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Mount Rigi - Tour from Zurich

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Highlights

  • Enjoy a cogwheel train ride to the top of Mount Rigi
  • From the top, enjoy views of Lake Lucerne and snow-capped Alps

Overview

Enjoy a scenic cogwheel train ride to the summit of Mount Rigi, popularly known as the ‘Queen of the Swiss Mountains’. Drive to Weggis, a genteel resort, sprouting a few palm trees and figs on the shores of Lake Lucerne.

A train ride to the top of Mount Rigi will open up a panorama of white mountain peaks to the south and east including the stunning Mount Titlis, blending seamlessly with the clear blue sky. On reaching the top, enjoy a walk through this winter wonderland or rent a sledge.

Your downhill climb to Vitznau too will be very scenic. Board a steamer towards Lucerne and enjoy the views across the glittering expanse of water to the rolling hillsides, meadows and valleys.

Itinerary

You will be picked up in an air-conditioned coach from the Sihlquai bus parking near Zurich Main Train Station. Accompanied by a multi-lingual guide speaking English, Spanish and German, you will journey through Central Switzerland and along the Lake of the Four Cantons to the city of Lucerne. It is the capital of the Canton of Lucerne and an important tourist destination due to its location on the shore of Lake Lucerne within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi.

Visit the sun terrace above Lake Lucerne with unique views over the snow-capped Alps and 13 lakes. Further on, proceed to Weggis, an enchanting lake and mountain resort along Lake Lucerne. From Weggis, board a cogwheel train to the top of Mount Rigi (1800 metres). It is regarded as the oldest cogwheel rail carriage in the world. You will be served hot orange punch in the train.

After reaching the top, stroll around and enjoy the magnificent scenery of mountain peaks including Mount Titlis and the giants of the Jungfrau region. You could even rent a sledge to explore around. Further on, descent to Vitznau, a small village and base station for Europe’s oldest rack railway. From Vitznau, take a 55-minute steamer ride to Lucerne. You will have time at leisure in the old town of Lucerne.

From Lucerne, return by coach to Zurich. The tour ends at Sihlquai bus parking (which is near Zurich main train station).

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Reviews

lack of management they don't drop us on zoo we don't have guide during mount rigi trip... Jamshaid Aziz Gill

This tour was fantastic, we loved how most of it was self-guided but we still had the help of the tour guide on the bus. This was one of the highlights of our time in Europe. It... Danielle Stipanicev

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Approx. 9 hours

Start time

Start Time: 0930h (09:30am)
Duration: Approx. 9 hours

Meeting point

This tour starts from the Sihlquai bus parking (near Zurich main train station). This bus parking can also be reached by tram / streetcar number 17.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at Sihlquai bus parking (which is near Zurich main train station).

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Inclusions

  • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
  • Multi-lingual guide (English, Spanish and German)
  • Cogwheel train ride to Mount Rigi
  • Boat ride from Vitznau to Lucerne

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunch

Do/Dont's

Carry warm clothes, sun glasses and a pair of sturdy shoes

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Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Your tour guide will accompany you from Zürich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zürich, but will not be with you on the mountain.

During winters if a mountain has to close the cable cars/cogwheel trains because of bad weather, there are two possible situations:
If the news is received BEFORE the coach has left for the tour, your options are:
• Postponing the tour to another day
• Changing the booking to another mountain (generally no refund because the tour is fully guided)
• Changing the booking to a day in Lucerne (in this case refund will be paid)
• Not taking any tour and getting full refund
If the news is received AFTER the coach has already left, your options are:
• Changing the booking and going to another mountain (generally no refund, because the tour is fully guided)
• Changing the booking to a day in Lucerne (in this case refund will be paid)

This tour requires a minimum of 5 passengers to operate
There is a possibility that this tour may be cancelled after confirmation if minimum numbers are not met. Should this be necessary you will be offered an alternate departure date or a full refund.

The tour will not operate due to no aerial cable car ascent + descent by cogwheel train from 03 Nov - 14 Nov

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

See the Cancellation policy for this product

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