Mt. Pilatus And Lucerne Winter Day Trip From Zurich

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • 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 :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Join this partly guided coach tour from Zurich to Mount Pilatus for a full day's winter wonderland on one of Switzerland's most majestic mountains. Explore the peak at leisure, before enjoying a typical Swiss lunch.


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Lunch included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Sihlquai

The guide will pick you up at the Sihlquai Coach Terminal, Zrich to start your journey to central Switzerland.

Stop At: Luzern

Enjoy a scenic journey to central Switzerland. While you entering Lucerne, the guide will point out the main sights in Lucerne. Discover this beautiful city during you leisure time of approximately 50 minutes.

Duration: 50 minutes

Pass By: Pilatus Bahnen AG, Kriens, Lucerne

You'll then continue to Kriens, where a panoramic aerial cable car gondola transports you up to 7'000 feet (2'132 meters) to the white mythical paradise of Mount Pilatus.

Stop At: Mount Pilatus, Lucerne

According to legend, kind dragons used to inhabit the mountain! Set about discovering the weaving Dragon Path and take in the spectacular alpine vistas.
Over lunch, marvel at the breathtaking alpine views. Afterwards, take the cable car back down the mountain before rejoining your guide for your coach transfer back to Zurich.
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.

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Pass By: Luzern

Wait at the meeting point in Lucerne for the guide to bring you back to Zrich

Pass By: Sihlquai

After a great day, you will be dropped off at the same place, where you have started the tour.


Panorama drive to Lucerne with photo stop en route (at Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument)

Short city tour with main sights of Lucerne

Ride up and down Mt. Pilatus by panorama gondola and aerial cable-car (except during maintenance)

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

Lunch voucher is provided (Value CHF 20 adult/CHF 10 child age 6-15)

Entry/Admission - Mount Pilatus


Food and drinks, unless specified


Hotel pick-up and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking

Infants travel free of charge but need to be registered on your booking

Please note that the trip up Mount Pilatus is unguided Guide accompanies the customers to the valley station of Mt. Pilatus in Kriens where he/she organises the cable car tickets and the lunch vouchers. Then customers make their own way up to Mt. Pilatus, spend their time there and make their own way down from Mt. Pilatus back by public bus to Lucerne. In Lucerne they rejoin the tour guide and the group for the return to Zrich.

From October 23th to November 10 2017 and from October 22, 2018 to November 9, 2018 the round-trip up and down Mt Pilatus will be by cogwheel train due to cable car maintenance

Spanish tour on request

Traveler Reviews

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  • 08-Jan-2020

    Great spanish and english day trip. The place and the views are awesome. The guide tour was very friendly and all the instructions were very clear.

  • 12-Feb-2017

    Really good tour, enjoyable. Had beautiful weather and the cable car ride was fantastic

  • 13-Jun-2016

    Not much to enjoy at top of the glacier, but cable car journey to the glacier is fantastic. If you are asian you may not like the taste of complimentory lunch. If you want to select between mt pilatus and mt titlis, i suggest to opt for mount titlis which have many places to enjoy including sledging

  • 20-May-2015

    The tour was great and almost worth the cost. I got free upgrade to Mt Titalus tour as I was the only one who booked this. The tour guide was amazingly polite and knew a lot. The tour begins at Zurich so you get snip it's of things along your journey. The drive by itself is amazing and beautiful.

  • 30-Dec-2014

    Excellent tour guide....

  • 28-Feb-2014

    Lucern is beautiful and fun to wonder around. Mt. Pilatus was beautiful!

  • 11-Jan-2014

    The tour was everything that we wanted in a day trip - prompt departure, clean coach, knowledgeable guide. Our only suggestion would be to allow more time in Lucerne.

  • 28-Nov-2013

    This tour is amazing the view from the top is unique. The only thing missing was on the lift. During our time there the aerial cableway was closed but the cogwheel railway is not bad! The meal included is not really good, the drinks are not included! But just the experience at the top and the small tour to Luzerne really worths it!!!

  • 26-Mar-2013

    The tour was very scenic, and our guide very knowledgeable. The majority of our group was touring Lucerne and Titlis. Did not realize till boarding my family was going to be dropped off at Mtn Pilatus mid tour. So we were given tickets for gondola, lunch, and bus pass to get back to Lucerne on our own and meet the group. It all went well, but if I were traveling by myself or with one other person may have been more anxious. Overall the tour was very beautiful.

  • 21-Feb-2013

    A perfectly organized day that exceeded our expectations.

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