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2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise

Zürich, Switzerland

From $462.67

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icon2 days  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Combine the natural splendor of Mt Rigi with the soothing serenity of Kaltbad Mineral Baths and Spa on an enriching 2-day tour from Zurich. Board a luxury coach and travel through the scenic Swiss countryside to Mount Rigi, one of the country’s most magnificent natural landmarks. Take an aerial cable car ride to the mountain’s summit to absorb panoramic Alpine vistas, and then submerge yourself in the thermal waters of hot springs for a truly rejuvenating experience. Explore the striking city of Lucerne and enjoy a tranquil cruise on Lake Lucerne. Luxuriate in comfortable overnight accommodation and enjoy two meals on this tour.
  • Overnight tour from Zurich to Mt Rigi
  • Ride an aerial cable car and Europe's first cogwheel railway to the top of Mt Rigi
  • Have free time on the peak to hike, take photos or just relax
  • Soak in the mineral-rich indoor and outdoor pools at the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa
  • Enjoy fabulous views of the Alps and Switzerland’s many alpine lakes
  • Take a cruise on Lake Lucerne and see Lucerne’s medieval sights like Chapel Bridge and Old Town
  • Spend a blissful night at the 3-star Hotel Rigi Kaltbad

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A luxurious, 2-day getaway is enough time for Mt. Rigi explorations, mineral baths, boat tours, and more.
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide from Zurich to Weggis and from Lucerne to Zurich
Aerial cable car and cogwheel train rides on Mt Rigi
One night in the 3-star Hotel Rigi Kaltbad
Meals as per itinerary
Spa facilities (whirlpool, herbal sauna, steam bath, crystal spa bath) for adults only (16 years and up)
1-hour cruise to Lucerne
Spa treatments, such as massage
Hotel pick up and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entrance fees to attractions and optional activities like sled rental

Departure Point

Best of Switzerland Tours AG, Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Satisfy an appetite for both adventure and indulgence on an exhilarating 2-day tour of Mt Rigi from Zurich. Ascend to the lofty peak of Mt Rigi on an aerial cable car; ride Europe’s first cogwheel railway down the steep mountainside; hike to your heart’s content on bountiful nature trails; and soothe aching muscles in the steamy sublimity of Kaltbad Mineral Baths and Spa.

Included on the tour is the following; one nights luxurious accommodation in Hotel Rigi Kaltbad; breakfast and dinner; round-trip transportation by luxury coach; and a professional guide.
Meet your guide at Zurich Sihlquai Coach Terminal (near Zurich HB) and begin your journey to Mt Rigi with a scenic coach drive through the beautiful countryside and along the Lake of the Four Cantons (the official name of Lake Lucerne) to Weggis!
Admission Ticket Free
Here, your guide will leave you to board the aerial cable car independently for the ride up to Rigi-Kaltbad (you’ll receive all tickets, instructions and documents needed for the rest of the day).
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Rigi Kaltbad
Get off the cable car at Rigi-Kaltbad and switch to Europe‘s first cogwheel railway to complete the trip up to Rigi-Kulm, at an elevation of 6,000 feet (1,800 meters).
Admission Ticket Free
Mt. Rigi
When you arrive at the top, be wowed by the spectacular views over the Alps and several Swiss mountain lakes. The views are simply incredible, and you'll have approximately three to four hours of free time here to soak it all in. During your free time, go for a hike on one of the well-maintained trails or rent a sled (own expense) for a little wintertime fun. Have lunch (own expense) at the Rigi-Kulm restaurant, or simply relax, enjoying the majestic alpine atmosphere and filling up your camera with one great shot after another.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Mineralbad & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad
In the afternoon, take the cogwheel train again back to Rigi-Kaltbad for check-in at your hotel – the three-star Hotel Rigi Kaltbad – and take advantage of your included access to the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa. Designed by well-known Swiss architect Mario Botta, the spa offers mineral-rich indoor and outdoor pools with relaxing temperatures of 95 °F (35 °C) and fabulous mountain vistas. Enjoy access until 7 pm to additional spa features such as whirlpool, herbal sauna, steam bath and crystal spa bath. Round off your day at the hotel’s SunSet restaurant, where a four-course a la carte dinner of seasonal and regional specialties will be served before returning to your tastefully furnished hotel room.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  Not Included
  Not Included
Mineralbad & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad
Begin your day with a rich breakfast buffet and then return to the Mineral Baths & Spa, if you wish, for a late morning dip.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Around noon, take the cogwheel train down to Vitznau, where you’ll board the boat for your one-hour, ultra-scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne to the town of the same name.
Admission Ticket Free
When you reach Lucerne, you have free time to explore on your own and have lunch (own expense). See the city’s top sights like Chapel Bridge, Old Town, the town hall and the Jesuit Church. Maybe visit the Swiss Museum of Transport (one of the biggest museums in Switzerland) or the Rosengart Museum, home to works by Picasso and Paul Klee (any entrance fees at own expense). Or just stroll around town, admiring the medieval streets and popping into local shops. At a pre-arranged time, meet your guide and board the coach for the ride back to Zurich.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
The tour will end again at Zurich Sihlquai Coach Parking next to Zurich HB (main train station).
Admission Ticket Free
  Not Included
  Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 21 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Maximum of 2 passengers per room. If you are traveling with a party of 3 travelers or more, you must make separate bookings
  • It is recommended you take the 3pm or 4pm cogwheel train ride down to the hotel from Rigi-Kulm on Day 1; the last train down is at 5pm
  • The Mineral Baths & Spa is open from 9am to 7pm; exclusive use for hotel guests is 9am to 11am
  • The spa area of the Mineral Baths & Spa is available for adults only (16 and up)
  • Please note: During the tour, a guide will be with you from Zurich to Weggis, and again from Lucerne back to Zurich. For the rest of the time, you'll receive any vouchers needed, timetables and detailed information sheets
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • The stroller must be foldable and be stored in the storage compartment
  • Please contact Best of Switzerland tour regarding the service animals
  • Infant must be booked! Please inform Best of Switzerland Tours, if you need a child seat
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The tour is not operating April 13 - 29, 2021 and December 24, 2021 - January 02, 2022 due to maintenance work at Spa or close out dates of the hotel
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise.
What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during 2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise.
What is the maximum group size during 2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Mt Rigi Tour from Zurich Including Mineral Baths and Lake Lucerne Cruise.

