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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich provided by Best of Switzerland Tours

Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich
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Tour snapshot
Take a break from Zurich on this full-day tour to Mount Rigi and Lucerne
Duration:
9h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
48
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    9h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    48
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Enjoy a quintessential summer’s day in Switzerland on this full-day tour to Mount Rigi and Lucerne, with convenient round-trip transfer from central Zurich. Let your driver handle the Alpine roads as you admire the views and listen to informative live commentary, then enjoy free time to explore the city and montane scenery at your own pace, with a cogwheel train ride, paddle-steamer cruise, and cable car journey included in the price.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Round-trip transfer from a central location ensures a hassle-free trip
  • Free time allows you to explore the city and mountain at your own pace
  • Avoid hidden costs with all transport experiences included in the price
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Round-trip transfer from a central location ensures a hassle-free trip
  • Free time allows you to explore the city and mountain at your own pace
  • Avoid hidden costs with all transport experiences included in the price
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3885SW305BS
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Aerial cable car
  • Cogwheel 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 Mt. Rigi and boat ride)
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Rigi
  • Entry/Admission - Vitznau
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Meals and drinks
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
  • Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • From 01 - 22 Apr 2022 and 21 Nov - 2 Dec 2022, the round-trip up and down Mt Rigi will be by cogwheel train due to cable car maintenance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Inclusions
  • Aerial cable car
  • Cogwheel 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 Mt. Rigi and boat ride)
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Rigi
  • Entry/Admission - Vitznau
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Meals and drinks
Departure details
  • Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
Duration
9h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • From 01 - 22 Apr 2022 and 21 Nov - 2 Dec 2022, the round-trip up and down Mt Rigi will be by cogwheel train due to cable car maintenance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 11 Jun 2021
A note from Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich
Approved Health & Safety Concept COVID-19 under the "Clean & Safe" campaign supported by Switzerland Tourism. Face masks and disinfectant wipes will be provided free of charge.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Best of Switzerland Tours AG
    Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Zurich
    Lake Lucerne
  • 1
    Mt. Rigi
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Vitznau
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Lucerne Station
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Zurich
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Wander36305814089
2 contributions
Nov 2019
I was rebooked on the Mt. Rigi trip because Mt Titlis was canceled due to wind and storm conditions. It was not a bad consolation! We rode the cogwheel train to the peak for a few hours before heading back down for a boat trip to Lucern. The views were spectacular - if you're in Switzerland you really need to travel to altitude before you leave. Beware the food at the top of Mt. Rigi is not great. The boat trip to Lucern was pleasant and beautiful (you can order food and drink on the ship). We had about an hour to walk around the ancient city before getting back on the bus to Zurich. The instructions from the multi-lingual tour guide were clear.
Written 2 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

April M
16 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
A must do!! Breathtaking, gorgeous views from the top of Mt. Rigi. Take a cable car up halfway and then a cute cogwheel train further. No words to describe the scenery. There is a restaurant near the top should you get hungry/thirsty. After, a boat to Lucerne to walk around and explore. Fantastic day trip!
Written 13 November 2019
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Dansker58
San Francisco, CA352 contributions
We don’t usually do organized trips when travelling, but this was ideal. All expensives for the travel are provided, but the time is your own. The initial bus trip was guided with lots of interesting info about the area. The directions were clear about when we needed to catch the various forms of transportation. The aerial tram and cog wheel train were really fun and views were amazing. There is not much to do on the top of Mt, Rigi, but we stopped for coffee to enjoy the views, then took the easier trail around the top. The boat ride to Lucerne was comfortable and offered more great views. The pick up by bus was a bit late due to traffic, but not a problem. The day was well planned with appropriate amounts of time in each area. It was well worth it! Highly recommend!
Written 3 October 2019
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Pobo41
19 contributions
Trip was very well organized but we had plenty of free time to explore both venues. Ski lift was great as many people had never been on one. The Cog Wheel Train was definitely a new experience.
Written 23 September 2019
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jdscal
Ladera Ranch, CA451 contributions
Sep 2019
the Rigi trip was so picaresque. the ride up the tram was great and the views at the top were awesome. it was along train ride to get there but worth it. nice place to sit and enjoy good food and drinks on the mountain. we took the boat ride on the lake afterwards and it was also worth it. so many nice views of homes and the mountains and the city of Lucern was also a treat.
Written 15 September 2019
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hollijs01
Indiana41 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
I really enjoyed my day. I was solo on the tour and went because it was self guided. The views from Rigi were incredible. Places to grab a bite or a drink we’re convenient. I enjoyed the cog train and the cable car. The boat had nice views as well.

