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From Zurich: Lucerne & Pilatus Mountain Tour with Lunch

1. From Zurich: Lucerne & Pilatus Mountain Tour with Lunch

Journey to Mount Pilatus – a mystical, white-winter paradise – and enjoy lunch at a cosy restaurant with spectacular views overlooking the Swiss Alps and the city of Lucerne. From Zürich, take a scenic coach journey through the beautiful countryside and along the Lake of the Four Cantons to Lucerne. See the main sights of this charming town. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore the old town before continuing to Kriens. Take the panoramic gondolas and aerial cableway to the summit of Mt. Pilatus (7000ft / 2132m). At the peak, a mystical, white-winter paradise awaits you with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lakes! Warm up in the self-service restaurant Bellevue on top of Mt. Pilatus with a lunch voucher (worth CHF 20) of your choice. According to the legend, kind dragons used to inhabit this mountain! Discover the Dragon Path and enjoy the spectacular alpine panorama.

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Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis 2-Day Tour from Zurich

2. Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis 2-Day Tour from Zurich

Discover a paradise of snow and ice in the dramatic landscapes of central Switzerland on a 2-day tour of Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Titlis from Zurich. Day 1: Mt. Pilatus Relax on the scenic bus journey from Zurich to Lucerne. Take a short city tour on arrival to marvel at landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge before enjoying some time to explore the Old Town on your own. Continue to Kriens to ride the cable car to the summit of Mt. Pilatus, where breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Lucerne await. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a 3-course seasonal dinner at one of the resort's restaurants. Day 2: Mt. Titlis Descend Mt. Pilatus by cable car after breakfast, and catch the public bus from Kriens to Lucerne. Meet your guide on arrival for the scenic bus drive to Engelberg and Mt. Titlis. Gaze in awe at the deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders of the glacier on board the revolving cable car. Soak up the panoramic vistas at the top of Mt. Titlis as you enjoy lunch on the sun terrace of one of the restaurants at your own expense. Visit the Ice Grotto or ride the Ice Flyer close to the crevasses, discover Europe’s highest suspension bridge in the Glacier Park and more. Return to Lucerne to continue to Zurich, where your adventure ends.

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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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Mt Stanserhorn Photo-Tour with Convertible Style Cable Car

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Pilatus

Unbelievably beautiful!

This trip was amazing. We stopped in Lucerne, a gorgeous city that deserves a visit all on its own. From there the bus and tour guide dropped us at the bottom of Pilatus (The guide and other bus passengers were continuing onto another excursion further away and would be picking us up on the way back.) We were given cable car tickets, a meal voucher, and a bus ticket to get back to lucerne to meet the bus and head back to Zurich. The mountain was beautiful, there was food at the top if you were hungry, and once we saw it all we headed back down the mountain to grab the bus back to Lucerne. Top tip: if you want to have your same seats on the bus as you had coming to the excursion, leave some non-essential personal items to save your place. The guide repeated many times it was safe to leave items on the bus.

Wonderful!

The best part of our European trip. Breathtaking trip to the top...great lunch at the hotel on top of the mountain. What marvelous fresh air! Loved our trip to beautiful Lucerne and the scenic route to get there. Our sincere thanks to our knowledgeable and so very pleasant guide. I think his first name was Tomas. My husband had his full name but lost it so I hope I got the first name right. I do so much want him to know how much we appreciate him. Please pass this on to him. Thanks so much.

The check in process was quite confusing and chaotic, but once we were checked in everything was wonderful! The tour guides were friendly, informative and kept the group on point !

Wonderful! Well paced, organized and informative. Peter was easy to follow, thoughtful and funny. Even better than I expected. And of course the mountain was AMAZING!!!

Amazing trip

Excellent package trip, nice tour guide, beatiful landscape & on time schedule. Good job