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Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Basel

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Basel, Switzerland
Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Basel

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icon7 to 9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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.
  • Gain an overview of Lucerne in just one day
  • Relax with round-trip transfer from Basel via train included
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide
  • See the Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, and more
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transportation environmentally friendly and climate neutral by train
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Centralbahnstrasse 10 , Centralbahnstrasse 10, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

Basel SBB train station, your tourguide awaits you in the departure hall: in front of the ticket office and the official meeting point.

8:45 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "I would recommend this tour if you want to see Luzern." See review

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, Jul 2022
Great guide Ollie was very informative Met us at the train station and was with us all the way Small group perfect size Boat ride
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for the review and already forwarded to the tourguide. Kind regards
Initial problem, but immediately corrected with an even better tour!
, Apr 2022
Excellent tour, but minor problems. Our original date was April 20 and we had to change to the 6th. (Cancel 20th). However, when we showed at the train station we were informed our tour was cancelled. The tour operator told us to board and he would send to tickets by wi-fi. It worked and we met up with another couple who only wanted Mt Titulus. So we adapted and gave up the Lake Lucerne boat tour. Our guide was excellent and we got to see all our main points. Highly recommend the Mt Titulus trip. Absolutely gorgeous! The trip started badly with the "cancellation", but the tour operator fixed everything while enroute. Great initiative and follow through!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Terry Meanwhile we figured out problems from Viator when customer changes the travel date and we get not notified. However, it was a "non standard"-solution for you, but we tried to lead you by phone to Lucerne, what really worked well. Glad you had seen even more than expected on this tour and you are happy with our "unconventional" solution yesterday. Hope to see you again in Switzerland. Kind regards Mike
In Luzern with Oskar
, Sep 2021
We were so fortunate to have Oskar guide us from Basel to Luzern. He is so knowledgeable about the train trip (and points of interest along the way), and once in Luzern, he took us to amazing sights both well-known and out-of-the-way. He is a delightful guide. He even suggested a great restaurant for our return to Basel (Walliserkanne, which was great). Thank you, Oskar!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello Thank you for the feedback - already forwarded to the tourguide. Kind regards
Expensive and no history
Douglas K
, Dec 2019
The guide was a very nice gentleman but gave us very little history. Although there were only 6 people, unless you were standing next to the guide you really couldn't understand or hear. The boat tour was actually a hotel shuttle boat. No food or drink on the boat tour, basically across the lake to the hotel landing and back. Much too expensive for the services.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Good afternoon Thank you for sharing your feedback. I give you some background information: -this tour is not a historical tour and it's described as it it -there is one tourist boat, for the lake tour, crowded with guests, loud and where you get audio-guides on low batteries. That's why we decided to get on the lake on the Bürgenstock-Shuttle, as it runs frequently, is doing the same way as the tourist boat and is much more modern. -if you calculate, that you travelled on Swiss trains for 3 hours (and you don't have any reduction card) and you could sit on a scenic boat for one hour, you had a tourguide for 6 people - the price is really fair comparing to the price level in Switzerland. With this information and the hint, that you always get better prices direct on the tour operator instead of a re-seller, I hope the situation clear's up a little bit. Kind regards
Beautiful city despite the gloomy rain.
, Nov 2019
Very charming town that we sure would have explored even more wasn’t for the cold freezing rain. Will have to come back in summer time to enjoy the different amenities this town could offer.
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Nice trip for an extra day.
, Oct 2019
Interesting and pretty town. Boat ride was not much but we had bad weather with clouds so that did make a negatve difference. Guide was nice guy but spoke softly.
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City tour in Luzern
Sandra S
, Sep 2019
We had an excellent guide in Juli, not spelled correctly, but pronounced Yoolee. He took us to all of the historic sites and on a ship ride on the lake that was spectacular! The scenery on the ferry ride was what we loved the most! But he let us decide when to stop for a break or shopping and really let the tour be ours. Fantastic guide! Our guide, Anna, got us from Basel to Luzern and she didn't have much to say, but made sure we got to Juli so that was good. She kept forgetting and slipping back in German which we could not understand, but she did get us safely to Luzern. I would recommend this tour if you want to see Luzern.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hi Sandra Thank you for your review. The correct name is Ueli, one of this tongue-breaking names in Switzerland :-) I'll forward the feedback to him. Kind regards Mike /

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