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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich provided by Best of Switzerland Tours

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich
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About
Switzerland’s natural scenery is second to none, but getting around the country can be time consuming–or costly. Optimize your time and budget on this full-day tour to Mount Pilatus and Lucerne, with round-trip transfer from Zurich ensuring a hassle-free trip. After an introductory tour of Lucerne, begin your journey up the peak by gondola and cable car, then descend by foot and cogwheel train in time for your sightseeing cruise on Lucerne’s scenic lake.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Enjoy a day away from Zurich on this day tour to Mount Pilatus and Lucerne
  • Avoid hidden costs with all transport experiences included in the price
  • Absorb sweeping views of Switzerland’s landscape from a mountain and boat
  • Learn about Lucerne’s history and landmarks on an introductory city tour
What to expect
  • After pickup at a centrally located spot in Zurich, admire the picturesque scenery as you travel to Lucerne in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Disembark for a leisurely stroll around the historical highlights of the city, visiting monuments like Jesuit Church and Chapel Bridge. Stop for a scenic photo stop en route at Lake Lucerne. Spend some relaxed free time exploring the city at your leisure, and then return to the coach to travel to your next destination. Continue to Kriens and climb aboard a panoramic gondola and aerial cable car traveling to the 7,000-foot (2,132-meter) summit of Mount Pilatus. Appreciate breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-smothered spires and enjoy some relaxed free time to absorb the views. Follow the Dragon’s Path to Mount Pilatus’ summit and then descend the mountain’s steep side on the cogwheel railway, which with its 48% gradient is the steepest railway in the world. Back at sea level, climb aboard an awaiting boat for a tranquil cruise across Lake Lucerne. Return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to Zurich, where the tour concludes. Please see the Itinerary section from seasonal service times of each transport method.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a day away from Zurich on this day tour to Mount Pilatus and Lucerne
  • Avoid hidden costs with all transport experiences included in the price
  • Absorb sweeping views of Switzerland’s landscape from a mountain and boat
  • Learn about Lucerne’s history and landmarks on an introductory city tour
What to expect
  • After pickup at a centrally located spot in Zurich, admire the picturesque scenery as you travel to Lucerne in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Disembark for a leisurely stroll around the historical highlights of the city, visiting monuments like Jesuit Church and Chapel Bridge. Stop for a scenic photo stop en route at Lake Lucerne. Spend some relaxed free time exploring the city at your leisure, and then return to the coach to travel to your next destination. Continue to Kriens and climb aboard a panoramic gondola and aerial cable car traveling to the 7,000-foot (2,132-meter) summit of Mount Pilatus. Appreciate breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-smothered spires and enjoy some relaxed free time to absorb the views. Follow the Dragon’s Path to Mount Pilatus’ summit and then descend the mountain’s steep side on the cogwheel railway, which with its 48% gradient is the steepest railway in the world. Back at sea level, climb aboard an awaiting boat for a tranquil cruise across Lake Lucerne. Return to your vehicle and relax during the journey back to Zurich, where the tour concludes. Please see the Itinerary section from seasonal service times of each transport method.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3885SW304BS
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Panorama drive to Lucerne with photo stop en route ( at Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument)
  • Short introduction city tour of Lucerne
  • Panoramic gondola and aerial cablecar (except during maintenance)
  • Steepest cogwheel train in the world (from early May to early November)
  • Boat ride on Lake Lucerne
  • Lunch voucher will be provided in case the boat ride does not operate
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Time at leisure in Lucerne
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
  • Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants aged 0-5 travel free of charge but must be registered on your booking
  • Early/mid May 2021: Depending on snow conditions, the coghweel train may be replaced by the aerial cable car.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • From October 18-24 and November 6-14, the ascent will be made by cable car, the descent by cogwheel train and no boat ride but a lunch voucher will be included.
  • From October 25 to November 5, the ascent and descent will be made by cogwheel train due to revision of the cable car and no boat ride but a lunch voucher will be included.
  • In winter (from November 15), the tour runs under the name "Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Day Trip from Zürich".
