Pilatus – The Mystic Mountain (winter)

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Description:
Join this full day tour to the charming town of Lucerne and Mount Pilatus, one of Switzerland's most majestic mountains. Enjoy a typical Swiss lunch and explore the summit of the so-called Dragon Mountain on a short hike during your leisure time.

Departure point: 
Zürich Sihlquai Coach Parking behind Zürich main train station (HB).
Detailed description: www.switzerland-tours.ch/travelinfos

Check-In: 
Please check-in at our ticket office marked with "Best of Switzerland Tours" at the latest 15 minutes prior to departure.

 

 

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From Zürich the coach takes you on a scenic journey through beautiful countryside and along the Lake of the Four Cantons to the charming town of Lucerne. On a short introductory city tour, you visit the impressive Lion Monument and see the most eminent landmarks like the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and the Concert & Congress Hall. Enjoy the following leisure time to stroll through Lucerne's beautiful Old Town. Continuation to Kriens from where you take the panoramic gondolas to Fräkmüntegg. Continue the ascent by the spectacular aerial cableway "Dragon Ride" and enjoy the jaw dropping views out of the panoramic windows, especially designed to give the feeling of flying. At the peak of Mount Pilatus (2132m) a mystical, white winter paradise awaits you. According to the legend, kind dragons and numerous ghosts used to inhabit this mountain. Warm up in the cozy Swiss Mountain Restaurant and enjoy a typical lunch. If snow conditions allow it, venture down the Dragon's Path or go for short hike to the summit. Later you can relax inside the Panorama Gallery admiring magnificent views over the surrounding mountains of the Swiss Alps and the blue lakes in the valleys below. Descend again by aerial cable car and take the public bus back to Lucerne. In the evening, meet again with your guide for the coach journey back to Zurich.  


Our professional, multi-lingual guide accompanies the tour from Zürich to Kriens and from Lucerne to Zürich. The way up and down Mt. Pilatus and the public bus ride back to Lucerne are unguided. For this part, you receive detailed, written information. 

Seasonal programme changes:
24.10 - 11.11.2016: Ascent and descent by cogwheel train (fully guided) 
12.11. - approx. 20.11.2016: Ascent by cable car, descent by cogwheel train (fully guided) 

Route

  1. Luzern
  2. Pilatus