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Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride

Zürich, Switzerland
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9 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Ascend to the dizzying summit of Mt Stanserhorn on a full-day coach tour of the Swiss Alps from Zurich. Travel through stunning Swiss countryside to the picturesque city of Lucerne and explore its charming Old Town on a guided tour. Take a traditional funicular railway car in Stans and summon your courage for an open-air gondola ride to the highest point of Mt Stanserhorn. Absorb incredible Alpine panoramas and opt to enjoy a unique dining experience in a rotating restaurant (own expense).
  • Full-day tour of central Switzerland, including Stanserhorn, from Zurich
  • See Lake Lucerne and visit the Old Town landmarks of Lucerne
  • Ride an antique wooden rail car aboard the funicular railway in Stans
  • Take the CabriO – the first open-top aerial cable car in the world – up Mt Stanserhorn
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the Rondorama restaurant and a peek at Marmot Park
  • Relax on a public train ride from Stans to Lucerne

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Travel the Swiss countryside, see Lucerne landmarks and ride a vintage funicular railway on this relaxing day trip. For me, the highlight is the ride on the open-top aerial cable car up Mt Stanserhorn. The views are spellbinding.
Greet your guide a meeting point in central Zurich, and climb aboard an air-conditioned minivan destined for Switzerland’s scenic countryside. Admire verdant panoramas as you travel parallel to the shore of Lake Lucerne, past crumbling limestone cliffs and flower-filled meadows.

On arrival in Lucerne, embark on a short sightseeing tour with your knowledgeable guide; see impressive monuments like Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument and gain fascinating insight into the city’s rich historical heritage. Spend some leisurely time exploring the Old Town, an area thronged with ancient relics.

See the 14th-century town walls and then re-join the coach for the short and scenic journey to Stans, home to a recently restored 19th-century funicular railway. Experience an enchanting ride through flowering meadows and swooping valleys and disembark at the train station to explore the region independently.

On your guide’s recommendation, conquer your fear and climb aboard the CabriO, an open-top aerial cable car that affords stunning views of the surrounding Alpine panorama. Ascend to the lofty summit of Mount Stanserhorn and relish staggering views as you climb to a height of 6,230 feet (1,900 meters).

Scour the horizon for 10 lakes and more than 62 miles (100 km) of Swiss Alps mountain range before taking a short hike to Marmot Park, an idyllic nature reserve in which animals thrive in their natural environment. Opt to enjoy a unique dining experience in the mountaintop’s rotating restaurant (own expense) and then return to Stans to meet your guide.

Take the train back to Lucerne and, after enjoying some additional free time in the charming city, board your return coach to Zurich.

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Great experience
, Sep 2019
Lovely ride up a funicular rail , followed by a unique cable car with a sun deck . What a view! A special mention about two lovely , friendly ladies operating these two modes! The rotating restaurant at the top serves great food. Our Guide was a nice and friendly man. Overall good.It snowed at the top “cherry on the cake” .
Head in the clouds
, Sep 2019
Had a great day learning about Lucerne.. a beautiful city... and going up to Stanserhorn on the cable car ride was awesome... a terrific day..
Breath-taking views!
, Aug 2019
It was a good pick: Lucerne/Stasenhorn. We went around with the group until we were dropped off at the Stasenhorn funicular stn by the guide. The open-top cable car ride after the funicular was amazing! And the solo train ride going back to Lucerne to meet up with the group for the ride back home after several hours made the trip better. Great experiences.
Day trip from Zurich to Lucern & Stanserhorn
Sharon A
, Jul 2019
OMG An absolutely breathtaking trip! Lucerne was beautiful. The snowy mountains and the rotating dining room at Mt Stanserhorn are the best!
Great view
Linet L
, Jul 2019
Great tour, I felt in love with Switzerland. Cant wait to go back, the cabe car ride was good also but it was cloudy.
Stunning Views
, Jul 2019
A lot to see in one day but worth it. You have to take a train by yourself when you are finished with Stanserhorn, but don't be intimidated by taking the train. It is easy and fun. And Lucerne is a pleasant walkable town.
Fantastic Trip by Best of Switzerland
, Jun 2019
An excellent excursion by bus, funicular train, and cable car. Majestic views from the top of Stanserhorn hill. The weather was very nice in June. The tour guide was very informative and helpful. Absolutely recommended tour who want to experience the best of Switzerland.
must do!!!
, May 2019
It was totally worth it. LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!! cabrio cable car was the hilight of the trip. Stans is an amazing little town.
, Oct 2018
This day, October 14, 2018 was my 75th Birthday. What a Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible day!!! This day trip without a doubt gets a 5 Star Rating from me!!!!! My son and I ended up the day by staying in Lucerne and having dinner at The Old Swiss House Restaurant and then catching our own train back to our stay in Sins, Switzerland. The Old Swiss House Restaurant ended surprising the hell of me with a lite sparkler, fruit, pastry, and Happy 75th Birthday wrote out in Swiss chocolate on a plate. And a little Swiss music box playing Happy Birthday. It had been 52 years since I had been through Switzerland. The scenery on this day trip was unbelievable SPECTACULAR!!!!! I LOVE SWITZERLANDS Splendor and Beauty! This is a must see trip for everyone!!!!! Lucerne is BEAUTIFUL!!!
What an amazing experience
, Oct 2018
The Alps up close with the most amazing open air ride to get there.I could do this tour over and over again.In one day you experience so much,the air at the top is strkingky pure and fresh and the view spectacular.You need to include this add on as it makes the tour 10/10

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