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Mount Pilatus

PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
+41 41 329 11 11
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Mount Pilatus Tour from Lucerne with Private Guide
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PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
+41 41 329 11 11
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Reviewed yesterday

What can I say about Mt. Pilatus that hasn't been said before? Words fail me at the aw some beauty of it's summit and all around views. So I will let the pictures that i took do the "talking".

Thank Marcos V
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Mt. Pilatus by buying a discounted Golden round trip ticket at the tourist office near the train station. We took the boat, then rode the cogwheel train with a 45 degree ascent to the 7000 foot high mountain. It was quite exciting slow...More

1  Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 2 days ago

By taking the boat cruise from Lucern, then the steep train up the mountain, and the gondola down, this half day excursion has many varied and magnificent views (and all covered by the Swiss Travel Pass). The ride over on the lake was breathtaking, then...More

Thank trissy_11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

By far one of the most fun days I have had ever! I had not made advance plans and you do not need an expensive guided tour. In fact, I was going to pass until the gentleman at the front desk of the hotel convinced...More

2  Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Mt Pilatus was an adventure and loved by everyone in our little group. We several options for packages with Gold being most expensive and longest (would have included boat ride on the lake to get to the cogwheel train) but unfortunately i was the only...More

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The most beautiful views of Lucerne and the surrounding areas. If you only have one day in Lucerne and you don't have tens of thousands of spare dollars or francs to throw at a Swiss watch, this is the experience for you. Timing is everything...More

Thank Ickibod
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We caught the chair lift from Kriens in sunshine. By the time we arrived at the summit we discovered it had snowed. There was a light covering of snow and it was beautiful. Plenty to see, plenty to test your skills on a ropes course,...More

Thank Jenni H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We recently did the mount pilatus golden round trip,whilst on holiday in lucerne. As a family,my sister is in a wheelchair,so we called into the mount Pilatus shop,in Lucerne,to enquire if it would be possible for us to do the trip?. The young lady was...More

Thank oswaldmoses
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great ride from lake level to the top. But we got what they call (white day), large clouds hanging over. Did not see the lake of 4 states. Shame. We will come back again.

Thank Yonfucius P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the cogwheel up, it took about 30 minutes. It is very steep but fun ride. The views from the top were amazing. There was a band playing the top in front of the shop. We also did a cafe with pie and coffee.

Thank dsestep
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Ranjitha G
4 September 2017|
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Response from law_david | Reviewed this property |
I booked a half day tour, this saved time queueing for various tickets. As the other travellers advised you probably can use the Swiss pass only for the train and boat sections. For the cable car/gondola option you need to... More
Cheryl G
19 August 2017|
Response from WendyandTim | Reviewed this property |
The weather varies - check monthly predictions on weather sites, but there will most likely be snow on top of the mountain (I hiked it on the weekend and small bits of snow are already there now summer is sadly over!). There... More
Cheryl G
19 August 2017|
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Response from irkbylihp | Reviewed this property |
December is usually when the first snow arrives in the area. It won't prevent operations but it will be cold and hiking may be difficult. Closing times are usually 6:30 pretty much everywhere.