Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride

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Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride
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Ride an open-top aerial cable car to the peak of Mt Stanserhorn and take in the spectacular views of the Swiss Alps! On this full-day coach tour from Zurich, you’ll see the gorgeous countryside and visit the charming city of Lucerne, including its Old Town. In Stans, hop on an oldtimer funicular railway car and then take the Stanserhorn ‘CabriO’ – an open-air gondola – the rest of the way up to the Rondorama rotating restaurant and Marmot Park. From Stans, enjoy a train ride back to Lucerne!
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In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Seasonal
May - October
Highlights:
See native wildlife in their natural environment
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Led by a local guide
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Pass By: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

After having made your way to the meeting point in central Zurich, depart with your knowledgeable guide aboard a comfortable coach through the scenic countryside of central Switzerland. Relax on the journey along the Albis – a chain of wooded hills – and pass the shores of Lake Lucerne.

Stop At: Luzern, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

Admire the picturesque, 24-mile (39-km) lake positioned between steep limestone cliffs.

While you are driving into Lucerne, your guide points out the main sites of Lucerne, such as the beautiful Chapel Bridge or the Jesuiten Church. With some free time, explore the Old Town at your leisure, and discover the quaint alleys, squares, churches and homes of medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque design. See the 15th-century town hall and count the nine watchtowers atop the well-preserved 14th-century town walls.

Duration: 50 minutes

Pass By: Stanserhorn-Bahn, Stansstaderstrasse 19, 6370 Stans, Switzerland

Then, continue by coach to Stans, a town surrounded by orchards, and board the vintage funicular railway, built in 1893 and recently restored. You’ll delight in an unforgettable ride through flowering meadows to the valley, and disembark at the station.

Your guide will leave you here so that you can explore independently.

Stop At: CabriO - Mount Stanserhorn, Lucerne Switzerland, Stansstaderstrasse 19 Stanserhorn-Bahn, Stans 6370 Switzerland

ake the CabriO – the world’s first open-top aerial cable car – to the summit of Mt Stanserhorn, rising 6,230 feet (1,900 meters) above sea level. During the 25-minute ride, relish the remarkable view from the roofless upper deck of the gondola as you ascend. Take in the panorama from the mountaintop as you look down at more than 10 lakes and 62 miles (100 km) of the Swiss Alps mountain range.

Next, go on a short hike to Stanserhorn’s peak and visit the Marmot Park for a chance to watch the animals in their natural habitat. If you choose, dine on a typical Swiss meal (own expense) in the Rondorama, a revolving restaurant with fabulous views.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Luzern, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland

After returning to Stans, take the public train back to Lucerne for some additional free time in the charming city. In the evening, your guide takes you back by coach to Zurich.

Duration: 1 hour

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

The guide will drop you off at the same place, where you have been picked up in the morning.

Inclusions

  • Panorama drive to Lucerne with photo stop en route (at Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide from Zurich to Stans, and from Lucerne to Zurich
  • Rides on the vintage funicular train and CabriO (unaccompanied)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick- up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food 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 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note: During the tour, a guide will be with you from Zurich to Stans railway station, and again upon return from Lucerne to Zurich. For the rest of the time, you'll be on your own and you'll receive all vouchers, timetables and detailed information sheets needed.

