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Mt Stanserhorn Photo-Tour with Convertible Style Cable Car

1. Mt Stanserhorn Photo-Tour with Convertible Style Cable Car

First, take the train to Stans on the southern side of Lake Lucerne, a ride which will take roughly 20 minutes, then make a time-jump ride on a wooden vintage funicular from the 19th century right before getting to the top-modern CabriO cable car. Most of you have probably experienced what a regular cable car feels like. The Stanserhorn mountain though has made it more exciting for its guests. The world’s first convertible-style cable car, the Stanserhorn CabriO, is where the fun begins. Wander from the summit down to the plateau at 1200 to 1600 meters above sea level in the Engelberg valley through the Geo-Trail towards the holiday destination of Wirzwerli where you will take a gondola ride down to the station. A 10 minute stroll will lead you to the train station and back to Luzern. Before you begin the hike, you’ll first be delighted with flowering meadows; stunning views over a hundred kilometers of alpine peaks, the city of Lucerne in the distance and also Lucerne’s own Mount Pilatus rising 2,128 meters into the sky; the lower sprawl of the Bürgenstock and the characteristic double peak of the Mythen among an endless scenery of lakes and mountain meadows. Marvel at the sights in an unforgettable ride through the valley, you can have a panoramic and completely unobstructed view while you float under the open sky with pristine mountain air blowing through your fluttering hair and no ropes above your head – as these are placed on the side of the carriage. The unimpaired view from the roofless upper deck of the gondola is truly memorable.

Mt. Pilatus: Private Day Hike

2. Mt. Pilatus: Private Day Hike

Every visitor to Lucerne is determined to conquer the towering Mt. Pilatus, Lucerne's signature mountain, and to experience the world’s steepest cogwheel train. With this tour, you can do both without breaking a sweat. Begin the day with a scenic 40-minute ride aboard a yellow postal bus from Lucerne, and wind your way up to the alpine village of Schwarzenberg at the foot of the Mount Pilatus. From this conclave of farmhouses nestled in the Alpine meadows, start your leisurely 1.5-hour hike through the pine needle forests and green pastures. Rest for lunch at a local alpine restaurant or with a picnic at a nearby meadow, and then travel to the top of Mt. Pilatus aboard a Pilatus gondola as well as an aerial tram. Once on top, hike the famed Flower Trail to the top of Tomlishorn, Mt. Pilatus' highest peak, and take in the spectacular views of the icy peaks of the Swiss Alps along the way, and then begin your return trip to Lucerne. Descend to Alpnachstad on the world’s steepest cog wheel train, and then board a lake steamer for a relaxing cruise across Lake Lucerne.

Mount Pilatus Private Winter Photo Tour from Lucerne

3. Mount Pilatus Private Winter Photo Tour from Lucerne

Depart Lucerne and travel by bus towards the dramatic peaks of Mount Pilatus overlooking the city and Lake Lucerne. Ascend the mountain on the spectacular Dragon Ride aerial cableway to reach an altitude of 2,132 meters above sea level. Get jaw-dropping views from the panoramic windows of the cableway that will make you feel like you are flying.  Soak up the sun once your reach the peak of Pilatus Kulm, and then go for a short hike along the Dragon’s Path or up to the summit to take photos of the extraordinary surroundings. Descend by aerial cableway to take the public bus back to Lucerne. Travel along the shores of the picturesque lake, set against an impressive mountain backdrop. Encounter architectural gems and historic sights that date back centuries, such as the much-photographed Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) in Lucerne city center. Experience the city's old-world charm and get tips on how to photograph the winter paradise on your camera.

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