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A Day in Lucerne - Tour from Zurich

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Duration: Approx. 9 hours
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  • See the famous Chapel Bridge with its octagonal water tower
  • Enjoy the scenery of Lake Lucerne and snow-covered pinnacles

Don't miss the chance to visit the beautiful city of Lucerne! According to folklore, an angel with a light showed Lucerne’s first settlers where to build a chapel. Surrounded by the scenic Lake Lucerne and snow-covered pinnacles, this former fishing village with its wooden Chapel Bridge just rightly connotes the very essence of Switzerland.

Your guided sightseeing tour will take you to the Chapel Bridge and the adjoining octagonal water tower, one of the most photographed monuments of Switzerland. Pick up some local artwork from the shops lining its medieval streets, see the famous Lion Monument, Jesuit Church, and get a glimpse into its history and culture.

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We truly had so much fun discovering Lucerne. It is such a beautiful city that deserves the approximately five-hour time we spent in it. The departure and arrival of the bus was...

Ahmed Elhefnawi United Arab Emirates
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Well organized tour with english speaking guide. I spend the day in lucerne while others continued on to go to Titlis. I enjoyed my time strolling down the streets and...

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You will be picked up in an air-conditioned coach from the Sihlquai bus parking near Zurich Main Train Station. Accompanied by a multi-lingual guide speaking English, Spanish and German, you will journey over Albis Pass and along the Lake of the Four Cantons to the city of Lucerne. It is the capital of the Canton of Lucerne and an important tourist destination due to its location on the shore of Lake Lucerne within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi.

You will be taken on a short city tour and shown the following sites:

Lion Monument: The famous carving of a dying lion by Bertel Thorvaldsen, a renowned Danish/Icelandic sculptor, commemorates the hundreds of Swiss guards who were massacred during the French Revolution in 1792.

Chapel Bridge: It is a 14th century wooden bridge crossing the Reuss River in the Old Town. The Chapel Bridge with the octagonal water tower is a famous landmark of Lucerne. You will come across 17th century triangular painted roof panels lining the ceiling of this covered bridge, recounting important events from Swiss history and mythology.

Town Hall: The old town hall of Lucerne has been built in the Italian Renaissance style, but with a very typical Swiss roof. Its adjoining tower dates from the 14th century.

Jesuit Church: It is the first large baroque church built in Switzerland north of the Alps. Today, it is a major tourist attraction and serves as a concert hall.

Concert and Congress Hall: It hosts concerts and Congress meetings.

After sightseeing, you have about six hours on your own to discover this unique place. You are recommended to visit the Transport Museum, the most eminent museum for transport and communication in Europe, the Picasso Museum or simply pan through the shops on the medieval streets.

After the tour, return by coach to Zurich. You will be dropped back to the Sihlquai bus parking.

Please note
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of the tour.

This tour requires a minimum of 5 passengers to operate. There is a possibility that this tour may be cancelled after confirmation if minimum numbers are not met. Should this be necessary you will be offered an alternate departure date or a full refund.
  • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
  • Multi-lingual guide (English, Spanish and German)
  • Visit of the Lion Monument
  • Panorama drive to Lucerne
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunch
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
Approx. 9 hours
Start time
0930h (09:30am)
Meeting point
The tour starts from the Sihlquai bus parking (near Zurich main train station). This bus parking can also be reached by tram / streetcar number 17.
Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Ending point
The tour ends at Sihlquai bus parking (which is near Zurich main train station).
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You will be accompanied by a multilingual guide on the tour, except during your six hours at leisure in Lucerne.

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Carry warm clothes, sun glasses and a pair of sturdy shoes

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