- Full-day tour from Zurich to Mount Rigi and Lake Lucerne
- Ride an aerial cable car and a cog-wheel train
- On Mount Rigi, go for a walk or hike, enjoy a meal and admire the views of the Swiss Alps
- Paddle-steamer ride on Lake Lucerne to the town of Lucerne
- Free time to explore Lucerne at your leisure
- Perfect day trip for the independent traveler!
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
You get a lot of free time to explore the lovely Lucerne area. Hike on Mt Rigi with its top-notch views of the Alps before taking a relaxing boat ride to Lucerne, a picturesque town where you can sightsee, shop or just have a drink at one of the many restaurants and bars along the lake.
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Boat to LucernePhoto by: Chelsey L
- Boat to LucernePhoto by: Chelsey L
- Mt RigiPhoto by: Chelsey L
- LucernePhoto by: Erin T
- The Train RidePhoto by: Heather C
- Going up to Rigi on the TramPhoto by: Heather C
- Taken from the busPhoto by: Heather C
- Luzern 2Photo by: Warren S
- LuzernPhoto by: Warren S
- View from the boat on the way ...Photo by: Warren S
- Rigi Kulm 2Photo by: Warren S
- Rigi KulmPhoto by: Warren S
What You Can Expect
On arrival at the middle station, situated at an elevation of almost 4,000 feet (1,200 meters), climb aboard Europe’s first cogwheel train for the smooth ride to the mountain’s summit. Customize your independent itinerary according to your interests and spend some leisurely free time exploring Mount Rigi at your own pace. Use a sheet of recommended activities to formulate a plan, perhaps taking picturesque hiking trails or revitalizing with a traditional Swiss lunch (own expense).
Descend the mountain on another cogwheel train and disembark at the quaint lakeside village of Vitznau. Relax during an idyllic cruise to Lucerne and then set out to discover the important monuments and pretty attractions of the city; explore the Old Town, stroll across Chapel Bridge and then rejoin your group and guide for the return journey to Zurich, where the tour concludes.
Bob United States of ...
Wish the weather were more cooperative at the summit of Mount Rigi, but the trip up there via gondola and cog wheel train was fun. Lake Lucerne cruise was enjoyable. Didn't know Lake Lucerne was so large. Touring Lucerne was very interesting ... the lion sculpture was amazing as was the covered bridge with its roof rafter paintings. The entire trip wa well worth the price.
The day was amazing! We got to experience the cable ride up the mountain and then the train ride down the mountain and then the boat ride across the lake. We could not have asked for a better way to spend the day. Wonderful!!
Tour and guide great weather not good would go with this firm again
I cant spoil this amazing experience for you so im going to say explore this for yourself. One thing I can say, is you wont be disapointed. I loved my tours but this tour gives you the freedom you will need whilst feeling extremly safe.
The meeting place was Sihlquai bus station which is quite a central area, just a few minutes walk from Zurich HB. As we were just a small group at the time, we went with the small coach which was also great because the tour felt more personalized and private. From Zurich, we travelled to Weggis, all the while, our driver and guide pointing and giving information to different views along the way. When we reached Weggis, it was where we were supposed to take the cogwheel train and cable car to reach Mount Rigi. Unfortunately, my son got ill and we didn't continue with the tour. But our guide didn't leave us just like that, he brought us to the port in Weggis where he still gave us the tickets for the Lucerne Lake Cruise which was included in the tour. So we just took the cruise of the lake which was amazing as it was and reached the city of Lucerne. This was the third tour I booked with Viator, all three in Switzerland. They were all great and I will definitely book with them again.
Great value for money. We got to see some amazing parts of Switzerland and the staff were fantastic. I would highly recommend.
Beautiful! The weather made for a pretty foggy day. So try and pick a clear skies kinda day, and pack a light jacket, its chilly up there! I really like everything about sLOVEnia!!
It was a beautiful trip. We loved Lucerne and Mount Rigi had beautiful vistas from every direction
The view was unbelievable.
Bhanu United States of ...
Awesome. Everything went well as planned.