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  • March 11, 2019 16:06
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Using a Eurail Global Pass (including Switzerland) with a Jungfraujoch Top of Europe trip by Jeff to Hi Hugh,<br /><br />One <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Pass</a> is only valid for 24 hours.<br /><br />There is also the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/Jungfrau-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfrau Travel Pass</a>, which can be valid for your choice of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 consecutive days; however, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/Jungfrau-8309" rel="nofollow">Jungfrau Travel Pass</a>&nbsp;is not discounted with the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>, there is Low-season, Mid-season, and High-season pricing. To see the dates for each, you would click 'Terms &amp; Conditions' after accessing the page for this pass on our website.<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309</a>..
  • March 11, 2019 16:06
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Using a Eurail Global Pass (including Switzerland) with a Jungfraujoch Top of Europe trip by Jeff to Hi Hugh,<br /><br />One <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Pass</a> is only valid for 24 hours.<br /><br />There is also the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/Jungfrau-8309" rel="nofollow">Jungfrau Travel Pass</a>, which can be valid for your choice of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 consecutive days; however, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungrau Travel Pass</a> is not discounted with the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>, there is Low-season, Mid-season, and High-season pricing. To see the dates for each, you would click 'Terms &amp; Conditions' after accessing the page for this pass on our website.<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309</a>..
  • March 11, 2019 15:54
    Jeff
    Changed title of Cheapest way to go By train from Holyhead by Ross Gurney to Cheapest way to go by train from Holyhead, up to 14 days in England, and then to Paris.
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  • March 11, 2019 15:52
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Cheapest way to go by train from Holyhead, up to 14 days in England, and then to Paris by Jeff to Hi Ross,<br /><br />If you'll be arriving via Holyhead and traveling through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/wales" rel="nofollow">Wales</a> and then <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england" rel="nofollow">England</a>, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891">BritRail Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a> does offer senior rates for passengers over 60, which you would be quoted just by identifying yourselves as seniors when you go to check prices on our site.<br /><br />For the most comfortable travel experience, we recommend booking your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891">BritRail Pass</a> for 1st class. 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 trains in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow">UK</a>, reservations are only able to be purchased locally and are only recommended on trains that take over 2.5 hours. You can purchase the reservations by going to the ticket window in the station and mentioning that you have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a>. For trains in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow">UK</a> under 2.5 hours in duration, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you also plan on taking the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>, you would then just purchase regular tickets for that trip.You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-paris">London to Paris</a> by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a>, the best rates can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that these tickets be purchased as soon as possible. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> is unique from other trains in that it can be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure..
  • March 07, 2019 19:55
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Mountaintop Excursions in Interlaken & the Bernese Oberland with a Swiss Travel Pass DISCOUNTS!! by Jeff to When visiting <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and the Bernese Oberland region, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would offer the following on nearby mountain excursions:<br /><br /><ul><li>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe: 25% discount</li><li>Mount Schilthorn: Full Coverage</li><li>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn): 50% discount</li><li>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn): 50% discount</li><li>Schynige Platte: 50% discount</li></ul><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" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>. To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route looks 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 looks 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 />With regard to the Grindelwald route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> only covers you as far as Grindelwald.<br /><br />With regard to the Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> only covers you as far as Wengen (the stop just after Lauterbrunnen).<br /><br />For the remaining segments (Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch or Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch), the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel 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-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />If you have a flexi version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and you do not want to squander a ‘travel day’ for the Interlaken-Grindelwald or Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen-Wengen segments, then you would instead purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (still Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of the same '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and you would still receive a 25% discount.<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-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/interlaken-ost">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" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">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 /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> also serves as the gateway to Mount Schilthorn. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid to cover the full excursion to Mount Schilthorn from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>. There are 2 different routes you can take between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Schilthorn, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid on both.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route looks 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 looks 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 />If your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is a 'flexipass', it would require the use of a 'travel day' to do either of these routes to Schilthorn.<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> enables you to receive a 50% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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 50% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm for Swiss Travel 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" target="_blank">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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> also grants you a 50% discount on the First (Firstbahn) cable cars in nearby Grindelwald. 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" target="_blank">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/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> fully covers you on the segment from Interlaken to Grindelwald. To receive the 50% discount just for the Firstbahn cable cars, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First GRINDELWALD to First for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grindelwald-First</a>’. You would purchase this here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/grindelwald-first">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<br /><br />If you have a flexi version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and you do not want to squander a ‘travel day’ for the Interlaken-Grindelwald segment, then you would instead purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First INTERLAKEN to First for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the same ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grindelwald-First</a>’ pass, and you would still receive a 50% discount.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte (seasonal)</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> enables you to receive a 50% discount for a round-trip on the Schynige Platte Railway, which starts in the nearby village of Wilderswil. Wilderswil is just a 4-minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’. The Schynige Platte Railway runs between Wilderswil and the Schynige Platte station.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> fully covers you on the segment from Interlaken to Wilderswil. To receive the 50% discount just for the Schynige Platte Railway, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte WILDERSWIL to Schynige Platte for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schynige Platte</a>' 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 />If you have a flexi version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and you do not want to squander a ‘travel day’ for the segment from Interlaken to Wilderswil, then you would instead purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte INTERLAKEN to Schynige Platte for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the same ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schynige Platte</a>’ pass, and you would still receive a 50% discount.<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..
