Day trip

From Basel: Mt. Pilatus Golden Round Trip Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Swiss Travel Guide
Day trip

From Basel: Mt. Pilatus Golden Round Trip Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Swiss Travel Guide

From US$ 387.02 per person

Discover the natural beauty of Lucerne on a scenic trip by train, boat, cogwheel train and cableway. Enjoy panoramic views and head to the top of Mount Pilatus.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Glide across the water on a lake boat cruise to Alpnachstad
  • Ride the steepest cogwheel train in the world to Mount Pilatus
  • Get panoramic views on the aerial cableway to Kriens
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Discover the highlights of Lucerne's natural spaces on this excursion that takes you to the top of Mount Pilatus. Ride on cogwheel train, boat and cableway to arrive at the peak and enjoy panoramic views.

Enjoy a unique and unforgettable panoramic view at Mt. Pilatus which is located outside Lucerne. The typical Golden Round Trip (Jun-Oct) offers a wonderful excursion: First travel by lake boat on Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad.

From there, mount the world's steepest cogwheel train to Mt. Pilatus. On the return travel by panoramic aerial cableway via Kriens and by local bus back to Lucerne.

You can also enjoy the various attractions on Mount Pilatus, including Switzerland's largest rope park. Or simply enjoy the views.

The cogwheel railway and the scheduled lake boat are closed from November to May. During this time you reach Mt. Pilatus by cableway and will take a one-hour scenic lake cruise in Lucerne instead.

  • Eco-friendly transportation
  • All tickets, taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • June-Oct: golden roundtrip by lake boat, cogwheel train, cableway
  • Nov-May: local bus, cableway, and lake cruise in Luzern after returning
  • Swiss tour guide
  • Transfer to and from Basel
  • Food and drinks
  • Attractions Fräkmüntegg: Dragon glider, toboggan run

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Meeting point

Please meet your tour guide in front of the ticket office at the departure hall at Basel SBB train station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • The Pilatus Railway only operates from May to November due to snow
Customer reviews

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Everything went very smoothly. Check the weather to be sure it will be relatively clear so you get good views. This trip is mostly about the views from the top.

October 21, 2022

Our guide tour was great. He was Very knowledgeable and great sense of humor with a beautiful smile. Thank you so much.

October 7, 2022

Exceeded expectations! Tour guide was wonderful, he really knew what he was doing and seemed to really love his job. I was expecting it to be good, but everything (especially the boat cruise and cog wheel) were even better than expected!

September 13, 2022

Product ID: 407527