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Discover the spellbinding beauty of Engelberg, a picturesque town located at the foot of Angel Mountain, on an enriching full-day excursion from Zurich. With a knowledgeable guide, delve into the rich history of the beautiful resort town and enjoy some leisurely free time to explore independently. Venture within the legendary Baroque-style monastery to see the largest organ in Switzerland, and marvel at sweeping vistas of the dramatic mountain scenery. Stop in Lucerne on the way back to Zurich to absorb the cultural charm of the city.  

Highlights

  • Visit Engelberg in the heart of the Swiss Alps on a day trip from Zurich
  • Enjoy a scenic drive and mountain views
  • Explore the mountain village and see its Baroque-style monastery
  • Stop in Lucerne for some free time on the way back to Zurich

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Engelberg is a bustling mountain resort with numerous bars and restaurants and a favorite of hikers and paragliders in the summer. You will be able to wander around on your own in this lovely place, breathing in the clean mountain air. An invigorating escape!

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What You Can Expect

Engelberg - The Great Mountain Village

Engelberg

Depart from a centrally located pickup point in Zurich and relax during the scenic journey to Engelberg in a luxurious air-conditioned coach. Hear captivating tales about the history and tradition of the village as you drive and feel your excitement heighten as you approach the enchanting enclave cradled by the Swiss Alps. 

On arrival, disembark to enjoy some leisurely free time for independent exploration. Listen to recommendations from your guide and visit the renowned Benedictine monastery that dominates the quaint village center, venturing inside to see Switzerland’s largest organ. 

Stroll the charming streets and revitalize with local delicacies in a restaurant or café (own expense) and then reconvene with your guide for the return journey to Zurich. On the way back, stop at Lucerne to explore that captivating city at your leisure, and then relax during the remainder of the journey back to the original departure point in Zurich. 

Customer Reviews

Marwa E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Pleasant tour guide.
Sensational views of 3 beautiful cities.
So well organized .

A nnamaria P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

Fantastic day trip, gorgeous place and tour guides were very informative and helpful, a must on your trip to do when in Switzerland.

Carol G

4 star rating: Recommended November 2012

The place was stunning! Although we were left there alone with no tour guide to talk about the place. The rest of the group went up to mount titlis and picked us up on the way back. A little disappointing.

Donald H

4 star rating: Recommended August 2011

Greeat tour-excellent guide.

Michael W

4 star rating: Recommended July 2009

Actually went to Mt Titlis instead, which included a little time to see Engelberg. Engelberg wasn't anything special, but Mt Titlis was beautiful.

Denise B United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

Unfortunately on the day we had booked bad weather prevented us from going to Engleberg. Instead we were taken to Mount Rigi for a train trip up the mountain and back down by cable car. We then went to spend a couple of hours in Lucerne. It was a good experience but we were looking forward to the village trip. This was a trip hastily put together in order not to let people down, so overall they did well.

BRUCE A. N USA

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

I did the independent trip, so I was able to see more than the people on the escorted trip.

Stephen R

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2013

Beautiful town, but be aware this is NOT a led tour. You ride to Engelberg with another tour going to Mt. Titlis. When you get off the bus, the guide points you towards the center of town (no map) and tells you a few things to do. If you don't have good navigating skills, it may be a challenge.

parvez_khalid

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2016

Very small town. No place to enjoy except you opt to spend some money and go to brunii or other nearby places with play parks and other sporting clubs

Marcos G

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2012

Take the Titlis excursion, this one is not worth it!

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