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Lucerne Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

1. Lucerne Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Get to know Lucerne at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Lucerne’s most important attractions on foot. You can start at any time you'd like. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. The tour route includes Jesuitenplatz, Historisches Museum Luzern, the Spreuer Bridge, Nölliturm, Lucerne Old Town, Zytturm, the Lion Monument, the Lucerne Town Hall, Church of St. Leodegar, Seebrücke, the Chapel Bridge, and more.

The Total Swiss Experience: Lucerne Boat & Walking Tour

2. The Total Swiss Experience: Lucerne Boat & Walking Tour

Lucerne offers wonderful photographic images wherever you look. During this private tour with a professional travel photographer you will: take in its picturesque lake set against an impressive mountain backdrop and among architectural gems and centuries-old sights such as the most-photographed subject in Switzerland, the Chapel Bridge. Explore the charm of Lucerne’s old bridges, towers and streets. Photograph the spectacular panorama of the city from the water. Stroll along the beautiful old town and enjoy the most exquisite vistas of the Swiss Alps. Just the perfect Swiss Adventure. The stunning landscape makes Lucerne a charming place to visit all year long. During this tour you will also take a 1-hour boat ride around Lake Lucerne.

Lucerne: Photography Walking Tour

3. Lucerne: Photography Walking Tour

Capture the beautiful sights of Lucerne on camera on a photography tour of the city center, and learn how to take better photos of monuments such as Chapel Bridge and the Museggmauer wall, however skillful a photographer you are!  Discover the amazing frescoes of the traffic-free Old Town and see the stunning Culture and Convention Center (KKL) by the French architect, Jean Nouvel. Get photography tips from your professional guide on a tour suitable for amateurs and serious photography enthusiasts alike. No prior experience is needed, as your guide will assist you at every level. Bring any kind of equipment you choose, from a simple point-and-shoot or DSLR camera to a smart phone with camera function. Non-photographer friends are welcome to join to see some of the most beautiful sights and witness the best Alpine festivals at leisure. 

From Lucerne: Bürgenstock Panorama Photo Tour

4. From Lucerne: Bürgenstock Panorama Photo Tour

Experience the beauty of Bürgenstock on a full-day trip with many different forms of transportation. Depart from Lucerne by train and change to the bus traveling along green fields and Alpine scenery. You will have already had plenty of photography opportunities for a 30 minute ride from the comfort of your seat. At 1,200 meters, walk at the edge of the mountain along the impressive cliff path offering outstanding views down on Lake Lucerne. Take photos from the spectacular Alpine landscape and also take some photos of yourself in this amazing natural setting, the perfect start before reaching the Panorama Elevator.  If you don’t suffer from vertigo, the Hammetschwand Panorama Elevator will be for you. Its views of the steep cliffs stretching down into the lake are breathtaking. In just about one minute, Europe’s highest outdoor stand alone elevator will whisk you up to the terrace atop Mount Bürgenstock. The 152.8 meter high lift is one of the most daring tourist attractions dating back to the Belle Epoque. Photograph the natural wonders in Central Switzerland in an environment which is best described as heavenly. When you have finished exploring the Alpine resort, it will be time to head down via the funicular and then by boat through the pristine Lake Lucerne. This is an unique experience with plenty of photography opportunities from the beginning to the end. This tour is intended for amateur as well as serious photography enthusiasts with an interest to visit and photograph the beauty of the Swiss Alps together with its many traditions and culture . No prior expertise or experience in photography is necessary, as your photographer/ guide will be there to assist you at every level. You may carry any camera – a simple aim-and-shoot or a DSLR. Travel enthusiasts who are not photographers but keen to experience the multiple facets of Switzerland can also benefit from the tour.

Mt Titlis Day Photo Panorama Tour

5. Mt Titlis Day Photo Panorama Tour

At 3,238 metres (10,623 ft), Mount Titlis is Central Switzerland’s loftiest peak with a spectacular view. This journey in Switzerland is even more camera-compulsory because you’ll be riding in the revolving Rotair, an aerial cable car that delivers awesome 360-degree panoramic views of the snow-covered valleys, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains in Switzerland.  Walk across the Titlis Cliff Walk, this spectacular suspension bridge sits over 1,600 feet off the ground. You will discover some of the most remarkable landscapes in Central Switzerland. Prepare to be amazed at unbelievable vistas, rugged mountain peaks and dramatic skies. Mount Titlis is a dreamer’s destination for adventurers, it will capture your senses and amaze you. At times, you will put down your camera and just take the drama in. You will most definitely cover all the iconic locations for photography at the right times of day with the best light, but also enjoy the culture of the region. Learn more about its history and idiosyncrasies, as well as its great food, and enjoy the finest local meals. This adventure is designed so you can mentally visualize a scene before capturing the decisive moment. The aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity. In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country.

