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  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
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 Swiss Alps and Lake Zurich, travel by comfortable coach to Lucerne. Spend the first part of your day in this picturesque Swiss town and tour its highlights such as the Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge and Town Hall. Then, continue to Engelberg, a famous mountain resort where you’ll explore the main sites on your own; tour a traditional Swiss cheese factory or visit the Baroque-style monastery. If you're feeling more active, try out one of the many hiking trails through the valley.


  • Day trip from Zurich to Lucerne and Engelberg
  • Discover the picturesque town of Lucerne and visit main sites such as the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
  • Admire the picturesque scenery of the Swiss Alps and Lake Lucerne
  • Visit the beautiful mountain resort of Engelberg, located under the north face of Mt Titlis
  • Stop at a traditional Swiss cheese factory and visit a Baroque-style monastery
  • Tour includes guided and non-guided elements
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Visit two idyllic, picture-postcard towns on this full-day excursion from Zurich. See the celebrated Lion of Lucerne and the impressive Benedictine monastery in Engelberg. There's also a chance to pick up some authentic Swiss cheese!

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What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

On this day trip to Lucerne and Engelberg, travel from Zurich by comfortable coach through the scenic Swiss Alps via Albis Pass and along the shores of the Lake Lucerne. Stop first in the charming town of Lucerne and listen as your guide reveals some historical anecdotes about this Swiss town. Enjoy a short guided tour of the beautiful city and visit its main sites such as the Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, Town Hall and the new Concert and Congress Hall .

Continue on a breathtaking journey up to the mountain resort town of Engelberg. A typical Swiss alpine town in the canton of Obwalden, Engelberg is located in the sunny basin under the north face of Mt Titlis and is one of Switzerland’s leading mountain resorts. Visitors flock here in both summer and winter to take advantage of its natural features and sporting opportunities and to watch the ski jumping world cup at Gross-Titlis-Schanze.

This part of the trip will be unguided but feel free to explore at your leisure. Stroll around the village on your own and take the opportunity to tour a traditional Swiss cheese factory located in a monastery. Here, see an impressive collection of regional cheeses and other milk products. Enjoy doing some shopping or trying one of the traditional cheese specialties in the Bistro (own expense).

Visit the imposing Baroque-style monastery and learn about how Engelberg was originally founded by the Benedictine monks. Alternatively, take one of the many local hiking trails and explore the valley on foot while enjoying the peace and tranquility of this part of the Swiss Alps.

At the end of the day, meet your guide at the arranged time and board your coach for the journey back to Zurich.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We ended up upgrading this to include the Titlis mountain tour. Highly recommended. Had the best time ever!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Lucerne is a beautiful town, very picturesque. The covered bridges were unlike any I'd seen before. Wish I could have spent more time there, but I added on the trip to Mt Titles at the last minute, and very happy with that excursion!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I had so much fun up there. If there's snow don't ever miss it out

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Both destinations are beautiful and amazing and among the best excursions from Zurich. The tour guide is fantastic. However, keep in mind that in Engelberg you gonna spend time alone (no guide). So it is better if you are accompanied by some1.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The day trip to Lucerne and Engelberg was the best day tour that I ever had. the Tour Guide Robert was very professional and had complete knowledge of the sites that we visited. The views are spectacular, the Swiss landscape has no equal. I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Absolutely stunning! Lucerne is a gorgeous small town, and I would've loved to have spent a day or two there. We drove into the town centre which made seeing the main sights a lot easier. Engelberg was absolutely amazing as was the breathtaking drive up there. Definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

There was confusion over the booking of this trip so we ended up going on the chocolate cheese and mountain trip to Appenzell. This trip was excellent and the guide was brilliant. She knew so much about the local area which made it extremely interesting and enjoyable. I would highly reccommend this trip to anyone visiting Switzerland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Beautiful places and excellent tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

This was a beautiful day trip with the most amazing scenery i have ever seen. It was a shame that it was spoilt by rude people that can't get back to the bus at the time that the guide had told us. A lot of the day was wasted sitting on the bus waiting for people that cant tell the time. The tour guide was really lovely but i think she could have been a little tougher on the people that continually got back to the bus late

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Best trip ever....Lucerne is very nice, we stayed only 45 min. However, when you arrive to Engelberg, it is just heaven...

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