By far the most popular tour from Lucerne.
A half day trip to Mount Pilatus is an unforgettable experience. The boat takes you from Lucerne to Alpnachstad, where the world's steepest rack railway will lead you to Pilatus Kulm. At a height of 2132 meters above sea level you can enjoy a unique panoramic view. A spectacular ride in the aerial cable car and the gondola ropeway takes you back down into the valley to Kriens and finally, the bus will take you back to Lucerne.
This excursion does not include any walk/hike time in the mountains. Please contact me if you wish to include a small walk or hike in the itinerary.
I can also organize a small BBQ in one of the open air grills avaiable in the mountain. Don't miss this opportunity to taste some delicious Swiss sausages and cheese.
The boat takes you from Lucerne to Alpnachstad, where the world's steepest rack railway will lead you to Pilatus Kulm.
At a height of 2132 meters above sea level you can enjoy a unique panoramic view of 73 Alpine peaks and countless lakes.
A spectacular ride in the aerial cable car and the gondola ropeway takes you back down into the valley to Kriens and finally, the bus will take you back to Lucerne.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Under arch in front of the Lucerne railway station
End location: Lucerne railwaystation
Duration: 5 hours
During the winter time the cogwheel can not ascend to the top due to the snow. The golden tour can only be guaranteed from May to October, but please contact me for other options.
There are other ways to reach the top ;)
Due to boat schedules this tour needs to start at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 or 14:00
Public transportation: bus, cable car, cogwheeltrain, boat
Assistance and guided excursion by a licensed tourist guide. The guide travel expenses are included (e.g. Transportation).
IMPORTANT: Please note that the rate quoted is a GROUP PRICE for a PRIVATE TOUR. The price is valid for GROUPS up to max. 20 persons. Once you book the tour, you book the time slot and you can bring along other companions.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Chf - Bring some money for drinks and snacks up in the mountain.
In the summer you might want to descend Switzerland longest summer toboggan. Price Chf. 6-8 per descend.
The price for a combined ticket to/from Luzern including all transportation means is Chf. 106 p.p.
Transportation can be cheaper if you have a reduction card e.g.: Tell pass, Swiss Card or Halbtax-Abo
I can help you buying your tickets so that you get the best fare possible.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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We have traveled all over Europe and Cristina was one of the best guides we have ever had. She treated us like family and was very patient with our youngest son. If you are looking for a guide for Lucerne- look no further- Cristina is a treasure! We did the Mount Pilatus Golden Tour and it was breathtaking. For sure, the highlight of our trip.