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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from 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.
Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from 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.
Mount Titlis Eternal Snow Half-Day Trip from Lucerne
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?
Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise
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.
Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience
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.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Mt Pilatus self-guided trip by cable car from/to Kriens
Ascending Mt. Pilatus, Lucerne's landmark mountain, is a must-do when you are in the Lake Lucerne region. Board the gondola at the valley station in Kriens, marvel at the panoramic views over the pre-alpine landscape to Fräkmüntegg. Transfer to the 'Dragon Ride' aerial cableway for another short ride, ending up at 7,000 feet (2,132 meters) above sea level. Enjoy epic views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps before descending back to Kriens.
Lucerne "CH" Experience: Cheese, Chocolate, Chapel Bridge & Château
Get the traditional Swiss experience on a day trip from Lucerne, tasting chocolate and cheese, and discovering castles and chapels. Taking part in a small group of just six people, you’ll enjoy a more intimate tour experience as you explore. For an extended trip, upgrade to include a sightseeing cruise ticket, and see the Swiss sights from Lake Lucerne.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Guided Excursion to Jungfraujoch, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen from Lucerne
Join us for an unforgettable full-day guided excursion to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe! from Lucerne and Interlaken. Enjoy a magnificent view from Europe’s highest train station over the Aletsch Glacier, UNESCO World Heritage of the Swiss Alps, and explore its multifaceted summit attractions. Following are highlights of the tour: 1. Panorama drive to Bernese Oberland and scenic town of Interlaken 2. Marvel at the longest glacier of the Alps Jungfraujoch – “UNESCO World Heritage Site” 3. Enjoy the ride on new state-of-the-art gondola (aerial cableway) “Eiger Express” from Grindelwald Terminal to Eiger Glacier 4. Fascinating cogwheel train ride to Jungfraujoch Europe’s highest railway station. 5. Explore the Alpine Sensation, Ice Palace, and Sphinx Observation Terrace and Aletsch Glacier (with 23 km the longest glacier in the Alps). 6. Explore the Interlaken, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, picturesque villages nestled idyllically between Lakes Brienz and Thun.
Mount Titlis excursion from Engelberg incl. Ice Flyer
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.
Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland
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.
From Lucerne, Mount Rigi + Lake Lucerne Cruise + Mineralbath Spa, self-guided
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.
Tandem Paragliding Flight in the Lucerne Region
Take a tandem paragliding flight from Lucerne and gaze out over the Swiss Alps from the sky. With a professional paragliding instructor by your side who will take care of the navigation, you can focus on the thrill of the flight. No experience or a high level of fitness is required, just an interest in adventure and a desire to discover the landscapes of Lucerne.
Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip incl. Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern
Discover Alpine views from peak, lake, and sky on this Golden Round-Trip tour of Mount Pilatus. The typical Golden Round Trip (Jun-Oct) offers a wonderful excursion: Begin with a cruise across Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad, then transfer to the world's steepest cogwheel railway to reach the summit of Mount Pilatus. There, enjoy spectacular views over the Lake Lucerne region and the Alps from the large viewing terraceand grab a bite to eat (own expense). The return journey to Kriens will be done on the aerial cableway 'Dragon Ride' and on the Panorama gondolas. From the valley station it is a five-minute walk to the bus stop for a convenient ride to Lucerne. Benefit from your local guide’s insider tips and avoid hidden costs with admission fees and transfers included in the price. Cogwheel railway and the scheduled lake boat are closed from Nov-May. During this time you reach Mt. Pilatus by cableway and we take a one-hour scenic lake cruise in Lucerne instead.
Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne
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.
Hidden Secrets by Electric Cargo bike
Cruise through typically Swiss villages and explore the hidden gems without the tourist crowd. The most unique and fun way for a discovery ride, even if it`s your first time on an e-bike.
Chocolate Tasting with Lake Trip and City Tour: The Ultimate Lucerne Experience
This comprehensive 4-hour tour set against the backdrop of Lucerne Castle and the Swiss Alps allows you to cover the city by boat and foot, while tasting some of the best chocolate in the world. Shutterbugs will love the boat tour, which takes you past the famous Chapel Bridge and Lucerne’s distinct buildings. If a taste of chocolate isn’t enough, you have the option to extend tour and add on a chocolate-making workshop.
