Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip incl. Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern | La Vacanza Travel

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip incl. Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Kanton Luzern, Lucerne

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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Lucerne
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


73 Alpine peaks and countless lakes ensure a unique and unforgettable all-round view at Mt. Pilatus which is located outside Luzern. The typical Golden Round Trip (Jun-Oct) offers a wonderful excursion: first by lake boat on Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad. From there by the world's steepest cogwheel train to Mt. Pilatus. On the return travel by panoramic aerial cableway via Kriens and by local bus back to Luzern.
Families and adventure seekers are also very welcome on the Pilatus. Central Switzerland's largest rope park is on the Fräkmüntegg. Numerous attractions await you on Mount Pilatus. Or enjoy the time on the large viewing terrace.
Cogwheel railway and the scheduled lake boat are closed from Nov-May. During this time you reach Mt. Pilatus by cableway and we take a one-hour scenic lake cruise in Luzern instead.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

You start your tour with the one hour lake boat transfer from Luzern to Alpnachstad. After leaving the bay of Luzern, the boat glides along the shore of Hergiswil and Stansstad to the bay of Alpnach. On the entire boat tour you have the surrounding mountains in sight.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Alpnachstad, Alpnachstad

Alpnachstad is the connection point between the lake boat and the steepest cogwheel train in the world.
Within 35 minutes the cogwheel train climbs along the ridge and passing alpine meadows to Pilatus Kulm.

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

Arrive at the mountain station Pilatus Kulm of the Pilatusbahn, where a viewing terrace, a panorama gallery and two mountain hotels are located on the scenic local mountain.
Visit several attractions at Mt. Pilatus like the dragon gallery, the viewpoint, the scenic terraces and the multimedia presentation.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Fräkmüntegg, 6052 Kriens, Switzerland

The largest rope park in Central Switzerland, tree tents, the toboggan run, hiking trails and fantastic barbecue areas invite you to relax.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Krienseregg, 6010 Kriens, Switzerland

The Krienseregg is perfect for families. In the versatile local recreation area you will find marked, varied circular hikes and large picnic areas

Pass By: Kriens, Kriens, Lucerne

In terms of population, Kriens is the third largest municipality and the second largest city in the Swiss canton of Lucerne. It lies at the foot of Mount Pilatus and borders Lucerne to the east.
At Kriens you leave the aerial cableway and after a 10 minutes walk to the bus stop, you board the local bus to Luzern.

  • transportation environmentally friendly and climate neutral by train
  • all tickets, taxes, fees and handling charges
  • June-Oct: golden roundtrip by lake boat, cogwheel train, cableway and local bus
  • Nov-May: local bus, cableway and lake cruise in Luzern after returning
  • Swiss tourguide
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Lucerne

  • Travel to starting point in Luzern
  • Food and drinks
  • attractions Fräkmüntegg: Dragon glider, toboggan run
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Zentralstrasse 1, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Departure Time

10:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


6 to 7 hours

User's Reviews


11 Mar, 2023

Bring your free bus vouchers is a big help. Tour guide was so quite, provided no information in lake cruise.


22 Oct, 2022

Maya was a great guide. She communicated well with our group and she was entertaining and informative. The cogwheel rail is spectacular and a one of a kind experience. The views from Mt Pilatus were spectacular!


15 Oct, 2022

This was an amazing experience . Our guide was amazing. He explained everything to us very well- we did not feel rushed or pushed to move quicker. Will definitely be recommending this to our friends!


29 Sep, 2022

While the destination itself was incredible the tour value was just not there.. it was essentially a person directing you on/off each transportation mode with zero commentary.. save yourself the additional CHF90 per person you pay for this & buy the pass yourself and follow the map you receive it’s super easy…


20 Sep, 2022

Terrible. 1) No one at the tour spot located us. 2) Went to where boat launched; office closed. 3) Called tour office several times; no one picked up 4) Went to boat launch; others said the take off time was wrong by an hour 5) Got on boat when it arrived (without tour guide) 6) Boat said our 250+ tickets were no good. 7) Boat allowed us to get off at the Pilatus station 8) Went up on tram (were told it was a short distance; wrong!: wife (paralyzed using walker had to walk the length of a football field - UP 20 or so steps 9) Made it to the top and was told that there would be buses we had to take at the bottom; NO BUSES; had to pay $16l no one told us we had to pay for transportation back to Lucerne. 10) Wife had to walk the equivalent of 2-3 football fields... again. 11) Then had to walk to car another football field Trip Advisor should have a zero option. This tour would get one. The worst tour ever.

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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip was a must!


bad weather but still great


Mountain was great, guide was pretty good


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