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  1. Switzerland
  2. Canton Basel
  3. Basel
  4. Lake Lucerne

From Basel: Private Mount Rigi Tour with Lake Lucerne Cruise

Product ID: 207033
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Enjoy a guided tour as you discover the city of Lucerne and Mount Rigi with a private tour guide. Learn about the city's local history whilst enjoying a scenic boat ride and mountain walk with spectacular panoramic views.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

The lobby of your hotel or the cruise terminal in Basel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Lucerne's history from your guide
  • Take a boat tour of lake Lucerne en route to Vitznau
  • Travel on a cogwheel railway with fantastic aerial views
  • Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour at Mount Rigi
Full description
Start your day of adventure by meeting your guide at your hotel. After a short meet and greet you will make your way to the train station in Basel. From there, an intercity train will take you within 1 hour into central Lucerne. After a short stroll from the train station, you and your tour guide will board a boat and set off on your cruise on Lake Lucerne. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and look back towards the city before arriving in Vitznau after an hour on the water.

Across from the boat station, your tour guide will lead you to the cogwheel railway. This scenic 35-minute journey takes you from 1,440 ft (438m) above sea level to the top of mount Rigi at an altitude of 5,900 ft (1798m). During the steep ride, enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Once you and your tour guide arrive at the top, take a 5-minute stroll to the panoramic platform where you can see the Swiss scenery all around you. Feel free to ask your guide to take some memorable holiday snaps of you with the mountains as the backdrop. For lunch, choose between two different restaurants, and weather permitting, take a seat outside on the terrace and enjoy the panorama. 

On the descent, your tour guide will take you on an alternate route, descending via cogwheel railway to Arth-Goldau - the east side of Mount Rigi. After your arrival and a short walk to the train station, your tour guide will take you back to Lucerne. You will change onto the intercity train, which will take you back to Basel, where your day of adventure will come to an end.
Includes
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local and professional guide for your party only
  • Transportation fees for the boat, cogwheel railway and train
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses during the tour

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received within 48-hours of booking, subject to availability of schedule, train seats, and tourguide
• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• For wheelchair assistance - please contact the tour provider before booki
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Product ID: 207033