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Pilatus Railways (Pilatus Bahnen) Tours and Activities

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With its network of cable cars and cogwheel railways traversing the snow-clad slopes of the mighty Mount Pilatus, Pilatus Railways (Pilatus Bahnen) provides the link between the lakeside resort of Lucerne and the 7,000-foot (2,133-meter) summit.

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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

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Spend an afternoon in the Swiss Alps during this seasonal trip to Mt Pilatus from Lucerne. Your 5.5-hour round-trip journey includes a 30-minute panoramic gondola ride from Kriens to Fräkmüntegg terminus plus an ascent by aerial cableway to the peak of Mt Pilatus. After free time at the summit, take the world's steepest cogwheel train down to Alpnachstad, where you’ll board a boat for a 1-hour scenic cruise on the tranquil waters of Lake Lucerne. Enjoy commentary from your guide and coach transport from Lucerne.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.97
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Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and Lake Lucerne Cruise from Lucerne

Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and Lake Lucerne Cruise from Lucerne

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Visit Lake Lucerne and Mt. Pilatus on a half-day tour by boat, cogwheel railway, and gondola. After a cruise around the lake, ride up the steepest—and most scenic—cogwheel railway lines in Europe. Stop at the peak of Mt. Pilatus where alpine vistas await. Your tour finishes outside Lucerne, but it’s a short and easy journey back to the city via public bus.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.50
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Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour from Kriens or Alpnachstad

Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour from Kriens or Alpnachstad

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Ascend Mt. Pilatus in an alpine gondola during this trip from Lucerne. Board at the valley station in Kriens, marvel at the panoramic views over the pre-alpine landscape to Fräkmüntegg. Transfer to the 'Dragon Ride' aerial cableway for another short ride, ending up at 7,000 feet (2,132 meters) above sea level for epic views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps. Descend via the world's steepest cogwheel railway, passing lush meadows, mountain streams and sheer rock faces on the way to your destination at Alpnachstad.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.19
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Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne

Mt Pilatus Self-Guided Tour and train from Lucerne

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Visit Mount Pilatus and take a train ride on the world's steepest cogwheel railway on this self-guided tour from Lucerne. Ride on the new aerial cableway, the Dragon Ride, included, as well as a panoramic gondola ride. All transportation included; you are free to explore on your own once there.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.59
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Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Mount Pilatus Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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Immerse yourself in the mountainous majesty of Mount Pilatus on a full-day excursion from Zurich. Ascend to vertiginous vantage points on a gondola, aerial cable car and enjoy sweeping vistas of the dramatic Alps mountain range. Embark on a moderate hike down the verdant Dragon’s Path and the world’s steepest cogwheel railway before taking a short cruise on Lake Lucerne. Relish the convenience of round-trip transportation from Zurich on this enriching full-day tour.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.57
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Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise

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Whether you’re short on time or simply wish to view the snowy Swiss Alps from the water, this 60-minute yacht cruise on Lake Lucerne is your ticket. Relax on the main or upper deck of the spacious 161-foot (49-meter) vessel while you listen to commentary about the majestic sights via your audio headset. With an expert captain at the helm, you’ll motor past forested hillsides and verdant meadows nestled against looming mountain peaks. Purchase drinks and snacks from the onboard bar, and select from multiple departure times.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.84
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Mount Titlis Eternal Snow Half-Day Trip from Lucerne

Mount Titlis Eternal Snow Half-Day Trip from Lucerne

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Ride an aerial cableway from the Alpine village of Engelberg to the summit of Mt Titlis on this afternoon tour from Lucerne. Then squeeze in as many snow-themed attractions as you can during approximately two hours of free time at the top. Your guided day trip includes snow tubing at Titlis Glacier Park plus admission to the Glacier Cave, Ice Flyer chairlift, Titlis Rotair gondola and Cliff Walk — Europe’s highest suspension bridge. What are you waiting for?
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Paragliding Tandemflight Lucerne - Engelberg

Paragliding Tandemflight Lucerne - Engelberg

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Take in panoramic views over the Swiss Alps from the air on this up to 2-hour tandem paragliding adventure in Engelberg. Following a safety briefing, pull on your paragliding harness and take to the skies with a tandem instructor. During your up to 60-minute flight, take in spectacular views of shimmering Lake Lucerne and Engelberg’s peaks and valleys. Enjoy thrilling spins and turns through the air or glide through the skies in comfort — how you enjoy your flight in up to you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$221.05
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2-Day Alps Tour from Zurich: Mt Pilatus and Mt Titlis

