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Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich
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Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

By Best of Switzerland Tours
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Visit Mount Rigi and Lucerne with this fuss-free day trip from Zurich. Perfect for those who want to see the mountain and lakeside city independently, the excursion packages round-trip transport, a cable car ride to the summit, a cogwheel train ride, and a boat cruise to Lucerne into one easy trip. Ample free time is factored in, so you get to discover the sites as you wish.
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Ages 0-99, max of 48 per group
Duration: 9h 30m
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Highlights
  • Relax with prearranged travel plans to Mount Rigi and the lake city of Lucerne
  • Travel to Weggis with a guide
  • Avoid language difficulties with prebooked cable car, train, and boat tickets
  • Spend time in Lucerne Old Town as you wish, perhaps shopping or eating

  • Aerial cable car, cogwheel train
  • Boat ride from Vitznau to Lucerne
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich
  • Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Leave the central Zurich starting point by coach, and gaze at the scenery as you travel to Mount Rigi, Central Switzerland’s mountain massif that’s flanked by lakes. Hop out at the alpine town of Weggis and ride up to the peak by cable car. As the chalets of Weggis slip into the distance, your views are replaced with the snowy vistas of the Swiss Alps. Pose for summit-level photos against a backdrop of lakes and mountains and use your free time to stroll around and soak up the views. Then, head back down the mountain by one of Europe’s earliest cogwheel trains and cruise over the lake to the city of Lucerne. After more free time to explore Lucerne Old Town, meet your guide for the journey back to Zurich, where your day trip ends at the starting point.

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  • 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 Coach Terminal, close to Zurich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to departure at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3885SW305BW

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 18.-22.11.2024 | 25.-29.11.2024 | 10.03-04.04.2025 | 17.11.-21.11.2025 | 24.11.-28.11.2025: the round-trip up and down Mt Rigi will be by cogwheel train due to cable car maintenance.
    • The tour is accompanied from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich. For the individual stay in Mt Rigi and Lucerne, tickets and a written itinerary are provided.
    • 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

