Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

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From $149.42

88 reviews   (4.39)

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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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Board a comprehensive full day tour from Zurich and visit Mt. Rigi, Queen of the Swiss Mountains at 6,000 feet (1,800 meters). Your partly guided coach tour also includes a cable car ride, a decent down the first ever cogwheel train in Europe and a trip to the sun terrace above Lake Lucerne with its unique views over the snow-capped Alps!

What's Included

Aerial cable car, cogwheel train

Boat ride from Vitznau to Lucerne

Carbon offset through myclimate

Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description

Transportation by air-conditioned coach from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich

What's Not Included


Hotel pick-up and drop off

Meals and drinks

Personal expenses

Sledge ride rental (approx. CHF10 to be paid directly)

Traveler Information

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

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • The tour is accompanied from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich. For the individual stay in Mt Rigi and Lucerne, tickets and a written itinerary are provided.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • The tour is accompanied from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich. For the individual stay in Mt Rigi and 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

Departure place is at the Sihlquai Bus Station. Your full-day tour from Zurich to Mount Rigi and Lake Lucerne starts with a panoramic drive over Albis Pass and then takes you to Weggis, a charming summer resort town on the shore of Lake Lucerne.

• Admission Ticket Free

Your tour guide will drop you off in Weggis, where the self-guided part of your day trip begins. Board the aerial cable car to Rigi Kaltbad where you change to Europe's first ever mountain railway up to the summit Rigi-Kulm (1800m).

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mt. Rigi
Your itinerary on Mount Rigi is flexible – you can spend 1 to 2.5 hours exploring at your own pace, using the itinerary sheets and timetables your guide will give you.
The unsurpassed views from the top of this majestic mountain to the midland with its deep blue lakes and the snowcapped mountain range will overwhelm you! A variety of well-prepared hiking trails invite for a walk and cozy alpine restaurants offer a decent selection of typical, hearty meals all accompanied by the amazing alpine panorama. In winter, you might fancy renting a sled and zooming down the valley.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

In the afternoon, descent by cogwheel train to Vitznau and board the public boat for a lovely one-hour cruise on the picturesque Lake of the Four Cantons towards Lucerne.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Enjoy the remaining free time exploring the medieval streets of the Old Town before meeting your tour guide for the coach journey back to Zurich.
See the famous Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church, and the Town Hall. Further recommendations are a visit to the Swiss Museum of Transport, the biggest museum in Switzerland or for art lovers the Rosengart Museum with works of the famous artists Picasso and Paul Klee (entry fees may apply).

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Fun and beautiful and easy and comfortable
Minette_W, 28-12-2022
Peter Mueller our guide was wonderful and kind and funny. He did all he can to take care of all of us. Its a mostly self guided tour but it was exactly what we wanted to get all done in a day, mountain, snow, lake and ferry and shopping in Lucerne all in one day.
Great day trip
Robert_E, 13-11-2021
Alps, train, boat ride and a beer in old medieval town! Got to experience everything at your own pace. A great day trip!
Nice Experience
Hiya_S, 14-12-2020
The tour was good. Guide was very helpful. Very nicely explained everything and shown to us. a worth trip.
Self guided tour
Catherine_B, 05-01-2023
The guide was great on the bus heading out of town. It was very good to be taken to a beautiful spot & dropped off to enjoy the sights without a guide. We got very good instructions on what to do and where to meet up at the end of the day to be transported back to the city.
Probably didn’t need as much time as we were given. The whole trip could have been 5 hours instead of 9. There was a lot of waiting around.
Bundle up!
Gabriel W, 17-12-2022
Let me start this review by stating the day that we went on the tour it was very foggy and snowy. We had a very limited view from the top of the mountain. I cannot take that into consideration in this review. Please be aware that this tour is advertised as a "Partially guided" tour. The only thing that is "Guided" are the bus rides to and from the drop off points. When the bus drops you off at the cable car station you are left with a map and directions of how to get to the next attractions. The bus then picks you up in Lucerne that evening. I was under the impression that there would be somewhat more guiding. Never the less, we were able to find our way from point to point following the map and with the help of the railway staff. The boat ride was beautiful and all though the visibility from the top of the mountain was reduced, it was still a good day.

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