Silver Round Trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne Self-Guided Tour

Silver Round Trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne Self-Guided Tour

Combine Lucerne’s landmark mountain railway with a train ride to the Lake Lucerne region. Depart from the main station in Lucerne to begin your self-guided Silver round trip package. After your 20-minute train ride enjoy a spectacular ride on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to Mount Pilatus where panoramic views at 7,000 feet (2,132-meters) over Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps await you. Delight in an exhilarating 5-minute ride on the new aerial cableway “Dragon Ride” down to Fräkmüntegg. Afterward take the panoramic gondola descent to the Valley Station Kriens. A 5-minute walk and a 10-minute bus ride returns you to Lucerne. Ascents begin at 8:30am (from Kriens valley station).

This is a no guided tour and it's why that there is no meeting point.

Board the train at the main station in Lucerne for the Silver round-trip package. After a 20-minute train ride you arrive at the Valley Station in Alpnachstad. There the cozy Chalet Restaurant serves traditional food on its terrace (own expense). The world’s steepest cogwheel railway, built in 1889, transports you through fascinating rock faces, sparkling mountain streams and lush meadows carpeted with Alpine flowers to the top of Mount Pilatus.

Enjoy the panoramic views at 7,000 feet (2,132-meters) over the lake of Lucerne and the Alps on the summit and decide if you want to stay inside the panoramic gallery, relax on the terrace, climb one of the peaks (5-10 minutes) or enjoy a meal in a restaurant (own expense). 

Enjoy an exhilarating 5-minute descent on the new aerial cableway 'Dragon Ride' to Fräkmüntegg. Its spacious interior, cockpit-like design and large windows provides the exhilarating impression of being in a helicopter.

Enjoy activities in Fräkmüntegg such as testing your agility climbing the rope park (own expense). Ride the panoramic gondola. A 15-minute ride brings you down to Krienseregg. In Krienseregg the 'Pilu Land', a playground for children, awaits you. Sit and relax on the terrace of the Restaurant Krienseregg (own expense) while the children play. Continue your descent on the panoramic gondola to Kriens in 15 minutes.

After a 5-minute walk you reach the bus station (Kriens, Zentrum Pilatus). Take bus number 1 and in 10 minutes you arrive at the railway station in Lucerne.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Important: From 19 October to 6 November 2020 cable cars are not running due to inspection"
"Operates in almost all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"Cableways are not in operation in the case of storms"
"It is not possible to book a specific time slot"
"A maximum of 9 people per booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers"

Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Start location: Lucerne railway station
Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Train (2nd class)
  • Cogwheel train ride
  • Panoramic gondola ride
  • Aerial cableway ride
  • Bus ride from Kriens-Lucerne main station (or vice versa)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Not Included

  • Parking fee (5 CHF per day)
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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