Spend an afternoon in the Swiss Alps during this seasonal trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. Your 5.5-hour round-trip journey includes a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg terminus plus an ascent by aerial cableway to the peak of Mt Pilatus. After free time at the summit, take the world's steepest cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad, where you’ll board a boat for a 1-hour scenic cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. Enjoy commentary from your guide and coach transport from Lucerne.
Travel to Jungfraujoch — Europe's highest railway station at a dizzying height of 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) — on this full day trip from Lucerne. A scenic coach drive via the Bernese Oberland delivers you to Lauterbrunnen for a cogwheel train ride. You’ll wind through the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass below the foot of the Eiger North Face. At the Top of Europe, explore the glaciated Ice Palace and enjoy World Heritage–listed views of the soaring Swiss Alps and Aletsch Glacier from the Sphinx Observatory.
Ride an aerial cableway from the Alpine village of Engelberg to the summit of Mt Titlis on this afternoon tour from Lucerne. Then squeeze in as many snow-themed attractions as you can during approximately two hours of free time at the top. Your guided day trip includes snow tubing at Titlis Glacier Park plus admission to the Glacier Cave, Ice Flyer chairlift, Titlis Rotair gondola and Cliff Walk — Europe’s highest suspension bridge. What are you waiting for?
Whether you’re short on time or simply wish to view the Swiss Alps from the water, this 60-minute yacht cruise on Lake Lucerne is your ticket. The ticket is an open ticket for the day - so simply study the boat time table and choose a departure time that suits you.
Relax on the main or upper deck of the spacious 161-foot (49-meter) vessel while you listen to commentary about the majestic sights via your audio headset. With an expert captain at the helm, you’ll motor past forested hillsides and verdant meadows nestled against looming mountain peaks. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase from the onboard bar.
Home to medieval architecture and spectacular lakeside scenery, Lucerne is widely considered the jewel in Switzerland’s crown. On this tour, explore Lucerne and surrounds by foot and by boat, and see the best of the city in one day. With your guide to lead the way, hit top attractions including the Chapel Bridge and Lucerne Castle, and gain insight into centuries of colorful Swiss history. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
Get the traditional Swiss experience on a day trip from Lucerne, tasting chocolate and cheese, and discovering castles and chapels. Taking part in a small group of just six people, you’ll enjoy a more intimate tour experience as you explore. For an extended trip, upgrade to include a sightseeing cruise ticket, and see the Swiss sights from Lake Lucerne.
Ascending Mt. Pilatus, Lucerne's landmark mountain, is a must-do when you are in the Lake Lucerne region. Board the gondola at the valley station in Kriens, marvel at the panoramic views over the pre-alpine landscape to Fräkmüntegg. Transfer to the 'Dragon Ride' aerial cableway for another short ride, ending up at 7,000 feet (2,132 meters) above sea level. Enjoy epic views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps before descending back to Kriens.
Join us for an unforgettable full-day guided excursion to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe! from Lucerne and Interlaken. Enjoy a magnificent view from Europe’s highest train station over the Aletsch Glacier, UNESCO World Heritage of the Swiss Alps, and explore its multifaceted summit attractions.
Following are highlights of the tour:
1. Panorama drive to Bernese Oberland and scenic town of Interlaken
2. Marvel at the longest glacier of the Alps Jungfraujoch – “UNESCO World Heritage Site”
3. Enjoy the ride on new state-of-the-art gondola (aerial cableway) “Eiger Express” from Grindelwald Terminal to Eiger Glacier
4. Fascinating cogwheel train ride to Jungfraujoch Europe’s highest railway station.
5. Explore the Alpine Sensation, Ice Palace, and Sphinx Observation Terrace and Aletsch Glacier (with 23 km the longest glacier in the Alps).
6. Explore the Interlaken, Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, picturesque villages nestled idyllically between Lakes Brienz and Thun.
Take a tandem paragliding flight from Lucerne and gaze out over the Swiss Alps from the sky. With a professional paragliding instructor by your side who will take care of the navigation, you can focus on the thrill of the flight. No experience or a high level of fitness is required, just an interest in adventure and a desire to discover the landscapes of Lucerne.
Ascend to Europe’s highest point on an exhilarating full-day excursion to the Swiss Alps from Lucerne. With a professional guide, travel by luxury coach through the spectacular scenery of the Bernese Oberland region to Interlaken. After a short visit of Interlaken, ascend the UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass and absorb sweeping mountain vistas on arrival at the ‘Top of Europe’. Explore the frozen witchery of an Ice Palace at the summit and marvel at incredible panoramas of the alpine wonderland from the Sphinx Observatory.
