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Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee)
Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee)

Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) Tours and Activities

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Located at the heart of Bernese Oberland and surrounded by the famous peaks of Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus, Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) is one of Central Switzerland’s most photographed natural wonders and the country’s fourth largest lake. Whether you’re soaring overhead in a cable car, cruising the lake itself, or visiting waterfront villages such as Weggis and Gersau, Lake Lucerne is mesmerizing from all angles.

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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

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Spend an afternoon in the Swiss Alps during this seasonal trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. Your 5.5-hour round-trip journey includes a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg terminus plus an ascent by aerial cableway to the peak of Mt Pilatus. After free time at the summit, take the world's steepest cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad, where you’ll board a boat for a 1-hour scenic cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. Enjoy commentary from your guide and coach transport from Lucerne.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.52
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$144.52
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Lake Lucerne Castles and Villas Tour

Lake Lucerne Castles and Villas Tour

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Check out the elegant villas and castles of Lucerne with this half-day walking tour, and take in sweeping views of the lake and the mountains that frame it. In a group, you'll stroll from Meggen to St. Charles Hall, past Schloss Neuhabsburg and onto Schloss Meggenhorn, a palatial estate fashioned like a French chateau. The tour is packed with tales of the castles' famous residents -- from Habsburg rulers to German royalty to Russian financiers -- and includes a refreshment stop at the Hotel Hermitage on the lake.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$250.35
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$250.35
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Paragliding Tandemflight Engelberg - Lucerne

Paragliding Tandemflight Engelberg - Lucerne

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Take in panoramic views over the Swiss Alps from the air on this up to 2-hour tandem paragliding adventure in Engelberg. Following a safety briefing, pull on your paragliding harness and take to the skies with a tandem instructor. During your up to 60-minute flight, take in spectacular views of shimmering Lake Lucerne and Engelberg’s peaks and valleys. Enjoy thrilling spins and turns through the air or glide through the skies in comfort — how you enjoy your flight in up to you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$221.89
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$221.89

Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

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Whether you’re short on time or simply wish to view the snowy Swiss Alps from the water, this 60-minute yacht cruise on Lake Lucerne is your ticket. Relax on the main or upper deck of the spacious 161-foot (49-meter) vessel while you listen to commentary about the majestic sights via your audio headset. With an expert captain at the helm, you’ll motor past forested hillsides and verdant meadows nestled against looming mountain peaks. Purchase drinks and snacks from the onboard bar, and select from multiple departure times.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.96
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$29.96
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Hidden Secrets by Electric Cargo Bike

Hidden Secrets by Electric Cargo Bike

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Hop on board the only electric cargo bike tour in Switzerland! A unique and fun way to explore areas of Lucerne often missed by the tourists. While you cruise outside the city limits, taking in the breathtaking scenery that the country is famous for, you’ll get an insider’s view of the local way of life. On this small-group tour, you’re ensured a familiar and relaxed atmosphere, giving you time to interact with the guide and ask any questions about the people and the culture. This is the perfect tour for everyone, including families with younger kids, and we are proud to say it’s one of the best things to do in Lucerne.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.84
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Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and Lake Lucerne Cruise from Lucerne

Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and Lake Lucerne Cruise from Lucerne

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Visit Lake Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus on a half-day tour by boat, cogwheel railway, and gondola. After a cruise around the lake, ride up the steepest—and most scenic—cogwheel railway lines in Europe. Stop at the peak of Mt. Pilatus where alpine vistas await. Your tour finishes outside Lucerne, but it’s a short and easy journey back to the city via public bus.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.94
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$114.94
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Independent Rigi Tour from Lucerne With Cruise

Independent Rigi Tour from Lucerne With Cruise

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Take your Swiss Alps adventure to new heights on this independent day trip to Mt Rigi. Explore this breathtaking destination at your own pace, starting with a boat cruise from Lucerne. Use your pre-booked tickets and provided timetables to plan the cogwheel train and aerial cable car portions of your tour. You’ll take the railway up Rigi Kulm for two or five hours of free time at the summit, depending on which option you select. Then enjoy more postcard-worthy views en route to Weggis before the return boat ride to Lucerne.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.14
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$133.14
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Mount Pilatus Photography Day Tour

Mount Pilatus Photography Day Tour

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Frame Switzerland’s rugged mountain scenery through the lens of your camera on this 7-hour Mt Pilatus photography tour. Travel around the peaks and valleys of Mt Pilatus by boat, cable car, cog-wheel railway and gondola with a guide and enjoy panoramic views over the breathtaking scenery. Cruise on Lake Lucerne as your guide explains the best techniques to capture the views on camera, then climb to soaring peaks for aerial views over the surrounding landscape. Along the way, pick up handy tips to improve your photography skills.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$610.21
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Best of Lucerne Walking Photography Tour

