Silver Round-Trip from Lucerne: Mt. Pilatus Self-Guided Tour

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Silver Round-Trip from Lucerne: Mt. Pilatus Self-Guided Tour

From $93.99 per person

Ride the panoramic gondola and the aerial cableway Dragon Ride up to Mt. Pilatus on a self-guided tour which you can start by bus no. 1 in Lucerne. Get stunning views on Mt. Pilatus and ride the world's steepest cogwheel railway back down to Alpnachstad.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Get stunning views of the Swiss Alps on a self-guided tour to Mount Pilatus
  • Ride the panoramic gondola and Dragon Ride cable car
  • Board the world's steepest cogwheel railway to reach Alpnachstad
  • Enjoy the panoramic train ride of the Zentralbahn between Lucerne and Alpnachstad
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Board the bus at Lucerne train station for the 15-minute ride to Kriens, where you will collect your tickets for the rest of the day. Make your way to the panoramic gondola for an amazing ride up the mountain to Krienseregg. Continue to Fräkmüntegg to take the thrilling Dragon Ride cable car to the summit of Mount Pilatus. Marvel at the views from 2,000 meters above sea level and gaze over the glacial lake and snow-capped mountains. Use your free time to grab a bite to eat or walk around the beautiful area. Then, board the world's steepest cogwheel railway and ride down to Alpnachstad. Pass lush meadows of Alpine flowers, sparkling mountain streams, and fascinating rock formations. Arrive at the valley station to take the train back to Lucerne. You may also enjoy this trip reversing the order of events.
  • Public bus (Lucerne-Kriens, Zentrum/Pilatus)
  • Round-trip cable car ride on Mount Pilatus
  • Second-class train ticket (Pilatus-Lucerne)
  • Food and beverages
  • Rope Park entrance fee
  • Parking fee (CHF 5)
  • Overnight on the summit
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Take bus number 1 from Lucerne bus station in the direction of Obernau.

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    • This is an unguided tour
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    4.8 /5

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    Everything worked out perfectly. Since the tour can be designed individually by everyone, the start of the tour can also be selected individually. We couldn't print our voucher, but there weren't any problems. Great Mount Pilatus with wonderful circular routes and views! The steepest cogwheel railway in the world is also a great highlight! The wagons are over 80 years old and the entire system over 130 years! from 2023 there will be new cabin cars with panoramic windows ... It will certainly be very beautiful, but the old flair is also very valuable! We can recommend this tour 100%!

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    June 29, 2021

    Due to light rain and cloudy, I only saw partial view below and afar. I’m the Afternoon less cloudy but I had left. Still it was fun. Can’t predict the weather but a clear day is the best time.

    August 13, 2019

    Splendid activity

    Super activity Departure cable car then return rack train between splendid panorama

    July 31, 2019

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