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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.

Lucerne: Round-Trip Catamaran Cruise on Lake Lucerne

2. Lucerne: Round-Trip Catamaran Cruise on Lake Lucerne

Treat yourself to a scenic catamaran cruise on Lake Lucerne. Explore the Alpine landscape and admire sweeping views of untouched nature. Be camera-ready as you pass iconic landmarks and green-covered mountains like Rigi and Bürgenstock. Hop on board a modern hybrid-powered catamaran and depart from the city center to a natural oasis of rugged mountains and vibrant greenery. See Lucerne Bay’s famous landmarks and the awe-inspiring Mount Pilatus, Mount Rigi, and Mount Bürgenstock. Stretch out, capture unique landscape photos, and grab a drink or snack from the vending machine on board. As you make your way round-trip back to the city, soak in the tranquility of the water and the grandeur of the mountains.

From Lucerne: Mount Bürgenstock by Ferry and Funicular

3. From Lucerne: Mount Bürgenstock by Ferry and Funicular

Cross Lake Lucerne by ferry, and then climb aboard the funicular railway to journey to the top of Mount Bürgenstock.  Get magnificent views as you make your way to the expansive Bürgenstock resort, where you can hike one of the walking trails and discover indoor and outdoor tennis courts and swimming pools. Play a round on the 9-hole golf course or board the vertical Hammetschwandlift elevator. Avail of an exciting selection of international cuisine at up to 12 different bars and restaurants. Then, head back down the mountain on the funicular railway and cruise back to Lucerne by ferry.

From Lucerne: Mt. Pilatus and Lake Lucerne Small-Group Tour

4. From Lucerne: Mt. Pilatus and Lake Lucerne Small-Group Tour

Journey to the heart of Mount Pilatus in the Swiss wilderness, with opportunities to explore Lake Lucerne, Pilatus summit, and ride the famous dragon aerial cable car, on a guided tour from Lucerne. Discover Lake Lucerne, also known as The Lake of Four Cantons, and admire the Bürgenstock, Rigi Mountain, and Pilatus Mountain from afar cruising along the crystal-clear lake. From May to October, take the boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad instead. Upon arrival in Alpnachstad, take the cogwheel train to ascend the foothills of Pilatus, all the way to the end of the steepest rack railway in the world. Admire the views over the Alps from 2,073 meters high, as your guide reveals the historical, cultural, and culinary highlights of each area. Afterward, choose to keep soaking up the stunning valley views from a restaurant or enjoy a hike to the summit of Mt. Pilatus for a bird’s eye view of Lucerne. Breathe in the fresh mountain air from the viewing platform as you gaze out over crystal-clear lakes, lush green meadows, and rolling peaks. Learn how Pilatus came to be haunted by legends of dragons and why many believe the body of Pontius Pilate was laid to rest within its foothills. Descend from the mountain aboard the iconic “dragon ride” aerial cable car, suspended in a giant glass cabin that provides 360 views of the region. Enjoy an ever-changing perspective of the Alpine landscape, as Lucerne pulls back into focus as you approach the end of the line.

From Zurich: Funicular to Mt. Bürgenstock & Lake Lucerne

5. From Zurich: Funicular to Mt. Bürgenstock & Lake Lucerne

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).

