Pilatus Full Day Golden Round Trip from Zurich

Limmatstrasse 4, Zürich, Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland
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9h 30min
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What To Expect

Mount Pilatus – the Golden Round Trip has it all! Enjoy ascenic coach journey through the countryside and a visit to the city of Lucerne. Ascent by different aerial cable cars to Mt. Pilatus with possibilities of easy hikes and photo opportunities. Descent by the world's steepest cogwheel railway followed by a relaxing boat ride on Lake Lucerne.From Zurich, the coach takes you on a journey through the countryside to Lucerne. Take in the views from the bus and enjoy a brief orientation drive, where your guide points out Lucerne's main attractions. Explore the Chapel Bridge, Town Hall, Jesuit Church, and the Culture and Congress Centre (KKL) at your own pace during your free time in the old town.Continuation to Kriens to board the panoramic gondolas and the aerial cableway "Dragon Ride" to enjoy the jaw-dropping views out of the panoramic windows. Once at the top of Mt. Pilatus (2,132 m), venture down the Dragon's Path or go for a short hike to the summit.The highlight of this day is a thrilling descent on the world's steepest cogwheel railway (48% gradient) to Alpnachstad. Here you board the boat for a 1-hour cruise (only in the summer) on the Lake of the Four Cantons and enjoy the landscape from an entirely different angle.From 21 October to 08 November 2024 the Dragon Ride will be replaced by cogwheel train, due to maintenance. From 21 October to 17 November 2024 the boat ride won't be available. You'll receive a lunch voucher (CHF 20.00 per adult / CHF 10.00 per child).

What to remember

Important info

Know in advance:

  • During the months of October and November, tour routing and means of transport, including boats and cable cars, may have to be unexpectedly amended without prior notice, due to maintenance work
  • External weather conditions are beyond the tour operator's control, consequently no refunds will be issued due to poor or less than ideal weather
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
What's included
Transportation in air-conditioned coach
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Know Before You Go

Discover the old town of Lucerne at your pace. Hop aboard the aerial cableway "Dragon Ride". Admire the magnificent views of the Swiss Alps. Ride the world's steepest cogwheel railway. Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Lucerne

Cancellation Policy
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Meeting Point

The departure place is the Sihlquai Bus Station (Limmatstrasse 4), located behind the train station, in front of the Hotel Fred. The meeting point is a white ticket booth marked with "Best of Switzerland Tours" or "Tickets here" signs.