Jesuit Church Tours

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Lucerne's Jesuit Church is the first expansive baroque church built north of the Alps in Switzerland. It is a beautiful and historical site, emphasizing the Catholic tradition of veneration of saints and visual culture. When the Jesuits brought the Counter Reformation to Lucerne in the 17th century; the elaborate church, dedicated to Francis Xavier, was constructed between 1666 and 1677. Architects from Italy and Austria built what many believe to be the most beautiful Baroque church in Switzerland.

Today, Jesuit Church is a major tourist attraction and often serves as a concert venue while it has almost no role in local church and religious life. The powerful-looking Baroque church features beautiful Roccocco interiors and a vault redecorated in the 18th century. 

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The Jesuit Church lies next to the Reuss riverbank, extremely close to the Chapel Bridge. It is worth a visit in Lucerne to admire the marble stucco and lovely paintings.

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Address: Bahnhofstrasse 11A, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
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Private Tour: Lucerne City Walking Tour

See the spectacular sites of Lucerne according to your own itinerary on a 2-hour private walking tour of the Swiss city. With a knowledgeable private guide, stroll across the world-renowned Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) and visit one of the first Baroque churches in Switzerland, Jesuit Church. Marvel at the dynamic design of the Culture and Congress Centre and delve into atmospheric tangles of back streets and ambient squares. Gain fascinating insight into the history of the city with commentary from your expert guide and customize your itinerary according to your interests on this private tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

Discover the picturesque beauty of Lucerne on a full-day trip from Zurich. Cruise the shimmering surface of Lake Lucerne during a tranquil boat ride; absorb gorgeous panoramas of the Albis Pass mountain range; and explore the historically rich city independently during some leisurely free time. Delve into Lucerne’s fascinating past on a guided sightseeing tour and listen to illuminating commentary from an expert guide. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Zurich on this magical excursion.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Immerse yourself in the mountainous majesty of Mount Pilatus on a full-day excursion from Zurich. Ascend to vertiginous vantage points on a gondola, aerial cable car and the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, and enjoy sweeping vistas of the dramatic Alps mountain range. Embark on a moderate hike down the verdant Dragon’s Path and take a tranquil cruise on Lake Lucerne. Relish the convenience of round-trip transportation from Zurich on this enriching full-day tour.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Lucerne City Walking Tour

Explore the spectacular sights and cultural delights of Lucerne on a 2-hour morning walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. Stroll the intimate tangle of alleyways in search of impressive monuments like Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) and the ancient Jesuit Church. Gaze at the metropolitan Culture and Congress Center and delve into the rich historical heritage of the city by listening to entertaining commentary from your guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Lucerne Fondue Winter Pleasure with Lake Trip and City Tour

Say cheese! and Pick your favourite cheese fondue from 100 variations!Learn about the history of Lucerne in a combined walking and boat tour led by a local guide for a small group, then experience the Swiss love affair with cheese on a mouth-watering Fondue Pleasure. Good food, well preserved history and great alpine views make for a fantastic combination on this amazing Swiss culinary and history adventure that showcases the very best of the local culinary arts (100 different fondue cheese types) . You'll also see the most iconic landmarks of the most beautiful Swiss city from the water and from the best panorama viewing points.We will also visit the Lion Monument and take a lift to Lucerne Castle to enjoy stunning Alpine Views! 
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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LUCERNE CITY TOUR WITH ALL YOU CAN EAT CHEESE FONDUE AND RACLETTE EVENING CRUISE

Say cheese! Learn about the history of Lucerne on a 2.5 hrs walking tour led by a local guide, then experience its love affair with cheese on an All you can eat Fondue or Raclette culinary experience on a three hrs. evening boat trip around Lake Lucerne. Good food and great views make for a fantastic combination on this jovial evening cruise that showcases the very best of Swiss cuisine. You'll see the most iconic landmarks of the most beautiful Swiss city from the water and from the best panorama viewing points in a lovely and relaxing Swiss experience.We will visit the Lion Monument and take a lift to Lucerne Castle to admire the most stunning alpine views!
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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