From Basel: Mt. Pilatus and Lake Lucerne Small Group Tour

6. From Basel: Mt. Pilatus and Lake Lucerne Small Group Tour

Towering over the city of Lucerne like a monument to the Swiss wilderness, Mt. Pilatus is a must-visit for nature lovers. This stunning massif boasts several stunning peaks, set within a playground of soaring rock faces, lush rolling valleys, and a network of meandering emerald lakes. The tallest peak in the group, Mt. Pilatus, reaches a heady 2,132 meters above sea level, and is beloved by visitors for its sensational views over the region. We’ll take you to the heart of the sights, with opportunities to explore the Lake of Lucerne, Pilatus summit, and ride the famous dragon aerial cable cars. This adventure is perfect for nature lovers with options to adapt the itinerary to your needs. Experience the Lake of Lucerne, also known as the lake of four cantons, and admire the Bürgenstock, Rigi Mountain, and Pilatus Mountain from afar cruising along the crystal clear lake. From May to October you will have the option to take the boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad instead. Arrived Alpnachstad, take the cogwheel train where the engine will climb the foothills of Pilatus, taking you to the end of the steepest rack railway in the world. Admire the views over the Alps from 2,073 meters high, as your guide reveals the history, culture, and culinary delights of each area. After you will have the option to keep soaking up the stunning valley views from the restaurant or enjoy a leisurely hike to the summit of Mt. Pilatus. The top of this famous peak offers a bird’s eye view of historic Lucerne, and panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy the clean mountain air from the viewing platform as you gaze out over an expanse of crystal-clear lakes, lush green meadows, and rolling peaks and valleys. Learn how Pilatus came to be haunted by legends of dragons and why many believe the body of Pontius Pilate was laid to rest within its foothills. Our descent from Mt. Pilatus will take us aboard the iconic “dragon ride” aerial cable cart, where we will float back to earth suspended in a giant glass cabin. The windowed walls provide 360 views of the Lucerne region, and many compare the experience of flying. Enjoy an ever changing perspective of the Alpine landscape, as historic Lucerne pulls back into focus as we approach the end of the line. The ride is a highlight of any trip to Mt. Pilatus.

Lake Lucerne Peninsula e-bike Tour

7. Lake Lucerne Peninsula e-bike Tour

We depart from Lucerne train station and follow the free-car cycle trails. This beautiful and relaxed trail will take you along the lake passing by many public beaches and lake clubs. The view of the Swiss alps in the backdrop is simply breathtaking. We travel a distance of 16 kms/10 miles on battery-assisted pedalling e-bikes which enables everyone with a “normal level of physical fitness” to enjoy this experience. In summer hot days you will find idyllic places for a picnic and swimming. We start this panoramic tour right at the heart of Lucerne city. We ride through the new part of the city along the former railway tracks which now is a cycling and pedestrian highway. Continue your ride enjoying views of the Sport area and local gardens. Follow the trail along the lakeshore and admire wonderful views of the Pilatus, Rigi, Stanserhorn, Bürgenstock and the local vineyards. Along the lake we encounter numerous bathing places which are popular in the summer, the perfect place for a picnic or a break just to enjoy the alpine views. The tour continues with a series of ups and downs. The imposing villas form a marked contrast to the agricultural areas and farms along the road. We stop by one of the most popular lake beaches where locals cool off in hot summer days. We continue towards Lucerne train station where we will end the tour.

Scenic Shuttle: Lucerne to Interlaken Transfer Service

8. Scenic Shuttle: Lucerne to Interlaken Transfer Service

The drive from Lucerne to Interlaken offers some breathtaking scenery as you pass through the heart of Switzerland. Here are some of the beautiful sights you can expect to see along the way: Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee): Your journey will likely start along the shores of Lake Lucerne, with its crystal-clear waters surrounded by stunning mountain peaks (depending on your hotel location). Swiss Alps: As you leave Lucerne and head towards Interlaken, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the Swiss Alps. Keep your camera ready as you'll have many opportunities to capture the majestic mountain scenery. Brunig Pass (Brünigpass): This mountain pass is a highlight of the drive. You'll traverse the pass and enjoy sweeping vistas of the surrounding mountains, including the Bernese Alps and the Jungfrau Massif. Lungernsee: As you acscend to the Brunig Pass, you'll pass by Lungernsee, a picturesque alpine lake surrounded by lush greenery and small Swiss villages. Waterfalls: Depending on the season, you may encounter numerous waterfalls cascading down the mountainsides, especially after rainfall or during the spring thaw. Lake Brienz: As you approach Interlaken, you'll drive alongside Lake Brienz, both offering stunning views and opportunities for photography. Interlaken: Your drive will culminate in the beautiful town of Interlaken, situated between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, with the towering Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks in the background.

