From Lucerne, discover Mount Pilatus and Mount Rigi with your personal tour guide and take a boat trip on Lake Lucerne.
About this Guided private tour
About this Guided private tour
360 degree view over the Alps
Adventure walk on the flower trail
Walk to a family-owned alpine dairy and artisan cheese factory
by boat on Lake Lucerne for a scenic 40-minute cruise back to Lucerne
Suitable for beginners
Experience Lucerne's two home peaks in just one day with your English-speaking tour guide and local expert who will tell you all about Lucerne, its culture, heritage and people.
Rigi Section - Details Start at Mount Rigi, also known as the "Queen of the Mountains," and enjoy 360-degree views of the surrounding Alps. This is the mountain peak where Alpine tourism began over 200 years ago and was previously considered the center of the world in the Middle Ages. Enjoy an impressive 360-degree view of the Alps that stretches into the distance. On a clear day, you can even see as far as France to the west and the Black Forest in Germany to the north.
Take a gentle 30-minute walk to a 7th generation family-owned alpine dairy and artisan cheese factory and see how much physical labor is involved in making a wheel of cheese. Hike for about an hour along a mountain trail, across alpine meadows and along a high trail with spectacular views over the lakes and far into the distance. If the wind is blowing in the right direction, you may be able to watch paragliders lift off the mountain. At Rigi-Kaltbad, take the cable car to Weggis in time to catch a boat on Lake Lucerne for a scenic 40-minute cruise back to Lucerne. Sit back and relax with a picnic lunch provided by your guide (please warn us of any special dietary needs!).
Pilatus Section - Details Arrive in Lucerne, walk across the street and board the local bus for a 15-minute ride and then a short walk to the mountain. Pilatus Gondola Station. Climb aboard a 4-passenger gondola and enjoy views of the city and surrounding hills. Then transfer to the Dragon Ride aerial cable car, which will take you up to 2,032 meters to the top of Lucerne's other home mountain, Mt. Pilatus.
Once at the top, you will have time to enjoy the magnificent view over the Alps. Follow the Dragon Caves hiking trail (500 m) and learn about the legends of the mountain's dragons and its surprising connection with Pontius Pilate. Take an adventure walk along the Flower Trail to the Tömlishorn (the highest peak at 2128 m), where on a clear day you can see the famous peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the distance. If you're lucky, you may even encounter a few wild ibexes along the way and hear the clanging of cowbells in the air.
Return to the main area to buy refreshments and souvenirs at the Pilatus Kulm Visitor Center. The return trip to Lucerne begins with a descent to Alpnachstad on the world's steepest cogwheel train with a 48% gradient and through numerous tunnels. More wonderful views of the Swiss Alps accompany you on your descent. In Alpnachstad, board the local train for a quick and easy ride back to Lucerne.
St. Anna im Bahnhof, Zentralstrasse 1, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland