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clock-o9 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


Delight in the frozen enchantment of Mount Rigi on a full-day tour of the ‘Queen of the Swiss Mountains’ from Zurich. Enjoy a balanced combination of independent and guided exploration and experience an aerial cable car ride to the summit of Switzerland’s most magnificent natural landmark. Take Europe’s first cogwheel train down the steep mountainside and soak up sweeping alpine vistas from a charming terrace above Lake Lucerne.
  • 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 Travelers Choose 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.
Climb aboard a comfortable, climate-controlled coach at a central Zurich pickup point and relax during the scenic journey to Weggis, a charming resort at the foot of Mount Rigi. Climb onto an aerial cable car and soar up a super-sleek cable to the mountain’s lofty summit.
Gasp as you rest your eyes on striking, snow-smothered panoramas of the Swiss Alps. Scour the scenery for thirteen lakes and inhale fresh mountain air during your leisurely free time at the highest point of Mount Rigi. Descend the steep mountainside by Europe’s first cogwheel train, and then climb aboard an awaiting boat for a tranquil ride to Lucerne.
On arrival, set out to see the city’s historical highlights independently, strolling through the Old Town and visiting an ambient café for coffee (own expense). Reconvene with your guide and group at a prearranged time and location, then relax during the journey back to Zurich, where the tour concludes.
Please see the Itinerary section for additional information regarding guided and self-guided tour elements.


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 6 and 17, the aerial cable car is under maintenance. In this case you will travel up and down Mt. Rigi by cogwheel train.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Jul 2018

Mt. Rigi had the most amazing views. We were lucky to see these as the fog/mist rolled in on the day that we were there. Well worth the visit. Wouldn't matter what time of the year you go, the views are sensational.

, Apr 2018

We went there for a panorama view, but its snowy and all you can see is fog. To make it worst, the tour guide cut the time we spent on top from 2 hours to 1 hour. My kids wasnt able to play on the snow as they want us to go down asap. It's just bad. I do hope they have at least a partial refund of the payment as we did not get the real value of what we paid for. We live in UAE and the additional time playing on snow is a great fun for my kids.
The trip is a winter day trip, and they didnt even give us time to play on the snow.

, Apr 2018

This tour is very organised and cover lots of experience during one day.
I highly recommend this tour for short term stay

, Mar 2018

Exactly as described. Well organized and worth it. Price was great.

, Mar 2018

amazing experience and views.
highly recommend
try for a clear day so you can see when at the very top, but you will definitely have a good view on the descent

, Mar 2018

Awesome trip!! Worth every penny!!! Lots of snow when we went and had a awesome time with our toddler!!

, Mar 2018

Great trip, and easy way to see the alps!

, Jan 2018

Great budget friendly trip for those who do not have cars or ability to rent a car here. Provided everything you need for the day trip except food, and views were great! I would do this again, but beware that most of the tour is not guided.

, Jan 2018

A godd day,. Be prepared when visiting in winter with appropriate foot ware and clothing. The tarp gave time to oneself to explore. Pick up inLucerne was late.

, Jan 2018

The day was terrible. The weather was very bad and the company didn't advise me. The company didn't offer any support, just left me on the montain, gave me the tickets and i did all by my self. I'm a tourist i dont know what is the best day to make this kind of visit, was one obligation that company advise me about the wheater and that it was impossible see anything on the mountain that day. If was a serious company they would refunded my money or advise me to go up to mountain another day. In resume, i dont indicat this company to anyone.

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