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Independent Mount Rigi Tour from Lucerne Including Lake Lucerne Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Board your boat at Pier 1 for independent transport across Lake Lucerne in the morning or afternoon, and start your unguided Swiss Alps tour to Mt Rigi with splendid views along one of Switzerland’s most beautiful lakes. 

    With several departure times available for the cogwheel train and aerial cable car at Mt Rigi, simply use the timetables provided to plan out your itinerary according to your preferences.

    Disembarking at Vitznau, climb aboard the cogwheel train for a ride up to Rigi Kulm, aka ‘Queen of the Mountains.’ Topping the Rigi mountain range at 5,899 feet (1,798 meters) in elevation, the summit boasts unbeatable views of the Swiss Plateau with the Bernese Alps, Vosges mountains, Black Forest and Glarus Alps beyond.

    If you selected the half-day tour, spend two hours of free time here; the full-day option allows for five hours at your leisure. You can rent snowshoes or a sled, embark on a hiking trail, or grab lunch in one of the cozy restaurants (activities and food are your own expense).

    When it’s time, the cogwheel train transports you down to the mountain resort of Rigi Kaltbad. From an altitude of 4,701 feet (1,433 meters), it’s the perfect vantage point over Lake Lucerne. Board the aerial cable car from here and drift down to the pretty lakeside town of Weggis. 

    Meander around at your own pace before making your way to the shore where your boat awaits for a return ride across Lake Lucerne, bringing you back to the pier in the evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pier 1, Landungsbrücke 1, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Detailed timetables
    • Round-trip Lake Lucerne cruise
    • Round-trip cogwheel train
    • Aerial cable car ride
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Optional activities at own expense
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
    • Good walking shoes recommended
    • Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board
    • Please note: children tickets (age 6-16) must be purchased on the day and will be available at a reduced rate
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Due to revision work on the cable car from March, 9 until April, 9 2020 Rigi is only accessible via cogwheel train from Vitznau.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    We enjoyed this excursion but we would have been more comfortable if more information was provided. Since it stated to start from pier 1 it does not indicate the boat to take and where to get off. The crew was very helpful providing a map and by indicating where to disembark
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    I was a little worried and confused at first trying to navigate my own way from the boat to getting off at the correct stop, when to get off the cogwheel train, when to get back on it to get to the tram, and where to catch the boat back to Lucerne after getting off the tram.
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    About the operator
    By: Panorama-Yacht Saphir
    170 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    The lake is nice, the views of th ed bank is nice, however nice is not worth the time in my mind ............
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    Orlando, Florida
    Lake Lucerne Panoramic Sightseeing Cruise
    Lake Lucerne is large and I wanted to get closer to the beautiful mountains that surround the lake. Since I was
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    Michelle K
    Flagler Beach, Florida
    Lovin Lucerne!
    The tour was lovely. not much interaction with the crew as we wore headphones. It was very informative and gave an
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    Redondo Beach, California
    Sydnee Singer
    Fantastic excursion!! Luis was wonderful and you could tell how much he loved his job!! Luis is very knowledgeable
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    Must do!!!
    Must take cruise. A nice yatch/boat .., amazing views ... it was not even expensive.... and we booked last min
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    Los Angeles, California
    Comfortable cruise
    Very pleasant way to tour Lake Lucerne. The yacht is very comfortable, with seating that affords you good views.
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    Beautiful scenery
    We enjoyed this excursion but we would have been more comfortable if more information was provided. Since it
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    Sacramento, California
    One-hour tour of Lake Lucerne
    Lucerne is one of my favorite cities in Switzerland and I wanted to take a one-hour cruise around the lake and
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    Kate Brooks
    Absolutely amazing. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to see beautiful scenery and hear some local history
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    Port Richey, Florida
    Great boat trip
    Great views of Lake Lucern. Audio tour provided. Snacks and cocktails available on board. Inside seating available.
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    Pam T
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Pleasant cruise
    Very pleasant late afternoon cruise around Lake Lucerne with some wonderful views back to the town and towards the
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    Jack B
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Relaxing, Beautiful
    Very relaxing boat ride. Beautiful scenery along the entire one hour ride. Informative audio. Drinks and food
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    Corona, California
    Beautiful lake with good audio review
    This is one hour so perfect way to start your evening. It gets chilly on the water so bring a wrap or simply sit
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    Marilyn B
    Boca Raton, Florida
    Beautiful Cruise on Lake Lucerne
    The weather was beautiful as we (7 in my group) cruised Lake Lucerne aboard Saphir. The Saphir was very clean,
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    Relaxing trip with great views
    Nice relaxing hour with wonderful views of the lake and a multi-lingual commentary. We both enjoyed it.
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