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Day trip (destination A to B)
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
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. 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. You’ll reach a middle station at an elevation of nearly 4,000 feet (1,200 meters), where you’ll change to the cog-wheel train (the first in Europe) that will take you on another 10- to 15-minute ride almost to the summit of the mountain. 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. 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. In Lucerne, you’ll have free time to explore; walk along the lake, visit the Old Town and admire the Chapel Bridge. Your guide will meet you at the end of the day in Lucerne and escort you by coach back to Zurich. Between 1st and 18th April 2019 the aerial cable car is under maintenance. In this case you will travel up and down Mt. Rigi by cogwheel train.
Aerial cable car
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)
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
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Sihlquai Coach Parking (next to Zurich main train station)
Returns to original departure point (Sihlquai Bus Terminal) at approximately 7pm