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  • September 21, 2018 17:25
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Itinerary for train travel in England and Scotland by Jeff to If you were to head up to the Lake District/Windermere straight from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/oxford" rel="nofollow">Oxford</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath" rel="nofollow">Bath</a>, you would follow the same route as from Cheltenham.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/oxford" rel="nofollow">Oxford</a>, the connections to Windermere take about 4.5 to 5 hours and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/birmingham" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/birmingham">Birmingham</a> and then once in either Preston or Oxenholme. When searching the schedules on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our website</a>, you would still just break up the search in Birmingham (one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/oxford-birmingham" rel="nofollow">Oxford to Birmingham</a> and then another search for the part of the connection from Birmingham to Windermere).<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath" rel="nofollow">Bath</a>, the connections to Windermere take about 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bristol" rel="nofollow">Bristol Temple Meads</a>, once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/birmingham" rel="nofollow">Birmingham</a>, and then once in either Preston or Oxenholme. When searching the schedules on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our website</a>, you would still just break up the search in Birmingham (one search for the part of the connection from 'Bath Spa' to Birmingham and then another search for the part of the connection from Birmingham to Windermere)..
  • September 21, 2018 17:22
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Itinerary for train travel in England and Scotland by Jeff to Hi Phyllis,<br /><br />You can start south and make your way north. Assuming you're starting in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>, I would actually do it exactly the same as you listed them out.<br /><br />For this much travel in the UK, your best option would be to purchase 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>. 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> covers ticket costs for trains in England and Scotland, as well as Wales. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/oxford" rel="nofollow">Oxford</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath">Bath</a> themselves are gateways to exploring the Cotswolds; <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/oxford" rel="nofollow">Oxford</a> positioned at the the eastern end and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath" rel="nofollow">Bath</a> serving the south(western) end. The rail would depend on your specific destination in the Cotswolds. If you have a need to go more central, you can take the train to Stroud or Cheltenham; it just depends on what you want to do.<br /><br />The station serving the Lake District in Windermere.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Oxford</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-oxford" rel="nofollow">London to Oxford</a> only take about 1 hour. 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> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains. To access schedules for trains in the UK, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Oxford to Bath</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/oxford" rel="nofollow">Oxford</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath" rel="nofollow">Bath</a> take about 1.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once at Didcot Parkway along the way. 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> is all you would need to board these trains.<br /><br />Once again, you can use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to check schedules for these trains. When searching trains to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath" rel="nofollow">Bath</a>, you would type 'Bath Spa' in the field for the arrival city.<br /><br />When you're in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/oxford" rel="nofollow">Oxford</a>, there is a rail line that runs from there right through the Cotswolds to Moreton-in-Marsh, Evesham, and Worcester.<br /><br /><b><u>Bath to Cheltenham (Cotswolds)</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Bath to Cheltenham take about 1.5 hours. Otherwise, there are connections from Bath to Cheltenham that take about 1 hour and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bristol" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/bristol">Bristol Temple Meads</a> en route. 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> is all you need to board these trains.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to check schedules for these trains. When searching trains to Cheltenham, you would type 'Cheltenham Spa' in the field for the arrival city.<br /><br /><b><u>Cheltenham (Cotswolds) to Windermere (Lake District)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Cheltenham to Windermere take about 4 hours and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/birmingham" rel="nofollow">Birmingham</a> and the once in either Preston or Oxenholme. 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> is all you need to board these trains.<br /><br />You can again use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to check schedules; however, this search would need to be broken up. For this trip, you would do one search from 'Cheltenham Spa' to Birmingham and then another search for the part of the connection from Birmingham to Windermere.<br /><br /><b><u>Windermere (Lake District)&nbsp;to Edinburgh</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Windermere to Edinburgh take 2.5 to 3 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Oxenholme along the way. 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> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />You can again just use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to check schedules for these trains..
