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  1. Switzerland
  2. Central Switzerland
  3. Lucerne

Lucerne City Tour & Lake Cruise from Basel

Product ID: 206952
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Spend a half-day in Lucerne with your private tour guide who will show you many of the city's most famous historical landmarks. Boarding a train from Basel, you'll arrive in Lucerne in no time and learn about this city's fascinating history.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German

Pick-up included

The lobby of your hotel in Basel or at your cruise terminal
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of Lucerne with your private tour guide
  • Enjoy a panoramic cruise on Lake Lucerne
  • Visit many of the city's most popular historical landmarks
Full description
Start your tour by meeting your guide at your accommodation. Here, enjoy a pleasant meet and greet with your guide before making your way to the train station in Basel. Hop aboard an intercity train and within 1-hour you will step foot in the amazing city of Lucerne. 

Once you step off the platform, you'll first visit the famous Concert Hall, designed by Jean Nouvel, a magnificent building whose architecture is worthy of marveling at. On the walk with your tour guide, you will head toward the wooden "Chapel Bridge", a 200-meter long pedestrian crossing bridge. Your informative guide will tell you fascinating facts about the history of the bridge and its paintings. Continue on your tour with a stroll through the car-free inner city circle of the Old Town. Your tour guide will give you information about the houses and their origins from the 16th-century. Whilst here you'll also get to take a walk over the "Spreuer Bridge" and enjoy a coffee break along the "Reuss" river. 

After your break, you will continue along the city wall, formerly used for defense purposes many centuries ago. At the end of the wall, you will find the famous Lion Monument, a rock relief that commemorates the massacres of Swiss guards during the French revolution. Your tour guide will lead you back to the boat station, where you'll board the panoramic yacht, which will take you out to lake Luzern. You may listen to the headphone comments during the tour, or just ask your tour guide about directions, mountains and, houses along the shore. After the one hour boat tour, you'll return to the train station in Lucerne en route back to Basel where your tour will finish. 
Includes
  • All taxes, fees and, handling charges
  • Local and professional guide for your party only
  • All transportation fees for the train to Lucerne, bus and boat
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses during the tour

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received within 48-hours of booking, subject to availability of schedule, train seats, and tourguide
• A minimum of 2-people per booking is required
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• For wheelchair assistance - please contact your tour provider before booking
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Swiss Travel Guide

Product ID: 206952