Lake Lucerne Cruises - Central Switzerland

Leisurely cruises in beautiful surroundings

Steamer on Lake Lucerne
About Lake Lucerne Cruises

Available: all year round (fewer services in winter).


Tell Pass: FREE 

Swiss Travel Pass: FREE

Half Fare Card: 50% discount on the published fare

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 directly at the boat station.

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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 Museum Of Transport, Mount Rigi, Mount Pilatus, Stanserhorn, the Glass Factory, Klewenalp & Beckenried 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. These cruises should be pre-booked. 

Panorama Yacht 'Saphir'

Tour the magnificent bay 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 points of interest and scenic highlights. Cruise lasts 1 hour. 

MS Bürgenstock

This sleek new catamaran operates an hourly non-stop service between Lucerne and Kehrsiten, for Bürgenstock. On arrival, a restored funicular is waiting to whisk you up to the beautiful headland with its fantastic views.

The catamaran can comfortably carry up to 300 passengers in 1st and 2nd class, with inside and outdoor seating. Enjoy the views as you glide smoothly across the lake. 


The main boat station is located just opposite Lucerne train station, with several piers. All tickets can be purchased locally.

In the other resorts, the boat stations are easy to spot on the lakeshore with their large blue signs.


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Schiller steamer on Lake Lucerne

More excursions in the region

There are numerous wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. From incomparable mountain vistas to 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.

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Your choice of resorts

Steamer at Seelisberg on Lake Lucerne

The heart of Switzerland is blessed with beautiful lakes and mountains views. You can choose to stay in charming Lucerne, from which it is all easily accessible, or opt for a more peaceful village beside the lake or up in the mountains.

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