Motor vessel Diamant leaves the harbor in Weggis - Spring in the Weggis-Vitznau region

«Riviera» Excursion to Weggis

Scenic cruise and walk along Lake Lucerne

Your trip to the sunny riviera at the foot of Mount Rigi starts in Lucerne. The tranquil cruise on Switzerland's most famous Alpine lake will take you to the lovely town of Weggis, which Mark Twain described as «the most charming place…» after he visited it in the late 19th century. Indeed you can follow in the footsteps of the famed American author and walk along the pretty trail from Weggis to Hertenstein. It is flat and well maintained, making it a leisurely and easy stroll. Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views.

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Auf dem Bild sieht man ein Dampfschiff mit Blumen im Vordergrund.

Route Roundtrip

Lucerne - Weggis - Hertenstein - Lucerne

We recommend the 14:12 boat departure from Lucerne, which arrives at 14:53 in Weggis. The panoramic walk from Weggis to Hertenstein takes about 35 mins and follows the shoreline. It is well paved and ideal for buggies. In case you would like to take a break along the way, there are several restaurants that offer refreshments and typical Swiss hospitality. At 16:14 there is a boat connection from Hertenstein back to Lucerne. 

Our tip: About 10 mins before reaching Hertenstein pier, you will pass along Rachmaninov Quay, from where you have a great view of the surrounding scenery and might want to make some memorable photos.


Route: Lucerne - Weggis - Hertenstein - Lucerne

Duration: About 3.5 hours

Walking trail: About 2.8 km long and flat

Duration of the walk: About 35 mins

Refreshment options:  Restaurant Zee, Lido Restaurant, Café Vienna

Dates Daily, all year long
Duration About 3.5 hours
Route Lucerne - Weggis - Hertenstein - Lucerne
Timetable Click here
Catering Depending on which boat departure you select, some ships offer a full restaurant service, others just have small snacks and drinks available.
Prices Tickets in 2nd class:
With Swiss Half-Fare Card (Halbtax): CHF 20.50
Without: CHF 41.00

Tickets in 1st class:
With Swiss Half-Fare Card (Halbtax): CHF 32.00
Without: CHF 64.00

The Swiss Travel Pass, GA/AG Card and Junior Card are all valid!
Group For all group reservations, please give us a call at our main telephone number +41 (0)41 367 67 67 or use our electronic contact form
Reservation Online bookings can only be made through the use of a credit card and for a maximum of 9 people.

Frequently asked questions

From June to September the last boat departs from Hertenstein to Lucerne at 19:14, from September to and including May the last boat departs at 18:14.

The "Riviera" excursion can be made all year round. Each season has its special charm, whether spring, summer, autumn or winter.

Yes, this relaxing outdoor activity is perfect for families with young children and pushchairs. Our boats are barrier-free for easy roll-on, roll-off and also the walking trail from Weggis to Hertenstein is paved, flat and straight.

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