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Lucerne: eTukTuk City Tour

1. Lucerne: eTukTuk City Tour

Explore Lucerne/Luzern's highlights on this trip around the city in an electronic tuk-tuk. Listen to the driver's interesting stories about the sights, the locals, and life in the city. Start the tour with some information about the Culture and Congress Center (KKL), designed by the famous French architect, Jean Nouvel. After that, cross the Seebrücke bridge and admire the excellent view of the lake, as well as to the famous Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge). Make your first stop at the 17th-century Hofkirche (Church of St. Leodegar), the most important church in the city known for the biggest organ of its time. Next, move on to the outstanding Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument). Continue your drive through the old town to the historic places in Luzern, as well as some lesser-known secret posts. Finish the tour back at the Culture and Congress Center (KKL) again. Here, you can continue your adventure with a museum visit, or simply relax with a tea or coffee in this spectacular building.

Lucerne: Half-Day City Tour and Lake Cruise

2. Lucerne: Half-Day City Tour and Lake Cruise

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, and together you’ll make your way into central Lucerne. Enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the city center across the Reuss river, and admire the surrounding mountains. Continue towards the wooden Chapel Bridge, a 200-meter long pedestrian crossing, and learn the history of this beautifully painted bridge.   Discover the car-free inner city circle and the old town, filled with 16th-century buildings. Walk across the Spreuer Bridge and take a coffee break along the Reuss river. After the break, continue along the city wall, built for defensive reasons in the 14th century. End your city tour by the Lion Monument, a rock relief commemorating the massacres of Swiss Guards during the French Revolution.   Your tour guide will then lead you to the boat station, where you’ll board a panoramic yacht and sail out on to Lake Lucerne. Listen to the audio headset commentary during the cruise, or ask your guide about the mountains, houses, and other sights along the shore. After the 1-hour boat tour, you’ll return to Lucerne, where your guide will drop you off back at your hotel.

Luzern City Small-Group Tour incl. Lake Cruise

3. Luzern City Small-Group Tour incl. Lake Cruise

Discover the best of Lucerne on this tour with a local guide. Wander around the streets of the Old Town and sail along the shores of Lake Lucerne on a boat cruise. Lucerne is probably the most famous Swiss city. Surrounded by mountains and at the end of Lake Lucerne, the city is the starting point for numerous excursions. The Lucerne cityscape is characterized by the covered, medieval Chapel Bridge, which, with its gable paintings, is one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe. Another landmark of the city is the Musegg Wall, which has been preserved in its original fortified form with the exception of one tower. Historic houses decorated with frescoes line picturesque squares in the car-free old town, such as the Weinmarkt. Lucerne is a city of squares and churches. The Jesuit Church from the 17th century is considered the first sacred baroque building in Switzerland and the two towers of the Hofkirche are an integral part of the cityscape. The dying lion, which was carved into the rock to commemorate the heroic death of the Swiss who fell in the Tuileries in 1792, is one of the most famous monuments in Switzerland.

Lucerne Lakeside and Villas Private Walking Tour

4. Lucerne Lakeside and Villas Private Walking Tour

Spend a relaxing afternoon strolling along Lake Lucerne's most panoramic vistas and walking by old Swiss chalets, villas, and historic castles on a 4-hour tour through the countryside. Begin with a short bus ride to the peninsula of Meggen, located on the northern shore of Lake Lucerne. Alongside the lake you will encounter the neo-baroque style manor of St. Charles Hall and view the enchanting statues of Rolf Brem. Continue to a small hamlet of 150-year old Swiss chalets and feel as though you have stepped back in time. Next, walk past the now privately owned and lived-in 13th-century Neuhabsburg Castle, by ornate old world villas, and aside green pastures and working farmhouses. Arrive at the eastern entrance to the 17th-century Meggenhorn Castle. This estate includes vineyards and gardens with spectacular views of the surrounding Alps, and you will have the opportunity to pet farm animals and visit a lakeside statue of Christ before taking a guided tour. Continue on a 30-minute walk to the Hotel Hermitage for cool refreshments at its lakeside terrace restaurant. From the Hotel Hermitage, you will return by the public bus back to the Lucerne train station. Although the tour ends, you might consider taking an additional walk alongside the Lucerne promenade as evening falls.

Swiss Army Knife Valley Bike Tour and Lake Lucerne Cruise

5. Swiss Army Knife Valley Bike Tour and Lake Lucerne Cruise

See what the Swiss countryside has to offer on a full-day tour exploring the areas surrounding Lucerne. Enjoy the perfect amount of exercise and relaxation on a bike ride followed by a boat cruise. Your tour begins at 8:15 AM under the arch in front of Lucerne train station. From there, depart on a 24-mile (40-kilometer) bike ride to Brunnen using a Swiss Flyer electric bike. The bike will boost your pedaling leaving you more energy to enjoy the scenery. After a 3-hour ride that passes by the beautiful lakes of Zug, Lauerz, and Lucerne, stop at Hohle Gasse and learn about Swiss legend William Tell and his fascinating story. You can also take advantage of the many photo opportunities at these scenic spots, including villages, farmhouses, pastures, and local people. Once arriving in Brunnen, use some free time to sightsee or stop off for lunch, before heading to the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Visitor Center. Here you have the option to make and engrave your own Swiss Army knife under the watchful eye of a cutler. Next, board a lake steamer for a relaxing 2-hour boat ride across Lake Lucerne. This provides some time to relax, and you may choose from an excellent selection of food and drinks. At 17:00 you will arrive back at your starting point, with plenty of time to enjoy an evening in Lucerne.

