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Mount Rigi
Mount Rigi

Mount Rigi

Free admission
Vitznau, 6354

The Basics

The 5,899-foot (1,798-meter) summit of Mount Rigi affords spectacular views, but the journey to the top is just as impressive as the destination. Opt for a self-guided, group, or private tour and ride the aerial cable car or cogwheel railway up to the snow-covered peak. Once you’re at the top, activities such as horse-drawn carriage rides, tobogganing, and snowshoeing excursions are available. To personalize your experience, combine a trip to Mount Rigi with a scenic cruise across Lake Lucerne, a Lucerne city tour, or a hike in the alps.

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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich
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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich
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$145.11 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great day in Switzerland
great itinerary trip , you your own time to explore the places by your own way , i enjoy it , visit and see many places in one day , highly recommend
Shafak_A, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Lucerne

star-5
Great day trip
Yun_W, Jul 2022
Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich
The experience was wonderful. We spent about one hour on Mt Rigi and came down and took the boat one hour earlier than recommended by the itinerary. It was the right decision for us because we had three hours in Lucerne and were able to tour the city and visit all scenery sites on the map.
star-5
Great day trip, easy self guided portion, & beautiful views.
Sierra_H, Jul 2022
Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich
This trip was amazing! The guide gave us plenty of information on the ride there and a pamphlet of information for the self guided portion. If you’re looking for lunch I recommend restaurant Alpina at the Kaltbad stop. Also, the short hike from that stop leads to a beautiful viewpoint.
star-5
Great tour
Robert_J, May 2022
Independent Rigi Tour from Lucerne With Cruise
This was a great all-inclusive tour. Got to see Mt. Rigi. The scenery going up the mountain was phenomenal. Also the tram ride and train ride showed us a good view of all the surrounding hills of Lucerne.
star-5
Loved it
Natallia_R, May 2022
Mount Rigi Day Pass With Mineralbad & Spa Rigi Kaltbad and Boat Ride Lucerne
Great experience! Mobile ticket is good for all transports: boat, cogwheel train and cable car , as well as spa entrance. You don't need separate vouchers. The time table for everything is set up perfectly, so you don't have to wait too long. You can rent a robe and a towel at the spa or bring your own. No shampoo nor soap is provided in the showers. The pool water has no chlorine and feels amazingly. We had the most relaxing and enjoyable day.
star-5
Increased knowledge of Switzerland.
Joseph_W, Jun 2022
Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich
Our guide Peter was very informative. Providing us with helpfully information on the country, the area and what we were seeing. Did not feel rushed.
star-5
Excellent
Elham_B, May 2022
Day Trip to Lucerne and Mt. Rigi with a local from Zurich
The tour guide ( Monica) is excellent. I highly recommend any tours that she is guiding. She explains very well and she is very kind
star-4
White out conditions on...
Jose_A, Apr 2022
Independent Rigi Tour from Lucerne With Cruise
White out conditions on top of Mt Rigi made hiking the trail difficult at times but a great overall experience. I strongly recommend.
star-4
The trip was amazing!!...
Lionel_R, Mar 2022
Lucerne and Mount Rigi - Queen of the Mountains - Private Trip from Zurich
The trip was amazing!! Breathtaking views. Our driver could have been a little more enthusiastic but nonetheless he was on time and punctual!! Our tour guide Mikalea was absolutely AMAZING!!! She took us on the perfect route around Lucerne City and it never was a dull moment.
star-5
Recommend
Kimberly_W, Jun 2022
Mount Rigi and Lucerne Summer Day Trip from Zurich
Recommend. Great views. Fun to experience Rigi and Luzern from train, bus, and boat. Our guide Peter was very informative on the beautiful drive to Mt Rigi. Can choose to spend more time on top of Rigi hiking or spend more time in the city depending on your preference.
star-5
Wonderful Day Trip with Amazing Views!
Robyn_S, Jun 2022
Mount Rigi Day Pass With Mineralbad & Spa Rigi Kaltbad and Boat Ride Lucerne
This was one of our favorite day trips while in Switzerland, as we were constantly surrounded by beautiful scenery! We took the boat from Pier 1 to Vitznau (we opted for the 9:12am departure) We arrived in Vitznau and then got on the cog rail train (right next to pier) which we took to the top of Rigi (Rigi Kulm). We then hiked our way down to Rigi Kaltbad where the mineral bath/spa is (you can take the train back down, but we enjoyed a hike at our own pace, along with the views) In Rigi Kaltbad, we stopped for lunch, then went to the mineral bath, which we thoroughly enjoyed! After the mineral bath, we picked up the cable car to Weggis (cable car is right next to the bath/spa). Weggis is where you board the boat back to Lucerne (follow the signs to the pier). This was a wonderful way to spend the morning/afternoon: amazing views, a chance to hike, and an opportunity to relax at the mineral bath. Highly recommend!!
star-5
Great day trip
Robert_E, Nov 2021
Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich
Alps, train, boat ride and a beer in old medieval town! Got to experience everything at your own pace. A great day trip!
star-5
Nice Experience
Hiya_S, Dec 2020
Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich
The tour was good. Guide was very helpful. Very nicely explained everything and shown to us. a worth trip.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Visitor facilities at the Mount Rigi summit include a hotel, restaurant, and a wellness center.

  • Wrap up warm—the high altitude means it will be chilly on the mountaintop even in the summer months.

  • The cable car, cogwheel railways, and some of Mount Rigi’s hiking trails are wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Mount Rigi is located in the Schwyzer Alps in Central Switzerland, overlooking the city of Lucerne and Lake Lucerne. There are three main ways to access the summit—by cogwheel railway from Vitznau (a 30-minute trip) or Arth-Goldau (a 45-minute trip), or by cable car from Weggis (a 10-minute trip). Both Weggis and Vitznau can be reached by steamboat from Lucerne, while regular trains run to Arth-Goldau from both Lucerne and Zurich.

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When to Get There

It’s possible to visit Mount Rigi year-round, although the aerial cable car is occasionally closed for maintenance during low season. Summer—particularly July and August—is the busiest season, when mild weather allows visitors to explore over 75 miles (120 kilometers) of hiking trails. The winter months of December and January are also a popular time to visit, when skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing opportunities abound.

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The Views from Mount Rigi

The main attraction of Mount Rigi is the panoramic view from the summit of Rigi Kulm, the highest peak of the mountain. Thanks to its central location, Rigi Kulm is one of the best viewpoints in Central Switzerland. Gaze out over the Swiss Alps, the Swiss Plateau, the Bernese Alps, and 13 different lakes; enjoy an aerial view of Lucerne city; and spot the distant peaks of the Glarus Alps, the Vosges Mountains over the French border, and Germany’s Black Forest.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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