I wouldn't prefer one boat trip over the other. Just pick the one closest to your base town. The scenery is great everywhere, and the boats run just as punctually as the trains.
A boat departing from the Brissago islands in Lake Maggiore.
Take a cruise at Lake Lucerne and enjoy the Alps while having lunch or sunbathing.
Enjoy the views while relaxing on the boat on beautiful Lake Thun.
Explore the largest lake of Switzerland by boat.
Take a short or full day cruise to see Zurich and surroundings from the water.
An impressive train and boat journey across the famous Gotthard route.
Beautiful Lake Brienz is sandwiched between high mountain walls.
Enjoy southern Switzerland from the water. A boat trip is a relaxed way to see the green mountains and picturesque villages in the Lake Lugano region.
Explore southern Switzerland and northern Italy by boat. Enjoy the green mountains, palm trees, wonderful villages and pleasant Mediterranean climate.
A boat trip on the Rhine in Basel or to Rheinfelden.
Don't have much time, or looking for an introduction to the Ticino region? This one-day trip to Lugano and Locarno makes sure you won't miss the best spots.
Take a boat to a unique island with a subtropic climate and wonderful gardens.
Boat tickets from Lausanne to Chillon Castle and back. This is a scenic journey along vineyards and mountains. You can optionally pay a visit to the castle.
The day starts with a bus ride to Lucerne and time to explore the town on your own. Next, your guide takes you to the Pilatus by cable car. After enjoying the views, you'll be taken to the cogwheel train down to the valley. Finally there's a scenic boat ride to Lucerne and a bus ride back to Zurich.
A local guide takes you to the historical town center, including the Chapel Bridge and the castle (Château Gütsch). A 1-hour boat ride to see Lucerne and the mountains from a different perspective is included as well. This small-group tour takes about 3 hours.
3.5 hour guided tour along Geneva's famous fountain, the Old Town, the flower clock, and onto the lake during a cruise.
The tour starts with a short bus ride along the most important landmarks of Zurich. The bus continues to the pretty little town of Rapperswil. After the guided tour in town you'll board the boat for the relaxed 2-hour journey back to Zurich.
The day starts with a bus ride to Weggis, where you board to cable car to Rigi Kaltbad. Then you'll take the cogwheel train up to the summit of Mount Rigi. You'll travel down to Vitznau by train, and to Lucerne with a a scenic boat. After exploring the town, the bus takes you back to Zurich.
The day starts with a scenic ride to Lucerne. You'll get a guided tour of the old town center, free time to spend on your own, and a 1-hour boat ride on the lake.
Enjoy the views of Geneva from a solar powered boat. It's a zero-emission activity! This half-hour tour allows you to comfortably get a quick impression of the city and the lake. A welcome drink is included.
Your guide will take you on a comfortable coach ride to the historical city center of Lucerne. After a photo stop, you'll have time to explore the city on your own, and to make your way to Bürgenstock by boat and funicular. You'll return to Lucerne the same way to board the coach back to Zurich.
A full day with guided walking tours of Geneva and Annecy, as well as an optional Lake Geneva boat ride.
You'll first be transported to Lausanne, Vevey and the Lavaux. Next, you'll travel to the Chillon Castle by boat and get a guided tour there. In Montreux you'll have some free time to enjoy the town. The day ends with a bus ride back to Geneva.
The day starts with a bus ride to Weggis, where you board to cable car up to Rigi Kaltbad. Then you'll take the cogwheel train up to the summit of Mount Rigi. You'll travel to Vitznau by train and to Lucerne with a scenic boat ride. After you've explored the town, the bus takes you back to Zurich.
In about 5 hours, you'll see Zurich from many different angles. A local guide will walk you through the beautiful old town. You'll also make a lake cruise and board the cable car to viewing point Felsenegg. All tickets and transportation are included!
You'll spend an hour in the old town of Lucerne, learning about the Chapel bridge and tasting chocolate and cheese. Then you'll ride up to the Gütsch castle with great views over the city and the lake, which adds another hour. A boat cruise can be added if you want.
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