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Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience

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Luzern, Switzerland
Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Home to medieval architecture and spectacular lakeside scenery, Lucerne is widely considered the jewel in Switzerland’s crown. On this tour, explore Lucerne and surrounds by foot and by boat, and see the best of the city in one day. With your guide to lead the way, hit top attractions including the Chapel Bridge and Lucerne Castle, and gain insight into centuries of colorful Swiss history. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
  • See the best of Lucerne in one day
  • Explore on foot and by sightseeing boat tour
  • Take in top sites of interest such as the Chapel Bridge and Lucerne Castle
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience
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Local guide
One hour sightseeing cruise
Lift Ticket to Lucerne Castle
Two hrs. walking city tour
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Personal expenses
Travel Insurance
Torbogen Luzern , Bahnhofpl., 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Big Arch monument right outside Lucerne train station.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Passenger Diaries Switzerland Tours & Experiences
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience.

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Highly recommend
Harold_C
, May 2022
Our tour guide, Luis Medina was and outstanding young man with tremendous knowledge and affability. Our group was small which made moving point to point easy. Luis demonstrated a true love for Switzerland and Luzern by his passion. We had a wonderful time with him.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent Tour
Michael_S
, May 2022
Excellent tour. Saw and learned a lot about the city. The tour guild was great and all the details about the city.
star-5
So much more than advertised highlights
sm6qjnh5kc
, May 2022
This was an amazing tour, especially thanks to our guide, Tanya. When we booked it, we thought the cruise would be the highlight. It was beautiful to see the lake and an hour was just the right amount of time. Tanya met us afterwards and we spent two hours walking the city with her. It turned out to be just us so we essentially had a private tour and her knowledge of her city was impressive and very informative. The Chapel Bridge, the Lion monument, and the City Wall and Towers were the highlights and her stories about them were comprehensive and well-told. We elected for the wine and cheese tasting afterwards had further opportunity to hear about the city from her. We took her recommendation a place to eat which finished off a great afternoon!
star-5
Absolutely wonderful!!
Eugene_S
, May 2022
Luis was our tour guide and he was excellent! His knowledge of Luzern’s history and guidance throughout the beautiful city made our trip wonderful and educational. We enjoyed his friendly demeanor and willingness to stop and take many amazing photos of us at the various places we saw. We highly recommend him and the tour!
star-5
Not to be missed
Kathleen_C
, May 2022
Our guide Luis was fabulous. We saw so much we would have missed and his knowledge of the city and it's history was amazing. Lots of sights packed into 2 hours walking and the boat tour made a great day of this beautiful city.
star-5
Great tour- great guide- great value
Alan_H
, May 2022
Luis was an excellent guide- learned a lot about history and saw beautiful sights- recommended for folks that don't have much time but want to get a good feel for Lucerne
star-5
Excellent tour guide
Renae_W
, Apr 2022
Luis was an excellent tour guide. He gave us detailed history from the towers to the art within the waking bridge. Luis took us to historic sites, wonderful city views and showed us places to eat the drink Boat ride was beautiful
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We loved the tour!
Michael_S
, Apr 2022
We had a great time on the walking/boat tour of Lucerne! Luis, who runs the company, worked with us to schedule the tour around our schedule, and kept in contact on the day leading up to the tour. Tanja, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the history and sites in Lucerne, and my wife and I enjoyed walking around the city with her. The second part of the tour was a boat ride on Lake Lucerne to Burgenstock and back, and we were able to see the beautiful city and surrounding countryside from the water. Unfortunately, it was raining for the entire tour, but the rain did not dampen our enjoyment of the tour. We highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Great Tour of Lucerne
Eric_L
, Mar 2022
Tanja was a great tour guide. Born and raised in Lucerne, and she definitely had a passion for her beautiful city. The initial boat portion was a scenic ferry ride across Lake Lucerne to Burgenstock and back. It would have been nice to have some commentary on the boat. But Tanja did a great job of explaining everything during the walking tour. I learned much about the history of the region, and saw things that I never would have without an experienced tour guide. Bring comfortable hiking shoes, water and expect to do some moderate uphill walking. The views and photo opportunities are definitely worth the effort. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is in good physical shape.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Eric. Many thanks for your comment. Tanja, our tour guide, will love to know about it! Lucerne is indeed the most beautiful Swiss city! Since you visited our city during Covid time restrictions didn't allow many people on the boat and therefore no Audioguide was provided. Anyway, now with no restrictions at all Audioguide is being handed in again when boarding the Lake Cruise in 7 different languages. We explain all about the lake and the beautiful alpine landscape along our walking tour, besides the main sites and hidden treasures of the city. Hope to see you again in Lucerne:)
star-5
Great tour and even better tour guide!
MICHAEL_E
, Mar 2022