Visit the winter wonderland of Mount Titlis year-round with a round-trip ticket on the new 8-seater cable car that transports passengers from Valley Station in Engelberg directly to the Stand station. From there, ride the world’s first revolving cable car, the TITLIS ROTAIR gondola, to the summit Station, enjoying panoramic views of the Swiss Alps along the way.
Save time researching Swiss Alps highlights, and get access to an itinerary of spectacular sights to visit in a day, such as Mt. Rigi, and the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa. Rather than rushing to keep up with a group, a benefit of this tour is that it’s self-guided. Enjoy the freedom of exploring on your own, but the perk of having transport included, such as a round-trip Lake Lucerne cruise, a ride on a mountain railway, and a cable car ride included.
Discover Alpine views from peak, lake, and sky on this Golden Round-Trip tour of Mount Pilatus. The typical Golden Round Trip (Jun-Oct) offers a wonderful excursion: Begin with a cruise across Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad, then transfer to the world's steepest cogwheel railway to reach the summit of Mount Pilatus. There, enjoy spectacular views over the Lake Lucerne region and the Alps from the large viewing terraceand grab a bite to eat (own expense). The return journey to Kriens will be done on the aerial cableway 'Dragon Ride' and on the Panorama gondolas. From the valley station it is a five-minute walk to the bus stop for a convenient ride to Lucerne.
Benefit from your local guide’s insider tips and avoid hidden costs with admission fees and transfers included in the price.
Cogwheel railway and the scheduled lake boat are closed from Nov-May. During this time you reach Mt. Pilatus by cableway and we take a one-hour scenic lake cruise in Lucerne instead.
Immerse yourself in the Alpine beauty of Interlaken and Grindelwald on a full-day tour of the majestic mountain region from Lucerne. Depart by luxury coach and marvel at enchanting scenery as you travel to Interlaken, a gorgeous resort located at the foot of the Bernese Oberland Alps. Spend some leisurely free time exploring independently and then head to Grindelwald, known as ‘Glacier Village’ due to its impressive array of glaciers. Opt to ascend to the summit of Mt First in a cable car to see stunning panoramas of the surrounding sights before returning to Lucerne.
Delve deep into the Swiss countryside and admire the spectacular mountain scenery on this private Mount Pilatus tour from Lucerne. For your typical Golden Round Trip (June-October) you hop aboard your boat on Lake Lucerne with a private guide and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the tranquil waters. Admire panoramic views over the shoreline and peaks en route to Alpnachstad. Then, take the world's steepest cogwheel railway to the summit of Mt Pilatus at a dizzying 6,981 feet (2,128 meters) above sea level. After free time at the top, return to Lucerne, first by panoramic aerial cableway via Kriens and then by local bus back to Lucerne.
From November to May your itinerary changes slightly as the cogwheel railway and the scheduled lake boat are closed. During this time you reach Mt. Pilatus by cableway, and you take a one-hour scenic lake cruise in Lucerne instead.
Take to the skies to admire the spectacular Alpine foothills around Lucerne and Engelberg from a unique vantage point with this tandem paragliding adventure. Take off one of Switzerland’s top flying spots and glide over dense forests and crystalline lakes to the valley floor with an experienced instructor. Upgrade for souvenir photos and videos of your flight taken in the air.
The highest hanggliding tandemflight in Switzerland. From up to 2000m you fly for 20-60 minutes like an eagle.
Hang gliding is the best way to fly free like a bird. It is faster and more intense than paragliding. Whether fast and wild or just in peace, your pilot adapts to your wishes.
The ride on the nostalgic funicular and the world first CabriO to Mt Stanserhorn is unique. The wonderful view from the summit over whole central Switzerland will inspire you. We gently take off into the third dimension. The silent flight over mountains and lakes will be an unforgettable experience.
Discover all of Lucerne's highlights as well as hidden gems that you would never find on your own. This private tour takes you through parts of the city in a small vehicle that large tour buses can't reach. You'll see sights like the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument as your guide tells you all you need to know about Lucerne.
On this tour you will get to see a beautiful panoramic view from Mount Rigi over Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug and the Alps of Central Switzerland. With a bit of (weather) luck, there's even a chance to see the Schwarzwald Mountains in Germany.
