See the Alps by taking a guided boat tour on , located in the heart of Switzerland. The lake covers a total area of over 114 sq km (44 sq mi), much of its shoreline rising steeply into the surrounding mountains. Most of the visitors choose to experience this picturesque region by taking a trip on one of the paddle steamers linking the tucked-away resorts spread along the lake's shores. You can also circumnavigate the lake by road, which follows a scenic route and passes through several tunnels. However you choose to travel, be sure to visit the mountain meadow on the far southeastern shore of the lake, the birthplace of the Swiss nation. Plan your Lake Lucerne visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lucerne using our Lucerne trip builder.
Tours to Lake Lucerne
$162 BOOK WITH VIATOR Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
$124 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience
Duration: 3 hours
$32 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise
Duration: 1 hour
$133 BOOK WITH VIATOR Independent Rigi Tour from Lucerne With Cruise Independent Rigi Tour from Lucerne With Cruise
Duration: 4 to 8 hours
$438 BOOK WITH VIATOR Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
$340 BOOK WITH VIATOR Chocolate Tasting with Lake Trip and City Tour: The Ultimate Lucerne Experience Chocolate Tasting with Lake Trip and City Tour: The Ultimate Lucerne Experience
Duration: 4 hours
$220 BOOK WITH VIATOR Tandem Flight Zurich-Engelberg Tandem Flight Zurich-Engelberg
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$244 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lucerne Lakeside and Villas Private Walking Tour Lucerne Lakeside and Villas Private Walking Tour
Duration: 4 hours
$221 BOOK WITH VIATOR Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Total Swiss Experience Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Total Swiss Experience
Duration: 3 hours
Lake Lucerne reviews
Best place to take a trip a person who loves to travel in time trough trips . Lovely nature, so clean and green.
Best place to take a trip a person who loves to travel in time trough trips . Lovely nature, so clean and green. more »
It’s a massive lake that’s very peaceful and calming. I did a daily walk along it (with many locals) and it was really good in nice weather and bad weather to be at. Lots of activity on the lake...
It’s a massive lake that’s very peaceful and calming. I did a daily walk along it (with many locals) and it was really good in nice weather and bad weather to be at. Lots of activity on the lake... more »
Beautiful view of mountain. Very serene. Lake walk in night is recommended
Sailed from Lucerne to Flüelen on the Uri, Europe's oldest paddle steamer. The 100 year old boat is in the best possible conditions and offers all amenities with a flair of the grand old times. The panoramic boat ride lasts around 2:45 h, in early October there was a fresh breeze so bring warm cloth if you plan to stay outside. The upper deck is beautifully sunny, but other areas more wind protected. The morning fog soon lifted and views opened, so don't be deterred if the morning looks gloomy. The restaurant serves food and drink, but nobody minds if you bring your own either. Indoors there are information panels and one can watch the steam engine in full action. It looks as shiny and new as it started operations yesterday, not 100 years ago.
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