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Engelberg Swiss Alpine Village Tour from Zurich

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Key Highlights
  • Engelberg- a little piece of paradise in Switzerland!
  • Marvel at the majestic mountain landscape
  • See the deeply moving Lion Monument
  • Traverse a 14th century wooden bridge
  • Tour an imposing Benedictine monastery
  • Watch cheese being made!
  • Fabulous photo-opportunities around every corner
  • Multilingual guide to go with you
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    9 hours 30 minutes

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    This 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 15 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).

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview This enchanting day tour to Lucerne and Engelberg allows you plenty of time to enjoy the many charms of both places!

    In Lucerne, you’ll see the Lion Monument, a memorial to Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution. Mark Twain described this sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world."

    You’ll also see a 13th century fortification and a 14th century bridge.

    You’ll enjoy the pure, fresh mountain air of Engelberg, a picture-perfect alpine village!

    Tour a Benedictine monastery, complete with a cheese making dairy Or enjoy an invigorating hike in the lovely surroundings.


    Your memorable Engelberg Swiss Alpine Village Tour from Zurich experience begins when you meet the bus at the Sihlquai coach parking lot. Please check in at least 15 minutes before departure.

    From Zürich, you’ll take the scenic route to the charming town of Lucerne. You’ll enjoy a short tour of the city’s main sights, such as the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), a wooden bridge first built in the 14th century, and the octagonal Water Tower (Wasserturm), a fortification from the 13th century.

    Another popular sight is the twin needle towers of the Church of St. Leodegar, which was named after the city's patron saint.

    You’ll also see the Lion Monument,a sculpture that commemorates the Swiss Guards massacred in Paris in 1792 during the French Revolution. You’ll then have some leisure time to enjoy as you please.

    You’ll next go to Engelberg,a typical Swiss alpine village located in a sunny basin under the north-face of Mt. Titlis. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Engelberg was founded by Benedictine monks. Their imposing baroque-style monastery with the largest organ in Switzerland still dominates the center. Here you’ll plan your own itinerary. You can enjoy a stroll around the village, perhaps visiting the cheese factory and the monastery Or, if you prefer, you can hike one of the trails in the beautiful surroundings.

    You’ll return to Zürich and will be dropped off at the Sihlquai coach parking lot. From there, you are free to make your own way back to your accommodation.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Transportation in a coach or mini-bus
    • Multilingual guides (English/German/Spanish) in summer. Available in winter on request
    • Panorama drive to Lucerne
    • Visit of the Lion Monument
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrances to attractions
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

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

    This tour is fully guided except for the time you spend in Engelberg.

    The tour will not be operating from 06th to 17th November 2017

    Additional info

    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.

    Please note that visitors are only allowed to see the monastery from outside, enter the garden and patio and visit the church and the cheese factory. Guests are not allowed to visit the rooms where the monks live.

  • reviews
    • Awesome!

      All was great! The guide was very helpfull!...

      Mrs O Jermy, United Kingdom, 15/Apr/2014
    • Engelberg Swiss Alpine Village Tour

      This was a really great tour for the family. Tour guide was fun providing lively and interesting information along the way. Highly recommended...

      Miss M Sriskandarajah, United Kingdom, 07/May/2014
    • An enchanting look at the Swiss countryside

      The Engelberg Swiss Alpine Village Tour from Zurich is a wonderful opportunity to get out of the city and get a glimpse of both the scenery and the way of life of the people in...

      Ivan Brown, Canada, 13/Jul/2014
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