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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne
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Last updated: Jun 11, 2021
A note from Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne
Approved Health & Safety Concept COVID-19 under the "Clean & Safe" campaign supported by Switzerland Tourism. Face masks and disinfectant wipes will be provided free of charge.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Face masks provided for travelers
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
About
This is the perfect tour for nature lovers. Discover the spectacular natural beauty of the Swiss Alps during this action-packed day trip from Lucerne to Mt. Pilatus. Save time booking transport by having round-trip transfers from Lucerne, as well as a panoramic gondola ride, a cogwheel train ride, and a cruise on Lake Lucerne all included in the package.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See the best of Mt. Pilatus and the Swiss Alps scenery in a day
Great for photography fans—access lots of great panoramic views
Lots of variety—enjoy traveling on a cablecar, a cogwheel train, and a boat
No need to line up for tickets—transport passes are included
What to expect
Climb aboard your coach in central Lucerne for an afternoon excursion to the top of Mt Pilatus, situated at a dizzying altitude of 7,000 feet. You’ll make the brief journey to Kriens where your guide accompanies you aboard the panoramic gondola for a 30-minute ride to the Fräkmüntegg summit terminus.  Look down upon forested views, then swap your gondola for the aerial cableway at Fräkmüntegg — it's a quick 3.5-minute ride to the summit. The cabin’s spacious and sleek design on this ‘Dragon Ride’ affords more magnificent views over the Alpine lakes and rugged peaks seen from your vantage point high above. During your free time atop Mt Pilatus, you can venture on a high-altitude hike, grab lunch (own expense) or enjoy the vista from the terrace. Then meet up with your guide for the descent to Alpnachstad aboard the world's steepest cogwheel train. Ride past sheer rock faces and pretty mountain streams toward the fertile meadows below.  On arrival, enjoy a 1-hour boat ride across picturesque Lake Lucerne and view the scenery from a different angle before your tour concludes here in the evening. Please note: The aerial cableway is under maintenance between late October and mid-November. In this case, you will ascend and descend Mt Pilatus by cogwheel train. The Lake Lucerne boat cruise operates from early May until late October; if you are traveling when the boat is no longer in operation, you will instead receive a complimentary lunch and return to Lucerne by train.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3885SW304BSL
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Important information
Inclusions
Professional Guide • Cable car ride (except during maintenance) • Cogwheel train ride • Boat ride on Lake Lucerne (from October 18 lunch voucher will be 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
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland Our meeting point is located at Frankenstrasse 2-4, 6003 Lucerne, a side street off Lucerne train station. Please wait there on the side walk.
Inclusions
Professional Guide • Cable car ride (except during maintenance) • Cogwheel train ride • Boat ride on Lake Lucerne (from October 18 lunch voucher will be 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
Departure details
Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland Our meeting point is located at Frankenstrasse 2-4, 6003 Lucerne, a side street off Lucerne train station. Please wait there on the side walk.
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Early May 2021: Depending on snow conditions, the coghweel train may be replaced by the aerial cable car.
From October 18-24 and November 13-14, the ascent will be made by cable car, the descent by cogwheel train and no boat ride but a lunch voucher included.
From October 25 to November 12, the ascent and descent will be made by cogwheel train due to revision of the cable car and no boat ride but a lunch voucher will be included.
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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Frankenstrasse 2
    Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland
    Our meeting point is located at Frankenstrasse 2-4, 6003 Lucerne, a side street off Lucerne train station. Please wait there on the side walk.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Lucerne
  • 1
    Pilatus Luzern
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Alpnachstad
  • 2
    Lake Lucerne
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Lucerne
  • You'll end at
    Frankenstrasse 2
    Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland
    Our meeting point is located at Frankenstrasse 2-4, 6003 Lucerne, a side street off Lucerne train station. Please wait there on the side walk.
    See address & details
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Zachary T
1 contribution
Cool Experience
Really enjoyed our trip. Tour guide was very friendly and kind, spoke to us in English and German, checked our temps, and provided hand sanitizer and sanitizer wipes. He drove us to the base of the cable cars while sharing fun facts along the way, and we all rode up together as a group. After we got to the top, we were allowed to explore and do our own thing until we took the cogwheel train on the way back down the mountain. It was nice to go up and down on different means of transportation to experience both! Then we all hopped on a big boat and had a relaxing boat ride back to Lucerne. All in all it was a great experience!
Written May 31, 2021
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Liz S
Bordeaux, France14 contributions
Breathtaking!
May 2019
A wonderful way to enjoy the natural beauty of Switzerland. The views are mind blowing, the nature is beautiful. From mountain goats to Swiss cows, brilliant wildflowers and incredible mountain scapes your eyes will not be at a loss for amazing optics. The ride up on the gondola is pretty crazy as you climb up approximately 7000 feet! It was a little nerve wracking. Once up at the top you can enjoy food and beverage surrounded by the beautiful nature. This is an experience I'll never forget.
Written January 8, 2020
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Nelunherath
colombo46 contributions
Pilatus in Spring
Apr 2019
A beautiful place We stayed at the Hotel on top of Pilatus during early April this year. Its Hotel Pilatus Kulm. A beautiful place only a few rooms but luxuriously furnished with contemporary decor and a very interesting breadth taking place. Amazing scenes right round. A fabulous Breakfast Buffet is served in an elegant Parlour even the Dinner was served in Queen Victoria dinning room with candle light dinner served by an amazing efficient Lady. All in all our experience was amazing and we had an unforgettable day in Pilatus.
Written November 6, 2019
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Mayank M
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India52 contributions
Absolutely delightful!
Oct 2019
We'd booked this trip through Klook (which by the way offers great savings as well) and we loved all of it. We started from Zurich, taking a very scenic route and had a short stop at Lucerne for a little over an hour (ideally, we would have wanted it to be at least 2 hours). Lucerne is BEAUTIFUL and you'd definitely want to explore it more.

