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From Zurich: Full-Day Mount Stanserhorn Discovery Tour

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Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

From Zurich: Full-Day Mount Stanserhorn Discovery Tour

Activity provider: Best of Switzerland Tours

From US$ 151.78 per person

Discover the beautiful Mount Stanserhorn on this full-day tour from Zurich. Enjoy spectacular scenery as you journey along Lake Lucerne and take an open-top cable car to the top of the mountain.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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  • Travel on a scenic coach journey through the beautiful countryside via the Albis Pass and along the shores of the Lake Lucerne
  • Enjoy an introductory city tour of Lucerne
  • Experience a vintage funicular train ride through blooming meadows to Mount Stanserhorn
  • Ride up to the top of Mount Stanserhorn in the world’s first CabriO cable car
  • Admire the spectacular views of lakes and mountains from the roofless upper deck of the cable car
Full description
On this full-day tour you will discover the magnificent Mount Stanserhorn in the heart of the stunning Swiss countryside. From Zürich you will be taken on a scenic coach journey to Lucerne through the beautiful countryside via the Albis Pass and along the shores of the Lake Lucerne. On a short tour of the city you will take a photo stop at the Lion Monument or Lake Lucerne (depending on traffic conditions) and see the main sights of this charming town. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore the Old Town before continuing on to Stans, where you will board the vintage funicular train for an unforgettable ride through blooming meadows to the valley station of the world’s first CabriO cable car. This latest master piece of Swiss engineering is a unique open top aerial cable car which takes you up to Mount Stanserhorn (6,230 feet/1,900 meters). The unimpaired view from the roofless upper deck of the gondola is truly memorable. On the top of the mountain, a magnificent panoramic view over ten lakes, 100 kilometers of the Alpine mountain range and three countries awaits you. Take the short hike to the peak and visit the marmot park to watch these cute animals play, and have the option of sampling a typically Swiss dish in the revolving Rondorama restaurant. After descending to Stans, you will take the public train back to Lucerne for some additional time in this lovely city before taking the coach back to Zurich in the evening.
  • Partly-guided tour by a professional multilingual guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable coach
  • Vintage funicular train ride
  • Ride on the world's first CabriO cable car
  • Train ticket Stans-Lucerne
  • Carbon offset through myclimate
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities

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Meeting point

Your tour departs from Sihlquai Coach Parking near Zurich HB (main train station). Follow track 18 (last track on street level) until the road turns right. Follow the road for 50 meters and find the Sihlquai Coach Parking across from Starbucks. By public transport take tram 4, 6, or 13 to the stop Sihlquai/HB. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure with valid ID.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Please note: This tour is only available during summer (May to October).
  • The multilingual guide accompanies you from Zurich to Stans and from Lucerne back to Zurich. For the ascend and descent at Stanserhorn and the train ride back to Lucerne, you will receive tickets and detailed written information.
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based on 9 reviews

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If you are limited with time then I suggest this trip.the scenic drive around the back roads to Lucerne was beautiful.had plenty if time to have lunch before heading off to Mount Stanserhorn.once in a life time must do. Our guide was very informative and helpful.well worth the money

August 17, 2017

August 24, 2019

Very enjoylable

August 14, 2019

Product ID: 28116