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Classic Rigi Round Trip from Lucerne

1. Classic Rigi Round Trip from Lucerne

Discover Rigi, the Queen of the Mountains, from its most beautiful side on a half or full-day tour. Begin with a boat tour on Lake Lucerne to Vitznau. Modern motor boats and nostalgic steamboats (in the summer) bring you over the incredible, fjord-like water to Vitznau. From Vitznau, head to the venerable old Rigi Train on the queen of the mountains. Enjoy fantastic views of the Swiss Plateau, the Black Forest, the Vosges Mountains, and the Alps awaits from Rigi Kulm. Descend with the rack railway to Rigi Kaltbad and from there take the cable car to Weggis. Finally, return by boat to Lucerne. Suggested itinerary for a full-day tour: • Departure by boat from Lucerne at 09:12 — arrival at Vitznau at 10:09 • Departure by rack railway from Vitznau at 10:15 — arrival at Rigi Kulm at 10:45 • Free time • Departure by rack railway from Rigi Kulm at 16:00 — arrival at Rigi Kaltbad at 16:13 • Departure by cable car from Rigi Kaltbad at 16:20 — arrival at Weggis at 16:30 • Departure by boat from Weggis at 17:05 — arrival at Lucerne at 17:47 Suggested itinerary for a half-day tour: • Departure by boat from Lucerne at 13:12 — arrival at Vitznau at 14:09 • Departure by rack railway from Vitznau at 14:15 — arrival at Rigi Kulm at 14:45 • Free time • Departure by rack railway from Rigi Kulm at 17:00 — arrival at Rigi Kaltbad at 17:13 • Departure by cable car from Rigi Kaltbad at 17:20 — arrival at Weggis at 17:30 • Departure by boat from Weggis at 18:05 — arrival at Lucerne at 18:47

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From Lucerne: Mount Bürgenstock by Ferry and Funicular

2. From Lucerne: Mount Bürgenstock by Ferry and Funicular

Cross Lake Lucerne by ferry, and then climb aboard the funicular railway to journey to the top of Mount Bürgenstock.  Get magnificent views as you make your way to the expansive Bürgenstock resort, where you can hike one of the walking trails and discover indoor and outdoor tennis courts and swimming pools. Play a round on the 9-hole golf course or board the vertical Hammetschwandlift elevator. Avail of an exciting selection of international cuisine at up to 12 different bars and restaurants. Then, head back down the mountain on the funicular railway and cruise back to Lucerne by ferry.

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Queen of the Mountains: Day Trip to Rigi and Lucerne

3. Queen of the Mountains: Day Trip to Rigi and Lucerne

Take in the astonishing Swiss Alps on this partially guided tour. Relax on the bus trip from Zürich before an exciting, enchanting adventure through breathtaking Swiss scenery by cable-car, cogwheel train, and boat. Traveling through the Albispass, your tour will reach the Vierwaldstättersee, the fourth-largest lake in Switzerland, lying on the border between four cantons. Enjoy fantastic views of the lake from its eastern shore, in the small resort-town of Weggis, nestled right at the foot of the Rigi. The view can only get better as you ascend in the cable-car up the Rigi, known as "the Queen of the Mountains," to the perfectly situated baths and spa on its slopes. The sight of the 13 lakes that surround the mountain, and of the scenery of central Switzerland mountains, is sure to enchant you. You'll have plenty of time to take souvenir photographs to treasure forever as you make your leisurely ascent into the mountains. In the summer you can explore the Rigi on foot; in winter there is a chance to uncover its secrets by sleigh. Enjoy a unique journey on the oldest funicular in the world, built in 1871, to Vitznau. Travel onwards in picturesque style, by boat over the waters, back to Lucerne. There you can view the Rigi from a whole new angle, while resting in the charming old town, after a day full of excitement, before taking the bus back to Zürich.

