Tour Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
Depending on the departing location

Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi, and Lake of Lucerne Cruise

Treat yourself to the adventure of a lifetime with our jam-packed guided tour that has been specially curated to help you make precious memories. Upon embarking on this unique excursion, you’ll experience spectacular Swiss culture first-hand while immersing yourself in Switzerland’s most mesmerizing landscapes. During this thrilling excursion, you’ll experience five wondrous discoveries. First, float among the clouds as you ascend in a thrilling gondola lift ride. You’ll then be guided to the highest peak of Mount Pilatus, where you can absorb breathtaking views of the surrounding Alpine peaks.

The adventure will continue by cogwheel to Alpnachstad, where you will explore the world’s steepest railway track before unwinding on a scenic cruise through Lake Lucerne. Concluding your trip at Vitznau, you will journey up Mount Rigi via train to discover the region’s remarkable historical heritage and oversee where Switzerland was founded in 1291. By the end of this eventful excursion, you’ll have experienced the best Swiss landscapes and become enriched with Swiss culture and history!

Private Tours departing from different locations:

What’s Included in your Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi, and Lake of Lucerne Tour :

  • Private local guide
  • From Basel, Engelberg, and Zurich: Standard Rail Pass (1st Class Upgrade Available Upon Request)
  • Mt. Pilatus Priority Pass
  • Lake of Lucerne Cruise 1st Class Pass
  • Mt. Rigi Priority Pass
  • Meet and Greet at your Hotel or Residence

Key points of your Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi, and Lake of Lucerne Tour Info:

  • Discover Switzerland’s Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Rigi
  • Cruise Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne
  • Learn about the Swiss founding region
  • Explore one of the must-see mountains in Switzerland

Local Tour Guide:

  • English
  • French

Needing more information:

Email: booking@tourismusgroup.com
Phone (Toll-Free): +1 888 719 5557

Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi, and Lake of Lucerne Tour Info

Prepare to soar among the clouds as you ascend up and beyond in an aerial cable cart, offering astonishing bird-eye views of Lucerne and its surrounding landscapes. As you proceed onward aboard a gondola to visit the former 1950s ski resort, Fräkmüntegg. Once home to a decadent spa house and bustling restaurants, the journey to Fräkmüntegg offers mesmerizing scenery and a rich history that our tour guide will unpack. Then on, you will have the wonderful opportunity to hop aboard a brand-new aerial cableway, a magical combination of a gondola and ‘Dragon Ride,’ where you’ll discover the magical legend of Dragon Rock, adding a mystique touch to your trip.

You’ll be introduced to majestic Mount Pilatus as you embark on a guided ascent to its highest peak. If flying high isn’t your thing, there’s also the option to indulge in authentic Swiss delicacies at a local restaurant overlooking the enchanting Pilatus Valley. During this segment of your special Alpine adventure, you’ll learn intriguing tales and mythical legends of Mount Pilatus, including a historical insight into Roman governor Pontius Pilatus, after whom the mountain is named. There’s also the opportunity to explore many stunning mountain hiking routes, enabling you to soak up the mesmerizing natural landscapes.

You’ll continue downwards via a scenic train journey to Alpnachstad. During this trip, your tour guide will enlighten you about the Pilatus Railway — the world’s steepest railway! During this time, you’ll discover the remarkable history behind this historical infrastructure, including the construction timeline, the masterminds behind its development, and its ongoing modernization. Now deemed a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Pilatus Railway is a fascinating heritage site bound to illuminate your appreciation for Swiss engineering.

The fourth chapter of your Alpine adventure will commence with a picturesque cruise journey along stunning Lake Lucerne, where you can reflect upon all the wonderful memories you have made so far. While gracefully gliding across the indigo-blue waters, you’ll experience panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, including iconic Swiss mountains like Mount Bürgenstock and the serene vineyards of Lucerne. As the cruise voyages through Lake Lucerne’s unique bends, you’ll eventually arrive at the deepest point within the Gersauer Becken, which reaches an astounding 214 meters (702 feet) in depth.

Arriving at the idyllic town of Vitznau, your tour guide will escort you on a train ride to Mount Rigi. During your ascension, you’ll learn about the heritage that surrounds this verdant region, enabling you to foster a deeper appreciation for local Swiss culture. Our guided tour will grant you the opportunity to encounter the Rigi Railways, which happens to be the first-ever mountain rail track in Europe. There will also be an exclusive opportunity to witness the remarkable Rigi Bahn No.16 steam locomotive built in the early 1920s. Your Alpine adventure will conclude with a thrilling summit experience where you can digest breathtaking views at 1,752 meters (5,748 feet) above sea level.

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Booking & Cancellation Policy

RATES AND PRICES

All rates and prices quoted are subject to availability. Prices will not change even if the full payment is not received and voucher(s) are not issued. Prices that are quoted include all local taxes unless we advise otherwise.

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit amount will be processed
  • 30 days before the departure, 50% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 7 days before the departure, the remaining amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation & Refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

 Packaged Multi-Day Trips

  • At the time of booking, a deposit of 10% will be processed
  • 180 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 120 days before the departure, 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • 60 days before the departure the remaining 30% of the total amount is to be settled
  • Cancellation and refunds are based on the Cancellation Policy below
  • If you wish to settle the total price differently, please get in touch with us at booking@tourismusgroup.com

YOUR VOUCHER AND DEPARTURE POINT

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

Please present your voucher 10 minutes before departure to the driver or guide at the departure point of your tour. The location of the departure point can be found in the tour description and is stated on your booking confirmation. We can not be held responsible for clients being late for their tours.

Packaged Multi-Day Trips

Your Trip Manager will always have your details; please present your Passport when identifying yourself at the hotel. The location of the departure point can be found in the tour description and is stated on your booking confirmation. We can not be held responsible for clients being late for their tours.

Transportation Services

Please present your voucher 10 minutes before departure to the driver at the departure point. The location of the departure point has to be advised at the time of booking. We can not be held responsible for clients late for their transfer.

Availability

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Confirmation

Private Day Trip, Small Group Day Trip, or Packed Multi-Day Trip is confirmed and reserved once both parties agree in writing or over the telephone and is subject to the booking and cancellation policy. When full payment is received the final confirmation document will be sent.

Important

We request that you carefully check your voucher’s dates and contact information and contact us immediately if these are incorrect.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Private Day Trips or Small Group Day Trips

  • Cancellation, more than 2 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 1 day before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 1 day before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Packaged Multi-Day Trips

  • Cancellation, up to 30 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 14 days before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 7 days before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

 

Transportation Services

  • Cancellation, more than 2 days in advance, is fully refundable
  • Cancellation up to 1 day before departure date: 50% of the total amount plus administration fees that might be imposed (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)
  • Cancellation up to and less than 1 day before the departure date and time or no-show: 100% of the total amount (Except if unforeseen circumstances arise)

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