Mt Pilatus and Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich With Lake Cruise | La Vacanza Travel

Mt Pilatus and Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich With Lake Cruise

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich

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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Zurich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


For a full day of alpine summer splendor, make for the mountains on this guided roundtrip from Zurich to central Switzerland's Mount Pilatus. Your full-day guided tour includes a gondola and aerial cable car ride, the world's steepest cogwheel railway and a cruise on Lake Lucerne.

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Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

Start your tour at the Sihlquai Bus Station in Zurich. Set off for an exciting day traveling over the Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake Lucerne to the enchanting city of 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. Enjoy the following time at leisure to stroll through Lucerne's beautiful Old Town.

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

Stop At: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

Your summer alpine adventure concludes with a picturesque boat ride across lovely Lake Lucerne to Lucerne.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

After an enjoyable day, the guide will bring you back to Zürich.

  • Panoramic gondola and aerial cable car "Dragon Ride" (except from 21.10. - 08.11.2024)
  • Steepest cogwheel train in the world (from 17.05.2024 onwards)
  • 1-hour boat ride on Lake Lucerne (until 20.10.2024)
  • Lunch voucher up to 20 CHF (from 21.10.2024 - 17.11.2024)
  • Transportation in comfortable coach with AC
  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Lucerne

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 09.-16.05.2024: Ascent and descent by cable car, boat ride and voucher for a soft drink included
  • 21.10. - 08.11.2024: Ascent and descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included.
  • 09.11. - 17.11.2024: Ascent by cable car, descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included
  • Boat ride available until 20.10.2024. Afterwards, a lunch voucher will be provided as compensation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, 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.


9 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


23 May, 2024

This an excellent full tour . The bus trip to Lucerne is lovely and the free time to wander perfect. . The return trip to the top of Mt Pilatus On The 3 modes of transport was spectacular - you can even hear the cue bells On the way up. Free time at the top is easily filled . The boat trip at the end in Lake Lucerne was beautiful . The guide Dario is excellent very informative and one of the best I have ever experienced. I highly recommend this value for money tour.


21 May, 2024

We were very fortunate to have gone on a beautiful day. The views were amazing and we liked how organized everything at the top.


20 May, 2024

Great full day trip. Comfy bus. Guide (sorry forgot her name) was great. Very friendly, knowledgeable. Talked most time on bus ride in both English & Spanish. kept group organized. Lots to do, exactly what I was looking for as solo traveler.


17 May, 2024

Konrad was an excellent guide and Berta a wonderful driver. The trip was as promised and we enjoyed it !


16 May, 2024

Marcel was a wonderful guide, explaining every detail with fun and enthusiasm. Great trip. Great bus and driver. A cloudy day but was a wonderful experience. Pilatus is a great mountain to explore.

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Low stress, gorgeous views


Great day trip to Mt. Pilatus.




Exceeded my expectations!


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Incredible day tour with Best of Switzerland Tours and operations team - amazing tour guides, check-in and drivers!




Wonderful day trip with beautiful views.


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Incredible !


Great way to spend a day in Switzerland


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View of the Alps was spectacular


Great day in Lucerne.


A really wonderful experience with beautiful views


Amazing Experience!!


Adventure and scenic beauty galore.


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