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Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne Self-Guided Tour provided by Pilatus

Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne Self-Guided Tour

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2 adults
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Tick off two of Lucerne’s top attractions on this half-day tour that includes a Lake Lucerne sightseeing cruise and Mt. Pilatus ascent via gondola, cable car, and the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. With no guide and all transfers included, you can enjoy a completely flexible itinerary–whether you want to depart first thing in the morning or take your time sightseeing on the mountain summit, your day belongs to you.
  • Tick off two top Lucerne attractions in half a day on this self-led tour
  • Admire the scenic region from the water on a Lake Lucerne cruise
  • Absorb panoramic Alpine views from the summit of Mt. Pilatus
  • Avoid hidden costs with all transportation included as per itinerary
Important Information
4h 30m
  • Cruise ship (2nd class)
  • Cogwheel train ride (operating from middle May till 15 November 2020)
  • Panorama gondola ride (closed due to revision 19 October to 6 November 2020)
  • Aerial cableways ride (closed due to revision 19 October to 6 November 2020)
  • Bus ride from Kriens-Lucerne main station (or vice versa)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • The listed price does not include a CHF 5 parking fee (per day)
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Don't miss the last transportation down to the valley
  • Please note tour is unguided
  • Only printed vouchers will be accepted
  • Operates in almost all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Cable ways are not in operation in the case of storms
  • Starting direction 1: Take the cruise ship at the railway station in Lucerne (Quai 2 in front of the train station)
  • Starting direction 2: Take bus number 1 at the railway station in Lucerne to Kriens, Zentrum Pilatus
  • IMPORTANT: From 19 October to 6 November 2020 cable cars are not running due to revision.
  • From 19 October to 6 November 2020 only two cruise ships courses are available (departures from Lucerne: 9:14 and 13:38).
  • It is not possible to book a specific time slot
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • It's not a guided tour, there is not a meeting point.
  • The world's steepest cogwheel railway is operating from middle May till 15 November 2020.
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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arthibucher wrote a review Mar 2020
Lucerne, Switzerland15 contributions
Mt.Pilatus is my favorite mountain not only because I live at the foothills of Mt.Pilatus but it’s more like what the locals call here a“Haus-Berg” or a house mountain. At 7,000 ft experiencing pure bliss especially on a good weather day is something magical. If you take the
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Date of experience: July 2019
Oldhophead wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico34 contributions31 helpful votes
Do yourself a favor and take the Golden Round Trip. And if you already have the Tell Pass, it's free! And they views from Pilatus are fantastic!
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Date of experience: October 2019
brian f wrote a review Dec 2019
Nelson, New Zealand21 contributions4 helpful votes
enjoyed every minute of this tour. The different ways of transport up & down. My wife who hates heights reall enjoyed everything Just amazed as to how clean the hill sides are in Switzerland.The cost was reasonable and had no trouble connecting with different rides.
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Date of experience: October 2019
paul m wrote a review Dec 2019
7 contributions
Really enjoyed this trip. Great views along the lake and fantastic view from pilates. Pleasant scenic boat trip and great scenery from mountain.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Lynnyv wrote a review Nov 2019
Maple Plain, Minnesota24 contributions8 helpful votes
We had the best day going on this tour! There were seven of us in our group ranging in ages from 26 to 78 years old and everyone had a wonderful time. It was breathtaking and a very easy ride up to the top. I would definitely recommend this to any group any person it is a
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Date of experience: September 2019
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By: Pilatus
A Must Do! If staying in Lucerne take the train to the cog railway (don't drive)
My friends and I drove to the address of Pilatus given on our reserved tickets from Lucerne. We later realized this
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Bill C
Outstanding - a must-do if in Lucerne
What a great trip! We bought a Golden round trip ticket that includes all transportation from Lucerne to the Mount
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Jane S
Beautiful Alpine views
Had an amazing day wondering the top of the mountain. We wanted to do the toboggan ride but since it was such an ni
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Kees Z
Enjoy view from Mt Pilatus
To see snow in winter 2020 we had to go up. Mt. Pilatus is 2100m high and therefore the Alps are visible with their
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It could have been better
The cable cars (cabins and gondola) were of excellent conditions and the rides offer breathtaking views of all the
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A trip to the mountain
This is not the cheapest mountain to visit. We took the cable car up to Frakmuntegg the highest point before you ch
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Aaryaman S
try this with the golden triangle...... it will make your day
if some tell me to close my eyes and ask me my favourite trip to the top of a mountain, it will take me half a seco
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Breathtaking views
The cable ride up felt safe. The restaurant at the top was good. The views are spectacular! This should be a place
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Switzerland views at their finest!
Absolutely breathtaking views of Lucerne and the surrounding area. This is a must to enjoy the scenic beauty of thi
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The very inclined Pilatus
This was a wonderful opportunity that was provided and organized from my hotel. A chance to get to see Switzerland
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Went here on a day trip to get a view of Luzern from above. Incredible views both at the top and during the gondola
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Stunning views on sunny days
This place is amazing, you will not regret going there! It is best to go on a clear day as you don't want to be sta
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The best scenery in Luzern is very easy to reach: just take a cable car or cogwheel train to Mt. Pilatus. It’s just
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A must do activity in Luzern
We did the tour on our own from luzern to mount Pilatus. With all tickets included for bus, cogwheels and boat cr
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Matt T
Don't Hike Up Mt. Pilatus!
Pilatus is cool, no doubt. My advice though as someone who hiked up it, (the Alpnach route btw) don't. In a country
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Key Details
  • Lake Lucerne, Pilatus, and 1 more
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Printed Paper Ticket Required
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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