Switzerland has been European Champion for many years - in terms of distance traveled by train by its residents. Public transports in Switzerland are very comfortable and reliable, that's why many Swiss people move around the country using public transports. On this tour you will also get the experience of using one of the best railway networks in the world.
Join us for an unforgettable guided excursion to Golden Round Trip of Mount Pilatus from Lucerne! Our experienced guides will take you on an interactive journey through the Dragon World, followed by a hike down the Dragon Trail and a short walk to the summit, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Switzerland.
1. Soar up to the summit on the Dragon Ride cable car for breathtaking views of Lucerne and Lake Lucerne. Then wander down the Dragon Trail, where you can admire the fantastic scenery.
3. Relax on the panorama terrace and admire magnificent views over the surrounding peaks of the Swiss Alps and the blue lakes in the valleys below.
3. Complete your journey with a descent by the world's steepest cogwheel railway down to Alpnachstad.
4. Enjoy the boat for a lovely 1-hour cruise on beautiful Lake Lucerne and admire the spectacular landscape from an entirely different angle.
Avoid stress when traveling to the Zurich Airport from Lucerne by pre-booking your private transfer. Avoid the hassle of figuring out public transport or waiting in a long taxi line. Simply book your preferred time and your driver will be waiting at your hotel to take you on a comfortable journey to the Zurich airport.
Enjoy stunning views of Lake Lucerne, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, during this time-saver catamaran cruise. Discover unique lakeside vistas only accessible by water. Riding from Lucerne to Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock pier aboard the WIFI-equipped boat, you’ll also get a front-row peek of the luxurious, ultra-modern Burgenstock hotel.
This comprehensive 4-hour tour set against the backdrop of Lucerne Castle and the Swiss Alps allows you to cover the city by boat and foot, while tasting some of the best chocolate in the world. Shutterbugs will love the boat tour, which takes you past the famous Chapel Bridge and Lucerne’s distinct buildings. If a taste of chocolate isn’t enough, you have the option to extend tour and add on a chocolate-making workshop.
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"The organization of the whole experience impacted me. There was nothing that wasn't according to plan and yet I had my own time for lunch at the top of the mountain. It was simply beautifully organized, professionally executed, and thoughtfully produced. Well done!"..."
"The organization of the whole experience impacted me. There was nothing that wasn't according to plan and yet I had my own time for lunch at the top of the mountain. It was simply beautifully organized, professionally executed, and thoughtfully produced. Well done!"
"Kid is great tour guide. We enjoyed every minute of our excursion to the top of Europe. Excellent photos from the top of the Mountain as well as from the Train climbing the mountain. We even enjoyed the bus ride threw the foot hills and small towns. We hope to return to hike the many trails we saw on the way up."..."
"Kid is great tour guide. We enjoyed every minute of our excursion to the top of Europe. Excellent photos from the top of the Mountain as well as from the Train climbing the mountain. We even enjoyed the bus ride threw the foot hills and small towns. We hope to return to hike the many trails we saw on the way up."
Lucerne "CH" Experience: Cheese, Chocolate, Chapel Bridge & Château
"The chocolate and cheese were fabulous. This was the first day in Lucerne and so walking the river and visiting the chapel and chateau were great places to start. Louis, our guide, was outstanding. He made a great difference…knowledgeable with a great sense of humor and sensitive to the needs of those he was touring."..."
"The chocolate and cheese were fabulous. This was the first day in Lucerne and so walking the river and visiting the chapel and chateau were great places to start. Louis, our guide, was outstanding. He made a great difference…knowledgeable with a great sense of humor and sensitive to the needs of those he was touring."
Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip incl. Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern
"This was an amazing experience . Our guide was amazing. He explained everything to us very well- we did not feel rushed or pushed to move quicker. Will definitely be recommending this to our friends!"..."
"This was an amazing experience . Our guide was amazing. He explained everything to us very well- we did not feel rushed or pushed to move quicker. Will definitely be recommending this to our friends!"
"It was so special to be able to go out on beautiful Lake Lucerne and see the mountains all around. The ship was lovely, clean, good views both from indoors and out. Ship crew was very friendly and efficient. This isn't a tour, no commentary but a great experience."..."
"It was so special to be able to go out on beautiful Lake Lucerne and see the mountains all around. The ship was lovely, clean, good views both from indoors and out. Ship crew was very friendly and efficient. This isn't a tour, no commentary but a great experience."