Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

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Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich
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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!
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In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Seasonal
November 1 until March 31
Daily
Highlights:
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Led by a local guide
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Rail Tour
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Zürich, Bus Station, Ausstellungsstrasse 5, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure point is the Sihlquai Coach Terminal, Limmatstrasse 4, Zürich

Pass By: Luzernerstrasse 21, 6353 Weggis, Switzerland

Departing from Zurich you're off to Weggis, from where a cable car and cogwheel train take you to the top of Mt. Rigi.

Stop At: Mt. Rigi, Lucerne 6354 Switzerland

Departing from Zurich you're off to Weggis, from where a cable car and cogwheel train take you to the top of Mt. Rigi.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: 6354 Vitznau, Switzerland

Descent by cog-wheel train, followed by a romantic boat ride to Lucerne.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lucerne Station, Bahnhofplatz, Lucerne 6005 Switzerland

Descent by cog-wheel train, followed by a romantic boat ride to Lucerne.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

  • Boat ride on Lake Lucerne (1 hour)
  • Live-guided tour from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich
  • Cable-car ride
  • Cogwheel train ride - the first ever cogwheel train in Europe!
  • Local taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Vitznau

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Sledge ride rental (approx. CHF10 to be paid directly)

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
  • Between 4-15 November 2019, the round-trip up and down Mt Rigi will be by cogwheel train only due to cable-car revision
  • 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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

This trip exceeded our high expectations! The weather was windy and one of the cable cars was closed for safety. No problem, there was a wonderful Plan B! A well prepared organization and outstanding natural resources!
• Submitted 14 Mar 2019
Fantastic trip, great to have partial guide to allow for freedom to explore. Great to travel by boat, cable car and cogwheel train. Had enough time to do what we wanted in mountain and in Lucerne. A long day but recommended.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2019
TheMt.Rigi tour was wonderful. The Train rude was fun and comfortable. It started to snow when we were on theMountain, overall a nice treat!
• Submitted 24 Dec 2018
Mt. Rigi had the most amazing views. We were lucky to see these as the fog/mist rolled in on the day that we were there. Well worth the visit. Wouldn't matter what time of the year you go, the views are sensational.
• Submitted 12 Jul 2018
This tour is very organised and cover lots of experience during one day. I highly recommend this tour for short term stay
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
Exactly as described. Well organized and worth it. Price was great.
• Submitted 31 Mar 2018
amazing experience and views. highly recommend try for a clear day so you can see when at the very top, but you will definitely have a good view on the descent
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
Awesome trip!! Worth every penny!!! Lots of snow when we went and had a awesome time with our toddler!!
• Submitted 19 Mar 2018
Great trip, and easy way to see the alps!
• Submitted 07 Mar 2018
Great budget friendly trip for those who do not have cars or ability to rent a car here. Provided everything you need for the day trip except food, and views were great! I would do this again, but beware that most of the tour is not guided.
• Submitted 18 Jan 2018
The tour is actually guide less which was fine because it gave me ample time to explore on my own. The view of the Swiss Alps were magnificent and breathtakingly beautiful. Good snow anti-slip boots are highly recommended. After exploring Mt Rigi, the ride down on the cogwheel tram was another awesome experience. Then a boat ride to Lucerne and another unguided free time to explore until the tour bus pick-up back to Zurich. Overall, I'm satisfied and happy with the tour by Best of Switzerland Tours.
• Submitted 01 Jan 2018
The weather white-out whipping winds! didn't make for a great time at the top of Mount Rigi and I have to admit some nervousness in the aerial cable car due to the high winds we were one of the last trips up the mountain before they had to shut the car down for the day because of the winds! but the train ride down the mountain and the Lake Lucerne ferry excursion by itself was worth it. Enjoyed my unguided walking tour of Lucerne. While the entire day could have been managed without buying the tour, there was significant value in buying the tour and not having to figure out how to get from Point A to Point B on your own. I enjoyed the convenience of having all of the transportation pre-booked for me and really enjoyed the sights, even with less than optimal weather. The guide for the bus portion of the tour was both knowledgeable and friendly. You shouldn't have any regrets booking this trip!
• Submitted 29 Dec 2017
Cant put into words how beautiful the views at the top of mount rigi were I would definitely recommend this trip
• Submitted 27 Dec 2017
Loved this trip! You get to see so much and I liked that it's mostly self-guided. It was easy to get from one meeting point to the next. Really enjoyed the train ride up through the snowy mountains and the boat ride across to Lucerne. Beautiful scenery!
• Submitted 24 Dec 2017
One of the best that will be stuck in the memory
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017
Highly Recommended !The Day trip was very well planned ,did may things and in a leisure pace .The scenery was breathtaking from Mount Rigi . Love the ride on the elegant criuse ship with magnificent view of the lake ,just perfect sipping a glass of wine . I would love to visit again .
• Submitted 05 Dec 2017
Fabulous worth every penny
• Submitted 02 Aug 2017
Good value. Planned well. Pack in many sights in one day without breaking the bank. We did this on a zurich stopover with a baby.
• Submitted 23 Mar 2017
From the beginning to the end,everything was perfect
• Submitted 02 Mar 2017
The view on top of Mt Rigi is breathtaking, one of the highlights of my Europe trip. Our guide was polite and witty, gave us great insider info about the area.
• Submitted 22 Feb 2017
Great tour
• Submitted 27 Dec 2016
Mount righi is best place to enjoy sceanic view. Also plenty of opportunity to enjoy playing with snow. Train, cable car and boat ride is fantactic. Best time I suggest is mid if march
• Submitted 19 Jun 2016
It was really amazing!
• Submitted 30 Mar 2016
We were the only two on board our coach who went to Mount Rigi and I do not know why! It's a popular destination for locals and we enjoyed watching them ski and sled. We took the aerial cable car up, which is about a 12-15 minute ride. We watched the lush green scenery turn into wintry beauty of snow capped mountains and newly fallen snow. The cable car stops near the Hotel Rigi Kaltbad which is just a couple minutes walk to the cogwheel train. The train is heated and takes you up to the top of the mountain where there's another hotel, places to eat and breathtaking views at an altitude of about 1,800 metres. We made our way up to the Rigi-Kulm-Hotel for a window-side table, with amazing views, and enjoyed lunch and a glass of wine while we warmed up and watched the show fall. We spent about three hours up at the summit before taking the train back down to the ski resort area where we went into the Hotel Alpina for a beer and a snack then again boarded the train to the bottom of the mountain There we took a Lucerne River cruise aboard the MS Europa. She's a gorgeous 70 foot boat and once again, the scenery was breathtaking. All the mountain-top snow was, unfortunately, rain once we got into Lucerne so we didn't get to see as much of the city as we had hoped. All in all, my husband and I agree this trip far exceeded our expectations. Our guide Annette, kept an interesting and informative commentary going while on the coach, and we enjoyed the un-accompanied time up on Rigi. Looking back, this day definitely ticks a box on our Bucket List and we would go again if given the opportunity. I highly recommend this day out.
• Submitted 29 Feb 2016

In Brief

Location:
Zürich, Switzerland
Country:
Switzerland
Duration:
9 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Seasonal
November 1 until March 31
Daily
Highlights:
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Led by a local guide
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Rail Tour

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