Lucerne City Tour from Zurich

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Lucerne City Tour from Zurich
from £52.20
Get the best of both worlds on this full day trip to central Switzerland and Lucerne's old town. After a brief guided city tour, the rest of the day is yours for self exploration.
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In Brief

Zürich, Switzerland
9 hours 30 minutes
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Day trip (destination A to B)
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

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, Bahnhofplatz, Lucerne 6005 Switzerland

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

Pass By: Lucerne Station, Bahnhofplatz, Lucerne 6005 Switzerland

Meet the guide again in the evening at Frankenstrasse 2 - 4, Lucerne for your drive back to Zürich.


  • Panorama drive to Lucerne with photo stop en route ( at Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument)
  • Transportation by coach
  • Short introduction of Lucerne, while driving into the city
  • English and Spanish speaking guide to and from Lucerne


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • There is no Folklore Show during the winter season

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

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

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
• Submitted 20 Sep 2019
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.
• Submitted 06 Jun 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
• Submitted 11 Apr 2018
We love Lucerne. small town but nice to walk around
• Submitted 24 Feb 2018
Great day trip out of Zurich. Plenty of time for looking around, sightseeing, taking in the sights and shopping too. Enjoyed the visit to Lucerne and look forward to a return visit. The meeting spot for the return journey is convenient and easy to find near the train station. I recommend the day trip for those looking for opportunities to explore Switzerland.
• Submitted 15 Jan 2018
What an absolute beauty this city is! It is a must see! Our guide was very knowledgeable and took great care of the group. We enjoyed having the day to explore and shop on our own as well. This tour is a nice mix of free time and a tour which educates you on the city.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2017
great trip beautiful must do if you are great experience.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017
I LOVED this tour for so many reason buts mostly for the long period of time I had in Lucerne to roam around, take pictures, take in the scenery, and NOT worry about rushing back to a bus. Lucerne is a marvelous place to lose yourself in. It's fairly easy to find your way around once you orient yourself to what's on both sides of the river than runs through it and there are endless gems to be found in this wonderful place!
• Submitted 17 Apr 2017
i took the Lucerne day tour which gave me about 6 hours free time there to roam around. I roamed around the Old Town area, and found this town, with its cobblestoned streets, heritage buildings and bridges to be delightful and enchanting. There were lots of great cafes too. I highly recommend visiting Lucerne as part of the Swiss experience.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2016
Excellent in every way.
• Submitted 16 May 2016
Great experience on this tour. Our guide was very energetic and managed the tour very capably.
• Submitted 15 Sep 2015
very nice
• Submitted 03 Aug 2015
Great experience to see the country sides with good guide
• Submitted 20 Jul 2015
Loved trip to Lucerne. Great way to spend a day.
• Submitted 05 Jun 2015
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 28 May 2015
Great guide, great service, good value for money.
• Submitted 03 Mar 2015
Luzern trip was excellent, the tour lead was a teacher before and he was fluent in many languages, so explained the tour in great details. His photography was good as well, took nice photos of us on my camera for remberance. Boat trip was quite relaxing with photoscenic views of mountains, blue sky, lovely weather. Viator had organised it well. Outdoor eating places were fantastic. I will recommend the trip to anyone, everywhere there were spring cool water on fountains where we filled our plastic bottles. Water was so tasty coming from top of mountains, we hated any soft drinks.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2014
Brilliant day tour from zurich! Just right if you want to spend the day in luzern
• Submitted 27 Jul 2014
Very short tour of Lucerne but the city itself is so beautiful it was easy to spend the time walking around it and the lake. Drive to Lucerne was picture postcard perfect. Guide was very friendly.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2014
Very nice every thing is good guide and driver soo friendly and very good manners
• Submitted 02 Jan 2014
Everything I wished for the day was amazing from start to finish. Coach driver was great informing us of all points of interest along the way. Will book with your company in the future. Many thanks. Petra Atwell
• Submitted 20 Dec 2013
Very knowledgeable and nice tour guide. Gave us excellent guidance and suggestions of things to do during our six hours of free time in Lucerne.
• Submitted 08 Aug 2013
Lucerne is a very beautiful city. We had six hours of free time to do as we chose, which was great. We were not being rush through the day. We enjoyed the day very much.
• Submitted 25 Jul 2013
We took the right decision to spend the day at Lucerne, we had a lot of sights to see, we took the city tour it was very nice with all the details about it. We enjoyed the old bridge with the paintings inside.. We went to an old restaurant near the Lion monument, we spent time walking in the old town, we visited the Church... If you take with some bread you will have all the swan of the lake around you!
• Submitted 10 Jun 2013

In Brief

Zürich, Switzerland
9 hours 30 minutes
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Day trip (destination A to B)
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

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