Mount Pilatus - Private Tour

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Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes. There are different play grounds, a suspension rope park, toboggan

Friendly: Yes.
Mostly, the trip can be made. But there are some stairs to go up before getting into the cogwheel railway.

Maximum travelers: 10



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (advanced), German (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Golden Round Trip

Mount Pilatus is a beautiful mountain close to Lucerne. The steepest cogwheel railway in the world with am maximum average of 48 degrees winds its way up to the peak with 7000 feet (2131 m) altitude. Enjoy a breathtaking magnificent view from the top over the surrounding mountains of the Swiss Alpes, such as Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, Top of Europe, as well as to mount Titlis, the highest Mountain in Central Switzerland, the blue lakes, such as Lake Luzerne and the valleys. Enjoy also a typical Swiss dish on the top with Alphorn music around!


Golden Roundtrip:
Boat trip to Alpnachstad. From the valley station ascent with the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to the top of Mount Pilatus
Descent by aerial cablecar to the middle station and then back to the valley station in Kriens
Short walk to the bus station in Kriens
Back by bus to Lucerne

Normally, we take this connection:

Meeting at 9:20 at Pier 2
9:38 boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad, arriving 10:46
10:55 cogwheel to Pilatus Kulm, arriving 11:25
Freetime for lunch
13:00 Gondola back to Kriens
14:00 Bus back to Lucerne (15 min)

The cogwheel railways only operates from May to October, depending on snow conditions!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting point is at pier number 2 in front of the main station at 9.00 h

End location: End will be in front of the main station upon arriving by bus.

Duration: 5 hours

If there is a storm, cable car transportation can be stopped. In this case, the way back will be by cogwheel railway.


The whole trip will be undertaken by public means of transport: boat, cog railway, aerial cable car and bus

What’s Included

Guide Service and guide's transportation costs are included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

70 CHF - You need cash for lunch and eventually souvenir shopping

About CHF 110 for the Golden Roundtrip per person (boat ride, cogwheel railway, cable car, bus back to Lucerne)

What’s Extra

Ticket per person to buy directly on the ship:
Boat trip CHF 40
Cogwheel railway / cable car CHF 72

The Golden Roundtrip can be bought as a whole ticket including boat, cogwheel, cable car and bus back to Lucerne):
1. class CHF 120 (1. class only on boat, cogwheel does not have 1. class)
2. class CHF 106


I am not a driver-guide, but I can accompany you in your vehicle or arrange for separate car and driver.

Please contact me even if I am unavailable!

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