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  1. Switzerland
  2. Central Switzerland
  3. Lucerne

From Basel: Stanserhorn Gondola and Lake Lucerne Cruise

Product ID: 207066
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Visit Mount Stanserhorn in central Switzerland on a private tour. Ride on a historical funicular and on the world's first and only cabrio-gondola, before enjoying a 360-degree panoramic view during your ride on a double-deck gondola.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

your tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel in Basel or at the cruise terminal.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a private tour operated just for your party
  • Recline on a lake cruise on Lake Lucerne to Beckenried
  • Enjoy pre-arranged departure times for the funicular and cabrio-gondola 
  • Ride on the only cabrio-gondola in the world
  • Relax as the tour guide leads you to the sights on the summit
Full description
You will begin your tour by meeting your guide in the lobby of your hotel. Together with your guide you will make your way to the train station in Lucerne. You will board the boat for a 1-hour cruise on Lake Lucerne. The boat will take you to Beckenried, where you will change onto a local bus. On the bus you will travel 20 minutes to Stans, the capital village of the canton of Nidwalden. After a short walk around the village, you will pass by the "von Winkelried"-memorial, a soldier of Stans, an important person during the local battles and foundation of Switzerland. 

You'll walk over the famous village square, which was rebuilt after a fire in 1713, before passing charming houses and finally arriving at the funicular station. 

You will receive your boarding pass to take a seat on the historical funicular, first built in 1893. Over the course of 10 minutes, you will travel through the upper parts of the village and meadows, with charming views to Stans and Lake Lucerne. Following the funicular, you will change to a cabrio-gondola, which will take you up to the peak. You can choose to board on the lower deck behind panoramic windows, or to step up onto the rooftop of the gondola from where you can enjoy the ride on the open deck.

Once having arrived to Mount Stanserhorn, it will be up to you to decide what to do. You can take a short walk to the summit, pass the marmot enclosure, or visit the revolving restaurant from where you can enjoy the view from inside. On the terraces, you'll have a stunning view to the surrounding mountains, you will be free to relax with your surroundings of fresh air and mountains. Your tour guide will join you at all times, and your length of stay will be according to your preferences. Whenever you are ready, the return journey will be on the same route back to Stans, where you board the local train to Basel.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local and professional guide for your party only
  • All transportation fees
  • Pre-arranged departure time for funicular and cabrio gondola for your comfort
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses during the tour

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking subject to availability of schedule, train seats, tour guide.
• A minimum of two people per booking is required.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult.
• A small amount of walking is involved
• For wheelchair assistance the please contact the local supplier immediately and enquire if it is possible to accommodate you.