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Mt Pilatus Day Trips from Lucerne

Mt Pilatus Day Trips from Lucerne

Encircled by towering peaks and blue lakes, Mt. Pilatus offers some of the Swiss Alps’ most impressive mountain vistas. If you’re considering a trip up mighty Mt. Pilatus, here are a few ways to make the most of your journey from Lucerne.

Half-Day Tours

With 6,982-foot (2,128-meter) Mt. Pilatus located within such easy reach of Lucerne, half-day tours are the perfect option for time-limited visitors. Enjoy a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride from Kriens to Frakmuntegg, then ascend by aerial cableway to the peak of Mt. Pilatus for spectacular views over the Swiss Alps. Ride the world’s steepest cogwheel train down to the town of Alpnachstad, then finish with a cruise on Lake Lucerne.

Full-Day Tours

For visitors with a few more hours to spare, full-day tours of Mt. Pilatus and the surrounding area showcase even more of the region’s rich culture and scenery, with more time at each point of interest for sightseeing and activities. If you choose a private guided tour, enjoy the freedom to customize your itinerary to hit your favorite highlights.

Things to Know

  • Mt. Pilatus lies about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Lucerne.

  • Private, customizable tours from Lucerne are flexible in itinerary and duration.

  • Tours typically include roundtrip transportation, plus cogwheel train and cable car tickets. 

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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

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Spend an afternoon in the Swiss Alps during this seasonal trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. Your 5.5-hour round-trip journey includes a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg terminus plus an ascent by aerial cableway to the peak of Mt Pilatus. After free time at the summit, take the world's steepest cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad, where you’ll board a boat for a 1-hour scenic cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. Enjoy commentary from your guide and coach transport from Lucerne.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$146.00
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Mt Pilatus Experience Self-Guided Tour

Mt Pilatus Experience Self-Guided Tour

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Ascend Mt. Pilatus in an alpine gondola during this trip from Lucerne. Board at the valley station in Kriens, marvel at the panoramic views over the pre-alpine landscape to Fräkmüntegg. Transfer to the 'Dragon Ride' aerial cableway for another short ride, ending up at 7,000 feet (2,132 meters) above sea level for epic views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps. Descend via the world's steepest cogwheel railway, passing lush meadows, mountain streams and sheer rock faces on the way to your destination at Alpnachstad.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.56
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

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Delve deep into the Swiss countryside and admire the spectacular mountain scenery on this private Mt Pilatus tour from Lucerne. Hop aboard your boat on Lake Lucerne with a private guide and enjoy a relaxing 1-hour cruise on the tranquil waters. Admire panoramic views over the shoreline and peaks on route to Alpnachstad. Then, take the steep cog-wheel railway to the summit of Mt Pilatus at a dizzying 6,981 feet (2,128 meters) above sea level. After free time at the top, descend through Fräkmüntegg and Kriens then return to Lucerne.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$335.14
Price varies by group size
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$335.14
Price varies by group size
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