Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

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Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

From USD 32.68

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Admire views of the lake, the town and the Swiss Alps from the comfort of a 161-foot yacht
  • Learn about local sights from your audio commentary, available in multiple languages
  • Enjoy snacks and drinks from the onboard bar (own expense)
  • Choose from various departure times

What's Included

  • Transport by 161-foot (49-meter) yacht
  • Expert captain and crew
  • WiFi on board
  • Multilingual audio guide via smartphone app. Use your own device and head phones.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Pier 7
    Schweizerhofquai 2, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland

    Pier 7 is located opposite Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Board your elegant 161-foot motor yacht at Pier 7, located near Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne. You’ll spend 1 hour on a panoramic sightseeing cruise around Lake Lucerne, departing in the morning, afternoon or evening. 

While your captain steers along what is arguably Switzerland’s most stunning lake, sit back and relax on the main deck, where you can purchase drinks and snacks from the onboard bar. Take in the fresh breeze and mist on the lake-level terrace at the rear of the boat, or settle into the custom-designed furniture on the yacht’s upper deck, which features a sliding roof for optimal viewing. 

Referred to as the heart of Switzerland, the 44-square-mile (114-sq-km) lake is bordered on all sides by mountain scenery that will take your breath away. Listen to your audio guide to learn about historical monuments, places of interest and the four surrounding cantons: Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden, marked by fertile valleys, forested slopes and steep Alpine peaks. When your cruise concludes, you’ll arrive back at Pier 7.

Lake Lucerne (Pass By)

Lucerne (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
Enjoyed the hour trip around the lake. Beautiful views, absolutely breathtaking. Clean yacht. I suggest going 10min before boarding time as it gets very very busy and crowded


226 reviews
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Amarpreet_P, Sept 2023
Enjoyed the hour trip around the lake. Beautiful views, absolutely breathtaking. Clean yacht. I suggest going 10min before boarding time as it gets very very busy and crowded
Fun excursion
Eric_H, Sept 2023
Short but beautiful trip, scenery was great, narrator did an amazing excellent job. View was wonderful but for a few who wanted to stand and take photos/ videos for most of the trip.
Marissa_L, Sept 2023
The view is beyond words can describe. So beautiful and breathtaking. Once in a lifetime experience.
It was nice boat trip but...
Thamer_Y, Sept 2023
It was nice boat trip but nothing extra. The boat was clean and the service was excellent. In general it is an OK trip
Beautiful Boat Ride
Elizabeth_N, Sept 2023
What a beautiful way to enjoy the scenery of Lucerne, surrounded by the amazing alps. You will love this??
Beautiful Lake View
Lead_T, Aug 2023
i liked the view. i would recommend it to people travelling with family and friends. Try going in the morning so that there’s less people
Debra_O, Aug 2023
Relaxing. Great audio tour. Beautiful boat. My husband, young adult daughter and I really enjoyed this trip. Sit in the front for the best views
Lucerne cruise
Philip_C, Aug 2023
Good view of lake Lucerne and one hour is about right Nice surrounding. Not sure why we did not get the audio device
Great cruise
Peter_D, Aug 2023
Views wonderful. Cruise nice and relaxing. Boat fantastic with refreshments and food available. Would recommend
More info required
watwfi, Aug 2023
Thé trio around the lake was lovely but we didn’t have enough information before the trip. It would have been good to know the name of the ship and the best place to park the car.
Very enjoyable!
Mary_K, Aug 2023
A lovely evening cruise! Great narration. Plenty of time to take great photos. Wish we could have stayed longer in Lucerne.
Beauty abounds…
Elizabeth_A, Aug 2023
Beautiful day to see the alps. Had some great pictures- completely lovely! Left on time; the weather could not have been better. Happy to have taken this lake cruise!
Good experience
Jessica_V, July 2023
It was a nice boat ride over all. It was raining on our tour so the views were not as great as they could of been.
Lake Luzerne
Deborah_C, July 2023
Lovely towns. Wish the tour included a print our of some of the audio tour or 5 minutes of broadcast commentary of the high for those who could not or chose not to use the audio program.
Beautiful views
Robin_M, July 2023
The scenery is beautiful and the boat comfortable. There was no headset for a description, unless I missed it. .
Over booked.
Cathy_T, July 2023
There were way too many people on the boat. There was a very large group from India. They were pushy and rude. And very intimidating. It was terrible. When we disembarked other groups we’re confirming that is was aweful for all that weren’t in the Hugh group— rude and intimidating.
Response from Host, July 2023
Dear Cathy, thank you for the feedback. We indeed did have a large group on one of the panoramic cruises and are sorry that you felt intimidated by the group. Please note, that you can always call us on +41 41 367 67 67 to ask about the current booking status of a cruise. Generally speaking we always try to lead guests to cruise slots that are not booked by a lot of groups.
Good with kids
MKathleen_O, July 2023
Beautiful and not crowded on afternoon schedule….right amount of time for short attention spans With clean bathrooms!
Waste of money.
Maria_P, July 2023
Totally a waste. Crowded boat . No info. Just a ferry. You can purchase tickets on your own Read fine print. Viator just likes money
Response from Host, July 2023
Dear Maria, thank you for the review. We are sorry that the cruise did not meet your expectations. The audio guides with information about the lake and its surroundings can be picked up in the main salon of the boat near the entrance. We will look into the issue of making it more clear to the guests. Please note, that you can always call us on +41 41 367 67 67 to ask about the current booking status of a cruise. We are happy to propose a time slot where there are not a lot of groups.
beautiful boat
subhashini22, July 2023
Worth it..,absolutely gorgeous and beautiful boat. Instead of running around the town, use this to enjoy some beautiful views on the water.
A great experience
Estee_F, July 2023
A great morning out on the boat. Very clear instructions on where to meet. A nice boat and Frank was friendly and knowledgeable.

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