Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich

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From $158.47

210 reviews   (4.40)

Price varies by group size

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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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On this full-day alpine excursion, escape Zurich and spend a glorious day in the Lake Lucerne area, exploring Mount Rigi, known as the ‘Queen of the Mountains,’ and the picturesque lakeside town of Lucerne. This tour is mostly made up of free time and self-guided activities – your guide will be with you from Zurich to Weggis, at the foot of the mountain, and then you’re free to explore the mountain and Lucerne at your leisure. Ride an aerial cable car and a cogwheel train, take in stunning views over the Swiss Alps and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Lucerne – it’s a full day of gorgeous scenery and mountain delights.

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

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.

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


Easy trip with plenty to do
zitac2021, 24-10-2022
Wonderful and plenty of activities to do! The tour guide was informative on the drive over and back. I would just add that you can leave Mt. Rigi at 1pm as well to make the 1349 boat to luzern.
Great Guide Team a Joy
Harry_S, 20-09-2022
The guide team led by Francesca and Conrad was funny, informative and professional. It was a full day that we really enjoyed.
Very nice experience
Natalie_S, 06-09-2022
Very organized tour , comfortable bus , great tour guides , gorgeous views enjoyed every moment . Very recommended
Fahimeh_B, 18-08-2022
It had breathtaking views . The tour was amazing. I absolutely recommend this tour to everyone. Our tour leader was very professional
False advertising
Ani, 19-09-2022
This was a self guided tour that I was unaware of. It didn’t state anywhere it was self guided and a bit stressful as I had to figure out everything on my own. The driver was the best part of the tour he was pleasant and vey helpful.

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