Mount Rigi - Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes. Mount Rigi is a family mountain

Friendly: Yes.
There is no problem to go to the middle station by wheelchair

Maximum travelers: 10



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (advanced), German (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Queen of the Mountains

Mount Rigi - Private Tour - Queen of the mountains impresses visitors with a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view - onto 13 different lakes like Lake Lucerne, Zug and Lauerz among others and the Great Alps. Rigi offers even a beautiful view onto the Black Forest, Jura Mountains bordering France and the Vosges in France during a clear day. Situated in the heard of Switzerland with its 1 798 m altitude, you can see a great part of Switzerland.

In 1871, Europe's first and oldest mountain railway was inaugurated and transported the first visitors to this striking viewing point. A lot of celebrities like Mark Twain or the British Queen Victoria visited the peak of Mount Rigi. In the past, people were transported by palanquin carriers, but today, two cog wheel railways travel to the Rigi Kulm and its summit hotel. From Weggis, an aerial cableway leads directly to Rigi-Kaltbad.

The cogwheel railway operates year-round, and Mount Rigi offers 120 km of walking trails and ski slopes for all tastes.


Lucerne - Vitznau Cogwheel railway station by boat, 50 min.

Cogwheel ride to the top of Mount Rigi, 35 min.

Top of Mount Rigi to Kaltbad, Middle Station, 15 min.

Middle station to Weggis 10 min.

by boat back to Lucerne

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: 8:45 under the Triumphal Arch in front of the Main Station in Lucerne

End location: End of the tour will be the Cruise Ship Port in the heart of Lucerne.

Duration: 5 hours

The duration of the tour can be extended, depending on how much time you want to stay on the top for lunch and if you want to take some time for walking or hiking


By boat from Lucerne to the cogwheel railway valley station
by cogwheel railway to the top of Mount Rigi
by cogwheel railway to Kaltbad middle station
by cable car to Weggis
by boat back from Weggis to Lucerne

What’s Included

Other: Guide-service and guide transportation costs are included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 CHF - About CHF 80 for lunch and souvenir shopping!

About CHF 120 for boat ride and cogwheel train / cable car

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch can cost between CHF 30 - CHF 60 depending on your taste!

Cost per person for
- the boat ride Lucerne - cograil station CHF 45
- the cog railway/cablecar CHF 72


I am not a driver-guide, but I can accompany you in your vehicle or arrange for separate car and driver.

Please contact me even if I am unavailable!

Private tour guide Jutta

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