Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip incl. Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Luzern, Lucerne

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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Lucerne
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


73 Alpine peaks and countless lakes ensure a unique and unforgettable all-round view at Mt. Pilatus which is located outside Luzern. The typical Golden Round Trip (Jun-Oct) offers a wonderful excursion: first by lake boat on Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad. From there by the world's steepest cogwheel train to Mt. Pilatus. On the return travel by panoramic aerial cableway via Kriens and by local bus back to Luzern.
Families and adventure seekers are also very welcome on the Pilatus. Central Switzerland's largest rope park is on the Fräkmüntegg. Numerous attractions await you on Mount Pilatus. Or enjoy the time on the large viewing terrace.
Cogwheel railway and the scheduled lake boat are closed from Nov-May. During this time you reach Mt. Pilatus by cableway and we take a one-hour scenic lake cruise in Luzern instead.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

You start your tour with the one hour lake boat transfer from Luzern to Alpnachstad. After leaving the bay of Luzern, the boat glides along the shore of Hergiswil and Stansstad to the bay of Alpnach. On the entire boat tour you have the surrounding mountains in sight.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Alpnachstad, Alpnachstad

Alpnachstad is the connection point between the lake boat and the steepest cogwheel train in the world.
Within 35 minutes the cogwheel train climbs along the ridge and passing alpine meadows to Pilatus Kulm.

Stop At: Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

Arrive at the mountain station Pilatus Kulm of the Pilatusbahn, where a viewing terrace, a panorama gallery and two mountain hotels are located on the scenic local mountain.
Visit several attractions at Mt. Pilatus like the dragon gallery, the viewpoint, the scenic terraces and the multimedia presentation.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Fräkmüntegg, 6010 Kriens, Switzerland

The largest rope park in Central Switzerland, tree tents, the toboggan run, hiking trails and fantastic barbecue areas invite you to relax.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Krienseregg, 6010 Kriens, Switzerland

The Krienseregg is perfect for families. In the versatile local recreation area you will find marked, varied circular hikes and large picnic areas

Pass By: Kriens, Kriens, Lucerne

In terms of population, Kriens is the third largest municipality and the second largest city in the Swiss canton of Lucerne. It lies at the foot of Mount Pilatus and borders Lucerne to the east.
At Kriens you leave the aerial cableway and after a 10 minutes walk to the bus stop, you board the local bus to Luzern.

  • transportation environmentally friendly and climate neutral by train
  • all tickets, taxes, fees and handling charges
  • June-Oct: golden roundtrip by lake boat, cogwheel train, cableway and local bus
  • Nov-May: local bus, cableway and lake cruise in Luzern after returning
  • Swiss tourguide
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Lucerne
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern

  • Travel to starting point in Luzern
  • Food and drinks
  • attractions Fräkmüntegg: Dragon glider, toboggan run
  • Entry/Admission - Fräkmüntegg
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Zentralstrasse 1, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Departure Time

10:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


6 to 7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


19 May, 2022

This is a tour we could’ve done completely on our own. Guide was nice, but offered information only when asked about something. His function seemed to be only to accompany us and tell us when to get off the bus and where to go. After going on other tours booked through La Vacanza Travel, my expectations were not met at all. I know admission fees are high for the tram, but with a price tag of over 500+ CHF for the tour, I was expecting much more. So disappointing!


22 Jul, 2022

This was an excited trip up to Mt Pilates, it included a boat ride across the lake. Six in our group and we all had a great day. The weather was overcast but obviously nothing we could do about that. Our tour guide was beyond excellent. Besides helping us and giving us interesting side stories she also helped with other questions we had about Lucerne. In fact, she gave us excellent suggestions for the next day.


28 Jun, 2022

Dummy me. I booked a GUIDED tour and didn’t realize it. Not only didn’t need a guide but the guide we had Abraham was terrible. He walked really slower, was soft spoken, could not hear him hardly at all and gave us very little to no direction, history, information on the area. To make matters worse, he had a runny nose and was coughing the entire trip and we were stuck with him for 20 minutes in a small gondola. I hope to hell we don’t catch Covid or a cold from him. He has no business being a tour guide. Other than that we loved the trip to Mt. Pilatus. Took the steepest cogwheel train in the world up and rode the cable car then switched to a gondola halfway down. Our advice to you is to save your money and book your trip without a guide.


13 Sep, 2022

The trip was amazing. All 4 types of transportation gave great views. I would highly recommend this excursion. The 1 change I would make is to the instructions of the meeting point at the beginning. No one knew where to go. There were 2 sets of instructions with different meeting points.

Lyn M

03 Sep, 2022

The whole experience was made even better by our guide! Lake Cruise a perfect start! A perfect day 😊

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