  • September 20, 2018 20:55
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Help with Train Itinerary 8 days in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville by Jeff to Hi Helen,<br /><br />Yes, it is recommended that these tickets be purchased in advance before leaving for Europe. You can travel in any sequence you wish. There are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AVE</a> trains running in either direction between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seville</a>. There are then direct trains from either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/seville">Seville</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid</a>.<br /><br />You would check ticket costs and purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />For this particular itinerary, it would probably be more economical to purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Spain Pass</a> (and reservations) than regular tickets. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/spain-pass-5931">Eurail Spain Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/spain-pass-5931">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931</a>.<br /><br />Trains between these cities do require reservations as a supplement to a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/spain-pass-5931">Eurail Pass</a>. You would purchase 'passholder' reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating that you'll be traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/spain-pass-5931">Eurail Spain Pass</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AVE</a> high-speed trains run from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona">Madrid to Barcelona</a>, Barcelona to Seville, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-madrid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-madrid">Seville back to Madrid</a>. They also would run from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-seville" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-seville">Madrid to Seville</a>, Seville to Barcelona, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/barcelona-madrid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona back to Madrid</a>.<br /><br />When searching trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seville</a>, be sure to look specifically for the direct trains.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • September 20, 2018 20:52
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Help with Train Itinerary 8 days in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-566" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-566">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-566</a>.<br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562</a>.<br /><br />City passes and tours for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow">Seville</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-556" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-556</a>..
  • September 20, 2018 20:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Help with Train Itinerary 8 days in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville by Jeff to Hi Helen,<br /><br />Yes, it is recommended that these tickets be purchased in advance before leaving for Europe. You can travel in any sequence you wish. There are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> trains running in either direction between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow">Seville</a>. There are then direct trains from either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville">Seville</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a>.<br /><br />You would check ticket costs and purchase tickets by searching a 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 />For this particular itinerary, it would probably be more economical to purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow">Eurail Spain Pass</a> (and reservations) than regular tickets. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931">Eurail Spain Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931</a>.<br /><br />Trains between these cities do require reservations as a supplement to a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931">Eurail Pass</a>. You would purchase 'passholder' reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating that you'll be traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931">Eurail Spain Pass</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> high-speed trains run from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona">Madrid to Barcelona</a>, Barcelona to Seville, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-madrid">Seville back to Madrid</a>. They also would run from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-seville" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-seville">Madrid to Seville</a>, Seville to Barcelona, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/barcelona-madrid" rel="nofollow">Barcelona back to Madrid</a>.<br /><br />When searching trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow">Seville</a>, be sure to look specifically for the direct trains.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • September 20, 2018 17:37
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass or Swiss Pass ? by Jeff to Hi Gary,<br /><br />It just depends on the train. Within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, only few trains require reservations. The vast majority of trains within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> do not even accept reservations, so a rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> do not accept reservations, so a rail pass is all you would need to board (whether it be a Eurail Select Pass or a Swiss Travel Pass).<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to just view schedules for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne">Zurich to Lucerne</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> run over a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass scenic route</a>.<br /><br />If you want to have reservations for this trip, you would purchase them by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 2 Countries’ or a 'Swiss Travel Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Frankfurt Airport</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a> take just over 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains at least once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel">Basel</a> along the way.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-basel" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Basel</a>, reservations are not necessary, so a rail pass is all you would need to board (whether it be a Eurail Select Pass or a <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>).<br /><br />If you decide on 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>, you would need to purchase regular tickets for the train from Basel to the Frankfurt Airport. You would purchase tickets by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com)</a>.<br /><br />If you decide on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow">Germany</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, your ticket costs from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/frankfurt-airport-5751" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/frankfurt-airport-5751">Frankfurt Airport</a> would be covered. With that said, the trains from Basel to Frankfurt Airport are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> trains on which reservations would be highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br />When searching for trains departing out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/frankfurt-airport-5751" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/frankfurt-airport-5751">station at the airport</a>, you would just have to type 'Frankfurt Airport' in the field for the arrival city. Currently, 'Frankfurt Airport' will not actually populate into the field, but you can still type it in there anyway and the schedules will display. When you pull up the results of your search from 'Basel' to 'Frankfurt Airport', the station at the airport would be labeled as ‘F-Flughafen Fernbf’..
  • September 20, 2018 17:15
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass or Swiss Pass ? by Jeff to <b>EURAIL PASS</b><br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus (discount of about 50% with a Eurail Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, you would make your ascent by taking the cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (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">Lucerne</a>, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />The Eurail Pass is valid to get you from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne). Please be advised this would require the use of a 'travel day' on your Eurail Pass.<br /><br />To receive the 50% discount for the other segments, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens-Mt Pilatus/Eurail Pass’ option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pass for '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 (discount of about 25% with a Eurail Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to 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 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 Eurail Pass is valid to get you from Lucerne to Engelberg. Please be advised this would require the use of a 'travel day' on your Eurail Pass.<br /><br />To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pass for '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>.<br /><br />This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br /><b><u>Stanserhorn (discount of about 25% with a Eurail Pass)</u></b><br /><br />In 2018, the excursion to Stanserhorn operates from April 14th to November 18th. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br />The Eurail Pass is valid on the train between Lucerne and Stans with the use of a 'travel day'.<br /><br />To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Stanserhorn Stans – Stanserhorn for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for 'Mount Stanserhorn' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-stanserhorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi (discount of about 50% with a Eurail Pass)</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Mt Rigi; one route via Arth Goldau and the other via Vitznau.<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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />Tickets for both of these route to Rigi can only be purchased locally when you're there. To receive the discount, just be sure to mention you have the Eurail Pass..
