Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, 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 cogwheel train, take in stunning views over the Swiss Alps and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Lucerne – it’s a full day of gorgeous scenery and mountain delights.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

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 tour guide will drop you off 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 will take the cogwheel train down the mountain to the lakeside village of Vitznau, where you will board a boat for the approximate 45-minute boat ride to Lucerne.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lucerne Station, Bahnhofplatz, Lucerne 6005 Switzerland

Enjoy the rest of your time at leisure in Lucerne, before meeting up again with your tour guide for the coach journey back to Zurich.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

Drop off at the Sihlquai Coach Terminal

Inclusions
  • Aerial cable car
  • Cogwheel train
  • Boat ride from Vitznau to Lucerne
  • Transportation by coach from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich
  • Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
  • 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
  • From 01 - 22 Apr 2022 and 21 Nov - 2 Dec 2022, the round-trip up and down Mt Rigi will be by cogwheel train due to cable car maintenance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, 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 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Yun_W

24 Jul, 2022

The experience was wonderful. We spent about one hour on Mt Rigi and came down and took the boat one hour earlier than recommended by the itinerary. It was the right decision for us because we had three hours in Lucerne and were able to tour the city and visit all scenery sites on the map.

alejandromP9427IN

24 Jul, 2022

All the excursion since the beginning till end was incredibly amazing, the trip by train and Boat was amazing, and the views on it’s entire trip was amazing

Kevin_S

23 Jul, 2022

Lovely views and a solid day on your own. You’re getting transportation to all the stops and not much else. Elisabeth was the guide who gave tickets and some history of the area. However I’ve learned more about Mt. Riggi during my tour to Jungfraujoch. She met us in Luzern at the designated spot and then walked as fast as she could to the bus without a flag or any way for the crowd to follow easily other than hoping the fellow tour group members in front of you knew where to go. Anyone who has to walk slower would have been lost. The bus was too hot inside on another very warm and humid day.

Lauren_D

16 Jul, 2022

I liked that they took us exactly to where we needed to be for Mt Rigi. They provided us with train passes too. That made it easy. The boat ride was lovely and Lucern was incredible. I just think the tour should have been an hour longer. Either start an hour earlier or end an hour later. I did not feel it was enough time to explore both places. Also, they need to update their maps. They told us to meet at a certain location for pick up, provided us with a map and address and our entire tour group sat and waited. It turns out they were picking us up somewhere else. That should have been communicated better. We had a different driver in the morning and got picked up by someone else later. The guides and drivers were very nice though.

448alanap

10 Jul, 2022

This is advertised as a “partially guided tour” but I would not go so far as to say that. The “guiding” is a bus ride to and from the locations. There is no guiding for like seven of these hours. We had Antje and she was a good guide! But the idea of this being partially guided is just incorrect, so be wary of that before you book. You are on your own for a majority of the time, need to plan out timing for when to go down the mountain, catch the boat, etc. It was all fine enough, just definitely not what we expected when signing up for the tour. Now, for the content, Im sure you can find better places to go than Mount Rigi and honestly, even Lucerne. Just the two hours in Lucerne were plenty for us. It was VERY touristy (this Venice, Italy but without the big palace) and just not mind blowing by any means. Mount Rigi was fine and the views were beautiful, but I would not recommend the restaurant at the top. Food is expensive and not very good. It’s cafeteria style and very slow with only two people working on the Saturday we visited. Overall I think you could probably find better tours of Mount Rigi and Lucerne or better places to visit. Our experience wasn’t bad, just semi-underwhelming.

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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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Luzern 2

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Luzern

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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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