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Delve deep into the Swiss countryside and admire the spectacular mountain scenery on this private Mt Pilatus tour from Lucerne. Hop aboard your boat on Lake Lucerne with a private guide and enjoy a relaxing 1-hour cruise on the tranquil waters. Admire panoramic views over the shoreline and peaks on route to Alpnachstad. Then, take the steep cog-wheel 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, descend through Fräkmüntegg and Kriens then return to Lucerne.


  • Private tour of Mt Pilatus from Lucerne
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Lucerne with a private guide
  • Take the cog-wheel railway to the summit of Mt Pilatus and enjoy free time at the top
  • Admire breathtaking views over the surrounding peaks and valleys
  • Descend through the pretty village of Fräkmüntegg
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Lucerne

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What You Can Expect

Mount Pilatus Tour from Lucerne with Private Guide

view from the top

Customer Reviews

Royce Gayland Thorn United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Anja was an outstanding tour guide. She made sure that we were at the right place at right time in order to get onboard the train and gondola. She informed us of trails, restaurants, and things to do and see on the mountain along with the local culture and food.

Jennifer K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an amazing experience. Lucerne was our favorite part of our trip and we traveled throughout France and Switzerland. The ferry ride was beautiful and relaxing. Our guide had booked us a lunch reservation at the restaurant on top of Mount Pilatus without even talking to us about it and we were so thrilled as we were all hungry by the time we got there. The food was wonderful. We had a great time on the mountain. There are several hikes you can do while up there and our guide allowed us to spend whatever time we wished while she answered questions and waited for us. She even went on the Luge with the kids. Her name is Debra and I strongly recommend her. We asked her nonstop questions all day about Switzerland and it's customs and incomes and way of life. We even got her number to book more tours with her when we return again.

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Toni was great. It was a day that we will always remember.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My private tour of Mt. Pilatus was fantastic. Tour guide Mike was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I was travelling alone and he took the time to personally answer my questions prior to booking and immediately felt at ease upon meeting him.

Mike took me to all of the sites that I wanted to see and shared great information about the region. I would definitely recommend using Viator and requesting Mike as your tour guide. His coordination of all the entrance tickets and travel itinerary was well worth it.

Daniel O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide Mike was great. Picked us up at the hotel 10 minutes early. We traveled at our pace and Mike explained everything we asked and more. the views were fantastic and he knew all the tricks to make the tour seem special. He then dropped us off back at the hotel, great day. We would use him again for sure.

Wendy S

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Very informative

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