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Lucerne Private Walking Tour

Lucerne Private Walking Tour

Lucerne has a few surprises up its sleeve beyond its beauty: its a well-preserved medieval Old Town with rich history and many fascinating legends. Discover the "City of Lights" on this walking tour where you can admire the main highlights of Lucerne. Stroll through the beautiful historical old town, discover the famous sights in the city, learn more about Lucerne's history and find out the personalities that savored her views since the 19th century. According to the legend, an angel with a light showed the first settlers where to build a chapel in Lucerne, and today it still has amazing grace. Another famous legend is regarding the place where William Tell shot an apple off of his son's head. With so many stories to tell, Lucerne is definitely worth a visit! You will see: * The Chapel Bridge * Water Tower * Old Town * the Lion Monument * Culture and Congress Centre * Jesuit Church
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$320.09
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$320.09
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Private 2-hour Walking tour of Lucern with official tour guide

Private 2-hour Walking tour of Lucern with official tour guide

Enjoy this private 2-hour walking tour of the beautiful city of Lucern with your private official tour guide. You’ll discover the most emblematic sites of this German-speaking city located on the shores of Lake Lucerne, while you will enjoy picturesque views around nearly every turn as you visit several top city attractions. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$412.43
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$412.43
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Private 1.5-Hour Nightwatchman Walk in Medieval Lucerne

Private 1.5-Hour Nightwatchman Walk in Medieval Lucerne

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Explore Lucerne’s medieval history on this private 1.5-hour Nightwatchman walking tour. Follow a private guide through the historic streets of Lucerne and gain insight into city life during the Middle Ages. Learn of local legends and folklore, hear hair-raising tales of demons and witches, and gain insight into the law and order of the day. See the 16th-century Martiniplan — the city’s first map — and admire historic buildings still in place today. Along the way, discover top sites of interest including the Water Tower, St Peter’s Chapel and Kapellplatz.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$261.84
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$261.84
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Lucerne Bike and Walk City Tour

Lucerne Bike and Walk City Tour

Travelers that want to experience the best of Lucerne are well-served with this private sightseeing tour, where you can walk and bike your way through this scenic Swiss city. After convenient hotel pickup, you grab your bikes to cruise through the historic streets, and wander Old Lucerne on foot. As you go, your guide shows you key sights dating to medieval times, landmarks including Musegg Wall and Stag Square, and the must-see Lion Monument relief sculpture.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$375.68
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$375.68
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Private Classic Lucerne City Walk

Private Classic Lucerne City Walk

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See Lucerne’s must-see sights and lesser-known gems in just a couple of hours. The ideal tour if you’re short on time, this classic Lucerne city walk covers everything you need to know about the city. Explore with your own private guide and ask as many questions as you like while you go, discovering the Lion Monument, Musegg Wall, and even the inside of Ritter Palace.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.38
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$159.38
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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Private Tour from Luzern

Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Private Tour from Luzern

Leave the busy city of Lucerne behind, and go on an adventure in the mountains on this private, 10-hour tour of Jungfraujoch. Travel by train most of the day, and see Staubbach Falls, the Swiss Alpine village of Wengen, and views of the Bernese Alps and the Black Forest. With stops at Sphinx Observatory, Jungfrau ice caves, and Snow Fun Park, it’s a jam-packed day of excitement with all of your transportation and entrance fees included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$528.23
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$528.23
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Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Private Tour

Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Private Tour

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Explore the history and culture of one of the Swiss Alps’ most popular towns on this half-day Lucerne city tour with Lake Lucerne sightseeing boat trip. Follow a private guide along the banks of the Reuss River and choose your own route to take in the attractions of most interest. Delve into Lucerne’s historic Old Town, stroll along the city walls, and see the 16th-century houses for which Lucerne is famous. Then, take a sightseeing boat trip across Lake Lucerne and listen to commentary via audioguide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$227.69
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$227.69
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Mount Rigi with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

