• Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • Small-group guided day tour from Lucerne to the Swiss Alps
  • Enjoy a full-day alpine adventure!
  • Walk along Aare Gorge over the thundering waters of the Aare River
  • See alpine highlights such as Grimsel Pass, Rhone Glacier, Gotthard Massif and Schöllenen Gorge
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Transport my comfortable, air-conditioned minivan

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne

Small-Group Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne

Greet your guide at a central Lucerne location and climb aboard a comfortable coach destined for the Aare Gorge. Admire the stunning Swiss countryside as you travel over the Brünig Pass to the first natural landmark on the agenda. On arrival at the Aare Gorge, wander for 40 minutes across a suspended footbridge and gaze into the dizzying depths of the limestone-carved rock below. 

Revitalize with a fulfilling lunch during a brief interlude (own expense) and then travel onwards to the Grimsel Pass, an access point by which to reach the magnificent Rhone Glacier. Walk through an enchanting blue ice tunnel for approximately an hour to the ice Room, a frozen palace located deep in the glacier. 

Return to the vehicle and absorb spectacular Alpine views as you travel to Andermatt, home to the legendary Devil’s Bridge. Listen to mysterious legends surrounding the notoriously deadly bridge built over the Schollenen Gorge and capture photographs of the miraculous construction on your camera. 

After thorough exploration of the region, return to your coach and relax during the scenic journey to Lucerne.

Customer Reviews

Jo M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Fabulous tour. Karyn was awesome tour guide. Loved being able to walk into the glacier

James R USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wow! This was one of the best tours I have ever been on!!! Just going to the gorge would have been worth the whole trip! The sheer rocks, the incredible flowing river and amazing sights were so captivating!!! The man driving the van was delightful with lots of historical facts and information about all we saw. The drive up the Alps was breathtakingly beautiful! We saw lots of gorgeous rivers, lakes and dams in a particular area and the cloud formations were second-to-none! The trip up to the ice cave in the glacier was well worth the hike! Walking inside the brilliant blue ice was a whole new sensation of beauty! When we left the cave, we stopped at a pastry Cafe next to the highway where most of the group bought some inexpensive and very yummy treats! If I had not taken this excursion, I know my trip to Switzerland would have been incredibly incomplete!!!
James R. Sacramento, CA

Robert M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We traveled in a small van to Aare Gorge via the Bruning Pass, a beautiful winding road. The driver was very knowledgeable and excellent driver. We walked along the gorge via a suspended foot bridge foe 45 minutes to arrive at the end at a eating place for lunch.

We than traveled to the Gorge Pass at 7000 feet to the Rhone Glacier where we walked inside the glacier. On the way home we stopped at Devils Bridge at a small bakery for a treat. Returning through the 7000 ft. pass we were treated to a double rainbow just off to our right side. My Diary says Another great day.

Krista G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was one of the highlights of my week in Switzerland. They gave the tour even though only 4 people booked it, and 4 was a great number! We had plenty of room in the nice, clean van provided. The tour guide was exceedingly friendly and full of good information. She stopped at scenic overlooks to give us time to take pictures, which was thoughtful. We had an appropriate amount of time at each stop, and I didn't feel rushed. The Aare Gorge and the Rhone Glacier were beautiful, and I don't know if we would have gotten to see the glacier without booking this tour I would not want to rent a car and drive in the mountains myself. Very much worth the money! It was a great way to spend a day in Switzerland.

13mahk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour is a must when travelling to Switzerland. You will have the chance to explore Swiss Alps and you will be amazed by the most beautiful scenery ever. Aare Gorge was amazing. The tour guide Brigitte Reis was very professional. She did more than expected. She stopped in great locations where you will see amazing views. Definitely recommended

Miyeko K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour wasn't definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Switzerland. The walk through the Aare Gorge was breathtaking and definitely an experience we will never forget. Then the trip just got better as we arrived at the Rhone Glacier. Having time to walk down to the Glacier and see it up close is something I didn't expect. It was topped off that we were able to enter the glacier and walk right into it in the ice tunnel. The color of the glacier was vibrant blue.

jerrieg209

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We are really glad that we had someone else driving over the Swiss Alp passes that we took. All the places that we stopped were highlights. I would recommend this trip to others.

CHRISTINE C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was one of best excursions we have taken. Absolutely a must do. The ride through the Alps,
going into the mountains past tree line, some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen.
Loved the gorge, and the glacier tunnel. The driver was absolutely wonderful very informative. Loved everything about this excursion.

tnpagg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We loved the idea of the small group. The tour was amazing. We drove up into the alps and saw some amazing views Our tour guide Gallus made the trip very interesting. Would highly recommend this trip if you really want to experience the alps.

Claudia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Absolutely fabulous! Loved the small group 6 people. Loved visiting every site, most importantly, the Rhone Glacier! Switzerland's landscape is simply breathtaking, and no words can describe its beauty. A well done tour with driver who doubled as tour guide.

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