• Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 135.76 View price calendar

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Experience an Alpine adventure on an exhilarating full-day tour of Lucerne and Mount Rigi from Zurich. Enjoy an abundance of leisurely free time to explore charismatic cities and dramatic mountain scenery; see the historical highlights of Lucerne; ride an aerial cable car up the steep mountainside to absorb sweeping Alpine vistas; and take a tranquil cruise over the surface of Lake Lucerne. Climb aboard a cogwheel train to a vertiginous mountain vantage point and relish the convenience of round-trip transportation from Central Zurich.


  • 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!

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What You Can Expect

Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

Ride a traditional cog-wheel train and admire the scenery on your day trip from Zurich

Depart from a centrally located pickup point in Zurich and admire the verdant Swiss countryside as you travel along the shores of Lake Lucerne. Arrive in the enchanting summer resort town of Weggis and embark on self-guided exploration of the picturesque enclave. Ride an aerial cable car to a lofty lookout point and absorb panoramic views of Lake Lucerne and its stunning surroundings.
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.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Fabulous day! We had perfect weather and the views from Mt.Rigis and lake Lucerne were superb. Great excursion.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fantastic day! A must do!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The tour was good.!We got a bit delayed in leaving Zurich, but everything else went as planned. We enjoyed very much Mount Rigi and I definitely recommend this tour. It was also nice to have time to ourselves in Lucerne to go around the town and do a bit of shopping.

Lillian R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I loved this tour because it allows you to have time on your own to explore Lucerne. The cable car views were stunning and the cruise afterwards on Lake Lucerne was so restful and a perfect interlude to the tour. I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing experience and would recommend it to anyone wanting a day trip from Zurich which is what I did.

Alex P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

well planed, spoke english, incredible sights, good value highly would recommend.

Brandon O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Everything about this tour exceeded my expectations. The bus ride to start the day took a beautiful scenic route over a mountain and offered breathtaking views of Zürich and the countryside. The guide made sure we knew what to expect after dropping us off and we spent part of the day hiking

Veronica S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017


Ashraf T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Amazing tour. The tour was supposed to be independent, however, a tour guide joined us for mist of the trip. Wonderful views from the top of the mountain and an interesting 45 min cruise over the lake of Lucerne followed by 2 hours of free time in Lucerne. Everything was perfect.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Unfortunately we did not get the chance to visit Mt Rigi on this day due to bad weather, but the tour organization was kind enough to bring us to Mt Pilatus, which was a great tour! If you catch good weather, you are lucky! Thank you to our tour guide who was very informative and kind.

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