Mt. Pilatus and cruise on Lake of Lucerne Private Tour from Basel | La Vacanza Travel

Mt. Pilatus and cruise on Lake of Lucerne Private Tour from Basel

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Switzerland, Basel

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  • 8 hours
  • Basel
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Towering over the city of Lucerne like a monument to the Swiss wilderness, Mt. Pilatus is a must-visit for nature lovers. This stunning massif boasts several stunning peaks, set within a playground of soaring rock faces, lush rolling valleys, and a network of meandering emerald lakes. The tallest peak in the group, Mt. Pilatus, reaches a heady 2,132 meters above sea level and is beloved by visitors for its sensational views over the region. We'll take you to the heart of the sights, with opportunities to explore the Lake of Lucerne, Pilatus summit, and ride the famous dragon aerial cable cars.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Basel, Basel

Your guide will greet you at your hotel, before whisking you away on a whistle-stop tour of the city.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

From May to October, we will take the boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad instead. While from November to April we will do a round cruise on the lake of Lucerne then board the train to Alpnachstad.

Arrived in Alpnachstad, take the cogwheel train where the engine will climb the foothills of Pilatus, taking you to the end of the steepest rack railway in the world. Admire the views over the Alps from 2,073 meters high, as your guide reveals the history, culture, and culinary delights of each area.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

At the top, you will have the option to keep soaking up the stunning valley views from the restaurant or enjoy a leisurely hike to the summit of Mt. Pilatus. The top of this famous peak offers a bird’s eye view of historic Lucerne and panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy the clean mountain air from the viewing platform as you gaze out over an expanse of crystal clear lakes, lush green meadows, and rolling peaks and valleys.

Learn how Pilatus came to be haunted by legends of dragons and why many believe the body of Pontius Pilate was laid to rest within its foothills.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

Our descent from Mount Pilatus will take us aboard the iconic “dragon ride” aerial cable cart, where we will float back to earth suspended in a giant glass cabin. The windowed walls provide 360 views of the Lucerne region, and many compare the experience to flying. Enjoy an ever-changing perspective of the Alpine landscape, as historic Lucerne pulls back into focus as we approach the end of the line. The ride is a highlight of any trip to Mount Pilatus.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Basel, Basel

After a full day of adventure, your guide will return you safely to your hotel in Basel.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Private local expert guide
  • Standard rail ticket (1st class ticket provided upon request)
  • Mt. Pilatus golden route pass (from June 2023)
  • Lake of Lucerne cruise ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Lucerne

  • Optional Lucerne visit - Provided upon request
  • Lunch at the Mt. Pilatus
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

09:30 AM

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8 hours

User's Reviews


02 Oct, 2023

The views were amazing. My guide Ray was very knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. A very enjoyable day!!


30 Aug, 2023

The views were as beautiful as I remembered. Jonas was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgeable, personable and helpful.


27 Aug, 2023

Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne was wonderful day trip. We booked a private tour and Jonas was a fantastic guide. He was knowledgeable and helpful in every way. I highly recommend him.


29 Jul, 2023

Our guide was exceptionally knowledged and a pleasure to be with the entire day He was very accommodating with my wife that had mobility issues


29 Jul, 2023

Our guide, Jonás, was very knowledgeable and extremely nice the trip itself was awesome. The view from the mountain, the train ride, the boat ride were all wonderful.

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Beautiful scenery, a very knowledgeable and personable guide. Just an all around great day.


Great experience !


Mt Pilatus doesn’t disappoint!


Best guided tour ever!


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