Join us on a Lucerne Day Tour From Zurich, with a special boat trip to Burgenstock, climbing 500 meters above Lake Lucerne. Lucerne and Bürgenstock make ideal day trips from Zurich, but organizing transportation and excursions to explore independently cuts into valuable sightseeing time.
On this tour, reach both sites in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle in one day with your guide—with pickup and drop-off at Zurich Central Station included. Admire the alpine scenery by boat and cable railway, with plenty of free time to explore Lucerne and Bürgenstock at your leisure.
- Lucerne day trip from Zurich
- Special trip to Burgenstock by boat across Lake Lucerne
- Includes a ride on the Burgenstock funicular railway
- Option to ride the Hammetschwand Elevator, the highest exterior elevator in Europe
Zurich – Lucerne – Lake Lucerne – Kehrsiten – Burgenstock Resort – Kehrsiten – Lucerne – Zurich
Start your day with a scenic coach ride through the beautiful countryside, then to the charming town of Lucerne along the shores of the Lake of the Four Cantons. Either at Lake Lucerne or at the Lion Monument, enjoy a quick picture stop en route and catch the moment with your camera. Your guide will point out the most outstanding landmarks on the way to the Old Town of Lucerne: the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and the Concert and Congress Hall.
To discover Lucerne, explore its sights or have a bite to eat, use the free time allocated (own expense). Then make your way to the newly built shuttle boat at Burgenstock, which will take you on a scenic cruise to Kehrsiten. Then take the famous Burgenstock cable railway, which is included in the price of the show. Discover the fashionable resort of Burgenstock, which in 1827 first opened its doors to the public. Stroll along the paths that once hosted the rich and famous.
The resort has undergone renovation, reopening its doors in 2017, hosted by several famous guests such as Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn, and Sean Connery. There’s shopping and dining at the resort, nice outdoor hiking trails, and spectacular views of the bay. We highly recommend taking an alpine hike to the Hammetschwand Lift, the highest external elevator in the world, for active or thrill seekers (own expense).
Read more: Lucerne Travel Guide.
Descend to Kehrsiten and return to Lucerne on a relaxing boat ride. For the guided return trip to Zurich, meet your guide in Lucerne. This will conclude our Lucerne Day Tour.
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