Our family booked this tour on Viator during our first day in Lucerne. Our guide, Luis, met us promptly at the meeting point and greeted us with a smile. Throughout the tour, Luis was very accommodating by allowing us to adjust the pace of our walking tour allowing for plenty of photo opportunities and Luis also offered to take our photos on several occasions. The tour covered several tourist destinations and gave us a good idea of the layout of most of the tourist areas of the city and ended with a boat ride which was quite relaxing after much walking. Luis was a great host, fluent in German, English and Spanish and very attentive. He recommended several restaurants depending on cuisine and gave suggestions on places to visits on our own time. We learned much about the history of Lucerne through Luis.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Michael. Big thanks for your comment! it definitely motivates me and other tour guides in our team to keep sharing our passion for Lucerne with our lovely guests:) Happy Travels!
star-1
Disappointing
Kimberly_W
, Mar 2022
My daughter and i are traveling and we booked the boat and walking tour in Lucerne. We were instructed to meet at 2:30 Our guide never showed up and I later realized he sent me an email telling me to get on a 2:07 boat and he would meet us at 3:07? What? So unprofessional now i'm on hold with Viator because the next tour we booked again the guide did not show up for our paragliding which was scheduled for 9 - 11 am and at 9:15 the guide texts and says it's not possible to do today and he is still at home - what? Ridiculous will never use Viator again and in Italy Viator was so good and professional. Trying to get my refund and have been on hold for 25 minutes. Help me!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Kimberly. I am sorry to read your comment. Customer satisfaction is the most important for us! You can read that in the comments left from our previous Guests. You Cancelled the tour just before we began! and even though it was already outside the cancelation period we still agreed to give you a full refund. What is not fair is to lie and put comments about other tour providers in our profile. We are here to help, Viator already sent you a full refund for the Tour in Lucerne. We are not responsible for other Tour providers. Please write to the right company and let know Viator about it. I am sure they will fix it. Hope you give us the opportunity to guide you and your Daughther in Lucerne in the future. We would like to show you why other customers love our Tours! Happy Travels!:)
star-5
A beautiful day in Lucerne
EevaK
, Mar 2022
Tanja was a great guide and showed us all the things we never would have noticed on our own. We had a beautiful day in Lucerne and got lots of tips for what to do also after the tour. A big thank you!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Eeva. Thanks a lot for your Visit! We hope to see you again in beautiful Lucerne.
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Fondue fun!
Susanne_U
, Mar 2022
Luis was a wonderful guide. He called a restaurant for us and got us in when they were closed for the afternoon. Wonderful fondue!!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Susanne. Thanks a lot for your feedback! I am very happy you enjoyed the Swiss Fondue:)
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Lucerne Private Walking Tour
Maria_S
, Dec 2021
This tour was very interesting, and the tour guide was great! The guide provided good information of the history of Lucerne and of the various sites visited.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hallo Maria. Thanks for the comment! I am very pleased you enjoyed the walking tour in the most beautiful Swiss City!
star-5
Charming Lucerne!
Janette_T
, Nov 2021
The walking tour of Lucerne with Luis was a blast! He managed to squeeze in so much information and places to visit within a few hours! Luis' passion and commitment to share with us his love and knowledge of Lucerne was truly evident and inspiring. The boat ride was relaxing and gave us beautiful and varied views from the Lake. Despite this being my second trip to Lucerne, it felt like I was getting to know the City for the first time - and enjoying every minute of it!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi Janette:) Thanks a lot for your comment. I am very glad you enjoyed the walking tour! All the best in your future adventures!
star-5
Wonderful Tour with Ezra
Jenny_P
, Oct 2021
We had a wonderful walking tour with Ezra! He gave a great tour, was super fun to chat with and took amazing photos!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks a lot Jenny for your review! We are glad our Guest have a nice time in Lucerne. Enjoy your Swiss Adventure.
star-4
Fun, informative and good exercise
Babette_P
, Sep 2021
The tour was great! Louis was awesome!!! What a great way to learn about the city! I would however caution anyone with limited physical ability as there were hills and stairs. The total walking was about 4 miles.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi Babette. Thanks for your comment. About the walking, well i could not avoid it :) since i wanted to show you the most beautiful parts of Lucerne and luckily those places are a little bit off the beaten track but worth the Effort:) Sorry if it was too much walking for you:) and i hope you really enjoy it. The length's trail are actually 3 miles but we did more because the Elevator was taking too long and i recommended to walk rather than waste the time standing:). For my Guests who have difficulties walking then we take the easiest version of the tour :) and of course, they will miss the gorgeous alpine views! Enjoy your European Adventure! :)
star-5
Learn Lucerne from the best
James_W
, Sep 2021
This is a great way to see the city and learn about the history and so much more. Luis was the best guide we’ve ever had-knowledgeable, personable and with a great sense of humor.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks a lot for your comment James, i truly appreciate it and makes me really happy when my guests enjoy the most beautiful swiss city, the city of lights Lucerne!
star-4
Amazing
Christina_H
, Jun 2021
Luis was very knowledgeable and great historian, my family LOVED him. The only downfall was he instructed us to get onto the wrong boat, so instead of a sightseeing boat ride we were on the ferry.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Christina. Thanks a lot for your review. I am very sorry about that misunderstanding with the Sightseeing boat. I really appreciate your comment and helps me improve my travel services to my guest. I hope this didn't affect your Swiss experience and that you had enjoyed anyway the beauty of Lucerne city from the water. All the best wishes to your lovely family and hope to see you again in Lucerne and give me the opportunity to guide you once more in any of my tours around the Region :)
star-5
Great!
Suzanne_S
, Nov 2019
Great mid day tour of Lucerne and town. Very much enjoyed learning the history and beauty of Schwiez!

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