Pilatus full-day golden round trip from Zürich in summer
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Pilatus full-day golden round trip from Zürich in summer

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the Old Town of Lucerne
  • Hop aboard the aerial cableway "Dragon Ride"
  • Admire the magnificent views of the Swiss Alps
  • Ride the world's steepest cogwheel railway
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne
What to expect

Mount Pilatus – the Golden Round Trip has it all! Enjoy the scenic coach journey through the countryside and a visit to the city of Lucerne. Ascent by different aerial cable cars to Mt. Pilatus with possibilities of easy hikes and photo opportunities. Descent by the world's steepest cogwheel railway followed by a relaxing boat ride on Lake Lucerne.

From Zürich, the coach takes you on a journey through the countryside and along the shores of Lake of the Four Cantons to the city of Lucerne. Take in the views during a short photo stop en route and enjoy a brief orientation drive, where your guide points out the main attractions of this town like the Chapel Bridge, the Town Hall, the Jesuit Church, and the Culture and Congress Centre (KKL). Enjoy the following leisure time to stroll through Lucerne's Old Town.

Continuation to Kriens, where you will take the panoramic gondolas to Fräkmüntegg. Then hop aboard the aerial cableway "Dragon Ride" and enjoy the jaw-dropping views out of the panoramic windows, specially designed to give the feeling of flying.

Once at the top of Mt Pilatus (2,132 m), venture down the Dragon's Path or go for a short hike to the summit. Later you can relax on the panorama terrace admiring views over the surrounding mountains of the Swiss Alps and the blue lakes in the valleys below.

The highlight of this day is the thrilling descent on the world's steepest cogwheel railway (48% gradient) down to Alpnachstad. Here you board the boat for a lovely 1-hour cruise (only in the summer) on the Lake of the Four Cantons and enjoy the landscape from an entirely different angle.

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What's included
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation in comfortable coach
  • Panoramic gondolas and aerial cable car Dragon Ride (exc. during maintenance)
  • Cogwheel train (depending on snow conditions)
  • Boat ride (only available until 17 October)
  • Lunch voucher (only available from 18 October as compensation for boat ride)
What's not included
  • Food and beverages
Reduced price
  • Children (age 6-15)
  • Infants (age 0-5): free admission
Where

Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Meeting point:

At the white ticket office marked with "Best of Switzerland Tours" or "City Tours & Excursions" in the Sihlquai Coach Parking. The parking is located behind the train station next to the hotel Walhalla (Limmatstrasse 5).

What to remember
  • Spring and early summer season, depending on snow conditions, the cogwheel train may be replaced by the aerial cable car
  • Golden Roundtrip (aerial cable car + cogwheel train + boat cruise) from early May to late October
  • Early May to 14 November 2021: cogwheel train operating
  • Boat ride is only available from 21 May to 17 October 2021
  • Lunch voucher (CHF 20.00 per adult / CHF 10.00 per child) as compensation for boat ride, exchangeable at restaurants on top of Mt. Pilatus (from 18 Oct 2021 to early/mid May 2022)
  • From 18.10 to 24.10.21 and 13-14.11.21 ascent by cable car, descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included
  • From 25.10 to 12.11.21 ascent and descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the tour's starting time
  • Please remember to bring a valid ID, identification is required
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Provider
Best of Switzerland Tours AG
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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