  • March 07, 2019 19:53
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Mountaintop Excursions in Interlaken & the Bernese Oberland with a Swiss Travel Pass DISCOUNTS!! by Jeff to When visiting <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and the Bernese Oberland region, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would offer the following on nearby mountain excursions:<br /><br /><ul><li>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe: 25% discount</li><li>Mount Schilthorn: Full Coverage</li><li>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn): 50% discount</li><li>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn): 50% discount</li><li>Schynige Platte: 50% discount</li></ul><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" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>. To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route looks 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 looks 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 />With regard to the Grindelwald route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> only covers you as far as Grindelwald.<br /><br />With regard to the Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> only covers you as far as Wengen (the stop just after Lauterbrunnen).<br /><br />For the remaining segments (Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch or Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch), the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel 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-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />If you have a flexi version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and you do not want to squander a ‘travel day’ for the Interlaken-Grindelwald or Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen-Wengen segments, then you would instead purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (still Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of the same '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and you would still receive a 25% discount.<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-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/interlaken-ost">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" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">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 /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> also serves as the gateway to Mount Schilthorn. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid to cover the full excursion to Mount Schilthorn from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>. There are 2 different routes you can take between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Schilthorn, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid on both.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route looks 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 looks 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 />If your Swiss Travel Pass is a 'flexipass', it would require the use of a 'travel day' to do either of these routes to Schilthorn.<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> enables you to receive a 50% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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 50% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm for Swiss Travel 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" target="_blank">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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> also grants you a 50% discount on the First (Firstbahn) cable cars in nearby Grindelwald. 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" target="_blank">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/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> fully covers you on the segment from Interlaken to Grindelwald. To receive the 50% discount just for the Firstbahn cable cars, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First GRINDELWALD to First for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grindelwald-First</a>’. You would purchase this here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/grindelwald-first">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<br /><br />If you have a flexi version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and you do not want to squander a ‘travel day’ for the Interlaken-Grindelwald segment, then you would instead purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First INTERLAKEN to First for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the same ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grindelwald-First</a>’ pass, and you would still receive a 50% discount.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte (seasonal)</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> enables you to receive a 50% discount for a round-trip on the Schynige Platte Railway, which starts in the nearby village of Wilderswil. Wilderswil is just a 4-minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’. The Schynige Platte Railway runs between Wilderswil and the Schynige Platte station.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> fully covers you on the segment from Interlaken to Wilderswil. To receive the 50% discount just for the Schynige Platte Railway, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte WILDERSWIL to Schynige Platte for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schynige Platte</a>' 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 />If you have a flexi version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and you do not want to squander a ‘travel day’ for the segment from Interlaken to Wilderswil, then you would instead purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte INTERLAKEN to Schynige Platte for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the same ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schynige Platte</a>’ pass, and you would still receive a 50% discount.<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..
