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Lucerne City Tour from Zurich

Zürich, Switzerland

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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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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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Discover Lucerne and its charming Old Town on a full-day tour from Zurich. With a guide, embark on a short sightseeing tour of Lucerne and then spend some free time exploring independently. Admire popular attractions like Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument, and browse the artistic exhibits within the Picasso Museum.
  • Full-day city tour of Lucerne from Zurich
  • Zurich day trip includes a drive over Albis Pass
  • See Lucerne's top attractions like the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
  • Free time to explore on your own; visit the Picasso Museum or take a boat ride
Depart from a centrally-located pickup point in Zurich and relax during the scenic journey to Lucerne by air-conditioned minivan. Get acquainted with the city’s rich history on a short sightseeing tour and visit monuments like Chapel Bridge and the new Concert and Congress Hall. See, too, the Lion Monument before exploring the rest of the day independently.

Receive recommendations from your guide and customize your itinerary according to your interests. Stroll through the streets of Lucerne’s Old Town and check out museums like the Picasso and Transport Museum to discover more of Lucerne’s culture and history.

In summer, ride the new City Train for an alternative perspective of Lucerne, and make reservations at a Folklore Show to enjoy a traditional Swiss lunch. After thorough exploration, reconvene with your group and guide and relax during the journey back to Zurich, where the tour concludes.
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Meet the guide at the Sihlquai Coach Terminal, Limmatstrasse 4, Zürch. 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.
Stop At:  
Lucerne Station
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!
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Lucerne Station
Meet the guide again in the evening at Frankenstrasse 2 - 4, Lucerne for your drive back to Zürich.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lucerne City Tour from Zurich ?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Lucerne City Tour from Zurich ?
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 Lucerne City Tour from Zurich .
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lucerne City Tour from Zurich ?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Lucerne City Tour from Zurich .
What is the maximum group size during Lucerne City Tour from Zurich ?
This activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers.

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, 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.
Beautiful city to visit
, 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
Loved Lucerne
, Dec 2019
I enjoyed the tour and we had plenty of free time in Lucerne to enjoy the city. The itinerary said that we would have a brief tour of the city and we did not. This was a disappointment.
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, 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.
, 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
Seth G
, Aug 2019
Wonderful day trip. The bus ride is great and comfortable. Our guide, Antje was PHENOMINAL!! We have 6 hours free in Lucerne before heading back to Zurich. Well worth the money and time, but bring more money, cause shopping is endless and expensive in Switzerland!
Lucerne City
, 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.
, Jun 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
Excellent tour. Be prepare to walk...
Dagmara G
, 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.
This was a wonderful day with plenty...
Kerry F
, 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

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