Lucerne’s Beer Delights
The historic town of Lucerne is famed world over for the iconic beer brewed within its limits. Set within stunning rolling hills and perched on the shores of the crystalline Lake Lucerne, the iconic Brauwerkstatt Kriens Brewery is a prime example of the love and expertise which goes into brewing Mons beer. With your guide you will be given exclusive backstage access at the factory, and see how Swiss brewers create the iconic golden brew. Treat your tastebuds with a tasting session, and experience the full range of delicious Mons brewed here.
- Stroll through the Medieval old town of Lucerne
- Discover the heritage of beer in Lucerne
- Exclusive Distillery Visit and Tasting
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- Private Multilingual Guide
- Beer Distillery Visit and Tasting
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Your guide will pick you up from your hotel, before boarding your first class carriage to Lucerne.
Lucerne Old Town
Frequently hailed as one of Switzerland’s most picturesque towns, Lucerne is blessed with an old town to rival any of the European greats. 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.
As you make your way to your Lucerne beer experience, your guide will share unique insight into the history, culture, and people of the town, and reveal the myths and legends ingrained in the surrounding mountains.
Beer Distillery Visit & Tasting
Next we will head to the Brauwerkstatt Kriens Brewery, to discover the secrets behind Lucerne’s famous Mons beer. Located within a giant former pasta factory, this artisan distillery sources its ingredients from the surrounding Swiss countryside, and uses traditional methods to create authentic brews. We will have unique access backstage at the brewery, and learn the time-honored recipes and techniques used in production, as well as the stories behind the famous beer. Watch the brewers in action, as giant copper vats are filled and heated ready for hopping, before they enter the fermentation stage. This is a spectacle for all five senses, as the aroma of freshly brewed beer pours into the factory, and the golden brew first appears from within the barrels.
The highlight of our visit will be an exclusive tasting session, where a Lucerne brewer will guide us through the factory’s full collection of Mons beers. Sample a range of brews, including the caramelised and fruity Ruby Mons, the dry and malty Gold Mons, and the sweet, citrusy Crystal Mons. There will also be a selection of seasonal special editions in the mix.
At the end of our adventure, your guide will return you safely to your hotel.