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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Highlights
  • Full-day tour from Zurich to Mount Rigi and Lake Lucerne
  • Ride an aerial cable car and a cog-wheel train
  • On Mount Rigi, go for a walk or hike, enjoy a meal and admire the views of the Swiss Alps
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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich
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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich
From US$134.80
Overview
Experience an Alpine adventure on an exhilarating full-day tour of Lucerne and Mount Rigi from Zurich. Enjoy an abundance of leisurely free time to explore charismatic cities and dramatic mountain scenery; see the historical highlights of Lucerne; ride an aerial cable car up the steep mountainside to absorb sweeping Alpine vistas; and take a tranquil cruise over the surface of Lake Lucerne. Climb aboard a cogwheel train to a vertiginous mountain vantage point and relish the convenience of round-trip transportation from Central Zurich.
What to Expect
Depart from a centrally located pickup point in Zurich and admire the verdant Swiss countryside as you travel along the shores of Lake Lucerne. Arrive in the enchanting summer resort town of Weggis and embark on self-guided exploration of the picturesque enclave. Ride an aerial cable car to a lofty lookout point and absorb panoramic views of Lake Lucerne and its stunning surroundings.
On arrival at the middle station, situated at an elevation of almost 4,000 feet (1,200 meters), climb aboard Europe’s first cogwheel train for the smooth ride to the mountain’s summit. Customize your independent itinerary according to your interests and spend some leisurely free time exploring Mount Rigi at your own pace. Use a sheet of recommended activities to formulate a plan, perhaps taking picturesque hiking trails or revitalizing with a traditional Swiss lunch (own expense).
Descend the mountain on another cogwheel train and disembark at the quaint lakeside village of Vitznau. Relax during an idyllic cruise to Lucerne and then set out to discover the important monuments and pretty attractions of the city; explore the Old Town, stroll across Chapel Bridge and then rejoin your group and guide for the return journey to Zurich, where the tour concludes.
Reviews (174)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2018
Beautiful Scenery

The tour guide and bus were late, and with all the buses loading for different tours, more than a little confusing. All in all a very nice day with a bus ride to Mt Rigi, an aerial tram to the cogwheel train, and a very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 503terryw
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile
Perfect for “Do-It-Yourself”ers

This trip was perfect for us! All the big things like tickets and transportation were taken care off, but other than that, we got to go at our own pace and see what we wanted to see. If you like a more structured and guided...More

1  Thank Mallorie K
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile
Nice experience

Really enjoyed, didn’t have to follow anyone the whole time. Was cool to see so many things just in one day.

1  Thank iryseichl
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile
Totally amazing

If I could give this trip a higher review I would. Totally loved it. And a very good price I think for such a big day. Loved how we did our own thing once dropped at the cable car.... but with clear directions as to...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Leisurely one day trip

We went on this trip with group of friends and you really enjoy this trip as we started The trip from Zurich by train to Lucerne and then we took the boat to the place to take sprocket train and two type of téléférique until...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank mohamed h
Best-of-Switzerland, General Manager at Best of Switzerland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you, Mohamed, for your good review of Mt. Rigi mountain. We do offer a partly-guided excursion from Zürich by coach to this lovely destination, but it seems you did the trip on your own by train. We have written TripAdvisor that is seems to...More

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