2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise | La Vacanza Travel

2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich

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  • 2 days
  • Zurich
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Combine a trip to Mt Rigi with a relaxing experience at the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa on this overnight tour from Zurich. Enjoy the scenic views as you head toward the Alps by coach, and then take a cable car ride followed by a train ride up Mt Rigi to the peak of Rigi-Kulm. Spend free time here before relaxing in the hot mineral pools, which are included with your stay at the Hotel Rigi Kaltbad. On Day 2, take a cruise on stunning Lake Lucerne and see the centuries-old sights of the town of Lucerne. Dinner, breakfast and overnight accommodation are included.


Day 1: Zurich – Weggis – Mt Rigi (D)

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich
Meet your guide at Sihlquai Bus Station (near Zurich HB) and begin your journey to Mt Rigi with a scenic coach drive through the beautiful countryside and along the Lake of the Four Cantons (the official name of Lake Lucerne) to Weggis!

Stop At: Weggis, Weggis
Here, your guide will leave you to board the aerial cable car independently for the ride up to Rigi-Kaltbad (you’ll receive all tickets, instructions and documents needed for the rest of the day).
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Rigi Kaltbad, Rigi Kaltbad
Get off the cable car at Rigi-Kaltbad and switch to Europe‘s first cogwheel railway to complete the trip up to Rigi-Kulm, at an elevation of 6,000 feet (1,800 meters).

Stop At: Mt. Rigi, Lucerne 6354 Switzerland
When you arrive at the top, be wowed by the spectacular views over the Alps and several Swiss mountain lakes. The views are simply incredible, and you'll have approximately three to four hours of free time here to soak it all in. During your free time, go for a hike on one of the well-maintained trails or rent a sled (own expense) for a little wintertime fun. Have lunch (own expense) at the Rigi-Kulm restaurant, or simply relax, enjoying the majestic alpine atmosphere and filling up your camera with one great shot after another.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Mineralbad & Spa Rigi Kaltbad, Zentrum 1 Aqua-Spa-Resorts, Rigi Kaltbad 6356 Switzerland
In the afternoon, take the cogwheel train again back to Rigi-Kaltbad for check-in at your hotel – the three-star Hotel Rigi Kaltbad – and take advantage of your included access to the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa. Designed by well-known Swiss architect Mario Botta, the spa offers mineral-rich indoor and outdoor pools with relaxing temperatures of 95 °F (35 °C) and fabulous mountain vistas. Enjoy access until 7 pm to additional spa features such as whirlpool, herbal sauna, steam bath and crystal spa bath. Round off your day at the hotel’s SunSet restaurant, where a four-course a la carte dinner of seasonal and regional specialties will be served before returning to your tastefully furnished hotel room.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Rigi Kaltbad

Day 2: Mt Rigi – Lucerne – Zurich (B)

Stop At: Mineralbad & Spa Rigi Kaltbad, Zentrum 1 Aqua-Spa-Resorts, Rigi Kaltbad 6356 Switzerland
Begin your day with a rich breakfast buffet and then return to the Mineral Baths & Spa, if you wish, for a late morning dip.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Vitznau, Vitznau
Around noon, take the cogwheel train down to Vitznau, where you’ll board the boat for your one-hour, ultra-scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne to the town of the same name.
Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Lucerne, Lucerne
When you reach Lucerne, you have free time (depending on the time you descend from Mt Rigi) to explore on your own and have lunch (own expense). See the city’s top sights like Chapel Bridge, Old Town, the town hall and the Jesuit Church. Maybe visit the Swiss Museum of Transport (one of the biggest museums in Switzerland) or the Rosengart Museum, home to works by Picasso and Paul Klee (any entrance fees at own expense). Or just stroll around town, admiring the medieval streets and popping into local shops.
Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich
At a pre-arranged time, meet your guide and board the coach for the ride back to Zurich where tour ends.

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

  • Admission to the Mineral Bath & Spa Rigi Kaltbad
  • Overnight stay at the 3*S Rigi Kaltbad hotel with 4-course dinner & breakfast
  • Cable car, cogwheel train, boat ride on Lake Lucerne
  • Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
  • Transportation in comfortable coach with AC as per description
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner

  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities and spa treatments
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Additional meals
  • Beverages
  • It is recommended you take the 3pm or 4pm cogwheel train ride down to the hotel from Rigi-Kulm on Day 1; the last train down is at 5pm
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Admittance to spa area for adults only, open daily from 10:00 to 19:00
  • The tour is accompanied from Zurich to Weggis (day 1) and from Lucerne to Zurich (day 2). For the individual ascent and overnight stay at Mt Rigi (day 1) and the descent and boat ride to Lucerne (day 2), tickets and a written itinerary are provided
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant must be booked! Please inform Best of Switzerland Tours, if you need a child seat
  • The tour is not operating April 13 - 29, 2021 and December 24, 2021 - January 02, 2022 due to maintenance work at Spa or close out dates of the hotel
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Weekend surcharge from Saturday to Sunday: CHF 60.- per person
  • Child discount (based on two full paying adults): 0 - 1 year: free of charge in same room / bed as parents | 2 - 11 years: 50% discount in same room / bed as parents
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 21 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure Time

09:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


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User's Reviews


13 Sep, 2022

We had a wonderful time. The mountain, the people, the food, the wine were all so special. However, we suggest that the tour would be much more enjoyable for people if we were given more detailed instructions in writing as to where to go and what to do in each place. We did not have internet most of each day so no GPS and no instructions did not allow us to see all that we wanted to. For example, when we arrived in Mt Rigi, the instructions we had led us to believe that the hotel was at the summit of Mt Rigi. It is not. Rather than a gondola and train schedule, written instructions would be much more useful. Such as, exit the gondola and walk out onto the plaza, your hotel will be directly in front of you. Drop your luggage there and then head to the train station which is on the opposite side of the plaza to the right as you walk out of the hotel. You can take the train up or down the mountain. If you go up, you will go to the summit where you will find hiking trails, a viewing tower, a restaurant which is cafeteria style with a large deck. Here’s what we recommend….. When you go to dinner at the hotel, the restaurant where your dinner package is included is on level 1 (not the large restaurant on the plaza) and this is also where your breakfast that is included in your package is served. It was also not clear to us if we could go explore the other towns on the train line with our same ticket, like Wiggins for example. The spa and mineral baths were lovely and enjoyable. There is no gym to speak of at the hotel. The second day, same feedback….can you get off the boat and get back on without buying a new ticket? Is ghe restaurant on the boat any good? Our driver from day one told us there were lockers to store our luggage in Lucerne. He may have even told us they were in the train station. However it would be so much more helpful if we had written instructions that said get off the boat, head toward the large archways that lead you to the train station. Enter the station and go to your far left to track 15. Walk about 100 meters past a bakery and the lockers will be be on the right between you and track 15. We also would have appreciated a list of things to see in Lucerne and directions. For example we did not find the lion monument and without GOS we just didn’t get to see it. Can you rent bikes in Lucerne? Is there a tourist office there? If so where? Perhaps the MOST important thing is crystal clear instructions on where to meet the return bus and what to look for (a photo of the bus and the location). The driver from day one said, behind McDonalds. First question, is there only on McDonalds in Lucerne? Second, this Mc Donald’s literally had 3 fronts. There was no clear back. Third, we came in a 10 passenger van and came back on a coach bus and did not know wha we were looking for. How about, the Mc Donald’s is in the building with the Hotel Monomet. It is across the street from the train station. If you walk out the front of the train station where the arches are you will turn left, cross the street (the name of the street would be helpful) and you’ll see the hotel/McDonalds. The large coach bus will be on the street to the left of the building again, name the street. We waited over 39 minutes past departure time for people wandering all over Lucerne looking for this bus. Why not provide a map with all of thes critical items as well as attractions? There was a tiny cartoon map of Lucerne in our packet but nothing was marked on it and it had nothing discernible other than the covered bridge on it. . Just a few hours of preparing a great visitor packet would have made this so much better. You must assume that visitors will not have internet access to look things up.


21 Dec, 2019

Go to Rapperswil SG (by train) and visit the house Hintergasse 29. This is a verry nice house in the historic old town. When you put a small change in the letter box at the house door, you will be lucky and you will find a lot of happines🤗 This Ist typical for a visit in this part of the okd town. The house is verry small - but it is the most beautique one! You will have a lot of fan!


