Day Trip Bus Winter | Pilatus and Lucerne City from Zurich

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Sightseeing bus tour: discover the old town of Lucerne with its landmarks

Summit of Mount Pilatus at 2132 meters above sea level

Hovering experience in the panorama gondola lift and the aerial cableway "Dragon Ride

Experience the Swiss winter landscape

Dragon Path and Pilatus Panorama Gallery

Good traditional lunch in the mountain restaurant


Take the bus from Zurich to Lucerne and discover the beautiful old town. Then take the cable car up to Mount Pilatus and experience the Swiss winter landscape up close.

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes, Full day


  • Meeting point:** Zurich Sihlquai

You meet your tour guide at Zurich train station

  • You travel: by coach to Lucerne

Enjoy the landscape of Lake Lucerne on the way and get exciting information about the country and its people.

  • You see: Chapel Bridge

View the medieval wooden bridge, the landmark of the city of Lucerne.

  • You see: Jesuit Church

The first baroque church in Switzerland enchants with its ancient charm.

  • You see: the City Hall

The city's town hall is one of Lucerne's most important cultural assets.

  • You see: the KKL

The Culture and Convention Center Lucerne is one of the most important buildings in the city.

  • You walk: through the old town of Lucerne

You have a window of time to discover the old town and its winding streets on your own.

  • You drive: from Lucerne to Kriens

You take the public bus to the valley station in Kriens.

  • You drive: with the gondola and cable car

The panorama gondola and the aerial cableway "Dragon Ride" take you weightlessly to the summit of Mount Pilatus.

  • You enjoy: a meal in the mountain restaurant

Eat a typical and home-style lunch with a view over the Swiss mountain landscape.

  • You visit: the dragon trail and the panorama gallery

On the traces of the dragon myths you walk along the dragon path and warm up in the panorama gallery at the end.

  • Return journey: Pilatus via Kriens and Lucerne to Zurich

Now you start the return journey to Kriens, from where you drive back to Lucerne and meet your guide for the return journey to Zurich.

Practical information

Swiss Activity Insider Tip: Not far from the Jesuit Church you can find the Nadelwehr, where the water of Lake Lucerne is regulated. A quiet and beautiful place in the middle of the city!

**Please note

  • The tour guide will accompany you from Zurich to Lucerne, on the city tour and on the way back from Lucerne to Zurich
  • For the time without tour guide (Pilatus) you will be provided with travel documents
  • Sturdy shoes are recommended for the dragon trail

Season & Opening Hours

Drive times:

  • Departure: 09:30
  • The tour takes place only in winter (November-April)

Meeting Points

Zurich Central Station (Sihlquai Car Park), Ausstellungsstrasse, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland