Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride | La Vacanza Travel

Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich

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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Zurich
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  • Not-Cancellable


Ride an open-top aerial cable car to the peak of Mt Stanserhorn and take in the spectacular views of the Swiss Alps! On this full-day coach tour from Zurich, you’ll see the gorgeous countryside and visit the charming city of Lucerne, including its Old Town. In Stans, hop on an oldtimer funicular railway car and then take the Stanserhorn ‘CabriO’ – an open-air gondola – the rest of the way up to the Rondorama rotating restaurant and Marmot Park. From Stans, enjoy a train ride back to Lucerne!

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Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

After having made your way to the meeting point in central Zurich, depart with your knowledgeable guide aboard a comfortable coach through the scenic countryside of central Switzerland. Relax on the journey along the Albis – a chain of wooded hills – and pass the shores of Lake Lucerne.

Stop At: Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Switzerland

Take in the views during a short photo stop en route at either Lake Lucerne or at the Lion Monument.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Old Town Lucerne, Altstadt, Lucerne 6002 Switzerland

Enjoy a brief orientation drive, where your guide points out the main attractions of this charming town like the famous Chapel Bridge, the Town Hall, the picturesque Jesuit Church or the impressive Concert and Congress Hall (KKL). Enjoy some leisure to explore the Old Town individually before the journey continues.

Duration: 50 minutes

Pass By: Stanserhorn-Bahn, Stansstaderstrasse 19, 6370 Stans, Switzerland

Then, continue by coach to Stans, a town surrounded by orchards. You’ll delight in an unforgettable ride through flowering meadows to the valley station of the vintage funicular railway, recently restored but built in 1893.
Your guide will drop you off here and provide you with all the necessary information and schedules so that you are well prepared to spend your afternoon at Mt. Stanserhorn independently.

Stop At: CabriO Stanserhorn-Bahn, Stansstaderstrasse 19, Stans 6370 Switzerland

Take the CabriO – the world’s first open-top aerial cable car – to the summit of Mt Stanserhorn, rising 6,230 feet (1,900 meters) above sea level. During the 25-minute ride, relish the remarkable view from the roofless upper deck of the gondola as you ascend. Take in the panorama from the mountaintop as you look down at more than 10 lakes and 62 miles (100 km) of the Swiss Alps mountain range.
Next, go on a short hike to Stanserhorn’s peak and visit the Marmot Park for a chance to watch the animals in their natural habitat. Opt for a typical Swiss meal (own expense) in the Rondorama, a revolving restaurant with fabulous views.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Lucerne, Lucerne

After returning to Stans, take the public train back to Lucerne for some additional free time in the charming city.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

In the evening you meet your tour guide again, who takes you back to Zurich by coach and drops you off at the same place where you started the tour in the morning.

  • Transportation in comfortable coach with AC
  • Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide
  • Vintage funicular, CabriO cable car (unaccompanied)
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Public train from Stans to Lucerne
  • Entry/Admission - CabriO Stanserhorn-Bahn

  • Hotel pick- up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
  • The tour is accompanied from Zurich to Stans and from Lucerne to Zurich. For the individual ascent and descent at Mt Stanserhorn and the train ride back to Lucerne, tickets and a written itinerary are provided.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure Time

09:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


9 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


12 Nov, 2023

It was a crisp fall day and wet but not freezing when we started up. By the time we got to the top it was snowing and we had a fun snowball fight. A warm cup of coffee and a great view before we headed back down, Our tour was just the Cambrio ride, not the hike, but it was a great three hours of enjoyment. The operators were also very personable which added to the day.

Tara S

12 Oct, 2023

This was a great day trip! There was so much to do and see in Lucerne during our downtown. We got to see the covered bridge, walk around the beautiful old town, and took a walk along the original wall when all the church bells were ringing. We also enjoyed the mountain trip. In the fall the clouds hang lower, so although this is not the highest mountain, we were able to see really great views on the looped trail behind the mountain. It was a cool experience to ride on the older rail car and stand on the open top cable car. Really enjoyed our day mixing some of the city and the Mountain View’s


29 Sep, 2023

This is a great tour, its partly guided which i knew. Check in was easy, point of meeting was easy to find (near main station), the bus was comfortable, the tour guide was very knowledgeable, attentive and super friendly. She gave us all tickets and details as to how to make it to the top of the mountain and return to Zurich. Totally recommend it.


28 Sep, 2023

Beautiful trip, great sunny day Great tour guide Only unfortunately pickup late by 45 minutes in Lucerne

Dhurat R

11 Sep, 2023

The trip included stops that were just stunning. The guide was excellent explaining the details of the surrounding area and offering suggestions like visiting an impressionist museum. The coach was comfortable , transfers were all planned out and perfect. This trip is a must when visiting! Lucerne , lion sculpture, and Stanzerhorn- the views were amazing not to mention the train and cable ride! Thanks to Alexandria and Francenia and the wonderful bus drivers!

User's Picture Gallery


Fun time for a diverse group of ages


Great day trip!


Everything I imagined and MORE!


Amazing trip and tour guide


Definately doing this again


Nice tour


Amazing Day! Explored Lucerne and...


Very enjoyable time going up...


Los Alpes suizos desde ese lugar es maravilloso.




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