Canton Lucerne
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Lucerne: eTukTuk City Tour

1. Lucerne: eTukTuk City Tour

Explore Lucerne/Luzern's highlights on this trip around the city in an electronic tuk-tuk. Listen to the driver's interesting stories about the sights, the locals, and life in the city. Start the tour with some information about the Culture and Congress Center (KKL), designed by the famous French architect, Jean Nouvel. After that, cross the Seebrücke bridge and admire the excellent view of the lake, as well as to the famous Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge). Make your first stop at the 17th-century Hofkirche (Church of St. Leodegar), the most important church in the city known for the biggest organ of its time. Next, move on to the outstanding Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument). Continue your drive through the old town to the historic places in Luzern, as well as some lesser-known secret posts. Finish the tour back at the Culture and Congress Center (KKL) again. Here, you can continue your adventure with a museum visit, or simply relax with a tea or coffee in this spectacular building.

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Lucerne: Half-Day City Tour and Lake Cruise

2. Lucerne: Half-Day City Tour and Lake Cruise

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, and together you’ll make your way into central Lucerne. Enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the city center across the Reuss river, and admire the surrounding mountains. Continue towards the wooden Chapel Bridge, a 200-meter long pedestrian crossing, and learn the history of this beautifully painted bridge.   Discover the car-free inner city circle and the old town, filled with 16th-century buildings. Walk across the Spreuer Bridge and take a coffee break along the Reuss river. After the break, continue along the city wall, built for defensive reasons in the 14th century. End your city tour by the Lion Monument, a rock relief commemorating the massacres of Swiss Guards during the French Revolution.   Your tour guide will then lead you to the boat station, where you’ll board a panoramic yacht and sail out on to Lake Lucerne. Listen to the audio headset commentary during the cruise, or ask your guide about the mountains, houses, and other sights along the shore. After the 1-hour boat tour, you’ll return to Lucerne, where your guide will drop you off back at your hotel.

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Private Trip from Zurich to Mount Rigi via Lucerne City

3. Private Trip from Zurich to Mount Rigi via Lucerne City

A driver will take from any convenient destination for you in Zurich. You will start your private transfer from Zurich to Lucerne: your driver guide will lead you to the historical and must see places like the Chapel Bridge, Water Tower, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church and Old city squares. Afterwards you can have some break in one of the finest cafes in old city, near the lakeside or in the modern one as per your preferences. When you have already enjoyed your short break, your driver guide will lead you to Weggis, from where you will take a boat to Vitznau. Vitznau is the place, where you will take aerial cable car to mount Rigi admiring majestic sights of Bernese Alps in line with Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau. At the evening you will have your return transfer back to Zurich. 

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From Basel: Private Lucerne City Tour with Boat Trip

4. From Basel: Private Lucerne City Tour with Boat Trip

Start your tour by meeting your guide at your accommodation. Here, enjoy a pleasant meet and greet with your guide before making your way to the train station in Basel. Hop aboard an intercity train and within 1-hour you will step foot in the amazing city of Lucerne.  Once you step off the platform, you'll first visit the famous Concert Hall, designed by Jean Nouvel, a magnificent building whose architecture is worthy of marveling at. On the walk with your tour guide, you will head toward the wooden "Chapel Bridge", a 200-meter long pedestrian crossing bridge. Your informative guide will tell you fascinating facts about the history of the bridge and its paintings. Continue on your tour with a stroll through the car-free inner city circle of the Old Town. Your tour guide will give you information about the houses and their origins from the 16th-century. Whilst here you'll also get to take a walk over the "Spreuer Bridge" and enjoy a coffee break along the "Reuss" river.  After your break, you will continue along the city wall, formerly used for defense purposes many centuries ago. At the end of the wall, you will find the famous Lion Monument, a rock relief that commemorates the massacres of Swiss guards during the French revolution. Your tour guide will lead you back to the boat station, where you'll board the panoramic yacht, which will take you out to lake Luzern. You may listen to the headphone comments during the tour, or just ask your tour guide about directions, mountains and, houses along the shore. After the one hour boat tour, you'll return to the train station in Lucerne en route back to Basel where your tour will finish. 

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Lucerne: Lake Lucerne Villas & Castles Private Walking Tour

5. Lucerne: Lake Lucerne Villas & Castles Private Walking Tour

Spend a relaxing afternoon strolling along Lake Lucerne's most panoramic vistas and walking by old Swiss chalets, villas, and historic castles on a 4-hour tour through the countryside. Begin with a short bus ride to the peninsula of Meggen, located on the northern shore of Lake Lucerne. Alongside the lake you will encounter the neo-baroque style manor of St. Charles Hall and view the enchanting statues of Rolf Brem. Continue to a small hamlet of 150-year old Swiss chalets and feel as though you have stepped back in time. Next, walk past the now privately owned and lived-in 13th-century Neuhabsburg Castle, by ornate old world villas, and aside green pastures and working farmhouses. Arrive at the eastern entrance to the 17th-century Meggenhorn Castle. This estate includes vineyards and gardens with spectacular views of the surrounding Alps, and you will have the opportunity to pet farm animals and visit a lakeside statue of Christ before taking a guided tour. Continue on a 30-minute walk to the Hotel Hermitage for cool refreshments at its lakeside terrace restaurant. From the Hotel Hermitage, you will return by the public bus back to the Lucerne train station. Although the tour ends, you might consider taking an additional walk alongside the Lucerne promenade as evening falls.

