The lakeside medieval town of Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s prettiest destinations, well-deserving of a day’s exploration of its historic sites.  A picture-perfect town, its proud symbol is the 14th-century Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) spanning Lake Lucerne, the beautiful, fourth-largest lake in Switzerland.

Chapel Bridge is 670 feet (204 meters) long and was built in 1333 to protect Lucerne from attacks. It’s the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe. Seventeenth-century paintings line the interior, and the bridge leads to an eight-sided water tower, which has had a history as a prison, torture chamber, watchtower and treasury.

The half-timbered medieval buildings of Lucerne’s Old Town are surrounded by rampart walls and watchtowers. The town’s poignant sculpture of a dying lion is unforgettable, and its Picasso Museum is another must-see.

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Independent Mount Rigi Tour from Lucerne Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

This independent Mount Rigi tour from Lucerne combines a round-trip boat cruise, cogwheel railway ride and aerial cable car ride for an epic Swiss Alps ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 5.5 or 8.5 hours

From USD $113.31

Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

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 $80.05

Lucerne Swiss Museum of Transport Entrance Ticket

Planes, trains, automobiles, and boats reign at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne. Explore the past, present and future of travel all under one roof at ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $31.19

Lucerne City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 59 Reviews

Get the best of both worlds on this full day trip to central Switzerland and Lucerne's old town. After a brief guided city tour, the rest of the day is yours ...  Read more

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

From USD $61.33

Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

4 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

While in Switzerland, breathe in the fresh mountain air on this day trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich. Passing the beautiful natural landscape of the ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.85

Lucerne Folklore Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

This excursion takes you to the picturesque city of Lucerne. After a short orientation tour of the city you will proceed to a typical Old Town restaurant where ...  Read more

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

From USD $117.47

Private Tour: Mt Titlis and Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Take a breathtaking journey to Mt Titlis on this private tour from Zurich. Admire the stunning Swiss Alps on a revolving aerial cable car ride to the summit of ...  Read more

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

From USD $233.90

4-Day Switzerland Tour from Zurich Including Mt Titlis Cable Car

Spend four days hopping from one beautiful Alpine town to another on this adventure from Zurich. Soak up the fresh mountain air in Lucerne and Interlaken, ride ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $1,372.22

3-Day Switzerland Tour from Zurich to Geneva: Lucerne, Interlaken, Bern and Gruyères

Spend three days discovering Switzerland’s highlights with an expert guide, starting in Zurich and ending in Geneva. Experience the best of Swiss scenery, ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $751.60

Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Spend a day in the pretty city of Lucerne on a day trip from Zurich, enjoying a short city tour, Lake Lucerne cruise and plenty of free time. After traveling ...  Read more

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

From USD $87.32

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