Day trip

From Zurich: Funicular to Mt. Bürgenstock & Lake Lucerne

3.6 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours
Day trip

From Zurich: Funicular to Mt. Bürgenstock & Lake Lucerne

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

From US$ 117.08 per person

Join a partly guided day tour to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities in the Swiss Alps. Visit Mount Bürgenstock, famously known for its luxurious resort and panoramic views of Lake Lucerne.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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  • Enjoy the beauty of the Swiss country side on a relaxing coach trip through the Alps
  • Spend free time in Lucerne and soak up the atmosphere of this magnificent city
  • Go on a scenic cruise to Kehrsiten then take the famous Bürgenstock funicular railway
  • Discover the luxurious Bürgenstock resort
Full description
Starting from Zurich, take a scenic coach journey through the beautiful countryside and along the shores of the Lake of the Four Cantons, making your way to the charming town of Lucerne. Enjoy a short photo stop en route at either Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument where you can capture the beautiful views on camera. On the way into the Old Town of Lucerne, your guide will point out the most famous landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church, and the Concert & Congress Hall on a brief introductory tour. Once you have arrived in the Old Town, use your free time to wander around the city and explore its sights. In the afternoon, the newly designed Bürgenstock shuttle boat takes you on a scenic cruise to Kehrsiten, before you board the legendary Bürgenstock funicular railway. Then, get a glimpse of the world of luxury at the Bürgenstock resort, which first opened its doors to the public back in 1827. Stroll along the paths where the rich and famous resided back in the day. Not only shopping or restaurant opportunities at the resort will await you at 500 meters above the lake, but also hiking paths and astonishing views over Lucerne and its surrounding landscapes. All active or thrill-seekers can take an alpine hike to the Hammetschwand Lift, the world’s highest exterior elevator (optional).
  • Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • Return boat ride from Lucerne to Kehrsiten
  • Bürgenstock funicular
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities

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Meeting point

• Depart from Sihlquai Coach Parking near Zurich Hauptbahnhof (main train station). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure and bring a valid ID. • From the station, follow track 18 (last track on street level) until the road turns to the right. Follow the road for 50 meters and find the Sihlquai Coach Parking just opposite Starbucks • By public transport take tram 4/6/13 to the stop “Sihlquai/HB”

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The tour is guided from Zürich to Lucerne and back by a professional guide; for the unescorted part from Lucerne to Bürgenstock and back, you will be provided with tickets and detailed written information.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Good activity to discover Switzerland, on the other hand you have to be quite independent because the guide does not follow you and you have to do it alone from Lucerne

January 28, 2023

It was a very beautiful day. The guide was ok, but was knowledgeable about the unguided portion. Didn’t have restaurant or places of interest suggestions. Didn’t really give a sense of what to do during that time. Some descriptions were a bit difficult to understand.

August 2, 2022

Not recommended it's just a bus to move you from bus station to anothet bus station !

December 28, 2019

Product ID: 227452