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Rail Tours

Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne Self-Guided Tour

Visit Lake Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus on a half-day tour by boat, cogwheel railway, and gondola. After an hour-long cruise around the lake, you’ll ride up the steepest — and most scenic — cogwheel railway lines in Europe. Stop at the peak of Mt. Pilatus where alpine vistas await. Your tour finishes outside Lucerne, but it’s a short and easy journey back to the city via public bus.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

Whether you’re short on time or simply wish to view the snowy Swiss Alps from the water, this 60-minute yacht cruise on Lake Lucerne is your ticket. Relax on the main or upper deck of the spacious 161-foot (49-meter) vessel while you listen to commentary about the majestic sights via your audio headset. With an expert captain at the helm, you’ll motor past forested hillsides and verdant meadows nestled against looming mountain peaks. Purchase drinks and snacks from the onboard bar, and select from multiple departure times.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience

Home to medieval architecture and spectacular lakeside scenery, Lucerne is widely considered the jewel in Switzerland’s crown. On this tour, explore Lucerne and surrounds by foot and by boat, and see the best of the city in one day. With your guide to lead the way, hit top attractions including the Chapel Bridge and Lucerne Castle, and gain insight into centuries of colorful Swiss history. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Chocolate Tours

Chocolate Tasting with Lake Trip and City Tour: The Ultimate Lucerne Experience

This comprehensive 4-hour tour set against the backdrop of Lucerne Castle and the Swiss Alps allows you to cover the city by boat and foot, while tasting some of the best chocolate in the world. Shutterbugs will love the boat tour, which takes you past the famous Chapel Bridge and Lucerne’s distinct buildings. If a taste of chocolate isn’t enough, you have the option to extend tour and add on a chocolate-making workshop.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Rail Tours

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ALL TRANSPORT INCLUSIVE Mt. Pilatus Guided Golden Roundtrip Tour

Avoid the stress of being on overcrowded tours and enjoy a hassle-free small-group trip to Mt. Pilatus that’s limited to 14 travelers. Access spectacular panoramic views of Switzerland’s scenery, and the magnificent Lake Lucerne. It’ll be a stress-free day with all tickets and transport included, such as a cogwheel railway, a boat ride, and a gondola ride.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Mount Titlis - daily small group tour with local guide - starts in Luzern

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to the glacier world and all-year-place of snow in the Alps. You meet your tour guide in Luzern at pier No. 1 of the boat station (opposite train station). Together you travel typically Swiss-style by train Luzern (1 hour) and from there by the Engelberg-Express to Engelberg. After a 5 mins. walk, you will board the gondola to Mount Titlis. The first section takes you to the middle station « Stand », from where you board the revolving cable car. At the peak, you enjoy a guided tour to the terrace and through the ice cave, where you arrive to the cliff walk, the highest suspension bridge in Europe. After crossing this on 11000ft altitude, you will take a seat on the « Ice flyer », the seating chair lift which hovers over the glacier. The tour takes approx. 1 hour, before you have some free time at your disposal. You will travel back together with the tour guide to Lucerne.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Luzern city - small group tour with local guide - starts in Luzern

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to city of Luzern. You meet your tour guide in Luzern at the lake cruise pier 1, opposite the train station. Together you will make your way first to the world known wooden chapel bridge. Continue through the old town, passing along the « Kornmarkt », the « Spreuer bridge » to the « Schwanenplatz ». Walk along the lake shore to arrive at the «Lion monument». Your tourguide will tell you the story of this sculpture, before you continue to the St. Leodgar church. A short bus ride to the train station will take place, a stop at the concert hall will take place before, you will board one of the lake Lucerne boats for a cruise. The cruise will take approx. 1 hour. Enjoy the view to the Lucerne bay, the surrounding mountains and the scenery. You will arrive back in central Lucerne by boat. You can extend your stay at your own, or your tourguide leads you back to the train station in Luzern.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Mount Rigi - daily small group tour with local guide - starts in Luzern

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to central Switzerland and the pre-Alps. You meet your tour guide in Lucerne at the boat station. Together you travel with the boat ride on lake Lucerne to transfer to Vitznau. Board the scenic coghwheel railway and arrive after 30 minutes at Mount Rigi. Enjoy your free time at your disposal (approx. 2.5 hours) to discover the peak with the scenic view point. Two restaurants invite you to enjoy lunch at 7000ft altitude. Your tourguide will await you for the return travel, you will travel by coghwheel train to Arth-Goldau. From there you will get to the train and you arrive in central Lucerne. It’s time for a short visit in the old town and to cross the world’s known wooden chapel bridge.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Sailing Trips

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Exploring the Lucerne Lake Basin with a sailboat (Lake Lucerne)

The opportunity to be on the road with a sporty sailboat. In the wind it becomes a varied and lively ride, otherwise a little quiet, meditative. The 2 passengers experience an individual journey with sensational landscapes and views of a part of the Swiss Alps and the city of Lucerne. If you want, you can take a refreshing dip from the boat. Of course, wishes may be expressed.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Rail Tours

