Less than an hour from Zurich is Lucerne: the classic heart of Switzerland. Cruise past the Rütli, the legendary meadow where Switzerland is said to have been founded in 1291. Lucerne's impressive old town is a not-to-be-missed destination, as is the lake, along which you will find many of turn-of-the-century hotels and imposing views of the alps. If you're there in the summer, treat yourself to a boat ride (many of the vessels here still run on steam power). In town, marvel at contemporary architecture right alongside old-fashioned museums such as the Gletschergarten (which surveys the history of alpine tourism circa 1900). Before you leave, cross the famous Kappelbrücke, a wooden bridge over the river Reuss constructed in 1333 and painted with scenes from Swiss history.