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Jeff (Official Rep) March 06, 2019 15:58

Lucerne’s Mountaintop Excursions with a Swiss Travel Pass DISCOUNTS!!

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    Jeff (Official Rep) March 06, 2019 15:58
    When traveling with a Swiss Travel Pass, the excursions to Mount Pilatus and Mount Titlis are discounted by about 50% and 45%, respectively, while the Mount Rigi and Stanserhorn excursions are fully covered.

    Mount Pilatus

    The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Pilatus Kulm, you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to Lucerne, you would take a bus from Kriens.

    The Swiss Travel Pass is valid for you to get from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to Lucerne.

    On the cog and cable car/gondola segments (Alpnachstad-Pilatus Kulm and Pilatus Kulm- Fräkmüntegg-Kriens), the Swiss Travel Pass would enable you to receive a 50% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens to Mt Pilatus for Swiss Travel Pass Holders’ option of the pass for ‘Mount Pilatus’ here: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus

    The pass for ‘Mount Pilatus’ will cover you on the cog railway from Alpnachstad to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm), the cable car from Pilatus Kulm to Fräkmüntegg and the gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens.

    Mount Titlis

    The excursion from Lucerne to nearby Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the station at Klein Titlis, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.

    The Swiss Travel Pass is valid to cover you on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. On the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis, the Swiss Travel Pass enables you to receive a discount of about 45%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the pass for 'Mount Titlis' here: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165 . This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.

    Stanserhorn (seasonal)

    The Swiss Travel Pass is valid to cover the full excursion between Lucerne and Stanserhorn.

    From Lucerne, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.

    In 2019, the funicular from Stans to Kälti and the Cabrio cable car from Kälti to the Stanserhorn summit only run from April 13th to November 17th.

    If your Swiss Travel Pass is a ‘flexipass’, it would require the use of a ‘travel day’ to make this trip.

    Mount Rigi

    There are 2 different routes between Lucerne and Mount Rigi, both of which are fully covered by a Swiss Travel Pass.

    The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm.

    The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.

    If your Swiss Travel Pass is a ‘flexipass’, it would require the use of a ‘travel day’ to do either of these routes.
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