  • March 07, 2019 19:52
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Mountaintop Excursions in Interlaken & the Bernese Oberland with a Swiss Travel Pass DISCOUNTS!! by Jeff to When visiting <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and the Bernese Oberland region, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would offer the following on nearby mountain excursions:<br /><br /><ul><li>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe: 25% discount</li><li>Mount Schilthorn: Full Coverage</li><li>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn): 50% discount</li><li>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn): 50% discount</li><li>Schynige Platte: 50% discount</li></ul><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" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>. To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route looks 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 looks 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 />With regard to the Grindelwald route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> only covers you as far as Grindelwald.<br /><br />With regard to the Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> only covers you as far as Wengen (the stop just after Lauterbrunnen).<br /><br />For the remaining segments (Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch or Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch), the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel 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-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />If you have a flexi version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and you do not want to squander a ‘travel day’ for the Interlaken-Grindelwald or Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen-Wengen segments, then you would instead purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (still Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of the same '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and you would still receive a 25% discount.<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-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/interlaken-ost">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" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">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 /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> also serves as the gateway to Mount Schilthorn. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid to cover the full excursion to Mount Schilthorn from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>. There are 2 different routes you can take between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Schilthorn, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid on both.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route looks 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 looks 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 />If your Swiss Travel Pass is a 'flexipass', it would require the use of a 'travel day' to do either of these routes.<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> enables you to receive a 50% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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 50% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm for Swiss Travel 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" target="_blank">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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> also grants you a 50% discount on the First (Firstbahn) cable cars in nearby Grindelwald. 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" target="_blank">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/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> fully covers you on the segment from Interlaken to Grindelwald. To receive the 50% discount just for the Firstbahn cable cars, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First GRINDELWALD to First for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grindelwald-First</a>’. You would purchase this here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/grindelwald-first">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<br /><br />If you have a flexi version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and you do not want to squander a ‘travel day’ for the Interlaken-Grindelwald segment, then you would instead purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First INTERLAKEN to First for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the same ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grindelwald-First</a>’ pass, and you would still receive a 50% discount.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte (seasonal)</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> enables you to receive a 50% discount for a round-trip on the Schynige Platte Railway, which starts in the nearby village of Wilderswil. Wilderswil is just a 4-minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’. The Schynige Platte Railway runs between Wilderswil and the Schynige Platte station.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> fully covers you on the segment from Interlaken to Wilderswil. To receive the 50% discount just for the Schynige Platte Railway, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte WILDERSWIL to Schynige Platte for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schynige Platte</a>' 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 />If you have a flexi version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and you do not want to squander a ‘travel day’ for the segment from Interlaken to Wilderswil, then you would instead purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte INTERLAKEN to Schynige Platte for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the same ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schynige Platte</a>’ pass, and you would still receive a 50% discount.<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..
  • March 07, 2019 19:30
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Mountaintop Excursions in Interlaken & the Bernese Oberland with a Swiss Travel Pass DISCOUNTS!! by Jeff to When visiting <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and the Bernese Oberland region, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would offer the following on nearby mountain excursions:<br /><br /><ul><li>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe: 25% discount</li><li>Mount Schilthorn: Full Coverage</li><li>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn): 50% discount</li><li>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn): 50% discount</li><li>Schynige Platte: 50% discount</li></ul><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>. To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route looks 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 looks 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 />With regard to the Grindelwald route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> only covers you as far as Grindelwald.<br /><br />With regard to the Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> only covers you as far as Wengen (the stop just after Lauterbrunnen).<br /><br />For the remaining segments (Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch or Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch), the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel 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-8315" 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">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />If you have a flexi version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and you do not want to squander a ‘travel day’ for the Interlaken-Grindelwald or Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen-Wengen segments, then you would instead purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (still Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of the same '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and you would still receive a 25% discount.<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-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost">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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">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 /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> also serves as the gateway to Mount Schilthorn. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid to cover the full excursion to Mount Schilthorn from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. There are 2 different routes you can take between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Schilthorn, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid on both.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route looks 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 looks 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/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> enables you to receive a 50% 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 50% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm for Swiss Travel 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" 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> also grants you a 50% discount on the First (Firstbahn) cable cars in nearby Grindelwald. 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/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> fully covers you on the segment from Interlaken to Grindelwald. To receive the 50% discount just for the Firstbahn cable cars, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First GRINDELWALD to First for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow">Grindelwald-First</a>’. You would purchase this here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<br /><br />If you have a flexi version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and you do not want to squander a ‘travel day’ for the Interlaken-Grindelwald segment, then you would instead purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First INTERLAKEN to First for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the same ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow">Grindelwald-First</a>’ pass, and you would still receive a 50% discount.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte (seasonal)</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> enables you to receive a 50% discount for a round-trip on the Schynige Platte Railway, which starts in the nearby village of Wilderswil. Wilderswil is just a 4-minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’. The Schynige Platte Railway runs between Wilderswil and the Schynige Platte station.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> fully covers you on the segment from Interlaken to Wilderswil. To receive the 50% discount just for the Schynige Platte Railway, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte WILDERSWIL to Schynige Platte for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow">Schynige Platte</a>' 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 />If you have a flexi version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and you do not want to squander a ‘travel day’ for the segment from Interlaken to Wilderswil, then you would instead purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte INTERLAKEN to Schynige Platte for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the same ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow">Schynige Platte</a>’ pass, and you would still receive a 50% discount.<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..
  • March 07, 2019 18:30
    Jeff
    Changed title of Mountaintop Excursions in Interlaken & the Bernese Oberland with a Eurail Global Pass by Jeff to Mountaintop Excursions in Interlaken & the Bernese Oberland with a Eurail Global Pass DISCOUNTS!!.
  • March 07, 2019 18:29
    Jeff
    Changed title of Lucerne's Mountaintop Excursions with a Eurail Global Pass by Jeff to Lucerne's Mountaintop Excursions with a Eurail Global Pass DISCOUNTS!!.
