Mount Pilatus golden tour & lake boat cruise with private tour guide from Basel
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Mount Pilatus golden tour & lake boat cruise with private tour guide from Basel
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Mount Pilatus golden tour & lake boat cruise with private tour guide from Basel

1 day
With guide
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Stop At: Mount Pilatus, PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland

Begin your tour by meeting your tourguide at your hotel and make your way to the train station in Basel. An intercity train will take you within one hour to central Lucerne. Close to the train station, you will board a boat to take a one-hour cruise on the lake Lucerne. Enjoy the view to the surrounding mountains and look back towards the city, when the boat is departing. After one hour you will arrive in Alpnachstad, where you will change onto the coghwheel railway. The Pilatus railway operates from Mai until October (depending on weather conditions, especially snow) and is the world's steepest coghwheel railwas. The 35-minues journey takes you from 464m above sea level to the top of mount Pilatus to an altitude of 2128m. Once you arrive at the top, you will walk through the rock, where your tourguide will show you some hidden military objects. Alternatively, climb up the stairs to the panoramic platform and enjoy the scenery around. Your tourguide will take you through the galery of dragons, a myth about mount Pilatus. 

After the sightseeing tour, you will have the change to enjoy your lunch in one of the two restaurants. Your tourguide is happy to join you. You will spend the remaining time according your preference, before you will start your descent. A panoramic gondola will take you down to Fräkmüntegg, where you will change on the 4-seat-gondola. This section will take you above trees and meadows down to the suburb Kriens. A 10-minutes walk will take place to the bus station, from where you will be in the city center in Lucerne within 10 minutes. Within one hour you will travel back to Basel on an intercity train, where the tour will end and your tourguide will lead you back to the hotel. 

Duration: 4 hours

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  • all taxes, fees and handling charges
  • local and professional guide for your party only
  • all transportation fees for boat, coghwheel railway, gondola and bus
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Pilatus
Not included
  • food and drinks
  • personal expenses during the tour
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • a minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • children must be accompagnied by an adult
  • for wheelchair assistance - please contact us before booking
  • Please note: Boat and coghwheel railway will operate Mai to October only. Off season, the tour will be performed by travelling to mount Pilatus both ways by gondola, the tour will be finalized with a 1-hour tour on the lake Lucerne by panoramic boat after the return travel from mount Pilatus.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
5 | 2017-09-14

The trip from Basel to Lucerne and then to Mount Pilatus was very enjoyable. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable about the places we went to visit. The views from Mount Pilatus are spectacular. The two gondola rides down were peaceful with more lovely scenery. All in all it was a fun filled day.

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