2-Day Alps Tour from Zurich: Mt Pilatus and Mt Titlis

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Feast your senses on the mountainous majesty of the Swiss Alps during a 2-day tour of Mt Pilatus and Mt Titlis from Zurich. Begin your Alpine adventure with a sightseeing tour of pretty city, Lucerne, and then ascend to the lofty summit of Mt Pilatus in an aerial cable car. Spend the night in a hotel at the 7,000-foot (2,132-meter) peak and feast upon a delectable 3-course dinner while overlooking the snow-capped spires of the mountain range. Wake refreshed and head to the frozen wonderland of Mt Titlis to explore the Ice Grotto, ride the Ice Flyer and cross Europe’s highest suspension bridge.
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  • 2 days
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Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Day Trip from Zurich
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Mt. Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Day Trip from Zurich

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Delve into the winter wonderland of Mount Pilatus on a full-day tour of the majestic Alpine landscape from Zurich. Relish the convenience of round-trip transportation by luxury coach and receive a fascinating introduction to the history and geology of the region from your erudite guide. Discover the impressive sights of Lucerne on a guided walking tour; ascend to the summit of Mount Pilatus on an aerial cable car gondola; and enjoy a traditional Swiss lunch in a rustic restaurant.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.57
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

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Delve deep into the Swiss countryside and admire the spectacular mountain scenery on this private Mt Pilatus tour from Lucerne. Hop aboard your boat on Lake Lucerne with a private guide and enjoy a relaxing 1-hour cruise on the tranquil waters. Admire panoramic views over the shoreline and peaks on route to Alpnachstad. Then, take the steep cog-wheel railway to the summit of Mt Pilatus at a dizzying 6,981 feet (2,128 meters) above sea level. After free time at the top, descend through Fräkmüntegg and Kriens then return to Lucerne.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$453.15
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Paragliding Tandem in Switzerland

Paragliding Tandem in Switzerland

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Are you ready to fly like a bird? Come and fly with me and live an amazing experience with a customized unbelievable flight! Choose between a relaxing Paragliding Tandem flight or an adrenaline real Mountain Rollercoaster ride on a Speedriding run! Speedriding and speedflying are advanced disciplines of paragliding that use a small, high-performance paraglider wing to quickly descend heights such as mountains. Speedflying and speedriding are very similar sports; speed flying is when the speed wing is foot-launched, while speedriding is a winter sport done on skis.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.94
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Basel

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Basel

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Enjoy the Swiss mountains and lakeside views on a day trip from Basel to Lucerne. With a private guide, you’ll travel by train to the idyllic lake city that’s loved for its alpine scenery. Take an hour-long cruise around Lake Lucerne, then travel up the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the peak of Mt. Pilatus. After some time to explore the summit, you’ll return to Basel, enjoying gondola, bus, and train rides along the way.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$517.25
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

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Discover Alpine views from peak, lake, and sky on this Golden Round-Trip tour of Pilatus. Begin with a cruise across Lake Lucerne, then transfer to Europe’s highest cogwheel railway to reach the mountain’s summit, before returning to earth via panoramic gondola. Benefit from your local guide’s insider tips and avoid hidden costs with admission fees and transfers included in the price.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$303.94
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Mount Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Photo Tour

Mount Pilatus and Lucerne Winter Photo Tour

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The lakeside city of Lucerne and mighty Mt. Pilatus are a photographer’s dream destinations, but knowing where to find the best vantage spots takes local knowledge. On this tour, travel from the peak of Mt. Pilatus to historic Lucerne, and capture beautiful images along the way—with helpful tips from your guide. With all cable-car tickets included, explore with ease and frame the best of the Swiss Alps’ scenery in your photography.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$873.14
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2-Day Winter Tour from Zurich: Mt Pilatus and Mt Titlis

2-Day Winter Tour from Zurich: Mt Pilatus and Mt Titlis

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Spend a night at the summit of Mt Pilatus, and visit Mt Titlis, too. This 2-day excursion from Zurich takes in the two famous mountains along with other highlights of the Swiss Alps. After leaving Zurich, enjoy a tour of Lucerne, and then take a cable car to Mt Pilatus. When the daytime crowds leave, settle in for a 3-course dinner, then hit your pillow for a night surrounded by snowcapped peaks. The following day, visit nearby Mt Titlis to walk through the Ice Grotto’s glacier, ride the IceFlyer attraction and amble across the highest suspension bridge in Europe. Don’t look down!
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  • 2 days
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Travel with Swissness