Day Trip to Swiss Villages (Interlaken-Grindelwald) with local
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. Highlights: 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!
Excursion to Mount Pilatus - The Golden Round Trip with a local from Lucerne
Join us for an unforgettable guided excursion to Golden Round Trip of Mount Pilatus from Lucerne! Our experienced guides will take you on an interactive journey through the Dragon World, followed by a hike down the Dragon Trail and a short walk to the summit, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Switzerland. Highlights: 1. Soar up to the summit on the Dragon Ride cable car for breathtaking views of Lucerne and Lake Lucerne. Then wander down the Dragon Trail, where you can admire the fantastic scenery. 3. Relax on the panorama terrace and admire magnificent views over the surrounding peaks of the Swiss Alps and the blue lakes in the valleys below. 3. Complete your journey with a descent by the world's steepest cogwheel railway down to Alpnachstad. 4. Enjoy the boat for a lovely 1-hour cruise on beautiful Lake Lucerne and admire the spectacular landscape from an entirely different angle.
Private transfer from Lucerne city to Zurich Airport
Avoid stress when traveling to the Zurich Airport from Lucerne by pre-booking your private transfer. Avoid the hassle of figuring out public transport or waiting in a long taxi line. Simply book your preferred time and your driver will be waiting at your hotel to take you on a comfortable journey to the Zurich airport.
Guided Excursion to Mount Titlis Eternal Snow and Glacier from Lucerne
The Mt. Titlis Excursion from Lucerne is the perfect way to experience the stunning Swiss Alps and all their winter glory! Revel in breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, explore a magical glacier cave, enjoy a thrilling ride on the Ice Flyer chairlift and have lots of fun tubing down the glacier and return to Lucerne with memories that will last a lifetime. Highlights: 1. Explore the Glacier Cave, a naturally occurring ice cave that is home to some of the thickest layers of eternal ice in Europe. 2. Cross Europe's highest suspension bridge - the Cliff Walk - which offers breathtaking views of the Engelberg valley below. 2. Take a ride with the Ice Flyer chair lift, which takes you close to the crevasses and down to the Glacier Park. 4. Go snowtubing and whizz down a well-prepared slope – a truly unforgettable experience not to be missed! 5. Take the revolving Rotair cable car to the summit of Mt Titlis, and venture into Ice Flyer, Cliff Walk, Glacier Cave and Snowtubing.
Blausee, Interlaken and alpine villages private guided tour from Luzern
Switzerland has many hidden gems and we will take you to the most charming ones. Discover Switzerland's most beautiful region in just one day! This is an optimized private day trip, indicated to those who have limited time in Switzerland but want to explore as much as possible of the alpine region. The private tour optimizes your trip and allows you to visit the main cities and lakes in a single day. The points we will visit are: Lungern, Iseltwald, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Blausee and Interlaken (optional). The long trip to the Alps worth it since the beginning with the beautiful landscapes viewed from the window in a very comfortably luxury van Mercedes V Class. As the tour is private, we will shape it to your own wishes and schedule, so that you enjoy every second of the day, without any hurry.
Lucerne Swiss Museum of Transport Entrance Ticket
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.
Independent Rigi Tour from Lucerne With Cruise
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.
Lake Lucerne Peninsula e-Bike Tour
This beautiful and relaxed trail will take you along the lake shore with beautiful views of the Swiss alps around you. We travel a distance of 16 kms/10 miles on battery-assisted pedalling e-bikes which enables everyone with a “normal level of physical fitness” to enjoy this experience. This is the right activity for nature lovers and for curious travellers who want to discover more about Lucerne and why is considered the most beautiful Swiss city. On the way you will see Mount Pilatus, Mount Stanserhorn, Mount Rigi and Bürgenstock, all along the stunning Lake Lucerne!
What people are saying about Central Switzerland Tours
Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne"On-time at meeting point, nice ride to mountain, Gondola ride up is the best, and the cog-wheel train ride down was cool. The best sights of the region for the peak. Would go again"..."
Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne"Kid is an experienced and energetic guide. With 20 years of experience, he knows the spots and timing for photos very well. All I need to do is to hand over my phone to him. This tour is much more that a coach transfer and the train ticket to Jungfraujoch. I'm glad that I've joined the tour."..."
