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
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
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!