Mount Rigi with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

The peaceful waters of Lake Lucerne and the mighty summit of Mt. Rigi are two of the Swiss Alps’ most popular sights, but reaching them by public transport can be a challenge. This private 8-hour combination cruise and cog-wheel railway tour from the city makes it possible to check both off your list in a day, plus take in other sites of interest such as the town of Arth-Goldau.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$255.01
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$255.01
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Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Tour from Luzern

Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Private Tour from Luzern

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Explore Switzerland’s mighty Mt Titlis in style on this private 6-hour tour from Lucerne. Enjoy the 1-hour train ride from Lucerne to Engelberg with a private guide and admire panoramic views over Switzerland’s beautiful countryside. Take a sightseeing tour of Engelberg, then hop aboard a series of gondolas for the amazing journey to the summit of Mt Titlis. On arrival, enjoy the freedom to hit the highlights of most interest. Perhaps cross the suspension bridge, explore the ice caves, try tubing on the glacier or simply soak up the views.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$449.68
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$449.68
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

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Delve deep into the Swiss countryside and admire the spectacular mountain scenery on this private Mt Pilatus tour from Lucerne. Hop aboard your boat on Lake Lucerne with a private guide and enjoy a relaxing 1-hour cruise on the tranquil waters. Admire panoramic views over the shoreline and peaks on route to Alpnachstad. Then, take the steep cog-wheel railway to the summit of Mt Pilatus at a dizzying 6,981 feet (2,128 meters) above sea level. After free time at the top, descend through Fräkmüntegg and Kriens then return to Lucerne.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$340.39
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$340.39
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Self-Guided Tour: Mount Rigi Round Trip with Cruise on Lake Lucerne

Self-Guided Tour: Mount Rigi Round Trip with Cruise on Lake Lucerne

This is a self-guided tour and you may travel fully independent from your starting point to central Switzerland. With our detailed travel instructions you travel to Luzern and the "classic" round trip to Mount Rigi starts. You will get the travel booklet and all necessary personalized tickets by e-mail after your booking - no mobile device necessary during the tour.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$184.43
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$184.43
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Self-Guided Tour: Glacier Express Panoramic Train round Trip one Day

Self-Guided Tour: Glacier Express Panoramic Train round Trip one Day

This is a self-guided tour and you may travel fully independent on the Glacier Express panoramic train. With our detailed travel instructions you travel to Chur, in the Glacier Express train to Birg and back to your origin point. On the return travel. you may spend time in Brig or Bern according your preferences. You will get the travel booklet and all necessary personalized tickets by e-mail after your booking - no mobile device necessary during the tour. On board the Glacier Express train, a audio guide in 8 different languagues is available for all travellers.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$299.41
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$299.41
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Self-Guided Tour: Zermatt Alpine Village Matterhorn Area plus Mt. Gornergrat

Self-Guided Tour: Zermatt Alpine Village Matterhorn Area plus Mt. Gornergrat

This is a self-guided tour and you may travel fully independent to the alpine village Zermatt and to Mt. Gornergrat. To see the Matterhorn live - it's a must for every Switzerland traveller. Visit the alpine village of Zermatt with it's typical chalet style, surrounded by high alpine peaks, the Matterhorn in face all the time.  On this self-guided tour you discover the car-free alpine village of Zermatt and the Mount Gornergrat, from where you will have all this "postcard" views to the Matterhorn. 
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$333.56
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$333.56
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Artisan Cheesemaking and Tasting Private Tour from Lucerne

Artisan Cheesemaking and Tasting Private Tour from Lucerne

Cheese - most known product from Switzerland. Visit on this half-day tour the cheese factory in Engelberg. It's the only cheese factory in Switzerland within the walls of a monastery, where you can watch cheese being produced by hand. Watch how four large vats of milk get transformed into the famous ‚Engelberger Klosterglocke’—a mild cheese pressed into the shape of a monastery bell. You will get your private demonstration of the cheese makeing process by a cheese sommelier and you create your own cheese. Our tourguide accompanies you on this tour from the starting point, shows you the changing landscape and answers your questions about the country and its people. The tour guide knows the way and shows you a few places away from the tourist flow.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$323.32
Price varies by group size
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$323.32
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Self-Guided Tour: Schilthorn Piz Gloria (James Bond Film Location) Swiss Skyline

