Mt.Pilatus Cableway Tour and 1-Hour Lake Cruise from Luzern (Winter Edition)

Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Kanton Luzern, Lucerne

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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Lucerne
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  • Cancellable


73 Alpine peaks and countless lakes ensure a unique and unforgettable all-round view at Mt. Pilatus which is located outside Luzern. The tour off-season (Oct-May) takes you from Luzern just 10 minutes outside the city center to Kriens, where you travel by panoramic aerial cableway on a scenic ride to Mt. Pilatus.
Numerous attractions and two restaurants await you on Mount Pilatus. Or enjoy the time on the large viewing terrace.
After returning from Mt. Pilatus, enjoy the tranquility of the water and the grandeur of the mountains on a one hour catamaran lake cruise from Luzern to Kehrsiten and back to Luzern.

This tour operates only from October to May, when the cogwheel train to Mt. Pilatus does not operate and replaces the well known "golden round trip".

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Lucerne Train Station, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

Meet your tourguide at the train station at the designated meeting point and make your way by public electrical bus to Kriens, just 10 minutes away from the city center.

Stop At: 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.
A short walk takes you to the cableway station of the Pilatus gondola.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pilatus-Bahnen AG, Schlossweg 1, 6010 Kriens, Switzerland

You board one of the aerial cableways (mentioned as gondola in Switzerland) to hoover via Krienseregg to Fräkmüntegg. Travel time is 20 minutes.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Fräkmüntegg, 6010 Kriens, Switzerland

At Fräkmüntegg you change on the 60-people gondola for the final ascent. Travel time is 6 minutes.

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

Arrive at the mountain station Pilatus Kulm, 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. After your lunch and visit, you travel the same way back by gondola to Luzern.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: 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

Boarding the electric bus for the 10 minutes ride to Luzern, where you will board the Bürgenstock-Shuttle Catamaran boat.

Stop At: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

Enjoy an hour full of amazing Alpine impressions! From the boat you will see the Bay of Lucerne with all the landmarks of the city and of course majestic Mount Pilatus, Mount Rigi and Mount Bürgenstock.

Duration: 1 hour

  • local bus, cableway and Catamaran cruise on lake Luzern
  • Swiss tourguide
  • all tickets, taxes, fees and handling charges
  • transportation environmentally friendly and climate neutral by public transport
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus-Bahnen AG
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Lucerne

  • Food and drinks
  • Travel to starting point in Luzern
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 20 travelers
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.


5 to 6 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


10 Dec, 2022

Q our God was extremely knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend him to any group taking this tour.


07 Dec, 2022

Couldn't go to Switzerland without seeing the Alps, this tour was great! Our guide Feyssal met us promptly at the train station in Basel and we were off to Luzerne, then we took the bus to the first cable car stop. The fist cable car was smaller but the ride up was beautiful as we saw lightly snow dusted pines. Halfway up we changed to a larger gondola for our final accent up to Mt Pilatus. Although it was a cloudy day the sun shone through just enough to provide some excellent photos. The cog train doesnt run in winter, so we took the gondola and cable car back down which again provided spectacular views. We finished with a nice cruise on Lake Lucerne. Be advised it was cold at the top, dress appropriately.


03 Dec, 2022

This was a great experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. The cost was worth the adventure. We had thought of "doing it on our own" but having a guide took all the worries out of it and we were just able to enjoy the amazing views and the beautiful lake.

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