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Lucerne Day Trips from Zurich

By Viator, November 2017

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Nestled on the banks of Lake Lucerne and encircled by Alpine peaks, Lucerne is an ideal day trip from Zurich. From relaxing cruises to exciting cable-car rides, here are a few ways to make the most of your excursion into the Swiss Alps foothills.

Lucerne Sightseeing Tours
Whether you choose to take to the waters of Lake Lucerne on a sightseeing cruise or take a ride on a Mt. Rigi cable car, there are a number of ways to take in the scenery surrounding Lucerne. Travel through the Swiss countryside by cogwheel railway to the lakeside village of Vitznau, or discover baroque architecture in the historic town of Engelberg.

Combo Tours
Combination tours from Zurich allow travelers to see the city and also head out into its surrounding landscapes with ease. Ascend to the summit of Mt. Stanserhorn via open-air gondola, ride a traditional funicular railway car in Stans, and explore Lucerne’s historic Old Town, home to top attractions such as the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument.

Things to Know
  • Lucerne lies 32 miles (53 kilometers) south of Zurich, about 50 minutes away by road.
  • Lucerne’s weather can be unpredictable, so don’t forget to bring warm and weatherproof layers.
  • Tours from Zurich to Lucerne typically last nine to 10 hours.
  • Many Lucerne day tours from Zurich include roundtrip transportation, plus tickets to sightseeing cruises or cable-car rides where applicable.

Tours & Tickets

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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich, Zurich, null
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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 160 Reviews

On this full-day alpine excursion, escape Zurich and spend a glorious day in the Lake Lucerne area, exploring Mount Rigi, known as the ‘Queen of the ...  Read more

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

From USD $121.81
$135.35 Save $13.54
Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

4 star rating: Recommended 93 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 $73.83
Day Trip from Zurich to Lucerne and Stanserhorn Including Funicular Railway, Aerial Cable Car and ... 
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Day Trip from Zurich to Lucerne and Stanserhorn Including Funicular Railway, Aerial Cable Car and Train Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Ride an open-top aerial cable car to the peak of Mt Stanserhorn and take in the spectacular views of the Swiss Alps! On this full-day coach tour from Zurich, ...  Read more

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

From USD $139.45
Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise, Zurich, Day Trips
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Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 26 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 $88.18
Private Tour: Mt Titlis and Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Mt Titlis and Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 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 $256.34

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