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From Zurich: Funicular to Mt. Bürgenstock & Lake Lucerne

4. From Zurich: Funicular to Mt. Bürgenstock & Lake Lucerne

Starting from Zurich, take a scenic coach journey through the beautiful countryside and along the shores of the Lake of the Four Cantons, making your way to the charming town of Lucerne. Enjoy a short photo stop en route at either Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument where you can capture the beautiful views on camera. On the way into the Old Town of Lucerne, your guide will point out the most famous landmarks such as the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church, and the Concert & Congress Hall on a brief introductory tour. Once you have arrived in the Old Town, use your free time to wander around the city and explore its sights. In the afternoon, the newly designed Bürgenstock shuttle boat takes you on a scenic cruise to Kehrsiten, before you board the legendary Bürgenstock funicular railway. Then, get a glimpse of the world of luxury at the Bürgenstock resort, which first opened its doors to the public back in 1827. Stroll along the paths where the rich and famous resided back in the day. Not only shopping or restaurant opportunities at the resort will await you at 500 meters above the lake, but also hiking paths and astonishing views over Lucerne and its surrounding landscapes. All active or thrill-seekers can take an alpine hike to the Hammetschwand Lift, the world’s highest exterior elevator (optional).

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Mount Rigi: 2-Day Wellness Experience from Zurich

5. Mount Rigi: 2-Day Wellness Experience from Zurich

Day 1: The journey starts with a scenic drive through the beautiful countryside and along the Lake of the Four Cantons to Weggis. Here you will board the aerial cable car to Rigi Kaltbad where you will board Europe‘s first ever mountain railway up to Rigi-Kulm (6000ft / 1800m). Enjoy the panoramic views over the Swiss-Midland, the Alps and the 13 lakes around you. Hike one of the well prepared trails and enjoy the beauty of this unique scenery. In the afternoon check in at Rigi Kaltbad. Spoil yourself in the new mineral bath and spa designed by famous Swiss architect Mario Botta. Dive into the revitalizing, mineral-rich waters (35°C) of the indoor and outdoor pools and enjoy the unforgettable, breathtaking mountain panorama. Further offers include a whirlpool, herbal sauna, steam bath and a spectacular crystal spa bath (admittance for adults only). In the evening culinary delights await you in the restaurant SunSet where a 4-course selection dinner is included. Day 2: The mineral bath opens exclusively for hotel guests at 9:00 AM. Around mid-day, you take the cog-wheel train down to Vitznau where you board the boat for a lovely one-hour cruise to Lucerne. Discover the charming old town and see the famous Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church, the town hall and the modern Culture and Convention Center.  The tour is accompanied by a professional, multi-lingual guide from Zürich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zürich. The way up and down Mount Rigi including the overnight stay and the boat ride to Lucerne are unguided. For this part, you will receive detailed written information.

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From Lucerne: Full-Day Mount Rigi Photo Tour

6. From Lucerne: Full-Day Mount Rigi Photo Tour

Make your own way to Lucerne's Torbogen Monument in front of the train station by 08:00. Greet your professional photographer guide and begin your photography tour. The journey begins with a trip through Lake Lucerne towards Vitznau. Switch to Europe's first-ever mountain railway up to Rigi-Kulm, admiring the Swiss Alpine landscape around you (transportation costs not included). Your knowledgeable guide will take you to the best locations around Mount Rigi for optimizing your photography, depending upon the available light and time of year. Your guide will also offer insight into the area's history and traditions. During the day, you will have the opportunity to savor a traditional meal in a local restaurant (not included).  After a day of exploring and photographing, ride back to Weggis via gondola before continuing to Lucerne by boat. Your tour concludes back at the original departure point at around 16:00.

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What people are saying about Weggis

Uma experiência excelente. Viagem de barco muito calma e a vista das margens do lago é excelente. O elétrico até ao topo do monte proporciona vistas magnificas (escolham lugares lado esquerdo para a subida). No topo mesmo em dias mais encobertos é bonito. Desçam a pé até ao teleférico que vale muito a pena. E depois a viagem de teleférico até de novo ao barco é do outro mundo. Para quem tem medo alturas escolha não ficar logo na frente, mas não deixe de fazer a viagem.

excellent trip, we had perfect weather. It was a beautiful calm environment just perfect to enjoy the beauty of Rigi. A truly majical end by boat across the lake to Lucerne. a fantastic guide who took care to ensure we were comfortable with our journey and kept in touch with us while we were on our own, brilliant!

A wonderful view from the Rigi. Unfortunately only suitable in good weather

Everything worked out great! And we also think the price was really good.

Quite and easy ferry ride to incredible view I’d lake Lucerne.