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Mount Titlis Eternal Snow Half-Day Trip from Lucerne

Ride an aerial cableway from the Alpine village of Engelberg to the summit of Mt Titlis on this afternoon tour from Lucerne. Then squeeze in as many snow-themed attractions as you can during approximately two hours of free time at the top. Your guided day trip includes snow tubing at Titlis Glacier Park plus admission to the Glacier Cave, Ice Flyer chairlift, Titlis Rotair gondola and Cliff Walk — Europe’s highest suspension bridge. What are you waiting for?
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne

Travel to Jungfraujoch — Europe's highest railway station at a dizzying height of 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) — on this 9.5-hour day trip from Lucerne. A scenic coach drive via the Bernese Oberland delivers you to Lauterbrunnen for a cogwheel train ride. You’ll wind through the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass below the foot of the Eiger North Face. At the Top of Europe, explore the glaciated Ice Palace and enjoy World Heritage–listed views of the soaring Swiss Alps and Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx Observatory.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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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
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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland

Ascend to Europe’s highest point on an exhilarating full-day excursion to the Swiss Alps from Lucerne. With a professional guide, travel by luxury coach through the spectacular scenery of the Bernese Oberland region and board a cogwheel train at Interlaken. Ascend the UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass and absorb sweeping mountain vistas on arrival at the ‘Top of Europe’. Explore the frozen witchery of an Ice Palace at the summit and marvel at incredible panoramas of the alpine wonderland from the Sphinx Observatory.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

Independent Mount Rigi Tour from Lucerne Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

Take your Swiss Alps adventure to new heights on this independent day trip to Mt Rigi. Explore this breathtaking destination at your own pace, starting with a boat cruise from Lucerne. Use your pre-booked tickets and provided timetables to plan the cogwheel train and aerial cable car portions of your tour. You’ll take the railway up Rigi Kulm for two or five hours of free time at the summit, depending on which option you select. Then enjoy more postcard-worthy views en route to Weggis before the return boat ride to Lucerne.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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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
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  • 5 hours
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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
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Day Trips

Eiger and Jungfrau Panorama Day Trip from Lucerne

Be amazed by breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps on an enriching full-day excursion to Kleine Scheidegg from Lucerne. Enjoy a wonderfully scenic drive to Lauterbrunnen and then climb aboard the renowned Wengernalp rack railway for an enchanting journey through flower filled meadows and rolling forests. Arrive at the vertiginous summit of the Kleine Scheidegg mountain to absorb sweeping panoramas of Mt Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, and then enjoy some leisurely free time to hike or take the train to the beautiful village of Grindelwald, nicknamed ‘Glacier Village’.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Bern Day Trip from Lucerne Including Emmental Dairy Visit

Learn about Swiss history and culture on a small-group day trip to Bern from Lucerne, with no more than 16 people. After traveling through the UNESCO-listed biosphere reserve of Entlebuch Valley, break up your journey with a stop at the Kambly Experience to watch Swiss biscuits being made. In Bern, explore the medieval Old Town, and then indulge yourself with Swiss cheese at a dairy in the Emmental region. You’ll learn how the Emmentaler AOP is made and savor samples, too.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
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Small-Group Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne

Immerse yourself in the natural majesty of the Swiss Alps during a full-day tour of gorges and glaciers from Lucerne. With a small-group and knowledgeable guide, travel by luxury minivan to the Aare Gorge, a dramatic natural landmark, and then marvel at the mesmerizing ice tunnels of the Rhone Glacier. Delve into the rugged wilderness of the Bernese Oberland and capture fascinating photographs of the vast Alpine landscape as you explore. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Independent Bernese Oberland and Jungfrau Region Day Trip from Lucerne

Absorb the sweeping vistas and fresh mountain air of the Swiss Alps on an independent day-trip from Lucerne. Travel by comfortable coach through the UNESCO-listed Jungfrau region and admire scenery as you approach the mountain towns of Interlaken and Grindelwald. Listen to commentary from your guide and then spend half of the day exploring Grindelwald independently. Then, board a train to Interlaken to enjoy free time in the lively lakeside resort. Meet your guide at a prearranged time for the relaxing journey back to Lucerne.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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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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Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne

Immerse yourself in the Alpine beauty of Interlaken and Grindelwald on a full-day tour of the majestic mountain region from Lucerne. Depart by luxury coach and marvel at enchanting scenery as you travel to Interlaken, a gorgeous resort located at the foot of the Bernese Oberland Alps. Spend some leisurely free time exploring independently and then head to Grindelwald, known as ‘Glacier Village’ due to its impressive array of glaciers. Opt to ascend to the summit of Mt First in a cable car to see stunning panoramas of the surrounding sights before returning to Lucerne.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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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
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trips

Mt. Rigi - Day Pass Winter

Visit Mt. Rigi with this day transport and lift pass ticket, and see the famous Swiss mountain at your own pace. From Vitznau, Goldau, or Weggis, you’ll travel by two mountain trains, and then cable car to the summit. Once at the top, how you spend your time is up to you. Enjoy soaring summit views over the peaks of the Bernese Alps, hunker down in a mountaintop restaurant, or check out the walking trails and snow-sledding paths. Your ticket is valid for unlimited rides on the three services through the day.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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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
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  • 7 hours
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Bernese Oberland Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch Panorama

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Swiss Alps during an exhilarating full-day excursion from Lucerne to the UNESCO-listed region of Jungfrau. With a knowledgeable guide, travel through the scenic splendor of the Swiss countryside and visit the charming villages of Interlaken and Grindelwald. Ascend the iconic Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass on a traditional cogwheel train and absorb breathtaking panoramas of the Eiger North Face. Enjoy striking Alpine views without the exertion on this leisurely tour.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Mt First Top Adventure from Lucerne

Switzerland is famed for the spectacular beauty of its mountain landscapes, so ensure you don’t miss top Alpine sights during your time in Lucerne. Ideal for those who enjoy feeling exhilarated, this 10-hour tour gives you the opportunity to explore Bernese Oberland on a scooter, mountain cart, zipline, and cable car: admire the beautiful scenery of Interlaken and Grindelwald, and experience the exhilaration of the First Cliff Walk by Tissot.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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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
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Nature & Wildlife

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Private tour to the most breathtaking insider spots in Switzerland (1 day)

Discover with Myswisspanorama breathtaking hidden gems of Switzerland - privately with an environmental expert (MSc ETH Zurich).HIGHLIGHTS:● Discover beautiful hidden places and landscapes on one private day trip in Switzerland.● Get a unique chance to see you from a local environmental expert (MSc ETH Zurich).● Enjoy a delicious Swiss picnic in a breathtaking Landscape.● Buy Swiss chocolate in the factory shop of the Swiss premium chocolate producer LäderachIf you have any wishes or needs, please let us know. We try everything to make your day unforgettable.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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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
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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
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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
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