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Mount Pilatus Summer Tour

Zurich, Switzerland
Excellent

Duration

9-10 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

Languages

ENG

Overview

View the beauties of Mount Pilatus the Golden Round Trip! Enjoy the relaxing coach journey through splendid countryside and a visit of the charming city of Lucerne. Ascent by different aerial cable cars to beautiful Mt. Pilatus with possibilities of easy hikes and gorgeous photo opportunities.  Descent by the world’s steepest cogwheel railway followed by a relaxing boat ride on Lake Lucerne.

Set off for an exciting day travelling over the Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake of the Four Cantons to the enchanting city of Lucerne. Take in the views during a short photo stop en route and 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 leisure time to stroll through Lucerne’s beautiful Old Town. Continuation to Kriens, where you take the panoramic gondolas to Fräkmüntegg. Then hop aboard the aerial cableway “Dragon Ride” and enjoy the jaw dropping views out of the panoramic windows, especially designed to give the feeling of flying. Once at the top of Mt. Pilatus (2132 m), venture down the Dragon’s Path or go for a short hike to the summit. Afterwards relax on the panorama terrace admiring magnificent views over the surrounding mountains of the Swiss Alps and the blue lakes in the valleys below. Different restaurants invite for lunch. The highlight of this day is probably the thrilling descent on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway** (48% gradient) down to Alpnachstad. Here you board the boat for a lovely 1-hour cruise on the beautiful Lake of the Four Cantons and enjoy the spectacular landscape from an entirely different angle. Coach ride back from Lucerne to Zürich.

Seasonal programme changes:

Early May 2021: depending on snow conditions, the cogwheel train may be replaced by the aerial cable car (fully guided)
18.10. – 24.10.2021: Ascent by cable car, descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included (fully guided)
25.10. – 12.11.2021: Ascent and descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included (fully guided)
13.11. – 21.11.2021: Ascent by cable car, descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included (fully guided)
From 22.11.2021: The tour is operated according to our winter product “Pilatus – Mystic Mountain”
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the following leisure time to stroll through Lucerne's beautiful Old Town. Continuation to Kriens, where you take the panoramic gondolas to Fräkmüntegg. Then hop aboard the aerial cableway "Dragon Ride" and enjoy the jaw dropping views out of the panoramic windows, especially designed to give the feeling of flying. Once at the top of Mt Pilatus (2132 m), venture down the Dragon's Path or go for short hike to the summit. Afterwards relax on the panorama terrace admiring magnificent views over the surrounding mountains of the Swiss Alps and the blue lakes in the valleys below. Different restaurants invite for lunch.
  • The highlight of this day is probably the thrilling descent on the world's steepest cogwheel railway** (48% gradient) down to Alpnachstad. Here you board the boat for a lovely 1-hour cruise on the beautiful Lake of the Four Cantons and enjoy the spectacular landscape from an entirely different angle. Coach ride back from Lucerne to Zürich.

Itinerary

Included/Excluded

  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in comfortable coach
  • Panoramic gondolas and aerial cable car Dragon Ride
  • Cogwheel train
  • Boat ride
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Any extra services

Tour's Location

Zurich, Switzerland

Reviews

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Tissie Audis

05/07/2022
The trip to Mount Pilatus was extraordinary. The cog train was fascinating and the boat ride beautifully!

Cody Kidwell

24/06/2022
I’m very amazed and happy. The trip from Zurich was guided by a good and experienced tour guide.

Matthew Farmer

07/06/2022
A little expensive but a very fun tour.

Kaisa Olesk

16/04/2022
Overall, the day was just stunning! It was quite pricey.

David Lawrence

23/03/2022
Had a wonderful day. Fabulous scenery and spectacular this was the perfect tour!

Matt Houghton

04/03/2022
Beautiful landscapes and fresh air! All staff we encountered were super friendly and helpful

Lilly Lisper

01/03/2022
The weather was gorgeous visiting the mountain, so many great activities, and the cable car was amazing. Keep an eye on the weather forecast as the railway and cable car are not always open.

Leen Makhlouf

25/12/2021
The nature and views are stunning. This trip included a great variety of activities including a cogwheel train, boat ride, etc.

Quinn Balero

05/12/2021
This tour was awesome! cog wheel train ride and the boat rides were amazing...

Holly Durward

11/11/2021

Heavenly beautiful

Heavenly beautiful, One of the best views you can get!

Chris Demeanor

13/10/2021

Magical place

This is a magical place to experience. Stunning views from the top of Mount Pilatus.

Oliva Urbain

11/10/2021

Fantastic experience

Fantastic experience, Such beautiful, try to go on a good weather day.

Tara Curran

02/09/2021

Stunning!

Stunning! Fabulous and gorgeous place. You need to visit it at least once in your life. I highly recommend

Karina Silva

30/08/2021

professional

Very professional. Good communication. Quick reply. Very pleased with the service and the experience was awesome. Recommended

Norah Gleyah

01/08/2021

Mount Pilatus tour

Wonderful and well trained guides. Good value for your money
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  • Private Group (1-10 Pax)($ 1,200.00)

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