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From Zurich/Lucerne: Berne Capital and Countryside Day-Trip

1. From Zurich/Lucerne: Berne Capital and Countryside Day-Trip

Enjoy a small group tour of the Swiss capital of Berne, with round-trip transfers by air-conditioned minibus from either Zurich or Lucerne. Drive along scenic roads through stunning landscapes, and get a flavor of the rural highlights of the Entlebuch Valley (Switzerland's first UNESCO Biosphere) and Emmental Valley. See some of the many farms scattered across the pristine moors and Alpine pastures. Cross the border to the idyllic Emmental Valley to reach Trubschachen. Here, enjoy a biscuit tasting at the Kambly Experience and discover the origins of Switzerland's best-known premium biscuit brand. Learn the fine art of biscuit making and watch master confectioners at work. Indulge in the unique flavors of Kambly's biscuits, tasting as many of the tantalizing varieties as you like. Continue through typical Bernese back country en route to the capital. Upon arrival in Berne, burn off some calories on an informative walking tour of the charming Old Town. Marvel at the late Gothic architecture of the cathedral (Münster). Stroll under characteristic arcades to the Zytglogge (Clock Tower). Pay a visit to the Parliament building overlooking the beautiful River Aare. Then, enjoy some time at leisure for lunch (not included) and some souvenir shopping. Continue in the afternoon through the fascinating rural landscapes of the Emmental Valley. Admire the vast roofs that shelter prosperous Emmental farmhouses. Glory in the red of the geraniums in their windows. See grazing cows on green hills producing the best milk; the principal ingredient for Emmental cheese. Stop at the Emmentaler show dairy for the highlight of the day. Tour the show dairy on the audio-visual "King's Way" and learn more about the history of the world's most famous cheese. Marvel at the gigantic wheels of cheese in the impressive cellar before indulging your senses during a cheese tasting only an arm's length away from the master cheesemaker's workplace. Take a picture stop with amazing views over the gentle green hills of the Emmental to the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. After, drive back with a goodie bag full of Swiss delicacies collected at the visited attractions throughout the day.

CH Experience Chapel Bridge Chateau Cheese and Chocolate

2. CH Experience Chapel Bridge Chateau Cheese and Chocolate

This unique two hour small group tour combines sightseeing of Chapel Bridge, Water Tower, and Lucerne Château with a rich tasting of the best Swiss chocolate and cheese with a glass of Swiss Wine. It is the best way to spend a short time in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Walk along the river and learn about the most iconic monuments in the city: the Chapel Bridge and the Water Tower. Sample some of the best sweet pleasures on a chocolate tasting and enjoy real alpine cheese. Visit Lucerne castle where central Swiss landscapes are gorgeous. This unique alpine experience is the best way to know Lucerne through its tastes, culture and people. If you still want to keep discovering and enjoying this alpine jewel, get our one hour Sightseeing Cruise around Lake Lucerne as an optional tour extension.

Lucerne: Wine Tasting by the Lake at a Traditional Winery

3. Lucerne: Wine Tasting by the Lake at a Traditional Winery

See the heart of Lucerne’s wine region on a private 4-hour tour to the most traditional winery right at the lake. This wine tasting tour will start with a 30 minute cruise along Lake Lucerne visiting vintners in the boundaries of the city at Kastanienbaum, which attracts recreation seekers from all over the region, a magnificent residential area overlooking Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. Wines from the Kastanienbaum region, hence the array of white, sweet and red wines, all thrive in a climate stabilized by the striking Lake Lucerne. It offers innovative vintners determined to both preserve wonderful old traditions, and breathe new life into them. This winery has been producing wines since 1981, using mainly pinot noir and riesling sylvaner as well 10 other grape varietals cultivated on 7 hectares of land. They produce the best known wines in the region. Enjoy a 15 minutes walk from the boat or bus station along the lake to the winery to take in stunning views of the surroundings and snap some photos. Your photographer and also guide, will take professional photo shootings along the tour for you so you can get back home with the last lasting memories. You will have a wonderful opportunity to talk to the winemakers, ask them what you always wanted to know and tour their vineyards. The groups are kept small and personal, this way it never gets crowded and no one feels rushed. Then, head back to Lucerne city by bus. Swiss public transportation is one of the most efficient, safe, comfortable and clean in the world. Take a lift to the highest point around the city to admire the beauty of the surroundings and finally get a photo shooting with the amazing city background.

