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Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour from Kriens or Alpnachstad provided by Pilatus Luzern

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Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour from Kriens or Alpnachstad

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Rearing 6,995 feet (2,132 meters) above sea level, Mt. Pilatus is a Lucerne landmark. Hit the highlights independently on a classic day adventure. Ride the gondola from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg, then take the “Dragon Ride” aerial cableway to the summit area, with sweeping views across the Alps and Lake Lucerne. Descend (in season) by the cogwheel train to Alpnachstad. Choose to enjoy restaurants, rope parks, or a simple hike.
Highlights
  • Ascend rugged Mt. Pilatus by gondola and cableway
  • Descend by one of the world’s steepest cogwheel railways
  • Enjoy views of mountain meadows, alpine peaks, and Lake Lucerne
  • Opt for activities from playgrounds and restaurants to a summer toboggan
Important Information
Duration
3–6 hours
Inclusions
  • Cable car ride (except during maintenance)
  • Cogwheel train ride (from mid May to November 14th 2021)
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Pilatus Luzern
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include a CHF 5 parking fee (per day)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Don't miss the last transportation down to the valley.
  • Operates in almost all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Cableways are not in operation in the case of storms
  • Only printed vouchers will be accepted
  • Please note: You can start the tour from Kriens or Alpnachstad
  • The gondolas are closed for maintenance from October 25th to November 5th 2021; access from Alpnachstad only.
  • The cogwheel train is closed from November 15th 2021 to mid-May 2022; access from Kriens only
  • It is not possible to book a specific time slot
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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YvKong wrote a review Jul 2020
Hong Kong, China45 contributions9 helpful votes
We are a couple travelling to Switzerland by our car from Germany. We stayed in 3 cities in our 6D5N trip, my husband almost drove everyday. Then I think I want him to enjoy the scenic view I had while he was driving, and so we planned a day trip from Zurich to Mt Pilatus by
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Jane S wrote a review Mar 2020
Edwardsville, Illinois15 contributions25 helpful votes
Had an amazing day wondering the top of the mountain. We wanted to do the toboggan ride but since it was such an nice day it was maxed out and we did not get to go. We will try again next time.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Myrna Van Pelt wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia29 contributions19 helpful votes
This attraction in Luzerne eclipsed all other attractions, the sheer beauty and stunning landscape of which is now one of our favourite places in Europe to visit. Easy to get to, not too crowded in winter, Mt Pilatus offers some of the most spectacular alpine scenery.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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James Sterckx wrote a review Jan 2020
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One of the most Beautiful place I've ever been must add to your bucket list an experience you will treasure forever
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jennifer wrote a review Jan 2020
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We had an amazing trip up Pilatus, it's very easy to get to the bottom station by taking the bus from Lucerne to Kriens, the announcements tell you when to get off, it's then a short walk to the cable car station(all well sign posted). As we rode the first cable car we came
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Date of experience: January 2020
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gooseylucyloo
gooseylucyloo
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Superb and breath-taking experience
Absolutely stunning scenery and fantastic way to check out Mt Pilatus with a family. The cable car was exciting and
Jennifer R
Jennifer R
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Breathtaking in every season
Mt Pilatus is always on the cards for when we have guests visiting from overseas. Whether it's in Summer or Winter,
fred p
fred p
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Excellent day out
Doing the trip in reverse from the usual guidance was a great piece of advice from the hotel. Far less busy. A wond
arthibucher
arthibucher
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Pure bliss at 7,000 Ft
Mt.Pilatus is my favorite mountain not only because I live at the foothills of Mt.Pilatus but it’s more like what t
Oldhophead
Oldhophead
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Excellent Day on Lake Lucern and Pilatus
Do yourself a favor and take the Golden Round Trip. And if you already have the Tell Pass, it's free! And they vi
Matt T
Matt T
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Don't Hike Up Mt. Pilatus!
Pilatus is cool, no doubt. My advice though as someone who hiked up it, (the Alpnach route btw) don't. In a country
brian f
brian f
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wonderful day
enjoyed every minute of this tour. The different ways of transport up & down. My wife who hates heights reall enjoy
paul m
paul m
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View from Pilates is fantastic
Really enjoyed this trip. Great views along the lake and fantastic view from pilates. Pleasant scenic boat trip and
Lynnyv
Lynnyv
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Golden Round trip for 7
We had the best day going on this tour! There were seven of us in our group ranging in ages from 26 to 78 years ol
flsarahs
flsarahs
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Great Views, very peaceful
We did the golden loop. You can buy the tickets at the luzern train station. We had the Swiss travel pass so it was
Colby L
Colby L
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Tour of Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne
Where oh where to begin... This was by far the best day I had on my 10 day trip to Europe. We mentioned to our Air
Catherine B
Catherine B
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A Day in the Alps
This was a wonderful experience. The cog railway was the best way to get up to the top of Mt Pilatus. Once at th
pabloo964
pabloo964
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Poorly timed and description is misleading.
The description of this tour is not what you experience. You spend only 25 minutes at Interlaken which doesn’t allo
233abhinavb
233abhinavb
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Lake Lucerne is super
We went back to Lucerne on the boat after the mount pilatus trip .... The views are just drop dead gorgeous .... Th
233abhinavb
233abhinavb
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Good trip
Had a nice time at the pilatus .. the day was cloudy and very cold but still enjoyed the ride on the steep rail ...
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