Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
A perfect weather day for the views from the summit
Not to be missed
It's stunning, the best tour in Switzerland. The experience is very interesting because of the variety. The landscapes are beautiful.
My family of 2 adult and 2 kids loved this day out in stunning weather conditions. It was hot on top of Mt Pilatus. You could have organised the day yourself by buying a "golden ticket", but the bus connect from central Lucerne to the first cable car station was convenient and easy. The tour guide was bright and chirpy and effectively connected the group to the different modes of transport (bus, cable car, gondola, cog wheel railway and boat), so did not provide her opportunities for commentary. Highly recommended.
We simply loved this excursion. The various cable and gondola rides up the mountain gave us wonderful, breathtaking views of the mountainside landscapes. Beautiful! The time that we spent on the mountain top was great -- panoramic views were also breathtaking. The alphorn players gave us authentic Swiss music that added to our enjoyment of the tour. Lunch was very good. Brats and fries. The cog railway was a cool trip down the mountain. This was followed by 1.5 hrs. cruising across Lake Lucerne, which also offered us wonderful views of the lake, countryside, and homes along the lake shore. All these aspects gave us an absolutely wonderful day in the Alps. We have already recommended this tour to our friends in our community.
This was one of the best laid plans we saw on our trip. The guide, who's name I can not remember...sorry, was excellent. Very friendly and knowledgeable, her English was great! The Gondola starting point is just a few minutes by bud from the train station. Once at the base of the mountain, the line moved quickly in to gondola's for a wicked awesome panorama view up the side of this incredibly awesome mountain. Halfway up we swapped from little gondola's to one large unit, and the whole tour arrived at the top together. Free time at the top was great, My wife and I did a loop on a hiking trail, through caves and along cliffs! Some great photos were snapped, looking down through the broken cumulous cloud that enshrouded the mountain from time to time, leaving just enough sunny breaks for good pics!
We ate at the "take away" restaurant, as it is faster and left is more time to wander around the top of the mountain! I had a pork medallion and the wife had some of pork loaf... we both enjoyed our meals, and it was the best service and price we had a restaurant in in Lucerne, except one little side of the road convenience kiosk that served pretty good friend food.
It was chilly at the top, as to be expected. Being from Atlantic Canada, I didn't bring a sweater or jacket to Europe, I got some strange looks from other tourist and locals too, but it was not a big deal. A long sleeve shirt or light sweater would be enough for most people.
There is a small bar at the centre of the building, just outside the gift shop, where the beer is COLD! That was nice, as most places serve chilled beer!
You will NOT regret this tour. The only change I would make is to leave earlier from Lucerne, Returning time to Lucerne, via paddle boat was great.
Viator made our vacation planning quite easy, for 5 countries in 12 days!
This tour is all about the beautiful scenery. We were only in Switzerland for two nights and this was a great tour for that timeframe. The views from the cable car will take you're breath away.
Breathtaking tour, very well organized. We will recommend this tour to everybody who likes mother nature.
Thank you Viator!
Spectacular, well worth taking this tour. The views are fantastic going to the top of Mt Pilatus.
The tour was sooo complete. Not only did we have a very knowledgeable guide but the tour includes a wonderful mix of experiences. The ride on the lift was breathtaking, the cograil ride down the mountain a new and wonderful experience which allowed for great picture taking. The steamboat ride on the lake was lovely and serene. I recommend it highly.
Mt Pilatus was an exhilarating experience, I have never experienced being on top of the mountain but it was so awesome. My son and I rode on cable car, cogwheel and boat and the view was spectacular. Highly recommended for nature lovers, I would like to come back to Switzerland!
Without doubt the highlight of all the tours we booked in Switzerland! Fantastic views along the way and on the top of Mt Pilatus, great 360 view all round. Plenty of time on our own to do what we wanted to do. Highly recommended.
Really Nice Tour with experienced staff . Completely satisfied with the services.
Few Tips to note.
1.It is advisable to get a rough idea about the weather on that day before booking the trip. Since ours was bit on a rainy day and could see much while travelling in the cable.
2.Regarding the collection location . It is located in Lucerne Main Station below Burger King .. somewhere next to platform 1. Please stay inside the information office.