4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

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  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration:  9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Day Trip from Zurich to Lucerne and Stanserhorn Including Funicular Railway, Aerial Cable Car and Train Ride. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Magnifigenct views oohed and aaded all the way quite overwhelming , low cloud on the way up but what a surprise when the cloud lifted

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The view was breathtaking! Our driver was more than helpful and very polite! worth every penny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Fantastic tour. Very good commentary. Wonderful scenery. Aerial cable car amazing; the first time we've been on one with an open top. Incredible views. The map for rejoining the tour could have been a lot better.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

We had a great time. Our kids had tons of fun and they enjoyed the Funiculur Railway and the CABRIO CABLE car up to Stanserhorn. Overall it was good trip. Good to have for a day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

This was one of the highlights of our vacation. We ended our Rhine cruise with 2 additional nights in Zurich and opted to take this day trip to Lucerne and Stanserhorn. As it turned out, there were only 10 people on this tour this date and it was more like a private your. The guide was great, and because we weren't in a big bus, she spent extra time in Lucerne, which we all enjoyed and appreciated. The highlight of this tour, however, was the Cabrio. The view of the mountains, lakes and towns from on top of the cable car were outstanding, and there was ample time at the top of the mountain to appreciate it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

We were only 4 persons going on this tour and Robert (our guide) explained how the trip would be (In the same bus there was another group doing the Titlis tour) . He explained that a portion of the tour would be without him and for the Cabrio portion he gave us a paper with all the instructions including where to meet him in Lucerne after the ride down from the Cabrio Cable car. The tour started with some explanation about Zurich then we did a first stop to take pictures of the mountain. After that we headed to the Lion monument and did a picture pose there , of course along the trip we got information related to Lucerne. 3rd stop was in Lucerne where we had about 1 hour and 1/2 of free time - so we went to visit the Chapel bridge and had a bite. Next the Bus dropped us at the Stanserhorn Station where we took the funiclar to the Cabrio cable car . The whole thing from bottom to top takes around 40 minutes. Once we reached the summit the view was even more amazing and breathtaking . The paper we had indicated to 2 different times to go down and which train to take back to Lucerne (tickets included) . All the tour was very nice and Robert the tour guide was amazing; he even gave us his personal phone number just in case we had an emergency. Highly recommended !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Very enjoyable time going up Stanserhorn. The view is great as well as the Funicular Railway and Cable car were fun to ride. The tour of Lucerne allowed you to see all of the high points of Lucerne and some free time to explore on your own. We recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Excellent day and our tour guide Franz was very knowledgeable and informative. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get out of the city and see so much in one day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

An excellent tour of a beautiful location. The views from the open air cable car and the peak of Stanserhorn are incredible. The trip to Stanserhorn is on back roads, showing you beautiful Swiss countryside and villages.Everything regard the tour itself worked smoothly, exactly as promised, and we had an excellent and information guide with us. The furnicular train is not impressively steep, but does take you through several small Swiss farms. The cable car is fantastic, particularly from the open air roof. At the top, the peak of Stanserhorn gives you fantastic views, both easy and difficult hiking options, and a revolving restaurant. The restaurant is really more of a cafeteria line, but the seating area does revolve and give you a nice view. A short train ride after Stanserhorn takes you back to Lucerne, where you have an hour or so to explore before rejoining the bus ride home. You should be aware that several tours share the same bus - tours visiting different peaks, tours going to Lucerne only, etc. - so there are several stops to let people on/off. This leaves you wondering what other people are seeing and why they chose the tours they chose, but we were quite happy with ours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Excellent,
My husband and I had a wonderful experience on the Cabrio. Also our tour guide Anna Lise was very nice and a real professional . Absoultely brilliant day tour, I will difinatly recomend this tour . Thank you Helen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Trip included a scenic route to Lucerne, time to walk around the old section of town (there was more to see than you have time for but it gives you a chance to experience the town) and the railway plus cable car up near the top of Mt Stanserhorn. Enjoyed the outdoor experience of riding on top of the cable car up and down. Once up there is a nice restaurant with a view, time to eat lunch which was a little pricey but compared to Zurich prices it was about the same. There is a lookout area by the the restaurant. From there you are able to walk a path to get to the peak, that takes maybe 20 minutes, mostly uphill. Nice lookout on top. We had a lot of cloud cover on the late August day we went but patches of clear allowed some great views. Glad we went on this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Absolutely brilliant. We loved the tour and the scenery was beautiful. We would certainly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Mount Rigi was great and we had sucha knowledgeable tour guide! He explained to us on the various tourist spots! Amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Nice places visited, perfect timing and very friendly guide.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2015

We loved our day in Lucerne and Stanserhorn including funicular railway, aerial cable car and train ride. Hearing the cow bells and seeing the little villages below was awesome. The Swiss Alps were amazing. The price was very expensive the only down fall of visiting Switzerland is that you need to take out a mini mortgage to see. Unfortuneatly won't be able to come back.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2015

This was a great day trip from Zurich and everything was delightful except the amount of time we were allowed in Lucerne. There were two tours on our bus so I don't know if that influenced the fact that we only had one hour to explore and grab some lunch. We had too much time at the top of Stanserhorn and wished that we had not eaten in Lucerne as that would have given us more time to explore and take pictures. The second tour guide that stayed with us in Stans was unfamiliar with the train that took us back to Lucerne causing some anxious moments finding the correct gate. Everything worked out and in the end, it was a very nice day.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

The tour was very good. We had a little trouble checking in because they didn't have us on the list and we only got on the bus because others didn't show up. Tour guide was very good.

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2014

It was breathtakingly beautiful, though it was covered by clouds most of the time it was an experience never to be forgotten!!!!!

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2014

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate so it was cold, rainy and snowy during this trip. The Lucerne half of the trip was really nice. Loved the market and the city! Not much to do, however in Mt. Stanserhorn because of the weather. The CabriO, the first of its kind and another feat of Swiss engineering was a fun experience but wasn't able to see the views it would have offered if the weather was clear! Further, the trip to Mt. Stanserhorn was not guided. You have to do this on your own, which is not a real problem for me really. Would have just preferred to have an actual guide to tell you more details!

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2013

It was fun. The map handed out for Lucerne meeting place in reference to the train station was confusing. We were lost for a bit because we did not understand the train stop and the meeting place.

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2014

In October, it might not have been the best time for morning trips. A bit of rain and mostly foggy scenery. Crowded 2-level bus. Some people put their bags on seats. Most Luzern shops closed by afternoon back from mountain tour.

Antje our tour guide was great, knowledgeable, with good humour.

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 2014

It poured rain. The Aerial cable car was closed. Took the train up (coggle) and part way it was so rainy and cloudy..we could see nothing. Cold and wet at the top so we came right back down. Lucerne was beautiful but wet!

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 2014

Tour was quite short. And guide was only for one attraction which was the lion's monument.
Would be good to include other highlights.

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2014

Things covered in this tour can be organized by oneself, for less than the cost of the tour.

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