Mount Pilatus Summit from Lucerne With Lake Cruise | La Vacanza Travel

Mount Pilatus Summit from Lucerne With Lake Cruise

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Kanton Luzern, Lucerne

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Lucerne
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Enjoy a day of Alpine adventure in Switzerland on this half-day, summer trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. Begin your journey toward the skies with a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride to Fräkmüntegg, and then hop aboard the aerial cableway for your ascent to the summit of Mt Pilatus. Relax at your leisure on the peak or take a short hike to make the most of the stunning scenery below. Descend to Alpnachstad aboard the world's steepest cogwheel train and cruise out onto Lake Lucerne to admire the views from the water.

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Pass By: Lucerne, Lucerne

Meet your guide in central Lucerne (Frankenstrasse 2-4) in the early afternoon.

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

Hop aboard your comfortable coach for the short journey to Kriens, at the foot of the imposing Mt Pilatus. On arrival, begin your ascent to the mountain’s lofty summit with a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride to the Fräkmüntegg terminus. Enjoy beautiful views over the rolling hills and lush pine forests below.

At Fräkmüntegg, hop aboard the aerial tramway — a spacious and modern cabin with panoramic windows designed to give the feeling of flight. Continue your climb to the summit at a dizzying altitude of 7,000 feet, and take in spectacular views over the Alpine peaks and lakes from your vantage point on the mountain.

During your free time atop Mt Pilatus, perhaps sit down to a high-altitude lunch among the peaks (own expense) or relax on the expansive sun terrace. Venture down the Dragon's Path and take a short hike around the summit to enjoy the amazing views.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Alpnachstad, Alpnachstad

Take the world's steepest cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad, descending past trickling mountain streams and sheer rock faces toward the verdant, green meadows below.

Stop At: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

Conclude your tour with a picturesque 1-hour boat ride across lovely Lake Lucerne and enjoy the spectacular scenery from an entirely different angle.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Lucerne, Lucerne

At the end of the cruise, your tour ends back in Lucerne.

  • Transportation in comfortable coach with AC
  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Ascent by gondola and aerial cableway
  • Descent by cogwheel train (5 June - 19 Nov 2023)
  • 1-hour boat ride on Lake Lucerne (from May 18 to Oct 22)
  • Lunch voucher up to 20 CHF (from Oct 23 - 19 Nov)
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Lucerne

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Personal expenses
  • From Oct 23 to Nov 10: ascent and descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included
  • From Nov 11 to 19: Ascent by cable car, descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Departure Point

Frankenstrasse 2, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Departure Time

12:30 PM

Return Details

Abfahrtssteg 3, Landungsbrücke 3, 6006 Luzern, Switzerland

Voucher info

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


5 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


27 Sep, 2023

This is the absolute most excursion you need to take when you visit in Lucerne. The guide was very helpful, and the views were spectacular.


27 Sep, 2023

Awesome views going up on the gondola and coming down on the cog wheel train. The lake cruise was also lovely. Amazing!


26 Sep, 2023

What a wonderful day! Sunshine and not a cloud in the sky. We took a gondola up part way and a tram the rest. Walked all over the place, all the trails. The scenery was just beautiful! They were para sailing from the top of the mountain and we watched them take off. Saw some mountain goats along the side of the mountain,,, just fabulous! We had packed a lunch and ate it at the lookout point at the very top... so cool. We took the cog rail down (the other side) and then a boat back to Luzerne. Just the perfect day!


25 Sep, 2023

Our guide Yolanda was wonderful - very friendly and knowledgeable. The day was clear and picture perfect; therefore, we were able to take lots of amazing photos from the summit of Mount Pilatus and along the lake on the boat ride. We also enjoyed the chance to ride the Alpine Slide which was a surprise treat. It was a great tour! We highly recommend it.


24 Sep, 2023

The trip was amazing! It was all that was advertised and more! Giovanni was great! I couldn’t suggest this trip more.

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Great tour!


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