Lucerne: Wine Tasting by the Lake at a Traditional Winery

6. Lucerne: Wine Tasting by the Lake at a Traditional Winery

See the heart of Lucerne’s wine region on a private 4-hour tour to the most traditional winery right at the lake. This wine tasting tour will start with a 30 minute cruise along Lake Lucerne visiting vintners in the boundaries of the city at Kastanienbaum, which attracts recreation seekers from all over the region, a magnificent residential area overlooking Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. Wines from the Kastanienbaum region, hence the array of white, sweet and red wines, all thrive in a climate stabilized by the striking Lake Lucerne. It offers innovative vintners determined to both preserve wonderful old traditions, and breathe new life into them. This winery has been producing wines since 1981, using mainly pinot noir and riesling sylvaner as well 10 other grape varietals cultivated on 7 hectares of land. They produce the best known wines in the region. Enjoy a 15 minutes walk from the boat or bus station along the lake to the winery to take in stunning views of the surroundings and snap some photos. Your photographer and also guide, will take professional photo shootings along the tour for you so you can get back home with the last lasting memories. You will have a wonderful opportunity to talk to the winemakers, ask them what you always wanted to know and tour their vineyards. The groups are kept small and personal, this way it never gets crowded and no one feels rushed. Then, head back to Lucerne city by bus. Swiss public transportation is one of the most efficient, safe, comfortable and clean in the world. Take a lift to the highest point around the city to admire the beauty of the surroundings and finally get a photo shooting with the amazing city background.

Mt Stanserhorn Photo-Tour with Convertible Style Cable Car

7. Mt Stanserhorn Photo-Tour with Convertible Style Cable Car

First, take the train to Stans on the southern side of Lake Lucerne, a ride which will take roughly 20 minutes, then make a time-jump ride on a wooden vintage funicular from the 19th century right before getting to the top-modern CabriO cable car. Most of you have probably experienced what a regular cable car feels like. The Stanserhorn mountain though has made it more exciting for its guests. The world’s first convertible-style cable car, the Stanserhorn CabriO, is where the fun begins. Wander from the summit down to the plateau at 1200 to 1600 meters above sea level in the Engelberg valley through the Geo-Trail towards the holiday destination of Wirzwerli where you will take a gondola ride down to the station. A 10 minute stroll will lead you to the train station and back to Luzern. Before you begin the hike, you’ll first be delighted with flowering meadows; stunning views over a hundred kilometers of alpine peaks, the city of Lucerne in the distance and also Lucerne’s own Mount Pilatus rising 2,128 meters into the sky; the lower sprawl of the Bürgenstock and the characteristic double peak of the Mythen among an endless scenery of lakes and mountain meadows. Marvel at the sights in an unforgettable ride through the valley, you can have a panoramic and completely unobstructed view while you float under the open sky with pristine mountain air blowing through your fluttering hair and no ropes above your head – as these are placed on the side of the carriage. The unimpaired view from the roofless upper deck of the gondola is truly memorable.

Lucerne: 3-Hour Essential Photography Tour

8. Lucerne: 3-Hour Essential Photography Tour

Capture and explore as many historic and modern sights as possible such as the medieval world-famous Chapel Bridge considered to be one of the oldest, covered wooden bridges in Europe; the Museggmauer, a wall which has been preserved in its original, well-fortified state; the many town squares with its frescoes at the heart of its car-free old town; the dramatic lion monument and the Culture and Convention Center (KKL) with futuristic architecture designed by the leading French architect Jean Nouvel. Join this authentic and enjoyable tour to discover Lucerne, its people, society and culture. Be introduced to the real Lucerne, geographically and culturally, that often remains inaccessible for most visitors to this beautiful city. The best places to visit are the ones that aren't commonly known. Be taken to the locations you might not have heard about but will certainly want to see. Experience unique new things from a local's perspective.

Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Photo Tour from Lucerne

9. Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Photo Tour from Lucerne

Capture the perfect postcard images in the best Swiss alps photography adventure. Bring your camera and you will be assisted to take unforgettable pictures. There is also the possibility to be photographed with professional equipment,  so you will not miss any detail of this life-enriching journey!  Leave from Interlaken, Grindelwald or Lucerne, from where a guided tour, in a modern cogwheel train, will take you up to “Kleine Scheidegg”, situated right at the foot of the world-famous Eiger North Face. Continue to the Jungfraujoch – the highest train station in Europe at 11,300 feet (3,454 meters). Admire the amazing kingdom of eternal snow and ice, visit the ice palace, and experience the breathtaking panorama of the Aletsch Glacier (Europe’s longest ice river), and the soaring peaks of the neighboring countries. Afterwards, take the trip back to Lauterbrunnen through typical mountain villages. Your professional guide will provide photography assistance along the way.

Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Zürich

10. Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Zürich

Explore Lucerne, probably the most famous Swiss city. Surrounded by mountains and Lake Lucerne, the city is the starting point for numerous excursions. Discover the Lucerne cityscape, characterized by the covered, medieval Chapel Bridge, which, with its gable paintings, is one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe. Take time to admire another landmark of the city, the Musegg Wall, which has been preserved in its original fortified form with the exception of one tower. Historic houses decorated with frescoes line picturesque squares in the car-free old town, such as the Weinmarkt. Lucerne is a city of squares and churches. The Jesuit Church from the 17th century is considered the first sacred baroque building in Switzerland and the two towers of the Hofkirche are an integral part of the cityscape. The dying lion, which was carved into the rock to commemorate the heroic death of the Swiss who fell in the Tuileries in 1792, is one of the most famous monuments in Switzerland.

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Excellent tour of Lucerne with Luis!

We had an excellent experience with Luis on this tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant and he made sure every person on our tour was happy at all times. He made sure we didn’t miss anything and made an extra unplanned stop when we asked. I would highly recommend!

Luis knows the best view of Lucerne especially if you really want to have nice picture w nice view. I also learned a bit on how to take a right photo.

Luis was great! A real enthusiast with lots a knowledge which he is prepared to share. Thanks Luis!!!