  • September 20, 2018 17:13
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass or Swiss Pass ? by Jeff to <b>EURAIL PASS</b><br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus (discount of about 50% with a Eurail Pass)</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 Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would descend via a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to Lucerne, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />The Eurail Pass is valid to get you from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne). Please be advised this would require the use of a 'travel day' on your Eurail Pass.<br /><br />To receive the 50% discount for the other segments, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens-Mt Pilatus/Eurail Pass’ option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow">pass for '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 (discount of about 25% with a Eurail Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to 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 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 Eurail Pass is valid to get you from Lucerne to Engelberg. Please be advised this would require the use of a 'travel day' on your Eurail Pass.<br /><br />To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow">pass for 'Mount Titlis'</a> here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a>.<br /><br />This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br /><b><u>Stanserhorn (discount of about 25% with a Eurail Pass)</u></b><br /><br />In 2018, the excursion to Stanserhorn operates from April 14th to November 18th. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br />The Eurail Pass is valid on the train between Lucerne and Stans with the use of a 'travel day'.<br /><br />To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Stanserhorn Stans – Stanserhorn for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for 'Mount Stanserhorn' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-stanserhorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi (discount of about 50% with a Eurail Pass)</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Mt Rigi; one route via Arth Goldau and the other via Vitznau.<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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />Tickets for both of these route to Rigi can only be purchased locally when you're there. To receive the discount, just be sure to mention you have the Eurail Pass..
  • September 20, 2018 17:11
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass or Swiss Pass ? by Jeff to <b>SWISS TRAVEL PASS</b><br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> itself, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus (50% discount with Swiss Travel Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The excursion up Mount Pilatus starts with a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, you would take a bus.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid to get you from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and it is also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to Lucerne. Please be advised this would require the use of a 'travel day' on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br />To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase a 50% off option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow">pass for '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 />The option specific to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is currently not appearing on our website; however, you can just purchase the 'Eurail Pass' or 'Swiss Half Fare Card' option and either would still be valid for you to use (both still grant you a 50% discount). The 'Mount Pilatus' pass would 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 (discount of about 45% with a Swiss Travel Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to 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 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 />For the trip between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Titlis, 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> would only be valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does enable you to receive a discount of about 45% on the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow">pass for '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>.<br /><br />This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br />Please be advised that getting from Lucerne to Engelberg would require the use of a ‘travel day’ on your <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>.<br /><br /><b><u>Stanserhorn (fully covered with Swiss Travel Pass)</u></b><br /><br />In 2018, the excursion to Stansherhorn only operates from April 14th to November 18th. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">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 />As of just this year, 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 now valid to cover the full excursion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and Stanserhorn. Please be advised that using your <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> for this would require the use of a 'travel day' on the pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi (fully covered with Swiss Travel Pass)</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Mt Rigi, both of which are fully covered by a <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> with the use of a 'travel day'.<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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm..
  • September 20, 2018 17:07
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass or Swiss Pass ? by Jeff to Hi Gary,<br /><br />To try and help you decide, I'll lay out below the benefits each pass offers for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> mountain excursions and how to check costs.<br /><br />When using a <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>, the Mount Rigi and Stanserhorn excursions are completely covered, the Mount Pilatus excursion is discounted 50%, and the Mount Titlis excursion is discounted by about 45%.<br /><br />When using a multiple country Eurail Pass that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, the Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus excursions are discounted by about 50%, while the Mount Titlis and Stanserhorn excursions are discounted by about 25%..