Self-Guided Tour: Schilthorn Piz Gloria (James Bond Film Location) Swiss Skyline

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This is a self-guided tour and you may travel fully independent from your starting point to the Bernese Oberland and the Mount Schilthorn. With our detailed travel instructions you travel to Interlaken and further on through the Lauterbrunnen valley, until you reach the cableway station. From there on the ascent to the summit begins. You will get the travel booklet and all necessary personalized tickets by e-mail after your booking - no mobile device necessary during the tour. The Schilthorn has several attractions (Thrill walk, James Bond World, revolving restaurant) and is suitable for children.
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  • 8 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$309.65
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$309.65
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Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour

Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour

Lucerne, located in central Switzerland and sited on lake Lucerne, is embedded with a spectacular mountain panorama. The town is a "must see" destination in Switzerland with it's attractions like the wooden chapel bridge. Spend your time on this guided tour in the old town, the world most known attractions and on a lake boat cruise.  Our tourguide accompanies you on this tour from the starting point, and answers your questions about the country and its people. The tour guide knows the way and shows you a few places away from the tourist flow.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.43
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$110.43
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Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Small Group Tour from Luzern

Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Small Group Tour from Luzern

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Titlis is a mountain of the Uri Alps, located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Bern. At 3,238 metres (10,623 ft) above sea level, it is the highest summit of the range north of the Susten Pass, between the Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland. The last part of cable car leads above the glacier. At Klein Titlis, it is possible to visit an illuminated glacier cave from an entrance within the cable-car station, which also includes shops and restaurants. The Titlis Cliff Walk, the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe giving views across the Alps.  Our tourguide accompanies you on this tour from the starting point, shows you the changing landscape and answers your questions about the country and its people. The tour guide knows the way and shows you a few places away from the tourist flow.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$202.64
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$202.64
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Self-Guided Tour: Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion plus Ice Flyer

Self-Guided Tour: Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion plus Ice Flyer

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This is a self-guided tour and you may travel fully independent to the Engelberg valley and Mount Titlis Glacier World. With our detailed travel instructions you travel according your preferences, you may stop whereever you want and enjoy the views at a specific point as long as you prefer. You will get the travel booklet and all necessary personalized tickets by e-mail after your booking - no mobile device necessary during the tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$224.27
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$224.27
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Mount Rigi with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

Mount Rigi with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

The Rigi (or Mount Rigi; also known as Queen of the Mountains) is a mountain massif of the Alps, located in Central Switzerland. The whole massif is almost entirely surrounded by the water of three different lakes and a stunning view to the alps. The classic round tour from Lucerne starts with a boat ride on lake Lucerne, the coghwheel train to Rigi Kulm and the return travel via Arth-Goldau to Lucerne by train. Our tourguide accompanies you on this tour from the starting point, shows you the changing landscape and answers your questions about the country and its people. The tour guide knows the way and shows you a few places away from the tourist flow.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.78
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$129.78
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

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Mount Pilatus is a mountain massiv with several peaks, overlooking Lucerne. The top can be reached with the Pilatus Railway, the world's steepest cogwheel railway, from Alpnachstad, operating from May to November (depending on snow conditions) and the whole year with the aerial panorama gondolas and aerial cableways from Kriens. The classical  "Golden Round Trip" involves taking the lake boat from Luzern across to Alpnachstad, going up by the coghwheel railway and returning down on the aerial cableways and panorama gondolas to Kriens, from where the bus takes you back to Luzern. Our tourguide accompanies you on this tour from the starting point, shows you the changing landscape and answers your questions about the country and its people. The tour guide knows the way and shows you a few places away from the tourist flow.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$182.15
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$182.15
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Self-Guided Tour: Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

