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Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride

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icon9 hours 30 minutes  (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
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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Overview

Ascend to the dizzying summit of Mt. Stanserhorn on a full-day coach tour of the Swiss Alps from Zurich. Travel through stunning Swiss countryside to the picturesque city of Lucerne. Take a traditional funicular railway car in Stans and summon your courage for an open-air gondola ride to the highest point of Mt. Stanserhorn. Absorb incredible Alpine panoramas and opt to enjoy a unique dining experience in a rotating restaurant (own expense).
  • Full-day tour of central Switzerland, including Stanserhorn, from Zurich
  • See Lake Lucerne and visit the Old Town landmarks of Lucerne
  • Ride an antique wooden rail car aboard the funicular railway in Stans
  • Take the CabriO—the first open-top aerial cable car in the world—up Mt Stanserhorn
  • Relax on a public train ride from Stans to Lucerne

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Travel the Swiss countryside, see Lucerne landmarks, and ride a vintage funicular railway on this relaxing day trip. The highlight is the ride on the open-top aerial cable car up Mt Stanserhorn
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Panorama drive to Lucerne with photo stop en route (at Lake Lucerne or the Lion Monument)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide from Zurich to Stans, and from Lucerne to Zurich
Rides on the vintage funicular train and CabriO (unaccompanied)
Hotel pick- up and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks

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
Greet your guide at a meeting point in central Zurich, and climb aboard an air-conditioned coach destined for Switzerland’s scenic countryside. Admire verdant panoramas as you travel parallel to the shore of Lake Lucerne, past crumbling limestone cliffs and flower-filled meadows.

On arrival in Lucerne, embark on a short panoramic drive with your knowledgeable guide; see impressive monuments like Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument and gain fascinating insight into the city’s rich historical heritage.

Then take a scenic journey to Stans, home to a recently restored 19th-century funicular railway. Experience an enchanting ride through flowering meadows and swooping valleys and disembark at the train station to explore the region independently.

On your guide’s recommendation, conquer your fear and climb aboard the CabriO, an open-top aerial cable car that affords stunning views of the surrounding Alpine panorama. Ascend to the lofty summit of Mount Stanserhorn and relish staggering views as you climb to a height of 6,230 feet (1,900 meters).

Scour the horizon for 10 lakes and more than 62 miles (100 km) of Swiss Alps mountain range before taking a short hike to Marmot Park, an idyllic nature reserve in which animals thrive in their natural environment. Opt to enjoy a unique dining experience in the mountaintop’s rotating restaurant (own expense) and then return to Stans to meet your guide.

Take the train back to Lucerne and, after enjoying some additional free time in the charming city, board your return coach to Zurich.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Zurich
After having made your way to the meeting point (Sihlquai Coach Parking, Limmatstrasse 4) in central Zurich, depart with your knowledgeable guide aboard a comfortable coach through the scenic countryside of central Switzerland. Relax on the journey along the Albis – a chain of wooded hills – and pass the shores of Lake Lucerne.
Stop At:  
Lucerne
Admire the picturesque, 24-mile (39-km) lake positioned between steep limestone cliffs. While you are driving into Lucerne, your guide points out the main sites of Lucerne, such as the beautiful Chapel Bridge or the Jesuit Church. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore the Old Town on your own, and discover the quaint alleys, squares, churches and homes of medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque design. See the 15th-century town hall and count the nine watchtowers atop the well-preserved 14th-century town walls.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Stanserhorn
Then, continue by coach to Stans, a town surrounded by orchards, and board the vintage funicular railway, built in 1893 and recently restored. You’ll delight in an unforgettable ride through flowering meadows to the valley, and disembark at the station. Your guide will drop you off here and provide you with all the necessary information and schedules. So you are well prepared to spend your afternoon at Mt. Stanserhorn independently.
Stop At:  
CabriO - Mount Stanserhorn
Take the CabriO – the world’s first open-top aerial cable car – to the summit of Mt Stanserhorn, rising 6,230 feet (1,900 meters) above sea level. During the 25-minute ride, relish the remarkable view from the roofless upper deck of the gondola as you ascend. Take in the panorama from the mountaintop as you look down at more than 10 lakes and 62 miles (100 km) of the Swiss Alps mountain range. Next, go on a short hike to Stanserhorn’s peak and visit the Marmot Park for a chance to watch the animals in their natural habitat. If you choose, dine on a typical Swiss meal (own expense) in the Rondorama, a revolving restaurant with fabulous views.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lucerne
After returning to Stans, take the public train back to Lucerne for some additional free time in the charming city. In the evening you meet your tour guide again, who takes you back to Zurich by coach.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Zurich
The guide will drop you off at the same place in central Zurich, where you started the tour in the morning.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note: During the tour, a guide will be with you from Zurich to Stans railway station, and again upon return from Lucerne to Zurich. For the rest of the time, you'll be on your own and you'll receive all vouchers, timetables and detailed information sheets needed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best of Switzerland Tours