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Definitely worth the money. Make...
Lesley C
, Aug 2017
Definitely worth the money. Make sure you travel light as you cant check in until 15:00. Although you can leave your luggage in an unsecure room until then which isn't covered by security. I only had a back pack so i just carried this with me until check in. From arrival, at the hotel from a aerial car you get to stunning veiws from the hotel and from here upto mount Rigi Klum by cogwheel train you see phenomenal veiws. The hotel included a stunning 4 course dinner, access to the spa which is out of this world, and breakfast also included. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Fantatsic excursion and price to go with it.
So this was a special trip for us...
, Oct 2016
So this was a special trip for us since I asked my girlfriend to marry me. During the two weeks trip to Europe, we decided to do about 4 tours. 3 from Viator and 1 direct. This one was the worst out of all. I am not kidding. We regret paying for this tour since it was basically a transport to/from. Let's start from beginning, checking in took a while since they are also selling the same tour for walk up which meant that things were rushed. When we got on the small van, we did not have room for our small duffel bag since we were doing overnight while the rest of the 6-7 passengers were doing the day only. I had to ask the driver to see if he had storage in the back or by the passenger seat foot area he was not a happy camper to help us. Once on the road, the driver/tour guide barely spoke English. He would describe the area we drove through in french for 8-10 mins and say one line in English. On top of that, there was a family who had their own translator so that person was than translating French to another language for them. Imagine hearing two different languages for 85 mins. When we got to a stop, the driver said to hold while he went got all our tickets. Came back, gave the tickets and said read the paper instructions you got at check in for rest of schedule. It will tell you what time to take what and left. This is very bad since all of us were confused as to what we had to do. When I asked about our return and where to go, he said its in the paper. You could tell he had no interest. We finally made our own way to the top and checked in to hotel. Turns out hotel dislikes guests that are part of a tour. We were giving a room with twin beds and said that's all they can extend since we didn't book directly. I was even willing to pay out of pocket for a larger bed. Furthermore, I asked about dinner and breakfast that were included in our tour and were told contact the tour company. That didn't help. Finally found someone local who just happened to be there and who explained that the hotel/restaurant will not care for your service since you are not paying them directly. Instead he helped us out with pointers and guided us on what to do. Just shocking. No worries, we tried hard to not let this bother us. But twin bed on a romantic getaway is a nightmare. When the dinner time came, they had assigned seating. Guess what, a table in the back corner of the restaurant with two sides to the walls and no view of the window/mountain. When we asked for a different table, we got the answer, you cannot change since you booked via tour. Lovely : At this point we tried our best to make the best of it. Asking for a water refill was even a nightmare because you could tell the staff were more focused with real paying customers. We called it a night and went to bed after dinner. Next day, we got up and were excited to check out of this nightmare of a hotel. Grab a quick bite for breakfast and made our way to the top sine it was snowed in the night before. When we got to the top, the stairs were closed since it was not safe according to the crew that worked the area. No worries. Took about 3-4 photos and got ready for the boat ride to next stop. From here we were on our own since the paper just had time slot to follow and that's it. The best part of this trip was what we did on our own. We had more flexibility and options than being locked in. The day was over so we followed the directions for pick up and headed there. We saw the bus for the company and hopped on showed our ticket for the return to the driver. While we waited for about 15 mins the bus was not leaving. I got curious and went down to task a tour guide that was there. She said they were waiting on a couple who had an overnight stay. I said thats us and showed the ticket again. She was so upset that we did not check in. I told her that we had shown this to the driver. She said driver is not ours and you should be on the other bus since thats what the paper said. I was like paper doesn't say anything except to look for a bus with your logo and pickup location. I apologized and tried to explain we were doing what we thought was correct. No apologies from the other side instead a mean look. They told the other bus we were here and we left. At this point, we were just happy to be done with this tour and get back to our romantic trip. Never again I would be interested in booking a tour that deals with this third party booking company.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2016
