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  • May 24, 2019 16:58
    Jeff
    Changed title of Paris or Rennes to Geneva by Kim Besserman to Paris or Rennes to Geneva with a Eurail France Pass. Is the Eurail France Pass valid on the train to Geneva since it's on the border?.
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  • May 24, 2019 16:57
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris or Rennes to Geneva with a Eurail France Pass. Is the Eurail France Pass valid on the train to Geneva since it's on the border? by Jeff to Hi Kim,<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> train.<br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911">Eurail France Pass</a>, you would be eligible to purchase reservations on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> at a rate called the Passholder 2. To receive the Passholder 2 rate on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-geneva" rel="nofollow">Paris to Geneva</a>, you would search the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), check the 'I have a rail pass' box, and then indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail France Pass'.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of the search, be sure to look for the actual direct trains labeled 'TGV Lyria'.<br /><br />To verify that you're being quoted the correct rate, you would click 'Fare details' after you click on the fare itself. When you click 'Fare details' a box will display where the fare would be labeled '1st Cl Pass 2' or '2nd Cl Pass 2'.<br /><br />These rates can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that the reservations be purchased as soon as possible. Generally, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> trains can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />If you start in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow">Rennes</a>, you would still have to connect through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>. You would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes">Rennes</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> requires reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. To purchase the reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rennes-paris" rel="nofollow">Rennes to Paris</a>, you would follow the same steps you took for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-geneva" rel="nofollow">Paris to Geneva</a>, but this time you'll be purchasing a regular reservation (aka 'passholder' or 'passholder 1'), which would be labeled '1st Cl Pass - Eurail Pass' or '2nd Cl Pass - Eurail Pass' under the 'Fare details'.<br /><br />When you pull up the schedule, you'll see that the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes">Rennes</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> arrive into <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse">Montparnasse station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>, while the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva">Geneva</a> depart from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Gare de Lyon (station)</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>. To commute from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse">Montparnasse station</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Gare de Lyon</a>, you would take M4 of the Paris Metro to the Chatelet Les Halles stop. At Chatelet Les Halles, you would then switch to M14 of the Metro and take it to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Gare de Lyon</a>. The ride on M4 and M14 of the Metro between these stations would take at least 15-20 minutes, but I would still advise that you allow yourself at least an hour to make this transfer. You would pay to board the Metro locally when you're there.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911">Eurail France Pass</a> itself, click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911">www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911</a>.
  • May 23, 2019 19:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Global Pass - 1st Class vs. 2nd Class by Jeff to Hi Robert,<br /><br />Rest assured, you should still be able to reserve space in 1st class. For some reason, it just isn't showing as an option. What are the routes you're trying to reserve?<br /><br />On trains in Europe, 1st class generally offers larger and more comfortable seats with more leg room. With fewer seats per train car, 1st class is also usually going to be less crowded and quieter than 2nd class.<br /><br />For the Eurail Global Pass itself, click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.
  • May 23, 2019 19:05
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Global Pass - 1st Class vs. 2nd Class by Jeff to From Lucerne, you could even then take the panoramic GoldenPass scenic train through the Alps over to Interlaken, where are there are more mountain excursions.<br /><br />On the GoldenPass from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are not necessary, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board. You can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view these schedules.<br /><br />When visiting the Interlaken area and the Bernese Oberland region, a Eurail Global Pass would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the excursions to nearby Jungfraujoch, Mount Schilthorn, Harder Kulm, First, and Schynige Platte.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is Interlaken. The Eurail Global Pass does not cover the trains that make up a connection between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch. However, with the Eurail Global Pass you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on these trains. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Eurail Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />This pass covers the 2 different routes up to Jungfraujoch (and a return to be done within 24 hours). These routes are as follows:<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />Interlaken also serves as the gateway to Mount Schilthorn. The Eurail Global Pass enables passengers to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion between Interlaken and Mount Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn Eurail Pass Holder' option of the pass for ‘Mount Schilthorn’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>.<br /><br />There are then 2 different routes you can take to get from Interlaken to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A Eurail Global Pass would also enable you to receive a 25% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in Interlaken. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm for Eurail Pass Holder’ option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for ‘Harder Kulm’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from Interlaken. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />The Eurail Global Pass would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First Interlaken to First for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘Grindelwald-First’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte (seasonal)</u></b><br /><br />The Eurail Global Pass enables you to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion between Interlaken and Schynige Platte. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte Interlaken to Schynige Platte for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘Schynige Platte’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312</a>.<br /><br />The excursion consists of a 4-minute train ride on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from Interlaken to Wilderswil and then the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ from Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station.<br /><br />At Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. Right by the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />In 2019, the 'Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 30th to October 27th..
