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4.5 star rating: Recommended 161 Reviews

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  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration:  9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich. 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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

The view and scenery was amazing!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

This trip was beautiful and worth it.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Simply....amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

This was a wonderful day tour and the highlight of our trip! Our guide was great and the scenery magnificent! Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Amazing view from the Pilatus mountain! Lucerne is so beautiful, green and calm.
Our guide- Robert was so nice!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Excellent Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Nicely organized and enjoyable trip!! Visiting Luzern was a highlight of our trip. Definitely recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Lucerne and lake cruise was lovely. Top Mt Pilatus awesome. Guide very knowledgeable, timely and friendly

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