- 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
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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.
Reviewed by Anonymous, December 2012
Reviewed by isa, United Kingdom, December 2012