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Mt Pilatus Experience Self-Guided Tour provided by Pilatus

Mt Pilatus Experience Self-Guided Tour

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Rearing 6,995 feet (2,132 meters) above sea level, Mt. Pilatus is a Lucerne landmark. Hit the highlights independently on a classic day adventure. Ride the gondola from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg, then take the “Dragon Ride” aerial cableway to the summit area, with sweeping views across the Alps and Lake Lucerne. Descend (in season) by the cogwheel train to Alpnachstad. Choose to enjoy restaurants, rope parks, or a simple hike.
  • Ascend rugged Mt. Pilatus by gondola and cableway
  • Descend by one of the world’s steepest cogwheel railways
  • Enjoy views of mountain meadows, alpine peaks, and Lake Lucerne
  • Opt for activities from playgrounds and restaurants to a summer toboggan
Important Information
2h 15m
  • Cable car ride (except during maintenance)
  • Cogwheel train ride (from mid May to November 15th)
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • The listed price does not include a CHF 5 parking fee (per day)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Don't miss the last transportation down to the valley.
  • Operates in almost all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Cableways are not in operation in the case of storms
  • Only printed vouchers will be accepted
  • Please note: You can start the tour from Kriens or Alpnachstad
  • The gondolas are closed for maintenance from 19 October to 6 November 2020; access from Alpnachstad only.
  • The cogwheel train is closed from 16 November to mid-May; access from Kriens only
  • It is not possible to book a specific time slot
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jane S wrote a review Mar 2020
Edwardsville, Illinois12 contributions1 helpful vote
Had an amazing day wondering the top of the mountain. We wanted to do the toboggan ride but since it was such an nice day it was maxed out and we did not get to go. We will try again next time.
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Date of experience: June 2019
Myrna Van Pelt wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia29 contributions19 helpful votes
This attraction in Luzerne eclipsed all other attractions, the sheer beauty and stunning landscape of which is now one of our favourite places in Europe to visit. Easy to get to, not too crowded in winter, Mt Pilatus offers some of the most spectacular alpine scenery.
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Date of experience: January 2020
James Sterckx wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
One of the most Beautiful place I've ever been must add to your bucket list an experience you will treasure forever
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Date of experience: January 2020
Jennifer wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
We had an amazing trip up Pilatus, it's very easy to get to the bottom station by taking the bus from Lucerne to Kriens, the announcements tell you when to get off, it's then a short walk to the cable car station(all well sign posted). As we rode the first cable car we came
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Date of experience: January 2020
Sharon K wrote a review Jan 2020
Trinidad and Tobago57 contributions9 helpful votes
We took the bus from Lucerne and dropped off at the street to the cable car station and walked for about 15 minutes to get there. It was fun for us as it was uphill. We couldn't stop laughing when we had to rest. The cable car ride was so high off the ground it was literally out
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Pilatus
A Must Do! If staying in Lucerne take the train to the cog railway (don't drive)
My friends and I drove to the address of Pilatus given on our reserved tickets from Lucerne. We later realized this
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Bill C
Outstanding - a must-do if in Lucerne
What a great trip! We bought a Golden round trip ticket that includes all transportation from Lucerne to the Mount
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Pure bliss at 7,000 Ft
Mt.Pilatus is my favorite mountain not only because I live at the foothills of Mt.Pilatus but it’s more like what t
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Excellent Day on Lake Lucern and Pilatus
Do yourself a favor and take the Golden Round Trip. And if you already have the Tell Pass, it's free! And they vi
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Kees Z
Enjoy view from Mt Pilatus
To see snow in winter 2020 we had to go up. Mt. Pilatus is 2100m high and therefore the Alps are visible with their
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It could have been better
The cable cars (cabins and gondola) were of excellent conditions and the rides offer breathtaking views of all the
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A trip to the mountain
This is not the cheapest mountain to visit. We took the cable car up to Frakmuntegg the highest point before you ch
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Aaryaman S
try this with the golden triangle...... it will make your day
if some tell me to close my eyes and ask me my favourite trip to the top of a mountain, it will take me half a seco
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Breathtaking views
The cable ride up felt safe. The restaurant at the top was good. The views are spectacular! This should be a place
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Switzerland views at their finest!
Absolutely breathtaking views of Lucerne and the surrounding area. This is a must to enjoy the scenic beauty of thi
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The very inclined Pilatus
This was a wonderful opportunity that was provided and organized from my hotel. A chance to get to see Switzerland
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Went here on a day trip to get a view of Luzern from above. Incredible views both at the top and during the gondola
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Stunning views on sunny days
This place is amazing, you will not regret going there! It is best to go on a clear day as you don't want to be sta
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The best scenery in Luzern is very easy to reach: just take a cable car or cogwheel train to Mt. Pilatus. It’s just
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A must do activity in Luzern
We did the tour on our own from luzern to mount Pilatus. With all tickets included for bus, cogwheels and boat cr
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  • Duration: 2h 15m
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