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

4.8 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: PILATUS-BAHNEN AG

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

Activity provider: PILATUS-BAHNEN AG
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From US$ 89.04 per person

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Ride the panoramic gondola and the aerial cableway Dragon Ride up to Mt. Pilatus on a self-guided tour which you can start by bus no. 1 in Lucerne. Get stunning views on Mt. Pilatus and ride the world's steepest cogwheel railway back down to Alpnachstad.

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Duration 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Get stunning views of the Swiss Alps on a self-guided tour to Mount Pilatus
  • Ride the panoramic gondola and Dragon Ride cable car
  • Board the world's steepest cogwheel railway to reach Alpnachstad
  • Enjoy the panoramic train ride of the Zentralbahn between Lucerne and Alpnachstad
Full description
Board the bus at Lucerne train station for the 15-minute ride to Kriens, where you will collect your tickets for the rest of the day. Make your way to the panoramic gondola for an amazing ride up the mountain to Krienseregg. Continue to Fräkmüntegg to take the thrilling Dragon Ride cable car to the summit of Mount Pilatus. Marvel at the views from 2,000 meters above sea level and gaze over the glacial lake and snow-capped mountains. Use your free time to grab a bite to eat or walk around the beautiful area. Then, board the world's steepest cogwheel railway and ride down to Alpnachstad. Pass lush meadows of Alpine flowers, sparkling mountain streams, and fascinating rock formations. Arrive at the valley station to take the train back to Lucerne. You may also enjoy this trip reversing the order of events.
Includes
  • Public bus (Lucerne-Kriens, Zentrum/Pilatus)
  • Round-trip cable car ride on Mount Pilatus
  • Second-class train ticket (Pilatus-Lucerne)
  • Food and beverages
  • Rope Park entrance fee
  • Parking fee (CHF 5)
  • Overnight on the summit
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Take bus number 1 from Lucerne bus station in the direction of Obernau.

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  • This is an unguided tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.5/5

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We got a bus from outside Lucerne train station to the cable car. This was in three stages up Mount Pilatus. We enjoyed a restaurant and saw cows with bells around their necks. Came back down by ste egg pest train in the world followed by 90 minute boat trip on Lake Lucerne where we enjoyed a meal back to Lucerne. Whole experience lasted five hours. View from the top of Mount Pilatus was tremendous although there was unfortunately no snow on top of the mountain.

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July 15, 2022

Was a good short day trip to visit Mt. Pilatus in half a day. The only drawback was figuring out how to get to the ticket exchange site. We had to purchase separate bus tickets in order to get to the voucher exchange place which was not told to us specifically.

June 6, 2022

What a unique experience! Loved how easy it was to buy this ticket and have the rest of transportation taken care of. The cable car pit stops were really fun - esp enjoyed tobogganing at the second pit stop (price not included in this trip). Taking the 48 degree incline on the train back down the mountain was very memorable as well. Took about 40 minutes to get down to ground level.

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May 31, 2022

Product ID: 132831