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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

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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

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.

Martina R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent!! Great guide and perfect scenery!!
Aare gorge is amazing and the glacier is beautiful. You also have the best views while driving around.

Kelsey H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The views were great and the glacier visit is spectacular. Covers all of the Alps in a day

Michael F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

We did this tour with the guide Earnest . He made the whole tour. Very informative, can aswer any question. Interesting to listen to. The tour itself is also very good. We took this trip from Lucern. This tour takes you to places you can't easily reach using public transport, thus making this tour the best way to get there. You have amazing views, a stop each 30 mins with a store. You don't get tired from the drive. The viewes are worthwile. The group is actually small and get a chance to hear about switzerland from the local person. From a person to person conversation. I liekd everythign except the galcier. The glacier which is in in the highlights of the trip is less impressive than many other things in this trip, like a damb for example. I expected to climb up on the gaclier, but founf muself in a librint inside it with a lot of other tourists. From my point of view it was not worth visiting at all .But the tour itself i great. 5 stars.

xiaoli H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

It was a very impressive tour. The driver (tour), Andy is very professional.

John N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

A great day out. Guide (Thomas) was extremely friendly and informative. The scenery was magnificent.

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