  • May 23, 2019 18:58
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Global Pass - 1st Class vs. 2nd Class by Jeff to To experience the Alps, I'd say go to Lucerne from Zurich. There are several mountain excursions in the immediate area for which your Eurail Global Pass would provide you with discounts.<br /><br />When traveling with a Eurail Global Pass, the excursions to nearby Mount Pilatus and Mount Rigi are discounted by about 50%, while the Mount Titlis and Stanserhorn excursions are discounted by about 25%.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, you would make your ascent by taking the cog railway up to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Pilatus Kulm, you would descend via a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to Lucerne, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />With the Eurail Global Pass, you would be able to receive a 50% discount between Lucerne and Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm). To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens-Mt Pilatus/Eurail Pass’ option of the pass for 'Mount Pilatus' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a><br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The ascent to Mount Titlis starts in Engelberg (43 minute train ride from Lucerne). It starts with a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the famous 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />The train between Lucerne and Engelberg is covered by the Eurail Global Pass. For the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis, the Eurail Global Pass would enable you to receive a discount of about 20-25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg-Mt Titlis/Eurail Pass’ option of the pass for 'Mount Titlis' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a><br /><br />This pass covers the round-trip between Engelberg and Klein Titlis, as well as a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br /><b><u>Stanserhorn</u></b><br /><br />From April 13th to November 17th of 2019, you would also have the option of making the ascent to nearby (Mount) Stanserhorn. From Lucerne, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br />The Eurail Global Pass is valid on the train between Lucerne and Stans. For the remaining part of the excursion (funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn), however, the Eurail Global Pass would enable you to receive a discount of about 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Stanserhorn Stans – Stanserhorn for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for 'Mount Stanserhorn' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />Between Lucerne and Mount Rigi, there are 2 different routes you can take.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. For this first route, the Eurail Global Pass is only valid to cover you on the train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau, but it would enable you to receive a 50% discount on the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the Eurail Global Pass, so you can receive the 50% discount.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. The Eurail Global Pass would enable you to receive a 50% discount on both the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' both can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the Eurail Global Pass, so you can receive the 50% discount. The boats on Lake Lucerne are operated by SGV..
  • May 23, 2019 18:54
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Global Pass - 1st Class vs. 2nd Class by Jeff to I do not show there to be any issues that prevent 1st class from displayed from passholder searches for these routes. Therefore, it may be a result of there not being enough availability for your party on the dates/trains you're looking at.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Paris</u></b><br /><br />From London to Paris, you would take the Eurostar. These do require reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from London to Paris by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />When you do your search, 1st class reservations will display if available.The Eurostar is unique from other trains in that it can be reserved 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure.<br /><br />The Eurostar can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that the reservations be purchased as soon as possible.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Basel or Paris to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />There are direct TGV Lyria trains from Paris to Basel and Paris to Zurich, which both require reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Paris to Basel or Paris to Zurich by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Once again, 1st class reservations will display if available.<br /><br />Generally, the TGV Lyria trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date. These also can sell out, so it is recommended that the reservations be purchased as soon as possible.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Paris to Lucerne involve changing trains once in Zurich along the way. Therefore, this would involve taking the direct TGV Lyria from Paris to Zurich, which requires reservations. Trains from Zurich to Lucerne do not even accept reservations, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Paris to Zurich by searching only that segment of the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />The 1st class reservations will display as long as they're available. TGV Lyria trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date. These also can sell out, so it is recommended that the reservations be purchased as soon as possible.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can do a separate search just to view schedules for the non-reservable segment from Zurich to Lucerne. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to London</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Amsterdam to London take about 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Brussels along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels are high-speed Thalys trains, which require reservations. Trains from Brussels to London are high-speed Eurostar trains, which also require reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). For a trip from Amsterdam to London, you would just have to break up your search in Brussels. Therefore, you would do one search from Amsterdam to Brussels and another search for connecting trains from Brussels to London.<br /><br />When choosing your trains, you would want to allow yourself at least 20-25 minutes to change trains at the station in Brussels (Brussels Midi).<br /><br />The 1st class reservations will display for each train, as long as they're available.<br /><br />Thalys trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date, while the Eurostar can be reserved 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure. Both of these trains can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that the reservations be purchased as soon as possible..
