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From Zurich: Mount Titlis Day Tour

1. From Zurich: Mount Titlis Day Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Zurich to the winter wonderland of Mount Titlis with a guide. Discover the beauty of Lucerne, enjoy a scenic drive to Engelberg, experience an unforgettable adventure on the Ice Flyer chairlift, and cross the Titlis Cliff Walk bridge suspended over the Swiss Alps. Departing from Zurich, take a bus ride over the Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake Lucerne on the way to the city of Lucerne. Along the way, your tour guide will point out the city's most important sights and include a photo stop at the Lion Monument or the lakeside, depending on traffic. Afterward, enjoy some free time to explore Lucerne on your own. From there, continue the journey to Engelberg. The breathtaking ride up into the high alpine glaciers of Mount Titlis begins here. From the Rotair revolving cable car on your way up to the mountain, get spectacular views of the deep crevasses in the glaciers, and the immense chunks of ice that break off in spectacular fashion. Enjoy incredible views over the Swiss Alps from the Panorama Restaurant on top of Mount Titlis. Visit the Ice Grotto, or take the Ice Flyer chairlift to get up close to the glaciers at an altitude of over 9,800 feet (3,000 meters). Adventure seekers can slide through the snow and down the mountainside on a snow tube – the choice is yours.

From Zurich: Lucerne & Mount Pilatus Day Tour

2. From Zurich: Lucerne & Mount Pilatus Day Tour

Discover the beauty of Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus on a day trip from Zurich. Reach the summit via bus, cable car, boat, and cogwheel train. For the return journey, hop on a boat cruise across Lake Lucerne. Leave from Zurich Main Station in the morning and enjoy the bus ride through the countryside along the Lake of the Four Cantons to Lucerne. Make a stop at the Lion Monument of Lake Lucerne (traffic permitting).  Continue to Kriens and take a panoramic gondola and cable car to the summit of Mount Pilatus (2128 m above sea level). Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Swiss Alpine landscape and the surrounding lakes. Then, ride on one of the steepest funiculars down to Alpnachstad. Afterward, relax on a tranquil boat trip across Lake Lucerne back to Lucerne. From there, get on a bus to Zurich.

Lucerne: eTukTuk City Tour

3. 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.

Lucerne: Classic City Walking Tour

4. Lucerne: Classic City Walking Tour

Your local guide will welcome you at the reception of your hotel in Lucerne before briefing you on the route on a city map and providing all the information you need about your tour. You will then depart to the Bourbaki Museum, where your guide will provide you with historical information about it. Following this, you will continue to the Lion Monument, which represents a dying lion and commemorates the fallen Swiss mercenaries who died in the storm of the Royal Palace in the turmoil of the French Revolution. A walk of about 10 minutes will take you to the hill of the Musegg Wall, the still preserved part of the outer city fortification of medieval Lucerne. You will visit the "Schirmerturm" and the "Zeitturm" with its clockwork from the late Middle Ages. You will learn interesting facts about Swiss history, the wars of liberation, the territorial expansion policy and the armed neutrality that still applies today. After encountering the city center, you will have the chance to visit the wine market which hosts the city's oldest fountain. You’ll drink pure Pilatus spring water and learn from your city guide why the old town well flows the best water in the city of Lucerne. Afterwards, continue through the legendary Furrengasse to Peterskapelle, the first church in the city of Lucerne, which dates back to the founding of the city in the 12th century. You will stroll across the world-famous Chapel Bridge to the other river side of the historic center. Afterwards, visit the Jesuit Church and visit this first baroque church in Switzerland from the inside (except during church services). Just a few steps further on you will reach the cantonal government building, the former Ritter's Palace and the city's most imposing Renaissance palazzos. During your visit, you will see the courtyard with the loggias and marvel at the beautiful stone carvings of the unfortunate stonemason "Hans von Trient". You can then enjoy the presentation of the seven paintings which show the Dance of Death (Danse Macabre). This famous Renaissance art work was created around 1610 by Jakob von Wyl.