Best of Lucerne Walking Photography Tour

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Surrounded by soaring peaks and shimmering lakes, pretty Lucerne is a photographer’s dream destination—but knowing the best spots for the finest photographs requires local knowledge. On this small-group tour, limited to 10 people, explore the streets and landmarks of Lucerne as your photographer guide helps you capture the city on camera. Along the way, snap top attractions including the medieval Chapel Bridge and the 14th century Museggmauer city walls.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.14
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$133.14
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Hidden Secrets by Electric Cargo Bike

Hidden Secrets by Electric Cargo Bike

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Hop on board the only electric cargo bike tour in Switzerland! A unique and fun way to explore areas of Lucerne often missed by the tourists. While you cruise outside the city limits, taking in the breathtaking scenery that the country is famous for, you’ll get an insider’s view of the local way of life. On this small-group tour, you’re ensured a familiar and relaxed atmosphere, giving you time to interact with the guide and ask any questions about the people and the culture. This is the perfect tour for everyone, including families with younger kids, and we are proud to say it’s one of the best things to do in Lucerne.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.84
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$109.84

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

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Delve deep into the Swiss countryside and admire the spectacular mountain scenery on this private Mt Pilatus tour from Lucerne. Hop aboard your boat on Lake Lucerne with a private guide and enjoy a relaxing 1-hour cruise on the tranquil waters. Admire panoramic views over the shoreline and peaks on route to Alpnachstad. Then, take the steep cog-wheel railway to the summit of Mt Pilatus at a dizzying 6,981 feet (2,128 meters) above sea level. After free time at the top, descend through Fräkmüntegg and Kriens then return to Lucerne.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$331.73
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$331.73
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Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience

Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience

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Home to medieval architecture and spectacular lakeside scenery, Lucerne is widely considered the jewel in Switzerland’s crown. On this tour, explore Lucerne and surrounds by foot and by boat, and see the best of the city in one day. With your guide to lead the way, hit top attractions including the Chapel Bridge and Lucerne Castle, and gain insight into centuries of colorful Swiss history. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.09
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$113.09
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Chocolate Tasting with Lake Trip and City Tour: The Ultimate Lucerne Experience

Chocolate Tasting with Lake Trip and City Tour: The Ultimate Lucerne Experience

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This comprehensive 4-hour tour set against the backdrop of Lucerne Castle and the Swiss Alps allows you to cover the city by boat and foot, while tasting some of the best chocolate in the world. Shutterbugs will love the boat tour, which takes you past the famous Chapel Bridge and Lucerne’s distinct buildings. If a taste of chocolate isn’t enough, you have the option to extend tour and add on a chocolate-making workshop.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$340.24
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$340.24
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Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Private Tour

Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Private Tour

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Explore the history and culture of one of the Swiss Alps’ most popular towns on this half-day Lucerne city tour with Lake Lucerne sightseeing boat trip. Follow a private guide along the banks of the Reuss River and choose your own route to take in the attractions of most interest. Delve into Lucerne’s historic Old Town, stroll along the city walls, and see the 16th-century houses for which Lucerne is famous. Then, take a sightseeing boat trip across Lake Lucerne and listen to commentary via audioguide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$221.89
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Mount Rigi Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

Mount Rigi Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

Explore Mt. Rigi on a fully guided majestic roundtrip from Lucerne! Experience different means of transportation on a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne, a memorable ride with Europe’s first ever mountain railway and an aerial cable car. Take in the stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the Swiss Alps and opt for one of the many hiking trails against a vast mountain backdrop.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.90
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Tandem Flight Zurich-Engelberg

Tandem Flight Zurich-Engelberg

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With us you will live a unique experience of paragliding, you will positively remember for a lifetime. Fly with us through the beautiful foothills of the Alps around central switzerland . We are an international team of pilots with a lot of flying experience. Our top priorities are safety, trust and the well-being of our passargers for you an unforgettable flight experience. We fly from the best fleing spots in Switzerland, e.g. Engelberg (Brunni & Führenalp); Engelbergertal; Niderbauen (Emmetten); Mount Pilatus (Lucerne), Zug (Zugerberg), Zurich (Uetliberg-Albispass).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$207.47
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Mount Rigi with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

Mount Rigi with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

The peaceful waters of Lake Lucerne and the mighty summit of Mt. Rigi are two of the Swiss Alps’ most popular sights, but reaching them by public transport can be a challenge. This private 8-hour combination cruise and cog-wheel railway tour from the city makes it possible to check both off your list in a day, plus take in other sites of interest such as the town of Arth-Goldau.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$268.49
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Swiss mountain farming, visit the remote homes, caress cattle, enjoy cheese

