Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience

Badge of ExcellenceLuzern, Switzerland

From $132.03

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • See the best of Lucerne in one day
  • Explore on foot and by sightseeing boat tour
  • Take in top sites of interest such as the Chapel Bridge and Lucerne Castle
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • One hour sightseeing cruise
  • Two hrs. walking city tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Torbogen Luzern
    Bahnhofpl., 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

    Big Arch monument right outside Lucerne train station.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Cindy_A, Mar 2023
Excellent tour. Luis was very informative and interesting. Would recommend this to anyone visiting Lucerne We did the boat cruise at the end and this was a nice way to finish
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello Cindy. Nice to hear you enjoyed the history walking tour and the boat trip. We hope to see you in Lucerne again :).
Anthony_P, Mar 2023
Luis is a true professional guide. Personable, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. This is my second year touring with Louis.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Anthony. It was great to have seen you and your wife in Lucerne gain! I know it will not be the last time:) See you soon!
Exciting tour!
Leeza_F, Jan 2023
Luis was a great guide. Clearly in love with Lucerne and Switzerland and very knowledgeable. Good into to the city!
A must do walking tour !
Antonio_C, Dec 2022
We are a couple from Australia and always love to start a visit to a new city with a walking tour. Luis guided us around town with knowledge and passion for the city. Definitely recommend !!!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Antonio. We are glad you enjoyed the walking along the scenic trail. Best wishes! :)
Explore a stunning city with an amazing guide
Jasmine_C, Dec 2022
Luis was such a great guide! He was so friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. It was easy to communicate with him to know where to meet to start the tour and he was mindful of my schedule. Learning about the history of this beautiful town very much made me appreciate it more. Definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks for your comment Jasmin:) Lucerne has indeed a very rich history and stunning alpine scenery around. Happy travels :)
The best walking tour in Lucerne!
Jordan_K, Dec 2022
Aline was a great guide in this phenomenal walking tour! We enjoyed the sights, leaning about the history, and taking the boat tour at the end (a great way to warm up if doing this tour in the winter). If you can, book the tour with the wine and cheese extension. That was a great way to end the day. Highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hello Jordan:) I will let know Aline about your review, i am sure she will be very happy to read about it and will encourage her to keep giving her best in our walking trails in the most beautiful Swiss City! the city of Lights ...Luzern!
A great introduction of a great city.
Joseph_M, Dec 2022
Luis was a very knowledgeable, friendly, and charismatic tour guide! A tour with him gave us a great understanding of the city and tips on how to enjoy it even more. The boat ride was also a nice addition. Worth every penny (or franc rather!).
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks for your comment Joseph. It was nice walking the most scenic trails around Lucerne with you guys. Happy travels!
The wonderful tour
Regina_S, Nov 2022
Our tour guide was Aline. She was amazing and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the tour with her. We walked around the whole town of Lucerne. The view from the top of the hill was amazing. The boat tour was included and was breathtaking as well. Lucerne is a beautiful city full of history and charm. I definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We really appreciate your comment and will let Aline know about it :)
Great guide!
Ginna_G, Nov 2022
Our guide was amazing! We went around the old town and saw all the towers and walked on both wooden bridges. He pointed not only historical buildings but also provided tips on what to do, where to eat, etc.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks a lot for your comment! I am glad you liked the walking tour:)
Well worth the money!! Ask for Luis!!
Patti_R, Oct 2022
Our guide Luis was amazing, his knowledge of Lucerne was so insightful. We especially enjoyed the architecture and learning about the story of Switzerland.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks a lot Patti. I am glad you and your group enjoyed the walking and boat tour :)
Luis and Aline were...
james_m, Oct 2022
Luis and Aline were knowledgeable and professional. They even personalized our experience to get us to places off the beaten track. You can certainly ride the boat and self guide through the center but they enhanced our experience. We would definitely recommend them.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi James. We appreciate your comment. I wish you could have completed our walking trail so you could have learned about beautiful stories of the most gorgeous Swiss city and enjoyed the best panoramic views! Maybe next time :)
Great guide and walk
Nancy_R, Oct 2022
Luis was our guide and he made the walk so enjoyable! He was full of knowledge and shared it in a most interesting way!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hallo Nancy ;) Thanks for your comment. Hope to see you soon in the most beautiful Swiss city! ;)
Worth it!
Danielle_T, Oct 2022
Luis was an excellent guide. We basically had a personalized tour since others didn’t show. He even got us boat tickets for the next day since it started to rain. He was very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Ciao Danielle ;) thanks for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed the walking tour and the boat trip! Enjoy your Swiss adventure;)
First Time in Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour
Laurence_L, Oct 2022
Luis was an excellent local guide who was very knowledgeable as he took us on a walking tour of Lucerne. We covered the major landmarks of the city. He was good at sizing up the level of energy of our group and tailoring our walk accordingly. The included one hour boat tour of Lake Lucerne with an audio guide was a fun way to see the lake and the beautiful properties on the lake.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Laurent. I am glad you and your friends liked the tour. :) Happy travels!
Lucerne- Beautiful- Rain or Shine
Beth_G, Oct 2022
Despite the rain, our Guide, Luis, kept our spirits up while giving an informative tour. He was very attentive.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Beth. Lucerne is indeed the most beautiful city in the Swiss alps. The magic is there, all the time, we just need to be positive and know where to look at:). Greetings from the city of lights!
Lucerne walking tour
Tobrien049, Oct 2022
Chapel Bridge tour was informative as was the visit to Lion Monument and City Wall. Aline was a wonderful guide.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
I am sure Aline will be very happy to know you like the tour. Thanks for the review:) Happy travels!
Walking tour Lucerne
Susan_B, Sep 2022
Very informative and our guide was very thorough and took time to explain everything to us! Took time and didn’t rush
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Many thanks for your comment Susan:)
Luis was outstanding
Michael_C, Sep 2022
We had Luis as our guide and he was absolutely fantastic! He took us on a long walking tour and provided outstanding commentary on the sights, history, and legends of Lucerne. Highly recommend Luis as a tour guide. He was personable, knowledgeable, thorough, and entertaining! Excellent value for the money.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Gruezi Michael:) I appreciate your feedback. Greetings from the most beautiful Swiss city!
Beautiful city tour!
Danielle_B, Sep 2022
Our guide, Luis, was high energy and very knowledgeable. Great way to see a lot of Lucern in a short time.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hello Danielle. Thanks a lot for your comment :). I am glad you and your family enjoyed the walking tour and at the end refreshed with the beer optional extension part of the tour! Auf wiederluege:)
Great views and information on Lucerne
William_S, Sep 2022
Super fun package. Lots of great views and history regarding Lucerne from our guide. Although be careful in terms of what you sign up for as wine portion which we did was really light on the wine but the settings was awesome. If you do the wine portion you don't get the other portion or vice versa. Would have been most helpful to know that ahead of time or at the start of the tour.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hallo William. We are happy to read you enjoyed the walking and boat tour with the Swiss Cheese extension, which includes and alcoholic or a non alcoholic drink. It is described clearly that it includes "one glass per person" Sorry it was not enough for you, we know the Swiss wine is delicious:). We offered all our dear guests exactly what it is described in the cheese or beer extensions. I hope to see you again in Lucerne to sample more Swiss wine! Happy travels :)