Independent Mount Rigi Tour from Lucerne Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

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Independent Mount Rigi Tour from Lucerne Including Lake Lucerne Cruise
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This independent Mount Rigi tour from Lucerne combines a round-trip boat cruise, cogwheel railway ride and aerial cable car ride for an epic Swiss Alps adventure. Cruise along stunning Lake Lucerne and train up Rigi Kulm, the ‘Queen of the Mountains,’ for majestic views of the Bernese Alps, Vosges Montains and Black Forest. Take an aerial cable car to the postcard-worthy lakeside town of Weggis, and end with a return boat cruise to Lucerne. With convenient pre-booked tickets and detailed timetables, you’ll experience the breathtaking Alps at your own pace.
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In Brief

Location:
Luzern, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
4 to 8 hours
Operates:
Seasonal
Daily
Highlights:
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Overview
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

Beautiful views on the lake and surrounding mountains.

Inclusions

  • Detailed timetables
  • Round-trip Lake Lucerne cruise
  • Round-trip cogwheel train
  • Aerial cable car ride

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional activities at own expense
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Pier 1, Landungsbrücke 1, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Good walking shoes recommended
  • Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board
  • Please note: children tickets (age 6-16) must be purchased on the day and will be available at a reduced rate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Due to revision work on the cable car from March, 9 until April, 9 2020 Rigi is only accessible via cogwheel train from Vitznau.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.58 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This was such a great day. Started off with a cruise on Lake Lucerne. The weather was perfect. So many beautiful sites along the way to the base of Mt. Rigi. Rode the cogwheel car to the top of the mountain. It was absolutely breathtaking up there. We brought a picnic lunch and stopped in the little store they had up top and got a bottle of wine to enjoy with our picnic. Lots of grassy areas and benches to relax up there. Took lots of photos of the beautiful sites. Saw people paragliding from the top. Rode the cogwheel back down a few stops to where the tram was. Tram ride was great with the exception of them cramming too many people in at once. Luckily I was able to be on the outside in order to take pictures. Once you get to the bottom you have to walk a ways to get the boat back. We enjoyed all the different looking houses and we saw some goats in a field that had bells on. Was a magnificent day with my hubby. Would highly recommend it.
• Submitted 17 Oct 2017
Beautiful views from the top! Very easy to navigate independently and I appreciated the freedom to leave when I pleased!
• Submitted 10 Oct 2017
A little confusing at first since the ticket booth at the boat gate had no idea what we were talking about. We thought we needed vouchers for each leg of the trip. Go directly onto the boat and just board the other different transports. They recognize the one vouchers that you print on the website. It appears you can customize it any way you want. Full and half day tours were the same price. When we arrived early for our afternoon half day, the boat conductor let us board without questions....same for all the other rides. Even if it appears a little overcast the clouds go in and out and you always get a spectacular view. Wonderful boat ride and the train ride up was a great experience. The excursion was more than we ever expected!
• Submitted 07 Sep 2017
When I received the booking confirmation for the full day tour option I was dismayed at not receiving the travel timetables for the different modes of transport remember this is not a 'guided tour', more of a round-trip travel booking. The point of wanting the timetable is so as to understand when the cogwheel train departs and the different stops it makes on its way up the mountain, and what times the cable car departs. The promised timetable was not, unfortunately, provided. Nor was it clear which ferry stop we had to get off at for the cogwheel train. HOWEVER, Swiss efficiency means that a print-out of our voucher was accepted on the ferry, train and cable car despite being managed by different operators. The day of the tour was unbelievably sunny and the sky was clear. The ferry ride about 30 minutes was great. I can't remember the correct stop for the cogwheel train, but just ask one of the ferry staff and they'll let you know. The train ride was simply breathtaking. We went right up to the top. Great respect for the hikers who were legging it up the mountain - many of them a ripe old age and their fitness made me feel suddenly self-conscious about all my extra middle-age weight!!! After an hour or two at the top we took the train back down a few stops to where the cable car is. You'll recognise it because its quite built up not like the other stops filled with quaint and often traditional styled cottages. If you're ever unsure, just ask the staff/conductor and they'll set you straight on which stop to get off at. Remember - take care which train you take down from the very top as there are 2 seperate routes down the mountain leading to 2 very different end destinations. We took the slow easy stroll down to the station just before the one at the top and from there you can better see where the train lines seperate. The cable car ride down was terrific but, and I cannot stress this enough, the cogwheel train up was absolutely breathtaking. Do your darndest to get a seat by the window if you're looking up towards the top of the mountain then choose the left side of the carriage. The picture opportunity is unsurpassed and again - the trip up is absolutely amazing. Not having a guide was no trouble at all as the different operators are all professional and well informed so can direct if you are unsure of anything. Highly recommend this.
• Submitted 29 Aug 2017
Perfect way to see the best of Lake Lucerne and Mount Rigi. Had a fantastic day. Go at your own pace. Would do it again.
• Submitted 27 Jun 2017
Beautiful Lake Lucerne cruise on an old paddle boat was so fun and the crew was so nice! We loved seeing Mount Rigi. Great way to spend our day!!!
• Submitted 13 Jun 2017
The departure time for the boat from Luzern to Vitznau had changed ... I was lucky to be early otherwise I had missed the boat!
• Submitted 05 Aug 2016