From Basel: Mt. Pilatus and Lake Lucerne Private Tour

9. From Basel: Mt. Pilatus and Lake Lucerne Private Tour

Towering over the city of Lucerne like a monument to the Swiss wilderness, Mt. Pilatus is a must-visit for nature lovers. This stunning massif boasts several stunning peaks, set within a playground of soaring rock faces, lush rolling valleys, and a network of meandering emerald lakes. The tallest peak in the group, Mt. Pilatus, reaches a heady 2,132 meters above sea level, and is beloved by visitors for its sensational views over the region. We’ll take you to the heart of the sights, with opportunities to explore the Lake of Lucerne, Pilatus summit, and ride the famous dragon aerial cable cars. This adventure is perfect for nature lovers. First Discovery Experience the Lake of Lucerne, also known as the lake of four cantons, and admire the Bürgenstock, Rigi Mountain, and Pilatus Mountain from afar cruising along the crystal clear lake. From May to October you will have the option to take the boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad instead. Arrived Alpnachstad, take the cogwheel train where the engine will climb the foothills of Pilatus, taking you to the end of the steepest rack railway in the world. Admire the views over the Alps from 2,073 meters high, as your guide reveals the history, culture, and culinary delights of each area. Second Discovery After you will have the option to keep soaking up the stunning valley views from the restaurant or enjoy a leisurely hike to the summit of Mt. Pilatus. The top of this famous peak offers a bird’s eye view of historic Lucerne, and panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy the clean mountain air from the viewing platform as you gaze out over an expanse of crystal-clear lakes, lush green meadows, and rolling peaks and valleys. Learn how Pilatus came to be haunted by legends of dragons and why many believe the body of Pontius Pilate was laid to rest within its foothills. Third Discovery Our descent from Mt. Pilatus will take us aboard the iconic “dragon ride” aerial cable cart, where we will float back to earth suspended in a giant glass cabin. The windowed walls provide 360 views of the Lucerne region, and many compare the experience of flying. Enjoy an ever changing perspective of the Alpine landscape, as historic Lucerne pulls back into focus as we approach the end of the line. The ride is a highlight of any trip to Mt. Pilatus.

Burgenstock: Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi, & Lake Lucerne Day Trip

10. Burgenstock: Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi, & Lake Lucerne Day Trip

Treat yourself to the adventure of a lifetime with our jam-packed guided tour that has been specially curated to help you make precious memories. Upon embarking on this unique excursion, you'll experience spectacular Swiss culture first-hand while immersing yourself in Switzerland's most mesmerizing landscapes. During this thrilling excursion, you'll experience five wondrous discoveries. First, float among the clouds as you ascend in a thrilling gondola lift ride. You'll then be guided to the highest peak of Mount Pilatus, where you can absorb breathtaking views of the surrounding Alpine peaks. The adventure will continue by cogwheel to Alpnachstad, where you will explore the world's steepest railway track before unwinding on a scenic cruise through Lake Lucerne. Concluding your trip at Vitznau, you will journey up Mount Rigi via train to discover the region's remarkable historical heritage and oversee where Switzerland was founded in 1291. By the end of this eventful excursion, you'll have experienced the best Swiss landscapes and become enriched with Swiss culture and history!

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What people are saying about Bürgenstock

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4.4
(32 reviews)

This excursion was an amazing experience and I would 100% recommend it to anyone! Jonas and co were great guides and my mom and I thoroughly enjoyed their tour!

Beautiful scenery in a modern boat. The water was so calm too. Definitely recommend doing this trip whilst in Lucerne.

The scenery was beautiful. It might have been nice to have an audio guide since this is booked as a tour.

Perfect, from the boat, funicular with service at the hotel bar, wonderful sunny day

amazing views, cold water breeze, lots of seating in and out, nice captains