Best Day Trips from Lucerne

Should you visit a lofty mountain peak, or take one of the from-Lucerne day tours by public transport? There really is something to appeal to everyone so read on so you can book the day trip from Lucerne that suits you best.

Mt. Pilatus

The best way to reach the summit is to take the cogwheel railway, and as the steepest in the world, it’s a thrilling, scenic ride. There are also organised day tours from Lucerne.

Stoos is a small car-free Swiss village located on a sun-drenched plateau. From the summit here you can see multiple Alpine peaks and ten different Swiss lakes, so it’s ideal for those seeking a day trip from Lucerne to the Swiss Alps.


If you want to witness a real-life Swiss festival – and what is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, then taking a guided Swiss cow parade tour is a must. The cows are moved from their summer mountain home down to the valley, for the winter.

Alpabfahrt Swiss cow parade

This one is certainly a contender for best day trip from Lucerne as it takes in two iconic Swiss locations. The guided full-day tour includes a visit to the mountain resort of Grindelwald  and a trip to Interlaken between Lakes Thun and Brienz.

Grindelwald and Interlaken

Canyoning in Interlaken

If an adrenaline-fuelled day appeals to you, canyoning in Interlaken could be just for you! Under expert guidance, you can slide down sheer rock faces, leap into crystal clear waterfalls and discover secluded, rocky gorges.

Whether you prefer a relaxing or active holiday, exploring Switzerland from your base in Lucerne allows you to visit many different places and take part in various pursuits during your time in the country.

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