Boats, cog trains, cable cars & panoramic views...this trip has a little bit of everything
Experience Lucerne's house mountain via boat, cog train, aerial cable car, gondola and the modern trolleybus. From dragons with healing powers to the ghost of Pontius Pilate, Mount Pilatus has many legends. Whether or not you choose to believe these legends or not, one thing is certain: Mt Pilatus has breath-taking panoramic views that don't disappoint.
We start the morning off in Lucerne and board a boat for a scenic ride to the steepest cog train in the world (with pitches up to 48%). Once on top of Mt Pilatus you will have 360° views of Switzerland with a stunning view of the Alps. While on top you will have the opportunity to explore up top with 2 short walkways or you can stop for a coffee and a bite to eat while taking in the views. We will then descend back down the other side of the mountain via the "Dragon Ride" aerial Cable Car and then a gondola ride into Kriens. A short walk and a short bus ride will return us back to Lucerne.
This trip can easily be extended to be a full day tour. If you want to hike, take advantage of activities on the mountain (summer toboggan, ropes park) or have a BBQ on the mountainside contact me and I will plan the perfect day for you.
**NOTE - The cog train is open May - October. If you plan on being here Nov - April we will get up the mountain another way. . . we always have options :-) **
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Under the historic arch in front of the train station
Duration: 5 hours
Public Transportation - Boat, train, cable car, gondola & bus
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 CHF - If you want to buy lunch while on Pilatus, boat, cog train, cable car, gondola & bus.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
My car is a 5 person car. It comfortably seats 3 adult passengers (1 in front & 2 in back). A 4th passenger can be added if you are willing to sit 3 people in the back. For larger groups I have access to a larger vehicles. Please contact me for a quote.
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Our guide (Doug C) in Lucerne was exceptional. My partner and I used his services for two days, and so glad we did. He was very flexible, easy going, knowledgeable, and fun to be with. We had a wonderful time with him. Well done Doug Clay & Dean Healdsburg, CA, USA