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

Mt. Pilatus Winter Day Trip from Zurich

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.

Between late October and mid-November the aerial cable car is under maintenance. In this case you will travel up and down Mt. Pilatus by cogwheel train.

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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 March 2015

Excellent tour guide....

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Wonderful tour! Our guide was very kind and knowledgeable. I recommend this tour as a quick way to see Lucerne and some pretty countryside as well as Mt. Pilatus. The cable car was closed but we took the cogwheel and saw the beautiful mountain side!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Professional and patient tour guide.
Good food and friendly staffs in restaurant at top of Mt Pilatus. We also enjoyed our snowboard.

Bharat G
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

Excellent trip. . Our guide was great! not to be missed if you are in Zurich or Lucerne.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2008

I absolutely loved it. The cogwheel and the mountain top. This was my dream come true trip. I thank viator for this!

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

The tour was great and almost worth the cost. I got free upgrade to Mt Titalus tour as I was the only one who booked this. The tour guide was amazingly polite and knew a lot. The tour begins at Zurich so you get snip it's of things along your journey. The drive by itself is amazing and beautiful.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

Lucern is beautiful and fun to wonder around. Mt. Pilatus was beautiful!

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

The tour was everything that we wanted in a day trip - prompt departure, clean coach, knowledgeable guide. Our only suggestion would be to allow more time in Lucerne.

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