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Lion Monument (Löwendenkmal) Tours

Lion Monument (Löwendenkmal)
Carved into the low cliff face on the outskirts of the Old Town, the Lion Monument (Löwendenkmal) is Lucerne’s most distinctive landmark, evocatively described by Mark Twain as ‘the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world’. The giant sandstone sculpture depicts a 10-meter long dying lion resting in a shaded nook above a shimmering pond, and was created in 1821 under commission of Captain Carl Pfyffer von Altishofen.

Hewn out of the natural rock on-site, the monument was the handiwork of stonemason Lucas Ahorn, to the design of Danish classicist sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsenwhilst and commemorates the Swiss Guards that lost their lives in the 1792 French Revolution. Look closely and you’ll see that the lion’s paws rest on the symbolic Fleur-de-Lis (Lilies of France), while a broken spear juts from his back. The poignant inscription reads ‘Helvetiorum Fidei ac Virtuti’ – ‘To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss’.
Address: Denkmalstrasse 4, Lucerne, Denkmalstrasse 6006, Switzerland
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Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience

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Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Best Swiss Experience

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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.
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  • 3 hours
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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
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$156.06
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Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

Experience the unique day tour within a small group to city of Luzern. You meet your tour guide in Luzern at the lake cruise pier 1, opposite the train station. Together you will make your way first to the world known wooden chapel bridge. Continue through the old town, passing along the « Kornmarkt », the « Spreuer bridge » to the « Schwanenplatz ». Walk along the lake shore to arrive at the «Lion monument». Your tourguide will tell you the story of this sculpture, before you continue to the St. Leodgar church. A short bus ride to the train station will take place, a stop at the concert hall will take place before, you will board one of the lake Lucerne boats for a cruise. The cruise will take approx. 1 hour. Enjoy the view to the Lucerne bay, the surrounding mountains and the scenery. You will arrive back in central Lucerne by boat. You can extend your stay at your own, or your tourguide leads you back to the train station in Luzern.
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  • 5 hours
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City tour plus Lucerne

City tour plus Lucerne

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Guided private city tour with the most important Lucerne sights. In addition, the non-tourist areas of the city are shown exclusively with local guides.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Lucerne Fondue Winter Pleasure with Lake Trip and City Tour

Lucerne Fondue Winter Pleasure with Lake Trip and City Tour

Say cheese! and Pick your favourite cheese fondue from 100 variations! Learn about the history of Lucerne in a combined walking and boat tour led by a local guide for a small group, then experience the Swiss love affair with cheese on a mouth-watering Fondue Pleasure. Good food, well preserved history and great alpine views make for a fantastic combination on this amazing Swiss culinary and history adventure that showcases the very best of the local culinary arts (100 different fondue cheese types) . You'll also see the most iconic landmarks of the most beautiful Swiss city from the water and from the best panorama viewing points. We will also visit the Lion Monument and take a lift to Lucerne Castle to enjoy stunning Alpine Views! 
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Lucerne City Tour With All You Can Eat Cheese Fondue And Raclette Evening Cruise

Lucerne City Tour With All You Can Eat Cheese Fondue And Raclette Evening Cruise

Say cheese! Learn about the history of Lucerne on a 2.5 hrs walking tour led by a local guide, then experience its love affair with cheese on an All you can eat Fondue or Raclette culinary experience on a three hrs. evening boat trip around Lake Lucerne. Good food and great views make for a fantastic combination on this jovial evening cruise that showcases the very best of Swiss cuisine. You'll see the most iconic landmarks of the most beautiful Swiss city from the water and from the best panorama viewing points in a lovely and relaxing Swiss experience. We will visit the Lion Monument and take a lift to Lucerne Castle to admire the most stunning alpine views!
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Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

Luzern City Tour with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

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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
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Essential Lucerne Photography Tour

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Essential Lucerne Photography Tour

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Culturally diverse and infinitely scenic, Lucerne is a photographer’s ideal city. This tour takes photography enthusiasts to secret vantage points, beguiling back streets, monuments and historic landmarks, and dramatic landscapes. No experience is necessary, as your photographer-guide will offer advice as you shoot. Any camera, from simple point-and-shoots to complex DSLRs are encouraged. The guide will also take photos of participants and share them in an online gallery after the tour.  
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$312.12
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$390.15
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GAILY TOUR in LUCERNE - Gay & Lesbian Tour

GAILY TOUR in LUCERNE - Gay & Lesbian Tour

Lucerne • Gay Friendly Tour & Chocolate's Secretss Lucerne by Night • Gay Tour • Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide for City Tour (3 hours) • Every Entrance Fee or Tasting described in the program
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  • 3 hours
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Mt Stanserhorn & Lucerne city day Photography Tour

Mt Stanserhorn & Lucerne city day Photography Tour

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Capture your mountain adventure on camera with this photo tour of Mt. Stanserhorn from Lucerne. You’ll ride to the mountain summit by train, wooden funicular, and the world’s first open-top Cabrio cable car, hearing photo tips for outdoor compositions as you go. All transport is prebooked, and you have the option to include extras such as a walking tour of Lucerne or a mountain photo shoot with snaps taken by a professional.
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  • 8 hours
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Best of Lucerne Walking Photography Tour

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Best of Lucerne Walking Photography Tour

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Surrounded by soaring peaks and shimmering lakes, pretty Lucerne is a photographer’s dream destination—but knowing the best spots for the finest photographs requires local knowledge. On this small-group tour, limited to 10 people, explore the streets and landmarks of Lucerne as your photographer guide helps you capture the city on camera. Along the way, snap top attractions including the medieval Chapel Bridge and the 14th century Museggmauer city walls.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Magic portal

