Mt Pilatus self-guided Golden Round Trip from Lucerne incl. boat cruise | La Vacanza Travel

Mt Pilatus self-guided Golden Round Trip from Lucerne incl. boat cruise

Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Switzerland, Lucerne

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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Lucerne
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Visit Lake Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus on a half-day tour by boat, steepest cogwheel railway in the world, aerail cableway "Dragon Ride" and panorama gondola.
Enjoy a mountain experience at 2132 meters above sea level
Incredible view from Mount Pilatus over the Lake Lucerne and Swiss Alps
Scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne
World's steepest cogwheel railway between Alpnachstad and Pilatus Kulm
See the mountains and valleys from the panorama gondola and aerial cableway "Dragon Ride" between Kriens and Pilatus Kulm

This is not a guided tour and there is no meeting point. Please check the timetable carefully, escpecially for the boat connections (2 - 5 boat depatrues per day). The Round Trip can be taken in both directions


Visit: Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

Take bus no. 1 (direction Kriens/Obernau) from Lucerne’s train station. After an 11-min. bus ride to the station "Kriens, Zentrum Pilatus" and a short walk, you reach the valley station in Kriens. The Panorama Gondolas take you to the middle station Fräkmüntegg in 30 min. where you can try the rope park or the Dragon Glider (own expenses). Change to the aerial cableway "Dragon Ride" to the top (5 min.). From Pilatus Kulm, enjoy the panoramic views over Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps and either stay inside the panoramic gallery, relax on the terrace, climb one of the peaks or enjoy a local specialty in our restaurants (own expenses). The world's steepest cogwheel railway brings you back down to Alpnachstad in 35 min. Next to the valley station you board the boat cruise on Lake Lucerne. After 1-1.5 hours you arrive in Lucerne, near the train station. The trip can also be done in the opposite direction, starting by boat from Lucerne. In any case check the timetable before your visit.

  • Lake cruise (2nd class) between Alpnachstad and Lucerne (or vice versa) on Lake Lucerne
  • Steepest cogwheel railway in the world between Pilatus Kulm and Alpnachstad (or vice versa)
  • Panorama gondola between Kriens and Fräkmüntegg (or vice versa)
  • Aerial cableway "Dragon Ride" between Fräkmüntegg and Pilatus Kulm (or vice versa)
  • Public bus between Lucerne main station and Kriens (or vice versa)
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern

  • Food and drinks
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional activities (rope park, Dragon Glider, toboggan run, etc.)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Seat reservation for the cogwheel train
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Check the timetable carefully, especially for the boat cruise (2-5 departures per day)
  • This is an unguided individual tour
  • Operates in almost all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Cableways are not in operation in case of storm
  • Starting direction 1: Take the cruise ship at the railway station in Lucerne (Quai 2 in front of the train station)
  • Starting direction 2: Take bus number 1 at the railway station in Lucerne to Kriens, Zentrum Pilatus
  • Round trip can be taken in both directions
  • Prior reservation mandatory for wheelchairs
  • Strollers must be folded during transport
  • To avoid long waiting times for the cogwheel train between Alpnachstad and Pilatus Kulm (or vice versa), we highly recommend to make a reservation under
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Departure Time

Mt Pilatus self-guided Golden Round Trip from Lucerne incl. boat cruise
5/9/2024 - 10/20/2024

Monday - Sunday : 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Voucher info

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


4 to 6 hours

User's Reviews


29 Aug, 2023

I wouldn’t recommend booking in advance for this trip. Our weather was horrible, and cancellation was not possible. Everything else was wonderful but we couldn’t see more than a few feet from our window.


19 Jun, 2023

Great trip. Had a blast with the Golden Round Trip. The cruise is amazing plus they have a bar on board so you can sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery with a glass of wine. Plus the cog railway was super fun. And finally on the way down taking the leap of faith on the Dragon Ride and going straght off the cliff of Mt. Pilatus then gondola ridr was a fantastic experience. We stopped half way down at Frakmuntegg were my daughter (13 yr old) spent a few hours on the ropes course which was super intense!! Absolutely a must do excursion if in the Lucerne area!!!


08 Jun, 2023

From the boat ride to the trains and gondola, what an extraordinary journey! We had lunch on top at hotel. It was so good and hearty. We will do this trip again!


12 Oct, 2022

Amazing experience, highly recommend. Directions could be clearer from La Vacanza Travel - you have an option of two different places to start. Not for someone who doesn’t like heights! I suggest you spend some time on the mountain and take part in all the fun activities and grab food at the restaurant up too at 7000 m!


05 Oct, 2022

Excellent views and experience. The ferry boat accepts the voucher and does not require a ticket. Get the tickets after the boat ride at the train station. We didn’t leave until 1:38 pm ferry waiting for clear skies and it worked out great. There are ferry and cog rail schedules. The aerial tram runs every 15 minutes.

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A faire !!!! Belle expérience !!!


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