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Lucerne City Tour from Zurich

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    What to Expect
    Depart from a centrally-located pickup point in Zurich and relax during the scenic journey to Lucerne by air-conditioned minivan. Get acquainted with the city’s rich history on a short sightseeing tour and visit monuments like Chapel Bridge and the new Concert and Congress Hall. See, too, the Lion Monument before exploring the rest of the day independently.

    Receive recommendations from your guide and customize your itinerary according to your interests. Stroll through the streets of Lucerne’s Old Town and check out museums like the Picasso and Transport Museum to discover more of Lucerne’s culture and history.

    In summer, ride the new City Train for an alternative perspective of Lucerne, and make reservations at a Folklore Show to enjoy a traditional Swiss lunch. After thorough exploration, reconvene with your group and guide and relax during the journey back to Zurich, where the tour concludes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    9h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Panorama drive to Lucerne with photo stop en route ( at Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument)
    • Transportation by coach
    • Short City Tour of Lucerne
    • English, Spanish and German speaking guide to and from Lucerne
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
    • There is no Folklore Show during the winter season
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Taking the bus to Lucerne was great. The guide told us about Switzerland and on our way there. I was a little disappointed in that there was not an actual tour of Lucerne. We were dropped off in the old town for the day and picked up several hours later. While there was
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    We took the tour on 25th of August. Practically the Lucerne City Tour is mainly a "transfer tour" from Zurich to Lucerne. The full day is only 5h:30' and the only guide you get is from the booklet they provide in the bus and some basic information about Switzerland provided by
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    Response from Best-of-Switzerland, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Lucerne City Tour from Zurich
    Responded 14 Oct 2019
    Dear virgileco, Thank you for having taken part in one of our tours and having submitted your review. Our tour to Lucerne is a partly guided tour, meaning that the tour guide will not be with you during the whole day, which is also clearly advertised in the tour descriptions online. Our partly guided tours are catered for those guests who enjoy a more flexible itinerary and independent trip. The 6 hours free time can be used to explore Lucerne and all the sights the city has to offer. It is true that you can simply take a train to Lucerne, which will cost around CHF 50.- for a return journey from Zürich. Considering however that you will be accompanied by one of our tour guides for parts of the day, who can give you suggestions on things to do, we feel that this will certainly make up for the small price difference of CHF 9.- and is definitely an added bonus to your visit of Lucerne. We hope that you had a great time in Switzerland and also enjoyed your time in Lucerne. If you should ever be in Switzerland again, you may also want to take a look at our fully guided tours that we have available throughout the year. Best regards from Zürich, Best of Switzerland Tours
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    Great trip. The day was lovely and warm, the buildings and bridges were amazing, the lion monument was well worth the visit and the boat trip was excellent, well worth it and very informative
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    I liked this tour because you had so much time to be on your own. Guides give you some information before hand of what to go see.
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    In Switzerland with my family and my friends, we arrived in Lucern. A city like a bijoux. A great organization. A lot of place to visit.
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    About the operator
    By: Best of Switzerland Tours
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    Lisa F
    Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride
    We only had 1 full day to spend in Zurich, and this was a great way to get an overview of the city and see some of
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    Sydney, Australia
    Great way to get an overview of greater Zurich
    We did this tour on a short stay in Zurich, we don't usually like to do the large McDonalds type tour groups but
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    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Enjoy the Swiss countryside
    We enjoyed the small group experience. Our tour group were all friendly, and our tour guide was terrific. The
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    Neetu P
    It was average, cable car part was great !
    The walk around the city and sightseeing via the tour bus was okay, I enjoyed the cable car part of the tour
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    Terry R
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Swiss cheese, chocolates and mountains
    Although it sounded pretty touristy we decided to go for it and we’re not disappointed. Brigit was a super guide
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    Richmond, Canada
    good glimpse of city
    if you only have a day to explore Zurich, this is the tour to take. Not complete, but you only have a day....
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    April M
    Absolutely beautiful
    A must do!! Breathtaking, gorgeous views from the top of Mt. Rigi. Take a cable car up halfway and then a cute
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    Mark A
    Make sure you listen to instructions. Great trip
    It was a nice tour. Worth the price I’d say. We have co-tourists who were late to return to bus on time due to
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    Franklin, New Jersey
    Saw a lot in a little time
    If you are looking to see the city in a short amount of time this is the tour for you. For more details you maybe
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    Cologne, Germany
    The tour guide was amazing helpful
    It’s amazing how polite the Swiss were. Our tour guide helped us get on the train just in time to catch our flight
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    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Titlis mountain top visit
    Everything about the trip was very nice. The rourgide was really nice and informative . The stops were timed well.
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    Stunning views and perfectly organized.
    We were very hesitant about booking this one since it's quite an expensive tour but now, we have no regrets. From
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    Chhaya S
    Definite Must do tour while in Zurich
    Absolutely amazing tour! This tour started in Zurich for us and had a stopover in Lucerne- which is a beautiful
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    Chhaya S
    Nice relaxing adventure
    This was a great half-day getaway that allows you to see the historic town of Stein am Rhein and see the Rhine
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    Pilatus in Spring
    A beautiful place We stayed at the Hotel on top of Pilatus during early April this year. Its Hotel Pilatus Kulm. A
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    Key Details
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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