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The Mount Rigi Day Trip was very good!
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.
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!
The guide accompanying us had a great sense of humour, all instructions were perfect for this partly guided trip, we never felt that we were not guided.
This was a great day touring around Switzerland, but a few things to be aware of: Besides the bus dropping you off in Wessig and picking you up in Lucerne (passes to the cable car, cogwheel train, and boat ride are provided), the entire day is left on your own. It would be worth it to research the activities and sights on Mount Rigi and in Lucerne since this will be completely unguided. Also, the bus was 45 minutes late picking us up from Lucerne. Overall, though, this tour definitely saves you the time of researching and planning how to tour the beautiful countryside on your own.
A great way to see the mountain at your own pace, however those fond of a guide be warned that almost all the day is self guided. We were dropped at the bottom of the mountain in Weggis about 10.15am, and picked up at 6pm at Lucerne, another village a boat ride away. Spent the time in between on our own sledding and wandering around, this tour is highly recommended if you want to either enjoy a nice mountain walk/leisurely lunch or go sledding at your own pace. Definitely a great day trip, and easier and cheaper than organising transport ourselves! (The tour includes a cable car/all day train trip so you can sled down then train up again as much as you want, plus the boat ticket to Lucerne!)
We really enjoyed the tour. However, we did miss the cable car we'd been told to get as the queue was so long. As a result we also missed the connecting train to the summit. It would have been helpful to leave Zurich on time so our guide could have made sure this didn't happen.
We chose this tour partly based on positive reviews, the different modes of transportation offered and time given in each location. Transportation was well organised and the guided tour - given on the bus during pick up point to first drop off, covered abit of Zurich city and Swiss history. The rest of the time you're on your own until meetup point again in Lucerne.
That being said, we had a wonderful day and Richard - our guide and bus driver was helpful and accomodating. We were given tickets for the boat and train (cable car was not working) with no set time, allowing for flexibility so we could choose to stay longer on the mountain or in Lucerne. We stayed longer in beautiful Lucerne which was well worth it.
We loved this day trip, the views were breathtaking from the mountain to the valley below, as well as from the boat ride. You have enough time to just take it all in, explore and grab a bite to eat.
We recommend this tour for most people particularly couples and friends.
It was very well organised trip to Mount Rigi and the Boat Ride to Luzern was truly amazing!
Enjoyed the tour although did not realize it was a self-guided tour until I arrived. My friend decided to take a sled down Mt Rigi and the sled took her down the other side of the mountain and we were separate for over 2 hours! A stressful 2 hours! But the scenery was beautiful and Carnival was going on in Lucerne.
The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Mount Rigi was beautiful especially for someone who has never seen snow. Lucerne was also lovely and you can decide how much time you spend at each place. The guide drops you off at the cable car and then picks you up in Lucerne so you are really paying for transport and some information on the bus trip to Mount Rigi. I enjoyed the day though.
Our driver and guide, was very helpful, friendly and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would recommend it to others.
The Mount Rigi Tour gives you a variety of things to see in the Swiss Alps area. The transportation was safe and comfortable, the meeting point was easy to find and the overall logistics of the tour was planned very nicely. I would say the only downside is we probably had a little too much time on the top of Mount Rigi with not much to do if you don't bring snow gear. I would maybe mention in the Marketing material that it is highly recommended to bring snow gear with you so individuals can go sledding at the top without having to worry about getting their clothes wet!
Bill R H
This would have been 4-star, absolutely loved it, if the guide had been better. Although we knew we were on our own for part of the trip, the guide should have spent time with the Mt. Rigi group on the bus trip to let us know what all of our options were. We and others on the trip from Nepal, South Africa, and another lady from the U.S. wasted way too much time on Mt. Rigi and in Lucerne. When, if we would have been properly apprised of various options, we could have had a lot more time for doing various things. But the trip to the top of Mt. Rigi and the boatride back back to Lucerne should not be missed. Those parts we absolutely loved.