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Zurich: Day Trip to Lucerne with Optional Yacht Cruise

4.2 / 5

53 reviews

Zurich: Day Trip to Lucerne with Optional Yacht Cruise

From US$ 64.30 per person

Lucerne, the most charming of Switzerland's cities, is not to be missed. It's not just the famous sights – the Lion Monument and Kapellbrücke – that will enthrall you, visits to the Transport Museum and Rosengart Museum are also highly worthwhile.

About this activity

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Duration 9.5 hours
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  • Enjoy stunning scenery on the way to Lucerne
  • Get to know the history and cultural treasures of Lucerne on a short tour of the center
  • Take in the wonders of Lucerne at your own pace
Full description
Visit the charming old town of Lucerne on this day-long excursion. Your tour will take you over the Albispass and along Lake Lucerne, the Lake of the Four Cantons, to the town itself. There you will take a small guided tour of the most important sights in the city such as the Kapellbrücke, the Town Hall, the Jesuit Church, and the concert and congress centers. After this, you will have 6 hours to yourself, in order to explore this town, its culture and traditions, on your own. Visit the Verkehrshaus, the museum of transport and communication, or the Rosengart Museum, housing works by Picasso and Paul Klee. Take a boat trip on beautiful Lake Lucerne, or ride on the City-Train, a road train taking you around the city in 40 minutes (April to October). The picturesque back-streets and alleyways of the old town would entice anyone into strolling down them, to explore their hidden charms. Do a bit of shopping in unique surroundings. Enjoy a relaxing day out from Zürich to Lucerne.
  • Partly-guided tour by a professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • 1-hour yacht cruise with audio guides (when the option is selected)
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The tour is led by a multi-lingual guide. The guide is not available during your personal time in Lucerne. All activities are voluntary, and not included in the price
  • You can also book this tour along with a 1-hour yacht ride. This would be accompanied by an audioguide. Please select this option when booking
  • The yacht ride takes place on weekends from 1 May to 17 October 2021
  • Audio guides are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 53 reviews

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Good day trip

The drive from Zurich to Lucern was long because we had to drop off people who were on other excursions. We did not have a detailed map of Lucern other than the one provided by the watch/souvenir stores. We would have explored Lucern a little deeper if we had a better map. We had enough time to spend in Lucern for lunch, sightseeing and to do a little shopping. Lucern is beautiful and worth a trip.

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June 10, 2013

If you only go to Lucerne it is a good option for round trip, but there you will be on your own for several hours, enough time to meet.

January 1, 2020

Un tour precioso del principio al fin. Aconsejo guiarse con Google Maps para ir adonde quieran!!

October 26, 2019

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