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  1. Switzerland
  2. Central Switzerland
  3. Lucerne
  4. Pilatus

Golden Round Trip from Lucerne: Mt. Pilatus Self-Guided Tour

Product ID: 94602
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Take the Panorama Gondola up Mount Pilatus and then ride the world's steepest cogwheel railway. Board a ship for the return trip to Lucerne.
About this ticket
Duration 4.5 hours
Printed voucher required
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take in the views as you ride the Panorama Gondola
  • Feel the thrill of the Dragon Ride on the way to the summit of Mount Pilatus
  • Experience the descent of world's steepest cogwheel railway en route to Alpnachstad
Full description
Your 4.5-hour tour begins at the train station in Lucerne, where you’ll board a bus for a 15-minute ride to Kriens. In Kriens you’ll pick up your ticket for the rest of the tour.

Head to the 4-seat Panorama Gondola to ascend to the mid-way station at Krienseregg. In another 15 minutes you’ll reach Fräkmüntegg. Finish the journey to the summit of Mount Pilatus on a thrilling 5-minute aerial cable car ride, known as the Dragon Ride.

At more than 2,000 meters above sea level, you’ll have spectacular views over the Lake Lucerne region and the Alps. You’ll also have some free time for a bite to eat or a walk around the area.

Then you’ll board the world's steepest cogwheel railway for the ride down to Alpnachstad, passing lush meadows carpeted with Alpine flowers, sparkling mountain streams and fascinating rock faces.

In about a half hour you’ll arrive at the valley station, where a ship will take you back to Lucerne.

Sample Itinerary
08:30 Departure from Lucerne by bus
08:40 Arrival in Kriens, station Zentrum Pilatus; walk to the valley station to pick up your tickets
09:00 Departure by gondola to Fräkmüntegg
09:30 Change to the Dragon Ride cable car
09:35 Arrival on Mt. Pilatus; enjoy the panoramic view and a walk around the area and/or a delicious meal
10:10 Departure by world's steepest cogwheel railway to Alpnachstad
10:50 Arrival in Alpnachstad
11:00 Departure by ship
12:18 Arrival in Lucerne
Includes
  • Public bus (Lucerne-Kriens, station Zentrum Pilatus or vice versa)
  • Cable car ride from Kriens to Mt. Pilatus (or vice versa)
  • Ride with the world's steepest cogwheel railway from Alpnachstad to Mt. Pilatus (or vice versa)
  • Second-class ship ticket (Alpnachstad-Lucerne or vice versa)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Rope Park entrance fee
  • Parking fee (CHF 5)
  • Overnight on the summit

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Begin your self-guided tour at Lucerne bus station to get bus number 1 in the direction of Obernau.

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Important information
Know before you go
This is an unguided individual tour.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 87 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.8/5

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PILATUS-BAHNEN AG

Product ID: 94602