Day 1 - Zurich
Zurich is one of those infectiously vibrant cities. It has so much charm around every single corner, from tiny little bakeries selling pretzels coffee and sandwiches to stunning old plazas with stone fountains and traditional restaurants it has so much to offer to tourists. We landed in Zurich at 8am, took the train from the Airport to the city center and booked into our hotel.
Our hotel 25 Hours Langstrasse was only a short walk from the train station. A new hotel apparently but a brilliant place to stay. They provided all sorts of nice little touches for people looking at exploring the city including free bike rental, re-usable shopping bags, rental polaroid cameras and mini speakers in every room. Very quirky interior design, and would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting Zurich.
Travelling Zurich as a tourist is a total dream. All the trains are pristine, reliable and easy to navigate (VERY expensive, be warned). Locals were always very welcoming and willing to give us directions and there. The central District 1 is easy enough to walk around on foot so we didn't rent bikes or have any need to purchase a travel pass. I personally loved the old town area, it has so much charm and the historical buildings are immaculately well maintained.
Our Hit List of Places to See:
We finished off the day with a literal MOUNTAIN of cheese at Swiss Chuci in the old town area. Its not cheap (120CHF for a main, glass of wine and a side for two people) but oh so worth it, for that cheesy goodness.
Day 2 - Lucerne
After Zurich it was off to Lucerne. Again, due to how easy the Swiss rail system is, the journey is very easy to navigate. The tickets were XXXX CHF
We arrived around mid-day in Lucerne and again checked in our bags