Mount Rigi Day Photo Tour

Switzerland’s most visited scenic mountain


What To Expect

The journey begins with a lovely trip through the beautiful Lake Lucerne towards Vitznau. Switch to Europe’s first ever mountain railway up to Rigi-Kulm. You will be overwhelmed by the incredible Swiss Alpine Landscape around you! Ride back with the gondola to Weggis and back to Lucerne by boat.

You will discover some of the most remarkable landscapes in Central Switzerland. Prepare to be amazed at unbelievable vistas, rugged mountain peaks and dramatic skies. Mount Rigi is a dreamer’s destination for adventurers, it will capture your senses and amaze you. At times, you will put down your camera and just take the drama in. We will most definitely cover all the iconic locations for photography with the available day light. We have traveled the region countless times, and will discuss it’s history and traditions, and we will enjoy the finest local meals (not include). This full day tour is available throughout the year.

We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than at Mount Rigi!


This adventure is designed so you can mentally visualize a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include discussions for inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than in the Swiss Alps!



Tour Specifications

Type: Day Tours in Luzern

Departs From: Lucerne Train Station

Duration: 8 hours

Availability: daily at 08:00

Available in following languages: German, English & Spanish

Book your excursion here or contact us directly to +41 76 2618641

Tour Price: 

CHF 490 (up to six persons)

Our pricing is per-tour NOT per-person so if there are 3 or more in your group, you’ll probably pay less than if you took a big bus tour. 


Mt Rigi Transportation Cost:

Take advantage of our combined offer! With just one ticket you can make the entire round-trip. The following is included:

– Scenic boat cruise from Lucerne to Vitznau

– Ascent with the mountain railway from Vitznau to Rigi-Kulm

– Descent with the mountain railway from Rigi-Kulm to Rigi-Kaltbad (or Vitznau)

– Descent with the aerial cableway from Rigi-Kaltbad to Weggis

– Return cruise by boat from Vitznau or Weggis to Lucerne


Fares 2017

1st class ticket

With Half-Fare Card      CHF 70.00

Without                          CHF 140.00

2nd class ticket

With Half-Fare Card       CHF 58.50

Without                           CHF 117.00



– Oldest cogwheel train of Europe

– Boat ride

– Full guided tour from Lucerne

– Enjoy a cogwheel train ride to the top of Mount Rigi, enjoy views of Lake Lucerne and snow-capped Alps


–  Profesional photographer & guide

– Travel & landscape photography support

– Photo walks & discussions

– Small group size


– Meals and drinks

– Mt. Rigi Travel Cost (Boat & all cable cars, see prices above)

– Tips and gratuities

– Optional activity costs

– Personal expenses

-Travel insurance

Please note

  • Mountain transportation (such as cable cars, cogwheel railways etc.) may close down immediately due to a sudden storm, snow fall and/or a bad weather forecast.
  • Ask for the special overnight package & the Sunrise Photo Excursion!!!
  • Contact us to reserve a tour


PD e-Gift Card

giftcardGive someone you know a PD e-Gift Card, good toward any of our  Lucerne Photography Private Courses or Photography Workshops & Tours. For those in a rush or living outside Switzerland, we will send you a printable eCard. PD e-Gift Cards are fully transferable and have NO expiration date. They are available in any amount from CHF 49 – CFH 950. It makes a great gift for someone who loves photography or travel. Order now, or email us for more information.














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