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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?
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 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.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 5 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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Lucerne City Tour

Discover Lucerne and its charming Old Town on a full-day tour from Zurich. With a guide, embark on a short sightseeing tour of Lucerne and then spend some free time exploring independently. Admire popular attractions like Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument, and browse the artistic exhibits within the Picasso Museum.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
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  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours 45 minutes
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  • Duration: 8 hours 45 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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ALL TRANSPORT INCLUSIVE Mt. Pilatus Guided Golden Roundtrip Tour

We do NOT herd people on crowded tours simultaneously running in three languages. Join us for a tailored travel experiences designed for small groups.Consistently recommended as the best experience in Luzern, Mt. Pilatus offers spectacular views of Switzerland and an opportunity to see how railway innovation makes those views accessible. You will also travel by ship on the clear turquoise waters of Lake Lucerne and glide down the mountain aboard a gondola.Your guide will share insights into the history of this area, where the mountain gets its name and stories of the dragons who live at the top.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 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.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 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.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Canyoning in Interlaken from Lucerne

Embrace your sense of adventure with this canyoning experience in Interlaken. A hub for European adventure sports in Europe, Interlaken sits in the heart of the Bernese Oberland where gorges, rock formations, and waterfalls make for perfect canyoning conditions. This convenient day trip option provides everything you need: Round-trip transport from Zurich, a multilingual guide, and a canyoning session that you won’t forget.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
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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’.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 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.
  • Duration: 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mount Rigi Lift and Train Ticket: Day Pass

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.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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