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

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

Tour Guide Olga very knowledgeable/ nice. Enjoyed the whole trip. So excited /scared to ride the cogwheel train to Mt Pilatus, unforgettable fun experience
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
Really enjoyed this trip. Got enough time to see what I wanted to see. Spectacular scenery! Well organized. Definitely recommend.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Excellent. So beautifulIt was even thing I had hoped for and more. Would recommend this trip to everyone.
• Submitted 17 Oct 2019
Lovely ride up a funicular rail , followed by a unique cable car with a sun deck . What a view! A special mention about two lovely , friendly ladies operating these two modes! The rotating restaurant at the top serves great food. Our Guide was a nice and friendly man. Overall good.It snowed at the top “cherry on the cake” .
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
Had a great day learning about Lucerne.. a beautiful city... and going up to Stanserhorn on the cable car ride was awesome... a terrific day..
• Submitted 13 Sep 2019
It was a good pick: Lucerne/Stasenhorn. We went around with the group until we were dropped off at the Stasenhorn funicular stn by the guide. The open-top cable car ride after the funicular was amazing! And the solo train ride going back to Lucerne to meet up with the group for the ride back home after several hours made the trip better. Great experiences.
• Submitted 08 Aug 2019
OMG An absolutely breathtaking trip! Lucerne was beautiful. The snowy mountains and the rotating dining room at Mt Stanserhorn are the best!
• Submitted 01 Aug 2019
A lot to see in one day but worth it. You have to take a train by yourself when you are finished with Stanserhorn, but don't be intimidated by taking the train. It is easy and fun. And Lucerne is a pleasant walkable town.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2019
An excellent excursion by bus, funicular train, and cable car. Majestic views from the top of Stanserhorn hill. The weather was very nice in June. The tour guide was very informative and helpful. Absolutely recommended tour who want to experience the best of Switzerland.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This day, October 14, 2018 was my 75th Birthday. What a Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible day!!! This day trip without a doubt gets a 5 Star Rating from me!!!!! My son and I ended up the day by staying in Lucerne and having dinner at The Old Swiss House Restaurant and then catching our own train back to our stay in Sins, Switzerland. The Old Swiss House Restaurant ended surprising the hell of me with a lite sparkler, fruit, pastry, and Happy 75th Birthday wrote out in Swiss chocolate on a plate. And a little Swiss music box playing Happy Birthday. It had been 52 years since I had been through Switzerland. The scenery on this day trip was unbelievable SPECTACULAR!!!!! I LOVE SWITZERLANDS Splendor and Beauty! This is a must see trip for everyone!!!!! Lucerne is BEAUTIFUL!!!
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
The Alps up close with the most amazing open air ride to get there.I could do this tour over and over again.In one day you experience so much,the air at the top is strkingky pure and fresh and the view spectacular.You need to include this add on as it makes the tour 10/10
• Submitted 16 Oct 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 11 Oct 2018
The drive to luzern with wonderful scenic views in a comfortable air conditioned coach , the comments were clear plus whole tickets were ready , they were on time , and please dont look over the trip in the web to enjoy the amazed day tour
• Submitted 27 Aug 2018
One of the best tours we've been on. Tour guide provided local color on all the towns we went through...and our stay in Lucerne was not quite long enough but OK to get a feel of the old town. We were the only couple going to the Stanserhorn and had plenty of time to take in the wonderful sights on this mountain top. Although the weather was not "picture perfect" it was still yielding spectacular views. We would do it again. Since part of this was self guided (and OK with us) it was nice. Perhaps some more photo ops would be an additional plus...but all in all absolutely Excellent.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2018
A wonderful trip. Organized very well would highly recommend. Value for money. The scenery was to die for amazing views for picture but it does get very cold when you reach the top on the cabrio.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
We absolutely loved the Stanserhorn portion of this tour. Highly recommend! One note to travelers...if you go on a Saturday, the stores in Lucerne close at 4 pm, so shopping isn't an option when you return by train from Stanserhorn.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
Beautiful day. Lucerne was a great surprise-What a beautiful city. Stanserhorn gave us the beautiful view being high up on top of the world. The ride up in the open top cable was breathtaking...A must do!!
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
A very interesting and picturesque day trip. Walking around Mt. Stanserhorn was magnificent.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
This tour starts with a bus in Zurich, travels the countryside to Lucerne where you get to do a little walking around the town. You then go outside of town to a small station where you get the railway/cable car to go to the top of the mountain. The view going up was breathtaking. We couldn't see anything from the actual top because we were fogged in. We ended up leaving early and spending more time walking around Lucerne until we caught up with our group and took the bus back to Zurich.
• Submitted 14 Jul 2017
What a fantastic day our whole group enjoyed the experience. This is a great way to spend a day in Switzerland!
• Submitted 18 Oct 2016
Excellent tour guide, beautiful landscapes, absolutely breathtaking.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2016
this tour was excellent, but for old people the bus driver should explain better where to take the train back to Lucerne, luckily we meet a young couple that help us find the train back to Lucerne, because they have GPS on their phone, if not we maybe get lost
• Submitted 20 Aug 2016
This was an excellent trip. Our guide, Andreas, was very knowledgeable and helpful. The stop in Lucerne wa a delight and the trip up the mountain and the time there was awesome. A beautiful country and a wonderful way to enjoy my last day. There is nothong like looking out from ABOVE a cable car and feeling the wind in your hair!
• Submitted 08 Aug 2016
Very good experience and view
• Submitted 30 Jul 2016

In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Seasonal
May - October
Highlights:
See native wildlife in their natural environment
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Led by a local guide

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