Mount Pilatus Heritage & Optional Beer Delights From Basel
Towering over the city of Lucerne like a monument to the Swiss wilderness, Mount Pilatus is a must-visit for nature lovers. This stunning massif boasts several stunning peaks, set within a playground of soaring rock faces, lush rolling valleys, and a network of meandering emerald lakes. The tallest peak in the group, Mount Pilatus, reaches a heady 2,132 meters above sea level, and is beloved by visitors for its sensational views over the region. Venez Discover takes you to the heart of the sights, with opportunities to explore the Pilatus summit, ride the famous aerial cable cars, and discover the iconic Brauwerkstatt Kriens Brewery, where traditional Lucerne beer is brewed.
This adventure is perfect for nature lovers and beer aficionados alike, with options to adapt the itinerary to your needs.
- Discover the unique site of Mount Pilatus
- Exclusive discovery of Lucerne’s Regional Beer Distillery (Optional)
- Experience the magnificent Golden Route (Only Available From May to October)
- Journey through stunning scenic views
- Explore exclusively one of the must see mountain in Switzerland
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- Private Multilingual Guide
- 1st Class Railway Ticket
- Mount Pilatus Railway & Aerial Cableway Ticket
- Beer Distillery Visit & Tasting (Optional)
- Golden Route Ticket (Only From May to October)
- Bottled Water
Your guide will greet you at your hotel, before whisking you away on a whistle-stop tour of the city.
Pilatus Bahn & Climb Experience
Board the train to Pilatus, and learn more about this epic peak as you ride through the countryside in First Class comfort. The engine will climb the foothills of Pilatus, taking you to the end of the steepest rack railway in the world. Admire the views over the Alps from 2,073 meters high, as your guide reveals the history, culture, and culinary delights of each area.
Mount Pilatus Discovery
After a relaxed lunch you will have the option to keep soaking up the stunning valley views from the restaurant, or enjoy a leisurely hike to the summit of Mount Pilatus. The top of this famous peak offers a bird’s eye view of historic Lucerne, and panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy the clean mountain air from the viewing platform, as you gaze out over an expanse of crystal clear lakes, lush green meadows, and rolling peaks and valleys.
Learn how Pilatus came to be haunted by legends of dragons, and why many believe the body of Pontius Pilate was laid to rest within its foothills.
Aerial Cableway Scenic Views
Our descent from Mount Pilatus will take us aboard the iconic “dragon ride” aerial cable cart, where we will float back to earth suspended in a giant glass cabin. The windowed walls provide 360 views of the Lucerne region, and many compare the experience to flying. Enjoy an ever changing perspective of the Alpine landscape, as historic Lucerne pulls back into focus as we approach the end of the line. The ride is a highlight of any trip to Mount Pilatus.
Brewery Kriens Visit & Beer Tasting
To top off our Pilatus experience, we will head to the Brauwerkstatt Kriens Brewery, to discover the secrets behind Lucerne’s famous Mons beer. Housed in a huge former pasta factory, this quirky brewery uses local raw materials to create its beer, and traditional methods to produce authentic results. See behind the curtains of the action, and taste a range of beers including the caramelised and fruity Ruby Mons, the dry and malty Gold Mons, and the sweet, citrusy Crystal Mons.
If you decide to exclude this discovery the tour will be reduced by 1h 30m
After a full day of adventure, your guide will return you safely to your hotel.