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

Join this partly guided coach tour from Zurich to Mount Pilatus for a full day's winter wonderland on one of Switzerland's most majestic mountains. Explore the peak at leisure, before enjoying a typical Swiss lunch.


  • Winter day trip from Zurich to Mt. Pilatus
  • Guided city tour of Lucerne
  • Ride an aerial cable car gondola to the top of Mt. Pilatus and back down
  • Lunch is included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You'll warm up with a guided tour of Lucerne's highlights before taking the cable car up to the top of towering Mt Pilatus. Savor a hearty lunch of Swiss staples as you take in views of the snow-covered Alps that seem like something out of a fairy tale.

What You Can Expect

Mt. Pilatus Winter Day Trip from Zurich

Lucerne Chapel Bridge

Pass Lake Lucerne before disembarking for a short guided city tour of Lucerne. You'll then continue to Kriens, where a panoramic aerial cable car gondola transports you up to 7'000 feet (2'132 meters) to the white mythical paradise of Mount Pilatus.

According to legend, kind dragons used to inhabit the mountain! Set about discovering the weaving Dragon Path and take in the spectacular alpine vistas.

Over lunch (a choice between three dishes), marvel at the breathtaking alpine views. Afterwards, take the cable car back down the mountain before rejoining your guide for your coach transfer back to Zurich.

From November 17, 2014, until March 31, 2015, the cable car from Fräkmüntegg to Pilatus Kulm is closed due to the building of a new aerial cableway. The cable car will remain open from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg, where you can enjoy lunch and choose from sport or snow activities (available from mid-December, depending on weather and snow conditions)

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Lunch Options:

  • Swiss Alpine Cheese Pasta (typical Swiss winter dish)
  • Swiss Bratwurst (veal sausage) and Roesti (typical Swiss potato dish)
  • Vegetables and rice

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This tour is amazing the view from the top is unique. The only thing missing was on the lift. During our time there the aerial cableway was closed but the cogwheel railway is not bad! The meal included is not really good, the drinks are not included! But just the experience at the top and the small tour to Luzerne really worths it!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

A perfectly organized day that exceeded our expectations.

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