  • September 20, 2018 17:02
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass or Swiss Pass ? by Jeff to <b>SWISS TRAVEL PASS</b><br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> itself, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus (50% discount with Swiss Travel Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The excursion up Mount Pilatus 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 Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to Lucerne, you would take a bus.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid to get you from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and it is also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to Lucerne. Please be advised this would require the use of a 'travel day' on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br />To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase a 50% off option of the pass for 'Mount Pilatus' 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 />The option specific to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is currently not appearing on our website; however, you can just purchase the 'Eurail Pass' or 'Swiss Half Fare Card' option and either would still be valid for you to use (both still grant you a 50% discount). The 'Mount Pilatus' pass would 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 (discount of about 45% with a Swiss Travel Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to 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 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 />For the trip between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Titlis, 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 only be valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does enable you to receive a discount of about 45% on the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis. 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 'Mount Titlis' 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>.<br /><br />This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br />Please be advised that getting from Lucerne to Engelberg would require the use of a ‘travel day’ on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Stanserhorn (fully covered with Swiss Travel Pass)</u></b><br /><br />In 2018, the excursion to Stansherhorn only operates from April 14th to November 18th. From Lucerne, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br />As of just this year, 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> is now valid to cover the full excursion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and Stanserhorn. Please be advised that using your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for this would require the use of a 'travel day' on the pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi (fully covered with Swiss Travel Pass)</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Mt 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> with the use of a 'travel day'.<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..
  • September 20, 2018 16:58
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass or Swiss Pass ? by Jeff to <b>EURAIL PASS</b><br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus (discount of about 50% with a Eurail Pass)</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 Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would descend via a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to Lucerne, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />The Eurail Pass is valid to get you from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne). Please be advised this would require the use of a 'travel day' on your Eurail Pass.<br /><br />To receive the 50% discount for the other segments, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens-Mt Pilatus/Eurail Pass’ option of the pass for 'Mount Pilatus' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a><br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis (discount of about 25% with a Eurail Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from Lucerne to 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 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 Eurail Pass is valid to get you from Lucerne to Engelberg. Please be advised this would require the use of a 'travel day' on your Eurail Pass.<br /><br />To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the pass for 'Mount Titlis' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a>.<br /><br />This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br /><b><u>Stanserhorn (discount of about 25% with a Eurail Pass)</u></b><br /><br />In 2018, the excursion to Stansherhorn operates from April 14th to November 18th. From Lucerne, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br />The Eurail Pass is valid on the train between Lucerne and Stans with the use of a 'travel day'.<br /><br />To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Stanserhorn Stans – Stanserhorn for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for 'Mount Stanserhorn' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-stanserhorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi (discount of about 50% with a Eurail Pass)</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between Lucerne and Mt Rigi; one route via Arth Goldau and the other via Vitznau.<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 />Tickets for both of these route to Rigi can only be purchased locally when you're there. To receive the discount, just be sure to mention you have the Eurail Pass..
  • September 20, 2018 16:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Timetable for travel from Amsterdam to Aachen on July 25, 2018 by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525</a>.
  • September 20, 2018 16:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Timetable for travel from Amsterdam to Aachen on July 25, 2018 by Jeff to Hi Elisabeth,<br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/aachen" rel="nofollow">Aachen</a> take just under 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> along the way.<br /><br />You would check schedules for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-brussels" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-brussels">Amsterdam to Brussels</a> by searching a 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 />However, not all departures from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/aachen" rel="nofollow">Aachen</a> are able to be viewed on our website at this time. Therefore, if you'd like to inquire about schedules from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/aachen" rel="nofollow">Aachen</a>, you would instead have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday. I'm sorry, as we are not able to provide specific schedules over this forum.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels">Brussels</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains or regular IC (InterCity) trains.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/aachen" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/aachen">Aachen</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">InterCity Express</a>) trains..
  • September 20, 2018 16:33
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Tandem bicycle traveling in France by Jeff to Hi Gregory,<br /><br />A bike can be taken on board any train if contained within a purpose-designed bag (measuring no more than 120cm x 90cm). A bike can fit in such a bag with the wheels and pedals detached and the handlebars parallel to the frame. There is no charge to transport a bike in one of these bags.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Gien (with a bike)</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to Gien are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow">Intercités</a> trains. Should you not have a purpose-designed bag, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow">Intercités</a> trains do allow assembled bikes on board for a small fee. The fee would be in the form of a special bike ticket purchased at the station before you board.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Paris to Gien by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a><br /><br /><b><u>Angers to Paris (with a bike)</u></b><br /><br />In the past, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> trains did not allow assembled bikes on board; however, there are some that are starting to. Most <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/angers" rel="nofollow">Angers</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> do happen to allow assembled bikes on board, should you not have a purpose-designed bag.<br /><br />If you intend to take your assembled bike on a permitting <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a>, it is important to keep in mind that space for assembled bikes needs to be reserved, and this can only be done locally in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10">France</a>. This space is limited and can sell out quickly. Since the bike reservations can only be done locally in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow">France</a>, there is generally a strong likelihood that the space would be sold out by the time you're there. If you'll already be in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow">France</a> ahead of your departure, you can go to a station ahead of time to increase your chances; however, there is still no guarantee. In addition to the reservation, there would also be a small surcharge for assembled bikes. Generally, the surcharge for assembled bikes is about €10.<br /><br />Also, there is no way on our website to distinguish the specific <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains that allow assembled bikes. To identify the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a>s that allow assembled bikes, you would have to call us and one of representatives can guide you. If they are unaware, just insist they check with our 'Rail Assistance Desk'.<br /><br />Otherwise, you can just take a combination of regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/angers" rel="nofollow">Angers</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>. A connection comprised of regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow">TER</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/angers" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/angers">Angers</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> takes about 3.5 hours in duration (as opposed to just over 1.5 hours for the direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> trains) and involves changing trains once in Le Mans along the way. All <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains allow bikes to be taken on board fully assembled at no extra cost.<br /><br />To purchase tickets for a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/angers" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/angers">Angers</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> made up of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains, you would have to do a separate search for each segment of the connection. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/angers-le-mans" rel="nofollow">Angers to Le Mans</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/le-mans-paris" rel="nofollow">Le Mans to Paris</a>. When you pull up the results of these searches, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains will be labeled accordingly..
