See the Alps by taking a guided boat tour on , located in the heart of Switzerland. The lake covers a total area of over 114 sq km (44 sq mi), much of its shoreline rising steeply into the surrounding mountains. Most of the visitors choose to experience this picturesque region by taking a trip on one of the paddle steamers linking the tucked-away resorts spread along the lake's shores. You can also circumnavigate the lake by road, which follows a scenic route and passes through several tunnels. However you choose to travel, be sure to visit the mountain meadow on the far southeastern shore of the lake, the birthplace of the Swiss nation. Plan your Lake Lucerne visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lucerne using our Lucerne trip builder .
Tours to Lake Lucerne
Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne Self-Guided Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $107
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $28
Duration: 1 hour
Lake Lucerne Reviews
The best way to see all the views is to both walk around the pier area and take a boat tour of the lake. There are many boat companies and so many choices, I took one with Charles Bucher. I was able t... more »
We took a boat tour but you can walk around the lake as well. Beautiful homes and hotels all around it and of course it’s framed by the beautiful alps! more »
I’ve been to Lucerne twice, once in summer,once in winter and the lake never disappoints. One of my favorite places on Earth.
A beautiful lake in the heart of the city. Walkable distance from city centre. Great views. You can lunch/dinner on lake boats/ferries. A list visit city if visiting Switzerland.
Places to stay near Lake Lucerne
Plan your trip to Lucerne
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Lucerne
Hidden gems in Lucerne
Museums in Lucerne
Nearby attractions in Lucerne
Plans to Lake Lucerne by other users
14 days in Italy & Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Zurich & Geneva BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium