Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich
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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.
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In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Seasonal
April to October
Daily
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
Overview
Important InfoInfo
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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

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Point

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

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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
  • 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

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 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

it was excellent, everything on time, great time, tourist guide were so informative and also they speak fluently spanish and english.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
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.
• Submitted 15 Apr 2019
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.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2018
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.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2018
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.
• Submitted 12 Jul 2018
Fabulous day! We had perfect weather and the views from Mt.Rigis and lake Lucerne were superb. Great excursion.
• Submitted 25 May 2018
The tour was good.!We got a bit delayed in leaving Zurich, but everything else went as planned. We enjoyed very much Mount Rigi and I definitely recommend this tour. It was also nice to have time to ourselves in Lucerne to go around the town and do a bit of shopping.
• Submitted 12 Dec 2017
I loved this tour because it allows you to have time on your own to explore Lucerne. The cable car views were stunning and the cruise afterwards on Lake Lucerne was so restful and a perfect interlude to the tour. I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing experience and would recommend it to anyone wanting a day trip from Zurich which is what I did.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2017
well planed, spoke english, incredible sights, good value highly would recommend.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 09 Oct 2017
Everything about this tour exceeded my expectations. The bus ride to start the day took a beautiful scenic route over a mountain and offered breathtaking views of Zürich and the countryside. The guide made sure we knew what to expect after dropping us off and we spent part of the day hiking
• Submitted 07 Oct 2017
Awesome!!
• Submitted 03 Oct 2017
Amazing tour. The tour was supposed to be independent, however, a tour guide joined us for mist of the trip. Wonderful views from the top of the mountain and an interesting 45 min cruise over the lake of Lucerne followed by 2 hours of free time in Lucerne. Everything was perfect.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2017
Unfortunately we did not get the chance to visit Mt Rigi on this day due to bad weather, but the tour organization was kind enough to bring us to Mt Pilatus, which was a great tour! If you catch good weather, you are lucky! Thank you to our tour guide who was very informative and kind.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
This tour is amazing, you got the chance to see the Mountain, Lake and beautiful building in Zurich Lucerne. Switzerland is really a beautiful country. The only downside may just only regarding the price, which is quite expensive for us, but hey, Zurich is an expensive city.
• Submitted 08 Sep 2017
Excellent, beautiful part of the world with an awesome guide. He gave us all the tools and know how has he had to continue to Pilatus. Take a good camera because the views of the area from the top and Lake Lucern are gorgeous.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2017
I like that this tour is self guided. It allows you to pick and choose how long you spend at each place. Definitely recommend.
• Submitted 01 Sep 2017
Enjoy all aspects of the trip. I was a wonderful day.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
This tour was so amazing and it is perfect for all kinds of travellers. The tour guide lets you free to choose if you want to accompany him or not and is very helpful. It was very comfortable as we meet at Sihlquai Bus Terminal and the oach left from there with the driver giving information on the surroundings on the microphone. I recommed this tour to anyone interested in experiencing the beauty of Switzerland!
• Submitted 02 Aug 2017
It was a wonderful and very organised trip. Well Done.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2017
Great tour especially for individual travelers.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2017
A beautiful trip with a bus ride this is the guided part from Zurich up into the Weggis area then a gondola ride up, up, up. After that we hopped onto a train/tram and went up some more to Mt. Rigi. It was pretty cloudy, but gave us beautiful occasional glimpses of the lake and foothills below. Have a Kaffe Schnapps at the little shop off the station at the top. It'll warm you right up. Then we rode the train/tram down to the lake and cruised over to Lucerne where we spent a few hours knocking around. It's a mostly unguided tour, so if that's what you are looking for, you'll love it! The bus picked us up in Lucerne and drove us back to Zurich again the guided part. A great day!!!
• Submitted 17 Jul 2017
Awesome trip, was well laid out and a great walk down the back side of the mountain. Brought a picnic lunch and listened to cow bells make music.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2017
Close your eyes and book this tour. One of the best. Everything perfect, Bus, Guide,Time Management - all awesome. Will recommend to everyone visiting Switzerland. There are some activities in snow on mount Titlist, which makes it all the more fun. Will take my family there some day.
• Submitted 07 Jul 2017

In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Seasonal
April to October
Daily
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

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