Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Day Trip from Zurich

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich

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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Zurich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Join this partly guided coach tour from Zurich to Mount Pilatus for a full day's winter wonderland on one of Switzerland's most majestic mountains. Explore the peak at leisure, before enjoying a typical Swiss lunch.


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Lunch included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

The guide will pick you up at the Sihlquai Coach Terminal, Zürich to start your journey to central Switzerland.

Stop At: Luzern, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

Enjoy a scenic journey to central Switzerland. While you entering Lucerne, the guide will point out the main sights in Lucerne. Discover this beautiful city during you leisure time of approximately 50 minutes.

Duration: 50 minutes

Pass By: Pilatus Luzern, Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

You'll then continue to Kriens, where a panoramic aerial cable car gondola transports you up to 7'000 feet (2'132 meters) to the white mythical paradise of Mount Pilatus.

Stop At: Mount Pilatus, PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

According to legend, kind dragons used to inhabit the mountain! Set about discovering the weaving Dragon Path and take in the spectacular alpine vistas.

Over lunch, marvel at the breathtaking alpine views. Afterwards, take the cable car back down the mountain before rejoining your guide for your coach transfer back to Zurich.

Between late October and mid-November the aerial cable car is under maintenance. In this case you will travel up and down Mt. Pilatus by cogwheel train.

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Pass By: Luzern, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

Wait at the meeting point in Lucerne for the guide to bring you back to Zürich

Pass By: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

After a great day, you will be dropped off at the same place, where you have started the tour.

  • Panorama drive to Lucerne with photo stop en route (at Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument)
  • Short city tour with main sights of Lucerne
  • Ride up and down Mt. Pilatus by panorama gondola and aerial cable-car (except during maintenance)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch voucher is provided (Value CHF 20 adult/CHF 10 child age 6-15)
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Pilatus

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking
  • Infants travel free of charge but need to be registered on your booking
  • Please note that the trip up Mount Pilatus is unguided Guide accompanies the customers to the valley station of Mt. Pilatus in Kriens where he/she organises the cable car tickets and the lunch vouchers. Then customers make their own way up to Mt. Pilatus, spend their time there and make their own way down from Mt. Pilatus back by public bus to Lucerne. In Lucerne they rejoin the tour guide and the group for the return to Zürich.
  • From October 23th to November 10 2017 and from October 22, 2018 to November 9, 2018 the round-trip up and down Mt Pilatus will be by cogwheel train due to cable car maintenance
  • Spanish tour on request
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


9 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Andres H

08 Jan, 2020

Great spanish and english day trip. The place and the views are awesome. The guide tour was very friendly and all the instructions were very clear.


12 Feb, 2017

Really good tour, enjoyable. Had beautiful weather and the cable car ride was fantastic


03 Mar, 2015

Excellent tour guide....

Nelson R

02 Jan, 2014

This tour is amazing the view from the top is unique. The only thing missing was on the lift. During our time there the aerial cableway was closed but the cogwheel railway is not bad! The meal included is not really good, the drinks are not included! But just the experience at the top and the small tour to Luzerne really worths it!!!

Richard S

21 Feb, 2013

A perfectly organized day that exceeded our expectations.

User's Picture Gallery


On the way to Pilatus - Stop Over


Breathtaking view - Pilatus


On the way to Pilatus - Gondola Ride


Top of Pilatus


The Lion


Lucerne - Bridge


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