2-Day Alps Tour From Zurich: Mt Pilatus And Mt Titlis

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • 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.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a breath of fresh air in the scenic Swiss Alps on this 2-Day Alps Tour from Zurich: Mt Pilatus and Mt Titlis. Start your overnight adventure with a sightseeing tour of Lucerne. Then, board a panoramic aerial gondola car up to Mt Pilatus. When everybody else descends at the end of the day, you'll spend the night at the summit at 7,000 feet (2,132 meters)! After a delicious 3-course dinner, enjoy a fairy-tale-like night's sleep while surrounded by the glorious mountain peaks of the Swiss Alps. The next day, embark on a unique excursion to the never-ending snow and ice of Mt Titlis, where snow covers the summit year-round. Visit the Ice Grotto, take a ride on the IceFlyer and walk over Europe's highest suspension bridge!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Multi-Day Trip

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Day 1:
In the morning on your first day, leave Zurich in a comfortable coach for a one-hour journey to the lake-side city of Lucerne. On the bus, enjoy a a guided orientation tour of the citys highlights and stop at attractions like the Old town, from where you can walk to Chapel Bridge. After enjoying some time at your leisure, continue to Kriens and board a gondola to the top of Mt Pilatus and admire panoramic views. Venture down Dragon's Path and take a short hike to the summit before checking in to your 3-star mountain-top hotel for a fantastic overnight. You'll be welcomed with a complimentary beverage and enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner while taking in breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Spend the night cradled in the Swiss mountains at 7,000 feet (2,132 meters) -- a truly unique experience.

Day 2:
The next morning, enjoy a scrumptious buffet breakfast before descending Mt Pilatus by the world's steepest cogwheel train to Alpnachstadt and from there by train to Lucerne. At the Tourist Information Center Lucerne, join a guided tour to Mt Titlis for your eternal snow and ice adventure! Enjoy a comfortable coach ride to Engelberg, where the breathtaking journey to Mt Titlis begins. Take a revolving Rotair cable-car ride and enjoy spectacular sights of the glacier's deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders. And now that the new gondola system has been implemented, you will spend more time on top of Mount Titlis as the new ride takes you up in a shorter time!

At the top of Mt Titlis, enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Alps from the restaurants where you will have some lunch (own expense) or the sun terrace.

Visit the Ice Grotto and enjoy the unique opportunity to walk through a glacier and over Europe's highest suspension bridge. Or, take a ride on the IceFlyer and get an exclusive up-close view of the glaciers crevasses. Dont forget to slide down the Fun Lift -- a 492-foot (150-meter) snow tube!

After this exciting Swiss winter experience, conclude your two-day adventure with a scenic drive back to Lucerne and then on to Zurich.

Itinerary:

Day 1:
In the morning on your first day, leave Zurich in a comfortable coach for a one-hour journey to the lake-side city of Lucerne. On the bus, enjoy a a guided orientation tour of the city’s highlights and stop at attractions like the Old Town, from where you can walk to Chapel Bridge. After enjoying some time at your leisure, continue to Kriens and board a gondola to the top of Mt Pilatus and admire panoramic views. Venture down Dragon's Path and take a short hike to the summit before checking in to your 3-star mountain-top hotel for a fantastic overnight. You'll be welcomed with a complimentary beverage and enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner while taking in breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Spend the night cradled in the Swiss mountains at 7,000 feet (2,132 meters) -- a truly unique experience.

Day 2:
The next morning, enjoy a scrumptious buffet breakfast before descending Mt Pilatus by the world's steepest cogwheel train to Alpnachstadt and from there by train to Lucerne. At the Tourist Information Center Lucerne, join a guided tour to Mt Titlis for your eternal snow and ice adventure! Enjoy a comfortable coach ride to Engelberg, where the breathtaking journey to Mt Titlis begins. Take a revolving Rotair cable-car ride and enjoy spectacular sights of the glacier's deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders. And now that the new gondola system has been implemented, you will spend more time on top of Mount Titlis as the new ride takes you up in a shorter time!

At the top of Mt Titlis, enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Alps from the restaurants where you will have some lunch (own expense) or the sun terrace.

Visit the Ice Grotto and enjoy the unique opportunity to walk through a glacier and over Europe's highest suspension bridge. Or, take a ride on the IceFlyer and get an exclusive up-close view of the glacier’s crevasses. Don’t forget to slide down the Fun Lift -- a 492-foot (150-meter) snow tube!

After this exciting Swiss winter experience, conclude your two-day adventure with a scenic drive back to Lucerne and then on to Zurich.

Inclusions

Overnight in a 3-star Hotel on Mt Pilatus

Welcome drink

Dinner - 3-course dinner

Buffet breakfast

Short City Tour with main sights of Lucerne

Mount Pilatus panorama gondola and aerial gondola car ride

Mount Titlis: Ice Flyer, Ice Grotto, Ride in revolving cable-car ROTAIR to the summit, Europe's highest suspension bridge (weather permitting)

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pick-up and drop off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 21 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Maximum of 2 passengers per room. If you are traveling with a party of 3 travelers or more, you must make separate bookings

One standard suitcase per person is allowed. Customers will have to carry their own luggage during the ascent to and descent from Mount Pilatus.

The overnight stay at and descent from Mount Pilatus is unguided. You will need to make your own way back to Lucerne on day 2.

