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Cruises on Lake Lucerne - Central Switzerland Leisurely cruises in beautiful surroundings

Pay half the published fare with your Half Fare Card. FREE with the Tell Pass and the Swiss Travel Pass.


With plenty of scheduled boat services on Lake Lucerne, you can enjoy an outing on a motor-powered saloon vessel or on an elegant, restored paddle-wheel steamboat. Excellent dining facilities are available, as well as themed events and round trip excursions (half or full day trips). All tickets for these trips can be purchased locally from either the tourist office in resort, the local train station or direct at the boat station. Please click here for a map of Lake Lucerne. There are lake steamers/boats to enjoy all year round, however, the winter season has a more limited service.



Lake boats and steamers

Classic Cruises: Relax on a round trip on the lake and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Central Switzerland. See the historic sites along the bay of Lucerne or sail all the way to Flüelen and experience some of the most breathtaking panoramas anywhere in the Alps. The regular schedule of boats and lake steamers can take you to the Transport Museum, Mount Rigi, Mount Pilatus, Stanserhorn, the Glass Factory, Klewenalp and Seelisberg. 

Culinary Cruises: Enjoy brunch on one of the lovely ships during the springtime or a spectacular summer lunch on the open deck. During autumn exquisite wines are served to match the seasonal cuisine, while in the winter there are cosy late afternoon cruises with coffee and cake.  

Panorama Yacht 'Saphir':  Tour the magnificent bays of Lake Lucerne in the elegant ambience of an exclusive yacht. Sit back and relax on the custom-designed deck furniture, while the ship gently glides over the water. There is also an upper roof deck and a professional audio guide, providing interesting information about the passing monuments and scenic highlights. 



The main boat station is located just opposite Lucerne train station. All tickets can be purchased locally. Please click here for a map of the pier.

In the other resorts, the boat stations are easy to spot on the lakeshore. 



More things to see and do in Central Switzerland

There are so many wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. There are incomparable mountain vistas to enjoy, leisurely cruises on a nostalgic paddle steamer, walks through stunning scenery and a whole host of fabulous journeys on mountain railways, cable cars and funiculars.

Please CLICK HERE to find out more. 

Your choice of resorts and hotels in Central Switzerland

Not sure where to base yourself for this wonderful excursion? You can find out more about the Central Switzerland region, the selection of resorts and the list of hotels on this website. Alternatively we will be happy to help you with your holiday plans on 0800 619 1200.

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