Mt Pilatus & Mt Rigi Day Trip

Mt. Pilatus & Mt. Rigi – “2 Peaks in 1 Day” Walking Tour

Mt Pilatus or Mt Rigi? Which mountain peak to choose?

If you have one day in Lucerne and are wondering which mountain to go up – why not choose them both?


  • Experience Lucerne’s two home mountain peaks in just one day
  • Ride a cogwheel rail system to the top of Mt Rigi
  • Start at Mt Rigi and savor its 360-degree views of the surrounding Alps
  • Visit a 7th generation Swiss-Dairy and artisan cheese-maker
  • Take a panoramic summit walk with views over 3 lakes
  • Ride the cable car down with heart-stopping views over Lake Lucerne
  • Relax on a 1-hour scenic boat cruise
  • Ascend Mt. Pilatus in a combination panorama gondola and “Dragon Ride” cableway up to its 7000 ft. Summit
  • Enjoy the world’s steepest cogwheel train ride to Lake Lucerne
  • Easy bus & train transportation back to Lucerne
  • This is a quiet, private, tour where you can learn about the Lucerne area and Switzerland, while enjoying spectacular Alpine views

Click Here to view a Zoom conference on the Rigi Railway system

The Hike


mid-May to October

  • Meet: 07:00 am – Under the arches in front of the Lucerne train station
  • We depart promptly at 07:18 am
  • We return: 17:29 (5:29 pm)

Adult Standard: US $595 per person, based on 2 or more
Adult Standard: US $820 for one person

Adult with Half-Tax Card Swiss: Standard Rate less US $105 per person
Adult with Swiss/Tell-Pass/GA: Standard Rate less US $210 per person

Child (Standard ages 6 to 15): US $287 per child
Child with Half-Tax Card Swiss: Standard Child Rate less US $52 per child
Child with Swiss/Tell-Pass/GA: Standard Child Rate less US $105 per child

Children 0-5 years are free

5 or more contact ECHO Trails


  • All activities and transportation described in the itinerary
  • Light picnic lunch, drinks, & snacks (please advise us at time of booking of any special dietary restrictions)
  • Private tour with expert local English-speaking guide who is happy to give you as much information as you want and to answer any questions about Switzerland – the country, its heritage and its culture.

Not Included
Alcoholic drinks (can be purchased)
Items of personal nature.

What to wear and bring
Water bottle
Sunscreen & sunhat
Comfortable footwear with a sturdy sole – good quality trainers with a sturdy sole are also fine for this tour.
Warm layered clothing and wind/waterproof jacket as it can be cold at the top of the mountain.

Booking a Tour

Click on the red “Book Now” button

1. On the right hand side, select the Date you wish to take the tour in the Date Box
2. Input the number of participants: adults & children
3. Go To the Tour Box and click on BOOK button – the payment form will open
4. Under Options: See if you qualify for Swiss Pass or Half-Card tax – Select one or Select “No Card or Pass”
5. Review the final price – make sure it is correct
6. Read our Cancellation Policy – check the Terms & Conditions Box
7. Pay with either a PayPal account or debit/credit card

Once the payment has been processed, a written confirmation will be sent to your email address

Booking within 5 days of tour date? 
Phone or text our Lucerne office – +41 79 813 3610 – to check if we can take you, before making a booking

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.

When in Switzerland, just dial 079-813-36-10 to reach our office

Calling outside of Switzerland: +41-79-813-36-10.
Calling within Switzerland: 079-813-36-10
or e-mail:

Click here for Terms & Conditions

Map for Mt. Pilatus & Mt. Rigi