Steep, steeper, Panoramic Mount PIlatus - Combined with Short Visit of Lucerne (from Zurich)

Tour Number

Activity Level

433582


Categories

City, Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children need to be:
- able to travel by train, boat and cable car for about 5 hours
- able to adapt to hights up to 2,500 m and
- supervised by a parent.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Finnish (conversational), French (advanced), German (fluent), Italian (conversational)

On the Way With Train, Bus, Boat, World's Steepest Cogwheel Train and Cable Car in A Scenic Lake and Mountain Area


Spectactular train trip from Zurich via Lucerne and along lakes and with the steepest cogwheel train in the world up to Mount Pilatus and back on a different way.

Mount Pilatus: The world's steepest cogwheel railway or the panorama gondolas and aerial cableway. Pilatus offers a unique alpine experience! Possibilities of short walks on the top of the mountain.

We will enjoy a picnic with typical local Swiss products I bring with me or if you prefer, have lunch in a fine panoramic restaurant on the top of Mount Pilatus (not included).

On the way back from Mount Pilatus to Lucerne we will either take cable cars and a bus or the cog train and boat. Different combinations are possible but depend on the season. In winter (November to End of April) only version with cable car. For the rest, you take the decision up to your convenience!

Itinerary

- With train to Lucerne
- Boat ride (in winter with train or bus) on Lake Lucerne
- With one of steepest cog trains in the world to Pilatus
- About 1. 5 hours on the top of PIlatus to enjoy the great panoramic view. Time may be adapted to your wishes and weather.
- Cable car and bus to Lucerne
- Short guided visit of Lucerne and some free time (about 1. 5 hours in total)
- Train back to Zurich

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Zurich main train station

End location: Zurich main train station

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Duration depends on available means of transport
- Cable car all year round possible
- Cog train (one of the steepest in the world) only from beginning/mid May until about End of October/Mid November in operation). When cog train is not in operation, use of cable car for both ways.
- Boat (reduced timetable in winter time if operating at all). When boat is not in operation, use of bus and cable car for both ways.

Transportation

All by train.

Here in Switzerland we have an excellent and very efficient public transportation, you will not need a car to go on my trips. Everywhere I will take you we can rely on them; especially in the mountains it is easier to travel by train, busses, cable car, chairlift etc. In addition, it gives us full liberty of our journey and to alternate routes.

What’s Included

My services as your personal guide with
- Organisation and research (e.g. travel plan, timetable, entrance and restaurant booking if necessary etc.)
- Guide (pick up from Zurich train station or to your convenience)
- Guiding you during the excursion including information about geography, history and legends, local people, culture, etc.)
- Short guided visit in Lucerne
- Travel expenses for the guide in 2nd class with exception for special trains such as cable cars, cog trains and similar
- Assistance with and purchase of the train tickets
- Little picnic with typical local Swiss products
- Speaking the local Swiss languages (Swiss-/German, French, Italian) and English
- Little gift

What’s Extra

- Your travel expenses. Special passes for travelling with public transports in Switzerland are available. For first class train travel other rates apply, both for the client and the guide.
- Entrance fees in case you want to visit museums or similar

The following expenses for the guide:
- Supplement for special trains such as cable cars, cog trains and similar (e.g. about CHF 40 for a return ticket to Mount Pilatus)
- Meals in restaurant
- Entrance fees in case you want to visit museums or similar

Any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, restaurant/picnic, snacks

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Markus G.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/pilatus-lucerne-from-zurich

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