Lucerne: Chocolate Tasting with Lake Trip and City Tour

4. Lucerne: Chocolate Tasting with Lake Trip and City Tour

Join a like-minded local guide to visit the best chocolate boutique in Lucerne where you can sample and learn more about the most delectable chocolate in Lucerne. Take in the city's picturesque lake set against an impressive mountain backdrop and among architectural gems and centuries-old sights such as the most-photographed subject in Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge. Explore the charm of Lucerne’s old bridges, towers, and streets. Stroll along the beautiful old town and enjoy the most exquisite vistas of the Swiss Alps from Lucerne castle This tour includes a one-hour boat ride around Lake Lucerne. Photograph the spectacular panorama of the city from the water!

From Lucerne: Bürgenstock Panorama Photo Tour

5. From Lucerne: Bürgenstock Panorama Photo Tour

Experience the beauty of Bürgenstock on a full-day trip with many different forms of transportation. Depart from Lucerne by train and change to the bus traveling along green fields and Alpine scenery. You will have already had plenty of photography opportunities for a 30 minute ride from the comfort of your seat. At 1,200 meters, walk at the edge of the mountain along the impressive cliff path offering outstanding views down on Lake Lucerne. Take photos from the spectacular Alpine landscape and also take some photos of yourself in this amazing natural setting, the perfect start before reaching the Panorama Elevator.  If you don’t suffer from vertigo, the Hammetschwand Panorama Elevator will be for you. Its views of the steep cliffs stretching down into the lake are breathtaking. In just about one minute, Europe’s highest outdoor stand alone elevator will whisk you up to the terrace atop Mount Bürgenstock. The 152.8 meter high lift is one of the most daring tourist attractions dating back to the Belle Epoque. Photograph the natural wonders in Central Switzerland in an environment which is best described as heavenly. When you have finished exploring the Alpine resort, it will be time to head down via the funicular and then by boat through the pristine Lake Lucerne. This is an unique experience with plenty of photography opportunities from the beginning to the end. This tour is intended for amateur as well as serious photography enthusiasts with an interest to visit and photograph the beauty of the Swiss Alps together with its many traditions and culture . No prior expertise or experience in photography is necessary, as your photographer/ guide will be there to assist you at every level. You may carry any camera – a simple aim-and-shoot or a DSLR. Travel enthusiasts who are not photographers but keen to experience the multiple facets of Switzerland can also benefit from the tour.

Mt Stanserhorn Photo-Tour with Convertible Style Cable Car

6. Mt Stanserhorn Photo-Tour with Convertible Style Cable Car

First, take the train to Stans on the southern side of Lake Lucerne, a ride which will take roughly 20 minutes, then make a time-jump ride on a wooden vintage funicular from the 19th century right before getting to the top-modern CabriO cable car. Most of you have probably experienced what a regular cable car feels like. The Stanserhorn mountain though has made it more exciting for its guests. The world’s first convertible-style cable car, the Stanserhorn CabriO, is where the fun begins. Wander from the summit down to the plateau at 1200 to 1600 meters above sea level in the Engelberg valley through the Geo-Trail towards the holiday destination of Wirzwerli where you will take a gondola ride down to the station. A 10 minute stroll will lead you to the train station and back to Luzern. Before you begin the hike, you’ll first be delighted with flowering meadows; stunning views over a hundred kilometers of alpine peaks, the city of Lucerne in the distance and also Lucerne’s own Mount Pilatus rising 2,128 meters into the sky; the lower sprawl of the Bürgenstock and the characteristic double peak of the Mythen among an endless scenery of lakes and mountain meadows. Marvel at the sights in an unforgettable ride through the valley, you can have a panoramic and completely unobstructed view while you float under the open sky with pristine mountain air blowing through your fluttering hair and no ropes above your head – as these are placed on the side of the carriage. The unimpaired view from the roofless upper deck of the gondola is truly memorable.

