Guided city walk of Lucerne and its fortifications (3h)


Tour Number

Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Spanish (fluent), German (advanced), French (conversational), English (fluent), Dutch (conversational)

The finest and most complete city tour

Join me as we visit world-famous sights such as the Chapel Bridge with the octagonal Water Tower, the Jesuit Church and the KKL Luzern (Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne). On the tour you will learn important and humorous facts about the history of Lucerne and the everyday life of its residents.
At one time, 30 towers and ramparts protected our city. Climb the Musegg wall and listen to stories about its construction and some of its towers. Enjoy the panorama and follow the mystic movement of the clock pendulum in the Clock Tower.


During our tour we will be visiting the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church, the old town, the city ramparts and the famous Lion Monument.
After the tour I can recommend you some restaurants, shops or activities to do in the afternoon. If you still have energy after this tour we can spend the afternoon together visiting one of the mountains surrounding Lucerne: Mount Rigi, Mount Pilatus or Titlis.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I like to start this tour under the Arch in front of the railway station.

End location: We normally end up this tour at the Lion Monument.

Duration: 3 hours

This tour can only be booked from the 1st of April till the end of October. Otherwise the town ramparts are closed to the public.


This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: 3-hour guided tour around Lucerne by a licensed tourist guide.

Generally the tour is composed of 3 parts:
a/ Climb the Lucerne City Walls (approx. 1.15 hours)
b/ Walking tour of Lucerne (another 1.30 hours)
c/ Visit the Lion Monument (aprox. 20 minutes)

IMPORTANT: Please note that the rate quoted is a GROUP PRICE for a PRIVATE TOUR. The price is valid for GROUPS up to max. 10 persons. Once you book the tour, you book the time slot and you can bring along other companions.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1 CHF - This depends on you... if you want to buy some chocolates or souvenirs you will need some extra cash :)

What’s Extra

Other: You are responsible for any purchases of a personal nature


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Cristina gave us a great tour of Lucerne. She's very talkative and told us all about the history of Switzerland and Lucerne. She walked us all through the old town and fort remnants and had many interesting stories about buildings, murals, influential people, etc. We enjoyed talking to her about living in Switzerland and what it's like to raise a family there. Overall an enjoyable and informative three hours that went by very quickly. Highly recommend Cristina.
Charlie Fahrmeier

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