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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy a day away from Zurich on this day tour to Mount Pilatus and Lucerne
Duration:
9h 30m
Group size:
48
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Switzerland’s natural scenery is second to none, but getting around the country can be time consuming–or costly. Optimize your time and budget on this full-day tour to Mount Pilatus and Lucerne, with round-trip transfer from Zurich ensuring a hassle-free trip. After an introductory tour of Lucerne, begin your journey up the peak by gondola and cable car, then descend by foot and cogwheel train in time for your sightseeing cruise on Lucerne’s scenic lake.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 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
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Avoid hidden costs with all transport experiences included in the price
  • Absorb sweeping views of Switzerland’s landscape from a mountain and boat
  • Learn about Lucerne’s history and landmarks on an introductory city tour
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Avoid hidden costs with all transport experiences included in the price
  • Absorb sweeping views of Switzerland’s landscape from a mountain and boat
  • Learn about Lucerne’s history and landmarks on an introductory city tour
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 3885SW304BS
Important information
Inclusions
  • Panorama drive to Lucerne with photo stop en route ( at Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument)
  • Short introduction city tour of Lucerne
  • Panoramic gondola and aerial cablecar (except during maintenance)
  • Steepest cogwheel train in the world (from early May to early November)
  • Boat ride on Lake Lucerne
  • Lunch voucher will be provided in case the boat ride does not operate
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Time at leisure in Lucerne
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
  • Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants aged 0-5 travel free of charge but must be registered on your booking
  • From October 18-24 and November 6-14, the ascent will be made by cable car, the descent by cogwheel train 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
  • From October 25 to November 5, 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.
  • In winter (until 25 May/from November 15), the tour runs under the name "Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Day Trip from Zürich".
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Inclusions
  • Panorama drive to Lucerne with photo stop en route ( at Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument)
  • Short introduction city tour of Lucerne
  • Panoramic gondola and aerial cablecar (except during maintenance)
  • Steepest cogwheel train in the world (from early May to early November)
  • Boat ride on Lake Lucerne
  • Lunch voucher will be provided in case the boat ride does not operate
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Time at leisure in Lucerne
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
Duration
9h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants aged 0-5 travel free of charge but must be registered on your booking
  • From October 18-24 and November 6-14, the ascent will be made by cable car, the descent by cogwheel train 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
  • From October 25 to November 5, 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.
  • In winter (until 25 May/from November 15), the tour runs under the name "Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Day Trip from Zürich".
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Best of Switzerland Tours AG
    Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Zurich
    Lucerne
  • 1
    Old Town Lucerne
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Pilatus Luzern
    Stop: 110 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Lake Lucerne
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Zurich
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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chubby228
New York City, NY9 contributions
The trip was good, especially the Pilatus part. The view was amazing on top of the Pilatus, the boat ride on the Lucerne lake was very enjoyable. The guide was nice and informative. Down side-many of us on this tour felt there was not enough time (less than 1 hr) to enjoy the city of Lucerne.
Written July 7, 2022
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Charlotte H
11 contributions
Solo
Great experience! They took all of the worry out of every excursion. No need for grabbing tickets or waiting in major lines. I am from America and having an English guide was great. When at the top of the mountain I recommend getting in all the hikes then enjoying a small lunch from the snack bar! The hikes are better then trying to sit down for a meal.
Written August 5, 2022
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yonish24
Gaithersburg, MD10 contributions
The title pretty much summarizes it up. If you spare a day in Europe you may wanna check this out. You get to see a bit of everything, taste a bit of everything and experience the mountain side of Swtizerland. I feel like the summer is a good time because the cable cars may not operate due to bad weather or snowy weather. Therefore, if you go in the summer it wasn't actually that cold like I thought it would be.
Bring warm clothes with you just in case, relax, listen to the guide, enjoy the green views and experience Switzerland in a short amount of time to the limit.
Written February 15, 2020
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BarbadosLocal
2 contributions
This experience was truly the best !! It surpassed all of my expectations. The bus broke down in Lucerne but Rudolph still ensured we got to do everything on the itinerary. Vladimir was absolutely fantastic. He was so friendly and well educated about Lucerne. Rudolph took us to Pilatus and he was fun and ensured we had a great time. Thank you guys! You truly made my visit to Switzerland complete.

Sending love from Barbados :)
Written June 25, 2022
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eldosokyjl
Arlington, VA258 contributions
What a wonderful trip! My husband, I and my baby took this day trip from Zurich in early August. We had a bit of rain in the morning but the sky cleared up and it made for a beautiful and interesting trip. They told us our tour was the first they had conducted since before the pandemic. They were kind and helpful. Loved the trip to Mt Pilatus, taking the Alpnach train down and the beautiful cruise on the Lake. Would HIGHLY recommend this trip.
Written October 17, 2021
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Tonmoy
Lynn, MA2 contributions
This is undoubtedly the best tour they have. Last about 10-12h which include the most beautiful view from the top of mount Pilatus. There is a free 45mins cable ride and about 50mins Cruise ride included which shows some of the most beautiful view of Swiss countryside of Lucerne (Luzern). You can also enjoy a train ride coming from the top of the mountain. For those who are visiting first time and don't want to plan this is the perfect day trip.