Exclusive Authentic Swiss Experience from Lucerne: Boat Ride, Rigi Mountain and Chocolate Adventure

Experience Switzerland's lakes, mountains and chocolate making. Immerse yourself in all things Swiss on this 6-hour independent day-trip from Lucerne. Admire epic scenery on a round-trip boat ride on Lake Lucerne. Hop off at Vitznau to ride the cog train up Mt Rigi for spectacular Alpine views; and disembark again at the Swiss Museum of Transport for a multimedia journey at the Swiss Chocolate Adventure. Your tour is non-guided, with pre-arranged boat and train departure times.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Pilatus golden tour - daily small group tour with local guide - starts in Luzern

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to central Switzerland and the pre-Alps. You meet your tour guide in Luzern at the boat station. Together you start with the boat ride on lake Lucerne to transfer to Alpnachstad. Board the world’s steepest coghwheel railway and arrive after 35 minutes at Pilatus. Enjoy your free time at your disposal (approx. 2.5 hours) to discover the dragon gallery, the scenic view point and the terrace. Two restaurants invite you to enjoy lunch at 7000ft altitude. Your tourguide will await you for the return travel, you will travel by aerial gondola to Kriens. After a short walk, your tourguide leads you to the local bus and you arrive in central Lucerne. It’s time for a short visit in the old town and to cross the world’s known wooden chapel bridge.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Dinner Cruises

Lake Lucerne Indian-Themed Dinner Cruise

Take in the tranquility of Lake Lucerne during a 1.5-hour dinner cruise with Indian-themed music and food. Cruise under the soaring Swiss peaks of Mt Rigi and Mt Pilatus while you dine on buffet-style dishes of traditional Indian fare for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Drift past majestic châteaux dotting the rocky shoreline as you admire the spectacular views. Listening to Bollywood hits playing over the speakers, you’ll make the quickest journey to India from the shores of Switzerland!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Gondola Cruises

Stanserhorn cabrio gondola & lake Lucerne cruise - private tour - from Lucerne

Discover the beauty of Mount Stanserhorn in central Switzerland during this half-day private tour from Lucerne. Discover the alpine village of Stans before taking a ride to the top of the mountain via the open-air, two-story CabriO gondola and enjoy the panoramic of the area. Walk to the summit, visit the revolving restaurant, or relax on the terraces and soak up the fresh mountain air before heading back to Lucerne. Enjoy round-trip transportation from your Lucerne hotel.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Mount Bürgenstock Excursion from Lucerne

Nestled on the shores of Lake Lucerne, Mt. Bürgenstock stands at a dizzying 3,658 feet (1,115 meters) above sea level—with spectacular views across the surrounding Alpine scenery. On this tour, choose the start time to suit your preferences and reach the peak with ease—with round-trip ferry and funicular travel from Lucerne included. All your travel logistics are covered, so you’re free to relax and soak up the spectacular lake and mountain scenery.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
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  • 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Photography Tours

Mount Pilatus Photography Day Tour

Frame Switzerland’s rugged mountain scenery through the lens of your camera on this 7-hour Mt Pilatus photography tour. Travel around the peaks and valleys of Mt Pilatus by boat, cable car, cog-wheel railway and gondola with a guide and enjoy panoramic views over the breathtaking scenery. Cruise on Lake Lucerne as your guide explains the best techniques to capture the views on camera, then climb to soaring peaks for aerial views over the surrounding landscape. Along the way, pick up handy tips to improve your photography skills.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Mt Rigi & Mt Pilatus - 2 Peaks in 1 Day

Mt. Pilatus & Mt. Rigi - if you only have one day in Lucerne and can't decide which mountain do go up, why not choose them both? Our "Two Peaks in One Day" private tour enables you to experience the best of both mountains in one day.Start with Mt Rigi and its stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Alps; visit an artisan alpine cheese-maker and walk a panoramic ridge route with views over 3 lakes.  Relax with a picnic lunch on a scenic boat cruise before ascending to the top of Mt. Pilatus by gondola and “Dragon Ride” cableway.  Return to lake level on the world’s steepest cogwheel train ride and then a quick and easy train ride back to Lucerne. Private tour with an expert local English-speaking guide who is happy to give you as much information as you want and to answer any questions about Switzerland – the country, its heritage, and its culture.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Total Swiss Experience

Surrounded by soaring Alpine peaks and the shimmering waters of Lake Lucerne, beautiful Lucerne is widely considered the jewel in Switzerland’s crown. On this tour, explore the city and Lake Lucerne on foot and by sightseeing boat, with your photographer guide on hand to capture your day’s adventures on camera. Pose for photos at top attractions including the Chapel Bridge, and ensure your whole group features in your holiday snaps.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Mt Pilatus Ultimate Adventure Tour with Hiking, Rope park and Alpine Toboggan

