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Queen of the Mountains: Day Trip to Rigi and Lucerne

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Queen of the Mountains: Day Trip to Rigi and Lucerne

From US$ 143.41 per person

Conquer the "Queen of the Mountains." Scale the Rigi by cable-car from Weggis and enjoy a historic journey to Vitznau by funicular railway. Marvel at the unique landscape of the central Swiss Alps and enjoy a boat ride to Lucerne.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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  • Enjoy the exceptional view from a cable-car ascending into the Swiss Alps
  • Take a historic journey on the oldest funicular railway in the world
  • Scale the Rigi - "the Queen of the Mountains"
  • Travel by boat across the Vierwaldstättersee
  • Visit the old town of Lucerne
Full description
Take in the astonishing Swiss Alps on this partially guided tour. Relax on the bus trip from Zürich before an exciting, enchanting adventure through breathtaking Swiss scenery by cable-car, cogwheel train, and boat. Traveling through the Albispass, your tour will reach the Vierwaldstättersee, the fourth-largest lake in Switzerland, lying on the border between four cantons. Enjoy fantastic views of the lake from its eastern shore, in the small resort-town of Weggis, nestled right at the foot of the Rigi. The view can only get better as you ascend in the cable-car up the Rigi, known as "the Queen of the Mountains," to the perfectly situated baths and spa on its slopes. The sight of the 13 lakes that surround the mountain, and of the scenery of central Switzerland mountains, is sure to enchant you. You'll have plenty of time to take souvenir photographs to treasure forever as you make your leisurely ascent into the mountains. In the summer you can explore the Rigi on foot; in winter there is a chance to uncover its secrets by sleigh. Enjoy a unique journey on the oldest funicular in the world, built in 1871, to Vitznau. Travel onwards in picturesque style, by boat over the waters, back to Lucerne. There you can view the Rigi from a whole new angle, while resting in the charming old town, after a day full of excitement, before taking the bus back to Zürich.
  • Partly-guided tour by a professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • Cable car and cogwheel train
  • Boat ride on Lake Lucerne
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the Sihlquai bus station, near the Zürich Main Station. Take tram 4 or 13 to stop "Sihlquai". The Sihlquai bus station is across from the Starbucks Coffee. Please bring your passport with you and be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The tour is accompanied from Zürich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zürich. For your individual ascent and descent at Mt. Rigi and the boat ride back to Lucerne you will receive tickets and a written itinerary
  •  From March 8 - April 1 2021, Nov 15 - Nov 26 2021, and March 7 – March 31 2022 the ascent and descent will both be by cogwheel train due to cable car maintenance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 29 reviews

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excellent trip, we had perfect weather. It was a beautiful calm environment just perfect to enjoy the beauty of Rigi. A truly majical end by boat across the lake to Lucerne. a fantastic guide who took care to ensure we were comfortable with our journey and kept in touch with us while we were on our own, brilliant!

February 20, 2020

Very good View, Best Tour leader

Mt. Riggi and Mt Pilatus are very beautiful. You can see Snow mountain right in front of you. The places took you away from urban city hectic to a panoramic, calming, soothing experience. Our tour driver is Mrs Ana (63 year old lady) who do part time job there. She was very informative from the 1st minute we ride into the car. She explains to us about all the history of each places we passed through. The end of the tour she drove everyone to their hotel which are not part of the excursion without complain and we are the last couple in the car. She is very nice tour guide and as a person too.

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March 9, 2019

Pity the big restaurant at the top of Mt Rigi was closed.

It was very much a self guided tour. We should have been told to leave Mt Rigi earlier than we did and it would help if the guide can suggest where else we could have lunch near the top of Rigi. Otherwise it was a very pleasant and relaxing tour.

April 3, 2017

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