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Lucerne Old Town Tours and Activities

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Set on the left bank of the River Reuss, the Lucerne Old Town is encircled by medieval walls and watchtowers and connected to the right bank by two covered wooden bridges: Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) and Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrücke). The narrow streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site are lined with half-timbered houses and 15th-century buildings.

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Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience

Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.98
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$113.98
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Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour from Zurich
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Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour from Zurich

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Experience Mount Titlis’ dramatic summit on a full-day excursion from Zurich. First, explore Old Town Lucerne on a short orientation drive through the city and then explore independently. Travel to Engelberg, a resort cradled by the Swiss Alps, and ascend to the summit of Mount Titlis for breathtaking Alpine vistas. Take a chairlift to get up close to frozen crevices, and cross Europe’s highest suspension bridge. During winter, upgrade to include a skiing option.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.93
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The heart of Lucerne

The heart of Lucerne

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Personal tour guide Custom tailor made tours Unique experience in Lucerne Experience Lucerne from another side
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  • 1 hour
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$72.23
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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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Immerse yourself in the mountainous majesty of Mount Pilatus on a full-day excursion from Zurich. Ascend to vertiginous vantage points on a gondola, aerial cable car and enjoy sweeping vistas of the dramatic Alps mountain range. Embark on a moderate hike down the verdant Dragon’s Path and the world’s steepest cogwheel railway before taking a short cruise on Lake Lucerne. Relish the convenience of round-trip transportation from Zurich on this enriching full-day tour.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.53
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$175.53

Official Guided City Tour of Lucerne

Official Guided City Tour of Lucerne

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Lucerne boasts many cultural and historical landmarks, but discovering its highlights can be difficult on a self-led tour. Explore sights such as the Musegg Wall, the Chapel Bridge and the Jesuit Church on the Official Guided City Tour, and gain intimate insight into the city’s history and culture as you stroll the streets, squares, and alleys with your local guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.23
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Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

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Whether you’re short on time or simply wish to view the snowy Swiss Alps from the water, this 60-minute yacht cruise on Lake Lucerne is your ticket. Relax on the main or upper deck of the spacious 161-foot (49-meter) vessel while you listen to commentary about the majestic sights via your audio headset. With an expert captain at the helm, you’ll motor past forested hillsides and verdant meadows nestled against looming mountain peaks. Purchase drinks and snacks from the onboard bar, and select from multiple departure times.
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  • 1 hour
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$30.00
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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

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Spend an afternoon in the Swiss Alps during this seasonal trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. Your 5.5-hour round-trip journey includes a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg terminus plus an ascent by aerial cableway to the peak of Mt Pilatus. After free time at the summit, take the world's steepest cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad, where you’ll board a boat for a 1-hour scenic cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. Enjoy commentary from your guide and coach transport from Lucerne.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour from Kriens or Alpnachstad

Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour from Kriens or Alpnachstad

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Ascend Mt. Pilatus in an alpine gondola during this trip from Lucerne. Board at the valley station in Kriens, marvel at the panoramic views over the pre-alpine landscape to Fräkmüntegg. Transfer to the 'Dragon Ride' aerial cableway for another short ride, ending up at 7,000 feet (2,132 meters) above sea level for epic views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps. Descend via the world's steepest cogwheel railway, passing lush meadows, mountain streams and sheer rock faces on the way to your destination at Alpnachstad.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.54
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Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and Lake Lucerne Cruise from Lucerne

Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and Lake Lucerne Cruise from Lucerne

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Visit Lake Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus on a half-day tour by boat, cogwheel railway, and gondola. After a cruise around the lake, ride up the steepest—and most scenic—cogwheel railway lines in Europe. Stop at the peak of Mt. Pilatus where alpine vistas await. Your tour finishes outside Lucerne, but it’s a short and easy journey back to the city via public bus.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.13
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Mount Titlis Eternal Snow Half-Day Trip from Lucerne

Mount Titlis Eternal Snow Half-Day Trip from Lucerne

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Ride an aerial cableway from the Alpine village of Engelberg to the summit of Mt Titlis on this afternoon tour from Lucerne. Then squeeze in as many snow-themed attractions as you can during approximately two hours of free time at the top. Your guided day trip includes snow tubing at Titlis Glacier Park plus admission to the Glacier Cave, Ice Flyer chairlift, Titlis Rotair gondola and Cliff Walk — Europe’s highest suspension bridge. What are you waiting for?
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$156.14
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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne

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Travel to Jungfraujoch — Europe's highest railway station at a dizzying height of 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) — on this full day trip from Lucerne. A scenic coach drive via the Bernese Oberland delivers you to Lauterbrunnen for a cogwheel train ride. You’ll wind through the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass below the foot of the Eiger North Face. At the Top of Europe, explore the glaciated Ice Palace and enjoy World Heritage–listed views of the soaring Swiss Alps and Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx Observatory.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Independent Rigi Tour from Lucerne With Cruise

Independent Rigi Tour from Lucerne With Cruise

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Take your Swiss Alps adventure to new heights on this independent day trip to Mt Rigi. Explore this breathtaking destination at your own pace, starting with a boat cruise from Lucerne. Use your pre-booked tickets and provided timetables to plan the cogwheel train and aerial cable car portions of your tour. You’ll take the railway up Rigi Kulm for two or five hours of free time at the summit, depending on which option you select. Then enjoy more postcard-worthy views en route to Weggis before the return boat ride to Lucerne.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.35
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Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

