Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip From Zurich

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • 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.

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!

Highlights

Enjoy fantastic aerial views

Led by a local guide

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Rail Tour

Know More about this tour

Departing from Zurich you're off to Weggis, from where a cable car and cogwheel train take you to the top of Mt. Rigi. Here, you will have two and a half hours to soak up the breath-taking views or enjoy a walk in the snow. Admire the spectacular views over the Swiss Alps and thirteen lakes from the summit of Mt. Rigi.

Descent by cog-wheel train, followed by a romantic boat ride to Lucerne. Enjoy up to two hours at leisure to explore the charming Old town. Return to Zurich, where the tour will conclude.

Please note:
This tour includes a multi-lingual guide throughout the tour except for travel up and down Mount Rigi and during the boat ride. For this part of the tour, you will receive timetables and detailed information sheets about the journey. You can choose to stay on the mountain for one or two and a half hours.

Between November 7 and 18, the aerial cable car is under maintenance. In this case you will travel up and down Mt. Rigi by cogwheel train.

Itinerary:

Please note:
This tour includes a multi-lingual guide throughout the tour except for travel up and down Mount Rigi and during the boat ride. For this part of the tour, you will receive timetables and detailed information sheets about the journey. You can choose to stay on the mountain for one or two and a half hours.


Between November 6 and 17, the aerial cable car is under maintenance. In this case you will travel up and down Mt. Rigi by cogwheel train.

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)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Between 4-15 November 2019, the round-trip up and down Mt Rigi will be by cogwheel train only due to cable-car revision

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Jan-2020

    The guide did a great job except perhaps he could be a little more clear on where and when to catch all the trams/bus/train, ets. Perhaps reviewing things 2X before leaving everyone one their own.
    This tour is one which is very much intended for the free spirited, independent type person. But all in all, a wonderful day and experience. Beautiful surroundings everywhere as well.

  • 14-Mar-2019

    This trip exceeded our high expectations! The weather was windy and one of the cable cars was closed for safety. No problem, there was a wonderful Plan B! A well prepared organization and outstanding natural resources!

  • 02-Jan-2019

    Fantastic trip, great to have partial guide to allow for freedom to explore. Great to travel by boat, cable car and cogwheel train. Had enough time to do what we wanted in mountain and in Lucerne. A long day but recommended.

  • 24-Dec-2018

    TheMt.Rigi tour was wonderful. The Train rude was fun and comfortable. It started to snow when we were on theMountain, overall a nice treat!

  • 12-Jul-2018

    Mt. Rigi had the most amazing views. We were lucky to see these as the fog/mist rolled in on the day that we were there. Well worth the visit. Wouldn't matter what time of the year you go, the views are sensational.

  • 08-Apr-2018

    This tour is very organised and cover lots of experience during one day.
    I highly recommend this tour for short term stay

  • 08-Apr-2018

    We went there for a panorama view, but its snowy and all you can see is fog. To make it worst, the tour guide cut the time we spent on top from 2 hours to 1 hour. My kids wasnt able to play on the snow as they want us to go down asap. It's just bad. I do hope they have at least a partial refund of the payment as we did not get the real value of what we paid for. We live in UAE and the additional time playing on snow is a great fun for my kids.
    The trip is a winter day trip, and they didnt even give us time to play on the snow.

  • 31-Mar-2018

    Exactly as described. Well organized and worth it. Price was great.

  • 24-Mar-2018

    amazing experience and views.
    highly recommend
    try for a clear day so you can see when at the very top, but you will definitely have a good view on the descent

  • 19-Mar-2018

    Awesome trip!! Worth every penny!!! Lots of snow when we went and had a awesome time with our toddler!!

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