Tel. +41 76 26 186 41

Even over a hundred years ago, lovers of romance and adventure – including Mark Twain – used to travel to the top of Mt. Rigi to watch the legendary sunrise. Nowadays, thanks to the comfortable ride up with the Cogwheel Train, we can enjoy this natural spectacle. At Rigi Kulm, an unforgettable panoramic view of the magnificent mountain scene awaits early risers. The poignant sound of the alphorn accompanying the majestic sunrise rounds off this memorable experience perfectly. The breakfast buffet that follows in the Rigi Event Marquee at Rigi Staffel is a treat for body and soul. Walk along the panorama trail and after board the cogwheel train back to the station. Drive back in a comfortable private transportation back to your Hotel in Lucerne. 

What to expect

Visit beautiful Mount Rigi (5,900ft a.s.l.)! and enjoy this full day private photo tour.  outstanding experience!!!

We pick you up at your Hotel in Lucerne 45 min. before the cogwheel’s departure time table (see below) and drive for 30 min. to take the Cogwheel train where your epic Swiss Alps adventure with plenty of Sunrise Photography opportunities begin. 

A breathtaking panoramic view across the Alps, of 13 lakes and over the entire Swiss Midland can be enjoyed from the summit of the Rigi. After the sunrise enjoy an alpine breakfast(included).

Continue your swiss adventure by walking downhill the classic panorama trail for 30 min. The Rigi is also well known for its rich Alpine flora of around 1000 species.


  • Professional guide/photographer.
  • Private comfortable Transportation to Mt. Rigi and back to Lucerne.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off in Lucerne Hotels.
  • Private Tour.
  • Traditional Alpine breakfast buffet.
  • Cogwheel train to Rigi Kulm and back.
  • Photography Tips and support if required.



  • Meals and drinks unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
  • Personal expenses
  • Camera Equipment



  • Dates: From end June to beginning of September 
  • Departure: We pick you up from your Hotel in Lucerne 45 min. before the cogwheel’s departure time table
  • Available in following languages: English and Spanish.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and dress according to weather.
  • A basic level of walking fitness will help, however, this course is not a hiking tour.
  • Duration: 7 hours 


Cogwheel Departure Time and Dates

Departure Time every Sunday:
21. June 04.00 am
28. June 04.05 am
05. July 04.10 am
26. July 04.30 am
02. August 04.35 am
09. August 04.40 am
16. August 04.50 am
23. August 05.00 am
30. August 05.10 am
06. September 05.15 am
13. September 05.25 am


CHF  790 (up to 4 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 tour. 

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


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