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This trip was a highlight of our time in Switzerland ! The weather on our day-trip wasn't perfect some very high cloud but it did clear at times to give us beautiful views. The bus trip and our guide Rosemary were awesome !, we had a good amount of time in Lucerne before taking the cable cars to the summit then a nice lunch.
The trip down the mountain on the 'cog wheel railway' is not to be missed - excellent views. Then finally the boat ride across the lake topped off a beautiful day.. DO not miss this tour it is lovely and good value.
Well organized trip. Everyone enjoyed the day. The scenery was outstanding.
The tour was fantastic! I wish that instead of an hour in Lucerne, they will have given us an hour and half. My only disappointment was that when I booked this tour, I selected the Swissotel to be picked up following the instructions of the booking and found by the operator that they did not pick at this hotel. I was not staying in that hotel, but it didn't specify that you needed to stay in that hotel. Luckyly enough, the operator site was not far from my hotel and we were able to take the subwayto the main train station.
Liked it very much!
The host repeated everything too many times though.
This trip turned out to be one of the best scenic tours we have been on. We had an absolutely wonderful day and our guide was so knowledgeable and helpful in every way.
We would highly recommend this tour as one not to be missed.
Sandra and Phil
excellent tour guide and great day despite uncooperative weather.
he was very personable and articulate.
A memorable and wonderful trip up to Mount Pilatus that should not be missed when you are in Zurich. The whole journey to Mount Pilatus was very scenic, starting from a comfortable bus ride from Zurich to Lucene, one hour tour in beautiful Lucene city and cable car and train ride to and from Mount Pilatus. The boat ride back to Lucene was just fantastic with spectacular and breathtaking scenic mountain and lake views.
This trip provided a great way to spend a day. Lucerne is a beautiful city. We really enjoyed spending time walking around observing the activity and sitting around the pristine lake. The gondola ride up to the top of Mount Pilatus was fun and the rail car ride down was steep. Make sure to get a seat on the window of the rail car, as opposed to getting stuck in the middle like we did. The ferry ride was a great way to see all the shoreline of the lake. Great day! Well worth the $.
One piece of advice... Our tour guide gave us the option to ride the toboggan sled track down a portion of the mountain at the point where you make the switch from one gondola car to a second to get to the summit of the mountain. My wife and I decided to do it, while the rest of the group went straight to the summit. We took the sled ride, which was fun (supposedly the longest in the Alps) and then took the second gondola ride up after and met the rest of the group at the Summit later. While the sled was a good time, it was a longer than expected line to get a sled and took a about an hour out of our time that we had to view all the breathtaking views from the top of the mountain when we finally got there. Therefore, we felt rushed and only had about 20 minutes to hike around and see all the views at the top, which is not near enough time. It was our decision to do the sled, so we had no one to blame but ourselves for feeling rushed at the top. So if you are a thrill seeker that enjoys sleds and speed, etc. you can attempt the toboggan sled ride. However, if you want to be sure to have ample time to view all the sites from the top of the mountain then skip it. We wish we would've in this case, but overall, the trip was still a blast!
If there is a rate more than 5 stars I would have rate it !! If you are in Switzerland for the first time, then you must try this trip.
This was a wonderful day tour and the highlight of our trip! Our guide was great and the scenery magnificent! Highly recommended.
This was the best tour I gave ever taken. The guide was very knowledge and spoke very good English. The bus was very nice and comfortable. The town and the view from the mountain are amazing. Hotel pick up was nice and you didn't have worry about finding the meeting spot. I highly recommend.
Amazing view from the Pilatus mountain! Lucerne is so beautiful, green and calm.
Our guide- Robert was so nice!!
Wonderful day tour with magnificent scenery. Tour was well organised and departure point was easy to locate. tour guide was very helpful and gave lots of useful and relevant information. We had beautiful weather to the views from Mt Pilatus were incredible. Highly recommend!
Nicely organized and enjoyable trip!! Visiting Luzern was a highlight of our trip. Definitely recommended!
Great tour and good variety, as you get to ride a cable car, cogwheel train and take a boat ride. Almost 2 hours at the top of Pilatus, which was ample time. View from the top was amazing. A full hour in Lucerne would have been nice.
It was a great experience. We thank Viator and Best Tours Switzerland for organizing this wonderful tour. We really enjoyed the tour especially Mt. Piltaus.
Lucerne and lake cruise was lovely. Top Mt Pilatus awesome. Guide very knowledgeable, timely and friendly
This weather was very bad and we could not see the mountain or the great views. However that was not in your control. The boat and cogwheel portions were just great and the guide was very knowledgeable.
Wonderful trip and get your camera ready because the sights are magnificent. Get ready for the ride of your life in the tram including the big surprise moment! Train ride down is amazing, watch the elevation grade sigsn on the side of the tracks to see just how much of a slant your are facing.