Magic portal

Action-packed Stadtralley through Lucerne Meeting point is at Theaterstrasse 1 in Lucerne (Peter Pan Kinderschuhe). There you get your iPads as well as the game packs. After a short introduction, the journey begins. To fulfill your mission and successfully complete the scavenger hunt, explore places you've never been to and solve puzzles in places that even the locals hardly know. If desired, you can limit the playing time and thus increase the level of difficulty of the Stadtralley. The adventure can be played in German, French and English at no extra cost. Thanks to high quality and safety standards, you can play «The Magic Portal» regardless of the season and the current weather conditions. No prior knowledge is required and there are no horror elements. The game is designed so that all ages are equally challenged.
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  • 3 hours
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Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Total Swiss Experience

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Lucerne Walking and Boat Tour: The Total Swiss Experience

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Surrounded by soaring Alpine peaks and the shimmering waters of Lake Lucerne, beautiful Lucerne is widely considered the jewel in Switzerland’s crown. On this tour, explore the city and Lake Lucerne on foot and by sightseeing boat, with your photographer guide on hand to capture your day’s adventures on camera. Pose for photos at top attractions including the Chapel Bridge, and ensure your whole group features in your holiday snaps.
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  • 3 hours
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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
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Lucerne's Past and Present with Local

Lucerne's Past and Present with Local

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This experience is provided by a private local. Discover the historical side of Lucerne with a passionate local who wants to share all the best-kept secrets of Lucerne with you! Our excursion will start near the historical museum, in the heart of Lucerne!. You will learn about the various architectural styles from different time periods and find out how the city has changed over time. From visiting churches to discovering the history behind the Musegg Wall or even the Leodegar church, you will encounter unique sites that an ordinary tourist tour won’t show you! We know that travelling is the best way of learning, and having a knowledgeable local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better! Of course, if you wish to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know, and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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  • 2 hours
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The heart of Lucerne

The heart of Lucerne

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Personal tour guide Custom tailor made tours Unique experience in Lucerne Experience Lucerne from another side
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  • 1 hour
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$72.46
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Classic Lucerne City Walk

Classic Lucerne City Walk

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With a mix of medieval and modern architecture, Lucerne ranks among the most culturally and historically exciting cities in Switzerland. On this walking tour, leave the map behind and navigate the city with ease. Visit top attractions including the 14th-century Musegg Wall and the 16th-century Ritterscher Palace—with entry fees included. Delve into Lucerne’s history in the Old Town and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 2 hours
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$33.44
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Farm Visit Walk

Farm Visit Walk

Explore Lake Lucerne’s Region. Experience impressive views over the city of Lucerne, the lake and the Central Swiss Alps, enjoying an oasis of peace in beautiful nature. Enjoy a funicular ride up to the montains and admire the Alps from a panoramic 2 hours easy walk through one of Lucerne’s greenest area. Your guide and local expert will lead the tour and provide you with all the information you need to know about the area’s past and present, customs, language and traditions. After the hotel pick-up your guide will take you from Kriens to Sonnenberg via cable cars for a scenic aerial view over Lucerne; then he/she will lead the way of a 2 hours easy walk in nature, through green pastures, a farm and some authentic Swiss chalets. You will have the chance to visit a typical Swiss farm and stop by the farm shop to purchase some quality food.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Beer Tasting Tour and Lucerne Sightseeing

Beer Tasting Tour and Lucerne Sightseeing

Accompanied by one of our guides, this unique tour combines sightseeing of Chapel Bridge, Lucerne’s old town and the Lion monument (one of the symbols of the city) with a visit of the most famous brewery of central Switzerland and beer tastings. It is the best way to spend a short time in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Eichhof is, as they say, a proud beer of a proud region. Brewed just outside Lucerne, in the heart of Switzerland. A beer that has been appreciated throughout the whole country for more than 180 years. Nowadays the company brews thirteen different varieties. One beer for every individual and every occasion. From the classic “Lager” to the strong “Barbara”, using only the best ingredients: first-class malting barley, fine flavoured hops, yeast from our own breeding and pure water. The tour includes a tasting of 6 different Eichhof beers and a pretzel or brewing sausages (pork) with a special bread.
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  • 5 hours
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4 Lakes Bike Tour Adventure

4 Lakes Bike Tour Adventure

Enjoy the famous golden pass line in his full beauty in a less touristic way. This fantastic tour is a combination of the well-known train ride and a bike tour in the heart of Switzerland. We will take the Lucerne-Interlaken express up to his highest point, the Brunig pass. Along the cogwheel line we bike back along the turquoise lake of Lungern, the lake of Sarnen, the swan lake Wichel, until we finally reach lake Lucerne. It's a beautiful journey. Come long and enjoy your time!
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  • 8 hours
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Rickshaw city tour in Lucerne with Prosecco

Rickshaw city tour in Lucerne with Prosecco

Because I want you to experience Lucerne differently - in a rickshaw with Caribbean music and also a Güpli Prosecco. Since we can use the bike trails, we are faster than on foot and at the same time more flexible than cars / taxis / other means of transport / etc. The guests can count on smiling faces on the way because I am the only rickshaw in Lucerne of this kind.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes
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Pearls of Switzerland Cristina Tschuppert Private city walking tour Lucerne

Pearls of Switzerland Cristina Tschuppert Private city walking tour Lucerne

Famous for its beautiful medieval architecture and spectacular lakeside scenery, Lucerne is widely considered the jewel in Switzerland’s crown. On this walking tour, enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Lucerne’s culture and history, see the best of Lucerne with ease, and take in top attractions including the Chapel Bridge and the first baroque church in Switzerland.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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