  • May 23, 2019 16:33
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does Eurail Global Pass cover: Frankurt-Zurich, Zurich-Lucerne, Zurich-Bern, Zurich-Interlaken, Interlaken-Chur, Chur-Milan, Milan-Zermatt, Zermatt-Geneva, and Geneva-Zurich? by Jeff to When visiting the Interlaken area and the Bernese Oberland region, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the excursions to nearby Jungfraujoch, Mount Schilthorn, Harder Kulm, First, and Schynige Platte.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> does not cover the trains that make up a connection between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch. However, with the Eurail Global Pass you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on these trains. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Eurail Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-eo" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />This pass covers the 2 different routes up to Jungfraujoch (and a return to be done within 24 hours). These routes are as follows:<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-eo" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />Interlaken also serves as the gateway to Mount Schilthorn. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> enables passengers to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion between Interlaken and Mount Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn Eurail Pass Holder' option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo" rel="nofollow">Mount Schilthorn</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schithorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>.<br /><br />There are then 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> would also enable you to receive a 25% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm for Eurail Pass Holder’ option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow">Harder Kulm</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/harder-kulm-8178">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First Interlaken to First for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow">Grindelwald-First</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/grindelwald-first">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte (seasonal)</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> enables you to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Schynige Platte. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte Interlaken to Schynige Platte for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘Schynige Platte’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/schynige-platte-8312">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312</a>.<br /><br />The excursion consists of a 4-minute train ride on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from Interlaken to Wilderswil and then the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ from Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station.<br /><br />At Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. Right by the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />In 2019, the 'Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 30th to October 27th..
  • May 23, 2019 16:15
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does Eurail Global Pass cover: Frankurt-Zurich, Zurich-Lucerne, Zurich-Bern, Zurich-Interlaken, Interlaken-Chur, Chur-Milan, Milan-Zermatt, Zermatt-Geneva, and Geneva-Zurich? by Jeff to When visiting the Interlaken area and the Bernese Oberland region, a Eurail Global Pass would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the excursions to nearby Jungfraujoch, Mount Schilthorn, Harder Kulm, First, and Schynige Platte.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is Interlaken. The Eurail Global Pass does not cover the trains that make up a connection between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch. However, with the Eurail Global Pass you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on these trains. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Eurail Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />This pass covers the 2 different routes up to Jungfraujoch (and a return to be done within 24 hours). These routes are as follows:<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />Interlaken also serves as the gateway to Mount Schilthorn. The Eurail Global Pass enables passengers to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion between Interlaken and Mount Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn Eurail Pass Holder' option of the pass for ‘Mount Schilthorn’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>.<br /><br />There are then 2 different routes you can take to get from Interlaken to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A Eurail Global Pass would also enable you to receive a 25% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in Interlaken. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm for Eurail Pass Holder’ option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for ‘Harder Kulm’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from Interlaken. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />The Eurail Global Pass would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First Interlaken to First for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘Grindelwald-First’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte (seasonal)</u></b><br /><br />The Eurail Global Pass enables you to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion between Interlaken and Schynige Platte. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte Interlaken to Schynige Platte for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘Schynige Platte’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312</a>.<br /><br />The excursion consists of a 4-minute train ride on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from Interlaken to Wilderswil and then the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ from Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station.<br /><br />At Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. Right by the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />In 2019, the 'Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 30th to October 27th..
  • May 23, 2019 16:07
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does Eurail Global Pass cover: Frankurt-Zurich, Zurich-Lucerne, Zurich-Bern, Zurich-Interlaken, Interlaken-Chur, Chur-Milan, Milan-Zermatt, Zermatt-Geneva, and Geneva-Zurich? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, the excursions to nearby Mount Pilatus and Mount Rigi are discounted by about 50% with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, while the Mount Titlis and Stanserhorn excursions are discounted by about 25% with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, you would make your ascent by taking the cog railway up to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Pilatus Kulm, you would descend via a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to Lucerne, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a 50% discount between Lucerne and Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm). To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens-Mt Pilatus/Eurail Pass’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow">Mount Pilatus</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The ascent to Mount Titlis starts in Engelberg (43 minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>). It starts with a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the famous 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />The train between Lucerne and Engelberg is covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of about 20-25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg-Mt Titlis/Eurail Pass’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a>.<br /><br />This pass covers the round-trip between Engelberg and Klein Titlis, as well as a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br /><b><u>Stanserhorn</u></b><br /><br />From April 13th to November 17th of 2019, you would also have the option of making the ascent to nearby (Mount) Stanserhorn. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is valid on the train between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and Stans. For the remaining part of the excursion (funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn), however, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of about 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Stanserhorn Stans – Stanserhorn for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn" rel="nofollow">Mount Stanserhorn</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />Between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Mount Rigi, there are 2 different routes you can take.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. For this first route, the Eurail Global Pass is only valid to cover you on the train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau, but it would enable you to receive a 50% discount on the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you can receive the 50% discount.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 50% discount on both the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' both can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the Eurail Global Pass, so you can receive the 50% discount. The boats on Lake Lucerne are operated by SGV..
