Day Trip To Lucerne And Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride - Zurich

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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, youll 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!


  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Led by a local guide

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Sihlquai

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.

Stop At: Luzern

Admire the picturesque, 24-mile (39-km) lake positioned between steep limestone cliffs.
While you are driving into Lucerne, your guide points out the main sites of Lucerne, such as the beautiful Chapel Bridge or the Jesuiten Church. With some free time, explore the Old town at your leisure, and discover the quaint alleys, squares, churches and homes of medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque design. See the 15th-century Town hall and count the nine watchtowers atop the well-preserved 14th-century town walls.

Duration: 50 minutes

Pass By: Stanserhorn-Bahn

Then, continue by coach to Stans, a town surrounded by orchards, and board the vintage funicular railway, built in 1893 and recently restored. Youll delight in an unforgettable ride through flowering meadows to the valley, and disembark at the station.
Your guide will leave you here so that you can explore independently.

Stop At: CabriO - Mount Stanserhorn, Lucerne Switzerland, Stans, Canton of Nidwalden

ake the CabriO the worlds 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 Stanserhorns peak and visit the Marmot Park for a chance to watch the animals in their natural habitat. If you choose, dine on a typical Swiss meal (own expense) in the Rondorama, a revolving restaurant with fabulous views.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Luzern

After returning to Stans, take the public train back to Lucerne for some additional free time in the charming city. In the evening, your guide takes you back by coach to Zurich.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Sihlquai

The guide will drop you off at the same place, where you have been picked up in the morning.


Panorama drive to Lucerne with photo stop en route (at Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument)

Air-conditioned vehicle

City Tour of Lucerne

Professional guide from Zurich to Stans, and from Lucerne to Zurich

Rides on the vintage funicular train and CabriO (unaccompanied)


Hotel pick- up and drop-off


Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Please note: During the tour, a guide will be with you from Zurich to Stans railway station, and again upon return from Lucerne to Zurich. For the rest of the time, you'll be on your own and you'll receive all vouchers, timetables and detailed information sheets needed.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Oct-2019

    Suppose to have a tour of Lucerne, took us to Willy’s Watch and Souvenir Shop, gave us a map, go on your own for 55 minutes and don’t forget to buy your souvenirs. We knew we were on our own for the mountain tour. The weather was bad but no directions to train station once you came off the mountain. Get off the train in Lucerne poor map to find where the bus was picking us up, locals helped us. It’s pouring down rain and they had a problem where 35 minutes late picking us up in pouring rain, no shelter. I called their office and was told their was a technical difficulty.. We like to explore on our own but we expected a guided tour in Lucern not be taken to the family souvenir shop.and handed a map to tour on our own for 55 minutes. Do not tour within company. The city and countryside are beautiful and that’s why it got 2 stars.

  • 30-Oct-2019

    In hindsight, this trip could be easily be put together yourself if you are comfortable booking train travel. We were brought to a train station and then told what to do on our own anyway. Lucerne is a big disappointment after being in Zurich. Very touristy and the tour sends you into a watchmaker as their first stop.

  • 29-Oct-2019

    Tour Guide Olga very knowledgeable/ nice. Enjoyed the whole trip. So excited /scared to ride the cogwheel train to Mt Pilatus, unforgettable fun experience

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Really enjoyed this trip. Got enough time to see what I wanted to see. Spectacular scenery! Well organized. Definitely recommend.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    The actual excursion was fantastic. However, two excursions were combined and the guide went with the other excursion. Our group was left on their own. Guide did try her best to give us instructions; however, in reality would have been nice to have a guide and since, I believe, it was listed as a guided tour.

  • 17-Oct-2019

    Excellent. So beautifulIt was even thing I had hoped for and more. Would recommend this trip to everyone.

  • 17-Sep-2019

    Lovely ride up a funicular rail , followed by a unique cable car with a sun deck . What a view! A special mention about two lovely , friendly ladies operating these two modes! The rotating restaurant at the top serves great food. Our Guide was a nice and friendly man. Overall good.It snowed at the top “cherry on the cake” .

  • 13-Sep-2019

    Had a great day learning about Lucerne.. a beautiful city... and going up to Stanserhorn on the cable car ride was awesome... a terrific day..

  • 08-Aug-2019

    It was a good pick: Lucerne/Stasenhorn. We went around with the group until we were dropped off at the Stasenhorn funicular stn by the guide. The open-top cable car ride after the funicular was amazing! And the solo train ride going back to Lucerne to meet up with the group for the ride back home after several hours made the trip better. Great experiences.

  • 01-Aug-2019

    OMG An absolutely breathtaking trip! Lucerne was beautiful. The snowy mountains and the rotating dining room at Mt Stanserhorn are the best!

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