Day trip

From Basel: Small Group Trip to Mount Pilatus

From Basel: Small Group Trip to Mount Pilatus

From US$ 274.21 per person

Enjoy a scenic roundtrip journey from Basel to Mount Pilatus by train, lake boat, cogwheel train, and aerial cableway.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Glide across the water on a lake boat cruise to Alpnachstad
  • Ride the steepest cogwheel train in the world to Mount Pilatus
  • Get panoramic views on the aerial cableway to Kriens
Full description

Travel from Basel to Mount Pilatus on a circuit that includes a lake cruise, cogwheel train, and an aerial cableway. Let your guide show you the stunning landscape and answer your questions about the country and its people.

Head to the massive multi-peaked Mount Pilatus which looms over Lucerne. Take a lake boat from Luzern across to Alpnachstad. Next, hop aboard the Pilatus Railway, the world's steepest cogwheel railway which is in operation from May to November.

Go back down on the aerial cableways from Kriens which operate all year round. Snap pictures of the panoramic views from the cableways. Return to Luzern by bus.

  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and, handling charges
  • Transportation from Luzern
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities/tips
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet your tour guide in front of the ticket office at the departure hall at Basel SBB train station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • The Pilatus Railway only operates from May to November due to snow
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