Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise | La Vacanza Travel

Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich

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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Zurich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Spend a day in the pretty city of Lucerne on a day trip from Zurich, enjoying a short introduction of the city, Lake Lucerne cruise and plenty of free time. After traveling south through the Albis Pass mountain range, learn all about Lucerne on a short introduction of the city while driving into the city. Then, spend roughly six hours at leisure, seeing the city as you please. The day trip includes a ticket for a cruise on Lake Lucerne, so hop aboard to enjoy the lakeside scenery and onboard commentary with an audio guide app.

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Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

Start your day with a pickup from Sihlquai Bus Station in the center of Zurich. Enjoy the coach ride through gorgeous Swiss countryside, over the Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake Lucerne to Lucerne.

Stop At: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

Take in the views during a short photo stop en route at either Lake Lucerne or at the Lion Monument.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Old Town Lucerne, Altstadt, Lucerne 6002 Switzerland

Enjoy a brief orientation drive, where your guide points out the main attractions of this charming town like the famous Chapel Bridge, the Town Hall, the picturesque Jesuit Church or the impressive Concert and Congress Hall. Explore this unique city on your own during the following six hours of leisure time.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

Included in your tour rate is a one-hour boat cruise with the luxury panorama yacht "Saphir" on beautiful Lake Lucerne. The stylish design and dashing appearance of this elegant ship will impress you. The professional audio-guide system** narrates interesting information in your language about the history of the lake, the town, and the surrounding mountains! The amazing view from the upper deck to the city is an unforgettable experience!

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

In the evening, meet again with your tour guide at Frankenstrasse 2-4 for the return journey back to Zurich.

  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • 1-hour yacht cruise cruise with audio commentary (audio guide app to be installed on own device)
  • Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Lucerne

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Audio guides during the yacht cruise available in: English / French / German / Italian / Spanish / Russian / Arabic / Hindi / Japanese / Chinese / Korean
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The tour is accompanied from Zurich to Lucerne and from Lucerne to Zurich. For the individual stay in Lucerne and the yacht cruise, tickets and a written itinerary are provided.
  • Please note that some shops in Lucerne are closed on Sundays.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Departure Point

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

Departure Time

09:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


9 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


03 Oct, 2023

The boat ride was exceptional. The tour guide was very informative about Zurich and the area between Zurich and Lucerne. She wasn’t familiar with the boat ride so we needed to investigate the logistics ourselves. I feel that a better communication was needed.


07 Aug, 2023

The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The bus ride was very enjoyable. The scenery on the way to Lucerne was breathtaking. The tour guide was making comments through out the bus ride. We had enough time to enjoy the beautiful streets of Lucerne, the lake cruise, do some shopping and have lunch.


11 Jul, 2023

The trip started 15 minutes late. Then the bus took multiple stops. The view was great and the bus was comfortable but it took more time than we wanted to get 50 minutes from town. They should tell you that the travel time is 2 hours because off various stops before you get to Lucerne because there are multiple combined tours.

Hamp D

18 Jun, 2023

This experience was not remotely worth the cost, such that we chose not to even take the bus back with the group. I would suggest just taking the train from Zurich to Lucerne and renting a small personal motorboat on the lake for an hour (the "cruise" is a crowded mess). For less than what we paid on this trip, you can get to Lucerne far quicker (the bus makes multiple stops to drop off other groups on the way) and enjoy the lake at your own speed, in your own space.


11 Jun, 2023

Trip as advertised did not state tour was to two locations. After drop off in Lucene we had six hours to take a one hour boat cruise and walk for five hours in hit sun. Would not recommend

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Lucerne is a magical place. It is a must see.


Comfortable tour


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