- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Enjoy fantastic aerial views
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- Day trip (destination A to B)
At Fräkmüntegg, hop aboard the aerial cableway — a spacious and modern cabin with panoramic windows designed to give the feeling of flight. Continue your climb to the summit at a dizzying altitude of 7,000 feet, and take in spectacular views over the Alpine peaks and lakes from your vantage point on the mountain.
During your free time atop Mt Pilatus, perhaps sit down to a high-altitude lunch among the peaks (own expense) or relax on the expansive sun terrace. Venture down the Dragon's Path and take the short hike around the summit to enjoy the amazing views.
Take the world's steepest cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad, descending past trickling mountain streams and sheer rock faces toward the verdant, green meadows below. On arrival, conclude your tour with a picturesque 1-hour boat ride across lovely Lake Lucerne and enjoy the spectacular scenery from an entirely different angle. Your tour finishes at the end of the cruise in Lucerne.
The Golden Roundtrip (ascent by aerial cable car, descent by cogwheel train, return to Lucerne by boat) operates between early May and late October. Between late October and mid-November the aerial cable car is under maintenance. In this case you will travel up and down Mt. Pilatus by cogwheel train. The boat on Lake Lucerne operates from early May until late October - if you are traveling when the boat is no longer in operation you will return to Lucerne by train and receive a complimentary lunch instead.
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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne
- Cable-car ride (except during maintenance)
- Cogwheel train ride (early May to mid November)
- Boat Ride on Lake Lucerne (early May to late October)
- A complementary lunch in the event the boat ride does not operate
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants aged 0-5 years are free of charge but need to be registered on your booking
- The cable car will be closed for maintenance from October 19 to November 6, 2015; the ascent and descent of Mt Pilatus will be by cog-wheel train during this time
- The cable car operates subject to weather conditions. When the cable car does not operate, you will be transported up and down the mountain by cog-wheel train.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Robert C B, August 2016
We were very pleased with the organisation of the trip. The tour was well managed and very interesting. However it may be better to book when in Lucerne to ensure that the weather is good as cloud and some rain marred some of what would have been fantastic views. An experience well recommended and something one should do to see the beauty of this part of Switzerland
Reviewed by: thepitchers18, August 2016
Excellent tour guide. The whole day was amazing. The cable car journey was incredible and we met a lovely couple from America. The view and whole experience from the top of Mount Pilatus was breathtaking. The cog train was brilliant. The driver was very friendly. The boat trip was good even though it rained. A good day all round.