Small-Group Swiss Alps Day Trip From Lucerne

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  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, 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.

Overview

Embark on a summertime adventure of gorges and glaciers on this full-day guided tour to the Swiss Alps from Lucerne. Venture over several mountain passes by comfortable minivan, look down at the dizzying depths of the Aare Gorge, see the mesmerizing ice tunnels of the Rhone Glacier and explore the wild landscapes of the Bernese Oberland! Enjoy the sights of the Swiss Alps on a small-group day trip limited to 16 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

Depart central Lucerne in the morning and sit back and relax as your minivan ventures over the 3,307-foot (1,008-meter) Brnig Pass to the Bernese Oberland. Your first stop will be at the breathtaking Aare Gorge. Over thousands of years, the River Aare has worked its way through the limestone cliffs and formed this stunning gorge. Walk for about 40 minutes along a secure footbridge high above the thundering waters of River Aare through the gorge.

Then, stop for a short lunch break (own expense) before ascending through the wild landscapes of the Bernese Oberland to Grimsel Pass. From here, reach the vast Rhone Glacier. For about one hour, explore the long, blue ice tunnel which leads into the Ice Room, carved deep into the glacier. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Enjoy spectacular views over St Gotthard Massif on your journey over Furka Pass to the mountain village of Andermatt. From here, reach Schollenen Gorge, home to the legendary Devils Bridge. According to a local myth, building the bridge was so difficult that the devil himself agreed to build it under the condition that hed receive the soul of the first traveler to pass over the bridge!

After your Swiss Alps adventure, enjoy a relaxing and scenic drive back to Lucerne in the evening.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entry/Admission - Aare Gorge

Entry/Admission - Rhone Glacier

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended for Aare Gorge and Rhone Glacier

Infants aged 0-5 years are free of charge but need to be registered on your booking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 18-Sep-2017

    Pick up was efficient and the minicoach very comfortable. The tour was great for taking us over some of the spectacular high Alpine passes just before they closed for the winter. Our driver/guide, Beat, kept us entertained with facts and stories and made sure we knew what was happening. He was an extremely competent and safe driver.
    As a solo traveller with some limited mobility I found the tour was really well organised with plenty of time at each stop. Be aware that there is a descent to the Rhone Glacier so you will need to climb back up the glacier slope. It is fine if you take it easy and/or have walking poles. No problems at the Aare Gorge - it is very easy to navigate.

    Take some warm clothes and a raincoat and see the high Alps in comfort.


    Loved being in the first snowfalls of the season

  • 30-Aug-2017

    Fabulous tour. Karyn was awesome tour guide. Loved being able to walk into the glacier

  • 19-Aug-2017

    Wow! This was one of the best tours I have ever been on!!! Just going to the gorge would have been worth the whole trip! The sheer rocks, the incredible flowing river and amazing sights were so captivating!!! The man driving the van was delightful with lots of historical facts and information about all we saw. The drive up the Alps was breathtakingly beautiful! We saw lots of gorgeous rivers, lakes and dams in a particular area and the cloud formations were second-to-none! The trip up to the ice cave in the glacier was well worth the hike! Walking inside the brilliant blue ice was a whole new sensation of beauty! When we left the cave, we stopped at a pastry Cafe next to the highway where most of the group bought some inexpensive and very yummy treats! If I had not taken this excursion, I know my trip to Switzerland would have been incredibly incomplete!!!
    James R. Sacramento, CA

  • 10-Aug-2017

    We traveled in a small van to Aare Gorge via the Bruning Pass, a beautiful winding road. The driver was very knowledgeable and excellent driver. We walked along the gorge via a suspended foot bridge foe 45 minutes to arrive at the end at a eating place for lunch.

    We than traveled to the Gorge Pass at 7000 feet to the Rhone Glacier where we walked inside the glacier. On the way home we stopped at Devils Bridge at a small bakery for a treat. Returning through the 7000 ft. pass we were treated to a double rainbow just off to our right side. My Diary says Another great day.

  • 25-Sep-2016

    This was one of the highlights of my week in Switzerland. They gave the tour even though only 4 people booked it, and 4 was a great number! We had plenty of room in the nice, clean van provided. The tour guide was exceedingly friendly and full of good information. She stopped at scenic overlooks to give us time to take pictures, which was thoughtful. We had an appropriate amount of time at each stop, and I didn't feel rushed. The Aare Gorge and the Rhone Glacier were beautiful, and I don't know if we would have gotten to see the glacier without booking this tour I would not want to rent a car and drive in the mountains myself. Very much worth the money! It was a great way to spend a day in Switzerland.

  • 15-Sep-2016

    This tour is a must when travelling to Switzerland. You will have the chance to explore Swiss Alps and you will be amazed by the most beautiful scenery ever. Aare Gorge was amazing. The tour guide Brigitte Reis was very professional. She did more than expected. She stopped in great locations where you will see amazing views. Definitely recommended

  • 13-Aug-2016

    This tour wasn't definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Switzerland. The walk through the Aare Gorge was breathtaking and definitely an experience we will never forget. Then the trip just got better as we arrived at the Rhone Glacier. Having time to walk down to the Glacier and see it up close is something I didn't expect. It was topped off that we were able to enter the glacier and walk right into it in the ice tunnel. The color of the glacier was vibrant blue.

  • 03-Aug-2016

    We are really glad that we had someone else driving over the Swiss Alp passes that we took. All the places that we stopped were highlights. I would recommend this trip to others.

  • 02-Jul-2016

    This was one of best excursions we have taken. Absolutely a must do. The ride through the Alps,
    going into the mountains past tree line, some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen.
    Loved the gorge, and the glacier tunnel. The driver was absolutely wonderful very informative. Loved everything about this excursion.

  • 09-Sep-2015

    We loved the idea of the small group. The tour was amazing. We drove up into the alps and saw some amazing views Our tour guide Gallus made the trip very interesting. Would highly recommend this trip if you really want to experience the alps.

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