Having said that, our tour guide Antje (spelling?!) was amazing. She was friendly, informative and fun!

She took pictures of the tour party and showed us the best sights as we cruised past them in the comfortable coach.

We went to Pilatus in the cogwheel train which in itself was an exciting experience since it is the world's steepest cogwheel train and you can see some truly gorgeous views and Swiss mountain scenes as you chug up the hill.

When we'd gone (late October), it was rainy and cloudy and also, end of the season so we couldn't take the gondolas or visit a lot of the attractions but it was an exciting trip nonetheless.

The views from Mount Pilatus were stunning as well when the clouds would part a little and it was breathtaking.

If you're planning a trip to Pilatus, do so when you can take the gondolas and the boat so you can enjoy all the attractions that this beautiful place has to offer.
Written November 5, 2019
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Samaa Waseem
1 contribution
Self guided trip from Luzern
No guide is needed in that one. Just consider (Half fare day card) if you are planning for trips on different days and you can end up doing the same tours alone and cheaper with half fare day card
Written October 29, 2019
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Caroline K
1 contribution
worth it
Oct 2019
excellent excursion and worth the time esp if you only have a short time in Lucerne. The various forms of transportation really was amazing, the cow bell ringing was so amazing to hear build up and the view from the top was unforgettable. We saw a hang glider up close at the top and watched him float go down - incredible.
Written October 28, 2019
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Arlene B
38 contributions
Most Beautiful Day!
Oct 2019
Our excursion to Mount Pilatus was wonderful. We traveled by bus from Lucerne and rode gondola lifts up the mountain. The views were spectacular, especially with such clear weather. There are several walking trails with varying difficulty, so everyone in our group, regardless of fitness level, was able to participate. There are several places to eat there, and we were able to have a nice lunch sitting at outdoor tables. For the return to Lucerne, we rode a large lift down to the lake and then rode on a large boat with a bar and restaurant to the port. We enjoyed the scenery from the boat while sitting at a table having drinks and snacks. Our group had a most beautiful day!
Written October 14, 2019
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FairfaxStation
Fairfax Station12 contributions
Spectacular views
Sep 2019
Husband and I did this tour late September. The views from the summit are breathtaking. Our guide was friendly and informative. Yes, you can do this on your own, but we wanted an organized tour from Lucerne, where we didn't have to worry about logistics. Our guide kept us very organized. Husband didn't love the cogwheel train. He preferred the gondola ride because of the views. The boat ride was nice, although we were able to sit outside. Not sure I would have enjoyed it if I'd been stuck inside. We enjoyed this outing very much.
Written October 9, 2019
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Marcie H
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA3 contributions
Mt. Pilatus Day Trip from Lucerne
Sep 2019
This was an awesome way to spend the day! Every aspect was incredible. We traveled with my 80 year old parents, and even thought it was a long day it was very manageable for them to do and quite a special experience. It was definitely the highlight of our trip. Our guide, Richard, was incredible. Thank youf for a fabulous day in the Swiss Alps.
Written October 2, 2019
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Sharrese
2 contributions
Mt Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne
Sep 2019 • Couples
This was a great tour for the price. Our tour guide Ralph was entertaining and informative and the scenery was incredible.
Written September 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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