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Inclusions
  • Panorama drive to Lucerne with photo stop en route ( at Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument)
  • Short introduction city tour of Lucerne
  • Panoramic gondola and aerial cablecar (except during maintenance)
  • Steepest cogwheel train in the world (from early May to early November)
  • Boat ride on Lake Lucerne
  • Lunch voucher will be provided in case the boat ride does not operate
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Time at leisure in Lucerne
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
Duration
9h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants aged 0-5 travel free of charge but must be registered on your booking
  • Early/mid May 2021: Depending on snow conditions, the coghweel train may be replaced by the aerial cable car.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • From October 18-24 and November 6-14, the ascent will be made by cable car, the descent by cogwheel train and no boat ride but a lunch voucher will be included.
  • From October 25 to November 5, the ascent and descent will be made by cogwheel train due to revision of the cable car and no boat ride but a lunch voucher will be included.
  • In winter (from November 15), the tour runs under the name "Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Day Trip from Zürich".
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich
Approved Health & Safety Concept COVID-19 under the "Clean & Safe" campaign supported by Switzerland Tourism. Face masks and disinfectant wipes will be provided free of charge.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Best of Switzerland Tours AG
    Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Zurich
    Lucerne
  • 1
    Old Town Lucerne
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Pilatus Luzern
    Stop: 110 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Lake Lucerne
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Zurich
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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eldosokyjl
Arlington, VA258 contributions
Wonderful day trip from Zurich
Aug 2021
What a wonderful trip! My husband, I and my baby took this day trip from Zurich in early August. We had a bit of rain in the morning but the sky cleared up and it made for a beautiful and interesting trip. They told us our tour was the first they had conducted since before the pandemic. They were kind and helpful. Loved the trip to Mt Pilatus, taking the Alpnach train down and the beautiful cruise on the Lake. Would HIGHLY recommend this trip.
Written 17 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

yonish24
Gaithersburg, MD10 contributions
Boat, Bus, Cog Train
Aug 2019
The title pretty much summarizes it up. If you spare a day in Europe you may wanna check this out. You get to see a bit of everything, taste a bit of everything and experience the mountain side of Swtizerland. I feel like the summer is a good time because the cable cars may not operate due to bad weather or snowy weather. Therefore, if you go in the summer it wasn't actually that cold like I thought it would be.
Bring warm clothes with you just in case, relax, listen to the guide, enjoy the green views and experience Switzerland in a short amount of time to the limit.
Written 15 February 2020
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Mark A
1 contribution
Make sure you listen to instructions. Great trip
Sep 2019 • Solo
It was a nice tour. Worth the price I’d say. We have co-tourists who were late to return to bus on time due to confusion as to the meeting place. So listen to your tour guide.
Written 13 November 2019
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Hosneara B
Dhaka City, Bangladesh11 contributions
Amazing tour
Sep 2019
Nice experience & beautiful scinary from top of the mountain Pilatus ,wonderful riding with cable car, train & finally tour ended with cruise.Mountain top Restaurant is fabulous with delicious food.
Written 30 October 2019
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Polish Grandma
1 contribution
A Wonderful Day Trip on a Perfect Weather Day!
Oct 2019
I had done this trip 4 years ago, and had very fond memories. The trip we took on Monday, October 14, 2019 was equally as amazing. Everything was as expected, and the beautiful weather was a bonus. Our guide, Dario Del Monica, was very articulate, and full of information. There was only one thing I would like to suggest to him to perhaps make the trip even better for future guests.

Please wait until everyone has departed from the bus before you begin walking away, and turning a corner so that you are out of sight of those who are departing the bus last. This happened 3 times, and was rather stressful. In Lucerne, you were around the corner and out of site, between the cogwheel train and the boat trip, you were inside the tunnel and out of sight before the last people could catch up to you. You did finally turn around, and wait for the last of us to catch up to you before we finally got to the bus for the return trip to Zurich. Not everyone can walk as quickly as you do, nor can everyone cross on the green light with a large group.
