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Mount Rigi Tours

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Mount Rigi
Nicknamed the “Queen of the Mountains,” Mount Rigi has long captured the hearts of writers like Mark Twain and painters like JMW Turner. Encircled by a trio of lakes—Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug, and Lake Lauerz—and adjacent to the neighboring peaks of Mount Pilatus and Brunnistock, Mount Rigi is the enduring postcard star of Central Switzerland.

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.
Address: Vitznau 6354, Switzerland
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17 Tours and Activities to Experience Mount Rigi

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Mt. Rigi - Day Pass

Mt. Rigi - Day Pass

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Explore 5,899-foot (1,798-meter) Mount Rigi at your own pace on this self-guided tour, ideal for families and outdoor enthusiasts. The included train ticket is good for unlimited rides on the three train services that provide access around the area; two cogwheel trains and an aerial cable car.
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  • 3 to 7 hours
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Mt. Rigi - Day Pass incl. Mineral Baths Rigi Kaltbad

Mt. Rigi - Day Pass incl. Mineral Baths Rigi Kaltbad

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Explore one of Switzerland’s most scenic mountains with this Mount Rigi day pass. Skip the lines at the ticket windows for the cogwheel train and cable car by using your pass to ride up to the peak and take in the 360-degree views over Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug. Your pass also includes entrance the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa to unwind overlooking the Alpine peaks.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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$121.69
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Mount Rigi Day Pass With Mineralbad & Spa Rigi Kaltbad and Boat Ride Lucerne

Mount Rigi Day Pass With Mineralbad & Spa Rigi Kaltbad and Boat Ride Lucerne

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Save time researching Swiss Alps highlights, and get access to an itinerary of spectacular sights to visit in a day, such as Mt. Rigi, and the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa. Rather than rushing to keep up with a group, a benefit of this tour is that it’s self-guided. Enjoy the freedom of exploring on your own, but the perk of having transport included, such as a round-trip Lake Lucerne cruise, a ride on a mountain railway, and a cable car ride included.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
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$175.28
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Mount Rigi Day Trip from Lucerne with Classic Rigi walking trail

Mount Rigi Day Trip from Lucerne with Classic Rigi walking trail

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Discover( Apr. - Nov.) some of the most remarkable landscapes in Central Switzerland on this private full-day Mt Rigi Panoramic Walking Tour departing from Lucerne. Experience by foot and with three different transportations modes: a lovely boat trip, Europe’s first cogwheel train up the steep mountainside to the summit of Switzerland’s most magnificent natural landmark, Rigi Kulm; and an aerial cable car ride to soak up sweeping alpine vistas. Walk the "Classic Rigi Trail" an inspiring experience along the captivating panorama path towards Rigi-Kaltbad with magnificent views of Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. We have created for you one of the best adventures at Mt Rigi. This unforgettable Alpine experience at Mount Rigi ‘Queen of the Swiss Mountains’ can be combined with a two hr. walking tour in Lucerne, the most beautiful from all Swiss cities! includes the Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument and Lucerne Castle.
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  • 7 hours
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Mount Rigi: Full-Day Photography Tour

Mount Rigi: Full-Day Photography Tour

Capture the beauty of the alps on camera, during a 7-hour Mt. Rigi photo tour from Lucerne. After traveling up the cogwheel mountain railway, you’ll learn how to photograph the alpine views from a professional photographer guide. Camera tips and guidance are included, but the train ride and lunch are both at your own expense.   
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  • 7 hours
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Mount Rigi and Lucerne Winter Photo Tour

Mount Rigi and Lucerne Winter Photo Tour

Discover (from December to March) the frozen enchantment of Central Switzerland in a full day Photography Winter Tour combined in an unforgettable experience Mount Rigi ‘Queen of the Swiss Mountains’ and Lucerne, the most beautiful from all Swiss cities. Experience three different transportations modes with Europe’s first cogwheel train up the steep mountainside to the summit of Switzerland’s most magnificent natural landmark; an aerial cable car ride to soak up sweeping alpine vistas and an inspiring boat trip through the magnificent Lake Lucerne. Explore charismatic cities with dramatic mountain scenery and historical highlights. The perfect swiss scenic journey plenty of photography opportunities from the beginning to the end! This Invigorating day adventure includes photography support and tips along the whole tour.   We’ve thought of every detail to make this a perfect trip!
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  • 7 hours
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Mount Rigi with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

