Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, ZH, Zurich
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Zurich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

On this full-day alpine excursion, escape Zurich and spend a glorious day in the Lake Lucerne area, exploring Mount Rigi, known as the ‘Queen of the Mountains,’ and the picturesque lakeside town of Lucerne. This tour is mostly made up of free time and self-guided activities – your guide will be with you from Zurich to Weggis, at the foot of the mountain, and then you’re free to explore the mountain and Lucerne at your leisure. Ride an aerial cable car and a cog-wheel train; take in stunning views over the Swiss Alps; enjoy a boat ride on Lake Lucerne – it’s a full day of gorgeous scenery and mountain delights.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure place is at the Sihlquai Coach Terminal, Limmatstrasse 4, Zürich

Pass By: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

Your full-day tour from Zurich to Mount Rigi and Lake Lucerne starts with a panoramic drive over Albis Pass and then takes you to Weggis, a charming summer resort town on the shore of Lake Lucerne.

Stop At: Mt. Rigi, Lucerne 6354 Switzerland

Your guide will turn you loose in Weggis, where the self-guided part of your day trip begins. Take the aerial cable car for an approximate 15-minute ride up the mountain, offering you stunning views over Lake Lucerne.

Your itinerary on Mount Rigi is flexible – you can spend one to 2.5 hours exploring at your own pace, using the itinerary sheets and timetables your guide will give you. There are beautiful walking and hiking trails, spectacular panoramic views over the Swiss Alps, restaurants where you can relax and have a bite to eat, and more.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: 6354 Vitznau, Switzerland

You’ll then take a cog-wheel train down the mountain to the lakeside village of Vitznau, where you’ll board a paddle-steamer for the approximate 45-minute boat ride to Lucerne.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lucerne Station, Bahnhofplatz, Lucerne 6005 Switzerland

You’ll then take a cog-wheel train down the mountain to the lakeside village of Vitznau, where you’ll board a paddle-steamer for the approximate 45-minute boat ride to Lucerne.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Zürich, Bus Station, Ausstellungsstrasse 5, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Drop off at the Sihlquai Coach Terminal

Inclusions
  • Aerial cable car
  • Cog-wheel train
  • Boat ride from Vitznau to Lucerne
  • Transportation by coach from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich
  • Live-guided from Zürich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zürich (no guide on mountain and boat)
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Rigi
  • Entry/Admission - Vitznau

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Meals and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • The Swiss Alps, including Mount Rigi, can fall victim to bad weather, even in the summer. At times, closure of mountain transportation at short notice is required. Should this happen before your tour departs, you can claim a full refund, redeem your voucher for the same tour on an alternative day, or choose another tour of similar price and duration. Should this happen after your tour departs, you will either be re-routed to an alternative mountain or offered a Lucerne city tour and appropriate compensation
  • Between 25 March and 26 April 2019 the aerial cable car is under maintenance. In this case you will travel up and down Mt. Rigi by cogwheel train.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Departure Point

Zurich Central Station (Sihlquai Car Park), 8 1, 8005 Freienbach, Switzerland


Departure Time

9:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

9 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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esvin.jose.estrada

it was excellent, everything on time, great time, tourist guide were so informative and also they speak fluently spanish and english.

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rweisman

Train ride up Mt Rigi and walking at top excellent. Did not need as much time as provided so we came down hour early. Boat to Lucerne and walking in city was enjoyable.

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Sunhee J

This is an excellent one day excursion. Plenty of time to enjoy the view of the surroundings below and the Swiss Alps from Rigi. Plan a picnic if possible and take a blanket or something to sit on. It will be the best picnic ever. Only 2 hours in Lucerne but that is plenty to see the highlights of the city.

Image - 29 Jul 2018 -

foriccas

We had a beautiful day even though it was hot and close to 90 degree's. The bus was very comfortable and our tour guide was knowledgable and very sweet. If you plan on having lunch atop Rigi, it was a bit pricey so if you want to save money pack a lunch and bring a towel to sit and enjoy the views. On the way up on tram, met a local with 2 dogs who rudely screamed at a woman in our group who petted one of her dogs. Apparently, you don't touch or pet dogs in Switzerland so beware. Otherwise, was a lovely day and meeting points were easy to find.

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Russell D

This is a completely self-guided tour besides transportation. You are dropped off at the cable car station of Mt Rigi. There is a suggested itinerary to help you plan your day. We took the cable car then train to get to the top. You can easily spend several hours walking around up at the top. There are a few shops and restaurants at the top. We took a train to bottom and caught the boat to Lucerne. The boat ride was enjoyable. However, the top part of the boat is for first class tickets only. It down poured while we were in Lucerne but cleared up. Very nice town but I would recommend looking into some things to do before going.

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view from the top

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Beautiful photo op on My Rigi!!

Relaxing..... Zen... the cows rocked too!!!

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Vitznau

waiting for boat to arrive to Lucerne

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Climbing mt rigi

checking out the gorgeous landscapes

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Top of Mt. Rigi

Top of Mt. Rigi

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Mt. Rigi

On the way to Rigi Kulm

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Mt. Rigi

It was a rainy ride up to the top of Mt. Rigi.

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Boat to Lucerne

Better views from the chilly boat ride than at the top of a mountain.

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Boat to Lucerne

As you can see, better weather for the boat ride

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Mt Rigi

Our lack of view at the top..made for a boring time and disappointment.

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Lucerne

Water tower bridge, Lucerne

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The Train Ride

So fun to go up the steep side of the mountain.

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Going up to Rigi on the Tram

The Tram ride is one of the most exciting parts of the tour.

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Taken from the bus

As you travel through the countryside the views are stunning in every direction. This is lake Lucerne

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View from the boat on the way to Luzern

The atmosphere was incredible! Lie nothing I have experienced in my life.

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