The trip is fantastic. We took the half day option and it was more than enough. You just have to know the steps and the time table exactly before you start your tour as thee won't be a tour guide but people there are helpful. I do recommend it for all visitors of Switzerland. Amuzing.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2016
This was a lovely half-day excursion. We enjoyed the opportunity to go into the alps and see the wonderful views from Mt. Rigi at our own pace.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016
The trip was very smooth as all of the officers were known to our printed Viator vouchers. The boat trip was excellent and we enjoyed the beautiful very much along the Luzern Lake. There was snowing heavily when we were going up to Rigi. The snowing view thru out the train window was absolutely enjoyable in another way! At the Rigi Kulm, there was still snowing and we could not view the stunning paronama view of the beautiful Luzern lake. But, we were still enjoying the snow flakes while doing the snow-hiking around the mountain peak! There was unfortunate that we could not make the cable car trip down due to the cable car service was under maintenance. Anyhow, we made the return train back and re-boarding the boat back to Lucerne jetty. Absolutely recommended and worthy to join!
• Submitted 03 May 2016
GREAT EXPERIANCE ONLY NEG WAS GONDOLA NOT WORKING
• Submitted 05 May 2016
A very nice trip.Both the boat trip and the cogwheel trip was nice.A beautiful view at the top of Rigi.
• Submitted 22 Sep 2015
excellent trip, 5 hours is more than enough. But more details about the trip is preferred, like the boat departure point and the time of all scheduled time for coming back.
• Submitted 01 Sep 2015
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 27 Aug 2014
it was a fantastic tour, we enjoyed allot. However, we were hoping to meet someone from viator to hand us over our schedules and passes as mentioned. Since no one was there, we had to go to the ticket counter and ask showing our paid voucher. we were then told that our voucher was our ticket and gave us additional information for the tour. So, my suggestion is either you mention this on the voucher or have someone there to give you all details. It was also a bit award to show a printed paper instead of a ticket to all the locations as most officers was not too familiar with it. Anyway, everything went smoothly and we would highly recommend to all who are interested.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2014
Not a huge fan of it being self-guided, only because I wanted some reassurance on where to go and how to read the time timetables. However, the staff that runs the cogwheel train and the people who work in the shop at the top of the mountain are super helpful. Also, I don't want to give this tour only 3 stars because it wouldn't be fair to judge this experience on the fact that I had terrible weather when I went. It would have been great to have the 2 hours to walk around the peak of the mountain if it weren't so cloudy and rainy when I went :
• Submitted 24 Jun 2018
This was great, you basically can choose your own adventure, if you choose the whole day you can come back whenever so it just gives you great flexibility. The one word of caution is if you are traveling in off season some things may not be operating. In early April, the cable car on the way back was closed for almost all of april due to maintenance. We did not find this out from the operator but had to pay attention to the timetables as well as listen for the announcement it was closed. Viator was great about refunding a portion of it and we found our way back without much issue, but it's something to be aware of.
• Submitted 08 May 2018
We enjoyed the Mount Rigi Tour, the views were spectacular and the half day was more than sufficient. The only issue we had was with the cable car to Weggis. We were packed into the car like sardines in order to fit a large tour group that came at the last minute. It was extremely uncomfortable and we were unable to see anything. I don't know if this was unusual or just bad luck.
• Submitted 29 Jun 2017
We took this tour last Thursday and it would have been much more enjoyable if it had been a better day weatherwise. Did not stay at the top of Mt Rigi at all because it was fogged in so don't know what there would have been to see. Did enjoy the cog train ride and cable car ride. Ride across the Lake was cold and foggy but much nicer on our return. Would not hesitate to book with Viator again and would definitely recommend to others if the situation should arise. Viator cannot control the weather.
• Submitted 24 Jul 2016
Was an enjoyable trip once the clouds cleared. If it is cloudy you will not see any of the views. I would recommend printing the tickets as it was difficult to show the ticket checkers on my phone.
• Submitted 21 Jun 2016
Trip was good with easy connections- however nobody recognises the voucher and theefore everytime it is shown there is a debate before they shrug their shoulders and let you travel. At the very least produce the voucher in the home countries language in order that the officials do not have to be bi-lingual
• Submitted 14 Sep 2015
Very accommodating and no time restraints . You can do the whole tour at your own pace. Very beautiful sights. Highly recommend this tour
• Submitted 11 Aug 2015
It was a wonderful experience. Most people knew what I was showing them on my iPhone with the viator confirmation. Only the one man when we were wanting to go down the cable car had no idea what I was showing him. Definitely worth doing
• Submitted 15 Jul 2015
NOTE - this is merely an advanced ticket purchase, which is a bit less expensive than if you had done it yourself. Make sure to check the timetable for the train to Rigi Kulm the top from Rigi Kaltbad where the cable car takes you. Your voucher is your ticket, so no need to stand in line., If not careful, you will miss your train to the top and have to wait another hour for the next one, limiting your time at the top. Mt Rigi is great if you are into hiking and outdoorsy stuff like that. For people who don't hike, there isn't much to see. As is stated in the important information section, be sure to check the time the boat is leaving from Vitznau this is a different location than you are dropped at and you need to check the boat timetable. My boat left 15 minutes earlier than initially scheduled. Also, note the :cruise of Lake Lucerne is merely the boat going from dock to dock on its usual circuit of pick-ups/drop-offs.
• Submitted 02 May 2018

In Brief

Location:
Luzern, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
4 to 8 hours
Operates:
Seasonal
Daily
Highlights:
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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