Lake Lucerne Half-day Countryside Walk

6. Lake Lucerne Half-day Countryside Walk

Journey through green pastures, visit a working organic farm and pass old Swiss chalets. Visit the small village of Winkel, the oldest school house of the region, and reward yourself with lunch or a cool drink afterward your journey at the historic lake side restaurant. Explore the beautiful mountain scenery surrounding Lucerne, and see some of the best views the Alps have to offer. Learn about the fascinating history of Lucerne, and experience the famed Swiss transportation system first hand by taking a ride on a local bus. For a great way to see Lucerne, Switzerland, and it's truly magnificent views, join us on this half-day tour.

Private Trip from Zurich to Discover Lucerne City

7. Private Trip from Zurich to Discover Lucerne City

Your driver guide will meet you at any convenient point for you in Zurich. When you are already in Lucerne, get acquainted with the city’s rich history, take a tour to see the Chapel Bridge and the new Concert and Congress Hall as well as the world famous Lion Monument. You will be provided with an opportunity to enjoy some free time in this city of wonders to check out Lucerne’s Old Town and museums like the Picasso and Transport Museum to discover more of Lucerne’s culture and history. From June to September, enjoy a ride with the City Train, as well as visiting the Folklore Show to enjoy a traditional Swiss lunch. After thorough explorations, the group will return to Zurich, to the initial meeting point. Here are some places of interest worth seeing in Lucerne: - Chapel Bridge - Culture and Convention Center - Swiss Museum of Transport - Lake Lucerne - Old City - Dying Lion Monument - Glacier Garden

Private Trip from Zurich to Mount Rigi via Lucerne City

8. Private Trip from Zurich to Mount Rigi via Lucerne City

A driver will take from any convenient destination for you in Zurich. You will start your private transfer from Zurich to Lucerne: your driver guide will lead you to the historical and must see places like the Chapel Bridge, Water Tower, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church and Old city squares. Afterwards you can have some break in one of the finest cafes in old city, near the lakeside or in the modern one as per your preferences. When you have already enjoyed your short break, your driver guide will lead you to Weggis, from where you will take a boat to Vitznau. Vitznau is the place, where you will take aerial cable car to mount Rigi admiring majestic sights of Bernese Alps in line with Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau. At the evening you will have your return transfer back to Zurich. 

Mt. Pilatus: Private Day Hike

9. Mt. Pilatus: Private Day Hike

Every visitor to Lucerne is determined to conquer the towering Mt. Pilatus, Lucerne's signature mountain, and to experience the world’s steepest cogwheel train. With this tour, you can do both without breaking a sweat. Begin the day with a scenic 40-minute ride aboard a yellow postal bus from Lucerne, and wind your way up to the alpine village of Schwarzenberg at the foot of the Mount Pilatus. From this conclave of farmhouses nestled in the Alpine meadows, start your leisurely 1.5-hour hike through the pine needle forests and green pastures. Rest for lunch at a local alpine restaurant or with a picnic at a nearby meadow, and then travel to the top of Mt. Pilatus aboard a Pilatus gondola as well as an aerial tram. Once on top, hike the famed Flower Trail to the top of Tomlishorn, Mt. Pilatus' highest peak, and take in the spectacular views of the icy peaks of the Swiss Alps along the way, and then begin your return trip to Lucerne. Descend to Alpnachstad on the world’s steepest cog wheel train, and then board a lake steamer for a relaxing cruise across Lake Lucerne.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

The ride through Lucerne with Pascal and his cool E Tuk Tuk was really great! Would we book again and again and we highly recommend it! The 90 minute tour was almost too little, it was that interesting! Next time we would like to eat a fondue on board! Was very informative and it was fun! No matter what the weather is like, there are blankets and wind and rain protection! Many thanks and greetings from Vienna!

This was a safe, comfortable and relaxing way to gain some knowledge of Lucerne. Pascal has lived in Lucerne his entire life and knows the city very well. It was good to see people he knew greet him as we travelled around. The ETukTuk was very clean and pleasing to ride in.

Adrian was a wonderful tour guide. We saw everything on the walking tour and he had great local insights. The boat trip was a great way to end the day and I appreciated Adrian’s direction to be sure we had good seats!

Thank you Andrea and Ezra for a fantastic tour and a great Swiss experience, well worth it! A beautiful way to see the countryside and enjoy villas and sights!

Pascal is most attentive to his customers and their needs. I would highly recommend him.