Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip From Lucerne

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  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    12:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy a day of Alpine adventure in Switzerland on this half-day, summer trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. Begin your journey toward the skies with a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride to Frkmntegg, and then hop aboard the aerial cableway for your ascent to the summit of Mt Pilatus. Relax at your leisure on the peak or take a short hike to make the most of the stunning scenery below. Descend to Alpnachstad aboard the world's steepest cogwheel train and cruise out onto Lake Lucerne to admire the views from the water.


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)

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Meet your guide in central Lucerne in the early afternoon and hop aboard your comfortable coach for the short journey to Kriens, at the foot of the imposing Mt Pilatus. On arrival, begin your ascent to the mountains lofty summit with a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride to the Frkmntegg terminus. Enjoy beautiful views over the rolling hills and lush pine forests below.

At Frkmntegg, 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.


Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description

Cable car ride (except during maintenance)

Cogwheel train ride

Boat ride on Lake Lucerne (until Oct 17, afterward lunch voucher provided instead of boat ride)

Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern

Entry/Admission - Lake Lucerne



Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

17.10. - 23.10.2022: Ascent by cable car, descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included (fully guided)

24.10. - 04.11.2022: Ascent and descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included (fully guided)

05.11. - 20.11.2022: Ascent by cable car, descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included (fully guided)

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 its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Nov-2022

    On-time at meeting point, nice ride to mountain, Gondola ride up is the best, and the cog-wheel train ride down was cool. The best sights of the region for the peak. Would go again

  • 14-Nov-2022

    Our trip to Mt. Pilatus was phenomenal The views were breathtaking, and our guide,Conrad, was exceptional. He kept us informed on everything we needed to know and gave us tips to make the most of our time on the mountain. I would recommend this excursion for everyone.

  • 02-Nov-2022

    This was a fun excursion with fantastic scenery. Restaurant food was delicious. We had ample time to enjoy the sites.

  • 30-Oct-2022

    Amazing and well managed trip. The tour guide Frank was special. Please do listen to his stories about the myth of Lucerne. Worth every penny!!!!

  • 23-Oct-2022

    The views were spectacular ..the guide was very informative..the boat ride was great and the cog train was fun

  • 16-Oct-2022

    This was AMAZING ! Great tour wonderful guides would HIGHLY recommend! We were so lucky weather was fantastic our guide Isabel was very informative and. made our day most enjoyable.

  • 15-Oct-2022

    Very good guide; enjoyed the cable car and cogwheel train rides, and great vistas when not too cloudy.

  • 12-Oct-2022

    Well worth the time and money. A once in a lifetime experience. The trip was just as advertised by Viator, the tickets came promptly after payment.

  • 12-Oct-2022

    For us was a unique experience. The guide was very helpful and nice. The view that we had...breathtaking. For sure we will come back for more adventures.

  • 12-Oct-2022

    Excellent value and did not disappoint, would highly recommend . Made it easy to see the whole mountain and a bit of the lake

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