  • March 07, 2019 18:29
    Jeff
    Changed title of Lucerne’s Mountaintop Excursions with a Swiss Travel Pass by Jeff to Lucerne’s Mountaintop Excursions with a Swiss Travel Pass DISCOUNTS!!.
  • March 07, 2019 16:27
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Trying to book the Granada to Barcelona night train by Jeff to Hi May,<br /><br />The construction has still not been completed, so you this travel would still involve taking the bus from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/granada" rel="nofollow">Granada</a> to Antequera. In Antequera, you would be able to board a direct train to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a>..
  • March 06, 2019 19:55
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  • March 06, 2019 19:49
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Mountaintop Excursions in Interlaken & the Bernese Oberland with a Eurail Global Pass DISCOUNTS!! by Jeff to When visiting the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> area and the Bernese Oberland region, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch. However, with the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> 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-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">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//wwwraileuropecom/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-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">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 /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> also serves as the gateway to Mount Schilthorn. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> enables passengers to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> 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" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo">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 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 -‘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" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">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" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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" target="_blank">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" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">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 ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schynige Platte</a>’ 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'&nbsp;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..
  • March 06, 2019 17:55
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Mountaintop Excursions in Interlaken & the Bernese Oberland with a Eurail Global Pass DISCOUNTS!! by Jeff to When visiting the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> area and the Bernese Oberland region, a <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 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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch. However, with the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> 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-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">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//wwwraileuropecom/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-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> (<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 /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> 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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo">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 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 -‘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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">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 ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow">Schynige Platte</a>’ 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'&nbsp;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..
  • March 06, 2019 17:46
    Jeff
    Changed title of Mountaintop Excursions from Interlaken & the Bernese Oberland with a Eurail Global Pass by Jeff to Mountaintop Excursions in Interlaken & the Bernese Oberland with a Eurail Global Pass.
  • March 06, 2019 17:46
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Mountaintop Excursions in Interlaken & the Bernese Oberland with a Eurail Global Pass DISCOUNTS!! by Jeff to When visiting the Interlaken area and the Bernese Oberland region, a Eurail Global Pass would enable 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" 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 '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 -‘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 have to 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'&nbsp;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..
  • March 06, 2019 16:46
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Lucerne's Mountaintop Excursions with a Eurail Global Pass DISCOUNTS!! by Jeff to When traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/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" target="_blank">Mount Pilatus</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/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" target="_blank">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" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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" target="_blank">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/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" target="_blank">Mount Stanserhorn</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/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" target="_blank">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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> 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">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 Lucerne 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" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you can receive the 50% discount. The boats on Lake Lucerne are operated by SGV..
  • March 06, 2019 16:30
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Lucerne's Mountaintop Excursions with a Eurail Global Pass DISCOUNTS!! by Jeff to When traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/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" target="_blank">Mount Pilatus</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/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" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">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" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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" target="_blank">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/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" target="_blank">Mount Stanserhorn</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/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" target="_blank">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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you can receive the 50% discount. The boats on Lake Lucerne are operated by SGV..
  • March 06, 2019 16:25
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Lucerne’s Mountaintop Excursions with a Swiss Travel Pass DISCOUNTS!! by Jeff to When traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, the excursions to Mount Pilatus and Mount Titlis are discounted by about 50% and 45%, respectively, while the Mount Rigi and Stanserhorn excursions are fully covered.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Pilatus Kulm, you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to Lucerne, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid for you to get from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>.<br /><br />On the cog and cable car/gondola segments (Alpnachstad-Pilatus Kulm and Pilatus Kulm- Fräkmüntegg-Kriens), the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 50% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens to Mt Pilatus for Swiss Travel Pass Holders’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Pilatus</a>’ here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-pilatus">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a><br /><br />The pass for ‘Mount Pilatus’ will cover you on the cog railway from Alpnachstad to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm), the cable car from Pilatus Kulm to Fräkmüntegg and the gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to nearby Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the '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 station at Klein Titlis, 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid to cover you on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. On the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> enables you to receive a discount of about 45%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-titlis-8165">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a> . This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br /><b><u>Stanserhorn (seasonal)</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid to cover the full excursion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and 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 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 />In 2019, the funicular from Stans to Kälti and the Cabrio cable car from Kälti to the Stanserhorn summit only run from April 13th to November 17th.<br /><br />If your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is a ‘flexipass’, it would require the use of a ‘travel day’ to make this trip.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Mount Rigi, both of which are fully covered by a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<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.<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.<br /><br />If your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is a ‘flexipass’, it would require the use of a ‘travel day’ to do either of these routes..
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