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Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich

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Zürich, Switzerland

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icon9 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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.
  • Discover the picturesque town of Lucerne and visit main sites such as the Chapel Bridge
  • Visit the beautiful mountain resort of Engelberg, located under the north face of Mt Titlis
  • Stop at a traditional Swiss cheese factory and visit a Baroque-style monastery
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

As you journey between destinations, enjoy picture-perfect views of Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps.
Depart from a centrally located Zurich pickup point and relax during the wonderfully scenic drive to Lucerne via the Swiss Alps and Lake Lucerne. Get acquainted with the rich history of the region as you listen to captivating commentary from your guide on a short orientation tour of the city, and then disembark in the pretty city to enjoy some time at leisure on your own.

After admiring landmarks like Chapel Bridge, and the grand Town Hall, travel onwards to Engelberg and marvel at the dramatic mountain scenery as you approach the popular Swiss resort. On arrival, set out to explore the town independently, visiting attractions recommended by your knowledgeable guide.

Absorb the charming atmosphere of the village on a relaxed stroll; visit a traditional cheese factory housed in an ancient monastery and see an extensive collection of appetizing dairy products. Pleasure your palate with samples in the Bistro (own expense) and then visit the impressive Baroque-style monastery to delve into Engelberg’s religious history.

Opt to explore some of the village’s verdant hiking trails before returning to your vehicle at a prearranged time. Relax during the journey back to central Zurich, where the tour concludes.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Best of Switzerland Tours AG
On this day trip to Lucerne and Engelberg, travel from Zurich by comfortable coach through the scenic Swiss Alps via Albis Pass and along the shores of the Lake Lucerne.
Stop At:  
Lucerne
During your drive into Lucerne, the guide will tell you some historical anecdotes about this Swiss town and will point out the main sites such as the Chapel Bridge, Town Hall and the new Concert and Congress Hall . Afterwards you have approximately 50 - 60 minutes time to explore Lucerne by yourself.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chapel Bridge
Have a look at the old Chapel Bridge
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Engelberg
Continue on a breathtaking journey up to the mountain resort town of Engelberg. A typical Swiss alpine town in the canton of Obwalden, Engelberg is located in the sunny basin under the north face of Mt Titlis and is one of Switzerland’s leading mountain resorts. Visitors flock here in both summer and winter to take advantage of its natural features and sporting opportunities and to watch the ski jumping world cup at Gross-Titlis-Schanze. This part of the trip will be unguided but feel free to explore at your leisure. Stroll around the village on your own and take the opportunity to tour a traditional Swiss cheese factory located in a monastery. Here, see an impressive collection of regional cheeses and other milk products. Enjoy doing some shopping or trying one of the traditional cheese specialties in the Bistro (own expense). Visit the imposing Baroque-style monastery and learn about how Engelberg was originally founded by the Benedictine monks. Alternatively, take one of the many local hiking trails and explore the valley on foot while enjoying the peace and tranquility of this part of the Swiss Alps.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Best of Switzerland Tours AG
At the end of the day, meet your guide at the arranged time and board your coach for the journey back to Zurich.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Day Trip to Lucerne and Engelberg from Zurich?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

