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

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Zurich, Zurich

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Ride an open-top aerial cable car to the peak of Mt Stanserhorn and take in the spectacular views of the Swiss Alps! On this full-day coach tour from Zurich, you’ll see the gorgeous countryside and visit the charming city of Lucerne, including its Old Town. In Stans, hop on an oldtimer funicular railway car and then take the Stanserhorn ‘CabriO’ – an open-air gondola – the rest of the way up to the Rondorama rotating restaurant and Marmot Park. From Stans, enjoy a train ride back to Lucerne!

What's Included

Carbon offset through myclimate

Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide

Public train from Stans to Lucerne

Transportation in comfortable coach with AC

Vintage funicular, CabriO cable car (unaccompanied)

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Hotel pick- up and drop-off

Optional activities

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • The tour is accompanied from Zurich to Stans and from Lucerne to Zurich. For the individual ascent and descent at Mt Stanserhorn and the train ride back to Lucerne, tickets and a written itinerary are provided.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

After having made your way to the meeting point in central Zurich, depart with your knowledgeable guide aboard a comfortable coach through the scenic countryside of central Switzerland. Relax on the journey along the Albis – a chain of wooded hills – and pass the shores of Lake Lucerne.

• Admission Ticket Free

Lake Lucerne
Take in the views during a short photo stop en route at either Lake Lucerne or at the Lion Monument.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Town Lucerne
Enjoy a brief orientation drive, where your guide points out the main attractions of this charming town like the famous Chapel Bridge, the Town Hall, the picturesque Jesuit Church or the impressive Concert and Congress Hall. Explore this unique city on your own during the following six hours of leisure time.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Then, continue by coach to Stans, a town surrounded by orchards, and board the vintage funicular railway, built in 1893 and recently restored. You’ll delight in an unforgettable ride through flowering meadows to the valley station.

Your guide will drop you off here and provide you with all the necessary information and schedules. So you are well prepared to spend your afternoon at Mt. Stanserhorn independently.

• Admission Ticket Free

CabriO Stanserhorn-Bahn
Take the CabriO – the world’s first open-top aerial cable car – to the summit of Mt Stanserhorn, rising 6,230 feet (1,900 meters) above sea level. During the 25-minute ride, relish the remarkable view from the roofless upper deck of the gondola as you ascend. Take in the panorama from the mountaintop as you look down at more than 10 lakes and 62 miles (100 km) of the Swiss Alps mountain range.

Next, go on a short hike to Stanserhorn’s peak and visit the Marmot Park for a chance to watch the animals in their natural habitat. Opt for a dine on a typical Swiss meal (own expense) in the Rondorama, a revolving restaurant with fabulous views.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included

After returning to Stans, take the public train back to Lucerne for some additional free time in the charming city.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Perfect day in Switzerland
SusanF977, 10-11-2022
Optional trip to Stanserhorn was terrific. We were with Ama waterways and everything they did was nearly perfect. We were picked up at our hotel, taken to the foot of the mountain. We had a great guide named Heidi who prepared us for the entire day. Weather can make or break a vacation, as anyone reading this would know. We were blessed to get a picture perfect day. I was dubious but managed to go to the upper level of the ultra-modern cable car, no roof, no seats second level. That was a feat. But the reward was the panoramic views at the top of Stanserhorn! We could see lakes and valleys and manicured farms, plus herds of cows with their cowbells, and more! My whole life I've wanted to see Switzerland (and I am 73) and it did not disappoint.
Definately doing this again
senakd, 18-09-2022
beautiful experience,our favorite was the open top cable ride. our tour guide was very patient with us too, he made sure to explain every detail kept checking on us if we were okay. Thank you peter muller
Awesome experience !
Bailey_S, 24-07-2022
Easy trip with a great tour guide! Had everything organized for us and was the perfect amount of time to do everything we wanted to. Did the stanserhorn trip and the guide checked us in, told us what to do, and made it so incredibly easy. Super enjoyable!
Dennis S, 29-11-2019
Well it was in September and the weather was perfect,stayed down stairs on trip up and on the roof on the downer very safe and great -do it-no problem ,but the view and the photos we took are the best. there is a nice clean rest area up there with great Australian coffee, Ther Lucerne area is so beautiful and any of the cable car trip on other mountains will still be fantastic , go for it .Did take a ski jacket for our 14 day trip but didn't really need it(we took to much cloth with us)
Nice tour
michbeachlover, 03-11-2019
We enjoyed our time in Lucerne. Our guide did a great job preparing us for the free time we would enjoy and how best to use it. The Funicular-ride was comfortable, and the aerial cable car and train ride to the top was another highlight. Unfortunately, the day our our tour was very rainy and cloudy so we were not able to see the beauty below from the top of the mountain.

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