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Lake Lucerne Tours

Located at the heart of Bernese Oberland and surrounded by the famous peaks of Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus, Lake Lucerne (Lac Luzern) is one of Central Switzerland’s most photographed natural wonders and the country’s fourth largest lake. Whether you’re soaring overhead in a cable car, cruising the lake itself, or visiting waterfront villages such as Weggis and Gersau, Lake Lucerne is mesmerizing from all angles.

The Basics
Lucerne city tours will take you to the lake’s most memorable viewpoint: looking out over the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke) from the shore of Old Town. Alternatively, enjoy a hike around the lakeside villas; take the Golden round trip and travel by boat, cogwheel railway, and aerial cableway to the most spectacular viewpoints on Mount Pilatus; or gaze down over Lucerne from the summit of Mount Rigi.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • It can get chilly on the mountaintops or out on the lake even in the summer, so bring some warm clothes.
  • Many boat tours and trains are wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to check with the operator in advance.

How to Get There
Lake Lucerne is located in Central Switzerland, 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Zurich, or roughly 45 minutes by train. Trains run regularly from Zurich to the city of Lucerne, located on the lake’s northwest shore. Daily ferries run between Lucerne city and Fluelen at the southeast tip of the lake, taking about three hours one way and stopping at lakeside towns such as Vitznau, Beckenried, and Brunnen. You can also travel to different lakeside attractions on a sightseeing boat tour. 

When to Get There
Lake Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s top vacation destinations. Summer (July through August) and Christmas are the most popular times to visit. While summer visitors come to hike in the Alps and enjoy boat cruises on the lake, winter travelers can hit the nearby ski slopes or visit the Lucerne Christmas Market.

Day Trips in the Lake Lucerne Region 
Once you’ve scaled the summit of Mount Rigi and ridden the world’s steepest cog railway to the top of Mount Pilatus, brave a ride to the “Top of Europe” at Jungfraujoch or hike the notorious Eiger Trail around the North Face of Eiger Mountain. You could also visit the alpine village of Engelberg and take in the views from Mount Titlis, ride the open-air cable car to the top of Mount Stanserhorn, or take a ride on the Golden Pass Scenic Train.

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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne, Lucerne, null
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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

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Enjoy a day of Alpine adventure in Switzerland on this half-day, summer trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. Begin your journey toward the skies with a 30-minute ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $126.38
Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise to Mount Pilatus from Lucerne, Lucerne, Day Trips
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Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise to Mount Pilatus from Lucerne

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Combine Lucerne’s landmark mountain with a cruise on Lake Lucerne – an absolute must of your visit to the Lake Lucerne Region. Taking the cruise ship right in ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $106.28
Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich, Zurich, Attraction Tickets
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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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On this full-day alpine excursion, escape Zurich and spend a glorious day in the Lake Lucerne area, exploring Mount Rigi, known as the ‘Queen of the ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $136.74
Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich, Zurich, Day Trips
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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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For a full day of alpine summer splendor, make for the mountains on this guided roundtrip from Zurich to central Switzerland's Mount Pilatus. Your full day ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $154.35
Independent Mount Rigi Tour from Lucerne Including Lake Lucerne Cruise, Lucerne, Day Trips
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Independent Mount Rigi Tour from Lucerne Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

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This independent Mount Rigi tour from Lucerne combines a round-trip boat cruise, cogwheel railway ride and aerial cable car ride for an epic Swiss Alps ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: Varies

From USD $121.20
Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise, Lucerne, Day Trips
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Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

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Tour the magnificent bays of Lake Lucerne aboard an elegant yacht on this 1-hour morning, afternoon or evening cruise. Sit back and relax on the main deck or ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $27.97
Lucerne City Tour, Zurich, Day Cruises
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Lucerne City Tour

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Get the best of both worlds on this full day trip to central Switzerland and Lucerne's old town. After a brief guided city tour, the rest of the day is yours ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.12
Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise, Zurich, Day Trips
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Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

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Spend a day in the pretty city of Lucerne on a day trip from Zurich, enjoying a short city tour, Lake Lucerne cruise and plenty of free time. After traveling ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.09
Lake Lucerne Indian-Themed Dinner Cruise, Lucerne, Day Trips
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Lake Lucerne Indian-Themed Dinner Cruise

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Explore one of Switzerland’s most beautiful lakes by boat and enjoy fine food on board during this 1.5-hour Indian-themed dinner cruise on Lake Lucerne. Cruise ...  Read more

Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $67.33
Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich, Zurich, Dinner Cruises
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Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

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Board a comprehensive full day tour from Zurich and visit Mt. Rigi, Queen of the Swiss Mountains at 6,000 feet (1,800 meters). Your partly guided coach tour ...  Read more

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $136.74

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