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Disembark the ship and before transferring to Lucerne, go on a highlights tour of Basel. One of Switzerland's most cosmopolitan cities, Basel is home to 40 museums (the highest concentration in the nation), a picturesque Old Town, richly decorated Market Square, a 500-year-old Rathaus (town hall), and Switzerland's oldest zoo (built in 1870 and home to 600 animal species and exotic flora). Once in Lucerne, you'll discover the unrivalled beauty and charm of this pristine city on a walking tour. Stroll along Chapel Bridge, admiring the stunning gable paintings above. The mighty mountains of Mount Pilatus and Rigi overlook the swans that glide along the scenic lake and are part of Lucerne's everlasting allure. Afterwards, check into your hotel and enjoy a leisurely evening. (B)

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Basel to Lucerne - 8 hours


  • Lake Lucerne
  • Mount Pilatus
  • Steepest cogwheel train in the world
  • Breathtaking view over alps and lakes
  • Brand new cable car between Mount Pilatus and Kriens
Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full day from approx. 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Light

  • Private transfer from Basel pier to Lucerne by private sedan
  • Private transfer back from Kriens (bottom station Mount Pilatus) to Basel pier by private sedan
Not Included:
  • Guide service (can be added if requested)
  • Lunch, snacks and beverages

Destination Guide