Swiss mountain farming, visit the remote homes, caress cattle, enjoy cheese

Your private visit in an original mountain farm and learning a lot about living in the mountains and about artisanal cheese making: Private drive in a Porsche SUV into the mountains. Visiting a mountain farmer and his family in their remote home. Sometimes we need to take a small private cable car. Visiting the cheese cellar and tasting the homemade farm products. Caress the cattle and goats. Visiting a lot more landmarks, like a mountain lake, waterfall, a canyon with spraying waters, view to glaciers and high mountains.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$979.33
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Private Wine Tasting Tour by Lake Lucerne in a Traditional Winery

Private Wine Tasting Tour by Lake Lucerne in a Traditional Winery

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Nestled in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, Lucerne is surrounded by soaring peaks and fertile vineyards, where diverse grape varietals thrive in the sun-soaked earth. On this wine-tasting tour, visit Lucerne and the Kastanienbaum region’s vineyards and winemakers, and sample the delicate wines in production accompanied by Swiss cheeses and fresh bread. With your guide on hand to capture your day on camera, travel by boat, bus, and gondola, and see the best of Lucerne in one day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,365.51
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1-Hour Catamaran Cruise on Lake Lucerne

1-Hour Catamaran Cruise on Lake Lucerne

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Sometimes there simply isn't enough time to spend an entire day on magnificent Lake Lucerne, but for those moments we are pleased to offer convenient short cruises. These still allow you to enjoy the best of the lake and get a feel for the fantastic mountain landscape in the heart of the Swiss Alps. We recommend the round-trip journey from Lucerne to Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock and back aboard our elegant catamaran. Just stay on the ship when it docks at the Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock pier, for the immediate return to Lucerne. Snacks and drinks can be purchased at a vending machine on board.
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  • 53 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.96
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Small Group Wine Tasting by Lake Lucerne in a Traditional Winery

Small Group Wine Tasting by Lake Lucerne in a Traditional Winery

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Lucerne, Switzerland sports a vibrant wine scene, set amid the area’s lakes and mountains. This tour starts with a 30-minute cruise on Lake Lucerne, or a scenic 15-minute bus ride, before trying four of the area’s most innovative wine blends. You’ll learn about the Old World traditions and new winemaking approaches. After the tour, you’ll head back to Lucerne, with the option of adding on a trip to the city’s castle or a walking tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$277.37
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ALL TRANSPORT INCLUSIVE Mt. Rigi Guided round trip from Luzern

ALL TRANSPORT INCLUSIVE Mt. Rigi Guided round trip from Luzern

Mt Rigi is located 5000 thousand feet above sea level affording you some of the best views from the lake and the mountains of the region. The tour will start at the pier where you will set sail for a little over an hour on the Vierwaldstättersee. Upon arrival at the quaint lakeside village of Vitznau, you will board the comfortable mountain train and ascend to the top. After some time at leisure yo will initiate your descend to the base of the mountain. You will return to Lucerne on the modern railway system. Chosen for its beauty by poets and royals alike, Mt. Rigi is also a great alternative for those who want to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the Swiss Alps, without facing the thrill of mountain gondolas. We do NOT herd people on crowded tours simultaneously running in three languages. Join us for a tailored travel experience designed for small groups. Your guide will share insights into the history of this area, as well as all things Swiss.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$335.69
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$335.69
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

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Mount Pilatus is a mountain massiv with several peaks, overlooking Lucerne. The top can be reached with the Pilatus Railway, the world's steepest cogwheel railway, from Alpnachstad, operating from May to November (depending on snow conditions) and the whole year with the aerial panorama gondolas and aerial cableways from Kriens. The classical  "Golden Round Trip" involves taking the lake boat from Luzern across to Alpnachstad, going up by the coghwheel railway and returning down on the aerial cableways and panorama gondolas to Kriens, from where the bus takes you back to Luzern. Our tourguide accompanies you on this tour from the starting point, shows you the changing landscape and answers your questions about the country and its people. The tour guide knows the way and shows you a few places away from the tourist flow.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$177.52
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Swiss Knife Valley Bike Tour & Lake Lucerne Cruise

Swiss Knife Valley Bike Tour & Lake Lucerne Cruise

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Hop on an e-bike to explore the Swiss Knife Valley, a scenic region near Lake Lucerne that's also the home of the famous Victorinox pocketknives. With a private guide and an e-bike, you'll pedal with ease on a 24-mile (40-km) route along off-road trails and through forests and farmland. Hear the story of Swiss legend William Tell at Hohle Gasse, assemble your own Swiss Army knife at the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Visitor Center, then return to Lucerne for a 2-hour boat cruise on the lake.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$466.56
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 41 Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) costs USD 5.99. Guided Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) tours start around USD 5.99 per person. See all 41 Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) tickets and tours on Viator.
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