Combine a vintage funicular train journey with a ride on the world’s only CabriO convertible cable car — an open-top gondola. After ascending Mt. Stanserhorn by funicular, you’ll see views of the Swiss alpine meadows replaced with open skies and soaring mountain peaks from the sundeck of the CabriO gondola. Tickets are prebooked to save you time and hassle before you board, and you’ll have free time to eat in the mountain’s revolving restaurant and take a summit hike.
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.
Get a real taste of Swiss food with a cooking class in Kriens at the restaurant of Marco, a professional local chef. You’ll enjoy a hands-on, private cooking class with one of the restaurant’s pastry chefs, and learn about authentic Swiss cuisine as you cook. Food aside, the restaurant’s ambience is another highlight, with warm lighting, handmade dining tables, and quirky décor aplenty.
Experience the thrill of the slopes in Switzerland’s Jungfrau region on this 10-hour beginners’ ski trip from Lucerne. Travel to the iconic Swiss ski resort of Grindelwald and admire fine views over the Jungfrau’s peaks and valleys. On arrival, pick up your ski kit and hit the gentle terrain of Bodmi with a qualified instructor. During your 2.5-hour class, master the correct ski technique and enjoy making your first linked turns on the snow. Explore Grindelwald at your leisure during free time, then return in comfort to Lucerne.
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.
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.
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.
Save time researching Swiss Alps highlights, and get access to an itinerary of spectacular sights to visit in a day, such as Mt. Rigi, and the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa. Rather than rushing to keep up with a group, a benefit of this tour is that it’s self-guided. Enjoy the freedom of exploring on your own, but the perk of having transport included, such as a round-trip Lake Lucerne cruise, a ride on a mountain railway, and a cable car ride included.
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.
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.
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