Highlights of Central Switzerland Tour

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Combine two of the most beautiful mountain excursions with an unforgettable overnight stay atop Mount Pilatus.

Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus with Lake Lucerne in Background

From Zurich you will take a scenic coach journey through the beautiful countryside and along the Lake of the four Cantons to Lucerne. On a short city tour you will visit the Lion Monument and see the main sights of this charming city. You will have some time at leisure to explore the old town before continuing to Kriens.

From there you will take the panoramic gondolas and aerial cableway to the summit of Mt. Pilatus (7000 feet). Lunch will be on Top of Mt. Pilatus at Bellevue with a menu of your choice: Typical Swiss cheese pasta called “Alplermagronen” or Swiss Sausage and Rösti (potato dish) or Asian vegetarian dish with rice and vegetables.

At the peak a mystical, white winter paradise will await you with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lakes!

You will check-in at the hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. If the weather conditions allow it, you can hike around the peak on a great trail.

In the evening, you will savor your welcome with a drink and a 3-course seasonal dinner in one of the restaurants.

You’ll be ready for a fairytale-like night’s sleep beneath a clear, starry sky.

There is only one thing that is more beautiful than a night on Pilatus, and that is waking up next morning to a fabulous sunrise and unsurpassed views.

View from Mount Titlis

View from Mount Titlis

After enjoying the breakfast buffet you will descend by aerial cable car to Kriens and take the public bus to Lucerne. At the Lucerne Tourist Information office, you will meet your tour guide for the excursion to the eternal snow and ice of Mt. Titlis! Riding the bus, you’ll arrive in Engelberg where the breath-taking journey to Mt. Titlis will begin.

The spectacular views of the glacier’s deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders from the revolving cable car ROTAIR are breath-taking. At the top of Mt. Titlis, a high alpine panorama will await you and you will enjoy magnificent views of the Alps from the restaurants or the sun terrace. You can visit the Ice Grotto or take a ride with the IceFlyer that will bring you close to the crevasses. Enjoy the FunLift in the snow and Europe’s highest suspension bridge (weather permitting)! After this winter experience, you will return to Lucerne and continue to Zurich.