Luzern City Tour Private Walking Tour with Lake Cruise

5. Luzern City Tour Private Walking Tour with 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.

Lucerne Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Audio Tour

6. Lucerne Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Audio Tour

Get to know Lucerne at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Lucerne’s most important attractions on foot. You can start at any time you'd like. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Start your tour at Jesuitenplatz! Visit the world-famous istorisches Museum Luzern. Photograph the view from the Spreuer Bridge and admire the fairy-tale Nölliturm. The Museggmauer will leave you speechless as the unique view it offers from its towers enchants its visitors. Learn about the world famous Lion Monument. The St. Leodegar with its imposing architecture, will captivate you! The Water Tower is worth the time and space in your mobile memory, as its fairy-tale architecture gives a special touch to the city. The famous and romantic Chapel Bridge will be your next step, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be Lucerne Town Hall, a lively part of the city.

Luzern City Small-Group Tour incl. Lake Cruise

7. Luzern City Small-Group Tour incl. Lake 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. Lucerne is probably the most famous Swiss city. Surrounded by mountains and at the end of Lake Lucerne, the city is the starting point for numerous excursions. The Lucerne cityscape is characterized by the covered, medieval Chapel Bridge, which, with its gable paintings, is one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe. Another landmark of the city is the Musegg Wall, which has been preserved in its original fortified form with the exception of one tower. Historic houses decorated with frescoes line picturesque squares in the car-free old town, such as the Weinmarkt. Lucerne is a city of squares and churches. The Jesuit Church from the 17th century is considered the first sacred baroque building in Switzerland and the two towers of the Hofkirche are an integral part of the cityscape. The dying lion, which was carved into the rock to commemorate the heroic death of the Swiss who fell in the Tuileries in 1792, is one of the most famous monuments in Switzerland.

Lucerne: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

8. Lucerne: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at Jesuitenplatz! Visit the world-famous istorisches Museum Luzern. Photograph the view from the Spreuer Bridge and admire the fairy-tale Nölliturm. The Museggmauer will leave you speechless as the unique view it offers from its towers enchants its visitors. Learn about the world famous Lion Monument. The St. Leodegar with its imposing architecture, will captivate you! The Water Tower is worth the time and space in your mobile memory, as its fairy-tale architecture gives a special touch to the city. The famous and romantic Chapel Bridge will be your next step, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be Lucerne Town Hall, a lively part of the city.

My Scenic Switzerland I 6-Day Guided Tour with Accommodation

9. My Scenic Switzerland I 6-Day Guided Tour with Accommodation

Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport. Your local driver will greet you at the arrival hall of Zurich Airport, lead you to your comfortable seat in a business-type car or a minivan, and enjoy a smooth ride to the hotel. After having some rest and leisure time, you may consider enjoying one of the many things to do in Zurich supplied to you through our guided brochure. Day 2: Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken. Explore Zurich city during a 2-hour walking tour while listening to historical facts and admiring the main sights of the Old Town, Grossmunster church, Bahnhofstrasse, Paradeplatz, Fraumuenster church, and the Limmatquai. Explore the beauty of Lucerne reflected through the Chapel Bridge, the Old Town, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church, among other beautiful jewels like the Fresco-painted buildings and so on. Overnight at Interlaken. Day 3: Interlaken - Bern - Gruyères - Interlaken. Ride to Bern city, where the guide will be waiting for you with a 2-hour walking tour, will the main sights as the Holy Ghost Church, a stroll through Spitalgasse street and Barenplatz, and witness the Government Palace and the central masterpiece of Bern - the Clock Tower. Gruyeres - a medieval and picturesque town. The homeland for Swiss cheese and chocolate welcomes you during visits to La Maison du Gruyère & Maison Cailler. Admire the charming town of Gruyères while strolling and visiting its castle, dating back to the 13th century. Day 4: Interlaken - Grindelwald - Lauterbrunnen - Interlaken Following your breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Grindelwald. Grindelwald is among the famous Swiss ski destinations, a charming town at the foot of the Eiger and Wetterhorn mountains. Stroll in this beautiful village while inhaling its fresh air in a very relaxing atmosphere. Get your shuttle to reach Lauterbrunnen - a small Swiss village with the finest scenery one can expect to see. The town offers mountain peaks with 72 breathtaking waterfalls and fresh Alpine meadows. After Lauterbrunnen's exploration, you will get the shuttle back for half an hour to return to your hotel in Interlaken and rest for the next adventurous day. Day 5: Interlaken - Zurich Topping the list is the funicular to the top of Interlaken - Harder Kulm which transfers you in 8-10 minutes to a quiet Alpine landscape. It is a perspective at 1,321 meters in the Berner Oberland region of Switzerland. In addition, you may consider taking a paddleboat on Lake Thun or Brienz (optional). Another nostalgic funicular experience available in the spring and summer seasons is the Heimwehfluh Interlaken which transfers you to the romantic lookout tower while enjoying the exclusive views of Interlaken, Thun, and Brienz lakes as well as the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks. Day 6: Zurich city - Zurich Airport At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch your return flight home. Switzerland Tour will look forward to seeing you again shortly to discover other parts of this heavenly country together.

