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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
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Part of our SBB Mt. Rigi package included a lake sailing from Vitznau to Lucerne. Taken in March there were only a few people on the ship, which made it seem all our own. Beautiful views of the mountains, smooth sailing on the lake and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank MrsFeckner
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Lucerne at the Vierwaltstettensee is a fantastic place to visit. You can take a ship to see the mountains an town at a water view. The Saphir is a great boat and a trip takes 1 hour. Beautiful view. A must when you visit Lucerne.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

This little village was a delight. The Lake cruise was amazing if somewhat cool. The chocolate from Lederach was superb, the salad rolls from Twiny Station were excellent and the apple strudel and warm custard at a random cafe was Swiss perfection. The old Chapel...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank greg924
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We sailed from Luzern to Vitznau and back again. The voyage takes about one hour each way. We bought our tickets at the office next to pier # 1. You can also buy tickets at the tourist information office next to the railway station. When...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Lake Uri, so called the finger of Lake Lucerne mirrors the medieval past. More interesting to know when visiting this place is about William Tell. It is true he stayed in Uri region near the lake . William Tell symbolised freedom from political oppression. you...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience. Highly recommend the boat ride on the lake. Beautiful views of the mountains & nearby village's. Truly is like a picture from a postcard. Absolutely beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Shiria K
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic and relaxing boat ride . A perfect way to sit and enjoy the lovely Swiss scenery. Stunning snow capped mountains and clear waters made for an excellent adventure. The ride was 2.5 hours long and every scene was breathtakingly beautiful. This is a must!

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank gojojogo
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Once again hitting lucky with the weather we had planned getting an early train from Zermatt to our next stopping-off point on our Switzerland trip at Lucerne to enable us to take advantage of our Swiss Travel Pass by arriving in time to take the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Sue and Alex P
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Lake Lucerne is beautiful with white swans/ ducks swimming in the lake . People were doing boating. The wooden bridge is so beautiful with flowers on the side.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kamshab
Reviewed April 20, 2017

We took a day cruise around Lake Lucerne, and it was wonderful. Such a beautiful day, sitting on deck or inside in the lounge/restaurant looking at the stunning scenery. Got some great photos. We could get off and on at will to explore in more...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Carol R
May 25, 2017|
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If you buy the Swiss Travel pass you can travel on all the boats, trams, cable cars etc. We have just come back from our trip to Switzerland. We used the Swiss travel pass on the Steam boat on Lake Lucerne. We did make the... More
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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