Private trip from Zurich to Lucerne & Mount Pilatus

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Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Zurich, Zurich

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The driver-guide will meet and greet you at the lobby of your hotel or any other desired spot in Zurich City. You will depart with your private trip to the most enchanting Swiss city of Lucerne. Upon arrival, delve into the gems that are located in every single corner city like the Chapel Bridge, Jesuit Church, Reuss River, Lion Monument, among others. If you wish you may have a break in one of the local cafes before taking the adventures part of your journey. The Dragon aerial cableway trip up to Mount Pilatus. On the top, you will admire the unfolded panoramic views of the Alps and the towns. Besides, at the begging of May, the Golden Round Trip should be facilitated which is a boat ride on Lake Lucerne, later, the cogwheel journey, the Dragon Ride and Panorama Gondolas to reach the top. You are welcome to choose your prefered option. At the end of the day, with deep and bright impressions, you will have your private return to the initial meeting point in Zurich.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Private round-trip from Zurich

Private transportation

WiFi on board

What's Not Included


The cable car tickets

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • 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

A city tour in Lucerne to cover the main highlights of this beautiful part of Switzerland.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Mt. Pilatus - an adventures mountain experience for family, friends and all travellers.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Mt Pilatus is worth it, but this private tour was not
Edward_Y, 14-08-2022
Overall, our trip to Mt Pilatus was wonderful and worth the time. The best part of the actual tour was the unguided part - cogwheel train up, lunch at the top, gondola down. That was 5 stars. The car itself was very nice, and the driver did a great job getting us to and from. But this did not feel like a guided tour -- the tour part was really mediocre, and we encountered significant delays and got zero compensation for that.

First, we were notified 5 minutes before our scheduled pickup (9:30am) that they were having car troubles and couldn't pick us up. They gave updates quite sporadically, saying it would be resolved "soon", but this kept happening for 2 hours. Finally they were able to get another car, but that set our tour back by 2+ hours (11:45am). This was extremely disruptive, as the original plan was to tour Lucerne, have lunch, and then go up the mountain.

It turns out our tour guide, while very nice, was really not knowledgeable. We had arranged with the coordinator that we would take the cogwheel train up to Mt Pilatus and then take the gondolas down. Our guide kept insisting we were unable to take the cogwheel, saying he didn't think it was open. We persisted, and he finally relented and took us to where we were supposed to go all along (and it was indeed open).

We then had a lovely visit to Mt Pilatus without the guide, and our guide was waiting for us at the bottom when we finished. So sadly, the best part of the tour was unguided.

Then the guided part of the tour started. We got to Lucerne, and he parked the car and said we would walk to see the Lion Statue. He took us on a 10 minute walk in the wrong direction, and even my kids noticed that we had walked in a complete circle. When we pointed this out to him, he tried to laugh it off. But we totally wasted our time walking nowhere. Turns out the statue was just 1 block from where we parked, but in the opposite direction.

The rest of the tour was ok. My main complaint here was that I had told him my foot was hurting and that I wanted to do minimal walking. But he would tell us some sight was "on the way" or "right by here", and then proceed to make us walk 20 minutes in the heat. It seemed like he didn't know the directions that well, or was simply trying to extend the time.

We were pretty bored and tired by then, so we asked him to just take us home.

Again, our guide was a nice guy and very good driver, but we felt like we really had an uber driver rather than a supposed expert guide. Unfortunately, we paid a premium for this, hence the 3 stars.

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