Lucerne Day Tours

See the magical beauty of Lucerne with Lucerne Switzerland day tours. The city, situated in Switzerland, has scenic views as there are old buildings and lovely streets to see here. With guided tours, you can learn some interesting facts about the rich culture and past of this city. From the famous Chapel Bridge to the amazing Mount Pilatus, Thrillophilia’s tour packages show you the best of Lucerne. 

Book our Switzerland tour package to have an easy and fun trip. The Lucerne day tours let you enjoy the beauty of this Swiss treasure with expert guides. Whether you are looking at the beautiful Lake Lucerne or walking in the old part of town, every moment will be special. 

Our tour packages make travelling around Switzerland easy, so you can enjoy Lucerne to the fullest. Feel the magic of this amazing city with Thrillophilia’s Lucerne day tours and make memories that will last forever.

Places To Visit in Lucerne

1. Chapel Bridge: Chapel Bridge is famous for being the oldest wooden bridge in Europe. The bridge was built in the 14th century. The interior of the bridge has vibrant paintings which were created in the 17th century, showing scenes from Lucerne's history. A fire damaged some parts of the bridge in the past, but it was rebuilt. One interesting fact is that the bridge has a tall tower called the Water Tower at one end. The tower, once part of the city's fortifications, served as a prison and a treasury. Today, this attraction is a popular tourist place where you can enjoy the beautiful views and learn about the city's past.

2. Swiss Museum of Transport: The museum has amazing exhibits showing the rich history of transport in Switzerland. There are displays related to planes, trains, automobiles, and space travel to educate visitors. Here, you can see historic vehicles and old devices and learn about the evolution of transport in the country. The museum also has some outdoor attractions like a planetarium and a miniature railway to give an informative experience to kids. People from all over come to visit this place and have a great time learning about transportation.

3. Lucerne Old Town: This old town is a charming area which is full of beauty and history. Its narrow cobblestone streets have colourful buildings decorated with amazing paintings. You can roam around the medieval squares and see famous places like Chapel Bridge and Water Tower. There is a range of lively markets, cosy cafes, and shops where you can buy various Swiss goods. The town has scenic beauty and a wonderful ambience that gives an insight into the city’s present and past. 

4. Lake Lucerne: On your Lucerne day tours, take a visit to one of Switzerland's most scenic lakes. It is surrounded by majestic mountains like The Rigi, Pilatus, the Bürgenstock, and the Buochserhorn. It spans over 44 square miles and has beautiful views at every turn. You can either enjoy boat rides on its clear blue waters or relax on its amazing shores. Also, you can visit villages like Weggis and Vitznau near the lake and learn about Swiss culture. There are some exciting activities like swimming, fishing, and hiking on the lake in which you can take part and connect with nature.

5. Mount Pilatus: It is a majestic peak providing panoramic views of Lucerne to visitors. It stands at a height of 2,128 meters (6,982 feet) and is accessible by a scenic cogwheel railway. The mountain has hiking trails where you can either take easy walks or enjoy challenging climbs. Also, you can reach the summit by cable car or gondola. It is said that Pilatus was once home to dragons, now it is a popular place for tourists and adventurers.

6. Lion Monument: It is a mournful memorial carved into a sandstone rock face. The monument stands at a height of approximately six metres (20 feet) above the ground. It is a tribute to Swiss Guards who died defending the French monarchy during the French Revolution in 1792. It depicts a dying lion keeping its head on a shield having the fleur-de-lis of the French monarchy. It is known as the ‘ most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world’. People visit here and pay their respect to the soldiers for their sacrifice and bravery.

Best Time To Visit Lucerne

Lucerne day tours can be planned throughout the year. Thrillophilia provides an amazing experience to visitors who book Lucerne tour packages at any time of the year. 

  • Peak Season: Summer, from June to August, is the peak season in Lucerne. During this time, the temperature ranges from around 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F), creating pleasant weather for exploring the city. The landscape is scenic with lush greenery and huge mountains. This time is ideal for outdoor activities like boating on Lake Lucerne and visiting the city's famous sites like Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, and the Swiss Museum of Transport. Festivals and events like the Lake Lucerne Summer Festival bring excitement to the streets, offering a lively atmosphere.
  • Shoulder Season: Spring (April to May) and fall (September to October) offer a pleasant climate and fewer crowds. During this time, temperatures vary, with average highs ranging from around 8°C to 15°C and average lows ranging from approximately 0°C to 8°C. The landscape during this season becomes colourful with blooming flowers and lush greenery. You can expect fewer crowds compared to the peak summer months. Several festivals and events like the Lucerne Carnival, the Lucerne Blues Festival, and the Lucerne Piano Festival take place during this season.
  • Waning Season: During the winter months of November to March, Lucerne experiences a low season in tourism. During this time, you can experience a scenic ambience with snow-covered landscapes and festive decorations. While temperatures may be colder, ranging from around 10°C to 20°C, there are fewer tourists. Cosy cafes and seasonal activities like skiing, hiking, and cruising on Lake Lucerne provide enjoyment during this season.
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Lucerne Day Tours FAQs

Is one day in Lucerne enough?

