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Lucerne & Mount Pilatus- The Golden Round Trip From Zürich

Rated 4.5 out of 5.0 from 654 reviews.
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9 hrs 30 mins
Guided tour
Transfers included

Explore Lucerne and enjoy the ultimate winter adventure at the Trübsee snow park on the Mount Titlis in the afternoon. Experience the real winter and try skiing!


  • An itinerary popping with exciting events makes this tour simply unbookable

  • An expert tour guide will keep you company throughout, sharing intriguing intel along the way

  • Benefit from round-trip transfers from and back to Zürich on comfortable coaches

  • Visit Lucerne and embark upon a short yet spirited tour of the main city sights

  • You'll then scale Mount Pilatus on several cable cars: a panoramic Gondola, the Dragon Ride, etc.

  • Climb to the summit, where delicious views of the Swiss Alps and lakes will be revealed

  • Ride the steep funicular railway down to Alpnachstadt (if you dare)

  • Your tour ends with an hour-long boat ride on the idyllic Lake of the Four Cantons

  • Take your pick of guided tours between English, Spanish, and German-speaking tour guides


  • Expert tour guide

  • Transfers on comfortable coach

  • Gondolas and aerial cable car Dragon Ride

  • Cogwheel train

  • Boat ride


  • Food & beverages

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

ratings & reviews

654 Ratings
Hilda Makota


Nov, 2023
It was a great tour and our guide was one of the best!
Bert Blair


Jun, 2021
Perfect tour! Well organised, the guide was very attentive
Glenda Foster


May, 2021
Stella, the guide, was very helpful. I loved the walk on top of Mount Pilatus. But my favourite part was the cogwheel railroad trip down the mountain!
Debbie Palmer


May, 2021
We were lucky that the weather was so good. Cable car ride and the bus journey were pleasant

Rejoice, for plenty of fun-filled activities are peppered along your itinerary! This tour promises an exciting day visiting the enchanting city of Lucerne to hovering above the Albis Pass to drifting along the shores of Lake of the Four Cantons! Start at Lucerne, where your guide will point out main city landmarks as you pass them by: the Chapel Bridge, the Town Hall, the Jesuit Church, and the Culture and Congress Centre are a few to name. Continue onto Kriens, where a panoramic Gondola to Fräkmüntegg awaits you.

Hop aboard the aerial cableway "Dragon Ride" and enjoy jaw-dropping views from the panoramic windows. Once you're at the top of Mt. Pilatus, hike to the summit or venture down the Dragon's Path- the choice is yours. You'll find yourself relaxing on the panorama terrace, where delicious sights of the Swiss Alps and the blue lakes frame your view. But the highlight of your trip is yet to come: a thrilling descent on the world's steepest cogwheel railway! You'll also enjoy an hour-long cruise on the calm Lake of the Four Cantons, where the spectacular landscape can be absorbed from a unique vantage point!

Important Information

  • In winters, this tour runs under the name of "Mount Pilatus – The Mystic Mountain".

  • The funicular is in service from May - mid-Nov.

  • The boat ride on Lake Lucerne is operational from May-Oct.

  • As the cable car routes are inaccessible during winters, the itinerary will be altered.

  • The gondola and cable car are unavailable at the beginning of Nov for servicing reasons.

  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the vehicle.

  • The cogwheel train has been postponed to Mon 5 Jun due to unfavorable weather conditions. Mount Pilatus will still be accessible by cable car and will operate from May 18 onwards.

  • The descent by cogwheel train is replaced by the panoramic gondolas and the aerial cableway Dragon Ride.

  • Guests will receive a voucher for a non-alcoholic drink to be redeemed at one of the restaurants on the summit of Mount Pilatus.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID to your guide

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting Point

  • Meet your tour guide at the Sihlquai Coach Parking (or Bus Terminal)

  • This is located close to Zürich’s main train station

  • You'll find a white ticket office marked “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”

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