Towering over the city of Lucerne like a monument to the Swiss wilderness, Mt. Pilatus is a must-visit for nature lovers. This stunning massif boasts several stunning peaks, set within a playground of soaring rock faces, lush rolling valleys, and a network of meandering emerald lakes. The tallest peak in the group, Mt. Pilatus, reaches a heady 2,132 meters above sea level and is beloved by visitors for its sensational views over the region. We’ll take you to the heart of the sights, with opportunities to explore the Lake of Lucerne, Pilatus summit, and ride the famous dragon aerial cable cars.
Mt. Pilatus Heritage with a Cruise on Lake of Lucerne Highlights
Itinerary and What to Expect?
Your guide will greet you at your hotel or residence before whisking you away to Mt. Pilatus.
Experience the Lake of Lucerne, also known as the lake of four cantons, admire the Bürgenstock, Rigi Moutain, and Pilatus Mountain from afar. Then, on board the train to Alpnachstad, and learn more about this epic peak as you ride through the countryside in comfort. Arrived Alpnachstad, take the cogwheel train where the engine will climb the foothills of Pilatus, taking you to the end of the steepest rack railway in the world. Admire the views over the Alps from 2,073 meters high, as your guide reveals the history, culture, and culinary delights of each area.
From May to October, you will have the option to take the boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad instead.
At the top, you will have the option to keep soaking up the stunning valley views from the restaurant or enjoy a leisurely hike to the summit of Mt. Pilatus. The top of this famous peak offers a bird’s eye view of historic Lucerne and panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy the clean mountain air from the viewing platform as you gaze out over an expanse of crystal clear lakes, lush green meadows, and rolling peaks and valleys.
Learn how Pilatus came to be haunted by legends of dragons and why many believe the body of Pontius Pilate was laid to rest within its foothills.
Our descent from Mt. Pilatus will take us aboard the iconic “dragon ride” aerial cable cart, where we will float back to earth suspended in a giant glass cabin. The windowed walls provide 360 views of the Lucerne region, and many compare the experience of flying. Enjoy an ever-changing perspective of the Alpine landscape as historic Lucerne pulls back into focus as we approach the end of the line. The ride is a highlight of any trip to Mt. Pilatus.
After a day of adventure, your guide will return you safely to your hotel.
Private english speaking guide
Standard rail ticket
1st class ticket provided upon request
Mt. Pilatus golden route pass
May to October
Lake of Lucerne cruise ticket
Lucerne visit - Provided upon request
Lunch at the Mt. Pilatus