Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich | La Vacanza Travel

Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich

Check Availability

  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Zurich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Board a comprehensive full day tour from Zurich and visit Mt. Rigi, Queen of the Swiss Mountains at 6,000 feet (1,800 meters). Your partly guided coach tour also includes a cable car ride, a decent down the first ever cogwheel train in Europe and a trip to the sun terrace above Lake Lucerne with its unique views over the snow-capped Alps!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

Departure place is at the Sihlquai Bus Station. 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: Weggis, Weggis

Your tour guide will drop you off in Weggis, where the self-guided part of your day trip begins. Board the aerial cable car to Rigi Kaltbad where you change to Europe's first ever mountain railway up to the summit Rigi-Kulm (1800m).

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mt. Rigi, Lucerne 6354 Switzerland

Your itinerary on Mount Rigi is flexible – you can spend 1 to 2.5 hours exploring at your own pace, using the itinerary sheets and timetables your guide will give you.
The unsurpassed views from the top of this majestic mountain to the midland with its deep blue lakes and the snowcapped mountain range will overwhelm you! A variety of well-prepared hiking trails invite for a walk and cozy alpine restaurants offer a decent selection of typical, hearty meals all accompanied by the amazing alpine panorama. In winter, you might fancy renting a sled and zooming down the valley.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Vitznau, Vitznau

In the afternoon, descent by cogwheel train to Vitznau and board the public boat for a lovely one-hour cruise on the picturesque Lake of the Four Cantons towards Lucerne.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lucerne, Lucerne

Enjoy the remaining free time exploring the medieval streets of the Old Town before meeting your tour guide for the coach journey back to Zurich.
See the famous Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church, and the Town Hall. Further recommendations are a visit to the Swiss Museum of Transport, the biggest museum in Switzerland or for art lovers the Rosengart Museum with works of the famous artists Picasso and Paul Klee (entry fees may apply).

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

In the evening, meet your guide again for the coach journey back to Zurich.

  • Aerial cable car, cogwheel train
  • Boat ride from Vitznau to Lucerne
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich
  • Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Sledge ride rental (approx. CHF10 to be paid directly)
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • From 6-31 Mar, 20-24 Nov, 27 Nov-1 Dec 2023 and 4-28 Mar 2024, 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
  • The tour is accompanied from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich. For the individual stay in Mt Rigi and Lucerne, tickets and a written itinerary are provided.
  • 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
  • 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
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.


9 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


08 Nov, 2023

It was a very good experience for us. We loved everything in our incursion. It was such a breathtaking place. Although it was a partly guided tour which was indicated from the beginning, the tour guide was very informative and clear on giving instructions to everyone who went up to Mount Rigi and going back down towards Lucerne. All the transportations were really easy to follow as well. We highly recommend on trying this tour out.


06 Nov, 2023

Nice day trip from Zurich for Mt Rigi and Lucerne. It’s mostly self guided (with some good briefing given to you in advance) at Rigi and Lucerne; with decent time to be at your pace for spending time up at Rigi, small hike and in Lucerne. Check the weather in advance, it can get real windy up there. I recommend this tour!


17 Feb, 2023

I have seen lots of views from all over the world ranging from New Zealand, Grand Canyon and Canada just to name a few with mountain landscape views and this one topped them all. It was amazing! Easy train from Zurich to Arth-Goldau only 40mins once an hour. Then from Arth-Goldau it’s another 40mins in a mountain train up to the summit. You can also hike instead of a train in under 3hours I wouldn’t recommend in the snowy months. The train was beautifully scenic it’s 72 per person for a day pass. The day was very clear for us not a cloud in the sky which really was lucky for the views in February. One cafe and one restaurant at the top so not a lot of choice for food but we enjoyed some drinks overlooking the views. It does get cold so you can sit inside as well.


05 Jan, 2023

The guide was great on the bus heading out of town. It was very good to be taken to a beautiful spot & dropped off to enjoy the sights without a guide. We got very good instructions on what to do and where to meet up at the end of the day to be transported back to the city. Probably didn’t need as much time as we were given. The whole trip could have been 5 hours instead of 9. There was a lot of waiting around.


28 Dec, 2022

Peter Mueller our guide was wonderful and kind and funny. He did all he can to take care of all of us. Its a mostly self guided tour but it was exactly what we wanted to get all done in a day, mountain, snow, lake and ferry and shopping in Lucerne all in one day.

User's Picture Gallery


Beautiful mountain views


Bundle up!


Great day trip




Mount rigi


Mount Rigi


Sensational and a must do!


We chose this tour partly based on...


Passeio imperdível


Excelente servicio




Mar de nubes


Similar Packages

Other Populars

Some popular Sightseeing Tours, Activities, Hotels and Holiday Packages.

Switzerland - SightSeeing Tours and Activities View All

Zurich - Holiday Packages View All

Zermatt - Top Tourist Attractions View All