Silver Round Trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne Self-Guided Tour

3 hr, 30 min

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Board the train at the main station in Lucerne for the Silver round-trip package. After a 20-minute train ride you arrive at the Valley Station in Alpnachstad. There the cozy Chalet Restaurant serves traditional food on its terrace (own expense). The world’s steepest cogwheel railway, built in 1889, transports you through fascinating rock faces, sparkling mountain streams and lush meadows carpeted with Alpine flowers to the top of Mount Pilatus.

Enjoy the panoramic views at...
Board the train at the main station in Lucerne for the Silver round-trip package. After a 20-minute train ride you arrive at the Valley Station in Alpnachstad. There the cozy Chalet Restaurant serves traditional food on its terrace (own expense). The world’s steepest cogwheel railway, built in 1889, transports you through fascinating rock faces, sparkling mountain streams and lush meadows carpeted with Alpine flowers to the top of Mount Pilatus.

Enjoy the panoramic views at 7,000 feet (2,132-meters) over the lake of Lucerne and the Alps on the summit and decide if you want to stay inside the panoramic gallery, relax on the terrace, climb one of the peaks (5-10 minutes) or enjoy a meal in a restaurant (own expense). 

Enjoy an exhilarating 5-minute descent on the new aerial cableway 'Dragon Ride' to Fräkmüntegg. Its spacious interior, cockpit-like design and large windows provides the exhilarating impression of being in a helicopter.

Enjoy activities in Fräkmüntegg such as testing your agility climbing the rope park (own expense). Ride the panoramic gondola. A 15-minute ride brings you down to Krienseregg. In Krienseregg the 'Pilu Land', a playground for children, awaits you. Sit and relax on the terrace of the Restaurant Krienseregg (own expense) while the children play. Continue your descent on the panoramic gondola to Kriens in 15 minutes.

After a 5-minute walk you reach the bus station (Kriens, Zentrum Pilatus). Take bus number 1 and in 10 minutes you arrive at the railway station in Lucerne.
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Important Details

Included
  • Panoramic gondola ride
  • Aerial cableway ride
  • Train (2nd class)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Cogwheel train ride
  • Bus ride from Kriens-Lucerne main station (or vice versa)
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Parking fee (5 CHF per day)
Departure Point
Lucerne railway station
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Important: From 19 October to 6 November 2020 cable cars are not running due to inspection
  • Operates in almost all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Cableways are not in operation in the case of storms
  • It is not possible to book a specific time slot
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Voucher Requirements

A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 5 reviews

Reviewed: October 18, 2019

Glenn C

The trip was great. Wouldn’t worry about the train section. More detail needed on bus and train connections.


Reviewed: September 26, 2019

Al C

The cable car lift ride allowed beautiful vistas to be seen and/or photographed. Once at the top, the views of the glacier covered Alps were spectacular.


Reviewed: August 26, 2019

Catherine B

This was a great excursion. We were blessed with great weather and we could see for miles. The activities at the top of Mt Pilatus were plentiful and we enjoyed the day. However, you need to know that the toboggan ride was not included in the price. Also, there was some confusion as to where you exchange your voucher for the tickets to ride up to the top of the mountain on the COG Railway. We actually bought train tickets to get to the Pilatus Railway Station to exchange our tickets This was suppose to be included in the price, very disappointing to have to pay double for a train ticket. Overall, the day was great but Viator needs to make their instructions clearer as to how to exchange your voucher for the actual tickets.


Reviewed: August 2, 2019

jkosta

Perfect way to spend the day, cog railway, views from the top and easy hikes were the highlight. Make sure to go on a clear day


Reviewed: November 11, 2017

Maureen W

Mt. Pilatus is a must see for visitors to the Lucerne area. It was extremely disappointing to learn that the gondola portion of the trip was under a two week regularly scheduled maintenance during our visit. I do think when purchasing this trip it could have been highlighted more prominently in the description that that feature was not available. I even spoke to someone live on the phone who made no mention that it was not an option. This trip can be purchased a la carte at each of the transportation stations. Disappointed in the organization of this.