5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

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

Small-Group Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne

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 comfortable minivan, look down at the dizzying depths of the Aare Gorge, see the mesmerizing ice tunnels of the Rhone Glacier and explore the wild landscapes of the Bernese Oberland! Enjoy the sights of the Swiss Alps on a small-group day trip limited to 16 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.


  • Small-group guided day tour from Lucerne to the Swiss Alps
  • Enjoy a full-day alpine adventure!
  • Walk along Aare Gorge over the thundering waters of the Aare River
  • See alpine highlights such as Grimsel Pass, Rhone Glacier, Gotthard Massif and Schöllenen Gorge
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Transport my comfortable, air-conditioned minivan

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne

Small-Group Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne

Depart central Lucerne in the morning and sit back and relax as your minivan ventures over the 3,307-foot (1,008-meter) Brünig Pass to the Bernese Oberland. Your first stop will be at the breathtaking Aare Gorge. Over thousands of years, the River Aare has worked its way through the limestone cliffs and formed this stunning gorge. Walk for about 40 minutes along a secure footbridge high above the thundering waters of River Aare through the gorge.

Then, stop for a short lunch break (own expense) before ascending through the wild landscapes of the Bernese Oberland to Grimsel Pass. From here, reach the vast Rhone Glacier. For about one hour, explore the long, blue ice tunnel which leads into the Ice Room, carved deep into the glacier. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Enjoy spectacular views over St Gotthard Massif on your journey over Furka Pass to the mountain village of Andermatt. From here, reach Schollenen Gorge, home to the legendary Devil’s Bridge. According to a local myth, building the bridge was so difficult that the devil himself agreed to build it under the condition that he’d receive the soul of the first traveler to pass over the bridge!

After your Swiss Alps adventure, enjoy a relaxing and scenic drive back to Lucerne in the evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We loved the idea of the small group. The tour was amazing. We drove up into the alps and saw some amazing views Our tour guide Gallus made the trip very interesting. Would highly recommend this trip if you really want to experience the alps.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Absolutely fabulous! Loved the small group 6 people. Loved visiting every site, most importantly, the Rhone Glacier! Switzerland's landscape is simply breathtaking, and no words can describe its beauty. A well done tour with driver who doubled as tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent!! Great guide and perfect scenery!!
Aare gorge is amazing and the glacier is beautiful. You also have the best views while driving around.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The views were great and the glacier visit is spectacular. Covers all of the Alps in a day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

We did this tour with the guide Earnest . He made the whole tour. Very informative, can aswer any question. Interesting to listen to. The tour itself is also very good. We took this trip from Lucern. This tour takes you to places you can't easily reach using public transport, thus making this tour the best way to get there. You have amazing views, a stop each 30 mins with a store. You don't get tired from the drive. The viewes are worthwile. The group is actually small and get a chance to hear about switzerland from the local person. From a person to person conversation. I liekd everythign except the galcier. The glacier which is in in the highlights of the trip is less impressive than many other things in this trip, like a damb for example. I expected to climb up on the gaclier, but founf muself in a librint inside it with a lot of other tourists. From my point of view it was not worth visiting at all .But the tour itself i great. 5 stars.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

It was a very impressive tour. The driver (tour), Andy is very professional.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

A great day out. Guide (Thomas) was extremely friendly and informative. The scenery was magnificent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Excellent Scenery, Very good informative tour guide.Well worth the money

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Nice tour worth going on to get a feel of the Swiss Alps. The size of the small bus was just right.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

Took both of my teenagers on this tour.
Positives: Breathtaking scenery, amazing history of Swiss Alps. Great adventure tour.
Negatives: Tour operator was over a half hour late. Roads are twisty, so if you get carsick, beware. Many unplanned stops by the tour guide on "interesting" things to see. Well, those stops made us late for our dinner reservations that night. Not a long time to stop and have lunch. We rushed through it and choked down our food, then only to wait at the end for a couple who had "taken their time" with their meal.
All in all, worth repeating.

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