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  • September 05, 2018 17:14
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Flexibility of Eurail Pass vs Swiss Pass by Jeff to Popular for any stay in Interlaken are the nearby ‘Mountaintop’ excursions to Jungfraujoch, Mount Schilthorn, Harder Kulm, Grindelwald-First, and the Schynige Platte.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is Interlaken. With a Eurail Select Pass (that includes Switzerland), you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch.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" 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 /><br />This pass covers the 2 routes up to Jungfraujoch. These routes are as follows:<br /><br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><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, and 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.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u>Mount Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />There are 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’-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp-'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’-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the Eurail Select Pass, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on both of these routes. 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" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schithorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A Eurail Select 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" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/harder-kulm-8178">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178</a>.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><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 Select 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" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/grindelwald-first">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u>Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ operates until October 28th of 2018 and runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station (Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from Interlaken on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’).<br />The Eurail Select Pass enables you to receive a discount of about 25% to take this excursion. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte Interlaken to Schynige Platte for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘Schynige Platte’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312</a>.<br /><br />From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. By the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant..
  • September 05, 2018 17:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Flexibility of Eurail Pass vs Swiss Pass by Jeff to Hi Hans,<br /><br />Your best option really depends on the specifics of what you intend to do. However, since your itinerary includes Germany, you probably will want to include Germany on your rail pass as well. That would mean purchasing the <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">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include Switzerland and Germany. Any pass that includes Germany also covers travel to Salzburg via the rail line from Munich.<br /><br />For the <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">2 country 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 />Multi-country 'Eurail' Passes that include Switzerland will still provide for discounts on the various mountain railways in and around Interlaken and Lucerne, which I'll outline below..
  • September 05, 2018 17:08
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Flexibility of Eurail Pass vs Swiss Pass by Jeff to Hi Hans,<br />Your best option really depends on the specifics of what you intend to do. However, since your itinerary includes Germany, you probably will want to include Germany on your rail pass as well. That would mean purchasing the <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">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include Switzerland and Germany. Any pass that includes Germany also covers travel to Salzburg via the rail line from Munich.<br />For the <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">2 country 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 />Multi-country 'Eurail' Passes that include Switzerland will still provide for discounts on the various mountain railways in and around Interlaken and Lucerne, which I'll outline below..
  • September 05, 2018 17:08
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Flexibility of Eurail Pass vs Swiss Pass by Jeff to Hi Hans,<br />Your best option really depends on the specifics of what you intend to do. However, since your itinerary includes Germany, you probably will want to include Germany on your rail pass as well. That would mean purchasing the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include Switzerland and Germany. Any pass that includes Germany also covers travel to Salzburg via the rail line from Munich.<br /><br />For the <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">2 country 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 />Multi-country 'Eurail' Passes that include Switzerland will still provide for discounts on the various mountain railways in and around Interlaken and Lucerne, which I'll outline below..
  • September 05, 2018 16:54
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Flexibility of Eurail Pass vs Swiss Pass by Jeff to Popular for any stay in Interlaken are the nearby ‘Mountaintop’ excursions to Jungfraujoch, Mount Schilthorn, Harder Kulm, Grindelwald-First, and the Schynige Platte.<br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is Interlaken. With a Eurail Select Pass (that includes Switzerland), you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch. 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 />This pass covers the 2 routes up to Jungfraujoch. These routes are as follows:<br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<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, and Wengen.<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 />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 /><b><u>Mount Schilthorn</u></b><br />There are 2 different routes you can take to get from Interlaken to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br />With the Eurail Select Pass, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on both of these routes. 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 /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br />A Eurail Select 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 />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 /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><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 />The Eurail Select 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 /><b><u>Schynige Platte</u></b><br />The nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ operates until October 28th of 2018 and runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station (Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from Interlaken on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’).<br />The Eurail Select Pass enables you to receive a discount of about 25% to take this excursion. 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">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312</a>.<br />From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. By the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant..
