Day trip

From Zurich: Lucerne and Engelberg Full-Day Tour

Day trip

From Zurich: Lucerne and Engelberg Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours
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Explore Lucerne and Engelberg on a full-day trip from Zurich. Discover the quaint mountain town of Engelberg, go for a leisurely hike, or visit the imposing Baroque church of the local monastery.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Drive along the picturesque alpine road to the lively city of Lucerne
  • Visit Engelberg, a typically picturesque Swiss village
  • Take in the imposing church and flower shop of the Engelberg Monastery
  • Wander on a hike through flowering meadows in the Swiss Alps
  • See a local cheese shop where fresh produce of the area is sold
Full description

Discover the beauty of the Alps on this day trip by bus from Zurich to Lucerne and Engelberg. See the shimmering waters of Lake Lucerne and have free time to explore Lucerne. Visit a monastery in Engelberg and have time to soak up the charm of this village. 

Hop aboard a climate-controlled bus with plenty of space at the centrally-located meeting point in Zurich. Take in the countryside as you pass by Lake Lucerne. Stop to visit the beautiful city of Lucerne with an hour of free time. 

Continue to Engelberg to check out the stunning Baroque church of the monastery which was built by Benedictine monks in 1120 and still functions to this day. Spend the next 3 hours strolling through the village and shopping for souvenirs at a local cheese shop. 

Alternatively, you can hike through the Alpine landscape on breathtaking trails around the village or take an optional scooter (summer) or toboggan ride (winter). Return to your meeting point in Zurich at the end of your tour. 

  • Partly-guided tour by a professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • Carbon offset through myclimate
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Optional activities

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Meeting point

Your tour departs from Sihlquai Coach Parking near Zurich HB (main train station). Follow track 18 (last track on street level) until the road turns right. Follow the road for 50 meters and find the Sihlquai Coach Parking across from Starbucks. By public transport take tram 4, 6, or 13 to the stop Sihlquai/HB. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure with valid ID.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The tour is accompanied from Zurich to Engelberg and from Engelberg to Zurich
  • For the stay in Engelberg, you will be provided with a written itinerary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 154 reviews

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The tour is greatly enjoyed by the view of the landscapes of the mountains. The highly recommended guide gave us the tour in English and Spanish. I wish the stopover in Luzerna would last more than an hour as time is so short. As for Engelberg, I don't recommend it since it's 3 hours in a small town that can be traveled in 30 minutes, it's better to go to Titlis.

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September 1, 2022

I loved the tour. Due to the ease of the meeting point close to the train station, where there is a counter to give the name and get the sticker indicating which tour. When I went, they had 3 tours on the same bus, with 3 different guides, speaking Spanish and English. On the way we passed by beautiful places, we visited Lucerne, the guide left us near the bridge and showed us the meeting point, we were able to explore the place a little. Then we went to Engelberg, where most go to Mount Titlis. I went to see Engelberg, where there is a very beautiful lake with a view of houses and mountains. We had a great time there, there are restaurants, monastery, in short, a very pleasant afternoon. The guides and driver were very friendly!

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June 30, 2022

Great activity for a day. We went to Zurich for 3 days, spent one in old town, one in West Zurich and one doing this activity. It is nice because you get to see the countryside and the mountain. We did not go up to Mount Titlis which is an encouraged upgrade throughout the trip because we wanted to spend the day at our own pace.

March 7, 2022

Product ID: 25860