Lucerne Private Tour - Glacier Express Swiss Alps and Lucerne | La Vacanza Travel

Lucerne Private Tour - Glacier Express Swiss Alps and Lucerne

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Switzerland, Lucerne

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  • 10 hours
  • Lucerne
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Embark on an unforgettable adventure aboard the Glacier Express, traversing Switzerland’s stunning terrain in style. Indulge in a gourmet meal during this 8-hour journey through Chur, Andermatt, and Lucerne, capturing breathtaking views of Lake Lucerne and the Rotsee. Conclude with a charming mini-tour of Lucerne’s Old Town, Chapel Bridge, and the iconic Lion Monument’s Head.

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Stop At: Chur, Chur, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps

Start your journey in true Swiss style with a scenic train ride to the country's oldest city, Chur. Embedded in the foundations of Swiss history, Chur’s settlements date back over 5,000 years. On your way to this well-preserved city, listen to tales of the scenes you spot, Chur's cultural heritage, and the traditional customs of the passing cantons and cities.

After arriving in Chur, board the Glacier Express and be escorted to your comfortable first-class carriage. Gain interesting insights into the Glacier Express’ monumental past and how it became a world-recognized icon.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Chur, Chur, Canton of Graubunden, Swiss Alps

Begin your memorable ride aboard the Glacier Express, an ultra-sleek train boasting an end-to-end experience connecting a total of 291km (181 miles) inland. Settle into your dedicated first-class seats to enjoy the train's steady pace, allowing ample opportunities to absorb the ever-changing panoramic views of southern Switzerland on your way to Andermatt. Receive insightful commentary unraveling rich Swiss traditions and the Express's operational history. Anticipation builds as you approach the Oberalp section, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and fresh alpine scenery. Capture the perfect picture of architecturally pleasing bridges, where you'll reach the highest altitude of the tour. Before your next discovery, indulge in a gourmet lunch (Depending on the option booked) served at your seat so you don't miss a moment of the incoming views.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: 6490 Andermatt, Switzerland

At your next stop, depart the Glacier Express at Andermatt, a traditional Swiss village in the heart of the Ursen Valley, and board another cozy train. Your voyage proceeds towards the world-famous city of Lucerne, where you'll make an exciting stop. Our guide will embellish the next leg of your journey with shared secrets about forming the Swiss Confederation. Gain significant insights into the admirable endurance displayed by the Swiss guards, enabling you to connect with the discoveries made later on the tour.

Next, reach the lake of four cantons, commonly recognized as Lake Lucerne. The vast expanse encapsulates iconic Swiss beauty with a backdrop of pure sparkling water and deep mountain ranges. It's a sight you're sure to remember.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lucerne, Lucerne

Arriving at the blissful city of Lucerne, the final discovery of the tour, the guide will lead you through the medieval Old Town while providing an engaging context of the region's historical and cultural heritage. Enriched with perfectly preserved gothic architecture surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the tour through Lucerne’s Old Town will instantly transport you to the Middle Ages, giving a taste of what life was like all those years ago!

This segment of the tour additionally offers the chance to encounter famed heritage sites, including the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) — the world’s oldest surviving bridge, and the Lion Monument — an intricate 19th-century rock carving commemorating the Swiss Guards that lost their lives during the French Revolution in 1792.

Duration: 2 hours

  • Private Local Guide
  • Standard Rail Pass or Premium Rail Pass (1st Class Upgrade Available Upon Request)
  • Glacier Express Seat Reservation
  • Glacier Express Lunch (Only for Premium Rail Option)
  • Meet and Greet at your Hotel or Residence

  • Lunch excluded when booking the Standard Rail option
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

09:00 AM

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10 hours

User's Reviews


26 Apr, 2024

Extraordinary experience from the time our guide picked us up at our hotel until the time we returned. Going through the Swiss Alps was a magical moment. Such a reminder of the glory of creation. Our guide Ray was extraordinary. Very knowledgeable and he managed our group of 6 with ease. Even though some in our group had physical limitations, Ray helped us through all of the train connections. We would definitely trust Ray with Any tours we hope to take in the future.

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