This tour is truly self guided so if you aren’t comfortable making it to your train, boat and bus on your own I would opt out. I probably wouldn’t do this tour if I didn’t speak a Suisse language or English. Not much of a tour more of coordination of transportation.
Written 28 August 2019
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Flyer230711
1 contribution
Aug 2019
the most beautiful landscape I ever saw : not only the top view is amazing, but also the view from the train to the top
Written 28 August 2019
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Omid
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
Aug 2019
The tour was pretty organized. The boat to the Lucerne and the city itself were the top beauties of this tour in my opinion. The tour leaders were multilingual and nice. Only the first part of the tour was accompanied by a leader. However, it was very easy and convenient to carry on the tour based on the booklet that was provided to us.
The only downside was that the return bus that picked up up by 45 minutes delay and we had to wait in the middle of an street. Everything else was fine though.
Written 24 August 2019
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tim5466
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Friends
My friend found this tour and I was a bit hesitant, however, it is way cheaper to purchase this excursion than pay for things a la carte.

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and gave a great historical background in Zurich/Switzerland during the bus ride towards Mt. Rigi. The tickets for the cable car, train, and boat ride were given and the locations/times to meet were very easy to understand.

Rigi Kulm was incredible to witness, as well as Lucerne. I am so glad we did this experience!

Thank you!
Written 1 August 2019
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Explorer727924
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Family
Looked like a great trip and I asked to reschedule the day before since the weather looked awful. Was told no since it was under 24 hours. Trip to Mt Rigi was a complete and bordering on unsafe washout. Could see absolutely nothing in fog and pouring rain. Then we went to Lucerne where every single shop was closed because it was Sunday. May have been nice to mention that when booking the trip on a Sunday. Sent request through trip advisor for some type of refund and got no response.
Written 31 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear guest, thank you for having taken the time to review your experience. We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your trip to Mt. Rigi. According to our general terms and conditions it is correct that bookings can only be amended free of charge or cancelled for a full refund up to 24 hours prior to tour start. With that in mind, all guests have the chance to check the weather forecast beforehand and cancel or postpone their tour in case of bad weather. If we receive such a request later than 24 hours prior to tour start we investigate each case individually, and usually offer to reschedule against an amendment fee if there are still seats available on the next day. It seems like you have not been given this option, which we are very sorry for. Please bear in mind that it is difficult for us to trace back whether you talked to one of our staff or a customer service representative of TripAdvisor. However, our tours are operated in any weather condition and are only cancelled in the extremely rare case that a cable car company would not be operating at all. The weather, especially in the mountains, can often rapidly change, meaning that there might be sunshine and rain with fog within the span of an hour. If we cancel tours before the tour start, we would not be acting in the favour of the majority of our guests, as for many the time of the visit is limited. We are fully aware of the fact, that the shops are closed on Sundays (which is applicable for most of Switzerland) and are sorry that you were unable to enjoy your time in Lucerne. The city of Lucerne belongs to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and has lots to offer even on a rainy Sunday. We are sorry that different factors have led to a negative tour experience, but kindly ask for your understanding that the communication with TripAdvisor as well as the weather was beyond our control. We still hope that you were able to enjoy your time in Switzerland and remain with best regards.
Written 7 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Absolutely breathtaking
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Room for improvement
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Simply magic
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train von Zuerich, great views all the way.!! nothing neg to add/'#the tit=le must be changed these days of PC!!!
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5 star tour
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snowy day
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Absolutely Amazing
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Awesome!
Lars was awesome! The whole trip was fun and adventurous. I just recommend taking Dramamine if you get motion sickn
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