Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

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From $99.62

34 reviews   (3.88)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Zurich, Zurich

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Spend a day in the pretty city of Lucerne on a day trip from Zurich, enjoying a short introduction of the city, Lake Lucerne cruise and plenty of free time. After traveling south through the Albis Pass mountain range, learn all about Lucerne on a short introduction of the city while driving into the city. Then, spend roughly six hours at leisure, seeing the city as you please. The day trip includes a ticket for a cruise on Lake Lucerne, so hop aboard to enjoy the lakeside scenery and onboard commentary.

What's Included

1-hour yacht cruise cruise with audio commentary (audio guide app to be installed on own device)

Carbon offset through myclimate

Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description

Transportation by air-conditioned coach

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Audio guides during the yacht cruise available in: English / French / German / Italian / Spanish / Russian / Arabic / Hindi / Japanese / Chinese / Korean
  • Please note that some shops in Lucerne are closed on Sundays.
  • Service animals allowed
  • The tour is accompanied from Zurich to Lucerne and from Lucerne to Zurich. For the individual stay in Lucerne and the yacht cruise, tickets and a written itinerary are provided.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Start your day with a pickup from Sihlquai Bus Station in the center of Zurich. Enjoy the coach ride through gorgeous Swiss countryside, over the Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake Lucerne to Lucerne.

• Admission Ticket Free

Lake Lucerne
Take in the views during a short photo stop en route at either Lake Lucerne or at the Lion Monument.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Town Lucerne
Enjoy a brief orientation drive, where your guide points out the main attractions of this charming town like the famous Chapel Bridge, the Town Hall, the picturesque Jesuit Church or the impressive Concert and Congress Hall. Explore this unique city on your own during the following six hours of leisure time.

5 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Mt Pilatus
Pat_H, 05-07-2022
We went to Lucerne and enjoyed it but decided to pay more money and continue on the bus to Mt Pilatus. We are so glad we did. It was a wonderful experience. We were in Europe 16 days and Mt. Pilatus and Paris were the highlights of our trip.
Great Tour
ROBERT_S, 22-10-2019
wonderful full day excursion . Guide one of best we have ever had, knowledgeable and interacted with group in so many wonderful ways
Lake Lucerne
Z7491YMgordonm, 07-08-2019
Lucerne is well worth the visit, nice town with history and architecture. A side trip to the Transportation Museum for a few hours was interesting.
Beautiful and educational!
Heena L, 02-11-2018
Having a weekend to yourself in Zurich is priceless! After a lot of research and reading of other reviews, I decided to book the day trip from Zurich to Lucerne. The bus ride from Zurich to Lucerne was gorgeous. The tour guide - Meenu - spoke in English and Spanish teaching us about the hidden aspects of Switzerland during the bus ride and i was personally sad to hear her stop at the end of bus tour. After taking us to the lion monument and helping us click pictures, we were left to our own devices for 6 hours. Armed with a list of key places to visit, I was quite happy to roam around on my own. The cruise on the lake is a must! The on-board commentary helped to better understand the history and each view was worth a thousand pictures. The weather - cold and rainy - put a bit on a damper on the day but I honestly cannot say I would have preferred to stay indoors and miss this day in Lucerne. There was something for everyone - the transport museum for a family that wanted to be indoors with their 6 year old or pure roaming around for those who were more experimental. Organized and efficient tour... would surely recommend this one and looking forward to my next one already!
ranyellla, 04-06-2019
The tour around the lake is a beautiful one hour. Highly recommended in good weather. You get to see the beautiful villas around. And some small boats will be all around.

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