Written July 8, 2022
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Jackie T
Minnesota50 contributions
A friend and I book this tour through Trip Advisor on advice of reviews and us being in Switzerland on specific dates. We took a bus from Zurich, stopped in Lucerne and then onto Pilatus. The hikes were easy, and the views were breathtaking! The scenery was stunning. Loved the tram ride up and the cog wheel train down. The times spent in each location were very adequate. The boat ride back to Lucerne was amazing too. Highly recommended!
Written April 4, 2019
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sara_kalwar
United States15 contributions
Family
My mom, my sister, and I were staying in Zurich and decided to take this summer trip to Mt. Pilatus along with seeing Lucerne and might I add, Lucerne was INCREDIBLE! We had a great tour guide who spoke 5 different languages and told us everything we needed to know about Zurich, Lucerne, and Mt. Pilatus while on the bus tour. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy day so the hike to the summit of Mt. Pilatus didn't provide us the experience we were seeking, but still being above the clouds was incredible. The rides up and down in the gondolas were fun and we can see the view that we were meant to see through the gondolas. I have never received the amount of replies from my posts on Instagram and Facebook about Lucerne - a very beautiful city and I wish we could spend more time there. I highly recommend this trip because it was probably our favorite of the excursions we signed up for in Switzerland. Definitely book this trip the day before so you have an idea of how the weather will be and can make a decision based on the weather so you can have a chance to see the views from the top of the mountain.
Written October 7, 2018
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BoardingPass239693
2 contributions
Spectacular!!! That was how the tour of Mount Pilatus was with Stephanie ( tour guide) and our driver Edmundo. Stephanie Mills is excellent. She is very professional, friendly , well-mannered, and has great dominion and knowledge of the region. Congratulations for having such an amazing employee. People like Stephanie and Edmundo make a company prestigious.
Written June 24, 2018
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Kate
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
A great tour and we found it to be value for the money it cost, as there was plenty to do during the day. Would be hard to do it on your own, so going with the tour company was good.
It is a large tour group, which meant a little less flexibility in the schedule than small group tours I've been on. However, the various activities included and comfortable coach were good. I would recommend highly to those visiting Zurich as the views from Mt Pilatus were a highlight.
Written October 8, 2019
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By: Best of Switzerland Tours
Joan W
Joan W
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A most surprising experience!
This was the most surprising experience ever! We've done gondola rides to top of mountains where hiking took place
pollypnorma
pollypnorma
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So so
The bus tour was forgettable. A lot of unnecessary information I was not interested in. I would recommend a walki
AmandaK_Rogers
AmandaK_Rogers
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VLADDDDD :)
My husband and I had the best time with the group but especially our guide Vlad. He was super informative and a joy
Edna M
Edna M
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Beautiful and easy to get around. Lucerne is a beautiful, safe, clean city. It’s pricy but you get what you pay for.
It was our favorite destination in Europe and we’re looking forward to going back next year. Very safe and beautifu
SeeKa76176
SeeKa76176
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Ms Seetu Karki
Yes I did go to lucerne but couldn’t make Mount Titlis. That’ll be on my next trip. Lake Lucerne is beautiful, one
Robert W
Robert W
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An excellent "way down" after visiting the high point.
Take the hour long trek from the high point over Zurich to the cabel car. The hike is delightful with options to s
mohamed e
mohamed e
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One of kind experience
Great experience It’s one of kind You can do lots of activities in the top We enjoyed the snow activities We could
ttaggart11
ttaggart11
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Definitely worth the time and money
My wife and I took this tour and overall we were quite happy with our trip. The bus ride wasn’t bad, not too crowde
glbtrvlr58
glbtrvlr58
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Worth Doing - Not Much Learning But The Scenery Is Fantastic!
A nice opportunity to experience the mountain and the lake together. The guide was capable, but was really only eng
SoniyaG297
SoniyaG297
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Overall great visit to see My Titlis
Despite being a very full double decker bus, the 2 your guides did an amazing job keeping track of everything and e
bart1997013
bart1997013
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Best day trip ever
Probably the best day trip I ever did. My girlfriend and I booked the trip to Pilatus and loved it. The organizatio
JODY G
JODY G
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See lots and be flexible
This is a great tour to see Zurich and the Lindt Chocolate Factory in a day! The bus ride shows several parts of Zu
Don M
Don M
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Absolute Must Do!
Outstanding day trip! Coach (bus) and guide were excellent also. Once in a lifetime views from the top of the Alps!
172ellism
172ellism
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A fantastic introduction to Zurich
A great way to get a feel for the city of Zurich. The trip is about half a day and includes a short ferry ride and
262zlatah
262zlatah
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Pilatus trip
The views are fantastic!!!! Everything was spot on!!! And the guide, I think her name is Jolanda, was very plesent.
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