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Swiss Alps Day Trips from Lucerne

By Viator, March 2014

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With its dramatic location surrounded by snowy peaks and shimmering lakes, you can’t visit Lucerne without taking a trip into the mountains. Hair-raisingly steep peaks and breathtaking glaciers are all within an easy train journey from the city center, so there are plenty of options for day trips from Lucerne into the Swiss Alps.

Take Europe’s oldest cogwheel railway or a panoramic aerial cable car to the top of Mount Rigi, the ‘Queen of the Swiss Mountains’, where the views from the 1,800-meter summit take in the region’s 13 lakes and there are numerous options for skiing, sledding and hiking. Nearby, the world’s steepest cog railway runs to the 2,132-meter peak of Mount Pilatus, where you can dine with a view at one of the mountaintop restaurants or, just south of Lake Lucerne, the 1,900-meter summit of Mount Stanserhorn is reached by the new CabriO cable car. The first of its kind in the world, the double-decker cable car includes an open-air top deck with standing room for 30 people, making the views en route equally as impressive as from the top.

If it’s the ultimate view you’re after, you can’t get higher than the ‘Top of Europe’ observation deck on Jungfraujoch, teetering at an incredible 3,454 meters. Climb the mountain to Europe’s highest railway station and gaze out over Europe's longest glacier, the majestic Aletsch Glacier, from the Sphinx Observation Terrace.

Of course you don’t have to soar to a dizzying altitude to enjoy the Swiss Alps. Hike along the steep limestone cliffs of the dramatic Aare Gorge; cross the notorious Devil’s Bridge in Schollenen Gorge; delve into the eerie ice tunnels carving into the Rhone Glacier; or relax in the picturesque alpine villages of Andermatt or Grindelwald (evocatively dubbed the ‘Glacier Village’).

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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 287 Reviews

This unforgettable Alpine tour to the majestic world of the Jungfraujoch from Lucerne takes you to the Top of Europe, at 11,333 feet (3,454 meters). The ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $222.39

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

4.5 star rating: Recommended 145 Reviews

For a full day of summer splendor, make for the mountains on this guided roundtrip from Lucerne to central Switzerland's Mount Pilatus. Your full day guided ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $139.56

Mount Titlis Eternal Snow Half-Day Trip from Lucerne

4.5 star rating: Recommended 140 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the glacial landscapes and eternal snow of Mt.Titlis in the Swiss Alps on this guided half-day coach tour from Lucerne, including return ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $149.42

Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

Venture from Lucerne through the Swiss Alps to the highest point in Europe! On this unforgettable day trip with a multi-lingual guide, travel by coach through ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $222.39

Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 13 Reviews

Explore some of Switzerland's most magnificent Alpine regions on a day trip from Lucerne to Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland. Along the way you'll visit the ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.19

Bernese Oberland Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch Panorama

Spend a day in the breathtaking Alps on this day trip from Lucerne to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed region of Jungfraujoch. Travel by coach through ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $126.25

Mt. Pilatus Winter Day Trip from Lucerne

Join this partly guided coach tour from Lucerne to Mount Pilatus for a half-day winter wonderland adventure on one of Switzerland's most majestic mountains! ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $137.84

Small-Group Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Embark on a summertime adventure of gorges and glaciers on this full-day guided tour to the Swiss Alps from Lucerne. Venture over several mountain passes by ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $166.80

Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne

Enjoy a day full of fresh mountain air and unforgettable Alpine scenery on this mostly independent day trip from Lucerne. Travel through the Bernese Oberland ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.19

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