Private Halfday Pilatus Excursion

Highlights

  • Morning or afternoon private guided pilatus excursion
  • Enjoy the Lucerne house mountain with a local guide
  • Transportation by public train, cogwheel rail, cable car and public bus (refered as to the Pilatus silver roundtrip)
  • Avoid rush hours and queues
  • Enjoy the breathtaking panorama and listen to the ghost stories and legends that gather round Mount Pilatus
This tour has been designed for people who like to avoid rush hours and queues. Due to that reason the tour starts either early morning or late afternoon.


After a short train ride to Alpnachstad ascend by the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to Pilatus Kulm, 7000ft high. On top you have time to walk up to the vista point and to admire the breathtaking panorama over the Swiss Alps and Lucerne. Then descend by aerial cable car to Fraekmuentegg, change to smaller gondola cabl cars which sweep you over fir forests and mountain meadows to the village of Kriens. Return to Lucerne main rail station by public bus.


Morning tour

  • 07:30am meet your guide at your Lucerne Hotel (or at 07:55 at the arch of the Lucerne main railway station)
  • 08:12am public train from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (2nd class)
  • 08:29am arrival in Alpnachstad
  • 08:50am world steepest cogwheel train ride to Mount Pilatus
  • 09:20am arrival on top of Mount Pilauts, guided walk to the summit or free time at disposal
  • 10:20am (approx.) descend by aerial cable car via Fräkmüntegg to Kriens and public bus to Lucerne
  • 11:45am (approx.) arrival back at Lucerne main railway station

Late afternoon tour
  • 15:00 (03:00pm) meet your guide at your Lucerne Hotel (or at 15:25 at the arch of the Lucerne main railway station)
  • 15:05 (03:05pm) public bus to Kriens and aerial cable car via Fräkmüntegg to Mount Pilatus
  • 16:45 (04:45pm) approx. arrival on top of Mount Pilatus, guided walk to the summit or free time at disposal
  • 17:45 (05:45pm) descent by the world steepest cogwheel train ride from Mount Pilatus to Alpnachstad
  • 18:25 (06:25pm) arrival in Alpnachstad
  • 18:29 (06:29pm) public train from Alpnachstad to Lucerne (2nd class)
  • 18:47 (06:47pm) arrival at Lucerne main railway station, end of tour