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Zurich: Lucerne & Mt. Pilatus Mystic Mountain Tour + Lunch

4.6 / 5

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Zurich: Lucerne & Mt. Pilatus Mystic Mountain Tour + Lunch

From US$ 168.07 per person

Ascend to the top of Mount Pilatus by panorama gondolas and cable cars on this tour from Zurich. Discover the habitat of the mountain's mythical dragon, and enjoy a traditional lunch amidst stunning scenery and glorious views over the Alps.

About this activity

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Duration 9.5 hours
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  • Behold the magnificent view from Mount Pilatus over the Swiss Alps and the lake
  • Ascend to Fräkmüntegg by panorama gondolas
  • Ride with the new cable cars up to the top of PIlatus Kulm
  • Enjoy a typical alpine lunch at a cozy restaurant
Full description
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.
  • Partly-guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in comfortable coach
  • Panoramic gondolas and aerial cable car Dragon Ride
  • Lunch voucher (CHF 20 per adult/CHF 10 per child)
  • Bus (public transport) from Kriens to Lucerne
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meet at the Sihlquai parking lot, opposite the Zurich Central Train Station. Follow track 18 until the road turns to the right. Follow this bend for about 55 yards (50 meters). From there, you will easily see the parking lot. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. Identification is required, please remember to bring a valid piece of ID.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour only runs during the winter season. Over the summer an alternative “Golden Round Trip” tour is offered
  • The tour is accompanied from Zürich to Kriens and from Lucerne to Zürich. For your individual ascent and descent at Mt. Pilatus and the public bus ride back to Lucerne you will receive tickets and a written itinerary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 37 reviews

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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.

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April 18, 2019


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.

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April 17, 2019

Very beautiful trip overall !

It's really easy to have an amazing time with such a panoramic view in the mountain and the lovely town of Luzern. I was even extra lucky to have a wonderfull weather. Sunny and warm. I would not call it lunch i would call it 20 Swiss franc towards beverage usage in a self service restaurant. I was clearly not enough for a lunch. A main course and a drink I had to still pay extra. If you advertise as lunch make so a drink and main course will be enough within the credit you offer. Anyway as I said before overall a nice experience . Thank you!

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March 31, 2018

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