Das Motorschiff Diamant verlässt den Hafen in Weggis

Cruises from Weggis

on Lake Lucerne

Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne, departing from the popular resort town of Weggis. You may choose from three different cruise options or make all three trips. The most spectacular sail is the longer Alpine cruise to Flüelen, where you can see the spectacular cliffs of Lake Uri. Alternately, you may embark on the shorter sightseeing cruises to either Beckenried or Lucerne. Relaxation and wonderful views are assured! In Lucerne there is the option to visit the city, before returning to Weggis on a later departure.

Sicht vom Seelisberg auf den Urnersee. Man sieht die Mythen im Hintergrund und ein Dampfschiff auf dem Vierwaldstättersee.

The grand cruise from Weggis will take you to the eastern end of the lake at the Alpine village of Flüelen in Canton Uri. This will allow you to sail on Lake Uri, which is the most spectacular part of Lake Lucerne and is famous for its dramatic, fjord-like landscape with steep cliffs and towering peaks. Intense natural colors and lots of history shape the area around Lake Uri, which is also considered the cradle of Switzerland, since the country’s independence was established in 1291 at the pastoral Rütli meadow. This is the land of Wilhelm Tell, the mythic Swiss national hero.

Duration: 4 hours

Prices: starting from  CHF 36.00

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Aussicht von Vitznau auf den Vierwaldstättersee und den Bürgenstock

Cruise Weggis – Beckenried – Weggis

In case you have less time available, why not enjoy the shorter, round-trip sail from Weggis to Beckenried. This will provide you with fantastic views of Mount Rigi and Mount Bürgenstock. You will also notice a number of impressive estates and Grand Hotels along the shores of the lake. Refresh and revive in a beautiful natural environment.

Duration: 1 hour

Prices: starting from CHF 18.20

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Sicht von oben auf das Motorschiff Diamant im Luzerner Seebecken vor der Seebrücke

Cruise Weggis – Luzern – Weggis

This delightful excursion will take you to the most beautiful city in Switzerland. During the cruise from Weggis to Lucerne, you will pass Mount Bürgenstock and the elegant Meggenhorn chateau, before seeing the landmarks of the city from the water. Countless church spires and elegant buildings frame the shores of the lake. Once you arrive in Lucerne, take time to see the famed Chapel Bridge and other attractions in the historic Old Town. After spending several hours in the city, you may return to Weggis by boat, taking advantage of frequent cruise connections.

Duration: 1 hour  52 mins (without a city visit), you must change boats in Lucerne

Prices: starting from CHF 19.50

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Frequently asked questions

For the cruise from Weggis to Lucerne you need to disembark in Lucerne and change boats. The earliest possible return to Weggis is about 20 minutes after arriving in Lucerne.

For the round-trip cruise from Weggis to Flüelen and Weggis to Beckenried, you do not need to change boats. In Beckenried you do have the option to visit the village and then return on a different ship to Weggis. Please consult our timetable to view all available cruise connections. 

An organized city tour is not included in the cruise ticket to Lucerne and you are free to spend as much or little time in the city as you like. You may click here  to obtain more tourist information about Lucerne and learn about optional guided tours.

During the summer the last boat leaves Lucerne at 19:12. In early autumn there is also a Saturday departure at this time. From mid October to mid April the last boat departs Lucerne at 17:12 . For the exact times on your day of travel, please consult our timetable.

Yes, this is possible. Please consult our timetable.

Typically, the grand cruise to Flüelen offers the most catering options, as these long cruises are operated by our largest motor vessels or nostalgic paddle steamers with elegant onboard restaurants. For the other, shorter cruises, drinks and small refreshments are always available aboard, but restaurant facilities may vary, depending on which specific cruise times you have selected. All cruises that have a full catering service are listed in our timetable with the knife and fork symbol.

Yes, from spring to autumn there are numerous paddle steamer departures, in some cases one leg of your cruise might be by steamer and the other by modern motor vessel. Please check our timetable for full details. Cruises operated with a steamboat are marked with a special symbol.

Yes, we operate the cruises from Weggis all year long. Please note that in winter a reduced timetable is in effect with less frequent connections and no paddle steamers in service. Please consult our timetable for a complete overview.

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«Riviera» Excursion to Weggis
«Riviera» Excursion to Weggis

Combine a boat trip from Lucerne with a pleasant walk from Weggis to Hertenstein.

Rainy Day Excursions
Rainy Day Excursions

Even in bad weather, there is plenty to discover on and around Lake Lucerne.

Hammetschwand Elevator & Cliff Trail
Hammetschwand Elevator & Cliff Trail

Combine a trip to the Hammetschwand Lift with a relaxing boat ride.