The 1600-kilometre Grand Tour of Switzerland showcases some of the country's loveliest scenery, towns and cities. The Bern-Zurich leg passes through the picturesque Lake Lucerne Region and takes in the city of Lucerne. This road trip encompasses the Biosphere Entlebuch; it also has you crossing Lake Lucerne on the Grand Tour's only boat trip and enjoying some 60 other highlights.
Lucerne is a key hub on the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. It's where the Gotthard Panorama Express leaves from on its run to Lugano and where the Voralpen Express starts its journey to St. Gallen; meanwhile the Lucerne-Interlaken Express connects two of Switzerland's most popular tourist destinations. The railway routes are flanked here and there by steep cliffs and offer views of turquoise blue lakes and fascinating mountain panoramas.
The Kambly Round Trip combines spectacular vistas with delectable Kambly biscuits. Passing crystal-clear lakes, lush meadows and snow-capped mountain peaks, the idyllic train ride stops over in Lucerne. After a two-hour sightseeing and shopping tour in the city, the journey continues. In Trubschachen, you get a chance to view the Kambly visitor experience and taste delectable biscuits.
The Golden Round Trip starts in Lucerne. You start by cruising over deep blue Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad, then climb aboard the world's steepest cogwheel railway. The summit of the Pilatus at 2132 metres offers unobstructed views of the Alps stretching into the distance. You then take the panorama gondola and aerial cableways down to Kriens, where you have a connection to Lucerne. This round trip is available between mid-May and mid-November in accordance with the cogwheel railway's timetable.
Lucerne is the starting point for the Royal Round Trip courtesy of a boat trip to Vitznau, where you then take a seat on Europe's oldest cogwheel railway. This conveys you in comfort up the Rigi. The spectacular views of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding peaks are truly distinctive. The round trip continues down to Arth-Goldau before returning to Lucerne.
The Goldi Round Trip is perfect for all the family. On arrival in Beckenried you take the aerial cableway to Klewenalp. After a short walk, the journey continues by gondola cableway to Emmetten and then by PostBus to Seelisberg, where a funicular train brings you down to the landing stage at Treib. You can then take a boat back to Lucerne or Beckenried. The entire trip is dotted with inviting barbecue and picnic spots.