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Discover the picturesque beauty of Lucerne on a full-day trip from Zurich. Cruise the shimmering surface of Lake Lucerne during a tranquil boat ride; absorb gorgeous panoramas of the Albis Pass mountain range; enjoy a brief orientation drive through Lucerne during which your guide points out its main sights before exploring the historically rich city independently during some leisurely free time. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Zurich on this magical excursion.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Mt. Titlis Snow Experience Day from Zurich

Mt. Titlis Snow Experience Day from Zurich

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Swap the streets of Zurich for the snowy peaks of Mt. Titlis with this day-long trip out of the city. After starting with a tour of Lucerne and a photo stop at Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument, you'll continue to Engelberg to travel up the mountain by gondola. Then, at the Trübsee middle station, your time is your own to kick back in the snow. Test your nerves on the snow tubing run, or try skiing; rental of the basic equipment and supervision is included. Later, you'll ride the Rotair revolving cable car to soak up alpine views from the summit.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Chocolate Tasting with Lake Trip and City Tour: The Ultimate Lucerne Experience

Chocolate Tasting with Lake Trip and City Tour: The Ultimate Lucerne Experience

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This comprehensive 4-hour tour set against the backdrop of Lucerne Castle and the Swiss Alps allows you to cover the city by boat and foot, while tasting some of the best chocolate in the world. Shutterbugs will love the boat tour, which takes you past the famous Chapel Bridge and Lucerne’s distinct buildings. If a taste of chocolate isn’t enough, you have the option to extend tour and add on a chocolate-making workshop.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$340.80
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City tour plus Lucerne

City tour plus Lucerne

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Guided private city tour with the most important Lucerne sights. In addition, the non-tourist areas of the city are shown exclusively with local guides.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

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Discover Alpine views from peak, lake, and sky on this Golden Round-Trip tour of Pilatus. Begin with a cruise across Lake Lucerne, then transfer to Europe’s highest cogwheel railway to reach the mountain’s summit, before returning to earth via panoramic gondola. Benefit from your local guide’s insider tips and avoid hidden costs with admission fees and transfers included in the price.
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  • 7 hours
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$305.60
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Mount Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Photo Tour

Mount Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Photo Tour

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The lakeside city of Lucerne and mighty Mt. Pilatus are a photographer’s dream destinations, but knowing where to find the best vantage spots takes local knowledge. On this tour, travel from the peak of Mt. Pilatus to historic Lucerne, and capture beautiful images along the way—with helpful tips from your guide. With all cable-car tickets included, explore with ease and frame the best of the Swiss Alps’ scenery in your photography.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$877.92
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Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Basel

Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Basel

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Gain a comprehensive overview of one of Switzerland’s must-see cities one this full-day tour to Lucerne from Basel. Start off on a walking tour of the old town, taking in sights such as the Chapel Bridge and city walls, and learn more about its history from your local guide. Afterwards, unwind on a Lake Lucerne boat cruise, soaking up Alpine panoramas before heading back to Basel on your included train ticket.
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  • 7 hours
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$327.83
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Best of Lucerne Walking Photography Tour

Best of Lucerne Walking Photography Tour

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Surrounded by soaring peaks and shimmering lakes, pretty Lucerne is a photographer’s dream destination—but knowing the best spots for the finest photographs requires local knowledge. On this small-group tour, limited to 10 people, explore the streets and landmarks of Lucerne as your photographer guide helps you capture the city on camera. Along the way, snap top attractions including the medieval Chapel Bridge and the 14th century Museggmauer city walls.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Total Swiss Experience

Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Total Swiss Experience

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Surrounded by soaring Alpine peaks and the shimmering waters of Lake Lucerne, beautiful Lucerne is widely considered the jewel in Switzerland’s crown. On this tour, explore the city and Lake Lucerne on foot and by sightseeing boat, with your photographer guide on hand to capture your day’s adventures on camera. Pose for photos at top attractions including the Chapel Bridge, and ensure your whole group features in your holiday snaps.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$221.15
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Lucerne by Night Photo Tour

Lucerne by Night Photo Tour

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Capture the beauty of Lucerne in the evening during this 2.5-hour private photo tour. Discover landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge, the Water Tower, and Old Town Lucerne and learn to master the basic techniques of night photography with your guide. This tour is a great opportunity to discover the picturesque lakeside village of Lucerne and capture beautiful memories of your trip to enjoy for years to come.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$322.27
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Mt Stanserhorn & Lucerne city day Photography Tour

Mt Stanserhorn & Lucerne city day Photography Tour

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Capture your mountain adventure on camera with this photo tour of Mt. Stanserhorn from Lucerne. You’ll ride to the mountain summit by train, wooden funicular, and the world’s first open-top Cabrio cable car, hearing photo tips for outdoor compositions as you go. All transport is prebooked, and you have the option to include extras such as a walking tour of Lucerne or a mountain photo shoot with snaps taken by a professional.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$611.21
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Lucerne & Wine Tasting Tour with Snacks included

Lucerne & Wine Tasting Tour with Snacks included

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Want to experience Lucerne like a local? For art, architecture, natural wonders,culture, and culinary art Lucerne is one of the great treasure of Europe. Steeped in history and tradition, food and wine are the heart and soul of its culture. Your journey is as much about the sites and beautiful alpine landscapes as it is about experiencing the Swiss Wine and Cheese, providing a balance between fueling your spirit and feeding your soul. Join me in a walking tour discovering Lucerne highlights which includes: Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, Old city wall, Lucerne castle and wine tasting with snacks included in one of the best culinary places and Vinothek by the Reuss River in Lucerne. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lucerne Old Town can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lucerne Old Town costs USD 22.23. Guided Lucerne Old Town tours start around USD 22.23 per person.
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