Please dress appropriately for spending time in the mountains. It can be cold and wet even in summer and the weather in the mountains is often unpredictable. Good shoes are also recommended.

Tour not operating from 4 to 15 November 2019 due to Mt Titlis aerial car revision

Traveler Reviews

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  • 22-Mar-2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • 17-Oct-2017

    Definitely the highlight of my zurich trip. Worth every cent.

  • 29-Jan-2017

    There were four adults in our party and we all thoroughly enjoyed this tour. In fact it was one of the highlights of our five weeks in Europe. Switzerland was amazing, and this tour lived up to the good critiques we had seen on Viator.

  • 29-Jan-2017

    Absolutely wonderful! We weren't sure what to expect from this tour, but it was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed every element of the two day tour. Our night's stay on Mount Pilatus was magnificent - the views spectacular, the setting perfect. The included dinner and breakfast were excellent, and the ambience and service exceptional. Our experience was fabulous and definitely 5 star.

  • 18-Sep-2016

    I would not recommend this tour. The morning was spend driving through the countryside dropping off other travellers at the various mountains for their excursions. When we headed up Mt Pilatus I was on my own. The stay at Mt Pilatus was amazing and definitely worth it! The train ticket from the base of Mt Pilatus to Lucerne was supposed to be included. It wasn't and I was advised by the tour guide that it is easy to purchase once you come down the mountain. The train station is right at the base of the mountain however the line up was so long to purchase tickets that I almost missed the train back to Lucerne. I would have been better off to book the trip up Pilatus myself as I would have been able to spend more time enjoying Mt Pilatus and it's numerous hiking trails

  • 14-Sep-2016

    Absolutely amazing, view spectacular, cog train and cable cars gave a wonderful view, time spent at Titlis was unbelievable, 360 degree chair lift to top, toboggan ride great, walks etc. well worth the value

  • 31-Aug-2016

    This tour was pretty amazing and not at the same time. There was a lot of time spent dropping off people who were not on this exact tour to other destinations. The bus filled up with people for about 3 different tours. It took about 3 hours to travel from Zurich to Mt Pilatus, not 1 hour like its listed on Viator. Once on Mt Pilatus the clouds lifted and we had a great view. There were multiple hiking paths, a bar, and gift shop to occupy your time.
    The hotel room on Mt Pilatus was spacious but the beds were two double beds pushed together.
    The welcome drinks were all you could drink with some cheese, nuts, and chips.
    Once done with the drinks we moved into the dining area. Everyone had their own table. The food was really good but any additional drinks were at individual cost. It was a really nice evening since only hotel guests were on the mountain.
    The next morning I got up early to see the sunrise over the mountains, which was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
    After this we took the cogwheel down and a train into Lucerne. I waited about an hour for the next tour group to pick me up, a 4 hour process. Once the various tour groups were collected we headed toward Mt Titlus. The weather on the mountain was terrible and you couldn't see anything.
    We did the glacier caves and the Ice Flyer but on the ride you could barely see 5 feet in front of you. It was unfortunate that you could not see anything. It was also very cold causing people to remain within the building. It was very loud and crowded. This part of the trip I did not enjoy. After we travelled back to Zurich another 2 hour trip. With everything said and done I wish I had only booked into the first part of the 2 day trip as again there was a lot of time wasted just standing around waiting for groups to load onto or off of the bus. Mt Pilatus was great because there was good weather but Titlis was a flop and waste of a day.

  • 20-Aug-2016

    All the details were carried out to a T. My husband an I happened to be the only ones on our coach to spend the night at Hotel Bellevue on Mt. Pilatus. Trudy, our guide, personally went to the desk to verify all details for the morning descent, etc. The next day in Lucerne we met up with the group going to Mt. Titlis for the day. What an Alpine experience in the glacier and snow! It could not have gone smoother- I have taken student groups to Europe since 1980 and this was the best! I will be checking possible Viator excursions on upcoming trips.

  • 24-Sep-2015

    My daughter and I did this tour together and the main reason we chose this tour was to see snow for the very first time! The countryside in Switzerland is just beautiful - very pretty and pristine. This is where I conquered my fear of heights. The cable car ride up to Mt Pilatus was really nice - peaceful and you could even hear cow bells when you passed the cows below. Unfortunately, for everyone on the tour Mt Pilatus itself was covered in very thick fog, so no-one got to see the scenery from the mountain. We were the only people in the group to stay on the mountain that night. The room was nice and by dinner time we discovered the fog had lifted. Dinner was just ok - not much choice, but served in a grand room. Breakfast was also adequate. When we woke in the morning the fog was back - so we didn't get to see much in the way of views or go on any of the walks. The next morning we followed instructions to get off the mountain to meet the next tour group at the train station below easy enough. This was what we were waiting for - all tour groups and people visiting Mt Titlis were geared up in clothing to visit the snow. Once again heavy fog, you could not even see anything in the cable car rides up the mountain. Once you got there you discovered the snow was indeed just slushy ice. I know this is all up to mother nature, but with all the fog and lack of snow we both felt really disappointed. Can't justify what we spent on this tour - quite unimpressed by it all and Switzerland is one of the most expensive places we visited on our trip.

  • 28-Jun-2015

    We stayed a night in Mt Pilatus. It was worth the money and the service was very good. Then we headed on to Mt Titlis. Everything was well planned and we were well taken care of.

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