Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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From $185.65

364 reviews   (4.57)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Zurich, Zurich

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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For a full day of alpine summer splendor, make for the mountains on this guided roundtrip from Zurich to central Switzerland's Mount Pilatus. Your full-day guided tour includes a gondola and aerial cable car ride, the world's steepest cogwheel railway and a cruise on Lake Lucerne.

What's Included

Boat ride on Lake Lucerne (from 18 May - 22 Oct 2023)

Carbon offset through myclimate

Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide

Panoramic gondola and aerial cableway Dragon Ride (except during maintenance)

Steepest cogwheel train in the world (from early May to early November)

Transportation in comfortable coach with AC

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified


Hotel pick-up and drop off

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

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

Additional Info

  • From November 11 to 19: Ascent by cable car, descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Boat ride available until October 22. From October 23 onwards a lunch voucher will be provided as compensation
  • From October 23 to November 10: ascent and descent by cogwheel train, no boat ride but lunch voucher included
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available

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.

What To Expect

Start your tour at the Sihlquai Bus Station in Zurich. Set off for an exciting day traveling over the Albis Pass and along the shores of Lake Lucerne to the enchanting city of Lucerne.

• Admission Ticket Free

Lake Lucerne
Take in the views during a short photo stop en route at either Lake Lucerne or at the Lion Monument.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Town Lucerne
Once arriving in Lucerne, enjoy a brief orientation drive, where your guide points out the main attractions of this charming town like the Chapel Bridge, the Town Hall, the Jesuit Church and the Culture and Congress Centre. Enjoy the following time at leisure to stroll through Lucerne's beautiful Old Town.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pilatus Luzern
Continuation to Kriens, where you take the panoramic gondola and aerial cable car to the top of Mount Pilatus at 7000 feet (2132 meters). Enjoy some time at leisure admiring breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and lakes. Venture down the Dragon's Path and make the short hike to the summit before descending Mount Pilatus to Alpnachstad by cogwheel railway. At a gradient of 48% it is the world's steepest!

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


A really wonderful experience with beautiful views
917shairaj, 22-11-2022
Definitely do this tour - the train ride is exceptional with great views. Looks like a computer screensaver
WONDERFUL Mount Pilatus Tour with Vlad!
vanessafac, 17-11-2022
Absolutely wonderful experience during the Mount Pilatus tour. Vlad was the most knowledgeable, friendly, and super guide - my sister and I so enjoyed chatting with him and learning about the area. The actual trip was incredible and the scenery was fantastic. Highly recommend!
Excellent trip. Highly recommended.
Road25128747166, 30-10-2022
It was our first experience with Trip advisor. Excellent one for sure. Enjoyed each bit of the tour. Mount pilatus was spectacular. The Boat ride was fantastic. The tour guide was awesome. Highly recommended.
Amazing Trip
Sourik_D, 05-11-2022
The most memorable part of the trip was the cogwheel train ride to Mt. Pilatus. The view on top of the mountain was also extraordinary. The Alps range from the terrace was a lifetime experience for us.
The view and place was...
Benjamin_T, 11-11-2022
The view and place was beautiful. Our tour guide didn’t seem that familiar with logistics. Ended up with several delays during the trip. Thus we didn’t have much time At Mount Pilatus itself. This was my 4th tour with the company.

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