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Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich provided by Best of Switzerland Tours

Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich
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from ₹ 11,262.51 per adult
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from ₹ 11,262.51 per adult
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Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich
Approved Health & Safety Concept COVID-19 under the "Clean & Safe" campaign supported by Switzerland Tourism. Face masks and disinfectant wipes will be provided free of charge.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Visit Mount Rigi and Lucerne with this fuss-free day trip from Zurich. Perfect for those who want to see the mountain and lakeside city independently, the excursion packages round-trip transport, a cable car ride to the summit, a cogwheel train ride, and a boat cruise to Lucerne into one easy trip. Ample free time is factored in, so you get to discover the sites as you wish.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Relax with prearranged travel plans to Mount Rigi and the lake city of Lucerne
Travel to Weggis with a guide
Avoid language difficulties with prebooked cable car, train, and boat tickets
Spend time in Lucerne Old Town as you wish, perhaps shopping or eating
What to expect
Leave the central Zurich starting point by coach, and gaze at the scenery as you travel to Mount Rigi, Central Switzerland’s mountain massif that’s flanked by lakes. Hop out at the alpine town of Weggis and ride up to the peak by cable car. As the chalets of Weggis slip into the distance, your views are replaced with the snowy vistas of the Swiss Alps. Pose for summit-level photos against a backdrop of lakes and mountains and use your free time to stroll around and soak up the views. Then, head back down the mountain by one of Europe’s earliest cogwheel trains and cruise over the lake to the city of Lucerne. After more free time to explore Lucerne Old Town, meet your guide for the journey back to Zurich, where your day trip ends at the starting point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3885SW305BW
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
Boat ride on Lake Lucerne (1 hour) • Live-guided tour from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich • Cable car ride • Cogwheel train ride - the first ever cogwheel train in Europe! • Local taxes • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified • Sledge ride rental (approx. CHF10 to be paid directly)
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
Inclusions
Boat ride on Lake Lucerne (1 hour) • Live-guided tour from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich • Cable car ride • Cogwheel train ride - the first ever cogwheel train in Europe! • Local taxes • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified • Sledge ride rental (approx. CHF10 to be paid directly)
Departure details
Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
Duration
9h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
From 15 to 26 November 2021 and 07 - 31 March 2022, the round-trip up and down Mt Rigi will be by cogwheel train due to cable car maintenance
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Best of Switzerland Tours AG
    Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Zurich
    Weggis
  • 1
    Mt. Rigi
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Vitznau
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Lucerne Station
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Zurich
  • You'll end at
    Best of Switzerland Tours AG
    Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    The official departure point for all tours departing from Zürich is Sihlquai Bus Terminal, close to Zürich’s main train station (Zürich HB). Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour start at the white ticket office marked with “Best of Switzerland Tours” or “City Tours & Excursions”.
    See address & details
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4.5
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Petra
1 contribution
Day in the snow
Jan 2020 • Couples
Mt Rigi is completely included as part of the Swiss Rail pass and includes the boat trip to the bade station of the cog train to the top and all the cable cars on the mountain. There are heaps of walking tracks and the most spectacular views over Vierwaldstaetter See (lake) and the surrounding mountains. There was snow on top.you don't need to pre book. Just buy a day ticket at the train station if you don't have the rail pass.
Written 23 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

George B
Varadero, Cuba5 contributions
Great Experiance a must do
Sep 2019
Worth every penny to go up the Mountain riding the cog train. The top of the mountain views were breath taking
Written 14 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pauline L
Zurich, Switzerland5 contributions
Nice day trip around Lucern
It was a very nice trip that combined different experiences. We got the bus to the cable car on the base of Mount Rigi. We got up and had 2 hours to explore. For us 2 hours were enough to go to the top, take photos and then take our time to eat. Then we got the train to a village where we started a boat trip to Lucerne. In Lucerne we had a bit more than 2 hours that were enough for a basic exploring through the town. We love our guide Isabelle. Very nice person and had a lot to tell us and help us. Recommend!!! :o)
Written 30 December 2019
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Kristi L
4 contributions
Heavenly
Dec 2019 • Couples
I literally felt as if I had been elevated into the Heavens ! Magnificent day!! It could not have been more perfect ! I would highly recommend this wonderful excursion!!
Written 30 December 2019
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deejie2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa12 contributions
Alex is nice
Dec 2019 • Friends
What an experience! Will definitely recommend this trip to all my family and friends. This trip was a dream come true all thanks to the Tour guide Alex / Buffalo Tours! Excellent service!
Written 29 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Court & Jords
Newcastle, Australia12 contributions
Mount rigi
We actually booked originally for Mount Titlus, but unfortunately the mountain was closed due to the wind. Although, the tour arranged for us to go to another mountain - mount Rigi on the same day. The tour started with a bus ride to Weggis, which we then caught a cogwheel train up Mount Rigi. Here we spent two hours up on the mountain. We found the two hours to be excessive - we had enough time to take plenty of photos and have something to eat and the take away shop, with time to spare. Next we caught the cogwheel back down, to where we caught a boat across Lake Lucern to the town of Lucerne. Here you had two hours free time to explore the city. We enjoyed this and wish we had more time here to enjoy something to eat. Overall: great tour, and our tour guides Christina and Isa were lovely and informative. We went mid December and didn’t have any snowfall.
