Just completed day 2 of a pre-cruise visit to Lucerne before boarding a Viking long ship. This city is amazing!!! So beautiful, CLEAN, and scenic! The only evidence of flooding were sand bags along the river. We hit the ground running by heading up the summit of Mt. Pilatus. It was indescribable. A travel moment I’ll remember the rest of my life. The crowds are not here as I expected. The Swiss are very kind but seem reserved and serious. Swiss food……….well, their beer is awesome!
Prior to our trip I spent much time worrying about getting proof of my COVID vaccine, obtaining a negative PCR test within the correct time frame, Swiss contact tracing forms, etc. etc. etc. Upon our arrival in Zurich, the customs official barely looked at our passports before stamping. He wasn’t interested in any of the forms I had ready for inspection and spent SO much time and anxiety on. It took less than 5 seconds and we were in. LOL!