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Lucerne: Old Town Walking Tour with Lake Lucerne Cruise

6. Lucerne: Old Town Walking Tour with Lake Lucerne Cruise

Discover the best of Lucerne on this tour with a local guide. Wander around the streets of the Old Town and sail along the shores of Lake Lucerne on a boat cruise. In the company of a local guide, explore the Old Town. See sights such as the wooden Chapel Bridge, the Lion Monument, and Lucerne's most important churches. Listen to your guide's stories of the city's history and daily life. Later, hop on a boat for a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. Take in panoramic views of the lake, city, and surrounding mountains. At the end of your cruise, travel back to Zurich.

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Swiss Army Knife Valley Bike Tour and Lake Lucerne Cruise

7. Swiss Army Knife Valley Bike Tour and Lake Lucerne Cruise

See what the Swiss countryside has to offer on a full-day tour exploring the areas surrounding Lucerne. Enjoy the perfect amount of exercise and relaxation on a bike ride followed by a boat cruise. Your tour begins at 8:15 AM under the arch in front of Lucerne train station. From there, depart on a 24-mile (40-kilometer) bike ride to Brunnen using a Swiss Flyer electric bike. The bike will boost your pedaling leaving you more energy to enjoy the scenery. After a 3-hour ride that passes by the beautiful lakes of Zug, Lauerz, and Lucerne, stop at Hohle Gasse and learn about Swiss legend William Tell and his fascinating story. You can also take advantage of the many photo opportunities at these scenic spots, including villages, farmhouses, pastures, and local people. Once arriving in Brunnen, use some free time to sightsee or stop off for lunch, before heading to the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Visitor Center. Here you have the option to make and engrave your own Swiss Army knife under the watchful eye of a cutler. Next, board a lake steamer for a relaxing 2-hour boat ride across Lake Lucerne. This provides some time to relax, and you may choose from an excellent selection of food and drinks. At 17:00 you will arrive back at your starting point, with plenty of time to enjoy an evening in Lucerne.

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Lake Lucerne Half-day Countryside Walk

8. Lake Lucerne Half-day Countryside Walk

Journey through green pastures, visit a working organic farm and pass old Swiss chalets. Visit the small village of Winkel, the oldest school house of the region, and reward yourself with lunch or a cool drink afterward your journey at the historic lake side restaurant. Explore the beautiful mountain scenery surrounding Lucerne, and see some of the best views the Alps have to offer. Learn about the fascinating history of Lucerne, and experience the famed Swiss transportation system first hand by taking a ride on a local bus. For a great way to see Lucerne, Switzerland, and it's truly magnificent views, join us on this half-day tour.

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Mt. Pilatus: Private Day Hike

9. Mt. Pilatus: Private Day Hike

Every visitor to Lucerne is determined to conquer the towering Mt. Pilatus, Lucerne's signature mountain, and to experience the world’s steepest cogwheel train. With this tour, you can do both without breaking a sweat. Begin the day with a scenic 40-minute ride aboard a yellow postal bus from Lucerne, and wind your way up to the alpine village of Schwarzenberg at the foot of the Mount Pilatus. From this conclave of farmhouses nestled in the Alpine meadows, start your leisurely 1.5-hour hike through the pine needle forests and green pastures. Rest for lunch at a local alpine restaurant or with a picnic at a nearby meadow, and then travel to the top of Mt. Pilatus aboard a Pilatus gondola as well as an aerial tram. Once on top, hike the famed Flower Trail to the top of Tomlishorn, Mt. Pilatus' highest peak, and take in the spectacular views of the icy peaks of the Swiss Alps along the way, and then begin your return trip to Lucerne. Descend to Alpnachstad on the world’s steepest cog wheel train, and then board a lake steamer for a relaxing cruise across Lake Lucerne.

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What people are saying about Canton Lucerne

Pascal did an excellent job navigating through people and traffic with ease while keeping up a flowing discussion of what we were seeing, how life in Lucerne has changed since the beginning of the pandemic. Would recommend him without a doubt.

Loved the convenience of the tour, and our guide was super nice and gave a very informative tour. Definitely recommend it to see the city!

Was very informative, uncomplicated and extremely friendly. Thank you again for the wonderful tour.

The city tour was very nice despite the rain. Thanks again Pascal. Elsbeth and Andi

It was perfect. Pascal Our guide was so nice and friendly!!