An excursion to Central Switzerland is just not complete without a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. Whether a Lunch Cruise on the modern MS Diamant or a romantic cruise at sunset on an antique paddle steamer – it’s a must.
With a wide range of services, the Lake Lucerne navigation company (SGV) offers the perfect cruise for every taste. Even the Alpine world of Central Switzerland can be explored by waterway. By boat from Lucerne to Vitznau, then on to a cog railway and up to Rigi, and little later savouring the view of Lake Lucerne from above.
Another unique experience is the panoramic journey in the Gotthard Panorama Express. It is the one and only Premium Panoramic Train in Switzerland to combine a train ride with a boat cruise. After a nearly three-hour boat cruise across Lake Lucerne, passengers comfortably change to the waiting panoramic train and set out over the historic Gotthard route towards Ticino with its Mediterranean flair.
||from 1 to 5.5 hours
Cruises on 365 days a year
- Majestic Round Trip on Rigi
- Golden Round Trip on Pilatus
- Stanserhorn (1,851 m a.s.l.)
Food & Beverage
Most boats of the SGV fleet have catering service.
Furthermore, bookable theme and evening cruises with special culinary offers are available (surcharge).
The boat rides are fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) and GA travelcard.
Book Swiss Travel System tickets
Groups (10 or more persons): reservation at the restaurant and prior menu selection is required (no surcharge)
Fascinating and comprehensive information around the SGV, featuring highlights and relevant facts and figures, can be downloaded here: