Lucerne, Pilatus and Lake Lucerne | Day trip from Zurich

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Orientation tour through Lucerne

With panorama gondola and aerial cableway to the summit of Mount Pilatus

Cog railway ride back to the valley

Boat trip on Lake Lucerne


In just one highlight-packed day, you'll experience all the wonders of Switzerland: charming towns and impressive mountains, peaceful lakes and an adventurous ride on the steepest cog railroad in the world!

At 09:30 you will start your journey from Zurich. A modern coach will take you to Lucerne, a typical Swiss city with a particularly charming flair. On the way there, a photo stop will be made at Lake Lucerne, which you will later get to know even better during a boat tour. The tour guide, who will accompany you during the entire day trip, will tell you exciting things about the eventful history and the unique traditions of Switzerland

In Lucerne you will see the most important sights during an orientation tour through the city. Especially the baroque Jesuit Church and the famous Chapel Bridge (the oldest wooden bridge in Europe) will impress you

After you have had some time to explore the characterful old town of Lucerne on your own, you will continue by bus to Kriens. Here you will board the panorama gondola. The name says it all: you will enjoy a spectacular panorama that includes distant mountain peaks, idyllic pastures and green overgrown slopes

The Dragon Ride cable car then takes you even higher, to the summit of Mount Pilatus. At an altitude of over 2,100 meters, a breathtaking view of the Swiss Alps and the lake glistening blue in the distance reveals itself to you

You can visit one of the many restaurants that offer traditional Swiss food, or simply relax and let yourself be strengthened by the unique view.

But the day is far from over! The ride back down to the valley is another highlight of this eventful excursion. You climb the steepest cog railroad in the world! At a gradient of 48 degrees, the ride is fast and straight (but safe) to Alpnachstad

After this adventurous ride, you can relax during the one-hour boat trip on Lake Lucerne and thus let this great tour through the wonders of Switzerland come to an end. Finally, you will return to Zurich by coach in the late afternoon.


Important information Languages: English and Spanish The program is adapted according to the weather and the season:

02.11 - 06.11.: No boat trip, but lunch included

From 09.11.2020: The excursion takes place as a winter tour

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