We were the only two on board our coach who went to Mount Rigi and I do not know why! It's a popular destination for locals and we enjoyed watching them ski and sled. We took the aerial cable car up, which is about a 12-15 minute ride. We watched the lush green scenery turn into wintry beauty of snow capped mountains and newly fallen snow. The cable car stops near the Hotel Rigi Kaltbad which is just a couple minutes walk to the cogwheel train. The train is heated and takes you up to the top of the mountain where there's another hotel, places to eat and breathtaking views at an altitude of about 1,800 metres. We made our way up to the Rigi-Kulm-Hotel for a window-side table, with amazing views, and enjoyed lunch and a glass of wine while we warmed up and watched the show fall. We spent about three hours up at the summit before taking the train back down to the ski resort area where we went into the Hotel Alpina for a beer and a snack then again boarded the train to the bottom of the mountain There we took a Lucerne River cruise aboard the MS Europa. She's a gorgeous 70 foot boat and once again, the scenery was breathtaking. All the mountain-top snow was, unfortunately, rain once we got into Lucerne so we didn't get to see as much of the city as we had hoped. All in all, my husband and I agree this trip far exceeded our expectations. Our guide Annette, kept an interesting and informative commentary going while on the coach, and we enjoyed the un-accompanied time up on Rigi. Looking back, this day definitely ticks a box on our Bucket List and we would go again if given the opportunity. I highly recommend this day out.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Would wouldn't want to do this tour? Taking the cog wheel train high above the clouds that hung over the city of Zurich until we reached the top and the sun was out and the views spectacular. Had a nice lunch on top and took the Red train down the other other side to Vitznau to take a boat to Lucerne, boat took 1 hour and the views were so beautiful. Had free time in Lucerne which was so very nice. The one surprise was once the guide took us to the train we were on our own all day, I was a little worried at first but it turned out just fine. I thing that should have been mentioned in the trip information.
What a wonderful tour. I would do it again and definitely recommend it. Our guide Andy was great!!
alice United Kingdom
Fantastic tour! Breathtaking landscapes, very nice guide and perfect atmosphere. A real aventure from the city center of Zurich to the top of the mountain in the ice-grotto! Lucerne is also beautiful, we found some nice and typical little shops there. Thanks to our guide! Really recommend the tour to everyone wants to escape and take a break.
Me and my wife were on our honeymoon, so we wanted to go somewhere we could relax and enjoy the wonders of nature, this trip gave us everything we could ask for! The day started with the perfect weather, nice sunshine with cool breeze. The tour guide from The Best of Switzerland tours, Andy, was very friendly and polite. So moving on, we took the coach ride all the way to the start of the cogwheel train station.The Blue cogwheel train up to Mount Rigi was very nice, lets you sit back, relax and enjoy the very scenic views as you make your way up to Rigi. Once at the top, the majestic views of the Swiss Alps awaits you, we were so in awe of the beautiful Swiss alps. At the top of Mount Rigi there's like a small cafe where u can get your coffee and snacks. After an hour or so at the top, we ascend back down with the Red cogwheel train and finally we took the boat and make our way back to Lucerne, the boat ride was great as well. Overall this trip is very well worth it, we enjoyed ourselves and its a part of our honeymoon we would never forget!
from being picked up on time at our hotel and being able to bag the front seats to being dropped off at the coach station 10 hours later we had a wonderful day. it was my 50th birthday and going up a mountain in the swiss alps was just the way to spend it. our rep was very informative and friendly.we arrived at the cable car and it set off after just a few minutes. then on up to the summit. oh my what can you say about the views. breathtaking / stunning/fabulous etc. we have never been anywhere like it before. we didn't stay as long as the tour guide suggested as it was a very cold and windy day up there, but we caught the train back down and got on an earlier boat with no problems. the journey down to lucerne was just lovely complimented a tasty glass of birthday wine.the sights of lucerne more than lived up to our expectations and we met the coach at the arranged meeting point. it's a pity it was a sunday as most of the shops were shut, but it didn't spoil a very memorable special birthday. thankyou from diane and eddie
Kevin B Ireland
A great day - the trip provided a variety of activities, the coach, the gondola, cog wheel train, and boat. The highlight was sledging in the beautiful Alps. Would recommend the trip to all that enjoy adventures.
Raymond W United Kingdom
A great day out with so many different aspects to the day.
Barry O Canada
A great way to see alot in one day. The bus station is central, the tour guide was excellent and the combination of guided and self guided was perfect for me. Christmas is a great time to see the traditions of Switzerland.
Paul S United Kingdom
Fantastic Trip. Brilliant Guides, amazing scenery, We did the sledging at the top of Mount Rigi - This is not for the faint hearted - 90 degree bends - Steep drops - MAD - We did it three times - What a fantastic day!!!
Raymond W United Kingdom
The whole day had something for everyone - experiencing a real taste of Switzerland.
Mt. Rigi excursion is a fantastic opportunity to relax while being at the Alps! The tour guide is a well educated man, who tells you everything that you need to know before he continues with the other group. It is perfectly plan and very simple to execute, so much so that I became the tour guide of the few ones that were with me! The boat that took us to Lucerne was a blast! It is not only comfortable, but it also offers fantastic scenery and excellent restaurant services. Don't miss it, it might be the best excursion on your trip!