Lucerne City Tour From Zurich

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.


Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Day trip (destination A to B)

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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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.


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



Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pick-up and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking

There is no Folklore Show during the winter season

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  • 24-Feb-2020

    Lucerne is such a picturesque town and an absolute must see. People were friendly and the sights were magnificent. I especially liked the bridges with their rich history and paintings.

  • 27-Jan-2020

    The trip to Lucerne was comfortable in a very new coach. The city itself is well worth seeing. So many magnificent historic buildings. A beautiful river and lake. Great shops and restaurant. The only down side was the guide who gave us minimal information about the area we were travelling through. He only spoke - repetitively about meeting times and places to meet. I completely understand this - you don’t want to lose anyone - but he did go on and on rather! Could he have forgiven him if he had given us some local history or local colour

  • 07-Nov-2019

    I did the Lucerne "city tour" without the Mount Pilatus component because I had just done a Matterhorn trip the previous day and had had enough of mountain trips for a while. The Old Town area is fun to wander around in. The "Tour" isn't really a tour--the bus drops you off with a paper map that points out possible places to visit. As I am reasonably fit, I hiked up to the steep Musegg Fortification Wall. It was a great place to take photos of Lucerne, as well as see a few animals like buffaloes and jackdaws, which I normally don't encounter. Certain areas have electrified wire, so don't back up into these areas when walking backwards to get a landscape shot. For those people who continued up to Mount Pilatus, probably all they had time to see while in Lucerne itself was the Lion Monument, and the Chapel Bridge. As I had 6 hours, I did these plus the Jesuit Church, Rosengart Collection, and Transport House, as well as eat venison sausages and rosti at a fine Swiss Restaurant (Café Le Ville--since the bragged-about Pfister Restaurant was closed)--sort of as a "culture enrichment" day. As long as one is good with a map, you'll find these places. If you use your cell phone to find places-- as you will see dozens of people robotically do with eyes glued to their cellphones- get an international plan, because otherwise you would have to pay heavily if you don't have such a plan. The ride to Lucerne provided many chances to see the unique designs of farm houses in what you pass, so you do see more than if you were taking a train, say from Zurich (which was my base) to Lucerne. If I were to do this trip again, however, I would add Mt. Pilatus. as there aren't enough things that fascinate me for 6 hours in just this one city.

  • 20-Sep-2019

    Loved Lucerne was a pleasure to walk around and boat cruise was awesome

    The only negative would be we thought 6 hours a bit long before bus picked us up again

  • 12-Jul-2018

    It was a nice comfortable drive from Zurich with guide/driver. He gave us a lot information about Switzeland during the ride. We have about 5 hours to explore Lucerne on our own. Nice small town with a lot of sightseeing.

  • 09-Jul-2018

    Bus guide had to speak in two languages so spoke nonstop. Once in Lucerne too many people in tour group all herded into Harry’s watches. No one could hear. Bus guide explained where to meet in one language only. We left the city tour after 10 minutes as a few people were dominating the guide who was focused on getting one person to a restaurant. Again in two languages. (If have more than one language you should have two tour groups) at the end of a long day the bus was extremely late arriving. Would never recommend this tour

  • 06-Jun-2018

    Excellent tour. Be prepare to walk. We did the walk on the back wall and it was pretty good. You must be fit since there is lots of stairs.

  • 11-Apr-2018

    This was a wonderful day with plenty of time to explore Lucerne . The town is picture postcard material with lovely restaurants medieval history and the beautiful lake
    I would not recommend this tour on a Sunday as the shops are closed and there is 6 hours to fill in without shopping but apart from that highly recommend this tour

  • 24-Feb-2018

    We love Lucerne. small town but nice to walk around

  • 15-Jan-2018

    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.

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