Mount Titlis Eternal Snow Half-Day Trip from Lucerne"View of the town below from the gondola was fantastic. It was an unique experience walking through the ice caves at the top of the mountain. Viator provided great service for travel to Engelberg from Lucerne and various gondola rides to enjoy the points of interest."..."
Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise"Great views. Audio guide available too. Smooth sailing. Friendly staff members. I would recommend this tour company to family and friends"..."
Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience"I and my friend of more than 60 years returned to Lucerne after fifty-five years. This time with our husbands. Lucerne was still magical and beautiful. The people warm and friendly. Our tour guide was excellent. We especially enjoyed the boat ride on Lake Lucerne. I highly recommend it."..."
Mt Pilatus self-guided trip by cable car from/to Kriens"Amazing , highly recommend and worth every cent. Played in snow then looked at green country side. Loved it went to the top."..."
Lucerne "CH" Experience: Cheese, Chocolate, Chapel Bridge & Château"Luis was an extremely pleasant and informative guide and made the tour a joy despite it being a rainy, unpleasant day."..."
Guided Excursion to Jungfraujoch, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen from Lucerne"Some confusion to start when tour started late. Our guide, David, was very knowledgeable and the points of interest very well. He kept everyone very engaged throughout the long day."..."
Mount Titlis excursion from Engelberg incl. Ice Flyer"The mentors were really helpful to guide the trip. Worth of paying the money,totally it was a nice experience ."..."
Swiss Alps Day Trip from Lucerne: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland"Very good! Guides are very helpful and good, most especially Weili. If you want to explore jungfrau, you should do this tour."..."
From Lucerne, Mount Rigi + Lake Lucerne Cruise + Mineralbath Spa, self-guided"Fantastic package! Mt Rigi was clouded in but the boat ride there was fun & scenic. Very easy to convert to the train which was fun & scenic, Favorite part was the hot springs/ Spa That was amazing. Cable card ride down was beautiful & easy to find way to the boat back!! So glad we did it!!"..."
Tandem Paragliding Flight in the Lucerne Region"I had an amazing time, was absolutely worth the money. Toni was wonderful! It was my first time ever. Would definitely want to do it again."..."
Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip incl. Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern"This was an amazing experience . Our guide was amazing. He explained everything to us very well- we did not feel rushed or pushed to move quicker. Will definitely be recommending this to our friends!"..."
Interlaken and Grindelwald Day Trip from Lucerne"Had a wonderful day highly recommended. The bus driver Almondo went over and above to make our day enjoyable. He was so informative and allowed us plenty of time to enjoy."..."
Hidden Secrets by Electric Cargo bike"This is a wonderful experience and a must while you visit this region. Rob our guide was engaging he made the trip very interesting, you stop off half way we were then given a warm drink and a cookie which was very kind. We highly recommend the trip it will leave you with special memories. Book it!!!!"..."
Chocolate Tasting with Lake Trip and City Tour: The Ultimate Lucerne Experience"Fun tour. Good variety of activities. Luis was a great tour guide. Great views. Would recommend tour."..."
Day Trip to Swiss Villages (Interlaken-Grindelwald) with local"Wonderful vista's driving through the Alps! Our guide, Lars, was exceptional. He spoke in clear English and then other languages too. Interlaken and Grindlewald were interesting villages, and we had plenty of time to gaze at the mountains, eat, shop, and relax with drinks. Not hurried or rushed at all. Very enjoyable!"..."
Private transfer from Lucerne city to Zurich Airport"We enjoyed our ride from Lucerne to Zurich very much. The driver was on time and very courteous and helpful. We highly recommend this aervice."..."
Blausee, Interlaken and alpine villages private guided tour from Luzern"We loved every minute of our trip. We would definitely recommend it to our friends and other family members."..."
Independent Rigi Tour from Lucerne With Cruise"The lake cruise was exceptional and the cogwheel train was fabulous! We enjoyed the entire tour. The weather was perfect."..."
Lake Lucerne Peninsula e-Bike Tour"Awesome ebike ride and we enjoyed the best sights of beautiful Lucerne! Luis Is the best biking tour guide. Learned so many interesting facts about Lucerne’s history and how life is today! Exceeded our expectations."..."
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