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride?
A:
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 Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride?
A:
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 Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Day Trip to Lucerne and Mount Stanserhorn Including CabriO Cable Car Ride.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You have to take a train by yourself when you are finished with Stanserhorn, but don't be intimidated by taking the train." See review
  • "An excellent excursion by bus, funicular train, and cable car." See review

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Not A Good Day
Uppitylady
, Oct 2019
Suppose to have a tour of Lucerne, took us to Willy’s Watch and Souvenir Shop, gave us a map, go on your own for 55 minutes and don’t forget to buy your souvenirs. We knew we were on our own for the mountain tour. The weather was bad but no directions to train station once you came off the mountain. Get off the train in Lucerne poor map to find where the bus was picking us up, locals helped us. It’s pouring down rain and they had a problem where 35 minutes late picking us up in pouring rain, no shelter. I called their office and was told their was a technical difficulty.. We like to explore on our own but we expected a guided tour in Lucern not be taken to the family souvenir shop.and handed a map to tour on our own for 55 minutes. Do not tour within company. The city and countryside are beautiful and that’s why it got 2 stars.
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Average At Best
U8552CWdavec
, Oct 2019
In hindsight, this trip could be easily be put together yourself if you are comfortable booking train travel. We were brought to a train station and then told what to do on our own anyway. Lucerne is a big disappointment after being in Zurich. Very touristy and the tour sends you into a watchmaker as their first stop.
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European tour 2019
Journey710700
, Oct 2019
Tour Guide Olga very knowledgeable/ nice. Enjoyed the whole trip. So excited /scared to ride the cogwheel train to Mt Pilatus, unforgettable fun experience
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Great day trip
Richard G
, Oct 2019
Really enjoyed this trip. Got enough time to see what I wanted to see. Spectacular scenery! Well organized. Definitely recommend.
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Unbelievable views
Ken K
, Oct 2019
The actual excursion was fantastic. However, two excursions were combined and the guide went with the other excursion. Our group was left on their own. Guide did try her best to give us instructions; however, in reality would have been nice to have a guide and since, I believe, it was listed as a guided tour.
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mt stanserhorn
Lawrence K
, Oct 2019
Excellent. So beautifulIt was even thing I had hoped for and more. Would recommend this trip to everyone.
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Day to Lucerene
Fearless59617509692
, Sep 2019
This experience exceeded my expectations! I traveled alone and loved being with a small group. We were given a perfect amount of time to explore Lucerne on our own and our travel guide did an excellent job of keeping the group moving along in a timely manner. The views from the top of the mountain were incredible.
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star-5
Great experience
Pioneer826475
, Sep 2019
Lovely ride up a funicular rail , followed by a unique cable car with a sun deck . What a view! A special mention about two lovely , friendly ladies operating these two modes! The rotating restaurant at the top serves great food. Our Guide was a nice and friendly man. Overall good.It snowed at the top “cherry on the cake” .
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Head in the clouds
Z9946PMdavidm
, Sep 2019
Had a great day learning about Lucerne.. a beautiful city... and going up to Stanserhorn on the cable car ride was awesome... a terrific day..
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Breath-taking views!
joseph896
, Aug 2019
It was a good pick: Lucerne/Stasenhorn. We went around with the group until we were dropped off at the Stasenhorn funicular stn by the guide. The open-top cable car ride after the funicular was amazing! And the solo train ride going back to Lucerne to meet up with the group for the ride back home after several hours made the trip better. Great experiences.
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