Experience, from May to Nov. , a private tour full of Adrenalin, Action and Fun with the Ultimate Adventure Tour at Mt Pilatus. Hiking, Zip line and an Alpine Toboggan are the tour's highlights. Enjoy the sensation of flying as its best with the "Panorama Gondolas" and the Aerial cable car "Dragon Ride". Hike the Flower trail through the Blossoming Glory among the best alpine vistas. Test your agility on ten different parkours in the Pilatus rope park, ideal for adventurers young and old, for families and for you! It requires no specialised knowledge. The friendly Staff will instruct you and look after your safety. Continue towards the summer Toboggan, at 1,350 meters it is the longest one in Switzerland, from there the views of Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps are breathtaking!  Combine your adventure experience at Mt Pilatus with a 2 hrs. Lucerne walking tour (optional extension)
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Rail Tours

Mount Rigi Day Trip from Lucerne with Classic Rigi walking trail

Discover( Apr. - Nov.) some of the most remarkable landscapes in Central Switzerland on this private full-day Mt Rigi Panoramic Walking Tour departing from Lucerne. Experience by foot and with three different transportations modes: a lovely boat trip, Europe’s first cogwheel train up the steep mountainside to the summit of Switzerland’s most magnificent natural landmark, Rigi Kulm; and an aerial cable car ride to soak up sweeping alpine vistas. Walk the "Classic Rigi Trail" an inspiring experience along the captivating panorama path towards Rigi-Kaltbad with magnificent views of Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. We have created for you one of the best adventures at Mt Rigi. This unforgettable Alpine experience at Mount Rigi ‘Queen of the Swiss Mountains’ can be combined with a two hr. walking tour in Lucerne, the most beautiful from all Swiss cities! includes the Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument and Lucerne Castle.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Photography Tours

Burgenstock Panorama Photo Tour from Lucerne

Take mind-blowing photographs in the heart of central Switzerland atop a spectacular mountain ridge offering incomparable views of Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps.Enjoy the alpine landscape as you reach the Bürgenstock Resort from Lucerne in diverse transportation mode taking first a relaxing 30 min. boat ride, followed by a 7 min short ride by Funicular to the Mountain station. Enjoy the majestic surroundings while walking along the 30 min.  mountain's trail to take the Lift to the highest vantage point. If you have a passion for beautiful Landscapes, adventure and nature, Bürgenstock is the right place to snap great images and come back home with long- lasting and beautiful memories!Discover the beauty of Lucerne city on an optional 2 hrs. walking tour including The Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, City old Wall and Lucerne Castle.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Photography Tours

Mount Rigi and Lucerne Winter Photo Tour

Discover (from December to March) the frozen enchantment of Central Switzerland in a full day Photography Winter Tour combined in an unforgettable experience Mount Rigi ‘Queen of the Swiss Mountains’ and Lucerne, the most beautiful from all Swiss cities. Experience three different transportations modes with Europe’s first cogwheel train up the steep mountainside to the summit of Switzerland’s most magnificent natural landmark; an aerial cable car ride to soak up sweeping alpine vistas and an inspiring boat trip through the magnificent Lake Lucerne. Explore charismatic cities with dramatic mountain scenery and historical highlights. The perfect swiss scenic journey plenty of photography opportunities from the beginning to the end! This Invigorating day adventure includes photography support and tips along the whole tour.  We’ve thought of every detail to make this a perfect trip!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Mt. Rigi Private Hike

Locals agree that Mt Rigi is one of Switzerland’s most favorite places for hikingMount Rigi, also known as the “Queen of the Mountains”, is THE mountain peak where Swiss alpine tourism began over 200 years ago. It may not be as high as its opposite peak, Mt Pilatus, but a round trip to the summit of Mt Rigi and a hike along its ridge path with spectacular views is always worth the trip.Highlights of this tour:2-3 hours of easy walking on marked trails with panoramic views over the Alps and lakesLight outdoor grill lunch (Vegetarians – please warn us in advance!)4 types of public transportation – local train, cogwheel railway, aerial cableway and and boatOption to include time at the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Spa Bath indoor/outdoor facilities.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
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Day Cruises

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Private nostalgic boat tour on Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee)

Meet your captain and enjoy a private tour on Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee). A very elegant and refurbished nostalgic boat from 1926 will take you to hidden wonderful bays and if you wish also to restaurants you can reach only by boat. Enjoy the views of mountains and beautiful nature. Make lifetime memories in Central Switzerland with your dear ones. 1 - 12 persons. Don't forget your camera!We also can arrange for a Sushi meal on board. Just let us know and we will send you an offer. A professional guide is optional and can be booked on request (CHF 240.00 for two hours).
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Rail Tours

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Guided Day Trip from Basel to Mount Riga

This day tour offers an insight to the stunning natural beauty of Switzerland and offers a guide throughout your journey. This in return provides a hassle free experience for you to fully enjoy your day out. Furthermore, we engage all our travellers with local information focusing on history and culture of Switzerland. A freshly prepared lunch made with local Swiss produce enhances the true authentic experience of Switzerland. This tour can be further customised according your travel plans. The itinerary can be amended according to your pick up/drop off, activities and we welcome special requests.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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