Thank you for your review. We value your feedback and are sorry to hear that your tour experience was unsatisfactory. We rely on your honest feedback to help ensure the value and quality of our travel experiences. Based on your concerns, we have contacted our local tour operator to address these concerns with them personally and will continue monitoring feedback from our travelers.
This is an amazing experience...
, Oct 2016
This is an amazing experience, definitely do this! Views, nature, mineral baths and city of Lucerne are 10 out of 10! Good for people of any age. You have exactly enough time for everything. Note! In mountains is colder then in the city, I was in October, temperature was around 0 degrees celsious, so don't forget a warm cloth.
My husband and I loved this tour! It...
Mary Rose T
, Sep 2016
My husband and I loved this tour! It showcased the beauty of Switzerland. The hotel we stayed at was exceptional. We had the Swiss alps as the view from our room window. Everything about this tour was perfect. If you want a romantic getaway this is the perfect tour to take.
This tour was amazing...
Tanja D
, Jul 2016
This tour was amazing! Fantastic views of the alps while swiming in the thermal pools !!! Great food at hotel and cable car is so much fun ! Train ride is a joy to be ., and lucern is just incredible ! Full of magical places to see ., we fed the ducks and swan at lake lucern !!!
Free time stay and enjoy the Mt...
, Apr 2016
Free time stay and enjoy the Mt Rigi, like the hotel , good food and service, and View is perfect
This was an incredible tour. The...
Natasha D
, Oct 2015
This was an incredible tour. The guide was very informative the whole trip up the mountain. Our room was upgraded to a balcony which was good, however that meant they switched us to twin beds instead of a double which was a little annoying. The views from the top were spectacular and if you are in reasonably good shape you can see how far down the mountain you can walk and catch the cogwheel further down or at the top if you prefer
If you can splurge a little on your...
Patricia K
, Oct 2015
If you can splurge a little on your trip to Zurich this is what you want to do! Highly recommended as a romantic getaway. There are three distinct parts of the trip. FIRST you drive through the Swiss country side which is beautiful then you head up Mt. Rigi which is a neat experience to see the alps and get a little hiking in. When there are no clouds the views are amazing! SECOND you go to the Rigi resort - Room had a breathtaking view, mineral baths were awesome and relaxing make sure you go downstairs to the crystal bath and the four course dinner is excellent and very romantic expect 2 - 3 hours for dinner because the courses are fairly spaced out The next day you get to wake up to an amazingly large breakfast buffet and enjoy the mineral baths all to yourself and then start the THIRD part of the excursion- Head back down the mountain, get on a boat cruise and head to the beautiful Lucerne! The city has beautiful water ways and we spent our day shopping and just walking along the water enjoying the views. Overall a fantastic way to enjoy Switzerland! Everything they say is included is and the guides provide you with excellent direction and a cheat sheet that is very helpful! Follow the times on the cheat sheet. They are on point. The cogwheel train runs on a specific time every hour so make sure you keep track of that. They give you the option to drop your luggage off at the hotel on day one before heading up to Mt. Rigi so if you take advantage of this be cognoscente of the time the cogwheel train leaves because if you miss it you have to wait a whole hour or start hiking! We got lucky and made it by one minute but that would have been a big bummer if we missed it because you can't check into your hotel until the afternoon. Food is pretty expensive in Switzerland but there was a grocery store right next to the hotel for snacks which was nice. I recommend packing lunch on Day 1 to eat at the top of Mt. Rigi bc lunch is 20/person. OVERALL 5 STARS!
I had an amazing time. The hotel was...
Deirdre L
, Dec 2014
I had an amazing time. The hotel was beautiful, and the people were great:) I wouldn't exactly call it a tour. I got the bus from Zurich to the cablecar and was pretty much on my own from there. But the scenery was worth the trip:)
We had a fantastic vacation ! Mt...
Dimitra H
, Aug 2014
We had a fantastic vacation ! Mt. Rigi Kaltbad Hotel and spa was magnificent ! I haven't seen a more beautiful location in my life. Views from top of the mountain are just anazing Thank you Viator.

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