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Lucerne: 1-Hour Cruise on Panoramic Yacht

1. Lucerne: 1-Hour Cruise on Panoramic Yacht

Treat yourself to a 1-hour cruise in Lucerne onboard a panoramic yacht. Climb aboard the yacht at Bridge 7 at Swiss Hofquai, located directly across from the Schweizerhof Hotel. In order to listen to the audio guide download the "Listen Everywhere" app from the App Store or Google Play and make sure that you are connected to our WIFI "lakelucerne." Find yourself a comfortable spot on the upper deck, in the restaurant, or on the main deck. If you want to be very close to the water, take a seat on the water terrace at the back of the boat. Enjoy views of the lights of Lucerne as you cruise along the shoreline towards Meggenhorn Castle, past the Bürgenstock to the Richard Wagner Museum and back to Lucerne. Admire the luxurious villas, a picturesque hilly landscape, and the deep blue lake. Learn all about the sights from the audio guide and enjoy snacks and drinks at the bar.

From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

2. From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of Jungfraujoch, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2007 for its stunning High Alps scenery, and as the site of Europe’s largest glacier and highest train station. Take a scenic coach journey along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier by gondola. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock at the top. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for the most breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace in the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the car-free resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting for your return transfer to Zurich.

From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

3. From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, the site of Europe's largest glacier. It is also home to Europe's highest train station. The 10-hour excursion begins with a scenic coach journey from Lucerne, along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier. From there, change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. From the top of Jungfraujoch, you’ll marvel at the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour, marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Walk along the tunnels of the Ice Palace into the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Lucerne.

Lucerne: Tandem-Paragliding Flight

4. Lucerne: Tandem-Paragliding Flight

You will begin by meeting your pilot at the train station. From there, take a quick cable car ride to get to the launch site where you'll listen to a brief safety briefing before going to "heaven". You'll soon feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins as you take in breathtaking views of the Alps. Soar like a bird, surrounded by stunning views of Lucerne, Engelberg, and Emmetten. Feel the freedom of the wind as your pilot takes you on an experience like never before. After landing in the valley, you will head back to the train station following an unforgettable day in the skies.

From Zurich: Day Trip to Lucerne with Optional Yacht Cruise

5. From Zurich: Day Trip to Lucerne with Optional Yacht Cruise

Visit the charming old town of Lucerne on this day-long excursion. Your tour will take you over the Albispass and along Lake Lucerne, the Lake of the Four Cantons, to the town itself. There you will take a small guided tour of the most important sights in the city such as the Chapel Bridge, the Town Hall, the Jesuit Church, and the concert and congress centers. After this, you will have 6 hours to yourself, in order to explore this town, its culture, and traditions, on your own. Visit the Verkehrshaus, the museum of transport and communication, or the Rosengart Museum, housing works by Picasso and Paul Klee. Take a boat trip on beautiful Lake Lucerne, or ride on the City-Train, a road train taking you around the city in 40 minutes (April to October). The picturesque back-streets and alleyways of the old town would entice anyone into strolling down them, to explore their hidden charms. Do a bit of shopping in unique surroundings. Enjoy a relaxing day out from Zürich to Lucerne.

Rafting in Interlaken with Return Transfer from Lucerne

6. Rafting in Interlaken with Return Transfer from Lucerne

Start your day in Lucerne city center with a scenic coach journey through the beautiful countryside to Interlaken, Europe's adventure capital and internationally renowned hotspot for outdoor sport enthusiasts. Before starting your rafting excursion, enjoy some leisure time to explore Interlaken, located between two astonishing lakes, on your own. At the adventure base, a team of internationally accredited outdoor guides will welcome and brief you for the upcoming white water action. Start your exhilarating rafting adventure on the mighty Lütschine right below the majestic Eiger North Face. Paddle down the turbulent waters and steer the racing dinghy through the continuous class III-IV rapids surging down from the mountains. The thrilling journey on the demanding white water ends at the turquoise Lake of Brienz. What a perfect final of this spectacular raft experience in the Swiss Alps! At the end of your adventure, return to Lucerne with your tour guide.

Day Trip from Lucerne: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

7. Day Trip from Lucerne: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

Enjoy a morning drive from Lucerne to the Bernese Oberland, passing by five different mountain lakes and listening to interesting explanations of your multilingual guide. After a picture stop at the famous village of Interlaken, go to the charming mountain resort Grindelwald.  Take the cable car up to Mount First to experience the unique summit attraction "First Cliff Walk by Tissot". The trail with a 40-meter one-rope suspension bridge promises an extraordinary adrenaline kick. Grab a bite to eat on the spectacular sun terrace of the restaurant “Berggasthaus First” (not included). Nearby, find one of Switzerland's most thrilling activities: the First Flyer, a gigantic zip line that gives you the feeling of flying over 800 meters down the hill with a maximum speed of 84 kilometers per hour. Then, continue by mountain cart on an exceptional ride to Bort, from where you complete your adventure by Trottibike scooter. Curve down to Grindelwald through lovely alpine scenery passing by grazing cows and typical Swiss chalets.  Enjoy some leisure time to explore the alpine village Grindelwald before you take the train back to Interlaken, where you will meet your tour guide again for the return trip to Lucerne.

From Lucerne: Canyoning in Interlaken w/ Return Transfer

8. From Lucerne: Canyoning in Interlaken w/ Return Transfer

Setting out from Lucerne city center, a scenic coach journey through the beautiful Swiss countryside will take you to the famous town of Interlaken, an internationally renowned hotspot for all kinds of outdoor sporting activities. The bustling town is located in the heart of the beautiful Bernese Oberland between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Enjoy some leisure time before this memorable experience and explore the town of Interlaken on your own. Back at the meeting point, experienced outdoor guides will welcome and brief you for this action-packed canyoning adventure with a guaranteed nerve thrill. Explore the astonishing nature while traveling through hidden gorges with impressive rock formations, jump down clear waterfalls and rappel the slippery rock faces. Then, meet with your tour guide in the late afternoon for the return journey to Lucerne.

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What people are saying about Lucerne

This was a fantastic adventure. Our tour guide Annette was so knowledgable and helpful, giving us lots of interesting information and explained each part of the day brilliantly. Sweets before we arrived at Jungfrauhoch were really helpful as we did feel slightly lightheaded due to the altitude. It was a shame that the snow fun areas were shut due to poor visibility and stormy weather. However we still enjoyed stunning views and it was an excellent day trip!

I am disappointed i am not allowed to rate it 10 stars on 5 . I absolutely loved this tour and would say that this tour will get you to the best scenery and experience in Switzerland. Strongly recommend for tourists who have 2 - e days in Switzerland and may not be comfortable exploring on their own. Must do trip. I have been to Titlis too. If you have two days, suggest do both. If you only one day - this should be your preference.

It was worth it. Such a long journey from Zurich, but the view was magical. Monica and Weili have a lot of knowledges and also care for us, they gave us a lot of information about everything along the journey. It was a well planned trip :)

you can tell everyone you were at the top of europe ! we had a snowball fight in july ! some people went tubing and snowboarding and skiing - very interesting exhibits and a well organized full day

Had such an amazing experience! Definitely recommend doing if you can !