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

Lucerne City Tour

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 for self exploration. Alternatively, you can upgrade and include a sightseeing cruise on Lake Lucerne.


  • Full-day city tour of Lucerne from Zurich
  • Zurich day trip includes a drive over Albis Pass
  • See Lucerne's top attractions like the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
  • Six hours to explore on your own; visit the Picasso Museum or take a boat ride

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

An ideal option for independent travelers since you get all afternoon to wander Lucerne on your own. Here's my list of must-do's: stroll through Old Town, have a drink in one of the bars along the River Reuss and take a walk along the Lake Lucerne promenade.

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What You Can Expect

Lucerne City Tour

Lion Monument, Lucerne

Sit back and enjoy a scenic coach ride over the Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake Lucerne. Upon arrival, a short city tour will introduce you to Lucerne's main highlights including the Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge and the new Concert and Congress Hall.

Afterwards the rest of the day (approximately 6 hours) is yours to explore. Wander through the streets, over bridges and into Lucerne's museums at your leisure. Or upgrade and enjoy a sightseeing cruise on Lake Lucerne (June to September).

Some optional activities you may wish to consider at your own expense:

  • Ride the new City Train (April to October)
  • Swiss lunch with Folklore Show (reservations necessary)
  • Transport Museum
  • Picasso Museum

Regardless of how you choose to spend your day, Lucerne is bound to reveal the romantic and inspire the photographer in you, so don't forget your camera - the opportunities are endless! Note, no Folklore Show during the Winter.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great experience on this tour. Our guide was very energetic and managed the tour very capably.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

very nice

Guma L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great experience to see the country sides with good guide

Pamela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved trip to Lucerne. Great way to spend a day.

Ziquan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

Ashitha Z W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great guide, great service, good value for money.

Viswalingham T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Luzern trip was excellent, the tour lead was a teacher before and he was fluent in many languages, so explained the tour in great details. His photography was good as well, took nice photos of us on my camera for remberance. Boat trip was quite relaxing with photoscenic views of mountains, blue sky, lovely weather. Viator had organised it well.
Outdoor eating places were fantastic. I will recommend the trip to anyone, everywhere there were spring cool water on fountains where we filled our plastic bottles. Water was so tasty coming from top of mountains, we hated any soft drinks.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Brilliant day tour from zurich! Just right if you want to spend the day in luzern

Mark L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Very short tour of Lucerne but the city itself is so beautiful it was easy to spend the time walking around it and the lake. Drive to Lucerne was picture postcard perfect. Guide was very friendly.

mariam othaman a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Very nice every thing is good guide and driver soo friendly and very good manners

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