Full Day Tour From Basel to Mount Pilatus

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Tour Number

Activity Level

496186


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is very kid friendly! If you want to add some adventure to the trip we can spend some time at the longest summer toboggan ride in Switzerland or at the largest rope course in the Lucerne Region. Both of these are also good for adults seeking a little bit of adrenalin :-)

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (conversational)

Boats, cog trains, cable cars & panoramic views...this trip has a little bit of everything


A perfect day trip during your stay in Basel. 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 you choose to believe these legends or not, one thing is certain: Mt Pilatus has breath-taking panoramic views that don't disappoint.

This trip is priced for up to 4 people (since that is all my car can hold) but you also have the option to take the train or I can rent a larger vehicle to pick your group up with. Please contact me for a quote.

We many options which can be catered to suit your interests. If you are looking for some exercise you have the choice of several hikes, including a hike to a picturesque alpine church built in the mid-1800's (see photo gallery) or you can take a ride on the longest summer Toboggan ride and the largest rope parks in the Lucerne region.

For more information please contact me for a customize quote.

Itinerary

You will be picked up in Basel and driven to Lake 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 where our ride back to Basel awaits.

**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, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 9 hours

Transportation

Private car, Boat, train, cable car, gondola and bus

What’s Included

  • Private Transportation

Other: My time and services as your private guide for the duration of the tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

150 CHF - If you want to buy lunch while on Pilatus and public transportation.

What’s Extra

  • Public Transportation Tickets

Other: The price of the combo ticket (boat, cog train, cable car, gondola & bus)
- with Tell Pass = free
- with Swiss Rail Pass - 40 CHF
- with no reductions - 106 CHF

Extra Activities
- For ropes course between 35 - 60 CHF extra.
- For the toboggan ride 6 - 8 CHF per ride

I am more than happy to help you choose which travel pass is best to purchase for your stay in Switzerland.

Restrictions

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.

A Recent Review of this tour

Doug's expertise is as an outdoor adventure guide, not an urban art/architecture/history guide. If you are looking to do things outdoors, not run-of-the-mill, and with variety, Doug's your guide! He thoughtfully organized a full day visit in the Lucerne region: city, lake, and mountain. The described itinerary was met fully, yet he frequently offered the option to add or delete bits as circumstances allowed. Thus, we felt he was striving to maximize our experience, not just check stops off his list.
Paul G.

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    738 USD(for up to 3 people) (duration: 9 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    496186


    Categories

    Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is very kid friendly! If you want to add some adventure to the trip we can spend some time at the longest summer toboggan ride in Switzerland or at the largest rope course in the Lucerne Region. Both of these are also good for adults seeking a little bit of adrenalin :-)

    Friendly: Yes.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), German (conversational)

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