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  • Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Duration:  5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

For a full day of summer splendor, make for the mountains on this guided roundtrip from Lucerne to central Switzerland's Mount Pilatus. Your full day guided tour includes a gondola and aerial cable car ride, descending the world's steepest cog-wheel railway and a cruise on Lake Lucerne.


  • Summer day trip from Lucerne to Mount Pilatus
  • Day of alpine adventure in Switzerland!
  • Aerial cable car ride and cogwheel train ride (the world's steepest!)
  • Cruise on Lake Lucerne
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps

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What You Can Expect

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip

Venture on a half day round trip from Lucerne to Mount Pilatus on this guided alpine summer tour. Escorted by your professional guide, take the aerial cable-car from Kriens 7000 feet (2132 meters) to the top of Mt.Pilatus. Enjoy unforgettable views over surrounding mountains and lakes with approximately an hour and a half at your leisure. Venture down the Dragon's Path and make the short hike to the summit before descending by cogwheel train to Alpnachstad. At a gradient of 48% it's the world's steepest!

Your summer alpine adventures conclude with a picturesque boat ride across lovely Lake Lucerne.

Please note, if you are traveling in late October, the aerial cable car could be canceled due to poor or unsafe weather conditions. If this is the case, you will travel up and down Mt. Pilatus by cogwheel train.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

It was a great half day trip. Unfortunately it had low cloud on the day we went but had glimpses of blue to see the far mountains. The kids enjoyed the cogwheel train and climbing the steps to see the views. The guide was very friendly and helpful running the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our tour guide was excellent and the view was breathtaking. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.

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