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

Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

Board a comprehensive full day tour from Zurich and visit Mt. Rigi, Queen of the Swiss Mountains at 6,000 feet (1,800 meters). Your partly guided coach tour also includes a cable car ride, a decent down the first ever cogwheel train in Europe and a trip to the sun terrace above Lake Lucerne with its unique views over the snow-capped Alps!


  • Winter day trip from Zurich to Mount Rigi in the Swiss Alps
  • Guided coach tour includes rides in a cable car and on a cogwheel train
  • Boat ride to Lucerne
  • Two hours of free time to explore Old Town
  • Pickup and drop-off at the Sihlquai Bus Terminal

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a great choice for independent travelers since most of the day is unguided, but you will receive all the information you need to make the most of your time. You'll see the fantastic views from Mt Rigi, ride a cog-wheel train and cruise to lovely Lucerne.

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What You Can Expect

Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

Take a cable car to the top of Mount Rigi on your winter day trip

Departing from Zurich you're off to Weggis, from where a cable car and cogwheel train take you to the top of Mt. Rigi. Here, you will have two and a half hours to soak up the breath-taking views or enjoy a walk in the snow. Admire the spectacular views over the Swiss Alps and thirteen lakes from the summit of Mt. Rigi.

Descent by cog-wheel train, followed by a romantic boat ride to Lucerne. Enjoy up to two hours at leisure to explore the charming Old Town. Return to Zurich, where the tour will conclude.

Please note:
This tour includes a multi-lingual guide throughout the tour except for travel up and down Mount Rigi and during the boat ride. For this part of the tour, you will receive timetables and detailed information sheets about the journey. You can choose to stay on the mountain for one or two and a half hours.

Between November 7 and 18, the aerial cable car is under maintenance. In this case you will travel up and down Mt. Rigi by cogwheel train.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very satisfactory, giving you the chance to enjoy beautiful Swiss nature, mountains and lakes. Nicely organized and leaves plenty of private time. Actually you are with the guide and other participants only when in the bus on the way from Zurich to the cable car, and on the way back from Lucerne to Zurich.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Excellent value, especially given how expensive things can be in Switzerland. Unfortunately it was snowing so much on top of the mountain that I couldn't see the amazing views until I started down the mountain on the train. But still a fantastic tour, which I would pay to go on again. Also the city of Lucerne was very pretty and the tour guide was very helpful and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Mind blowing, the most amazing pictures we have from the trip, were taken on this tour. This was a highly organised and adventurous trip. The entire tour lasted about 9 hours, just as it mentions in the description. The details of the trip are true to their description. It was a combination of bus, cable car, cogwheel train, boat and then bus back to Zurich again. My husband and I did not imagine Mt Rigi would be so breath-taking. Everything we did thereafter, we compared with this trip. Even in the winter there was so much sunshine once we reached the peak. Lovely restaurants and cafes for snacks as you climb up the mountain, and there was enough time to take a walk, get a bite and take lots of pictures before departing for the boat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

excellent trip.host was very knowledgeable and happy and loved to make us laugh.trip up mt rigi and down was excellent,as was the boat cruise,Lucerne was beautiful.great day all round

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Wooow. It fantastic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This excursion was the best part of our holiday to zurich. The views from mount rigi are breath taking and looking at all the swiss houses on the way to it was magical. definitely worth the money. make sure you pick a day that is supposed to have clear weather for clear views

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

For folks who want to explore on their own this is a perfect trip. We were provided all the instructions and meeting points and them basically spend the day exploring Rigi and Lucerne on our own

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Great day trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

The tour was wonderful. We received clear, understandable instructions on where to meet our tour leader. I felt that we got to spend time on our own exploring the sights, which was nice. I might have spent less time on Mt Rigi so I could spend more time touring Lucerne. Very nice tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

Me and my wife had a wonderful experience with this trip. A combination of all 3 modes of transport road,rail and water and was well organised. Our guides Andy and Robert were informative and friendly. The alps were amazing and also the boat ride to Lucerne with free time to spend at both places was great.

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