Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Lucerne

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

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.

Pass By: Lucerne Train Station, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

From Kriens, the local bus takes you within 10 minutes back to Luzern, where the tour will end.

  • Private Guide operated by Swiss Travel Guide for your party only
  • One-way boat trip Lucerne to Alpnachstad (Jun-Oct)
  • Cogwheel train ticket (Jun-Oct)/ Cableway ticket (Nov-May) to Mt Pilatus
  • Descent by Aerial cableway
  • Bus Ticket to Lucerne
  • 1-Hour Cruise Lake Lucerne (Nov-May)
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Lucerne
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern

  • food and drinks
  • personal expenses during the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Fräkmüntegg
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • a minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • children must be accompagnied by an adult
  • for wheelchair assistance - please contact us before booking
  • Please note: Boat and coghwheel railway will operate Mai to October only. Off season, the tour will be performed by travelling to mount Pilatus both ways by gondola, the tour will be finalized with a 1-hour tour on the lake Lucerne by panoramic boat after the return travel from mount Pilatus.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

10:00 AM

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

James F

03 Feb, 2018

The mountain is fantastic and well worth the trip.
Our guide was local and very helpful.

The rating is due to aLa Vacanza Travel selling a package (cog rail train) which is closed in winter. We paid for a specific experience and aLa Vacanza Travel did not deliver nor send us any notification of a corrected itinerary

James S

15 Jun, 2016

Toni was great. It was a day that we will always remember.


19 Sep, 2015

My private tour of Mt. Pilatus was fantastic. Tour guide Mike was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I was travelling alone and he took the time to personally answer my questions prior to booking and immediately felt at ease upon meeting him.

Mike took me to all of the sites that I wanted to see and shared great information about the region. I would definitely recommend using La Vacanza Travel and requesting Mike as your tour guide. His coordination of all the entrance tickets and travel itinerary was well worth it.


22 Apr, 2022

ENZO was wonderful! We enjoyed his conversation and information about Switzerland. His English was excellent and he was organized and helpful.

Kelly S

14 Aug, 2017

This tour was the Highlight of our Trip, our guide Adrian brought Switzerland to life for us!

User's Picture Gallery


Spectacular View

View of the valley


On our way to Mt. Pilatus

View from boat ride to Mt. Pilatus


Mt. Pilatus cable car

The cable car travels at a 48 degree angle.


Entrance to one of the most spectacular views ever - Mt. Pilatus

I am at the foot of Mt. Pilatus about to board a cable car that will take me to the summit of Mt. Pilatus.


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