Day Trip to Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus with a local from Zurich

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From $208.01

6 reviews   (3.17)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Zurich, Zurich

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Join us for an unforgettable guided excursion to Mount Pilatus from Zurich! Our experienced guides will take you on an interactive journey through the Dragon World, followed by a hike down the Dragon Trail or a short walk to the summit, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Switzerland.

1. Soar up to the Summit on the Dragon Ride cable car for breathtaking views of Lucerne & Lake Lucerne. Then wander down the Dragon Trail, where you can admire the fantastic scenery.
3. Relax on the panorama terrace and admire magnificent views over the surrounding peaks of the Swiss Alps and blue lakes in the valleys below.
3. Complete your journey with a descent by the world's steepest cogwheel railway down to Alpnachstad
4. Enjoy boat for a lovely 1-hour cruise on beautiful Lake Lucerne and admire the spectacular landscape from an entirely different angle.
5. Guided tour of medieval streets of the well-preserved Lucerne Old Town and leisure time to explore it's other monuments.

What's Included

1-Hour Boat Ride on Lake Lucerne

Air-conditioned vehicle

Cogwheel Train

Fully Guided tour by Professional Multilingual Guide

Panoramic Gondolas and Aerial Cableway Dragon Ride to Mount Pilatus

What's Not Included



Private transportation

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

From Zurich, set off on a leisurely coach trip through delightful landscapes over the Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake Lucerne to the enchanting town of Lucerne.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Enjoy the panorama drive to Lucerne with photo stop en route (Lake Lucerne or Lion Monument), get Introduction to Lucerne, including main sights and explore the city. Relish an amazing view over 13 lakes and a magnificent alpine panorama and visit the charming Old Town of Lucerne.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Take a panoramic gondola + aerial cable car "Dragon Ride" to the Dragon Mountain Mount Pilatus

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Nice trip
Neil_S, 26-10-2022
Very interesting trip especially the cog railway up Mt Pilatus. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly
Lars Faber was an...
Christin_M, 19-09-2022
Lars Faber was an excellent guide. He was friendly and shared a lot of interesting information about Lucerne and the train and the surrounding area. He kept everyone moving along at a both comfortable and efficient pace. Rheinhold was a fantastic driver and we felt very safe in his charter. The views and all these modes of transport were so special—gondola, train, boat. Highly recommend!!
Good Tour But….
Kevin O, 05-11-2022
There were four of us that booked this tour. We were disappointed to learn once we were on the bus heading from Zurich to Lucern that our tour would not include the advertised boat ride on Lake Lucern or the Gondola cable ride down from Mt Pilatus. Maybe we would not have booked it if this were made known ahead of time. The tour operator YO Tours, said the boat ride only occurs during the summer season. And they indicated that the Gondola cable ride down was not going because they do maintenance in October and November. They did provide a $20 voucher toward lunch which could be used at either of the two restaurants at the top of Mt Pilatus, however only one of the restaurants was open…another small disappointment. Overall it was a great experience and the guide was excellent, but not what we expected based on the tour description on trip advisor. It felt like a bait and switch situation. After we brought it to the tour operator’s attention, they informed the internet booking sites. Hopefully it will not happen to future travelers.

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