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Discover the mountainous majesty of Lucerne and Engelberg on a full-day trip from Zurich. Pass the picturesque Swiss Alps and Lake Zurich as you travel by luxury coach, and then arrive in Lucerne, a charming Swiss town famed for impressive monuments like Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument and the Town Hall. Head next to the renowned mountain resort of Engelberg to explore the enticing area independently; visit a Swiss cheese factory; see a magnificent Baroque monastery; or invigorate with a rewarding hike on one of the verdant valley trails. Enjoy illuminating commentary from an expert guide on this enchanting excursion.


  • Day trip from Zurich to Lucerne and Engelberg
  • Discover the picturesque town of Lucerne and visit main sites such as the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
  • Admire the picturesque scenery of the Swiss Alps and Lake Lucerne
  • Visit the beautiful mountain resort of Engelberg, located under the north face of Mt Titlis
  • Stop at a traditional Swiss cheese factory and visit a Baroque-style monastery
  • Tour includes guided and non-guided elements
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Visit two idyllic, picture-postcard towns on this full-day excursion from Zurich. See the celebrated Lion of Lucerne and the impressive Benedictine monastery in Engelberg. There's also a chance to pick up some authentic Swiss cheese!

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What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

Depart from a centrally located Zurich pickup point and relax during the wonderfully scenic drive to Lucerne via the Swiss Alps and Lake Lucerne. Get acquainted with the rich history of the region as you listen to captivating commentary from your guide, and then disembark in the pretty city to enjoy a guided tour of its main sights.
After admiring landmarks like Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument and the grand Town Hall, travel onwards to Engelberg and marvel at the dramatic mountain scenery as you approach the popular Swiss resort. On arrival, set out to explore the town independently, visiting attractions recommended by your knowledgeable guide.
Absorb the charming atmosphere of the village on a relaxed stroll; visit a traditional cheese factory housed in an ancient monastery and see an extensive collection of appetizing dairy products. Pleasure your palate with samples in the Bistro (own expense) and then visit the impressive Baroque-style monastery to delve into Engelberg’s religious history.
Opt to explore some of the village’s verdant hiking trails before returning to your vehicle at a prearranged time. Relax during the journey back to central Zurich, where the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

May M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great experience with a fabulous guide!

Tara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lucerne was beautiful although we had rain whilst we were there which limited out walk about. Engelberg was stunning, we could have spent a few days there :) fantastic

Kathi R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Highly recommend this trip. The staff was welcoming and the motor coach was top of the line. Due to a snow storm we weren't able to go to Engelberg and where given choices for an alternative and a partial refund. I had read prior reviews and most stated they wished they could have spent more time in Lucerne, and that is what we chose to do and were not disappointed.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It was a great tour and our guide Antje was very good.

Kristina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

excellent experience and knowledgeable guide.

Israel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great day tour, Engelberg was fantastic. Wish we had more time in lucerne, but it was not bad.
We did not go up The mountain, good choice, or else we would not have seen Elgelberg.

Vladimir L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015



5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

we really enjoyed our trip and it was a nice and memorable experience. We really had a good time! Thank you


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We ended up upgrading this to include the Titlis mountain tour. Highly recommended. Had the best time ever!

Susan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Lucerne is a beautiful town, very picturesque. The covered bridges were unlike any I'd seen before. Wish I could have spent more time there, but I added on the trip to Mt Titles at the last minute, and very happy with that excursion!

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