Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich
For a full day of alpine summer splendor, make for the mountains on this guided roundtrip from Zurich to central Switzerland's Mount Pilatus. Your full day guided tour includes a gondola and aerial cable car ride, the world's steepest cog-wheel railway and a cruise on Lake Lucerne.Itinerary
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Start your tour at the Sihlquai Coach Terminal, Zürich. Set off for an exciting day traveling over the Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake Lucerne to the enchanting city of Lucerne. Take in the views during a short photo stop en route.Pass By:
Enjoy a brief orientation drive, where your guide points out the main attractions of this charming town like the Chapel Bridge, the Town Hall, the Jesuit Church and the Culture and Congress Centre. Stop At:
Old Town Lucerne, Altstadt, Lucerne 6002 Switzerland
Enjoy the following time at leisure to stroll through Lucerne's beautiful Old Town.
Duration: 50 minutesStop At:
Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland
Continuation to Kriens, where you take the panoramic gondola and aerial cable car to the top of Mount Pilatus at 7000 feet (2132 meters). Enjoy some time at leisure admiring breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and lakes. Venture down the Dragon's Path and make the short hike to the summit before descending Mount Pilatus to Alpnachstad by cogwheel railway. At a gradient of 48% it is the world's steepest!
Duration: 1 hour 50 minutesStop At:
Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland
Your summer alpine adventure concludes with a picturesque boat ride across lovely Lake Lucerne to Lucerne, where you board the coach for your ride back to Zurich.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
After a enjoyable day, the guide will bring you back to Zürich.
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.
Duration: 10 minutes
"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"
"Infants aged 0-5 travel free of charge but must be registered on your booking"
"From October 18-24 and November 6-14, the ascent will be made by cable car, the descent by cogwheel train and no boat ride but a lunch voucher will be included."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"From October 25 to November 5, the ascent and descent will be made by cogwheel train due to revision of the cable car and no boat ride but a lunch voucher will be included."
"In winter (until 25 May/from November 15), the tour runs under the name "Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Day Trip from Zürich"."
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers"
Duration: 9 Hours 30 Minutes
Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.