The BasicsLet's get things straight, this isn't a "city pass", The Luxembourg Card is available for use over the whole COUNTRY - exciting right? As you would expect, a large number of the country's main attractions (including some lovely hidden gems) are free with the pass (or give you a discount on entry costs). However, the thing that really excited me was the fact that ALL train and bus lines in the country are free with the Luxembourg Card. Coming from a country like the UK where train costs are astronomical, this is completely mind blowing for me. If the UK had an equivalent all encompassing pass, I would be buying it every weekend! I won't list all of the available attractions here, but if you are interested in taking a look, they can be viewed here.
The PriceA card that encompasses an entire country including all of their transport links must be very pricey right? Think again. The card can be purchased for one, two or three days and there is an option for individual cards (1 person) or family cards (2 - 5 people). These prices are correct as at November 2017:
|Individual (1 person)||Family (2-5 People)|
|1 Day||€ 13.00||€ 28.00|
|2 Days||€ 20.00||€ 48.00|
|3 Days||€ 28.00||€ 68.00|
How Much Did We Save?Below, you can see a breakdown of all of the things we did (over three days) and how much they would have cost without the card. All transport costs are taken as estimates from Rome2Rio.
|Travel (Hotel to Vianden)||€ 5.00|
|Vianden - Chairlift||€ 4.50|
|Vianden - Castle||€ 7.00|
|Travel (Vianden to Hotel)||€ 5.00|
|Travel (Hotel to Grevenmacher)||€ 5.00|
|Grevenmacher - Bike Rental||€ 12.00|
|Grevenmacher - Wine Tasting||€ 9.00|
|Grevenmacher - Butterfly House||€ 8.00|
|Travel (Grevenmacher to Hotel)||€ 5.00|
|Travel (Hotel to City)||€ 1.00|
|City - Bock Casemates||€ 6.00|
|Travel (City to Hotel)||€ 1.00|
- Things to do in Luxembourg City
- How to spend a day in Vianden
- Spending a sunny day in the Moselle Valley
Where To Buy / Other BenefitsThe Luxembourg card can be purchased online here as well as at many locations throughout the country. Along with the card, you should receive a VERY helpful leaflet outlining all of the attractions that are free or discounted - use this as your bible! We saw so much in the leaflet that we didn't know existed and could have easily spent another three days exploring other areas of the country!
Should You Purchase The Luxembourg Card?The short answer - yes! The long answer - If you plan on exploring more than just Luxembourg City, this card will be perfect for you. Saving money is obviously a great advantage but it also means your plans can be more spontaneous. With the ability to hop on any bus/train and just see where the day takes you is fab (and saves time queuing/paying for tickets). However, be aware that a vast majority of the attractions available on the Card in Luxembourg City are museums and if you aren't big museum fans (like us), a pass may not be worth it if you are only visiting the City. Have you ever found a great city/country pass? Let me know where - I'm a big fan!
Disclaimer: While I was kindly gifted Luxembourg Cards by the Luxembourg tourism board, all opinions are my own and I certainly would purchase Luxembourg Cards for future trips.
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