Lucerne City Tour - Zurich

Per Person
Instant ConfirmationLowest Price Guaranteed

Tour Information

Tour Details


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 for self exploration. Alternatively, you can upgrade and include a sightseeing cruise on Lake Lucerne.


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Sit back and enjoy a scenic coach ride over the Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake Lucerne. Upon arrival, a short city tour will introduce you to Lucerne's main highlights including the Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge and the new Concert and Congress Hall.

Afterwards the rest of the day (approximately 6 hours) is yours to explore. Wander through the streets, over bridges and into Lucerne's museums at your leisure.

Some optional activities you may wish to consider at your own expense:

  • Ride the new City Train (April to October)
  • Swiss lunch with Folklore Show (reservations necessary)
  • Transport Museum
  • Picasso Museum

Regardless of how you choose to spend your day, Lucerne is bound to reveal the romantic and inspire the photographer in you, so don't forget your camera - the opportunities are endless! Note, no Folklore Show during the Winter.

Inclusions for Lucerne City Tour

  • Panorama drive to Lucerne with photo stop en route ( at Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument)
  • Transportation by coach
  • Short City Tour of Lucerne
  • English and German speaking guide to and from Lucerne

Exclusions for Lucerne City Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking

There is no Folklore Show during the winter season

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Write A Review

See All 97 Traveler reviews

  • We love Lucerne. small town but nice to walk around

  • Great day trip out of Zurich. Plenty of time for looking around, sightseeing, taking in the sights and shopping too. Enjoyed the visit to Lucerne and look forward to a return visit. The meeting spot for the return journey is convenient and easy to find near the train station. I recommend the day trip for those looking for opportunities to explore Switzerland.

  • Took this tour in December. Our guide Jorge gave commentary along the way in Spanish and English. Good story and he pointed out interesting spots as well as history. The first stop at the Lion Monument was very brief, but adequate. We were then dropped off at their offices in old town, which turns out are a series of watch and souvenir shops owned by a single company. There you can use the bathrooms without paying a fee. Then we were turned loose for 6 hours on our own. This is both good and bad - if you like a lot of time you can take short 1 hour or long 3 hour cruises on the lake and wander around, or you can get bored. We elected to head back to Zurich on own own by train rather than wait for the bus because the latter was our case, even after taking a one hour lake cruise. Check your vouchers because we had prepaid for the lake cruise but were not given the tickets at the starting point in Zurich which we should have, so Jorge needed to call back and then issue us tickets on location. If you go in December as we did and are looking for Christmas markets, don't settle for the little one in the train station. There is a much larger and more traditional market in the Franziskanerplatz just a few blocks away from the station. All in all a pleasant trip, but we found six hours to wander Lucerne on our own was too long.

  • What an absolute beauty this city is! It is a must see! Our guide was very knowledgeable and took great care of the group. We enjoyed having the day to explore and shop on our own as well. This tour is a nice mix of free time and a tour which educates you on the city.

  • Great day tour to Lucerne, You were left to explore Lucerne on your own and at your own pace, which was nice.

  • great trip beautiful must do if you are great experience.

  • Lucerne was beautiful but there was no tour, they just left us on our own for the day.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • The Lucerne City Tour is really good. I guess it depends on numbers, but our tour included two other tours, to Rigi and Mt Pilatus. Our tour guide Denise was knowledgeable and a Lucerne resident, so had special insights to share. Her day was made more difficult trying to manage the various groups and keep people on time.

    We had the one hour lake cruise on the boat which was a pleasant interlude that could be taken at various times during the six hours of free time in Lucerne. Lucerne is a really pretty city and very clean. I would definitely recommend the tour to others.

  • We were disappointed that at the end of the Lucerne City Tour, we had to wait for an hour before our tour guide would appear again. She did not actually give the reason why she had been late but simply mentioned it was due to the traffic jam. Even if she could not come in time, the same tour bus should have arrived at the targeted place where we were all waiting. Not until the lady tour guide had come to the waiting spot, she started to call and find out where was our tour bus. Unfortunately, there were 2 parties in the same tour bus had to rush back to Zurich for taking a flight.

  • See All 97 Reviews

More Information