Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Kanton Luzern, Lucerne
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Lucerne
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Overview

Enjoy a day of Alpine adventure in Switzerland on this half-day, summer trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. Begin your journey toward the skies with a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride to Fräkmüntegg, and then hop aboard the aerial cableway for your ascent to the summit of Mt Pilatus. Relax at your leisure on the peak or take a short hike to make the most of the stunning scenery below. Descend to Alpnachstad aboard the world's steepest cogwheel train and cruise out onto Lake Lucerne to admire the views from the water.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Lucerne, Lucerne

Meet your guide in central Lucerne (Frankenstrasse 2-4) in the early afternoon.

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

Hop aboard your comfortable coach for the short journey to Kriens, at the foot of the imposing Mt Pilatus. On arrival, begin your ascent to the mountain’s lofty summit with a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride to the Fräkmüntegg terminus. Enjoy beautiful views over the rolling hills and lush pine forests below.

At Fräkmüntegg, hop aboard the aerial tramway — a spacious and modern cabin with panoramic windows designed to give the feeling of flight. Continue your climb to the summit at a dizzying altitude of 7,000 feet, and take in spectacular views over the Alpine peaks and lakes from your vantage point on the mountain.

During your free time atop Mt Pilatus, perhaps sit down to a high-altitude lunch among the peaks (own expense) or relax on the expansive sun terrace. Venture down the Dragon's Path and take the short hike around the summit to enjoy the amazing views.

Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Alpnachstad, Alpnachstad

Take the world's steepest cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad, descending past trickling mountain streams and sheer rock faces toward the verdant, green meadows below.

Stop At: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

Conclude your tour with a picturesque 1-hour boat ride across lovely Lake Lucerne and enjoy the spectacular scenery from an entirely different angle.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Lucerne, Lucerne

At the end of the cruise, your tour ends back in Lucerne.

The Golden Roundtrip (ascent by aerial cable car, descent by cogwheel train, return to Lucerne by boat) operates between early May and late October. Between late October and mid-November, the aerial cable car is under maintenance. In this case you will travel up and down Mt. Pilatus by cogwheel train. The boat on Lake Lucerne operates from early May until late October - if you are traveling when the boat is no longer in operation you will return to Lucerne by train and receive a complimentary lunch instead.

Inclusions
  • Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
  • Cable car ride (except during maintenance)
  • Cogwheel train ride
  • Boat ride on Lake Lucerne (until Oct 17, afterward lunch voucher provided instead of boat ride)
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Lucerne

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • 17.10. - 23.10.2022: Ascent by cable car, descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included (fully guided)
  • 24.10. - 04.11.2022: Ascent and descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included (fully guided)
  • 05.11. - 20.11.2022: Ascent by cable car, descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included (fully guided)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Infants aged 0-5 years are free of charge but need to be registered on your booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Departure Point

Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland


Departure Time

12:30 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

5 hours 30 minutes

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

User's Reviews

Mary_S

14 Nov, 2022

Our trip to Mt. Pilatus was phenomenal The views were breathtaking, and our guide,Conrad, was exceptional. He kept us informed on everything we needed to know and gave us tips to make the most of our time on the mountain. I would recommend this excursion for everyone.

Linda_O

02 Nov, 2022

This was a fun excursion with fantastic scenery. Restaurant food was delicious. We had ample time to enjoy the sites.

snevgire

30 Oct, 2022

Amazing and well managed trip. The tour guide Frank was special. Please do listen to his stories about the myth of Lucerne. Worth every penny!!!!

daniel_u

23 Oct, 2022

The views were spectacular ..the guide was very informative..the boat ride was great and the cog train was fun

Finola_M

16 Oct, 2022

This was AMAZING ! Great tour wonderful guides would HIGHLY recommend! We were so lucky weather was fantastic our guide Isabel was very informative and. made our day most enjoyable.

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