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Lucerne: Mt. Pilatus Cable Car, Cogwheel Train & Lake Cruise

1. Lucerne: Mt. Pilatus Cable Car, Cogwheel Train & Lake Cruise

Embark on a day trip from Lucerne and ascend Mount Pilatus by cable car. Go on a hike and kick pack on the panorama terrace, descended the mountain by cogwheel railway, and complete your experience with a return journey by boat. Depart Lucerne and relax aboard a comfortable coach on the drive to Kriens. Then, climb aboard the panoramic gondolas and journey to Fräkmüntegg to board the aerial Dragon Ride cable car up the mountain. Get magnificent views of the snow-capped peaks from the panoramic windows. Arrive at the top of Mt. Pilatus, 2,132 meters above sea level and feel like a bird as you survey your surroundings. Hike to the summit or venture down the Dragon Trail where dragons with healing powers were thought to live in the Middle Ages. Relax on the panoramic terrace and take in the magnificent vistas of the mountains and lakes. Eat at one of the restaurants to enjoy lunch on top of the world. Get ready for the ride of a lifetime as you descend the mountain on the world's steepest cogwheel railway. Arrive in Alpnachstad to embark on a one-hour cruise back to Lucerne on the beautiful "Lake of the 4 Cantons" (only during summer).

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What people are saying about Pilatus - Kulm

The overall experience of Pilatus, with the rack railway, is impressive. The cogwheel train provides a very good view of the entire journey, it is a long and relaxed journey, and the journey is relatively comfortable. The circuits that can be traveled upon reaching the mountain are not wasted: each one more beautiful than the other. It is advisable to try to do all the circuits (4), or failing that, the shortest 3, which add up to a few hours in total, since one goes slowly due to the height. The only con is the poor prior information on the page: the cable car was under repair and there was no cable car ride. And they promote the cruise trip but in the Spanish translation it was not clear that there is NO cruise from October. So "Lucerne cable car, rack railway and cruise" is actually "Lucerne rack railway". As compensation, you receive a 20CHF voucher, which is clearly less than the cost of a cruise, but enough for a delicious and comforting snack.

We went on Nov 3, weather was ok , no rain thankfully, but a mix of clouds which hampered view but at least we had a view. Overall worth it to see all the mountains and valley and lakes below and to hike a bit. More strenuous hikes were available if one wants to do that. Lunch was nothing special. Cogwheel ride was comfortable, smooth and safe and fun.

Robert was our guide for this tour. He was friendly and took good care of us. Ensuring we know what to do and where to go. Spectacular views from the top. The coach was comfortable and clean. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking to visit Mount Pilatus.

It was very foggy with slight drizzle so visibility was limited. But still a beautiful view of what is visible. Climbing to the top of the mountain was exhilarating, (very windy also)

Highly recommend Mt Pilatus. Cristina was amazing! So kind and knowledgeable.