Independent Rigi Tour from Lucerne With Cruise

Duration: 4 to 8 hours
Destination: Switzerland, Kanton Luzern, Lucerne

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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Lucerne
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This independent Mount Rigi tour from Lucerne combines a round-trip boat cruise, cogwheel railway ride and aerial cable car ride for an epic Swiss Alps adventure. Cruise along stunning Lake Lucerne and take a train up Rigi Kulm, the ‘Queen of the Mountains,’ for majestic views of the Bernese Alps, Vosges Montains and Black Forest. Take an aerial cable car to the postcard-worthy lakeside town of Weggis, and end with a return boat cruise to Lucerne. With convenient pre-booked tickets and detailed timetables, you’ll experience the breathtaking Alps at your own pace.

Please note: from 21 November – 2 December 2022 (on weekdays) the cable car from Rigi Kaltbad to Weggis is not operating due to maintenance work. During this time the excursion can be done via Vitznau both ways.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

Beautiful views on the lake and surrounding mountains.

Stop At: Mt. Rigi, Lucerne 6354 Switzerland

Queen of Mountains

Duration: 1 hour

  • Detailed timetables
  • Round-trip Lake Lucerne cruise
  • Round-trip cogwheel train
  • Aerial cable car ride
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Rigi

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional activities at own expense
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tourguide
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Good walking shoes recommended
  • Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board
  • Please note: children tickets (age 6-16) must be purchased on the day and will be available at a reduced rate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: from 21 November – 2 December 2022 the cable car from Rigi Kaltbad to Weggis is not operating due to maintenance work. During this time the excursion can be done via Vitznau both ways.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Pier 1 Luzern, Landungsbrücke 1, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

Departure Time

Full-Day Tour
5/26/2022 - 12/10/2022

Monday - Sunday : 09:12 AM - 06:00 PM
5/26/2023 - 12/10/2023
Monday - Sunday : 09:12 AM - 06:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 to 8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Katie Z

24 Jun, 2018

I was a little worried and confused at first trying to navigate my own way from the boat to getting off at the correct stop, when to get off the cogwheel train, when to get back on it to get to the tram, and where to catch the boat back to Lucerne after getting off the tram. However, as long as you follow the crowd and/or aren't afraid to ask for help, you will be just fine! The staff is kind, patient, and very helpful. As far as the tour itself, the day that I did this excursion, it was unfortunately cloudy, cold, and rainy. When I arrived at the peak by the cogwheel train, which was a very fun ride, it was too cold and cloudy to walk around the peak, so I had to sit in the shop for about an hour and a half to wait for the cogwheel train down to where you get on the tram. The tram ride was incredible! Overall, I recommend this activity but try your best to time it out with the weather so you don't end up like me!


03 Apr, 2022

White out conditions on top of Mt Rigi made hiking the trail difficult at times but a great overall experience. I strongly recommend.


19 Oct, 2021

The tour was absolutely stunning from the beautiful boat cruise on Lake Lucerne to the cogwheel train to take us up Rigi, the stunning views at the top right down to the cable car to take us back down to Weggis. The only problem we had was none of the steps of the journey recognised the ticket we were provided with by La Vacanza Travel. All said we should have a QR Code. The barcode ticket we had was not scannable. Luckily everyone spoke English and we were able to explain what it was.


28 Sep, 2022

The first boat left us at the Pier ! The second boat had to be told not to leave me with in the bathroom , they were pounding on the bathroom door for me to get out … I did pulling my trousers up and running down the steps and jumping off the boat so I could be with the rest of my party . HUMILIATING !!!!! Next they tell you NOTHING -they yell at you in German - dropped us off at Rigi Klum and there is no one there to help you or even tell you when to be ready for the next train down . There are times posted from December nothing current . So we missed the train down and had to sit in freezing rain for an hour to head down . Yes it’s am independent tour the least you could provide is some guidance , time tables -anything would be nice . If you don’t speak German forget it — they yell at you ! I guess after a 2 year lockdown they don’t need any tourist money they must be financially secure , that is why no one is working ! I bet on a clear day it’s beautiful on a cold rainy day it’s awful ! And they wouldn’t even let us reschedule! Lesson learned is I am NOT going to book anymore with Trip Advisor ,tired of these second hand companies pushing us around like cattle and treating us like crap . A little respect goes a long way …

Steven G

10 Oct, 2017

Beautiful views from the top! Very easy to navigate independently and I appreciated the freedom to leave when I pleased!

User's Picture Gallery





Spectacular view from Mt. Rigi

View from the top of Mt. Rigi


Rigi Train

Snowing at the Rigi


On the boat trip

Luzern Lake view


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