Written 20 October 2019
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Jerry H
1 contribution
great day trip
Sep 2019
One day trip that is fantastic. Tour guide as great - spoke multiple languages for those on board. Advertised as an English speaking tour and the guide spoke perfect English and accomodated a few others on board who spoke just a little English. Driver was great too; given the small roads and tight turns. Sights were incredible. Very informative and included many stops and activities. 10 hour day, and well worth it!
Written 11 October 2019
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Kate
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Great, jam-packed day
A great tour and we found it to be value for the money it cost, as there was plenty to do during the day. Would be hard to do it on your own, so going with the tour company was good.
It is a large tour group, which meant a little less flexibility in the schedule than small group tours I've been on. However, the various activities included and comfortable coach were good. I would recommend highly to those visiting Zurich as the views from Mt Pilatus were a highlight.
Written 8 October 2019
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wogga152
Perth, Australia15 contributions
Wonderful day out
Sep 2019 • Couples
The weather was beautiful. The tour leader was very good and informative. It was great being on the bus and seeing the countryside and then having an hour walking around Lucerne on our own and then the wonderful cable car ride up to the top of Mount Pilatus. We had free time there for 2 hours and then an exhilarating train ride down to Lucerne where we boarded a ferry for a beautiful ride on the lake. It was great having a variety of modes of transport to see the beautiful countryside and alps of Switzerland. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 28 September 2019
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Olga B
Tabernacle, New Jersey, Usa10 contributions
Zürich, Lucern and Mt. Pilatus trip
Aug 2019 • Friends
It’s a must see. Wonderful trip to Lucern, beautiful town and taking the boat on their lake and going to Mount Pilatus spectacular views from the mountain
Written 15 September 2019
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keeyip
Union City, CA23 contributions
Nice day trip with breath taking scenery
Aug 2019
The trip bring us to Lucerne with plenty of free time to explore. Then to Mt Pilatus, once we reached the top, plenty of time to hike around and relax. I see kids and senior also hike around, just take your time. Then cogwheel down, followed by cruise Lucerne Lake back to Lucerne for the bus, back to Zurich.
Written 9 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Awesome!
Lars was awesome! The whole trip was fun and adventurous. I just recommend taking Dramamine if you get motion sickn
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A wonderful day trip through Switzerland
This day trip was great. Our guide Franz was so kind and really took the time to tell us about the history and cult
Lisa G
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Great way to go
This is a great option if you want an easily coordinated transportation trip and not stuck on a informational walki
ajOLDB
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Good experience
The trip was full of lovely sights and the tour guides were super fun and helpful. My husband and I enjoyed our tim
345mitche
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Great 1 day Zurich excursion
The tour was well organized, and the driver and guide were excellent. I highly recommend this adventure while in Z
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Excellent experience.
Jungfrau top of Europe is a must place to visit where you will extreme weather to experience including snow all yea
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Breathtaking!
Time for a short stroll in Interlaken before proceeding through Grindelwald to the base of the Alps and viewing the
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Disappointed
A bit disappointing. Our guide was nice, but not very enthusiastic or informative. Not the best experience, as he t
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Waste of money.
Absolute waste of money. This “tour” was so bad we left half way through it. The monotone driver put my spouse to s
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Great trip
Bring a coat to the mountain, even in the summer. Tour guides were outstanding. The sceneries were amazing!
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SUPER TOUR
I chose this tour and was abit apprehensive of the duration plus cost . Let me tell u I was mistaken . It was an AM
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Angelica the great!
An outstanding day with a wonderful, organised, caring and well-informed guide. Angelica was a pleasure to deal wit
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Absolutely breathtaking!
Absolutely breathtaking! It feels like you're in a movie and constantly have to continue asking yourself if this is
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Missed the first part, impressed with the company’s willingness to work with us and with the friendly guide.
This was a great way to see some top sights in Zürich pretty quickly. My partner and I purchased tickets the day be
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Great mixed Tour
We started our tour at 9am from car park zurich. Monika give us a friendly welcome. The tour bus was clean, the dri
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