09 Jun, 2019

I'm so glad I booked this excursion way back in February when I first knew I'd be going to Zurich on business in May. I booked it because it was near Zurich, so perfect for a weekend trip, and it had something for me (spa experience), something for my husband (mountain hiking) and something we both love (cruise), and we could explore both Mt. Rigi and Lucerne, and everything was laid out for us -- it was a no-brainer! It sounded too good to be true, and I had not heard of La Vacanza Travel, so I was a little leary. BUT this tour really delivered! My favorite part was staying at the Mt. Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths and Spa. It just so happened to be raining the Saturday we arrived, which was the perfect excuse to just stay inside and enjoy the hotel and spa experience. We spent a few hours floating around in the spa, which offers spectacular mountain views, and a variety of options of heated pools and saunas. (Massages were pretty much booked up ahead of time, so if that's important to you then book ahead.) There is an outdoor heated pool that we really enjoyed, with the crisp mountain air and views, yet the water was heated. Luxurious! After the spa, we got cleaned up and spent a couple of hours in the bar -- again, with floor to ceiling windows, just soaking up the view, which is ever-changing because you are actually high enough to be in the clouds! It was very romantic and cozy. Then we went to dinner, and the service was very friendly. I'm not a foodie, but the food was also very good. And great that it was already included in the package, as well as breakfast the next morning. We had a seat by the floor to ceiling windows for breakfast and it was just glorious. It was sunny the second day, so that's when we enjoyed Mt. Rigi. My husband got up early and hiked it up and down for exercise, and then came back and had breakfast with me, and we took the train up the mountain. We checked out of the hotel at 11am and placed our bags in the storage room. (Reviews are correct, that the luggage room is not secured, but it just seems everyone trusts everyone there, and we were not missing anything afterward.) Mt. Rigi was a lovely experience. We walked around up there for an hour or so, before taking the train back down to the hotel. The train and gondola stations are right at the hotel, so very convenient. We collected our bags and took the gondola down to the where we got the boat to Lucerne. It's about a 10 minute walk to the boat, and not so easy with luggage. (We had more luggage because this was part of a longer vacation and we were between hotels.) My husband got cranky at this point, which was the only time. The boat ride was very serene, and my husband calmed down after awhile. We checked our bags into the Lucerne train station lockers and then explored Lucerne. (Fortunately, my husband knew this service was available from previous experience.) We had a couple of hours to walk around, and then located the bus according the directions we were given. The bus was on time, and the ride was pleasant. I read some reviews that this tour was not "guided" enough -- just with directions laid out ahead of time. For us, it was perfect, as we don't like to be part of a big group tour at all times -- we just like having a package put together for us. However, for first time travelers to Europe, they might need more guidance. Anyway, we LOVED our experience. It almost felt like a honeymoon, even though we are married 17 years, and were not looking for a honeymoon experience. We definitely recommend!


04 May, 2019

This was a great excursion and one of the highlights of our trip. The pick-up point was very easy to find. We were given an envelope with the vouchers needed for the excursion & detailed instructions for our time on Mt. Rigi, the following day's journey to Lake Lucerne cruise & info regarding the pick-up point for the return trip. There were different groups on the bus - we were doing a 2-day excursion & others were doing a 1-day excursion. The ride to Mt. Rigi was narrated by our guide, Peter. Once dropped off at the aerial tram, we were on our own to enjoy & explore the Rigi Karltbad Resort, its amenities, etc. (i.e. the bus continued on its way with people taking different excursions).We went to the top of Mt. Rigi by cogwheel train. It had recently snowed & was very cloudy. We went back to the resort to check-in, then enjoyed the mineral baths & sauna. We had a pre-dinner drink in the bar & then enjoyed a lovely 4 course dinner. We set an alarm to awaken before sunrise to see if the sky was clear - there were no clouds so we went out to enjoy the sunrise over the Alps, then on to breakfast buffet in the dining room. From there we went back to the summit. We left via the 12:15 train to take the cruise on Lake Lucerne. We could have stayed at the resort & taken a later train - we enjoyed the cruise but had quite a bit of time before the 5:50 pickup. We were advised pick-up can be impacted by local traffic & the bus was 30-40 minutes. Everything but our drinks was included.

Jason H

05 Mar, 2018

Beautiful!!! A MUST do if you're visiting Switzerland! So simple to do. Cool varried experience with trains, cog wheels, AMAZING SPA at Mt. Rigi, cruise, and exploring!

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