Pilatus Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids are always welcome!

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



French (basic), English (fluent), German (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Italian (fluent), Portuguese (fluent)

The golden round trip

Lucerne's "own" mountain has many stunning sides - and on the "Golden Round Trip" you experience each and everyone!
A guide you to Kriens, where you start for the Golden Round Trip.
Travel by panorama gondola and aerial cableway to the summit of Mount Pilatus. Enjoy the ride in the new aerial cable car "Dragon Ride" which gives passengers the impression of flying thanks to their cockpit-like design and large windows.
A uniquely impressive panorama of 73 Alpine peaks and countless lakes awaits you on Pilatus Kulm, some 2132 metres (7000 feet) above sea level.
Several restaurants and a large sun terrace await you.
A spectacular ride on the world's steepest cogwheel railway then takes you down to Alpnachstad, where you enjoy a pleasant 1 ¼ hour cruise to Lucerne. Here you have some leisure time for shopping before you meet me again and returning to Zurich.

** Winter period: Cogwheel railway and boat are not operating - both up and down are available by cableway only.


Mount Pilatus - the Golden Round Trip has it all!
Enjoy the scenic coach journey through the splendid countryside and a visit of the charming city of Lucerne.
Ascent by different aerial cable cars to beautiful Mt. Pilatus with possibilities of easy hikes and gorgeous photo opportunities.
Descent by the world's steepest cogwheel railway followed by a relaxing boat ride on Lake Lucerne.

* Seasonal programme changes:
22. 10- 09. 11. 2018: Ascent and descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch included (fully guided)
10. 11- 18. 11. 2018: Ascent by cable car, descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch included (fully guided).

** The Golden Roundtrip is available from approx. May to October. Otherwise, the cableway will be operating.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At you hotel

End location: At you hotel

Duration: 9 hours

This is a full journey tour.


A new Mercedes V-Class or similar.
Cableway to go up and down to the mountains.
Cogwheel railway and boat during the summer.

What’s Included

The transportation and a professional guide the whole journey.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

72 swiss Francs - For the transportation up to the mountains.

What’s Extra

The roundtrip ticket to the mountains.

** The Golden Roundtrip is available from approx. May to October. Otherwise, the cableway will be operating.


Due the Swiss Law about driving time, the max. permitted is 9 hours a day!

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