The Queen of the Swiss Alps
Discover and enjoy some of the most remarkable landscapes in Central Switzerland on this 7-hour private photography tour from Lucerne. Photograph the sweeping vistas, rugged mountain peaks, and dramatic skies around Mount Rigi in the company of a professional photographer guide. Whatever your skill level, your guide helps you create some unforgettable memories. Discover the beauty of Lucerne city on an optional 2.5 hrs. photo walk and photograph and know the history of Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, City old Wall and Lucerne Castle.
All camera skills welcomed! From a compact or professional camera to a smart photo.
What To Expect
Make your own way to Lucerne’s Torbogen monument, in front of the train station, by 8am. Greet your professional photographer guide and begin your photography tour.
The journey begins with a trip through Lake Lucerne towards Vitznau. We will have already many Image opportunities from the water. Switch to Europe’s first-ever mountain railway up to Rigi-Kulm, admiring the Swiss Alpine landscape around you. Your Guide will give you tips where to seat so you get outstanding pictures from the comfort of your seat!
Your knowledgeable guide takes you to the best locations around Mount Rigi for optimizing your photography, depending upon the available light and time of year. Your guide also offers insight into the area’s history and traditions. During the tour there is the opportunity to try traditional meals in a mountain restaurant.
After spending a great time at Rigi Kulm, we will take the Classic Rigi trail down to Rigi Kaltbad. This path along Rigi’s edge is very scenic and it takes approx. one hour walking downhill among some of the most breathtaking alpine landscapes. We will enjoy this trail, along the path there are some beautiful spots to relax and recharge your energy before continuing our tour. It also offers some of best spots to photograph Lake Lucerne and the alps around us.
After a day of exploring and photographing the Queen of the Mountains, ride the cable car back to Weggis and then continuing to Lucerne by boat.
We offer the opportuninty to Explore Lucerne city as a local on an optional 2 hrs. photo walk which includes visits to the Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, Old City Wall and Lucerne Castle.
– Ride the oldest cogwheel train of Europe
– Take a boat ride in 1st class
– Discover breath-taking alpine views
– Enjoy a cogwheel train ride to the top of Mount Rigi, enjoy views of Lake Lucerne and snow-capped Alps
– Hike down hill an easy mountain path
- Professional photographer guide
- Travel & landscape photography support and tips how to take better images
- Private tour
- Full day tour from Lucerne
- 2 hrs. City Photo Walk: Chapel bridge, Lion Monument and Lucerne Castle (Optional City Tour extension)
- Lift ticket to Lucerne Castle (Optional City Tour extension)
- Private photography shooting along the tour ( Optional Photo shooting in Different Locations along the tour )
- On-line private gallery to download all the images of the tour (Optional Photo shooting )
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Camera and Camera Equipment
- Travel Insurance
- Transportation to Mt rigi from Lucerne and back: Cost per person approx. CHF 140 in first class boat, cogwheel train and cable car)
- Personal expenses
Mountain Tour CHF 590 per group (up to six persons)
Optional Tour Extensions:
Book this tour together with any of the extensions we offer: Lucerne city Highlights or Photo Shooting along the tour.
- Lucerne Photo Walk: 2 hrs. Lucerne walking tour including main highlights: Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, City Old Wall and Lucerne Castle.
- Price CHF 120 per group
- Photo Shooting: I will photograph you along the tour. I am a professional photographer using the best photography equipment and software. You get all images in a private online gallery.
- Price CHF 120 per group
This tour is designed to everyone with interest in nature and photography enthusiasts as well as for unexperienced hikers.
The Photo Tour is not a photography course, it means i will show you the best spots to take outstanding images and also will photograph you with my professional camera and process them in my photo software. All images taken along the tour will be available for you to download in a private on-line gallery. All cameras and smart phones are welcome.
Type: Day Tours from Luzern
Departs From: Lucerne Train Station
Duration: 7 hours
Availability: daily at 07:45 or later if you prefer but need to contact us first to check availability.
Available in following languages: English & Spanish
Book your excursion here or contact us directly to +41 76 2618641
Is this Tour for you?
This tour is intended for amateur as well as serious photography enthusiasts with an interest to visit and photograph the beauty of the Swiss Alps together with its many traditions and culture . No prior expertise or experience in photography is necessary, as your photographer-guide will be there to assist you at every level. You may carry any camera – a simple aim-and-shoot or a DSLR. Travel enthusiasts who are not photographers but keen to experience the multiple facets of Switzerland can also benefit from the tour.
Can I bring my non-photographer partner with me?
Yes, you can. We visit many beautiful places in Switzerland. Having a good time during the trip is as much on the agenda as photography is. Your partner will enjoy the journey with us.
I am not a keen photographer. But I want to visit Switzerland. Can I still join?
Yes. The answer is exactly the same as in the case of previous question. We visit many beautiful places in Switzerland with a spectacular natural wonders, we witness the best Alpine Festivals during the whole year and always with the idea in mind of having long lasting memories in all our photo tours. For us fun is as much on the agenda as photography is!
PD e-Gift Card
Give 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.