In one day, you can enjoy the beauty and charm of the city by exploring its famous attractions. You can visit Chapel Bridge, and Lion Monument, or take a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. You can also taste delicious Swiss cuisine and chocolates on your one-day trip. However, increasing your stay allows for a more relaxed and memorable experience.

Is a day trip to Lucerne worth it?

Yes, a day trip to Lucerne is worth it if you want to see its famous sights like Chapel Bridge and Mount Pilatus. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of green landscapes and mountains on the shores of Lake Lucerne. You can also take a boat ride on Lake Lucerne for an amazing experience. However, staying longer allows for a proper visit to its famous places.

Which is better, Interlaken or Lucerne?

Both Interlaken and Lucerne are charming destinations in Switzerland, each having unique features to attract travellers. Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, is famous for stunning alpine scenery and adventure sports like paragliding, skydiving, and bungee jumping. However, Lucerne has traditional Swiss charm with its medieval architecture, historic places, and cobblestone streets. If you are an adventure seeker, Interlaken is an ideal place to enjoy thrilling activities. Meanwhile, if you are looking for a more relaxed and cultural experience with historic charm, you should visit Lucerne.

What are some of the must-do things in Lucerne?

  • Walk Across Chapel Bridge: You can take a walk on Lucerne's famous Chapel Bridge which dates back to the 14th century. You can see amazing paintings in the interior of the bridge and enjoy views of the river and the city.
  • Ride Mount Pilatus: For a memorable experience, you can get on a cable car or cogwheel train to reach the summit of Mount Pilatus. As you reach, you will be amazed by the scenic views of Lucerne and the Alps.
  • Explore Old Town: On your city tour, you can also visit Lucerne's lovely Old Town. Here, you can see narrow streets, colourful houses, and historical places like the Lion Monument and Town Hall.
  • Boat Cruise on Lake Lucerne: Take a boat cruise and admire the beauty of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains. You will enjoy the scenic views of mountains, forests, and calm villages along the seaside.
  • Visit the Swiss Museum of Transport: With Lucerne Switzerland day tours, you can take a visit to the amazing world of transportation at the Swiss Museum of Transport. You will see amazing exhibits and vintage vehicles in the museum to improve your knowledge.

Is Lucerne very expensive?

No, Lucerne is not too expensive overall. While things like hotels and eating out in some parts might cost more, there are many cheaper choices too. With Thrillophilia’s Lucerne Switzerland day tours, you can have a great time exploring the city without spending too much money.

Why is Lucerne so famous?

Lucerne is famous for its scenic views near Lake Lucerne, famous places like Water Tower and Lion Monument, and the lovely Old Town. Visitors come to see places like Chapel Bridge, Mount Pilatus, and Lake Lucerne. The city is also known for cultural events and traditional festivals like Lucerne Festival and Fasnacht (Carnival), attracting artists from all over the world.

Lucerne Day Tours Reviews

Deeptanshu Bhattacharya
Reviewed: 09 Aug 2022
Riding the world's first rotating cable car up Mount Titlis was a dream come true. We were in awe of the views of the Swiss Alps and lakes. Crossing the highest suspension bridge in Europe was challenging yet memorable. We had fun exploring the Glacier Cave, riding the Ice Flier, and sliding down th... Read More
Abhi Goswami
Reviewed: 28 Jun 2022
Thanks to thrillophilia for recommending this train ride. Great services and comfortable journey. We also enjoyed pre booked tickets with splendid inclusions. The food was fantastic. Looking forward to more of this.
Gudakesha Bhattathiri
Reviewed: 17 May 2022
My family was surprised by the beauty of Mount Titlis. It was covered with snow as far as our eyes could see. Definitely one of my most favorite moments in Switzerland. We skied through the hill tops and enjoyed the serene views. Thanks thrillophilia for recommending such a great trip.
Ravi Kumar Gupta
Reviewed: 25 May 2022
The journey on the cogwheel train was excellent. I couldn't help but be intrigued by the beautiful views beyond the window. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed riding the cogwheel train. The event was thrilling, especially for my parents. The local tour guide was really knowledgeable and very helpful... Read More
Amit Jain
Reviewed: 21 Jan 2022
Booking this trip by Thrillophilia was the best way for me and my family to explore the city of Lucerne, Interlaken and Grindelwald, without having to rush. The trip lasted for over 10 hours, and our guide made sure to take us to all the famous and local places to make our experience worthwhile. Tha... Read More
Chandani Achari
Reviewed: 07 Jan 2022
During this trip, we enjoyed a gondola ride, a Dragon cable car ride, and a hike to the peak of Mt. Pilatus, spectacular views of the mountains, valleys, and lakes, delicious local food, and the world's steepest cogwheel railway ride, and a boat cruise. This was one of the best trips I've ever had a... Read More

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