- Overnight tour from Zurich to Mt Rigi
- Ride an aerial cable car and Europe's first cogwheel railway to the top of Mt Rigi
- Have free time on the peak to hike, take photos or just relax
- Soak in the mineral-rich indoor and outdoor pools at the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa
- Enjoy fabulous views of the Alps and Switzerland’s many alpine lakes
- Take a cruise on Lake Lucerne and see Lucerne’s medieval sights like Chapel Bridge and Old Town
- Spend a blissful night at the 3-star Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Such a lovely way to unwind! Relax in mineral baths, sleep in fresh Alpine air and take all the photos you want! On the second day, you get free time to see the sights in Lucerne and do some shopping.
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What You Can Expect
Meet your guide in central Zurich and begin your journey to Mt Rigi with a scenic coach drive through the beautiful countryside and along the Lake of the Four Cantons (the official name of Lake Lucerne) to Weggis! Here, your guide will leave you to board the aerial cable car independently for the ride up to Rigi-Kaltbad (you’ll receive all tickets, instructions and documents needed for the rest of the day). Get off the cable car at Rigi-Kaltbad and switch to Europe‘s first cogwheel railway to complete the trip up to Rigi-Kulm, at an elevation of 6,000 feet (1,800 meters).
When you arrive at the top, be wowed by the spectacular views over the Alps and several Swiss mountain lakes. The views are simply incredible, and you'll have approximately three to four hours of free time here to soak it all in. During your free time, go for a hike on one of the well-maintained trails or rent a sled (own expense) for a little wintertime fun. Have lunch (own expense) at the Rigi-Kulm restaurant, or simply relax, enjoying the majestic alpine atmosphere and filling up your camera with one great shot after another.
In the afternoon, take the cogwheel train back down to Rigi-Kaltbad to check in to your hotel – the three-star Hotel Rigi Kaltbad – and take advantage of your included access to the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa. Designed by well-known Swiss architect Mario Botta, the spa offers mineral-rich indoor and outdoor pools with relaxing temperatures of 95 degrees F (35 C) and fabulous mountain vistas. Additional spa features include a whirlpool, herbal sauna, steam bath and crystal spa bath, all of which you have access to until the 7pm closing time.
Round off your day at the hotel’s SunSet restaurant, where you’ll enjoy your four-course a la carte dinner of seasonal, regional specialties before retiring to your tastefully furnished hotel room.
Day 2: Mt Rigi – Lucerne – Zurich (B)
Begin your day with a rich breakfast buffet and then return to the Mineral Baths & Spa, if you wish, for a late morning dip. Around noon, take the cogwheel train down to Vitznau, where you’ll board the boat for your one-hour, ultra-scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne to the town of the same name.
When you reach Lucerne, you have free time to explore on your own and have lunch (own expense). See the city’s top sights like Chapel Bridge, Old Town, the town hall and the Jesuit Church. Maybe visit the Swiss Museum of Transport (one of the biggest museums in Switzerland) or the Rosengart Museum, home to works by Picasso and Paul Klee (any entrance fees at own expense). Or just stroll around town, admiring the medieval streets and popping into local shops.
At a pre-arranged time, meet your guide and board the coach for the ride back to Zurich.
This tour was amazing!
We had a fantastic vacation ! Mt. Rigi Kaltbad Hotel and spa was magnificent !
I haven't seen a more beautiful location in my life. Views from top of the mountain are just anazing
Thank you Viator.
We had a wonderful time up on the mountain and at the hotel, but it was pouring rain when we were on the cruise. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the trip very much.
I had an amazing time. The hotel was beautiful, and the people were great:) I wouldn't exactly call it a tour. I got the bus from Zurich to the cablecar and was pretty much on my own from there. But the scenery was worth the trip:)
Great tour, highly recommend it.
I've been extremely pleased with the tour right from the last minute booking I made on the phone. Viator accommodated me despite me booking the tour later than the online 48hr deadline. They also managed to arrange for a odd pick-up location along the route out of town despite my tight schedule that would have made me miss the bus. Most of it was a self tour, but with rather clear guidelines. Great touch from the tour guide to provide us with a little folder with all the necessary information. The folder fitted snugly into my travel clutch.
Mount Rigi was definitely worth the stay, the mineral baths were great - literally overlooking the alpines. You might want to check up on the weather, as you won't be able to see much if there's too much fog. I was lucky as the fog cleared up on my second day, so I got to dip in the baths with the amazing views before I left. The hotel staff were great and for those who don't own swimwear, you could well loan a bathing suit directly from the hotel. It's probably advisable to go as a couple or with company if you're doing an overnight stay as there is a candlelight dinner and was mighty awkward for me as I traveled solo. Neat collection of drinks at the hotel bar, so going with friends will be enjoyable too. my only gripe was that I was given a room without a view, turns out a couple that arrived half an hour before me was given dibs to my original room that had a view.
The Lake Lucerne Cruise is a great way to travel, as you're flanked by mountain ranges that are absolutely breathtaking. Trip back to the hotel was great, with a friendly guide whom I sadly forgot to tip in my sleepiness. She offered to drop me straight at my Youth Hostel as it wasn't a busy night. Fantastic experience and very helpful staff from Viator and all other partners!
Beautiful scenery, relaxing minerals pools with glorious views of the Alps. Not really a tour, since the bus dropped us off at the tram station and we were on our own to get to the hotel and back to Luzerne the next day. We never found the bus which we were to take back to Zurich and ended up spending an additional $100 for train tickets home. The hotel tried to charge us for dinner and the room since they weren't informed that it was prepaid. Definitely a lack of communication on the tour company's part.