Nov 1 & 2 in Lucerne: boat and mountain trips?

Nov 1 & 2 in Lucerne: boat and mountain trips?

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khingjim
khingjim
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Oct 15, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Hi we are a group of 5 adults and we are planning to spend two days in Lucerne November 1st to 2nd of November 2017. We are wondering if the Lake Lucerne cruise will still be operating during these two days and if there are any tours that covers both Mount Pilatus and Lake Lucerne on the 2nd of November2017. We look forward to any advice. Thank you

best regards

KJ

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Oct 16, 2017 - 1:52 AM in reply to khingjim

Hello KJ and Welcome to the MySwissAlps Forum,

The number of lake ferries is reduced during winter. You'll find the timetable here www.lakelucerne.ch/fil eadmin/lakelucerne/con tent/Dokumente_Downloa ds_PDF/01_Fahrplan-Preise/01_Fahrplan/Sai sonaler_Fahrplan/2017/ 2017_Fahrplan_Winter_B B.pdf

You can take a ferry from Luzern to Alpnachstad and from there ascend to top of Mt Pilatus via cog-wheel railway. The cable car from Pilatus down to Kriens (suburb of Luzern) is closed at that time. See www.myswissalps.com/pi latus/gettingthere

khingjim
khingjim
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Oct 16, 2017 - 4:42 AM

Thank you for your kind advice. Will take a look at the links and plan accordingly. Thanks again!

khingjim
khingjim
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Oct 18, 2017 - 1:18 AM

Hi can anyone advice me if it is worth getting a tell pass or should i be buying point to point ticket. As I am only in lucerne for 2 days before travelling to Paris I am trying to find the most cost efficient way to move around.

My itinerary so far will be as follows 31st of October:
to visit lowendenkmal, chapel bridge, old town, spreuer bridge.
I am staying around bundesplatz.

And the second day I am planning to see lake lucerne and mount pilatus. As i understand the cable car is under maintenance on the 1st of November, I am planning to take the boat to alphachstad then train or bus back to lucerne town.

Please kindly advice whether it is more worthwhile to get a point to point ticket or a pass for the anove itinerary. Thank you!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Oct 18, 2017 - 1:43 AM in reply to khingjim

Hi khingjim,

You don't say how you are arriving in Lucerne or getting to Paris. If you have other train travel in Switzerland a pass may be beneficial but if your only train/lake travel is the trip to Mt Pilatus then I would think point to point will be cheaper. This www.myswitzerland.com/ en-us/bourbaki-panorama-luzern-luzern.html is close to the Lion Monument and Glacier Gardens which are also worth a look.

Keep your options open for which day you visit Pilatus depending on weather conditions at the time.

Lucas
Lucas
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Oct 18, 2017 - 6:33 AM in reply to khingjim

Yes, I would agree that if the Mt. Pilatus trip is the only trip by train/boat etc. then point to point tickets would be better.

If you are spending more time traveling around Switzerland before Luzern a rail pass may be of use.

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