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
      The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Coach Terminal, close to Zurich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to departure at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
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    • Best of Switzerland Tours
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    • etisk2022
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth every cent!!
      We highly recommend doing this tour if you're going to Zurich. We loved the whole tour, the views were literally postcards. Even though my family and I did the tour in the end of May, the mountains were still filled with snow and temperature was really low (make sure to bring snow clothes with you so you're not freezing). The tour staff, especially Raphael and Luisa were so sweet and explained everything regarding the history, recommendations and everything else. We did an hour stop in Lucerne where we did a bit of sightseeing, shopping and stayed by the lake. Everything was beautiful. Totally recommend choosing ''Best of Switzerland Tours''.
      Written 27 May 2024
    • PatD297
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      You can’t fight Mother Nature…..
      The tour was well organized but we had to cancel the cog train ride due to weather. Unfortunately, Mt. Pilatus was covered in fog, so there was little to view. It’s a nice way to see the mountain and the lake for someone not familiar with the city.
      Written 27 May 2024
    • Chhaya G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The rides for glider, flyer and mountain trotter bikes is usually very long so make sure you have enough time
      Excellent trip, wish we were not so rushed and had more time on each spot. The viewing areas is gorgeous. Must see…………../
      Written 27 May 2024
    • BurtHonolulu
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Skip This Tour
      I went on a Grindelwald and Grindelwald First tour that I purchased from the tourist office at the main train station. It was a roughly 12-hour tour with a full double decker bus. There was very little narrative over the round trip bus ride. The worst thing was that just before arriving in Grindelwald, the guide advised the tour participants that there would not be enough time to do any of the major activities. Our choices were to go to the top to the free Cliff Walk or do a short hike. There were tour just to Grindelwald, so obviously those on this tour hoped to try some of the adventures, like the flyer, glider, or trotti bike. The Best of Switzerland Tours should let people know ahead of time that the activities in Grindelwald first will be very limited. Also, in our time in Interlaken before and after the trip up to Grindelwald, the guide never mentioned how wonderful Harder Klum was. That certainly would have been an alternate activity for some. I did not even find out about it until going back to Interlaken on my planned train tour a few days after this tour. My advice is not to do it. Don’t waste your money.
      Written 26 May 2024
    • 7161988
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magnificent Day on top of Mt. Pilatus!!!
      What a truly magnificent day on top of Mt. Pilatus. You take 3 different types of transportation to get up to the top and 2 different types to return. It was fantastic and so much fun! Roberto, our tour guide was excellent and was able to keep an enormous group together for each transport change. The views of the Swiss Alps are just gorgeous and up on top of Mt. Pilatus you could see Everything, including, Ultra light parasails! What a FANTASTIC DAY!!!!
      Written 26 May 2024
    • tawney79
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Views of Zurich
      Wonderful Tour of the area! Tour guide was knowledgable and very friendly. Tour driver was extremely talented and even saved the day by backing up the bus through an entire parking lot full of vehicles when one bad parking Audi blocked the exit for all buses. Would recommend this for anyone wanting a good tour of Old Town, the Lake, a wonderful view down over the lake and downtown from the top of the mountain after the cable car ride. Pass on the expensive top of the mountain food and just enjoy the views. The ferry ride is more a means to get from one side to another and not a real sightseeing opportunity.
      Written 26 May 2024
    • adampU8448BH
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice Fast Pace Experience
      Really nice fast paced tour. Bus takes you downtown for a quick walking tour, then bus ride around the City to show you some sites that you might like to see on your own time. Then finished off with a nice mountain tour just outside of Zurich.
      Written 26 May 2024
    • Elizabeth O
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Trust the guide
      Let me start with - this tour is well worth it & recommend The tour is busy Have cash to pay for boat ride tickets Be prepared to be time limited to squeeze it all in to half a day. The falls are very popular and a lot of people to navigate and shiffle through. Our guide was pushy for all the right reasons to ensure attendees got the best out of the tour.
      Written 25 May 2024
    • 968mmac
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      On top of the world
      This was a fun trip with a great and very entertaining guide. He made sure we got pictures we’d never think to take. Going thru the ice castle and getting up to the top of the mountain with all that snow was a lot of fun. Be aware though that It’s very crowded even in May and the way down by Gondola is ridiculously mismanaged and crammed.
      Written 24 May 2024
    • 968mmac
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lots of fun
      Such a fun trip at the falls and walking around the mid evil town. We could have done this solo but would have missed too much not knowing all there was to do.
      Written 24 May 2024
    • DayTrip325305
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mt Pilatus and Lucerne
      This an excellent full tour . The bus trip to Lucerne is lovely and the free time to wander perfect. . The return trip to the top of Mt Pilatus On The 3 modes of transport was spectacular - you can even hear the cue bells On the way up. Free time at the top is easily filled . The boat trip at the end in Lake Lucerne was beautiful . The guide Dario is excellent very informative and one of the best I have ever experienced. I highly recommend this value for money tour.
      Written 22 May 2024
    • K6409FYrachelr
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Avoid!
      Awful. Looong quees. Tourist hell. Would not recommend. Not worth it. Avoid this trip for tour for your own sake. Take my word for it.
      Written 22 May 2024
    • Traveler32362212439
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent adventure
      Rolf was very pleasant and informative. The connections between the various mods of transportation were spot on. No wasting of time. Just the right amount of time to leisurely explore the area.
      Written 21 May 2024
    • LeeVaughan
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely magical!
      Absolutely loved the views!! Just stunning!! Crowds are crazy though. Especially using the lifts. Allow extra time to see everything is my advice. It was an experience we will never forget.
      Written 21 May 2024
    • johnnyobig
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thomas was an amazing guide who looked after all his guests as if they were family. He was knowledgeable and friendly!!!
      Thomas was great. He helped us see the city and assisted us with our transportation home. He was simply the best! A great guide!
      Written 20 May 2024
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    Lekshmi R
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Family
    The breathtaking panoramic views from the summit were worth every moment of the journey. The cogwheel train ride offered stunning landscapes, and the hiking trails provided a closer connection with nature. The serene Lake Lucerne in the backdrop added to the charm. A perfect destination for those seeking a mix of adventure and tranquility. Highly recommended!

    Our trip guide Peter made our experience truly exceptional. His knowledge of the local history and culture enriched every moment of our journey. He was attentive, accommodating, and went above and beyond to ensure our comfort. A heartfelt thank you to our guide for turning a great trip into an unforgettable adventure.
    Written 4 February 2024
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    Court & Jords
    Newcastle, Australia9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We actually booked originally for Mount Titlus, but unfortunately the mountain was closed due to the wind. Although, the tour arranged for us to go to another mountain - mount Rigi on the same day.

