Day trip

From Lucerne: Mount Rigi Day Trip with Cruise and Cable Car

Day trip

From Lucerne: Mount Rigi Day Trip with Cruise and Cable Car

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

From US$ 137.33 per person

Explore Mt Rigi on a guided day trip from Lucerne. Take a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne, a ride on a cogwheel railway, and an aerial cable car to get a stunning 360-degree view of the Swiss Alps.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German


  • Delight in unsurpassed views over deep blue lakes and the snow-capped Alps
  • Board Europe’s first mountain railway to Rigi Kulm, Mt. Rigi's highest point
  • See the famous Mineraldbad and Spa designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta
  • Visit the car-free village Rigi Kaltbad and hike to the Känzeli viewing platform
  • Descend Mt. Rigi by cable car and return to Lucerne on a relaxing cruise
Full description

Enjoy a blissful day trip to Mt Rigi and Lake Lucerne. Sail across Lake Lucerne, see a beautiful panoramic view of the Swiss Alps, travel on Europe's first mountain railway, visit Rigi Kaltbad, and ride in a cable car.

Start your day trip with a relaxing cruise on the picturesque Lake Lucerne. Once you deboard at Vitznau, change onto Europe’s oldest mountain railway dating from 1871 and ride straight to the top of Mt. Rigi.

From the peak of Mt. Rigi, let your gaze wander over the Swiss Midlands with 13 shimmering lakes and 620 snow-capped Alpine peaks. Enjoy some free time at the top to explore one of the many hiking trails, take in a moment of silence at the Rigi Kulm mountain chapel, or enjoy a meal at a restaurant. Take a cogwheel train to the car-free village of Rigi Kaltbad. Stroll across the quaint village square to find the Mineralbad and Spa designed by the renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta.

If you like, follow an easy hiking trail to the Känzeli viewing platform and admire the impressive Alpine ranges from a different perspective. Descend by aerial cable car and enjoy a stunning view of the pristine Lake Lucerne. Take a short walk downhill to the pier of Weggis and capture the breathtaking view from the Lucerne Riviera with your camera. Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise back to Lucerne.

  • Tour guide
  • Cogwheel train ticket
  • Aerial cable car ticket
  • Boat cruise on Lake Lucerne
  • Carbon-balanced operations certified by myclimate
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Frankenstrasse 2-4, a side street next to the Lucerne train station. Wait on the sidewalk with your confirmation details and valid ID ready.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • This tour involves 10-15 minutes of moderate downhill walking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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fantastic. beautiful views of flatlands and alps bordering lucern. great cogwheel train up the mountain and tram down. lunch spots and hiking trails available

October 30, 2022

I like it. The natural was beautiful.

September 24, 2022

The good thing about this experience we were only 4 people with a guide - therefore you get the most attention and the guide ensured that we were quicker on the waiting lines. The best of this tour is the scenic view of lake Lucerne on the way to Mt. Rigi and the cable car experience from Kaltbald to Weggis.

September 13, 2022

Product ID: 408957