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From Zurich: Day Trip to Lucerne with Optional Yacht Cruise

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From Zurich: Day Trip to Lucerne with Optional Yacht Cruise

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours
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From US$ 58.89 per person

Explore Lucerne, the most charming city in Switzerland. Get enthralled by the beauty of the iconic Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, Transport Museum, and the Rosengart Museum.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Enjoy stunning scenery on the way to Lucerne
  • Get to know the history and cultural treasures of Lucerne on a short tour of the center
  • Take in the wonders of Lucerne at your own pace
Full description

Visit the charming old town of Lucerne on this day-long excursion. Your tour will take you over the Albispass and along Lake Lucerne, the Lake of the Four Cantons, to the town itself. There you will take a small guided tour of the most important sights in the city such as the Chapel Bridge, the Town Hall, the Jesuit Church, and the concert and congress centers. After this, you will have 6 hours to yourself, in order to explore this town, its culture, and traditions, on your own. Visit the Verkehrshaus, the museum of transport and communication, or the Rosengart Museum, housing works by Picasso and Paul Klee. Take a boat trip on beautiful Lake Lucerne, or ride on the City-Train, a road train taking you around the city in 40 minutes (April to October). The picturesque back-streets and alleyways of the old town would entice anyone into strolling down them, to explore their hidden charms. Do a bit of shopping in unique surroundings. Enjoy a relaxing day out from Zürich to Lucerne.

  • Partly-guided tour by a professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • 1-hour yacht cruise with audio guides (when the option is selected)
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The tour is led by a multilingual guide. The guide is not available during your personal time in Lucerne. All activities are voluntary, and not included in the price
  • You can also book this tour along with a 1-hour yacht ride. This would be accompanied by an audioguide. Please select this option when booking
  • Please install the audio guide app on your device and bring your own headphones
  • Audio guides are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 55 reviews

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Good day trip

The drive from Zurich to Lucern was long because we had to drop off people who were on other excursions. We did not have a detailed map of Lucern other than the one provided by the watch/souvenir stores. We would have explored Lucern a little deeper if we had a better map. We had enough time to spend in Lucern for lunch, sightseeing and to do a little shopping. Lucern is beautiful and worth a trip.

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June 10, 2013

The trip was excellent, all going as advertised. Mr. Gallus was perfect as the trip leader. He is a Zurich expert.

October 5, 2021

If you only go to Lucerne it is a good option for round trip, but there you will be on your own for several hours, enough time to meet.

January 1, 2020

Product ID: 1391