Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Switzerland, Zürich, Zurich
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Zurich
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

On this full-day alpine excursion, escape Zurich and spend a glorious day in the Lake Lucerne area, exploring Mount Rigi, known as the ‘Queen of the Mountains,’ and the picturesque lakeside town of Lucerne. This tour is mostly made up of free time and self-guided activities – your guide will be with you from Zurich to Weggis, at the foot of the mountain, and then you’re free to explore the mountain and Lucerne at your leisure. Ride an aerial cable car and a cogwheel train, take in stunning views over the Swiss Alps and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Lucerne – it’s a full day of gorgeous scenery and mountain delights.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

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 tour guide will drop you off 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 will take the cogwheel train down the mountain to the lakeside village of Vitznau, where you will board a boat for the approximate 45-minute boat ride to Lucerne.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lucerne Station, Bahnhofplatz, Lucerne 6005 Switzerland

Enjoy the rest of your time at leisure in Lucerne, before meeting up again with your tour guide for the coach journey back to Zurich.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Zurich, Zurich

Drop off at the Sihlquai Coach Terminal

Inclusions
  • Aerial cable car
  • Cogwheel train
  • Boat ride from Vitznau to Lucerne
  • Transportation by coach from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich
  • Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Rigi
  • Entry/Admission - Vitznau

Exclusions
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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.

Duration

9 hours 30 minutes

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

User's Reviews

zitac2021

24 Oct, 2022

Wonderful and plenty of activities to do! The tour guide was informative on the drive over and back. I would just add that you can leave Mt. Rigi at 1pm as well to make the 1349 boat to luzern.

lauragS355QF

12 Oct, 2022

This trip is self guided, the only thing the tour operator provides is a bus ride to and from. There are other tours on the bus. You get a pamphlet (with time tables for transportation) at checkin, given a bus ride and dropped off at the Mt Rigi cable car station. At that point the ‘guide’ gives you tickets for the cable car and the boat to Lucerne and tells you where and when to meet in Lucerne for the bus back. The “guided” part of this is the talk given while on the bus to and from the destination which was not very good. This wasn’t my expectation and it would have been less expensive to plan the travel from Zurich on my own. The description on the La Vacanza Travel site doesn’t explicitly state it is a self guided tour.

Laura_G

12 Oct, 2022

This was not as expected, having had positive experience with La Vacanza Travel previously. This tour was primarily transportation to Mt Rigi ending in Lucerne. We were transported to the cable car station, dumped off and handed tickets for the cable car and boat to Lucerne. The only “guided portion” was a short narrative on the bus which was poor at best. The tour guide abruptly dumped us at the first stop and traveled on with the other 2 tour groups on our bus. We, my husband and another couple could have planned this on our own at a much less cost, roughly half the cost. It was not worth was was charged. I tried to email customer service to ask for a refund but my email was sent back and not able to be delivered. This was an expensive self guided tour.

Harry_S

20 Sep, 2022

The guide team led by Francesca and Conrad was funny, informative and professional. It was a full day that we really enjoyed.

Ani

19 Sep, 2022

This was a self guided tour that I was unaware of. It didn’t state anywhere it was self guided and a bit stressful as I had to figure out everything on my own. The driver was the best part of the tour he was pleasant and vey helpful.

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view from the top

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Beautiful photo op on My Rigi!!

Relaxing..... Zen... the cows rocked too!!!

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Vitznau

waiting for boat to arrive to Lucerne

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Climbing mt rigi

checking out the gorgeous landscapes

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Top of Mt. Rigi

Top of Mt. Rigi

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Mt. Rigi

On the way to Rigi Kulm

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Mt. Rigi

It was a rainy ride up to the top of Mt. Rigi.

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Boat to Lucerne

Better views from the chilly boat ride than at the top of a mountain.

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Boat to Lucerne

As you can see, better weather for the boat ride

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Mt Rigi

Our lack of view at the top..made for a boring time and disappointment.

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Lucerne

Water tower bridge, Lucerne

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The Train Ride

So fun to go up the steep side of the mountain.

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Going up to Rigi on the Tram

The Tram ride is one of the most exciting parts of the tour.

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Taken from the bus

As you travel through the countryside the views are stunning in every direction. This is lake Lucerne

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Luzern 2

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Luzern

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View from the boat on the way to Luzern

The atmosphere was incredible! Lie nothing I have experienced in my life.

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