Take your Swiss Alps adventure to new heights on this independent day trip to Mt Rigi. Explore this breathtaking destination at your own pace, starting with a boat cruise from Lucerne. Your Mount Rigi self-guided day ticket grants access to one of Switzerland's most famous mountains. A preferred outing for families, hikers or lovers of a relaxing day in nature. The mountain lays like a peninsula within Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug, right in the heart of Switzerland. It is very easily connected from Lucerne by boat to Vitznau. The 360-degree views from the top are stunning and the countless optional activities provide full relaxation for everybody. Combine your mountain excursion with some relaxing hours at the Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa which delivers an exclusive wellness experience surrounded by a legendary Alpine landscape. Unwind and pamper yourself.
Board your boat at Pier 1 for independent transport across Lake Lucerne (2nd class), 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, 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.Take a short stroll around the top of the mountain to immerse yourself in the 360-degree panorama over countless lakes or just enjoy the sun and endless wide view on one of the many wellness benches. Spend your time on a hiking trail, or grab lunch in one of the cozy restaurants along the many hiking trails (activities and food are your own expense). When it’s time, the cogwheel train transports you down to the mountain resort of Rigi Kaltbad. The Rigi Kaltbad Mineral Baths & Spa was designed by renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta. Its tranquil and contemplative ambience makes it the perfect place for rest and relaxation. The large indoor pool with its deep niches leads directly into the outdoor pool, where bathers are greeted by a sweeping Alpine panorama. Here, everyday life is quickly forgotten. Visitors bathe in the mineral-rich spring water and wood-fired heating warms the water up to a pleasant 35° Celsius. The pool complex is complemented by a spa area including a crystal spa, steam room, organic sauna and expansive chill-out zone. The luxurious facilities are rounded off by a large selection of massages, as well as beverages and light cuisine in the Botta Kaffee. Beyond the glass facade with stone slats, there is a clear panoramic view from the rear of the indoor pool and, of course, from the outdoor pool out across the mountainous landscape.The indoor and outdoor pool areas feature the following:• Whirlpool• Massage jets to relax you from head to toe• Shallow water area• Bubble seating with mountain views• Bubble loungers• Neck jets• Herbal steam room• Rest and relaxation area by the indoor pool• Sun deck with rest and lounge areaTake the aerial cable car from here and drift down to the pretty lakeside town of Weggis or continue from Rigi Kaltbad by train back to Vitznau 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.