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Queen of the Mountains: Day Trip to Rigi and Lucerne

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Conquer the "Queen of the Mountains." Scale the Rigi by cable-car from Weggis and enjoy a historic journey to Vitznau by funicular railway. Marvel at the unique landscape of the central Swiss Alps and enjoy a boot ride to Lucerne.
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Duration: 9.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Spanish, Chinese, English

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  • Enjoy the exceptional view from a cable-car ascending into the Swiss Alps
  • Take a historic journey on the oldest funicular railway in the world
  • Scale the Rigi - "the Queen of the Mountains"
  • Travel by boat across the Vierwaldstättersee
  • Visit the old town of Lucerne
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Take in the astonishing Swiss Alps on this partially guided tour. Relax on the bus trip from Zürich before an exciting, enchanting adventure through breathtaking Swiss scenery by cable-car, cogwheel train, and boat.

Traveling through the Albipass, your tour will reach the Vierwaldstättersee, the fourth-largest lake in Switzerland, lying on the border between four cantons. Enjoy fantastic views of the lake from its eastern shore, in the small resort-town of Weggis, nestled right at the foot of the Rigi. The view can only get better as you ascend in the cable-car up the Rigi, known as "the Queen of the Mountains," to the perfectly situated baths and spa on its slopes.

The sight of the 13 lakes that surround the mountain, and of the scenery of central Switzerland mountains, is sure to enchant you. You'll have plenty of time to take souvenir photographs to treasure forever as you make your leisurely ascent into the mountains. In the summer you can explore the Rigi on foot; in winter there is a chance to uncover its secrets by sleigh.

Enjoy a unique journey on the oldest funicular in the world, built in 1871, to Vitznau. Travel onwards in picturesque style, by boat over the waters, back to Lucerne. There you can view the Rigi from a whole new angle, while resting in the charming old town, after a day full of excitement, before taking the bus back to Zürich.
  • Partly-guided tour by a professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • Cable car and cogwheel train
  • Boat ride on Lake Lucerne
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the Sihlquai bus station, near the Zürich Main Station. Take tram 4 or 13 to stop "Sihlquai". The Sihlquai bus station is across from the Starbucks Coffee. Please bring your passport with you and be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure.

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle
Know before you go
• Please bring your passport or identity papers with you
• This tour is only partly guided — there is no guide between Weggis and Lucerne
• Tour is guaranteed in English and German, with Spanish available on request

From £109.48 per person

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