Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne - Reviews

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Mbloom1031

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

A great day. Stunning views.

Celia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

This was the most beautiful experience that i had had. Amazing

Leon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Wonderful trip, with many adventures on one tour. Going up the mountain on the gondola and descending by incline rail was a perfect way to experience the thrill of the mountain. The boat ride back to Lucerne was the perfect ending to a spectacular day.

Victoria F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

I booked this trip because we were told to be sure and see Mt Pilatus and Lucerne lake. This put both sites into one trip. The meeting place was very easy to locate and our guide ran everything with Swiss efficiency. We didnt feel rushed and enjoyed being able to experience all the modes of transportation available to see the Mt. A quick bus trip took us to the base of the gondola. This 4 person gondola took us about 2/3 of the way up the mountain. The view was spectacular and we were fortunate to have a beautiful clear day. We then took a larger high speed gondola that shuttle a larger group of folks. We arrived at the top where there were several options for eating, views and hiking. Our guide gave us sufficient time to experience the top of the mountain. There is a cafeteria but our guide mentioned going to the hotel restaurant for a nicer meal. We checked out both places and felt the hotel restaurant was a better meal for the price. We then descended the mountain on the cog railroad. What was really nice is that the guide got us VIP priotiy to skip the line. Once we got off the cog railroad train, which was a great experience, we then boarded a boat to cruise the Lucerne lake. We thought this was a great day well spent seeing Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne in one great package. We definitely would recommend.

Karen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Great experience. Hope for a clear day!

Vince C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

A most enjoyable afternoon - we joined the tour at Lucerne. Our guide was very organised and informative, arranging the various interesting modes of transport very smoothly, despite the large group. A very relaxing and pleasant way to experience the wonderful views from the mountain. Highly recommended !

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Nice ride to the mountain, great trip up the mountain in the 2 gondolas, specactular views, good restaurant. An engineering and construction marvel in the building of the 2 sites on top of the mountain. Then a beautiful boat ride back to Luzerne. Well worth the money paid.

Pamela K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Tour guide could have been friendlier. Barked orders and dressed liked she just rolled out of bed. Non informative of the area.

Chelsey P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

This tour was amazing! It gives you 3 different types of transportation. The aerial cart, cogwheel train, and then a gorgeous boat ride back to Luzern. Definitely worth the money!

NURULLAH D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Amazing trip

Susan A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Really enjoyed this tour, Conrad our guide was very good and organized, gave lots of information and was very approachable.

MARY LYNN C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

I great way to spend an afternoon in Lucerne. Full of adventure, scenery and value.

Roberta L E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Enjoyed the tour. The top of the mountain had great views and the boat ride was nice.

Gregg United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Very good tour and it allowed us to see it all in one tour.

Phillip H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Great tour, Well organised and had a fabulous time, would tell anyone to do this

James N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

So happy we took this comprehensive tour. A bus ride to the base of Mt. Pilatus was only the beginning. Cable Cars and Gondolas brought us to the top where there was time to have lunch, walk to the cross at the top of Mt. Pilatus and rest before boarding the cog railway down the steep slope which at times had as much as a 46 degree incline. The scenery at the top and in route varies with the weather. We were fortunate to see the zig zag walking trails hikers take to and from this 7,000 foot peak, the pit stops along the way and farms as well.
Then boarding a boat to traverse Lake Lucerne we were treated to many great views of the countryside including estates, wineries and homes.
Ps- if you stay at the Marriott Hotel this tour will pick you up and be sure to pack a warm coat or wear layered clothing as there were icicles at the top in early September

Geetha K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Wonderful , adventurous and thrilling trip ... This is one mountain that should not be missed , exclusive and so different with its scenic cable car up the mountain as well as the steepest cogwheel down the mountain . Its better to to take this with another mountain trip to the snowy peaks of jungfaujoch . Then you would have covered the mountain trips...

sarah M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Amazing day - really beautiful and so good to get the cable car, cogwheel and boat on the lake as part of the same trip - really must do this.

Christopher J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

This was an extraordinary tour definitely worth the money. I would highly recommend it. Rita, our guide, explained everything to us, where we were going and what we would see and be able to do. We were given plenty of time at top to do as we wish, were it to walk around on the various trails or just sit and stare!! We were lucky enough to have a spectacular day! The variety of transportation options up and down the mountain was also a unique experience between cable car, gondola and cog railway. Everything ran on time. At the summit there were options of places to eat and also plenty of places to sit outside or inside to admire the spectacular views! Finishing off the tour with a relaxing cruise on Lake Lucerne was a perfect way to end the day.

Isabel H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

We booked this tour before we left Michigan and hoped it would be good. It was beyond our expectations and exactly what we hoped for in a half-day touring experience outside of city and into the mountains. This is not your basic bouncing on a bus for hours trip at all. Our guide Anna was a beautiful local who took excellent care of us through a SHORT bus ride to a LONG cable car ride up 7000 feet to the mountain. An hour and a half at the top was plenty of time to hike to upper lookouts before our trip down via cog-rail train breathtaking! then a SLOW boat ride across Lake Lucerne gorgeous right back to the Lucerne docks. Do this, even if the weather looks iffy as it changes quickly in Lucerne and is always worth the trip. Could not have been more convenient, easy and FUN. This was a relaxing highlight before we got back to busy, interesting Lucerne for more chocolate!

Sharon K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

We had a picture perfect day to take our tour to Mt. Pilatus! My husband and I were there in 1999 so the good weather this time was appreciated. The gondola ride up most of the way was lovely - beautiful views in all directions - and the sound of cow bells was fun. Everything was so green and serene as we went higher and higher. Life on the edge was interesting with stacks and stacks of firewood around each of the charming homes. When we got on the larger gondola the scenery continued and we were glad the clouds weren't an issue. At the top we climbed one of the 3 routes to a higher level and then played dodge ball with the clouds and mountains for a couple of hours - patience is a virtue when you are waiting for the next Alp view! But we got them. Ate at the self-serve cafeteria and then headed back outside. It was fun watching the clouds come in and out - especially since that wasn't what we had all day. The cog train ride down was also lovely - I would recommend sitting on the left side of the car for better mountain views, but you really can't go wrong as you descend the mountain. The boat ride lasted about an hour - it was a local so we made several stops. Coming into beautiful Lucerne was lovely. This is a MUST DO when you are in Lucerne.

Jack F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Very organized-would highly recommend

John R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

The trip was awesome...a real delight...especially our tour guide Anna she was just fantastic...I would highly recommend this tour...you go from bus, to tram to train to boat...the views were just spectacular....

Thank you to Anna for a great experience....

Alicia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

It was an amazing experience, very well put together, with the best tour guide Juan ever very knowledgeable and fun. My only wish is to have had more time on top to be able to do the longer hike - however, I understand why the package it is built like this :

Neal D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Great trip. Well organized. Spent about an hour at the top of the mountain. View was spectacular. After the cog wheel train ride down, had a nice boat ride back on Lake Lucerne. The day trip is absolutely worth it.

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