Mt.Pilatus Small Group Tour from Luzern (Winter) | La Vacanza Travel

Mt.Pilatus Small Group Tour from Luzern (Winter)

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

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  • 5 to 6 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 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.

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.

  • local bus and Pilatus cableway ticket
  • Swiss tourguide
  • all tickets, taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus-Bahnen AG
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern

  • Food and drinks
  • Travel to starting point in Luzern
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not 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 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
  • 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.


5 to 6 hours

User's Reviews

Bambi T

05 Dec, 2023

Domenico was awesome! It was a very small group so we were able to customize our schedule. Very personable and knowledgeable. Just a great day!


21 Nov, 2023

We were disappointed that the Tram car to the top of Mt. Pilatus was closed due to weather. But the rest of the tour was very informative. Our guide Anycia was exceptional and very knowledgeable. We will highly recommend her and La Vacanza Travel to friends traveling in the area. One suggestion: in the write-up for the tour, it would be nice to get an idea of the length of walking times and the terrain walked on. This would help seniors and other with walking limitations decide if the tour is right for them.


12 Nov, 2023

Our guide was Domenico & he was awesome! He sent me a text the night before with info on where to meet him with a picture of the location. It ended up being just the 3 of us so it was like a private tour. The trip up the mountain on the cog rail was very cool. It had snowed up there the weekend before so that made it even more beautiful! After we got back to Lucerne he offered to walk us around the city and show us really interesting places. He was so knowledgeable about the entire area of Lucerne. He made sure we got on the correct train back to Basel when we were done. He really went above and beyond to make our day in Lucerne awesome!!!


15 May, 2023

The visit on Mount Pilatus was enjoyable and our guide provided a lot of information. However, now I consider the amount paid for the tour as extremely expensive. Had we taken the same bus (public transport) used by the tour leader and bought tickets up the mountain and back, and tickets for the boat ride, we would have paid almost half the cost paid for this tour!


14 May, 2023

Phenomenal experience! Cable car up to the mountain and the views already made the tour worth it. Tour guide was great, one of our favorite parts of our Switzerland trip. Highly recommend!

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Foggy but fun trip to My. Pilatus and Lake Lucerne


A must do when staying in Basel.


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