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Should've listened to other reviews
JosephB3654
, Dec 2019
Drive to Lucerne was beautiful, but only got one hour to spend in Lucerne. What they don't tell you is there are two groups on the bus, one goes to Mt. Titlis and the people who book this Engelberg only tour are dropped off in town for hours with no guide or anything to do. Walked several laps around town, stores and restaurants were closed. Both the your guide before leaving the bus and the people in the visitors center said there isn't much to do. There's a monestary there that isn't open to the public until right before the bus picks you up. And the "cheese factory" is the size of an average fast food restaurant with just a TV showing how cheese is made. Could spend about 30 minutes in town and see it all. I ended up finding a cafe to have a croissant and a water. The rest I just walked lap after lap around the ghost town in the snow until the bus came. If you don't want to waste a day, either pay a lot more to go up Mt. Titlis or just book the all day Lucerne tour. This one was a waste of money.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Joseph, Thank you very much for rating your experience of our day tour to Lucerne and Engelberg. We are sorry to hear that our tour did not live up to your expectations and would like to go into the criticized points in more detail. It is correct that the bus had guests from different tours on board on your date of travel. The merging of groups allows us to offer not only tours to well-known destinations such as Mt. Titlis, but also to smaller but not less interesting places with lower guest numbers such as the destination of your choice. As officially stated in our programme, our tour is accompanied by a professional multilingual guide from Zurich via Lucerne to Engelberg and back to Zurich. In between, the guests discover the village on their own with the help of a comprehensive information booklet with upgrade options as well as recommendations of sights and activities. Engelberg is a typical Swiss alpine village with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. While it is not to be compared with a city, there are various activities available in the outdoor paradise: one can visit the baroque-style Benedictine monastery with its own cheese factory (live cheese making from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), hike one of the many trails (more than 500 km) in the beautiful surroundings or rent a bike an hit the trails. We hope that you were able to enjoy a wonderful stay in Switzerland and look forward to welcoming you back on our tours on your next trip to Zürich. Best regards, Best of Switzerland Tours
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Unacceptable trip
nataliasoehardjo
, Oct 2019
This trip is very very bad, viator leave us in Engelberg for 3,5 hours, there is no something interesting in Engelberg, 1 hour is more than enough, it would be better if you delete this tour
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Natalia, Thank you very much for having joined our tour to the alpine village of Engelberg and for having taken the time to submit your review. As officially stated in our programme, our tour is accompanied by a professional multilingual guide from Zurich via Lucerne to Engelberg and back to Zurich. In between, the guests discover the village on their own with the help of a comprehensive information booklet with upgrade options as well as recommendations of sights and activities. Engelberg is a typical Swiss alpine village with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. While it is not to be compared with a city, there are various activities available in the outdoor paradise: one can visit the baroque-style Benedictine monastery with its own cheese factory (live cheese making from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), hike one of the many trails (more than 500 km) in the beautiful surroundings or rent a bike an hit the trails. We are sorry to hear that the tour did not meet your expectations and hope that you were still able to enjoy a wonderful stay in Switzerland. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back on our tours on your next trip to Zürich. Best regards, Best of Switzerland Tours
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Very organized
cspobr
, Aug 2019
Very good , organized tour. Got to see a a few attractions in a limited amount of time. I would highly recommend it
star-5
wonderful trip I recommend nature lovers to join this trip , an extra bonus is lucerne on the way , was amazing . ,
Ahmad S
, Jun 2019
don't forget to go on your own taking the cable car BRUNNI-BAHNEN enjoying the breath taking views while tasting the local bear with a meal ,, was an excellent trip
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Compact Tour of Lucerne and Engelbert
Explore65007337809
, Apr 2019
Compact tour of Lucerne and Engelbert. Perfect for those who have limited time in Zurich.Guide Cathrin and Driver Feliciano were fantastic.
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Amazing
nicoleknudsen
, Oct 2018
Absolutely stunning views. A great getaway and well worthwhile! A great way to see the alps with an amazing drive up the mountain!
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This was by far the worst tour I took...
B R
, Sep 2018
This was by far the worst tour I took on this trip. Massive bus with almost 4 different tour groups, so you can imagine the amount of overlap and randomness in terms of what is covered. Our first stop was at Lucerne where we barely had ONE hour to cover a bustling combination of old and new city, with gorgeous bridges and eat! Obviously we couldn't cover much and rushed back for pick up. The first set of tour group remained at Lucerne for the rest of their tour This was for the full day at Lucerne tour. The rest of us headed off to the next dropoff at Stanserhorn. On our way to the next dropoff, Mt Titlis, the guide announced that the weather up the mountain was good and things were OK, since the state out of the window was not promising - rainy and foggy. We didn't hear anything for Engelberg. Next dropoff was almost all the guests except 3 of us, along with the driver. Along with just one map in hand, we got off the bus. The driver didn't speak much English and apart from the guide telling us about a cheese factory and monastery, there was no other information. It was a horrible weather with pouring rain. We headed to the nearest cheese factory, which turned to be a single glass display case in the middle of a store where one single lady was arranging cheese. The factory details were printed on a piece of paper in different languages - we were done in 10 minutes. The monastery was closed to the public and the tour wasn't available until 3 hours later. We also discovered it was an additional charge to tour and the tour was only available in German. Since we didn't understand German, we headed to the church and even that was closed. We walked into the village and voila, everything was closed. The stores, eating places, nothing was open. We spent 3 hours walking around in a closed town with NOTHING to do in a miserable weather. The only stores that were open were Co-op and Migros, which is where we managed to get some lunch. We were back in the bus, again waiting for all the different tour groups to be picked up along the way and had the worst experience of all. After the tour, we contacted the company and they refused to refund for the right proportion of the day that we wasted and charged us for a full day Lucerne tour, when we only got 1 measly hour to look around. The guide failed to give us options to decide. If we had known Engelberg was mostly closed, we could have chosen to remain at Lucerne or at least proceed to Mt Titlis. It was a real ripoff and colossal waste of time. But of course the tour company doesn't agree with that. I will definitely not recommend this for anyone.
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Trip to Engelberg is a complete waste - instead go to Mt. Titlis
neeravhanda
, Jul 2018
The trip to Engelberg alone should be canceled. People should instead take the Lucerne and Mt. Titlis trip OR just take Lucerne trip if they don't want to go up Mt. Titlis. There is nothing to do in Engelberg if you are not going up to Mt. Titlis. We were there on a Monday and it appeared like a ghost town. The is a very small monastery where you can spend 15-20 min and a church where you get spend another 15-20 minutes.
star-5
Great trip
irinadmunteanu
, Jul 2018
The trip was amazing, the guide was cheerful, energic and very prepared. We enjoyed very much this trip and we truly recommend it.
star-4
Beautiful scenic drive through the...
Nameeta K
, Mar 2018
Beautiful scenic drive through the Alps, tour was very informative.

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