  • September 20, 2018 16:15
    Jeff
    Changed title of Please help a family of 4 - which travel pass for Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken (including Schilthorn & Jungfrau) - Geneva - Montreux - Geneva ? by Katherine Domont to Please help a family of 4. Which travel pass for Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken (including Schilthorn & Jungfrau) - Geneva - Montreux - Geneva ?.
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  • September 20, 2018 16:14
    Jeff
    Changed title of Please help a family of 4 - itinerary Aug 1-9...which travel pass??? by Katherine Domont to Please help a family of 4 - which travel pass for Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken (including Schilthorn & Jungfrau) - Geneva - Montreux - Geneva ?.
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  • September 20, 2018 16:14
    Jeff
    Changed description of Hi, we are a family of 4, 2 adults, 2 kids 16 under, travelling to Switzerland for 8 days on Aug 1-9. <br /><br /> Our likely itinerary... <br /> Into Zurich on Aug 1, including FIFA Museum <br /> Into Lucerne on Aug 2, possibly including Transportation Museum <br /> Into Interlaken area staying in Murren on Aug 3-4-5 to include Schilthorn and/or Jungfrau <br /> Into Geneva on Aug 6-7, including CERN tour, Olympic Museum <br /> Into Montreaux on Aug 8, including castle/fortress on lake <br /> Leaving from Geneva on Aug 9 <br /><br /> Does this itinerary make sense? Are we missing anything? What travel passes are best for this itinerary? Should we rent a car and buy individual passes? Help us please by Katherine Domont to Hi, we are a family of 4, 2 adults, 2 kids 16 under, travelling to Switzerland for 8 days on Aug 1-9.Our likely itinerary...Into Zurich on Aug 1, including FIFA MuseumInto Lucerne on Aug 2, possibly including Transportation MuseumInto Interlaken area staying in Murren on Aug 3-4-5 to include Schilthorn and/or JungfrauInto Geneva on Aug 6-7, including CERN tour, Olympic MuseumInto Montreaux on Aug 8, including castle/fortress on lakeLeaving from Geneva on Aug 9Does this itinerary make sense? Are we missing anything? What travel passes are best for this itinerary? Should we rent a car and buy individual passes? Help us please.
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  • September 20, 2018 16:13
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Please help a family of 4. Which travel pass for Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken (including Schilthorn & Jungfrau) - Geneva - Montreux - Geneva ? by Jeff to You are referring to the Swiss Family Card, which is issued with either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> or the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for accompanying children under 16 (15 and under) to travel free. In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, children under 16 (15 and under) are free whether the adults are traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>. Please be advised that a 16-year old would not be free with either pass..
  • September 20, 2018 16:11
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Please help a family of 4. Which travel pass for Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken (including Schilthorn & Jungfrau) - Geneva - Montreux - Geneva ? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-577" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-577">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-577</a>.<br /><br />Tours and activities for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-576" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-576">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-576</a>.<br /><br />Tours and activities around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-5011" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-5011">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-5011</a>.<br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-578" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-578">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-578</a>.<br /><br />I don't think any of the city passes include any of the museums you mentioned; however, by mentioning that you have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> locally, they *might* be able to provide you with some kind of discount locally for entry.<br /><br />If you happen to purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>&nbsp;for your rail travel (instead of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>), a bonus is that it does cover museum entry to over 490 museums (with the use of a 'travel day')..
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