Switzerland – Wonderland | 9 Day Tour with Accommodation

10. Switzerland – Wonderland | 9 Day Tour with Accommodation

Day 1 From your arrival, we will be at your disposal to take care of all your transfers. Your local driver will greet you in the arrivals hall of Zurich Airport and lead you to your vehicle to transfer to the hotel. Day 2 Your driver will meet you in the lobby, the first stop is at the center of Zurich. You will meet your local guide to see the Old Town, the Grossmunster, Bahnhofstrasse, Paradeplatz, Fraumuenster church, and the Limmatquai. In the city of Lucerne, you will see the Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church, Old City. After exploring Zurich and Lucerne, your transfer will take you to your hotel in Interlaken. Day 3 The day is customized to start in the Swiss Capital of Bern, to explore the Old City via a walking tour, Holy Ghost Church, Spitalgasse Street, and Barenplatz, the Clock Tower. At your next stop - the town of Gruyères - the homeland of Swiss cheese and chocolate, where you can see how Swiss cheese and chocolate are made and even have a taste for yourself. Also, you can see the town of Gruyères with it its castle, dating right back to the 13th century. With the taste of real Swiss cheese and chocolate still on your tongue, you will return to your Interlaken hotel. Day 4 Be ready at 09:00 and leave to discover Lauterbrunnen. You will see the spectacular Trummelbach Falls and Staubbach Falls, among the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe. The entire village is characterized by its Swiss chalet-style buildings. After enjoying the beauty of Lauterbrunnen, your private departure to Zermatt will be ready and waiting. Day 5 The day begins in Zermatt: fantastic view of the Matterhorn, alpine purity, and wilderness! Zermatt is a place to enjoy to the fullest. The Zermatt skiing area. Day 6 Your day will begin with a panoramic train ride through the Alps by Glacier Express. You will pass through hundreds of tunnels and bridges to reach the Olympic village St. Moritz. When you reach St. Moritz, your local driver will greet you and take you to your comfortable hotel. Day 7 You will have plenty of free time in the village and the whole day to take advantage of the SPA thermal baths in Ovaverva, to regain lots of positive energy. Day 8 Your private ride will depart from St. Moritz at 09:00 to visit Heidi village. You will next discover Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein,  and the home of the royal family. You may enjoy the walking tour with its medieval Baroque and Gothic buildings, and the beauty of Vaduz Castle, where the Prince of Liechtenstein resides.  After your day of discovery, you will return to Zurich.  Day 9 Your private transfer will pick you up and smoothly take you to the airport. Your holiday is over, but you’re returning home with amazing memories and a relaxed mind. We hope to see you in Switzerland again soon!

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Peter and Nicki were absolutely incredible! Very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to informing travellers about the ins and outs in the region. The main attraction itself was slightly underwhelming due to us visiting Juanfran the day before and the weather not being ideal. However, Titlis did offer some great activities at the summit like the ice flyer and skywalk bridge. Make sure to dress warmly and bring your best smiles for all the photos you’ll take!

Amazing trip! We were on a very large tour bus which made things feel a bit hectic/crowded at times. But once we got to the mountain we were able to spend several hours exploring with just our group, which was excellent! It’s worth the trip from Zurich, and the stop in Lucerne is lovey. There is ~4 hours of driving time but our guide gave us knowledgeable bits of info along the way.

It was a nice experience, We depart from Zurich and firstly we went to Lucerne where we had time to explore the city and then we went to our final destination at Titlis mountains. It was a so nice adventure to be at one of the most beautiful spots in Europe and see the amazing view when you are on the cable tram.

This is An excellent Tour and very well organised with great information by tourguide about what we're passing. The tour shows you scenic views especially of Mount Titlis I'll leave you to find out. So happy and glad I went on this and will stay in the memory for sometime .

So beautiful! Worth every penny! My husband, my mom and I had a great time! Make sure to bring gloves, scarves, and hats if you get cold easily. The views are breathtaking!!