The following morning after breakfast, Ate Ning and I headed to the pick-up point of Gray Line Tours that would take us around the tourist spots.
Originally, we wanted to go to Mt. Pilatus; but upon checking out the flyer and talking to the guide/driver, we changed our minds and decided to visit Mt. Titlis because it sounded more fun. And I'm so glad we did because it was absolutely amazing!
|a building that caught my sister's eye near the pick-up point so she took my picture as I stood in front of it|
Once the coach was filled, we went on our way. I can't remember the name of the guide but he was very friendly, lively and spoke very clearly.
Even though it was raining, since we were passing through Lucerne, the guide took the opportunity to show us the Lion Monument, which is an image of a dying lion carved in stone, a memorial for the soldiers who died while serving King Louis XVI during the French Revolution.
|The inscription above the lion translates to "To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss"|
|can you just imagine how cold the weather was?|
|high up in the mountains...but not yet there|
Finally we arrived, and we excitedly went out the coach. Since we were in the mountains, it was really, really cold. It was raining a bit and parts of the ground were covered in ice so we had to be very careful when walking towards the resort because it was very slippery.
The guide bought our tickets and our group followed him to ride one of the gondolas on the aerial cableway where we enjoyed breathtaking views as we went up. My sister and I had this gondola all to ourselves...with our guide who offered to take our picture
|I couldn't stop grinning because it was just so exciting! ☺|
|the view down from our gondola on our way up|
After a couple of stops, we went off the gondola, then boarded another. Then finally the one called the Rotair. This time, it was a bigger one that fit a lot of people but didn't have any seats. On the other hand, it kept revolving, giving us 360 degree views of the alps as we went further up towards the highest vantage point in central Switzerland.
|catching snowflakes as they flew into my face and hands|
|her plate, my plate, my apple drink, and me|
All too soon, it was time to leave. We headed back down the same way we travelled going up. And then we were on our way to Lucerne where our group dispersed for a while and do our own things. In our case, we took pictures and shopped for souvenirs.
|the Chapel Bridge and Water Tower with the alps in the background|
We finally reached the drop-off point and we all scrambled out of the coach...still tired, but very happy at what we experienced.
I definitely recommend going to Mt. Titlis if you're visiting Switzerland and you're nearby. Personally, I would love to go back and do everything all over again. My sister and I really had a fantastic time. But since Mt. Titlis snows all year-round, I'd probably schedule the next trip there during the summer so that the snow isn't too strong, we can go out on the snowpark, and we'll get to see the beautiful colorful flowers of nature around Engelberg.
More about our sisters only trip in Switzerland coming up!