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Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
from US$ 61.18*
Mt Pilatus Experience with the world's steepest Cogwheel Railway
from US$ 61.18*
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“cog railway”(8 reviews)
“great ride”(4 reviews)
“train bus”(2 reviews)
Schlossweg 1, Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
+41 41 329 11 11
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This excursion was perfect! The boat ride was exquisite, the cogwheel railway was easy to find and awesome. We enjoyed being in our own rhythm on the mountain, and the gondola ride down was amazing. Signs to bus to return to Lucerne were well marked....More

Thank Jzcherry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little concerned about doing this without a guide, but it all worked out great. The description made it sound like we could start with the bus/gondola OR the boat/train, but there was no bus waiting so we took the boat. It ended...More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cog railway 🚃 provides an amazing trip to the top of Mt Pilatus in the train at amazing angles. Surprisingly amongst the mountains life goes on with herds of cows ringing their bells as they walk, mountain walkers following pre marked tracks and the...More

Thank Nanette T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It ended up being a great tour but there is no guidance. What you see on the advertisement page is all you will have so print it if you don't have a smart phone with you or you will be lost. We took bus and...More

Thank Kerry P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience, stunning views and highly recommended. Well organised transport, can be taken either direction up or down.

Thank 123andir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The golden round trip was a great experience and the most efficient and fun way to get the whole experience of Mt Pilatus. We started by taking an hour long boat ride on Lake Lucerne, which offers amazing views the entire ride. You can buy...More

1  Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is a must do for any one visiting Switzerland. While Titlis is touted as the best of the Swiss scenic spots, this Golden Cruise is a different experience by itself. While you start off in one of the well equipped cruise vessels, where...More

2  Thank Ravik741
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one amazing tour, which we received as part of our tour package. There was a series of cab cars and larger trams that took us up (and then down) the mountain. We were amazed at the amount of development that they've done over...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this trip; it was a little confusing since its unguided to figure it all out. We started at the cable cars and ended with the cruise back to Lucerne. We took a taxi directly to cable cars, stood in line exchanged our...More

1  Thank jkdavis9
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Part of the deal was $5 parking for the day. I parked at the the train station and paid over $20. :( The trip itself was fantastic. The ending was a bit confusing (where we were to take the bus back into Lucerne). There were...More

2  Thank Jason B
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ron m
21 July 2018|
Response from kentdg |
It was warm enough for just shorts and tee shirt when we went up on a hot summer day. Being 2100 meters above sea level it can get cold quickly so we all took a second layer.