2-Day Alps Tour from Zurich: Mt Pilatus and Mt Titlis | La Vacanza Travel

2-Day Alps Tour from Zurich: Mt Pilatus and Mt Titlis

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich

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  • 2 days
  • Zurich
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Take a breath of fresh air in the scenic Swiss Alps on this 2-Day Alps Tour from Zurich: Mt Pilatus and Mt Titlis. Start your overnight adventure with a sightseeing tour of Lucerne. Then, board a panoramic aerial gondola car up to Mt Pilatus. Immerse yourself in the stunning views of the mountains and descend with the group by cogwheel train to board on 1-hour boat cruise back to Lucerne. Spend the night in a 3 star hotel in the charming city of Lucerne.
The next day, enjoy breakfast and some time at leisure before you embark on a unique excursion to the never-ending snow and ice of Mt Titlis, where snow covers the summit year-round. Visit the Glacier Cave, take a ride on the IceFlyer and walk over Europe's highest suspension bridge!


Day 1: Mt Pilatus

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich
In the morning on your first day, leave Zurich in a comfortable coach for a one-hour journey through the city of Zurich, beautiful countryside via Albis Pass and along the shores of the Lake of the Four Cantons to Lucerne.

Stop At: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland
Take in the views during a short photo stop en route at either Lake Lucerne or at the Lion Monument.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Old Town Lucerne, Altstadt, Lucerne 6002 Switzerland
Once arriving in Lucerne, enjoy a brief orientation drive, where your guide points out the main attractions of this charming town like the Chapel Bridge, the Town Hall, the Jesuit Church and the Culture and Congress Centre.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland
Continuation to Kriens, where you take the panoramic gondola and aerial cable car to the top of Mount Pilatus at 7000 feet (2132 meters). Enjoy some time at leisure admiring breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and lakes. Venture down the Dragon's Path and make the short hike to the summit before descending Mount Pilatus to Alpnachstad by cogwheel railway. At a gradient of 48% it is the world's steepest!
Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Pass By: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland
Your summer alpine adventure continues with a picturesque boat ride across lovely Lake Lucerne to Lucerne. Check in to your 3-star hotel and enjoy the evening in the charming old town.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Waldstätterhof Luzern (3 star hotel)

Day 2: Mt Titlis

Pass By: Lucerne, Lucerne
The next morning, enjoy a scrumptious buffet breakfast before meeting your tour guide. Enjoy a comfortable coach ride to Engelberg, where the breathtaking journey to Mt Titlis begins.

Stop At: Titlis Bergbahnen, Gerschnistrasse 12, Engelberg 6390 Switzerland
On arrival, hop aboard the aerial cableway with your guide, and then ride to the glacier’s summit — some 10,000 feet (3,020 meters) above sea level. Take a ride with the revolving cable car "Rotair" and enjoy the spectacular sights of the glacier's deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Titlis Cliff Walk, Along the Cliff of Mount Titlis, Engelberg 6390 Switzerland
Visit the Glacier Cave and pass over Europe's highest suspension bridge - the Cliff Walk! Take a ride with the Ice Flyer which brings you close to the crevasses and the Glacier Park where you can experience snow tubing even in summer! Enjoy magnificent views of the Alps from the restaurants or the sun terrace.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich
After this exciting experience, conclude your two-day adventure with a scenic drive back to Zurich.

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

  • Overnight at 3* hotel in Lucerne with breakfast (walking distance from departure point)
  • Cable cars to Mt Pilatus incl. Dragon Ride
  • Cogwheel train Mt Pilatus - Alpnachstad
  • Boat ride from Alpnachstad to Lucerne (until 20.10.2024)
  • Cable cars to Mt Titlis incl. Rotair
  • Ice Flyer, Cliff Walk, Glacier Cave, Glacier Park (weather & snow permitting)
  • Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
  • Transportation in comfortable coach with AC as per description
  • Lunch Voucher (CHF 20.- per adult / CHF 10.- per child) from 21.10.2024
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
  • Entry/Admission - Titlis Cliff Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Titlis Bergbahnen

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Additional meals
  • Beverages
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Please dress appropriately for spending time in the mountains. It can be cold and wet even in summer and the weather in the mountains is often unpredictable. Good shoes are also recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour is accompanied from Zurich to Mt Pilatus (day 1) and from Lucerne to Mt Titlis and back to Zurich (day 2). For the individual overnight stay in Lucerne (day 1) and the leisure time in Lucerne in the evening (day 1) and the morning (day 2 a written itinerary is provided
  • Child discount (based on two full paying adults): 0 - 1 year: free of charge in same room/bed as parents | 2 - 11 years: 50% discount in same room/bed as parents
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 21 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure Time

09:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


2 days

User's Reviews


17 Oct, 2017

Definitely the highlight of my zurich trip. Worth every cent.

Barry E

29 Jan, 2017

Absolutely wonderful! We weren't sure what to expect from this tour, but it was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed every element of the two day tour. Our night's stay on Mount Pilatus was magnificent - the views spectacular, the setting perfect. The included dinner and breakfast were excellent, and the ambience and service exceptional. Our experience was fabulous and definitely 5 star.


18 Sep, 2016

I would not recommend this tour. The morning was spend driving through the countryside dropping off other travellers at the various mountains for their excursions. When we headed up Mt Pilatus I was on my own. The stay at Mt Pilatus was amazing and definitely worth it! The train ticket from the base of Mt Pilatus to Lucerne was supposed to be included. It wasn't and I was advised by the tour guide that it is easy to purchase once you come down the mountain. The train station is right at the base of the mountain however the line up was so long to purchase tickets that I almost missed the train back to Lucerne. I would have been better off to book the trip up Pilatus myself as I would have been able to spend more time enjoying Mt Pilatus and it's numerous hiking trails

Julie G

14 Sep, 2016

Absolutely amazing, view spectacular, cog train and cable cars gave a wonderful view, time spent at Titlis was unbelievable, 360 degree chair lift to top, toboggan ride great, walks etc. well worth the value


31 Aug, 2016

This tour was pretty amazing and not at the same time. There was a lot of time spent dropping off people who were not on this exact tour to other destinations. The bus filled up with people for about 3 different tours. It took about 3 hours to travel from Zurich to Mt Pilatus, not 1 hour like its listed on La Vacanza Travel. Once on Mt Pilatus the clouds lifted and we had a great view. There were multiple hiking paths, a bar, and gift shop to occupy your time.
The hotel room on Mt Pilatus was spacious but the beds were two double beds pushed together.
The welcome drinks were all you could drink with some cheese, nuts, and chips.
Once done with the drinks we moved into the dining area. Everyone had their own table. The food was really good but any additional drinks were at individual cost. It was a really nice evening since only hotel guests were on the mountain.
The next morning I got up early to see the sunrise over the mountains, which was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
After this we took the cogwheel down and a train into Lucerne. I waited about an hour for the next tour group to pick me up, a 4 hour process. Once the various tour groups were collected we headed toward Mt Titlus. The weather on the mountain was terrible and you couldn't see anything.
We did the glacier caves and the Ice Flyer but on the ride you could barely see 5 feet in front of you. It was unfortunate that you could not see anything. It was also very cold causing people to remain within the building. It was very loud and crowded. This part of the trip I did not enjoy. After we travelled back to Zurich another 2 hour trip. With everything said and done I wish I had only booked into the first part of the 2 day trip as again there was a lot of time wasted just standing around waiting for groups to load onto or off of the bus. Mt Pilatus was great because there was good weather but Titlis was a flop and waste of a day.

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