Self-Guided Tour: Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

This is a self-guided tour. You travel independent the classic "round trip" from your starting point via Interlaken to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, the outbount journey via Lauterbrunnen, the return travel via Grindelwald and Interlaken back to your origin destination. With our detailed travel instructions you travel according your preferences, you may stop whereever you want (Lauterbrunnen, Kleine Scheidegg, Grindelwald, Jungfraujoch) and enjoy the views at a specific point as long as you prefer. You will get the travel booklet and all necessary personalized tickets by e-mail after your booking - no mobile device necessary during the tour.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$274.36
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$274.36
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Schilthorn Piz Gloria (James Bond Location) Private Tour from Luzern

Schilthorn Piz Gloria (James Bond Location) Private Tour from Luzern

Get more out of your time in Switzerland by going on an action-packed adventure in the Lauterbrunnen Valley and beyond. No need to worry about booking transfers, as hotel pickup, drop-off, train tickets, and cable car passes are included. Enjoy the company of a guide, while discovering spectacular scenery, such as Staubbach waterfall, Schilthorn, Gimmelwald, Murren, Birg, Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau, and more. A highlight is seeing a James Bond filming location, and getting a chance to pass the “James Bond Thrill Walk”.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$360.88
Price varies by group size
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$360.88
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Mt.Stanserhorn Historical Funicular & Cabrio Gondola Private Tour from Luzern

Mt.Stanserhorn Historical Funicular & Cabrio Gondola Private Tour from Luzern

Discover the beauty of Mount Stanserhorn in central Switzerland during this half-day private tour from Lucerne. Discover the alpine village of Stans before taking a ride to the top of the mountain via the open-air, two-story CabriO gondola and enjoy the panoramic of the area. Walk to the summit, visit the revolving restaurant, or relax on the terraces and soak up the fresh mountain air before heading back to Lucerne. Enjoy round-trip transportation from your Lucerne hotel.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$344.95
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$344.95
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Artisan Cheesemaking and Chocolate factory with Tasting Private Tour from Luzern

Artisan Cheesemaking and Chocolate factory with Tasting Private Tour from Luzern

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Swiss cheese and chocolate are easy to find in Switzerland, but if you want a taste of the good stuff, you need to find it with a local. With this tour, you’ll travel with your own private guide from Lucerne to Engelberg to visit a monastery dairy where fondue, wheels of raclette, and the unique Engelberger Klosterglocke await. Later, you’ll satisfy your sweet tooth on a tour of the Aeschbach Chocolatier in Root where you’ll create your own artisan version of Swiss chocolate.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$417.81
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$417.81
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What people are saying about Historical Tours in Central Switzerland

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Private 1.5-Hour Nightwatchman Walk in Medieval Lucerne
"This was a great tour! Rolf was awesome- it is evident he truly loves his country and Lucerne. He provided humorous details as well as recommendations for other things to see,,, the night walk added a perfect amount of mystery to the tour...another must do especially for history buffs!!!"..."
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Private Classic Lucerne City Walk
"Our guide was Ralph and this was an excellent tour to see Lucerne in 2 hours. We went to all the major attractions and enjoyed the commentary as we ventured into the city. Highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants an oversight into the beautiful city of Lucerne."..."
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern
"Our trip with Oscar was terrific! He had all the insider tips for getting on the railway as quickly as possible, so we had the most amount of time to explore the mountaintop. When I asked him a question about something he didn't know offhand, he got an answer for me immediately. Everything was smooth and easy."..."
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Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion Small Group Tour from Luzern
"Ulrich was very personable and easy going. He made our excursion enjoyable, providing many interesting facts that showcased his knowledge, and his love for Switzerland. We would definitely sign up for another excursion with Ulrich. We went in September and had great weather. This is very important."..."
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Self-Guided Tour: Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion plus Ice Flyer
"We took this trip from Basel to experience the mountains of Switzerland, the Swiss alps and it was truly wonderful! Breathtaking and fun! Beautiful Engelberg and stunning Lucerne with lake and famous wooden bridge! A great day trip to experience Switzerland!"..."
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Artisan Cheesemaking and Chocolate factory with Tasting Private Tour from Luzern
"Adrian was informative and thoughtful. Was willing to field any and all questions. Gave an excellent suggestion for supper too."..."

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