Mount Rigi with Lake Cruise Private Tour from Luzern

The peaceful waters of Lake Lucerne and the mighty summit of Mt. Rigi are two of the Swiss Alps’ most popular sights, but reaching them by public transport can be a challenge. This private 8-hour combination cruise and cog-wheel railway tour from the city makes it possible to check both off your list in a day, plus take in other sites of interest such as the town of Arth-Goldau.
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  • 8 hours
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$270.18
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ALL TRANSPORT INCLUSIVE Mt. Rigi Guided round trip from Luzern

ALL TRANSPORT INCLUSIVE Mt. Rigi Guided round trip from Luzern

Mt Rigi is located 5000 thousand feet above sea level affording you some of the best views from the lake and the mountains of the region. The tour will start at the pier where you will set sail for a little over an hour on the Vierwaldstättersee. Upon arrival at the quaint lakeside village of Vitznau, you will board the comfortable mountain train and ascend to the top. After some time at leisure yo will initiate your descend to the base of the mountain. You will return to Lucerne on the modern railway system. Chosen for its beauty by poets and royals alike, Mt. Rigi is also a great alternative for those who want to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the Swiss Alps, without facing the thrill of mountain gondolas. We do NOT herd people on crowded tours simultaneously running in three languages. Join us for a tailored travel experience designed for small groups. Your guide will share insights into the history of this area, as well as all things Swiss.
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  • 5 hours
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Mt. Rigi Private Hike

Mt. Rigi Private Hike

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Locals agree that Mt Rigi is one of Switzerland’s most favorite places for hiking Mount Rigi, also known as the “Queen of the Mountains”, is THE mountain peak where Swiss alpine tourism began over 200 years ago. It may not be as high as its opposite peak, Mt Pilatus, but a round trip to the summit of Mt Rigi and a hike along its ridge path with spectacular views is always worth the trip. Highlights of this tour: 2-3 hours of easy walking on marked trails with panoramic views over the Alps and lakes Light outdoor grill lunch (Vegetarians – please warn us in advance!) 4 types of public transportation – local train, cogwheel railway, aerial cableway and and boat Option to include time at the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Spa Bath indoor/outdoor facilities.
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  • 10 hours
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Mount Rigi Sunrise Photo Tour

Mount Rigi Sunrise Photo Tour

Thanks to the comfortable ride up with the Cogwheel Train, we can enjoy this natural spectacle. At Rigi Kulm, an unforgettable panoramic view of the magnificent mountain scene awaits early risers. The poignant sound of the alphorn accompanying the majestic sunrise rounds off this memorable experience perfectly. The breakfast buffet that follows in the Rigi Event Marquee at Rigi Staffel is a treat for body and soul. Walk along the panorama trail and after board the cogwheel train back to the station. Drive back in a comfortable private transportation back to your Hotel in Lucerne. Departure Time every Sunday: 21. June 04.00 am 28. June 04.05 am 05. July 04.10 am 26. July 04.30 am 02. August 04.35 am 09. August 04.40 am 16. August 04.50 am 23. August 05.00 am 30. August 05.10 am 06. September 05.15 am 13. September 05.25 am
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  • 7 hours
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Private tour guide all over Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Private tour guide all over Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Swiss expert tour guide (Languages: Indonesian/ English/ German) Join us to experience the beauty of Switzerland..we love to show you the hidden gems the alpen country has to offer..be it the beautiful waterfalls, mountains, lakes, shopping outlets, Swiss souvenirs, etc From budget travellers to VIPs.. From small group to big group.. We cover your travel needs..if needed, we can provide you with transportation service (limousine, luxury cars, minivan for 7 people, minibus for 21 people, big bus for 50 people).
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  • 2 days
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Fly above the Swiss Alps and Lucerne with a local pilot

Fly above the Swiss Alps and Lucerne with a local pilot

Go on an unforgettable adventure and discover the beauty of Lucerne and Swiss Alps in the most unique way... from a private micro plane! Your pilot is key to this adventure. They are sharing the flights' direct cost, not making a profit. They just love to fly and want you to understand their passion for aviation. So be sure to meet your pilot directly at the airfield provided. ++Confirm weather conditions with your pilot before++ --> Access a local airfield --> Discuss the flight route together with your pilot --> Pre-flight check --> Up you go, enjoy the view from a whole new perspective! The flight can depart between 9-17h, depending on the availability of the pilot, aircraft, and weather. Please let us know your flexible hours/days upon booking, and make sure that you've been in touch with us beforehand!
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  • 1 hour
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Mt. Rigi - Private Day Trip from Lucerne

