Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip From Zurich

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:30 AM
  • Return Details :
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Overview

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!

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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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
In the evening, meet your guide again for the coach journey back to Zurich.

Itinerary:


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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
In the evening, meet your guide again for the coach journey back to Zurich.

Inclusions

  • Partly guided tour by professional multilingual guide as per description
  • Boat ride from Vitznau to Lucerne
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich
  • Aerial cable car, cogwheel train
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Sledge ride rental (approx. CHF10 to be paid directly)
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Additional Info

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Service animals allowed

Public transportation options are available nearby

Specialized infant seats are available

Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

From 6-31 Mar, 20-24 Nov, 27 Nov-1 Dec 2023 and 4-28 Mar 2024, the round-trip up and down Mt Rigi will be by cogwheel train due to cable car maintenance.

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.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Apr-2023

    Paisagem fantástica..... beleza impressionante.... tudo foi muito bonito... recomendo super.... não acrescentaria nada ao passeio

  • 17-Feb-2023

    I have seen lots of views from all over the world ranging from New Zealand, Grand Canyon and Canada just to name a few with mountain landscape views and this one topped them all. It was amazing! Easy train from Zurich to Arth-Goldau only 40mins once an hour. Then from Arth-Goldau it’s another 40mins in a mountain train up to the summit. You can also hike instead of a train in under 3hours I wouldn’t recommend in the snowy months. The train was beautifully scenic it’s 72 per person for a day pass. The day was very clear for us not a cloud in the sky which really was lucky for the views in February. One cafe and one restaurant at the top so not a lot of choice for food but we enjoyed some drinks overlooking the views. It does get cold so you can sit inside as well.

  • 05-Jan-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.

  • 28-Dec-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.

  • 28-Dec-2022

    Excelente, todo estuvo increíble, una experiencia inolvidable, mucha amabilidad por parte de la guía

  • 17-Dec-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.

  • 13-Nov-2021

    Alps, train, boat ride and a beer in old medieval town! Got to experience everything at your own pace. A great day trip!

  • 14-Dec-2020

    The tour was good. Guide was very helpful. Very nicely explained everything and shown to us. a worth trip.

  • 03-Aug-2020

    Not worth the charges. Very disorganized, they allocated our cable car coupons to somebody else by mistake and then refused to help. Luckily when the other passenger came to take one more coupon, they realized the coupon wasn't theirs, and was given to them by mistake. Cable car was filled like animal transportation, no space to view outside. Cog train was also very crowded, no space to even stand. The ferry back was the same story, with no view because of the crowding, meaning there was no point going.

  • 18-Feb-2020

    Gostámos muito, estava tudo bem organizado. Simpatia da Guia e Motorista! Recomendo esta excursão muito completa.

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