Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern | La Vacanza Travel

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Switzerland, 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

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: Mount Pilatus, 6010 Alpnach, 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, 6010 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.

Pass By: Lucerne Train Station, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

From Kriens, the local bus takes you within 10 minutes back to Luzern, where the tour will end.

  • Private Guide operated by Swiss Travel Guide for your party only
  • One-way boat trip Lucerne to Alpnachstad (Jun-Oct)
  • Cogwheel train ticket (Jun-Oct)/ Cableway ticket (Nov-May) to Mt Pilatus
  • Descent by Aerial cableway
  • Bus Ticket to Lucerne
  • 1-Hour Cruise Lake Lucerne (Nov-May)
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Lucerne

  • food and drinks
  • personal expenses during the tour
  • a minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • children must be accompagnied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • for wheelchair assistance - please contact us before booking
  • Please note: Boat and coghwheel railway will operate Mai to October only. Off season, the tour will be performed by travelling to mount Pilatus both ways by gondola, the tour will be finalized with a 1-hour tour on the lake Lucerne by panoramic boat after the return travel from mount Pilatus.
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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

10:00 AM

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


6 to 7 hours

User's Reviews


04 Jul, 2023

We had clouds at the top of the mountain but otherwise had a wonderful day on the lake and mountain. Our guide Adrian was helpful and informative.


05 Nov, 2022

Adrian was our guide and was exceptional! All of our experiences were timed perfectly. He was very knowledgeable and we would highly recommend him and this particular tour!


31 May, 2022

What a great day! The gondola ride, the tram in the sky, the steps to the peak where we actually got snowed on, and then back down on the cogwheel train was all amazing. Plus our guide Adrian was wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly and fun to be with. Highly recommend.


22 Apr, 2022

ENZO was wonderful! We enjoyed his conversation and information about Switzerland. His English was excellent and he was organized and helpful.

eddie c

24 Jul, 2019

No issues here so have no concerns that you might be left stranded or that your guide doesn't speak your language or that the tour is somehow altered or changed. However at the price my partner and I were surprised at lack of basic historical facts so check the resume of guide if you are a stickler for detailed knowledge of experiences in this tour.

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