Lucerne, also known as the ‘Gateway to Swiss Alps’ is the central location for travelers who visit to Switzerland. With its incredible scenic beauty of the snow capped Swiss Alps in the backdrop, green grasslands of Switzerland and the Lake Lucerne all converging at the same place, this place is a heaven on Earth. On your visit to the city, there are a number of day trips from Lucerne that you can take, to explore the nearby places.
10 Best Day trips from Lucerne
While there are hundreds of itineraries that offering various amazing day trips from Lucerne, it is important to choose the best of them. So, to make things easy and convenient for you, we have come up with a list 10 of the best day trips which you can take from the city of Lucerne.
1. Swiss Alps: Jungfraujoch & Bernese Oberland
Ascend atop Europe’s highest point located in the Swiss Alps. Go on an exhilarating full-day journey of the Swiss Alps, travel in luxury coaches and enjoy the scenic beauty of the most peaceful country in the world. Go through the famous Jungfrau pass and explore the Ice Palace while you marvel at the incredible views from the Sphinx Observatory.
Cost: Starting from INR 18000
Highlights: Bernese Oberland, Interlaken, Jungfraujoch, and the Sphinx Observatory
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2. Mount Titlis
Ride inside a cable car to the summit of Mount Titlis from the village of Engelberg and enjoy the majestic view from atop one of the highest mountains in the world. Visit the many snow-themed attractions like the Titlis Glacier Park, Glacier Caves, Ice Flyer Chairlift and walk on the highest suspension bridge in Europe all in a day, phew!
Cost: Starting from INR 10100
Highlights: Mt. Titlis, Engelberg, Titis Glacier Park, Glacier Caves, Ice Flyer Chairlift, Titlis Rotair Gandola, and the Cliff Walk
3. Interlaken & Grindelwald
Experience the beauty of Interlaken and Grindelwald on a full day tour aboard luxurious coach starting from Lucerne. Marvel at the epic scenery as you travel to Interlaken at the foot of Bernese-Oberland Alps. Ascend to the summit of Mt. First by a cable car and see the panoramic views from atop the immense arrays of Glaciers in Grindelwald.
Cost: Starting from INR 6500
Highlights: Interlaken, Grindelwald, Mt First, and the Bernese-Oberland Alps
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4. Kleine Scheidegg
Take a coach to the Kleine Scheidegg Pass in center of the Alps, enjoy some exquisite views as you travel on the luxury coach you board from Lucerne. Visit the resort town of Interlaken at the foot of Bernese-Oberland Alps and then take a ride to the famous mountain resort of Grindelwald and then board a cogwheel train to the Kleine Scheidegg. This place is a starting point for many treks up the Central Swiss Alps, plan a trek if you wish and continue above from there.
Cost: Starting from INR 9500
Highlights: Kleine Scheidegg, Interlaken, Grindelwald, Bernese-Oberland Alps, Peak of Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau.
Go about a historically as well as culturally relevant day tour of the Capital of Switzerland. Visit the biosphere reserve of Entlebuch Valley and take a stop at the Kamblay Experience to watch the delicious Swiss Biscuits being made through your own eyes. Explore the city of Bern as you spend time in the Old city and the medieval Castle situated in Bern and see the sight of the world-famous Swiss Cheese being made by visiting the dairies in the Emmental Region of Switzerland.
Cost: Starting from INR 11350
Highlights: Bern, Entlebucher Valley, Kambli Experience and the Old Town of Bern
6. Interlaken Rafting Tour
The Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland is an area full of scenic landscapes like spectacular towering peaks, cascading rivers, and alpine scenery. Experience the thrilling experience of rafting on the Lutschine River and experience shrills and thrills aboard the bouncing raft as it goes past numerous type 3 and 4 rapids during this white water rafting through this alpine country.
Cost: Starting from INR 15000
Highlights: Rafting on Lutschine River, Lake Brienz, and Lake Eiger
7. Jungfrau Region: Beginners Ski Day Trip
Experience the thrills that come from steep hill skiing in the Jungfrau Region. Start this 10-hour long beginners Ski trip from Lucerne to the Ski resorts of Grindelwald. Ogle at the pristine Alpine Scenery as you travel through the mountains of Central Switzerland aboard luxurious coaches. Master the ski techniques as you take the 2.5 hours mandatory skiing course.
Cost: Starting from INR 22500
Highlights: Grindelwald Ski resorts, Jungfrau Region, Bodmi Beginner Slopes
8. Zurich Combo
Journey on this guided tour of Zurich from Lucerne. Experience the radiance of the largest city of Switzerland. Travel to the majestic and pristine Rhine Falls and visit the historical Laufen Castle. This is one of the most popular and scenic day tours from Lucerne to Zurich in the northern region of Switzerland.
Cost: Starting from INR 7500
Highlights: Zurich, Rhine Falls, Stein am Rhein and the Laufen Castle
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9. Mt. Pilatus: Self-Guided Tour To The Lucerne Mountain
Experience the beauty of the mountain overlooking Lucerne through two different experiences, one aboard Gandola and other aboard a cogwheel train. Take a 4 seater gondola ride to Kleine Scheidegg, continue to Frakmuntegg and finally take a cable car ride to the summit of Mt Pilatus, all while enjoying the views on your journey.
Cost: Starting from INR 4400
Highlights: Kleine Scheidegg, Frakmuntegg, and Mt Pilatus
10. Lucerne City Tour
Take a tour of the pristine and scenic city of Lucerne with the Central Alps in Backdrop and the beautiful locations of Lucerne available for sightseeing. Take a trip of the Old town and take a boat ride across the Lake Lucerne.
Cost: Starting from INR 4600
While taking the above listed trips, you can also visit some of the major attractions of Lucerne including: Lion Museum, Chapel Bridge, Picasso Museum and the old town of Lucerne. This city is conveniently located in the center of Switzerland. With all its pristine and serene locations, Lucerne redefine your swiss love. Impressed already? Plan a trip to switzerland now and take all these trip from Lucerne.
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