    The tour started with a bus ride to Weggis, which we then caught a cogwheel train up Mount Rigi. Here we spent two hours up on the mountain. We found the two hours to be excessive - we had enough time to take plenty of photos and have something to eat and the take away shop, with time to spare. Next we caught the cogwheel back down, to where we caught a boat across Lake Lucern to the town of Lucerne. Here you had two hours free time to explore the city. We enjoyed this and wish we had more time here to enjoy something to eat.

    Overall: great tour, and our tour guides Christina and Isa were lovely and informative. We went mid December and didn’t have any snowfall.
    Written 18 December 2019
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    skk
    Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boring mountain with little to do. The view would have been nice but sadly it was too foggy to see anything. Beyond that there was nothing much.
    There was a hot bath but that requires another 53 CHF.

    Ferry ride back was beautiful, get to see different cities. However the return to Zurich was too soon so couldn't really check out Lucerne.
    Written 21 March 2018
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    Dear Kah Keong S Thank you for your review. Due to your explanation we assume you went on our partly-guided excursion to Mt. Rigi, the so-called Queen of the Mountains. This excursion gives quite a lot of flexibility to design your day depending on weather conditions and your interest. You can either stay only two hours on the mountain having then 2 hours in Lucerne or for example if you go for one of the splendid hikes you could stay 3 hours by shortening the stay in Lucerne to one hour. You mention, that the weather conditions this day where not very favourable as it was foggy. We understand that in this weather you didn’t opt for an extensive hike and visiting the Mineral Bath and Spa would have been more desirable. You are right when you say it is quite expensive, especially if you would only stay for an hour or so and not enjoying it the full day. It is a very nice, modern bath and we do think has a good value but as almost everything in Switzerland it has its price. Why didn’t you opt for the first descent, taking then the early boat ride to Lucerne to enjoy more time in Lucerne? Lucerne is a beautiful but small town and with two hours’ time you would have been able to get to know it quite well. We hope you still have good memories on your time spent in Switzerland and visit us once again in the future. With best regards
    Written 30 March 2018
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    Kristi L
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019 • Couples
    I literally felt as if I had been elevated into the Heavens ! Magnificent day!! It could not have been more perfect ! I would highly recommend this wonderful excursion!!
    Written 30 December 2019
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    deejie2014
    Cape Town Central, South Africa12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019 • Friends
    What an experience! Will definitely recommend this trip to all my family and friends. This trip was a dream come true all thanks to the Tour guide Alex / Buffalo Tours! Excellent service!
    Written 29 December 2019
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    Cristina M
    Syosset, NY3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2018 • Family
    We didn't know what to expect when we booked this tour. After spending the day, we were so happy we did it! The cable car offered stunning views. The cogwheel train ride up Mount Rigi was a new experience for us. And the views from the top of Mount Rigi were unmatched!! I liked the fact that the tour left us to be as independent as we wanted to. We were told what time we had to be back to take the ferry across Lake Lucerne to meet the bus at the end of the day. The rest was up to us! We enjoyed the freedom to sightsee and find a place to have lunch at our own leisure. I definitely recommend this excursion if you've never been to Mount Rigi
    Written 6 May 2019
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    Pauline L
    Zurich, Switzerland8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a very nice trip that combined different experiences. We got the bus to the cable car on the base of Mount Rigi. We got up and had 2 hours to explore. For us 2 hours were enough to go to the top, take photos and then take our time to eat. Then we got the train to a village where we started a boat trip to Lucerne. In Lucerne we had a bit more than 2 hours that were enough for a basic exploring through the town. We love our guide Isabelle. Very nice person and had a lot to tell us and help us.
    Recommend!!! :o)
    Written 30 December 2019
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    M SANDU
    Oxford, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Could not ask for more!!! The day trip was absolutely amazing, very nice guides Angelica and Robert. Thank you for such a lovely experience.
    Written 3 December 2018
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    George B
    Varadero, Cuba7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2019
    Worth every penny to go up the Mountain riding the cog train. The top of the mountain views were breath taking
    Written 14 January 2020
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    Yashar.AB
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its amazing
    Peter " tour guide" was so kind and supportive
    It took a whole day, but everything was perfect
    View is something that never can be seen in any other country
    Written 28 January 2024
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