Travel with Swissness

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Dear travellers, since 1992, when I began my studies as an expert in tourism at the International School of Tourism in Zürich, my life has been completed thanks to representing this wonderful country to people from all over the world. Today we work for the most important companies from this country as a guide and driver. we know every corner of this beautiful paradise made by hand. We know their traditions and customs, their best routes and the best places that few tourists have had the opportunity to enjoy. We have had the great opportunity to guide very important people of different cultures and we have excellent references. Our passion for this job will offer you an unforgettable experience for a lifetime. We will make you feel at home. Welcome to Switzerland, the whole year around! The slowness gives us the time to enjoy what we do.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,271.02
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Mount Pilatus Photography Day Tour

Mount Pilatus Photography Day Tour

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Frame Switzerland’s rugged mountain scenery through the lens of your camera on this 7-hour Mt Pilatus photography tour. Travel around the peaks and valleys of Mt Pilatus by boat, cable car, cog-wheel railway and gondola with a guide and enjoy panoramic views over the breathtaking scenery. Cruise on Lake Lucerne as your guide explains the best techniques to capture the views on camera, then climb to soaring peaks for aerial views over the surrounding landscape. Along the way, pick up handy tips to improve your photography skills.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$607.88
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Basel

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Basel

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Experience Pilatus’s famous Golden Round Trip on this full-day tour from Basel. Start off on a cruise across Lake Lucerne, then embark for a ride on Europe’s highest cogwheel railway. At the top, soak up sweeping panoramas of the Alpine landscape before descending via cable car. Benefit from the insider knowledge of your local guide throughout and avoid hidden costs with all transportation—including your train return to Basel—covered.
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  • 9 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$398.99
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$398.99
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5 day Private Tour of Central Switzerland including Luzern, Grindelwald & Zurich

5 day Private Tour of Central Switzerland including Luzern, Grindelwald & Zurich

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This tour shows you simply a real mix of the best places to see in Central Switzerland. There is the perfect combination of cities, towns and villages such as Grindelwald, Luzern, Bern and Zurich and then a myriad of breath-taking natural places such as mountains, lakes, gorges, waterfalls to visit. Plus some typical Swiss food and drink experiences
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$7,460.34
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Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Zürich

Mount Pilatus Golden Round Trip with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Zürich

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Mount Pilatus is a mountain massiv with several peaks, overlooking Lucerne. The top can be reached with the Pilatus Railway, the world's steepest cogwheel railway, from Alpnachstad, operating from May to November (depending on snow conditions) and the whole year with the aerial panorama gondolas and aerial cableways from Kriens. The classical "Golden Round Trip" involves taking the lake boat from Luzern across to Alpnachstad, going up by the coghwheel railway and returning down on the aerial cableways and panorama gondolas to Kriens, from where the bus takes you back to Luzern. Your tour guide leads you on this round trip through varied landscape and wonderful views and shows you few places away from the tourist flow
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$477.46
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$477.46
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From Luzern - Mt. Pilatus Heritage with a cruise on Lake of Lucerne Private Tour

From Luzern - Mt. Pilatus Heritage with a cruise on Lake of Lucerne Private Tour

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Towering over the city of Lucerne like a monument to the Swiss wilderness, Mt. 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, Mt. Pilatus, reaches a heady 2,132 meters above sea level and is beloved by visitors for its sensational views over the region. We'll take you to the heart of the sights, with opportunities to explore the Lake of Lucerne, Pilatus summit, and ride the famous dragon aerial cable cars.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$348.61
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Escorted Swiss tour - 4 days private driver & guide

Escorted Swiss tour - 4 days private driver & guide

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This escorted private minivan tour is guided by Sibylle, your personal, local, multingual guide. The schedule and itinerary can be adapted according to your personal desires. You'll discover the must sees and hidden treasures combined with Swiss traditions, local food and information of the daily Swiss life.
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  • 4 days
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$3,299.77
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8-Day Highlights of Switzerland Self-Guided Tour from Geneva

8-Day Highlights of Switzerland Self-Guided Tour from Geneva

Maximize your time in Switzerland by booking an 8-day excursion that includes accommodations and activities for one set price. While booking individual tickets, rooms, and activities can be a hassle, this tour saves you precious travel time by taking care of all of the logistics in advance. Plus, prebooked activities and accommodations ensure you can enjoy your journey without worrying about things selling out.
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  • 8 days
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$1,650.12
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Pilatus Railways (Pilatus Bahnen) costs USD 29.84. Guided Pilatus Railways (Pilatus Bahnen) tours start around USD 29.84 per person.
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