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Mount Pilatus Excursion from Lucerne

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily: 07 May - 20 Nov

  • Duration

    Approx. 5.5 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Frankenstrasse 2-4, 6003, Lucerne. This is centrally located in a side street next to Lucerne train station. 

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early

  • Ending Point

    Tour ends at hotel Waldstaetterhof, Lucerne

Key Highlights

  • Take a cable-car ride to the mystical Mount Pilatus
  • Enjoy a typical Swiss food at a summit restaurant ( meal voucher from 21 Oct 19 to 17 Nov 19)
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


Enjoy the beauty of the  landscape of Switzerland with a trip to Mount Pilatus from Lucerne only during summer, most of the times there is no snow.

After reaching the top, take in the breathtaking scenery of the snow-capped Alps blending with the clear blue sky.


You will be picked up in an air-conditioned coach and taken to Kriens, accompanied by a  guide speaking (English and Spanish).

Kriens is a municipality in the district of Lucerne, at the foot of Mount Pilatus. From Kriens, take a panorama gondola and cable-car ride (about 40 minutes) to the summit of Mount Pilatus, at an altitude of 2132 metres. From the top, enjoy magnificent views of the Alps, the surrounding mountains and lakes. Take the Dragon Path, an easy stroll through the rock gallery on Mount Pilatus.  You are at leisure for about 1½ hours on Mount Pilatus to enjoy the scenery and take up short hikes.

 From Alpnachstad, board your coach for a return journey to Lucerne. The tour ends at Waldstaetterhof.


  • Guided coach transfer through the city of Lucerne to Kriens
    • Panoramic gondola + aerial cable car "Dragon Ride" (except during maintenance: 24 Oct to 4 Nov 2022)
    • World’s steepest cogwheel railway (26 May to 20 Nov 2022, from 7 – 25 May 2022 replaced by panoramic gondola)
    • Boat ride on Lake Lucerne (7 May to 16 Oct 2022)
    • Lunch voucher (CHF 20.00 per adult / CHF 10.00 per child) as compensation for boat ride, exchangeable at restaurants at the top of Mt. Pilatus (from 17 Oct to 20 Nov 2022)
    • Live guided: English, Spanish


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of the tour

    During winters if a mountain has to close the cable cars/ cogwheel trains because of bad weather, there are two possible situations:

    If the news is received BEFORE the coach has left for the tour, you have below options:

    Postponing the tour to another day

    Changing the booking to another mountain (generally no refund because the tour is fully guided)

    Not taking any tour and get full refund

    If the news is received AFTER the coach has left, you have below option:

    Changing the booking where you will be taken to another mountain (no refund, because the tour is fully guided)

    The Cogwheel train and boat operate from early May until 21 November (depending on the snow conditions, prior/post this date the tour is held according winter program). The boat operates until late October.

    Service Information: Panoramic gondola + aerial cable car "Dragon Ride" (except during maintenance 24 Oct to 4 Nov)

    (07 May to 16 Oct ) : Boat ride on Lake Lucerne

    17 Oct  to 20 Nov  : Lunch voucher (CHF 20.00 per adult / CHF 10.00 per child) as compensation for boat ride, exchangeable at Pilatus self-service restaurant. 

    World’s steepest cogwheel railway  (26 May to 20 Nov 2022, from 7 – 25 May 2022 replaced by panoramic gondola)

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. 

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