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Pilatus Railways (Pilatus Bahnen) Tours and Activities

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With its network of cable cars and cogwheel railways traversing the snow-clad slopes of the mighty Mount Pilatus, Pilatus Railways (Pilatus Bahnen) provides the link between the lakeside resort of Lucerne and the 7,000-foot (2,133-meter) summit.

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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

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Spend an afternoon in the Swiss Alps during this seasonal trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. Your 5.5-hour round-trip journey includes a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg terminus plus an ascent by aerial cableway to the peak of Mt Pilatus. After free time at the summit, take the world's steepest cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad, where you’ll board a boat for a 1-hour scenic cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. Enjoy commentary from your guide and coach transport from Lucerne.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.51
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Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and Lake Lucerne Cruise from Lucerne

Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and Lake Lucerne Cruise from Lucerne

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Visit Lake Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus on a half-day tour by boat, cogwheel railway, and gondola. After a cruise around the lake, ride up the steepest—and most scenic—cogwheel railway lines in Europe. Stop at the peak of Mt. Pilatus where alpine vistas await. Your tour finishes outside Lucerne, but it’s a short and easy journey back to the city via public bus.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.34
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Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour from Kriens or Alpnachstad

Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour from Kriens or Alpnachstad

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Ascend Mt. Pilatus in an alpine gondola during this trip from Lucerne. Board at the valley station in Kriens, marvel at the panoramic views over the pre-alpine landscape to Fräkmüntegg. Transfer to the 'Dragon Ride' aerial cableway for another short ride, ending up at 7,000 feet (2,132 meters) above sea level for epic views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps. Descend via the world's steepest cogwheel railway, passing lush meadows, mountain streams and sheer rock faces on the way to your destination at Alpnachstad.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.53
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Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne

Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne

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Visit Mount Pilatus and take a train ride on the world's steepest cogwheel railway on this self-guided tour from Lucerne. Ride on the new aerial cableway, the Dragon Ride, included, as well as a panoramic gondola ride. All transportation included; you are free to explore on your own once there.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Paragliding Tandemflight Lucerne - Engelberg

Paragliding Tandemflight Lucerne - Engelberg

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Take in panoramic views over the Swiss Alps from the air on this up to 2-hour tandem paragliding adventure in Engelberg. Following a safety briefing, pull on your paragliding harness and take to the skies with a tandem instructor. During your up to 60-minute flight, take in spectacular views of shimmering Lake Lucerne and Engelberg’s peaks and valleys. Enjoy thrilling spins and turns through the air or glide through the skies in comfort — how you enjoy your flight in up to you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.80
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

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Delve deep into the Swiss countryside and admire the spectacular mountain scenery on this private Mt Pilatus tour from Lucerne. Hop aboard your boat on Lake Lucerne with a private guide and enjoy a relaxing 1-hour cruise on the tranquil waters. Admire panoramic views over the shoreline and peaks on route to Alpnachstad. Then, take the steep cog-wheel railway to the summit of Mt Pilatus at a dizzying 6,981 feet (2,128 meters) above sea level. After free time at the top, descend through Fräkmüntegg and Kriens then return to Lucerne.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$448.55
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Paragliding Tandem in Switzerland

Paragliding Tandem in Switzerland

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Are you ready to fly like a bird? Come and fly with me and live an amazing experience with a customized unbelievable flight! Choose between a relaxing Paragliding Tandem flight or an adrenaline real Mountain Rollercoaster ride on a Speedriding run! Speedriding and speedflying are advanced disciplines of paragliding that use a small, high-performance paraglider wing to quickly descend heights such as mountains. Speedflying and speedriding are very similar sports; speed flying is when the speed wing is foot-launched, while speedriding is a winter sport done on skis.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mount Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Photo Tour

Mount Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Photo Tour

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The lakeside city of Lucerne and mighty Mt. Pilatus are a photographer’s dream destinations, but knowing where to find the best vantage spots takes local knowledge. On this tour, travel from the peak of Mt. Pilatus to historic Lucerne, and capture beautiful images along the way—with helpful tips from your guide. With all cable-car tickets included, explore with ease and frame the best of the Swiss Alps’ scenery in your photography.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$864.28
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

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Discover Alpine views from peak, lake, and sky on this Golden Round-Trip tour of Pilatus. Begin with a cruise across Lake Lucerne, then transfer to Europe’s highest cogwheel railway to reach the mountain’s summit, before returning to earth via panoramic gondola. Benefit from your local guide’s insider tips and avoid hidden costs with admission fees and transfers included in the price.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.86
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Mount Pilatus Photography Day Tour

Mount Pilatus Photography Day Tour

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Frame Switzerland’s rugged mountain scenery through the lens of your camera on this 7-hour Mt Pilatus photography tour. Travel around the peaks and valleys of Mt Pilatus by boat, cable car, cog-wheel railway and gondola with a guide and enjoy panoramic views over the breathtaking scenery. Cruise on Lake Lucerne as your guide explains the best techniques to capture the views on camera, then climb to soaring peaks for aerial views over the surrounding landscape. Along the way, pick up handy tips to improve your photography skills.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$601.71
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5 day Private Tour of Central Switzerland including Luzern, Grindelwald & Zurich

5 day Private Tour of Central Switzerland including Luzern, Grindelwald & Zurich

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This tour shows you simply a real mix of the best places to see in Central Switzerland. There is the perfect combination of cities, towns and villages such as Grindelwald, Luzern, Bern and Zurich and then a myriad of breath-taking natural places such as mountains, lakes, gorges, waterfalls to visit. Plus some typical Swiss food and drink experiences
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$7,384.66
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From Luzern - Mt. Pilatus Heritage with a cruise on Lake of Lucerne Private Tour

From Luzern - Mt. Pilatus Heritage with a cruise on Lake of Lucerne Private Tour

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$345.08
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Self-Guided Tour: Mount Pilatus golden round trip from Luzern

Self-Guided Tour: Mount Pilatus golden round trip from Luzern

This is a self-guided tour. You travel independent the classic "golden round trip" from Luzern by lake boat to Alpnachstad, by coghwheel train to Mount Pilatus, by aerial gondola to Kriens and by bus back to Lucerne. With our detailed travel instructions you travel according your preferences, you may stop whereever you want and enjoy the views at a specific point as long as you prefer. You will get the travel booklet and all necessary personalized tickets by e-mail after your booking - no mobile device necessary during the tour. Mount Pilatus can be reached with the Pilatus Railway, the world's steepest cogwheel railway, from Alpnachstad, operating from May to November (depending on snow conditions) and the whole year with the aerial panorama gondolas and aerial cableways from Kriens.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.74
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Fly above the Swiss Alps and Lucerne with a local pilot

Fly above the Swiss Alps and Lucerne with a local pilot

Swap city sights for mountain vistas with this private micro plane flight from Lucerne. In return for sharing the direct flight cost with your pilot, you’ll receive their passion for flying and knowledge of the Swiss Alps for a flight that’s personal to you. Book online to save time, choose when you start, then plan a route to include landmarks like Lake Lucerne, Mount Rigi, and more.
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  • 1 hour
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$228.36
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Pilatus Railways (Pilatus Bahnen) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Pilatus Railways (Pilatus Bahnen) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Pilatus Railways (Pilatus Bahnen) costs USD 64.53. Guided Pilatus Railways (Pilatus Bahnen) tours start around USD 64.53 per person.
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