Mount Rigi Guided Hike from Lucerne

7. Mount Rigi Guided Hike from Lucerne

Start the day off with a train ride from the Lucerne train station to Goldau, where you will transfer to the Mt. Rigi cogwheel train, and then to the aerial tram, to reach the starting point of your hike at the 1,661-meter high Rigi Scheidegg. The panoramic views and the symphony of cow bells in the summer months provide the perfect ambiance, and served as the inspiration from Mark Twain's 1880 book, “A Tramp Abroad." Midway through the hike, stop for lunch at a typical Alpine restaurant or bring your own to enjoy at a nearby meadow. After lunch, continue hiking through undulating meadows to reach the modern facilities of the newly opened Mineralbad & Spa at Rigi Kaltbad, designed by internationally renowned architect, Mario Botta. Take the cogwheel train up to the top of Mount Rigi to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views over the lakes and mountains, and then descend by foot back to the Rigi Kaltbad. End the tour with a scenic 40-minute boat cruise across Lake Lucerne, returning to the Lucerne train station by 6:47 PM.

Lucerne: City Tour with Cruise and All-You-Can-Eat Cheeses

8. Lucerne: City Tour with Cruise and All-You-Can-Eat Cheeses

Join a like-minded local guide around the most iconic Swiss city. Take in its picturesque lake, set against an impressive mountain backdrop among architectural gems and centuries-old sights such as the most-photographed subject in Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge. After your guided walking tour in the afternoon, take some free time to explore the charm of Lucerne’s old bridges, towers, and streets at your own leisure. Benefit from complete freedom to discover the city, with all the tips and insights your guide has provided. Next, head to the dock to admire the spectacular alpine landscape of the city from the water on an evening cruise. While you are cruising, savor an all you can eat fondue or raclette. Stroll along the beautiful old town and enjoy the most exquisite vistas of the Swiss Alps from Lucerne castle!

From Lucerne: Full-Day Mount Rigi Photo Tour

9. From Lucerne: Full-Day Mount Rigi Photo Tour

Make your own way to Lucerne's Torbogen Monument in front of the train station by 08:00. Greet your professional photographer guide and begin your photography tour. The journey begins with a trip through Lake Lucerne towards Vitznau. Switch to Europe's first-ever mountain railway up to Rigi-Kulm, admiring the Swiss Alpine landscape around you (transportation costs not included). Your knowledgeable guide will take you to the best locations around Mount Rigi for optimizing your photography, depending upon the available light and time of year. Your guide will also offer insight into the area's history and traditions. During the day, you will have the opportunity to savor a traditional meal in a local restaurant (not included).  After a day of exploring and photographing, ride back to Weggis via gondola before continuing to Lucerne by boat. Your tour concludes back at the original departure point at around 16:00.

William Tell Swiss Path Hike and Boat Cruise Full-Day Tour

10. William Tell Swiss Path Hike and Boat Cruise Full-Day Tour

Experience some of Switzerland’s most legendary sights and stories as you trace the heroic legend of William Tell on this full-day hike and cruise from Lucerne. Begin with a ride to the historic village of Altdorf, where William Tell shot the apple off of his son's head. From Altdorf a local bus whisks you to Buerglen, the birthplace of William Tell and where your guide will provide a snapshot of his life in the 13th century. From Buerglen, follow William Tell's footsteps as you walk back to Altdorf. Stroll trough this historic town before beginning your hike on the Swiss Path. After an hour of hiking, stop for lunch (not included) at the garden terrace of Tell Restaurant and enjoy its spectacular view of Lake Uri and the surrounding Alps. After lunch, walk down to the William Tell Chapel. Continue another 50 minutes to Sisikon, and board the train to the lakeside resort of Brunnen. Once there, visit the Swiss Army Knife Visitor Center and enjoy a coffee along the famous lakeside promenade before boarding a boat for a scenic, two-hour cruise back to Lucerne.

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What people are saying about Lucerne

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 27 reviews

We so enjoyed this tour! Had some wonderful cheese, chocolate and wine while learning about some of the history of Lucerne. We finished the tour with a walk up to the castle, which is something we wouldn’t have found on our own and has the best view we’ve yet found in Lucerne — it’s truly incredible! Would definitely recommend!

Very well organized trip. The tour guide was very competent and passed on a lot of background knowledge. The stopovers at Kamply and the cheese dairy in Emmental were very well chosen and were fun and very informative. The city tour in Bern was great and the time for exploring on our own was appropriate. It was a great day.

The wow guide Peter was exceptional. Small van, interesting explanations, no crowd, no rush, small cute presents on the way. He took a country road instead of a highway just to show us the amazing views around and it was worth it! And Bern city is truly beautiful . Had a lovely time.

Monica is a wonderful tour guide. Very knowledgeable and educated. I had a great time in Bern. Thank you

wonderful walking tour. excellent tour guide. a must when in Lucerne