  • May 23, 2019 15:48
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can't book reservations in Portugal with my Eurail Portugal Pass by Jeff to Hi ST,<br /><br />For trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portugal</a>, reservations are only able to be purchased locally at the CP offices in the stations. With that being the case, the schedules will not display on our website from passholder searches. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for these trains if you leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. Schedules for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow">Portugal</a> can be viewed once within 60 days of a departure. The trains on these routes do require reservations; the reservations just have to be purchased locally. In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow">Portugal</a>, reservations are required on IC (InterCity) trains and Alfa Pendular trains.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/portugal-pass-5928" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/portugal-pass-5928">Eurail Portugal Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/portugal-pass-5928" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/portugal-pass-5928">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/portugal-pass-5928</a><br /><br /><b><u>Porto Tunes</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Porto</a> to Tunes, there is a direct train, but most connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Porto</a> to Tunes involve changing trains once in Lisbon en route. These trains require reservations.<br /><br /><b><u>Lagos to Lisbon</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Lagos to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon">Lisbon</a> involve changing trains once in Tunes along the way. These trains also require reservations.<br /><br /><b><u>Lisbon to Porto</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-porto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-porto">Lisbon to Porto</a>, there are direct trains that require reservations..
  • May 23, 2019 15:44
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can't book reservations in Portugal with my Eurail Portugal Pass by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a>, you can shop various city passes, activities and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-26879" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-26879">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-26879</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a>, you can shop city passes, activities and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-538" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-538</a>.
  • May 23, 2019 15:41
    Jeff
    Changed title of can't book reservation with my eurorail pass portugal by S T to Can't book reservations in Portugal with my Eurail Portugal Pass.
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  • May 23, 2019 15:41
    Jeff
    Changed description of Hello, <br /><br /> I purchased a Eurorail pass for Portugal. <br /> I'm trying to make reservations for the trips I need to take (Porto to Tunes, Lagos to Lisbon, Lisbon to Porto) <br /> When I select "I have a rail pass", the search shows up nothing whereas when it is not selected, there are available trips. <br /><br /> Please help! by S T to Hello,I purchased a Eurorail pass for Portugal.I'm trying to make reservations for the trips I need to take (Porto to Tunes, Lagos to Lisbon, Lisbon to Porto)When I select "I have a rail pass", the search shows up nothing whereas when it is not selected, there are available trips.Please help!.
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  • May 23, 2019 15:41
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can't book reservations in Portugal with my Eurail Portugal Pass by Jeff to Hi ST,<br /><br />For trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow">Portugal</a>, reservations are only able to be purchased locally at the CP offices in the stations. With that being the case, the schedules will not display on our website from passholder searches. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for these trains if you leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. Schedules for trains in Portugal can be viewed once within 60 days of a departure. The trains on these routes do require reservations; the reservations just have to be purchased locally.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/portugal-pass-5928" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/portugal-pass-5928">Eurail Portugal Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/portugal-pass-5928" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/portugal-pass-5928">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/portugal-pass-5928</a><br /><br /><b><u>Porto Tunes</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> to Tunes, there is a direct train, but most connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> to Tunes involve changing trains once in Lisbon en route. These trains require reservations.<br /><br /><b><u>Lagos to Lisbon</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Lagos to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a> involve changing trains once in Tunes along the way. These trains also require reservations.<br /><br /><b><u>Lisbon to Porto</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-porto" rel="nofollow">Lisbon to Porto</a>, there are direct trains that require reservations..
  • May 23, 2019 15:01
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can't book reservations in Portugal with my Eurail Portugal Pass by Jeff to Hi ST,<br /><br />For trains in Portugal, reservations are only able to be purchased locally at the CP offices in the stations. With that being the case, the schedules will not display on our website from passholder searches. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for these trains if you leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. Schedules for trains in Portugal can be viewed once within 60 days of a departure. The trains on these routes do require reservations; the reservations just have to be purchased locally.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/portugal-pass-5928" rel="nofollow">Eurail Portugal Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/portugal-pass-5928" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/portugal-pass-5928</a><br /><br /><b><u>Porto Tunes</u></b><br /><br />From Porto to Tunes, there is a direct train, but most connections from Porto to Tunes involve changing trains once in Lisbon en route. These trains require reservations.<br /><br /><b><u>Lagos to Lisbon</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Lagos to Lisbon involve changing trains once in Tunes along the way. These trains also require reservations.<br /><br /><b><u>Lisbon to Porto</u></b><br /><br />From Lisbon to Porto. there are direct trains that require reservations..
  • May 22, 2019 17:41
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is the BritRail pass valid on the Heathrow Express? by Jeff to I'm sorry again, I said "purchase" above, but passholder reservations are actually now free in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow">UK</a>. By showing your rail pass, you would not be charged anything additional.<br /><br />You'll still have to go make the actual reservation at the station, but you won't be charged..
  • May 22, 2019 17:40
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is the BritRail pass valid on the Heathrow Express? by Jeff to You're welcome, Fabian!<br /><br />Fyi, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a> can be validated for use within 11 months from the date of purchase..
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