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Nature & Wildlife

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

Spend an afternoon in the Swiss Alps during this seasonal trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. Your 5.5-hour round-trip journey includes a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg terminus plus an ascent by aerial cableway to the peak of Mt Pilatus. After free time at the summit, take the world's steepest cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad, where you’ll board a boat for a 1-hour scenic cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. Enjoy commentary from your guide and coach transport from Lucerne.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

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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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
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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
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  • 3 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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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
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  • 4 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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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
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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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Cultural Tours

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Electric Cargobike Tours in Lucerne

7 reasons to book this tour:- funny stories and unusual facts about Switzerland- breathtaking landscapes- no tourist crowds, hidden places- small groups & family atmosphere- unique places to take great photos- Tour in German, English, Español, Portuguese, Italiano
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Walking Tours

Best of Lucerne Walking Photography Tour

Surrounded by soaring peaks and shimmering lakes, pretty Lucerne is a photographer’s dream destination—but knowing the best spots for the finest photographs requires local knowledge. On this small-group tour, limited to 10 people, explore the streets and landmarks of Lucerne as your photographer guide helps you capture the city on camera. Along the way, snap top attractions including the medieval Chapel Bridge and the 14th century Museggmauer city walls.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Day Trips

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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Walking Tours

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.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

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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Day Trips

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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Walking Tours

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.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Cultural Tours

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1 Hour Private Walk of Lucerne

This Experience is provided by a private local.Discover Lucerne in a nutshell and learn about the history, local lifestyle and modern transformation of the city during this 60-minute walking experience.During your walk in the beautiful city of Lucerne, you will learn all about the local lifestyle and trends. Get insider tips about cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit, and how to make the most of the city’s nightlife.Walk through the old cobblestone streets, cross over the Chapel Bridge, the oldest covered bridge in Europe, and discover the city’s well-preserved medieval architecture. Learn about the history and culture of Lucerne from a local who loves their city and wants you to love it too! 
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Cultural Tours

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The heart of Lucerne

Personal tour guideCustom tailor made toursUnique experience in LucerneExperience Lucerne from another side
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Multi-day Tours

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7-Day Taste of Europe Tour from Lucerne: Switzerland, Italy and France

The 7-day taste of Europe Tour will take you to the heart of three beautiful European countries: Switzerland, Italy (including Vatican City) and France. This tour is a perfect introduction to Europe, ideal for first timers and those who want to explore and experience as much as possible in 7 days. You'll start your journey in Lucerne enjoying the breathtaking mountain scenery of Switzerland before heading south into Italy, where you will have the opportunity to experience hundreds of years of tradition and culture. Discover the glamorous French Riviera on the way to Paris and return to Lucerne to conclude your tour and be part of a truly memorable journey.
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  • 7 days
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  • 7 days

Historical & Heritage Tours

Lake Lucerne Castles and Villas Tour

Check out the elegant villas and castles of Lucerne with this half-day walking tour, and take in sweeping views of the lake and the mountains that frame it. In a group, you'll stroll from Meggen to St. Charles Hall, past Schloss Neuhabsburg and onto Schloss Meggenhorn, a palatial estate fashioned like a French chateau. The tour is packed with tales of the castles' famous residents -- from Habsburg rulers to German royalty to Russian financiers -- and includes a refreshment stop at the Hotel Hermitage on the lake.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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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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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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Cultural Tours

Half-Day Lake Lucerne Country Walk

Time-limited travellers can gain an overview of Lucerne’s Alpine surrounds on this half-day tour of the Kastanienbaum peninsula. Spend a few hours immersed in the lakeshore landscape, passing farms, chalets, and forests as you ascend to a height of 600 meters (2000 feet) for panoramic views of the lake and mountains beyond. Round-trip transfer by public bus with guided accompaniment ensures an authentic Lucerne experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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City Tours

Official Guided City Tour of Lucerne

Lucerne boasts many cultural and historical landmarks, but discovering its highlights can be difficult on a self-led tour. Explore sights such as the Musegg Wall, the Chapel Bridge and the Jesuit Church on the Official Guided City Tour, and gain intimate insight into the city’s history and culture as you stroll the streets, squares, and alleys with your local guide.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours


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