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Mt. Pilatus: Private Tour with Lake Cruise from Lucerne

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Activity provider: Swiss Travel Guide

Mt. Pilatus: Private Tour with Lake Cruise from Lucerne

Activity provider: Swiss Travel Guide

From US$ 445.18 per person

Spend a day around Lucerne and on Mount Pilatus with a private tour guide. Enjoy a 1-hour boat trip from Lucerne to Alpnachstad, where you will change to the Pilatus Coghwheel Railway, the steepest cogwheel railway in the world.

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Duration 6 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Lucerne.
Private group


  • Take a private tour conducted with just your party and tour guide
  • Take a boat tour on Lake Lucerne
  • Travel on world's steepest coghwheel railway
  • Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour at Mount Pilatus
Full description

73 Alpine peaks and countless lakes ensure a unique and unforgettable all-round view at Mt. Pilatus which is located outside Luzern. The typical Golden Round Trip (Jun-Oct) offers a wonderful excursion: first by lake boat on Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad.

From there by the world's steepest cogwheel train to Mt. Pilatus. On the return travel by panoramic aerial cableway via Kriens and by local bus back to Luzern.

Families and adventure seekers are also very welcome on the Pilatus. Central Switzerland's largest rope park is on the Fräkmüntegg. Numerous attractions await you on Mount Pilatus. Or enjoy the time on the large viewing terrace.

Cogwheel railway and the scheduled lake board are closed from Nov-May. During this time you reach Mt. Pilatus by cableway and you'll take a one-hour scenic lake cruise in Luzern instead.

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local and professional guide for your party
  • All transportation fees for the boat, cogwheel railway, gondola and bus
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses during the tour

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability of schedule, train seats and guides
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • For wheelchair assistance, please contact before booking
  • The boat and cogwheel railway will operate from May to October only (off season, the tour will be performed by traveling to Mount Pilatus both ways by gondola, with the tour finishing with a 1-hour tour on lake Lucerne by panoramic boat)
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Was a great tour but the description say, don’t have to make line and we did two lines like one hour. The tour guide ( Eric) was very friendly and he explained everything that we asked. I found much money for the excursion because I checked the prices for the boat and the Mt. Pilatus and those are very cheap.

September 2, 2021


We were very happy to have Mr. Adrian as our guide. He was a nice company snd helped us a lot and we actually have not noticed, that we were guided, which is the best best way of guiding!!! Thank you very much.

June 16, 2019

Product ID: 207012