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Mt. Rigi - Private Day Trip from Lucerne

Experience Lucerne’s home mountain peak with your guide and local expert who will tell you everything about Lucerne, its culture, its heritage and its people. Go on adventure to Mt Rigi, also known as the “Queen of the Mountains”, and savor its 360-degree views of the surrounding Alps. This is the mountain peak where Alpine tourism began over 200 years ago, and before that, in the Middle Ages it was considered as the Center of the World. Enjoy impressive 360-degree views over the Alps stretching way out into the distance. On a clear day you can even see as far as France to the West and the Black Forest in Germany to the North. Reaching Rigi-Kaltbad, warm yourself up by spending time in the mineral spring baths -an indoor/outdoor pool of spring water heated to 35C/95F. This very modern facility continues a 600-year old tradition of health seekers from far and wide coming to the healing waters to be healed of their ailments.
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  • 8 hours
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Mount Rigi Day Pass With Swiss Alpine Lunch

Mount Rigi Day Pass With Swiss Alpine Lunch

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This package is a great option for anybody seeking to combine a perfect day on Mount Rigi with a tasty and authentic lunch! Come and experience the historical cogwheel railways and cable-cars at the Queen of the Mountains!
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  • 1 to 8 hours
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Private Tour to Mount Rigi and Lake Lucerne

Private Tour to Mount Rigi and Lake Lucerne

On this tour you will get to see a beautiful panoramic view from Mount Rigi over Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug and the Alps of Central Switzerland. With a bit of (weather) luck, there's even a chance to see the Schwarzwald Mountains in Germany. Switzerland has been European Champion for many years - in terms of distance traveled by train by its residents. Public transports in Switzerland are very comfortable and reliable, that's why many Swiss people move around the country using public transports. On this tour you will also get the experience of using one of the best railway networks in the world.
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  • 8 hours
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Mount Rigi Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

Mount Rigi Summer Day Trip from Lucerne

Explore Mt. Rigi on a fully guided majestic roundtrip from Lucerne! Experience different means of transportation on a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne, a memorable ride with Europe’s first ever mountain railway and an aerial cable car. Take in the stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the Swiss Alps and opt for one of the many hiking trails against a vast mountain backdrop.
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  • 7 hours
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Queen of mountains round-trip from Lucerne

Queen of mountains round-trip from Lucerne

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Take your Swiss Alps adventure to new heights on this independent day trip to Mt Rigi. Explore this breathtaking destination at your own pace, starting with a boat cruise from Lucerne. Use your pre-booked tickets and provided timetables to plan the cogwheel train and aerial cable car portions of your tour. You’ll take the railway up Rigi Kulm for two or five hours of free time at the summit, depending on which option you select. Then enjoy more postcard-worthy views en route to Weggis before the return boat ride to Lucerne.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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Mount Rigi with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

Mount Rigi with Lake Cruise Small Group Tour from Luzern

The Rigi (or Mount Rigi; also known as Queen of the Mountains) is a mountain massif of the Alps, located in Central Switzerland. The whole massif is almost entirely surrounded by the water of three different lakes and a stunning view to the alps. The classic round tour from Lucerne starts with a boat ride on lake Lucerne, the coghwheel train to Rigi Kulm and the return travel via Arth-Goldau to Lucerne by train.
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  • 7 hours
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Self-Guided Tour: Mount Rigi Round Trip with Cruise on Lake Lucerne

Self-Guided Tour: Mount Rigi Round Trip with Cruise on Lake Lucerne

This is a self-guided tour and you may travel fully independent from your starting point to central Switzerland. With our detailed travel instructions you travel to Luzern and the "classic" round trip to Mount Rigi starts. You will get the travel booklet and all necessary personalized tickets by e-mail after your booking - no mobile device necessary during the tour.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Mount Rigi tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Mount Rigi can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 17 Mount Rigi tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Mount Rigi 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Mount Rigi costs USD 80.38. Guided Mount Rigi tours start around USD 80.38 per person. See all 17 Mount Rigi tickets and tours on Viator.
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