Pilatus from Zurich - The Golden Roundtrip

It was an excellent trip to Pilatus. The weather was kind of gloomy down below but when we were at the top it was sunny and even warm. I will take the tour again if given the chance. Highly recommended. ...Leonard M., USA – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Go on a short city tour with the main sights of Lucerne, including the Lion Monument. Continue to Kriens at the foot of Mount Pilatus, from where we take the panoramic gondolas and aerial cable car to the summit of the mountain (7000ft / 2132m).


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Zurich Sihlquai. Bus parking near Zurich Main Train Station
9 hours and 30 minutes
daily at 9:30 AM
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Take a lovely coach journey to Lucerne. Once you arrive, there will be a short city tour with the main sights of Lucerne and a visit at the Lion Monument.

After some free time, you will continue to Kriens, from where you can take the panoramic gondolas and aerial cable car to the summit of Mount Pilatus (7000ft / 2132m). Here, you can take in the unforgettable view over the surrounding mountains and lakes.

Descend on the world's steepest cogwheel railway (48% gradient) to Alpnachstad, followed by a lovely boat ride. At the end of the tour, return to Zurich by coach.

As an option, you can enjoy great fun on the longest summer toboggan run in Switzerland, which is at 4500 ft (1.4 km).


  • Panoramic gondolas

  • Aerial cable car

  • Steepest cogwheel railway in the world (48%)

  • Boat ride on Lake Lucerne

  • Lion Monument

  • Time in Lucerne


  • Services of a multilingual guide*

  • Lucerne city tour

  • Cable car ride (except during revision: 24 Oct - 11 Nov 2016)

  • Cogwheel train (early May 2016 to mid Nov 2016)

  • Boat ride (early May 2016 to 23 Oct 2016)**

  • Lunch (from 24 Oct 2016 to early May 2017)**

MenuLunch Options

Menu 1) Swiss alpine cheese pasta

Menu 2) Swiss sausage and Rosti (potato dish)

Menu 3) Vegetarian dish with rice


  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • Children below 6 years old are free of charge if registered and accompanied by paying adult.

  • This tour is available in the Summer only. To see Mt. Pilatus in the Winter, please book The Mystic Mountain.

  • Mountain transportation (such as cable cars, cog wheel railways etc.) may close down immediately due to a sudden storm, snow fall and/ or a bad weather forecast.

  • *Mid November 2016 to early May 2017: Partly live guided (English / German - Spanish on request)

  • **Boat ride will be replaced by lunch from 24 Oct 2016 to early May 2017. Meals and drinks are not included in other months.

  • Modifications made 24 to 48 hours before the departure will incur a 20.00 CHF handling fee, payable upon check in on the day of the tour. Modifications within 24 hours prior to departure are not possible.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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