler”.
- Finally visiting an artisanal workshop of ancient crossbows. You can try to hit an apple yourself!
- Return to the hotel.
Due to the weather conditions this trip is available from June to the end of October only.
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What Our Guests Say
Five Stars!! Pascal was a gracious host. My wife and I felt he delivered a first class experience. He guided us through the breathtaking towns of Interlaken, Grindelwald, Kleine Sheidegg, and Lauterbrunnen. His knowledge of the country, culture, and landscape was very impressive. I also like that he knows which hidden spots are not as touristy. We will definitely be using his services again very soon! Thank you for a wonderful day, Pascal!…
1. November, 2019.
Amazing day with local expert! My wife and I had an amazing day of private custom touring with Pascal with included: small cable car over dreamy landscapes, artesian mountain cheese maker, authentic Swiss lunch in a historic building, alpine waterfall, and chocolate tasting and making! An amazing day from start to finish, all the while enjoying Swiss mountain roads in a Porsche Cayenne GTS! Pascal has a true love for his home country, is a wealth of knowledge, and a gifted guide. Highly recommend SWISSPECIAL and Pascal to anyone looking for custom central Swiss tours!…
1. August, 2019.
most memorable family trip! I contacted Mr. Pascal prior to visiting Switzerland and arranged a trip for myself and family (process was smooth and simple). Pascal accommodated our interests in what was a highly personalised unique experience of the awe-inspiring Swiss country and in what became our family’s most cherished memory of a trip. He is punctual, knowledgeable, warm; the perfect guide to country he knows best. Our experience was both informative and intimate, special as opposed to commercial. We visited a local farm and witnessed authentic cheese-making, an ice cave, rode up the mountains and viewed monumental glaciers, relishing the scenic nature around us in a drive that was in itself part of the experience. Above all that, Pascal took photos of our family throughout the entire trip to remember this wonderful day which he mailed to us after- beautiful photos in their own right! I cannot recommend SwissSpecial highly enough- do not miss out!…
1. March, 2019.
Full day private tour I had a full day tour with Pascal in the area around Lake Lucerne that was one of the most enjoyable days i have ever had. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the area was apparent at every stop we made. The scenery was breath taking as we visited mountain side farms where goat cheese is made daily, viewed the lake from every angle and had cheese and wine on a mountain top farm that can only be reached by a two person tramcar that is used to move people and supplies to the farm high on the mountain side in one of the most beautiful places that I have ever seen. I saw things that can only be seen if a local takes you there. I have been all over the world and have seen many beautiful things, but nothing compares to what Pascal showed me. The tour was the highlight of our trip to Switzerland. I highly recommend a day with Pascal to see one of the most beautiful places in the world through the eyes of a person who lives there and loves every minute he spends there. It will be an experience that you will never forget.…
1. February, 2019.
The only way to see the Swiss Alps is with Pascal! Our party of four was in Lucerne for 4 days. The special day excursion with Pascal was by far the most fulfilling and special part of our time in Switzerland. He picked us up in his Porsche at our hotel and off we went up the mountain roads — Pascal is an Excellent Driver! His narrative as we drove to our first destination was very informative and interesting and he was open to all of our questions. He is also very gracious in stopping for restroom breaks, etc. Our first stop to a small cheese maker where the process was explained and then we tasted three cheese samples of different ages. The owner of the farm was very accommodating with allowing us to pet her livestock — even a fairly young calf. Because of Pascal’s relationships with the locals, we enjoyed a completely private experience! The next stop was to the glacier waterfall at Rosenlaui. What a truly awe-inspiring feat of nature that we would have never found on our own. A stop at Sustern Pass where Pascal related his personal story of being on the mountain was heightened by the photo opportunities of the mountains, heart-shaped lake and a sighting of a marmot! Our final stop was a mountain farm with a private gondola. Pascal took extra care in sharing with us his conversations with the farmer and workers so we could get an authentic feel of their daily life. We again had fantastic views and we took many photos and videos. We petted their goats and cows and ended the day with a delicious meat and cheese tray and beer. Pascal took many photos of our group throughout the trip and delivered copies to us very quickly, which was appreciated. We love Pascal and will book with him again when we come back to Switzerland!…
KSortore — Fort Myers, FL
1. January, 2019.
Absoluter Perfekt Das Team von Swissspecial bietet Erlebnisse und Ausflüge welche besser nicht sein können. Sympathisch, stets mit dem Bezug zur Ortschaft und viel spannendem Hintergrundwissen begleitet Pascal Rast und sein Team die Gäste zu diversen Highlight in seiner geliebten Heimat. Selten…
1. January, 2019.
Ein absolutes Highlight Als Käseliebhaber sind wir auf den Besuch einer Alpkäserei aufmerksam geworden und haben den Trip bei Swisspecial (über Chedi Andermatt) gebucht. Am Buchungstag wurden wir von Pascal abgeholt, der uns herzlich empfing. Dann ging es mit dem bequemen Porsche zur Talstation…
1. January, 2019.
Most Amazing & Exciting Day In Swiss Alps We had a sincerely memorable, unforgettable time with Pascal. We were pleasantly surprised when he picked us up at our hotel in his Porsche Macan, the perfect vehicle for touring the Swiss Alps. The day started visiting & making cheese at an alpine cheese factory. Despite the…
1. January, 2019.
Unique Experience & Amazing Guide We booked the “Make your own Alpine Cheese” experience at our hotel. After Pascal picked us up in the morning with his SUV and took us to the village next to the goat farm, we took a tiny cable car to get to our destination on the mountainside. Our hosts were absolutely lovely…
1. January, 2019.
We had the most amazing time in Switzerland We had the most amazing time in Switzerland. Pascal tailored the whole experience to our wishes and wants. Pascal was very knowledgeable, accommodating, pleasant, and fun! We spent two whole days with him and saw so much that we wouldn’t be able to see on our own. During two…
1. August, 2018.