Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich. 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.
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.
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.
Great experience, included cable car, cog wheel train and boat trips on the one tour. Time on Mount Rigi was wonderful. A few more suggestions about possible places to eat and train times might give more time on the mountain. Guide was brilliant.
The drive from Zurich to Mount Rigi was great. It was very scenic and beautiful. The tourguide was very friendly and pleasant. The busdriver did a great job The biggest disappointment was when we reached the top of Mount Rigi. We booked this tour because it was mentioned very specifically that we could go and do sledge riding on Mount Rigi. On arriving there we were told that it was no longer possible. I am very sorry you cannot say things like that, get people to book a tour and then we must discover we were miss lead. There was another family on the same tour who had exactly the same expections. The little boy was very upset when he discovered he could not go and do sledge riding. We complained to the tourguide. She checked on the internet and said we were correct. It was advertised with the option of doing sledge riding. Telling me she was sorry did not solve my problem. I could have booked another tour in and around Zurich that would not have been so expensive if I had known the true facts. The boat trip was good. We were left on our own to explore Lucern. Sorry I cannot recommend this tour if you want to go and do sledge riding. But once again I must mention the tourguide and busdriver were great.
Although I did not have good weather, it was still a cool experience to go up to the mountain tops and see the country from a different perspective!
An enjoyable day in the mountains but could be shortened up by at least two hours. The boat tour would have been more enjoyable had the attendant not been so rude. We were very rudely shuffled off the upper deck because we weren't "first class". For the price we paid for this day trip we certainly should have been. A nice way to enjoy the mountains but quite pricey!
The trip itself was pleasant with beautful views, it was disappointing that we did not have our expectations met as I belivee the descriptions for transport up the mountain were overly exaggerated. The tour guide was informative but I think that Viator group was very misleading in their descriptions and we were lead to believe there would be 'old cogwheel' train not new electronic trains similar to anywhere else in the world and a cable car ride which was not offered or compensated for. We were also lead to believe there was snow up the moutnain and we would be provided warm boots and clothing, neither was the case. The ferry across the lake was beautiful. Would have liked a guide or itinrerary for the day.