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Idyllic coves and dramatic, fjord-like rocky slopes; deep blue, crystal clear water; and a backdrop of snow-covered mountain peaks – it’s for real! On a boat cruise with Lake Lucerne Cruises (SGV).

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.

Facts

Area: 114 km²
Duration: from 1 to 5.5 hours

Cruises on 365 days a year

Excursion tips

  • 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).

Timetable

Timetable

Ticket

The boat rides are fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) and GA travelcard.
Book Swiss Travel System tickets

Reservation

 Groups (10 or more persons): reservation at the restaurant and prior menu selection is required (no surcharge)

Brochure

Fascinating and comprehensive information around the SGV, featuring highlights and relevant facts and figures, can be downloaded here:
PDF brochure

Wedding

What could be more romantic than saying “I do” aboard a stately ship, with the ceremony performed by the captain himself and breathtaking mountains surrounding you? Every season has its charm and will ensure an unforgettable wedding on the water. The ships of the Lake Lucerne Navigation Company run all year round.

Venue

The flotilla on Lake Lucerne consists of five nostalgic lake steamers and 15 elegant salon motor boats. Together, these twenty boats ply the lake on various routes that add up to 38 kilometres. Along the way, passengers will be able to admire nature at its best: gently rolling meadows, idyllic bays, dramatic fjords, and near-vertical cliffs. Add to this natural spectacle some of Switzerland's most significant historic landmarks: see the Ruetli Meadow, where the Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291, William Tell's chapel, and the Schiller Stone.

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Contact

Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstättersees (SGV) AG
Werftestrasse 5
Postfach 4265
6002 Luzern
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)41 367 67 67
Fax +41 (0)41 367 68 68
info@lakelucerne.ch
lakelucerne.ch

Conference rooms

Dampfschiff Gallia

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Dampfschiff Schiller

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Dampfschiff Stadt Luzern

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Dampfschiff Unterwalden

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Dampfschiff Uri

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Katamaran MS Cirrus

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MS Brunnen / MS Flüelen / MS Weggis

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MS Diamant

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MS Europa

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MS Gotthard

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MS Mythen

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MS Rütli

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MS Schwyz

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MS Titlis

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MS Waldstätter

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MS Winkelried

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Panorama-Yacht MS Saphir

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Contact

Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstättersees (SGV) AG
Werftestrasse 5
Postfach 4265
6002 Luzern
Phone +41 (0)41 367 67 67
lakelucerne.ch

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