Home to medieval architecture and spectacular lakeside scenery, Lucerne is widely considered the jewel in Switzerland’s crown. On this tour, explore Lucerne and surrounds by foot and by boat, and see the best of the city in one day. With your guide to lead the way, hit top attractions including the Chapel Bridge and Lucerne Castle, and gain insight into centuries of colorful Swiss history. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
Treat the chocoholics in your family to a whirlwind ride at Lucerne’s Swiss Chocolate Adventure — an attraction at the Swiss Museum of Transport. Aboard a chocolate cube car, you’ll enjoy a 30-minute multimedia and sensory experience to learn all about the sugary treat. Breathe in the warm scent of cocoa, watch a short film to learn how chocolate is made, and finish with a complimentary sample to keep your sweet tooth sated.
Discover all of Lucerne's highlights as well as hidden gems that you would never find on your own. This private tour takes you through parts of the city in a small vehicle that large tour buses can't reach. You'll see sights like the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument as your guide tells you all you need to know about Lucerne.
Come on a walking tour to uncover the magic of Lucerne.
The town is set against the majestic backdrop of the Alps, on the shores of Lake Lucerne. Several pretty bridges, steeples, fountains and frescoed facades will catch your eye on this walk, but Lucerne has so much more to offer than photo opportunities.
You’ll begin at the train station and make a loop around the old town, visiting both sides of the Reuss river. Each site you visit has a story to tell, from the Chapel Bridge’s burning to the carnival celebrations. You’ll pass by wine, grain and pig markets too, each with its own unique character. From the markets, you’ll wander the cobbled streets to the Mill Bridge and find out about the castle on the hill.
The tour ends with the Legend of the Wild Man and Lux Ritter, the craftsman who became mayor. By the end of our tour, I hope you firmly agree that Lucerne is a whole lot more than a beautiful photo!
Lucerne boasts many cultural and historical landmarks, but discovering its highlights can be difficult on a self-led tour. Explore sights such as the Musegg Wall, the Chapel Bridge and the Jesuit Church on the Official Guided City Tour, and gain intimate insight into the city’s history and culture as you stroll the streets, squares, and alleys with your local guide.
Ascend to Europe’s highest point on an exhilarating full-day excursion to the Swiss Alps from Lucerne. With a professional guide, travel by luxury coach through the spectacular scenery of the Bernese Oberland region to Interlaken. After a short visit of Interlaken, ascend the UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass and absorb sweeping mountain vistas on arrival at the ‘Top of Europe’. Explore the frozen witchery of an Ice Palace at the summit and marvel at incredible panoramas of the alpine wonderland from the Sphinx Observatory.
Ride an aerial cableway from the Alpine village of Engelberg to the summit of Mt Titlis on this afternoon tour from Lucerne. Then squeeze in as many snow-themed attractions as you can during approximately two hours of free time at the top. Your guided day trip includes snow tubing at Titlis Glacier Park plus admission to the Glacier Cave, Ice Flyer chairlift, Titlis Rotair gondola and Cliff Walk — Europe’s highest suspension bridge. What are you waiting for?
Whether you’re short on time or simply wish to view the Swiss Alps from the water, this 60-minute yacht cruise on Lake Lucerne is your ticket. The ticket is an open ticket for the day - so simply study the boat time table and choose a departure time that suits you.
Relax on the main or upper deck of the spacious 161-foot (49-meter) vessel while you listen to commentary about the majestic sights via your audio headset. With an expert captain at the helm, you’ll motor past forested hillsides and verdant meadows nestled against looming mountain peaks. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase from the onboard bar.
Immerse yourself in the Alpine beauty of Interlaken and Grindelwald on a full-day tour of the majestic mountain region from Lucerne. Depart by luxury coach and marvel at enchanting scenery as you travel to Interlaken, a gorgeous resort located at the foot of the Bernese Oberland Alps. Spend some leisurely free time exploring independently and then head to Grindelwald, known as ‘Glacier Village’ due to its impressive array of glaciers. Opt to ascend to the summit of Mt First in a cable car to see stunning panoramas of the surrounding sights before returning to Lucerne.
Absorb the sweeping vistas and fresh mountain air of the Swiss Alps on an independent day-trip from Lucerne. Travel by comfortable coach through the UNESCO-listed Jungfrau region and admire scenery as you approach the mountain towns of Interlaken and Grindelwald. Listen to commentary from your guide and then spend half of the day exploring Grindelwald independently. Then, board a train to Interlaken to enjoy free time in the lively lakeside resort. Meet your guide at a prearranged time for the relaxing journey back to Lucerne.
Spend an afternoon in the Swiss Alps during this seasonal trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. Your 5.5-hour round-trip journey includes a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg terminus plus an ascent by aerial cableway to the peak of Mt Pilatus. After free time at the summit, take the world's steepest cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad, where you’ll board a boat for a 1-hour scenic cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. Enjoy commentary from your guide and coach transport from Lucerne.
Take your Swiss Alps adventure to new heights on this independent day trip to Mt Rigi. Explore this breathtaking destination at your own pace, starting with a boat cruise from Lucerne. Use your pre-booked tickets and provided timetables to plan the cogwheel train and aerial cable car portions of your tour. You’ll take the railway up Rigi Kulm for two or five hours of free time at the summit, depending on which option you select. Then enjoy more postcard-worthy views en route to Weggis before the return boat ride to Lucerne.
Travel to Jungfraujoch — Europe's highest railway station at a dizzying height of 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) — on this full day trip from Lucerne. A scenic coach drive via the Bernese Oberland delivers you to Lauterbrunnen for a cogwheel train ride. You’ll wind through the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass below the foot of the Eiger North Face. At the Top of Europe, explore the glaciated Ice Palace and enjoy World Heritage–listed views of the soaring Swiss Alps and Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx Observatory.
Visit the winter wonderland of Mount Titlis year-round with a round-trip ticket on the new 8-seater cable car that transports passengers from Valley Station in Engelberg directly to the Stand station. From there, ride the world’s first revolving cable car, the TITLIS ROTAIR gondola, to the summit Station, enjoying panoramic views of the Swiss Alps along the way.
Take a step back in time and learn the history of planes, trains, and automobiles at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne. With your entrance ticket in hand, head inside the museum and explore at your leisure. Admire historic aircraft in the Aviation Hall, where simulators give the feeling of flight! Navigate tunnels and signals in the Rail Transport Hall, zoom through the history of automobiles in the Road Transport Hall and enjoy discounted access to the planetarium, where fascinating astronomical shows reveal the secrets of the skies.
If you only have an hour free to fall in love with Lucerne, make sure you do it the most time-efficient way—with a private guide who’s a Lucerne local. This express walking tour includes all the key history and culture from a local’s perspective, and covers sights of the Lucerne landmarks and must-visit restaurants, cafes, and bars.
Join us for an unforgettable full-day excursion to Grindelwald and Interlaken – two picturesque villages nestled between the Jungfrau and Eiger mountains. The Jungfrau region is the most beautiful and unspoiled regions in the whole of Switzerland. Our knowledgeable local guide will take you on a journey through these charming Swiss villages, where you’ll have the opportunity to see beautiful landscapes, stunning architecture, and fascinating cultural attractions.
1. We will take you on a AC Bus Coach journey through some of the most stunning countryside in the country, past snow-capped peaks and pristine lakes, to the lovely town of Interlaken.
2. From here continue by train on the Jungfrau Railway to the Alpine resort of Grindelwald.
3. In each village, you'll have time to stroll through the charming streets lined with rustic chalets. take in the impressive surrounding mountainscape.
4. At your leisure opt for fun activities like riding an aerial cableway or a Trottibike!
Surrounded by soaring peaks and shimmering lakes, pretty Lucerne is a photographer’s dream destination—but knowing the best spots for the finest photographs requires local knowledge. On this small-group tour, limited to 10 people, explore the streets and landmarks of Lucerne as your photographer guide helps you capture the city on camera. Along the way, snap top attractions including the medieval Chapel Bridge and the 14th century Museggmauer city walls.
Delve into Lucerne’s ancient history on this 1.5-hour Nightwatchman walking tour. Follow a guide — dressed in medieval attire — through the streets of Lucerne and hear about life here in the Middle Ages. See the 16th-century Martiniplan — the city’s first map — and admire historic buildings still in place to this day. Hear colorful tales from Lucerne’s dark past, and explore narrow streets where demons and witches are said to dwell. With supporting images via projector and iPad along the way, see a side of medieval Lucerne that many visitors miss.
Capture the beauty of Lucerne in the evening during this 2.5-hour private photo tour. Discover landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, and Old Town Lucerne and learn to master the basic techniques of night photography with your guide. This tour is a great opportunity to discover the picturesque lakeside village of Lucerne and capture beautiful memories of your trip to enjoy for years to come.
Experience authentic lakeside city of Lucerne, Switzerland’s idyllic Alpine town on this amazing walking tour with our fun and entertaining storytellers.
• View the Lion Monument, a tribute to the Swiss Guards who sacrificed their lives in Paris during the French Revolution.
• Pass hand-painted facades that line the cobbled streets of the Old Town and cross the medieval Kapellbrücke, a covered wooden footbridge spanning the Reuss River, and view the Water Tower
• See the Jesuit Church, the first large Baroque building of its kind to be built north of the Alps in Switzerland
1. Explore Lucerne beyond the typical tourist spots and enjoy the stories and tales about the city from your guide
2. See the city through the eyes of a local and discover the numerous mesmerizing places Lucerne has to offer.
3. Cover city's highlights along with hidden places and forgotten nooks of the old city during the walk including the fountains, towers, quaint streets, arcades and more.
Delve deep into the Swiss countryside and admire the spectacular mountain scenery on this private Mount Pilatus tour from Lucerne. For your typical Golden Round Trip (June-October) you hop aboard your boat on Lake Lucerne with a private guide and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the tranquil waters. Admire panoramic views over the shoreline and peaks en route to Alpnachstad. Then, take the world's steepest cogwheel railway to the summit of Mt Pilatus at a dizzying 6,981 feet (2,128 meters) above sea level. After free time at the top, return to Lucerne, first by panoramic aerial cableway via Kriens and then by local bus back to Lucerne.
From November to May your itinerary changes slightly as the cogwheel railway and the scheduled lake boat are closed. During this time you reach Mt. Pilatus by cableway, and you take a one-hour scenic lake cruise in Lucerne instead.
Explore Switzerland’s mighty Mt Titlis in style on this private 6-hour tour from Lucerne. Enjoy the 1-hour train ride from Lucerne to Engelberg with a private guide and admire panoramic views over Switzerland’s beautiful countryside. Take a sightseeing tour of Engelberg, then hop aboard a series of gondolas for the amazing journey to the summit of Mt Titlis. On arrival, enjoy the freedom to hit the highlights of most interest. Perhaps cross the suspension bridge, explore the ice caves, try tubing on the glacier or simply soak up the views.