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Lucerne Day Trips from Zurich

Lucerne Day Trips from Zurich

Nestled on the banks of Lake Lucerne and encircled by Alpine peaks, Lucerne is an ideal day trip from Zurich. From relaxing cruises to exciting cable-car rides, here are a few ways to make the most of your excursion into the Swiss Alps foothills.

Lucerne Sightseeing Tours

Whether you choose to take to the waters of Lake Lucerne on a sightseeing cruise or take a ride on a Mt. Rigi cable car, there are a number of ways to take in the scenery surrounding Lucerne. Travel through the Swiss countryside by cogwheel railway to the lakeside village of Vitznau, or discover baroque architecture in the historic town of Engelberg.

Combo Tours

Combination tours from Zurich allow travelers to see the city and also head out into its surrounding landscapes with ease. Ascend to the summit of Mt. Stanserhorn via open-air gondola, ride a traditional funicular railway car in Stans, and explore Lucerne’s historic Old Town, home to top attractions such as the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument.

Things to Know

  • Lucerne lies 32 miles (53 kilometers) south of Zurich, about 50 minutes away by road.

  • Lucerne’s weather can be unpredictable, so don’t forget to bring warm and weatherproof layers.

  • Tours from Zurich to Lucerne typically last nine to 10 hours.

  • Many Lucerne day tours from Zurich include roundtrip transportation, plus tickets to sightseeing cruises or cable-car rides where applicable.

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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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Experience an Alpine adventure on an exhilarating full-day tour of Lucerne and Mount Rigi from Zurich. Enjoy an abundance of leisurely free time to explore charismatic cities and dramatic mountain scenery; see the historical highlights of Lucerne; ride an aerial cable car up the steep mountainside to absorb sweeping Alpine vistas; and take a tranquil cruise over the surface of Lake Lucerne. Climb aboard a cogwheel train to a vertiginous mountain vantage point and relish the convenience of round-trip transportation from Central Zurich.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

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Discover the mountainous majesty of Lucerne and Engelberg on a full-day trip from Zurich. Pass the picturesque Swiss Alps and Lake Zurich as you travel by luxury coach, and then arrive in Lucerne, a charming Swiss town famed for impressive monuments like Chapel Bridge and the Town Hall. Head next to the renowned mountain resort of Engelberg to explore the enticing area independently; visit a Swiss cheese factory; see a magnificent Baroque monastery; or invigorate with a rewarding hike on one of the verdant valley trails. Enjoy illuminating commentary from an expert guide on this enchanting excursion.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Tour: Mt Titlis and Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich

Private Tour: Mt Titlis and Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich

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Immerse yourself in the spectacular Alpine environment of Mt. Titlis on a private full-day tour from Zurich. Ascend to the lofty summit of the natural landmark during an aerial cable car ride and then get up close to icy glaciers on the exhilarating Ice Flyer chairlift. Summon your courage to cross Europe’s highest suspension bridge and then enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Lucerne, a picturesque city surrounded by a mountainous perimeter. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this private tour, the itinerary of which can be tailored to suit your interests.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$876.20
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Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride

Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride

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Ascend to the dizzying summit of Mt. Stanserhorn on a full-day coach tour of the Swiss Alps from Zurich. Travel through stunning Swiss countryside to the picturesque city of Lucerne. Take a traditional funicular railway car in Stans and summon your courage for an open-air gondola ride to the highest point of Mt. Stanserhorn. Absorb incredible Alpine panoramas and opt to enjoy a unique dining experience in a rotating restaurant (own expense).
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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