Private tour

Lucerne: Classic City Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: citytrip AG
Private tour

Lucerne: Classic City Walking Tour

Activity provider: citytrip AG
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From US$ 328.46 per group up to 12

Likely to sell out

Visit the must-see attractions and the hidden gems of Lucerne on this guided walking tour. Together with your guide, you will encounter many significant sites that Lucerne boasts, learning about your surroundings as you go.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pick up from all the Hotels in Lucerne
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  • Visit the Lion Monument
  • Climb the towers and hear about medieval Lucerne
  • Explore the historic center with stately homes, bridges, mural paintings, fountains and alleyways
  • Discover the Ritter's Palace
  • Enjoy the presentation of the Dance of Death painting
Full description
Your local guide will welcome you at the reception of your hotel in Lucerne before briefing you on the route on a city map and providing all the information you need about your tour. You will then depart to the Bourbaki Museum, where your guide will provide you with historical information about it. Following this, you will continue to the Lion Monument, which represents a dying lion and commemorates the fallen Swiss mercenaries who died in the storm of the Royal Palace in the turmoil of the French Revolution. A walk of about 10 minutes will take you to the hill of the Musegg Wall, the still preserved part of the outer city fortification of medieval Lucerne. You will visit the "Schirmerturm" and the "Zeitturm" with its clockwork from the late Middle Ages. You will learn interesting facts about Swiss history, the wars of liberation, the territorial expansion policy and the armed neutrality that still applies today. After encountering the city center, you will have the chance to visit the wine market which hosts the city's oldest fountain. You’ll drink pure Pilatus spring water and learn from your city guide why the old town well flows the best water in the city of Lucerne. Afterwards, continue through the legendary Furrengasse to Peterskapelle, the first church in the city of Lucerne, which dates back to the founding of the city in the 12th century. You will stroll across the world-famous Chapel Bridge to the other river side of the historic center. Afterwards, visit the Jesuit Church and visit this first baroque church in Switzerland from the inside (except during church services). Just a few steps further on you will reach the cantonal government building, the former Ritter's Palace and the city's most imposing Renaissance palazzos. During your visit, you will see the courtyard with the loggias and marvel at the beautiful stone carvings of the unfortunate stonemason "Hans von Trient". You can then enjoy the presentation of the seven paintings which show the Dance of Death (Danse Macabre). This famous Renaissance art work was created around 1610 by Jakob von Wyl.
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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • You may require a bus ticket (if required) from your hotel to the old town and back
    • If you stay in a Lucerne hotel, you will receive a free public transport ticket for the entire stay at the reception
    • This tour is conducted in all weather conditions, please dress accordingly
    • On Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays and on special events the Ritter's Palace is closed and cannot be visited from the inside
    • Between November and April the Towers of the Musegg Wall are closed and cannot be visited from the inside
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 11 reviews

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    March 31, 2023

    He was knowledgeable guide. However his social skills were lacking. He asked us the met in the lobby at 7:50 am and we were all waiting for him. He never went around the lobby to see If our group was there. He never called my name. I finally went to the front desk and the receptionist said he was sitting in the corner. After we left the hotel he was walking 30 meters in front of everyone. He could have been explaining to everyone the days activities. He seemed rather unfriendly. Once the tour started he was better.

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    August 27, 2022

    We had a great time and enjoyed our walk learning about the city.

    July 28, 2022

    Product ID: 200272