Written 18 December 2019
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Cristina M
2 contributions
"A welcomed surprise"
Jun 2018 • Family
We didn't know what to expect when we booked this tour. After spending the day, we were so happy we did it! The cable car offered stunning views. The cogwheel train ride up Mount Rigi was a new experience for us. And the views from the top of Mount Rigi were unmatched!! I liked the fact that the tour left us to be as independent as we wanted to. We were told what time we had to be back to take the ferry across Lake Lucerne to meet the bus at the end of the day. The rest was up to us! We enjoyed the freedom to sightsee and find a place to have lunch at our own leisure. I definitely recommend this excursion if you've never been to Mount Rigi
Written 6 May 2019
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M SANDU
Oxford, UK6 contributions
Mount Rigi
Could not ask for more!!! The day trip was absolutely amazing, very nice guides Angelica and Robert. Thank you for such a lovely experience.
Written 3 December 2018
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skk
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Quite underwhelming..
Boring mountain with little to do. The view would have been nice but sadly it was too foggy to see anything. Beyond that there was nothing much. There was a hot bath but that requires another 53 CHF. Ferry ride back was beautiful, get to see different cities. However the return to Zurich was too soon so couldn't really check out Lucerne.
Written 21 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Kah Keong S Thank you for your review. Due to your explanation we assume you went on our partly-guided excursion to Mt. Rigi, the so-called Queen of the Mountains. This excursion gives quite a lot of flexibility to design your day depending on weather conditions and your interest. You can either stay only two hours on the mountain having then 2 hours in Lucerne or for example if you go for one of the splendid hikes you could stay 3 hours by shortening the stay in Lucerne to one hour. You mention, that the weather conditions this day where not very favourable as it was foggy. We understand that in this weather you didn’t opt for an extensive hike and visiting the Mineral Bath and Spa would have been more desirable. You are right when you say it is quite expensive, especially if you would only stay for an hour or so and not enjoying it the full day. It is a very nice, modern bath and we do think has a good value but as almost everything in Switzerland it has its price. Why didn’t you opt for the first descent, taking then the early boat ride to Lucerne to enjoy more time in Lucerne? Lucerne is a beautiful but small town and with two hours’ time you would have been able to get to know it quite well. We hope you still have good memories on your time spent in Switzerland and visit us once again in the future. With best regards
Written 30 March 2018
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ianwebb75
London, UK830 contributions
Sensational and a must do!
Dec 2017 • Couples
This all day tour is a must when in Zurich. The views are absolutely amazing and if going in winter, you get to experience some real snow. (we're not used to snow) The boat ride to Lucerne take sin more amazing views and the town of Lucerne is such a beautiful old town, with amazing artwork and features. Could go on all day, but I wont spoil it for you. Just do it.
Written 26 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Heinzboys
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Fantastic!
This was one of the best tours we have ever had! Our tour guide Gallus was amazing! Very informative and spoke perf
sfc99
sfc99
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Enjoyment
We joined day trip from Zurich with our fantastic nature loved guide Konrad who speaks perfectly English and Italia
TravelingtheworldKY
TravelingtheworldKY
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Terrible!
So disappointed and embarrassed I talked friends in to going with me. We thought it would be us walking around and
keshashah
keshashah
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Nice
I have amazing experience over your one must visit this place I highly recommend this place it's just a mail Expres
efi2019s
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Amazing !
This was an amazing experience and Konrad, our driver and guide was perfect! After all the checks for COVID we star
efi2019s
efi2019s
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Great tour, bad co-travellers!
Both Rhinefalls and Stein am Rhein were beautiful. We got the 15 minute boat trip which is enough. We did not have
CPaM68
CPaM68
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If you are short on time, this is a good option
We were only going to be in Zurich for a day and a half before flying back home in the states. Initially, we had be
N C
N C
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Something Majestic
It's impossible to criticise a tour that ends up with one visiting a site that is awe inspiring. Jungfraujoch, th
Olivia_starzy
Olivia_starzy
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Amazing option for experiencing the Alps!!
This was our favorite day of our two week European vacation! We took a bus ride up into the mountains. Then we took
jjohnny75
jjohnny75
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Very impressed me ..
After the longest few hours of our life to climb to the roof of Europe and feel stunned at the panoramic scene ahea
funnybunny5000
funnybunny5000
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Wonderful experience!
I had a day to spare while visiting Zurich. This was a great choice it was a little confusing finding the correct s
travelina59
travelina59
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Everything is Perfect
Everything and everyone is perfect from the tour guide, bus driver, and the fellow tourist I have been with during
Ryan F
Ryan F
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Great half-day trip to snowy resort on a mountain-top
This was a fabulous trip with a fantastic, knowledgeable guide that provided clear information and expectations for
shopritebarbie
shopritebarbie
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Grand
We stayed in Zurich, and booked all of our tours. This was a great tour with excellent guide. Lucerne was beautiful
shopritebarbie
shopritebarbie
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Great Tour
We really enjoyed seeing the major sights with a guide. Very informative, not to expense, and really time saving
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