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From Lucerne: Classic Rigi Round Trip

From Lucerne: Classic Rigi Round Trip

From US$ 134.70 per person

Enjoy a unique combination of boat, rack railway and cable car travel to Rigi. This varied tour in the heart of central Switzerland is suitable for both a half or full-day tour.

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  • Enjoy an adventure by rack railway and get a glimpse of a bygone time
  • Experience the Queen of the Mountains — Central Switzerland's Rigi offers something for hiking fans and solitude seekers alike
  • Enjoy the nature, the incredible views over Switzerland and experience different modes of transport over the mountains
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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 Rigi Train on the queen of the mountains. Fantastic views of the Swiss Plateau, the Black Forest, the Vosges Mountains, and the Alps await 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 14:00 — arrival at Rigi Kaltbad at 14:15 • Free time • Departure by cable car from Rigi Kaltbad at 15:10 — arrival at Weggis at 15:20 • Departure by boat from Weggis at 16:05 — arrival at Lucerne at 16:47 Suggested itinerary for a half-day tour: • Departure by boat from Lucerne at 12:00 — arrival at Vitznau at 12:54 • Departure by rack railway from Vitznau at 13:15 — arrival at Rigi Kulm at 13:47 • Free time • Departure by rack railway from Rigi Kulm at 16:00 — arrival at Rigi Kaltbad at 16:15 • Free time • Departure by cable car from Rigi Kaltbad at 17:10 — arrival at Weggis at 17:20 • Departure by boat from Weggis at 18:05 — arrival at Lucerne at 18:41

  • Boat ride from Lucerne to Vitznau and Weggis to Lucerne in 2nd class
  • Mountain transport from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm, Rigi Kulm — Rigi Kaltbad by rack railway
  • Descent from Rigi Kaltbad to Weggis by cable car
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

The boat station is adjacent to Lucerne train station. Please check on site to see from which pier the boat to Vitznau leaves.

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  • From March 6th to April 21st, 2023 on weekdays, and from November 20th to December 1st, 2023, the cable car from Rigi Kaltbad to Weggis will not be operating due to maintenance work. During this time the excursion can be done via Vitznau both ways.
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Lovely excursion. It's worth it even if it's not cheap. We took the boat at the pier next to the train station. 55-minute cruise to Vitznau. Going down there is the rack railway that goes up to the Rigi Klum at 2000 meters. Up there you can see the 13 lakes of Central Switzerland if it is clear and from there the views are incredible. You can either go back or do a bit of hiking to the Rigi Klamt stop where a cable car leaves for Weiss and then a boat back to Lucerne. Or directly again the rack railway to the last stop Vitznau where you take the cruise that takes you to Lucerne on the lake of the four cantons. Minimum 6 hours to do everything and more if you want to hike in summer or autumn

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October 31, 2022

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.

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October 16, 2021

Very nice excursion! WARNING!! on the way back there is no necessary or planned connection between the arrival of the cable car and the boat in Weggis. From the cable car a poorly indicated 15-minute walk awaits you to the lake! Previously our train from Rigi was late; stopped 10 minutes! In the end we missed the boat at Weggis at 6:05 pm !! Of course the boat did not wait for us and saw it leave before our eyes !!! the next and last boat for Lucerne from Weggis was then only… 20:57 !!!! or almost 3 hours of waiting! The organization was thus totally failing, leaving us abandoned in the pouring rain! After extensive research on the internet, we discovered that there is the bus line 502 which will take you to Küssnacht station. From there, a train will take you to the center of Lucerne. The price per adult is chf17 .- However, this alternative will prevent you from waiting 3 hours in Weggis for nothing! Sincerely, Alexandre K

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August 1, 2021

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