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From Zurich: Lucerne & Mount Pilatus Day Tour

Product ID: 11974
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Enjoy a bus tour through beautiful countryside from Zurich to Lucerne for a short city tour. Travel up Mt. Pilatus by cable car, descend back down to Alpnachstad via funicular, and cruise back over the Lake of the Four Cantons by boat.
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Duration 9.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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  • Enjoy a beautiful ride through the countryside along the Lake of the Four Cantons to Lucerne
  • Visit Lucerne and take a short tour of the main sights
  • Discover the charming old town of Lucerne at your own pace
  • Scale Mount Pilatus on several cable cars
  • Conquer the summit of the "Dragon Mountain" and enjoy unique views over the Alps and lakes
  • Take a daring ride on the breathtaking funicular railway down to Alpnachstadt, the steepest funicular railway in the world*
  • Relax afterwards on an idyllic, 1-hour boat ride back to Lucerne
Full description
This exquisite tour takes you through the countryside surrounding the Lake of the Four Cantons to Lucerne. This includes a brief tour of Lucerne's most impressive sights, including a photo stop at the the Lion Monument depending on the traffic situation. After a short pause to rest your feet and recharge your batteries, the tour continues to Kriens, where you will take panoramic gondola and cable car rides to the summit of Mount Pilatus, a height of 2132 meters. Enjoy breathtaking views of Switzerland's Alpine landscape.

Take in the extraordinary panoramic view of the surrounding lakes, valleys, and mountains before making the thrilling descent on the steepest funicular railway in the world, riding at a 48% slope to Alpnachstad. Afterwards, you'll relax on a soothing boat ride over the Lake of the Four Cantons, back to Lucerne. From there, take the bus back to Zurich.
  • Fully guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in comfortable coach
  • Panoramic gondolas and aerial cable car Dragon Ride
  • Cogwheel train
  • 1-hour boat cruise (summer option)
  • Lunch voucher up to 20 CHF (autumn option)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Personal expenditure

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Meeting point

The Sihlquai car park opposite Zürich Main Station. Follow platform 18 until the road bends off to the right. Follow the road for 50m. There you will be able to see the car park. Stop: Sihlquai, Streetcar: 4 or 13 Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure. Passports are essential

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle
Know before you go
• In winter, the tour runs under the name "Mount Pilatus – The Mystic Mountain".
• The funicular is in service from May to mid-November, and the boat ride on Lake Lucerne is available from May to October.
• During the winter tour, the itinerary is altered since the cable car routes are inaccessible. The funicular train and boat ride are discontinued in winter. During this time, lunch will be offered as a replacement.
• The gondola and cable car are not available at the beginning of November due to servicing.
• From October 21 to November 8, the ascent and descent will be made by cogwheel train.
• From November 9 to 17, the ascent will be made by cable car and the descent by cogwheel train.

From US$ 172.90 per person

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Product ID: 11974