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This tour combines an easy to moderate 2 1/2 to 3 hour hike from the alpine village of Eigenthal, Talboden to the foot of Mount Pilatus, a gondola ride to the Frankmuentegg station, with cable car to the top of Pilatus, a summit hike on top of Mt. Pilatus, a descent down Mt. Pilatus to Alpnachstad on the world�s steepest cog wheel train and a relaxing lake cruise back to Lucerne. The scenery along this tour is simply breathtaking.

Mount Pilatus Experience with Adrenaline Rush Options

Meet: 08:45 Under the arch in  front of the Lucerne train station • Departure: 09:10 • Return: 17:40


  • Incredible Alpine views
  • 40- minute scenic bus ride through the Lucerne countryside
  • 1.5 hours hike through the Eigenthal valley to Krienseregg 
  • 20 minutes panorama gondolas and dragon ride aerial cableway from Krienseregg to the top of Mt. Pilatus
  • 1 hour roundtrip hike on the Flower Trail on top of the Mount Pilatus.
  • Safe, signposted trails
  • Lunch stop with a choice of picnic (bring your own) or at a rustic mountain restaurant (not included in rate)
  • Option to include a Ropes Park & Rodelbahn (summer luge) experience also available to do. A number of families have enjoyed this added "Adrenaline Rush" doing this together. Your Guide can review the various Mt. Pilatus tour options with you in the morning when you meet to determine your preference. 
  • 40-minute ride on worlds steepest cogwheel train 
  • One hour boat cruise to Lucerne train station


May  to  October
Children under 6 years are free of charge.
Children from 6 to 16 get a reduction of 50%.
All rates are in Swiss Francs CHF.

Rate list:

Adult Standard : CHF 345.00
Adult with Half-Tax Card : CHF 295.00
Adult with Swiss/Tell-Pass/GA : CHF 245.00
Child Standard (age 6 to 16) : CHF 172.50
Child Half-Tax Card : CHF 147.50
Child Swiss/Tell-Pass/GA : CHF 122.50

* Rate List from 2 to 4 persons.
  Single Supplement +CHF 50.
  5 or more contact ECHO Trails

The rates include:

  • All transportation mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking, certified hiking guide

The rates exclude:

 Lunch and all items of personal nature

Cancellation policy

The tour departs rain or shine. Full refund up to 24 hours prior to the tour departure, 50% refund if cancelled by 6.00 p.m. the day before departure, no refund on the day of departure.

Mt. Pilatus the Haute Route of Lucerne is a  great Switzerland Tour.

At 7000 ft / 2200m you definitely feel you are in the alps. Before you get to the top you hike  on signposted trails and see the jagged limestone conglomerate rocks that much of the alps is made of. Along the way you see pastures and hear the sounds of the Swiss cowbells.

Mt. Pilatus Swiss tour the closest to Lucerne.

This is world’s steepest cog wheel train with a 48% ascent grade. Originally built in 1898 it’s one of the first of its kind. The 50 minute ride is one of everyone’s favorites too.

The Mt. Pilatus Flower Trail is the Haute Route of Lucerne.

When you reach the top of Mt. Tomlinson you have a 360 view and can see over 600+  peaks. To the Southwest you see the Eiger, Moench & Jungfrau. If you are lucky you will see live animals such as  mountain goats and chamois roaming the summits. 

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Adult with Half-Tax Card :
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Adult with Swiss/Tell-Pass/GA :
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