Lucerne City Walking Tour

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Lucerne City Walking Tour
from AUD $34.56
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Discover Lucerne’s top sights and hidden gems with a local guide on an easy 2-hour morning walking tour. Visit the famous Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), historical Jesuit Church and the impressive Culture and Congress Centre, and wander intimate alleys and town squares while gaining insight into Lucerne’s history and culture from an expert guide.
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In Brief

Location:
Lucerne, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
May - October:
Daily

November - March:
Wednesdays and Saturdays only

April:
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights:
Small-group tour
Get inside tips from a local
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Fully narrated tour
Overview
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Reviews
Join your guide and group in central Lucerne in the morning and embark on a 2-hour walking tour. You’ll get a comprehensive overview of this intriguing German-speaking city perched on the shores of Lake Lucerne, and enjoy picturesque views around nearly every turn as you visit several top city attractions.

Walk across the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), a 14th-century wooden bridge spanning the Reuss River. This is the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe and the oldest surviving truss bridge in the world, and stands proud as a symbol of Lucerne. On one side of the bridge is the Water Tower, which once served as a dungeon.

Visit Jesuit Church to witness the first large Baroque church in Switzerland north of the Alps. Learn about its significance and hear of the disputes between the Jesuits and Protestants that have troubled Switzerland for centuries.

Admire the architecture and design of the Culture and Congress Centre (known simply as the KKL), whose concert hall is known for its pristine acoustics. Catch a glimpse of Lucerne’s crown, the Musegg Wall, the remains of the medieval city ramparts.

Saunter down tucked-away alleys and stroll around public squares teeming with activity, giving you a glimpse into daily local life. All the while, hear stories and facts about the history and culture of Lucerne from your guide.

Your tour ends near the original departure point.

Inclusions

  • Expert guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

9:45 AM

Departure Point

Lucerne, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Booking Information

A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our guide, Maria, was wonderful. Had lots of information about city and showed us many different parts of the city. Would highly recommend this tour and guide. Thanks a
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
We enjoyed our walking tour of Lucerne. Our guide Maria was great. She was very personable and very knowledgeable about Lucerne and it's history. We learned a lot about this beautiful city. Great job!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Highly recommend this tour. Great balance of tips for seeing whats offered in Lucerne, history, and viviting places. Our tour leader had many pictures to show us and was excellent. Do it.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. Maria really knew what she was talking about. Would recommend this tour to anyone looking to get a great overview of the city. Two thumbs up!
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
The walking tour was a very good idea if someone wants to understand the city. I went on the tour before exploring the city myself so after the tour I knew what to do. The guide answered all our questions and showed us things we could find by ourselves Thanks a lot!
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
An easy 2 hour walk with a clear English spoken tour guide (Erica) was excellent. She hit all the important places you have read about and a few that you haven't. Great insight on the history and facts of this beautiful city you must visit. Also very easy (and cheap) to get to on Swiss railway, we were just a 1hr trip away from Basel.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2019
The old town area of Lucerne is quite small, so we enjoyed an in-depth look with our guide, Annamarie during our walk. Although we covered a relatively small area, the time was well-spent with strategic stops to learn a lot about Lucerne's past and present. Annamarie was charming and shared personal stories that added much to the tour. She was also extremely well-armed with facts, figures and anecdotes with respect to everything along the way, from the architectural details of the modern convention center/concert hall where we started to the family crests in the surviving paintings on the covered wooden bridge.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Spent an excellent morning on this tour. Our guide was informative and kept us all engaged.
• Submitted 03 Aug 2018
Lucerne is fantastic, our guide was very good, but as in Zurich the tour was in both German and English so we spent one hour of the two hour tour waiting while the guide talked to the other folks.
• Submitted 23 Apr 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 30 Dec 2017
This was a very good tour, full of interesting information. Our guide was fabulous working with three different languages while keeping everyone engaged. This is a very good value and a great way to get an overview of this lovely town.
• Submitted 29 Nov 2017
Our guide was excellent and coped very well with some tricky questions from persistent guests. She was well informed, supplied interesting facts and the walking was at a reasonable pace fo4 all to keep together, unlike some guides. Definitely worth doing. Tourist info office is extremely helpful also.
• Submitted 13 Oct 2017
The day we decided to take this tour it was raining very heavily but the tour still went on. We walked to all of the important sites including the chapel bridge, a chapel, KKL building, and saw other various sites the city had to offer. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided us great historical information regarding the city. She also gave some food recommendations for a local fondue restaurant and various local shops with authentic gifts from Switzerland. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lucerne who is interested in all the sites the city has to offer.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
the guide was very knowledgeable, polite. We have a very good time on the tour. Very!!! enjoyable!
• Submitted 17 Sep 2017
the tour was conducted by Lucerne tourism. We recommend this tour to anyone willing to visit the pretty Lucerne.
• Submitted 07 Sep 2017
In this two-hour walking tour we explored parts of the city that we would have missed if we were walking on our own. The group consisted of 14 people and we met at the Information Office by the central train station. Our guide was wonderful. She was a great story teller and explained the history, culture and the development of the city as well as pointing out migrating birds to us. She also highlighted other places in the city we could visit on our own and gave clear directions of how to get there. Could not believe we had walked for two hours may be because it was a relaxed pace and was a nice quiet Sunday morning. My husband and I would highly recommend this city tour.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2017
This was an excellent Lucerne city walking tour. Well worth the time to get acquainted with the city before you can go explore more on your own. Our guide's name was Freida and she took us around town and into ! some buildings we would not have known were open to the public. It was very interesting and her narrative gave us the confidence to explore further once the tour was over. - Thanks to Freida!
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
Our tour guide, Ann Marie, was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2017
Outstanding Tour Guide and walking tour! Highly recommend this tour! Lucerne was great!
• Submitted 06 Jul 2017
This was a lovely way to get the lay of the land. Sonia was a wonderful tour guide and we learned so many interesting facts. We were kept entertained for the full two hours and got some great pictures.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2017
It was a great way to get to know the city a little more intimately. Our guide was very knowledgeable, engaging and friendly!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2016
Great tour of the city. Our tour guideunfortunately I've forgotten her name was very knowledgable and friendly. It covered all important sites and history of the city. Would definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2016
Well worth taking the tour! Our guide, Gaby, was very personable, and she related a lot of the history and stories related to the city. It was excellent! If you don't take an actual tour, you don't know what you're looking at.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2016
Our guide was very informative and made the walking tour not just worthwhile but enjoyable. The group was perfect in size and she conveyed her love of the city.
• Submitted 06 Oct 2016

In Brief

Location:
Lucerne, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
2 hours
Operates:
May - October:
Daily

November - March:
Wednesdays and Saturdays only

April:
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Highlights:
Small-group tour
Get inside tips from a local
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Fully narrated tour

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