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Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstattersees

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Cruises amid splendid alpine scenery. See Central Switzerland at its best - from the comfort of a boat: 5 paddle steamers and 14 motor cruise ships will take you to famous historical sites like the Rutli Meadow, the Schiller Stone or the Tell...more
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Werftestrasse 5, Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
+41 41 367 67 67
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Untill you lose your patience. Not the case. do you know one of these days when you just want to find silence? A walk on beautiful LUZERN was not enough to close my mind, so i took a boat to....nowhere. I say nowhere because i...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 14, 2014

On November 16th, 2014, I purchased a ticket at the SGV ticket booth in front of the lake in Luzerne. It was 26 Euros- I took a white slip of paper, assuming this was the ticket from the man who administered the transaction at the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled recently with Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstättersees to Vitznau and then to Rigi with one of those ships . The crew is relatively friendly , poor meals on board and just in case you need to watch your wallet second class is a poor disaster .A...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We set sail aboard the Gotthard Cruise Boat and Mount Pilatus was our destination. We bought a Tell Pass which enabled us to travel around this vicinity of Switzerland abundantly. The Lucerne Lake was absolutely stunning, you get to see all the villages and Alpine...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Fabulous views and good audio guide, ejoyed it a lot! Boats are modern and safe, everything is clean and comfortable

Thank Janneorro
Reviewed June 25, 2018

I also had a lot of expectations from this tour thinking that there would be nice music, great views and above all good Indian food, for a change in Switzerland. But both my wife and I were disappointed. It seems some Keralites are managing the...More

1  Thank BHATBangalore
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

The lake is very beautiful, equally beautiful is the city view around! We thoroughly the cruise ride - with Indian theme dinner. After the dinner, grooved some steps to Bollywood and Hollywood songs! Overall, enjoyed that night.

Thank venkatbabukr
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Lovable place, see from any angle and any height. Do not miss the view from the hill top. There are taxi boats also available

Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We took an evening ride around the lake straight after we got engaged on a nearby hilltop, it was the perfect way to celebrate and the staff on board were excellent. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

This boat trip was absolutely perfect! We did the 5:45pm trip and it was so quiet and tranquil out on the lake. You can choose to either listen to an audio guide or just enjoy the silence and the stunning scenery. Absolutely loved it and...More

Thank rosiee296
Reviewed June 17, 2018

A very picturesque city, and the lakefront was simply out of a postcard. It was absolutely relaxing to walk along the paved path in front of the lake. The weather was just perfect, and it was heavenly to breathe the absolutely unpolluted air.

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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

We took the lake boat from Rigi to Lacerne while my friend Robert drove his car. The boat ride costs 27 CHF (Swiss Francs) and takes about 40 minutes. If you desire you can buy hot/cold food and hot/cold drinks while on board. The ride...More

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Carol R
May 25, 2017|
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Response from semagora | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember where we got the tickets, but you could get that info at the swissinsidertours site. They know just about everything in Switzerland.
Rajendra D
May 7, 2015|
Response from LakeLucerne-SGV | Property representative |
Dear Rajendra Many thanks for your interest in our offers. On Lake Lucerne we are offering a lot of different cruises from 1h up to 5,5h in a splendid alpine scenery. On the day cruise of 5,5h we will take you along Mt Rigi... More
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