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Mount Rigi - Tour from Zurich

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

     01 Jan 23 - 31 Mar 23: Tue, Fri &Sun
     Till 31 Dec 22: Daily
    From 01 Apr 23: Daily

  • Duration

    Approx. 9.5 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the Sihlquai Coach Parking (or Bus Terminal), near Zurich main train station. This bus parking can also be reached by tram / streetcar number 4 / 6 / 13. The closest tram stop is “Sihlquai / HB”.

    Please arrive at meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start time to avoid any last minute rush.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

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


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 wonderland or rent a sledge (winters).

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.

Visit the sun terrace above Lake Lucerne with unique views over the snow-capped Alps and 13 lakes.

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 , you will journey through Central Switzerland and along the Lake of the Four Cantons to the city of Lucerne. 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. 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 (only in winters). 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. 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.

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


  • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
  • Partly live guided English from Zürich to Weggis + from Lucerne to Zürich (no guide on the mountain nor the boat ride)
  • Aerial cable car or Cogwheel train (seasonal)
  • Boat ride from Vitznau to Lucerne


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunch

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 cable cars/cogwheel trains do not operate because of bad weather, there are two possible situations:

If the news is received BEFORE the coach has left for the tour, you can choose from below options:

• Postpone the tour to another day

• Change the booking to another mountain (generally no refund because the tour is fully guided)

• Change the booking to a day in Lucerne (in this case difference will be refunded)

• Not taking any tour and claim full refund

If the news is received AFTER the coach has already left, your options are:

• Change the booking and go to another mountain (generally no refund, because the tour is fully guided)

• Change the booking to a day in Lucerne (in this case difference will be refunded)

There should be minimum of 5 passengers for guaranteed departure. Should this number not be met for your chosen date you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

Customer Reviews

  • Malcolm K Haire
    What a Great Tour. Beautiful & exceeded out expectations

    We had a Sensational Day.Both The Queen of the Mountains and Lucerne were full of interest .Being on our own around Lucerne was good as we were given a map & this allowed to move...

    Australia 03/19/2014
  • Jamshaid Aziz Gill
    beautiful Switzerland

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

    Sweden 07/31/2013
  • Danielle Stipanicev
    A wonderful experience!

    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...

    Australia 05/10/2010

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