Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich
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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

1 day
Full Day
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Pass By: Sihlquai, Sihlstrasse 41, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure place is at the Sihlquai Coach Terminal, Limmatstrasse 4, Zürich

Pass By: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

Your full-day tour from Zurich to Mount Rigi and Lake Lucerne starts with a panoramic drive over Albis Pass and then takes you to Weggis, a charming summer resort town on the shore of Lake Lucerne.

Stop At: Mt. Rigi, Lucerne 6354 Switzerland

Your guide will turn you loose in Weggis, where the self-guided part of your day trip begins. Take the aerial cable car for an approximate 15-minute ride up the mountain, offering you stunning views over Lake Lucerne.

Your itinerary on Mount Rigi is flexible – you can spend one to 2.5 hours exploring at your own pace, using the itinerary sheets and timetables your guide will give you. There are beautiful walking and hiking trails, spectacular panoramic views over the Swiss Alps, restaurants where you can relax and have a bite to eat, and more.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: 6354 Vitznau, Switzerland

You’ll then take a cog-wheel train down the mountain to the lakeside village of Vitznau, where you’ll board a paddle-steamer for the approximate 45-minute boat ride to Lucerne.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lucerne Station, Bahnhofplatz, Lucerne 6005 Switzerland

You’ll then take a cog-wheel train down the mountain to the lakeside village of Vitznau, where you’ll board a paddle-steamer for the approximate 45-minute boat ride to Lucerne.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Zürich, Bus Station, Ausstellungsstrasse 5, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Drop off at the Sihlquai Coach Terminal

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  • Aerial cable car
  • Cog-wheel 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 mountain and boat)
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Rigi
  • Entry/Admission - Vitznau
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Meals and drinks
  • 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
  • The Swiss Alps, including Mount Rigi, can fall victim to bad weather, even in the summer. At times, closure of mountain transportation at short notice is required. Should this happen before your tour departs, you can claim a full refund, redeem your voucher for the same tour on an alternative day, or choose another tour of similar price and duration. Should this happen after your tour departs, you will either be re-routed to an alternative mountain or offered a Lucerne city tour and appropriate compensation
  • Between 25 March and 26 April 2019 the aerial cable car is under maintenance. In this case you will travel up and down Mt. Rigi by cogwheel train.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
2 | 2019-08-07

Badly managed trip to Mount Rigi and Lucerne. No support of guide in the entire journey. Tourists are left on their own. Do not recommend anyone for this trip by Viator.

4 | 2019-08-05

Great day trip. You can do it at your own pace. We took our time exploring couple of places on the way to top. The journey from Zurich to Weggis by coach was comfortable and the guide was informative. From Weggis we were on our own. The boat trip back from Vitznau to Lucern was beautiful as well. Overall we enjoyed our day. Thanks

Sunhee J
5 | 2018-10-08

This is an excellent one day excursion. Plenty of time to enjoy the view of the surroundings below and the Swiss Alps from Rigi. Plan a picnic if possible and take a blanket or something to sit on. It will be the best picnic ever. Only 2 hours in Lucerne but that is plenty to see the highlights of the city.

Felix C
4 | 2018-08-12

nothing to fault, think the tour size was large from memory but yeh. Can probably do it on your own if you bothered to and less rushed.

5 | 2018-07-29

We had a beautiful day even though it was hot and close to 90 degree's. The bus was very comfortable and our tour guide was knowledgable and very sweet. If you plan on having lunch atop Rigi, it was a bit pricey so if you want to save money pack a lunch and bring a towel to sit and enjoy the views. On the way up on tram, met a local with 2 dogs who rudely screamed at a woman in our group who petted one of her dogs. Apparently, you don't touch or pet dogs in Switzerland so beware. Otherwise, was a lovely day and meeting points were easy to find.

Russell D
5 | 2018-07-12

This is a completely self-guided tour besides transportation. You are dropped off at the cable car station of Mt Rigi. There is a suggested itinerary to help you plan your day. We took the cable car then train to get to the top. You can easily spend several hours walking around up at the top. There are a few shops and restaurants at the top. We took a train to bottom and caught the boat to Lucerne. The boat ride was enjoyable. However, the top part of the boat is for first class tickets only. It down poured while we were in Lucerne but cleared up. Very nice town but I would recommend looking into some things to do before going.

5 | 2018-04-13

Fantastic day! A must do!

5 | 2017-12-12

The tour was good.!We got a bit delayed in leaving Zurich, but everything else went as planned. We enjoyed very much Mount Rigi and I definitely recommend this tour. It was also nice to have time to ourselves in Lucerne to go around the town and do a bit of shopping.

Lillian R
5 | 2017-11-06

I loved this tour because it allows you to have time on your own to explore Lucerne. The cable car views were stunning and the cruise afterwards on Lake Lucerne was so restful and a perfect interlude to the tour. I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing experience and would recommend it to anyone wanting a day trip from Zurich which is what I did.

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