• Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 139.82 View price calendar

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Delight in the frozen enchantment of Mount Rigi on a full-day tour of the ‘Queen of the Swiss Mountains’ from Zurich. Enjoy a balanced combination of independent and guided exploration and experience an aerial cable car ride to the summit of Switzerland’s most magnificent natural landmark. Take Europe’s first cogwheel train down the steep mountainside and soak up sweeping alpine vistas from a charming terrace above Lake Lucerne.


  • Winter day trip from Zurich to Mount Rigi in the Swiss Alps
  • Guided coach tour includes rides in a cable car and on a cogwheel train
  • Boat ride to Lucerne
  • Two hours of free time to explore Old Town
  • Pickup and drop-off at the Sihlquai Bus Terminal

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What You Can Expect

Mount Rigi Winter Day Trip from Zurich

Take a cable car to the top of Mount Rigi on your winter day trip

Climb aboard a comfortable, climate-controlled coach at a central Zurich pickup point and relax during the scenic journey to Weggis, a charming resort at the foot of Mount Rigi. Climb onto an aerial cable car and soar up a super-sleek cable to the mountain’s lofty summit.
Gasp as you rest your eyes on striking, snow-smothered panoramas of the Swiss Alps. Scour the scenery for thirteen lakes and inhale fresh mountain air during your leisurely free time at the highest point of Mount Rigi. Descend the steep mountainside by Europe’s first cogwheel train, and then climb aboard an awaiting boat for a tranquil ride to Lucerne.
On arrival, set out to see the city’s historical highlights independently, strolling through the Old Town and visiting an ambient café for coffee (own expense). Reconvene with your guide and group at a prearranged time and location, then relax during the journey back to Zurich, where the tour concludes.
Please see the Itinerary section for additional information regarding guided and self-guided tour elements.

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Customer Reviews

Andrea T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Mt. Rigi had the most amazing views. We were lucky to see these as the fog/mist rolled in on the day that we were there. Well worth the visit. Wouldn't matter what time of the year you go, the views are sensational.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour is very organised and cover lots of experience during one day.
I highly recommend this tour for short term stay

John R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Exactly as described. Well organized and worth it. Price was great.

Daniel R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

amazing experience and views.
highly recommend
try for a clear day so you can see when at the very top, but you will definitely have a good view on the descent


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Awesome trip!! Worth every penny!!! Lots of snow when we went and had a awesome time with our toddler!!

Joel F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great trip, and easy way to see the alps!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great budget friendly trip for those who do not have cars or ability to rent a car here. Provided everything you need for the day trip except food, and views were great! I would do this again, but beware that most of the tour is not guided.

Noor Adzlin A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The tour is actually guide less which was fine because it gave me ample time to explore on my own. The view of the Swiss Alps were magnificent and breathtakingly beautiful. Good snow anti-slip boots are highly recommended. After exploring Mt Rigi, the ride down on the cogwheel tram was another awesome experience. Then a boat ride to Lucerne and another unguided free time to explore until the tour bus pick-up back to Zurich. Overall, I'm satisfied and happy with the tour by Best of Switzerland Tours.

Timothy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The weather white-out whipping winds! didn't make for a great time at the top of Mount Rigi and I have to admit some nervousness in the aerial cable car due to the high winds we were one of the last trips up the mountain before they had to shut the car down for the day because of the winds! but the train ride down the mountain and the Lake Lucerne ferry excursion by itself was worth it. Enjoyed my unguided walking tour of Lucerne. While the entire day could have been managed without buying the tour, there was significant value in buying the tour and not having to figure out how to get from Point A to Point B on your own. I enjoyed the convenience of having all of the transportation pre-booked for me and really enjoyed the sights, even with less than optimal weather. The guide for the bus portion of the tour was both knowledgeable and friendly. You shouldn't have any regrets booking this trip!

Robert D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Cant put into words how beautiful the views at the top of mount rigi were

I would definitely recommend this trip

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