  • September 05, 2018 16:47
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Flexibility of Eurail Pass vs Swiss Pass by Jeff to Hi Hans,<br />Your best option really depends on the specifics of what you intend to do. However, since your itinerary includes Germany, you probably will want to include Germany on your rail pass as well. That would mean purchasing 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> to include Switzerland and Germany. Any pass that includes Germany also covers travel to Salzburg via the rail line from Munich.<br />For 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 Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <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">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br />Multi-country 'Eurail' Passes that include Switzerland will still provide for discounts on the various mountain railways in and around Interlaken and Lucerne, which I'll outline below..
  • September 04, 2018 20:20
    Jeff
    Changed title of Anniversary Fling in France and Monaco by Gerry Katilius to Anniversary Fling in France - Paris to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Monaco, and Monaco to Paris.
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  • September 04, 2018 20:20
    Jeff
    Changed description of Next March my wife and I will be staying for 3 days in Paris, then 2 nights in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 6 nights in Monaco, then traveling back to Paris to fly back to the US. <br /> I'm 62 years old, but my wife is only 61. I'm wondering if there are regular trains connecting all of these locations, and if it's worth it to buy a senior pass or better to get a Saver Pass and both of us travel on a single Saver Pass at a 15% discount per person. thank you! by Gerry Katilius to Next March my wife and I will be staying for 3 days in Paris, then 2 nights in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 6 nights in Monaco, then traveling back to Paris to fly back to the US. I'm 62 years old, but my wife is only 61. I'm wondering if there are regular trains connecting all of these locations, and if it's worth it to buy a senior pass or better to get a Saver Pass and both of us travel on a single Saver Pass at a 15% discount per person. thank you!.
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  • September 04, 2018 20:20
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Anniversary Fling in France - Paris to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to Monaco, and Monaco to Paris by Jeff to Hi Gerry,<br /><br />Saint-Rémy-de-Provence itself does not have a rail station. The closest station to there would be either Avignon or Tarascon-sur-Rhône. Avignon is about 12-13 miles from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, while Tarascon-sur-Rhône is about 9-10 miles from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. However, I would imagine that it might be easier to find transportation to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence from Avignon rather than from Tarascon-sur-Rhône.<br /><br />For the itinerary you laid out, your best option would be to get the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911">Eurail France Pass</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911" rel="nofollow">Eurail France Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911</a>.<br /><br />This pass does not offer senior rates, but you would be able to purchase the pass at the discounted 'Saver' rate. To be eligible for the 'Saver' rate, there just needs to be 2 or more passengers traveling together at all times. As long as there will be 2 or more adults in your party, you would just check the box where it says, “Adults traveling as a group get a discount”. By doing this, it would ensure that our website quotes you the ‘Saver’ rate.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Avignon (Avignon TGV)</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Paris to Avignon are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail France Pass’).<br /><br />On our website, there are two different entries for Avignon: 'Avignon TGV' and just 'Avignon'. 'Avignon TGV' refers to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv">Avignon TGV station</a>, and 'Avignon' refers to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-centre" rel="nofollow">Avignon Centre station</a>. Most trains from Paris to Avignon arrive into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv">TGV station</a>. To access these trains, you would have to type 'Avignon TGV' in the field for the arrival city. If you just type 'Avignon' there, our website would only display schedules for the trains that go to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-centre" rel="nofollow">Avignon Centre station</a>, which are much less frequent.<br /><br />However, if you do want to continue on to Tarascon-sur-Rhône, you would take a regional TER train out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-centre" rel="nofollow">Avignon Centre station</a>. Therefore, you would purchase reservations on one of the TGVs from Paris to there just by searching 'Paris' to 'Avignon'. TER trains do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911">Eurail France Pass</a> is all you would need to board for the segment from Avignon to Tarascon-sur-Rhône.<br /><br /><b><u>Avignon (Avignon TGV) to Nice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Avignon to Nice take just under 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Nice along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Avignon to Nice are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> high-speed trains that depart from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv">Avignon TGV station</a> and require reservations. Trains from Nice to Monaco are regional TER trains, which do not accept reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the segment from Avignon to Nice by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail France Pass’).<br /><br />Since these trains depart out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv" rel="nofollow">TGV station in Avignon</a>, you would just have to be sure to type 'Avignon TGV' as the departure station when you do your search. Since TER trains do not accept reservations, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911">Eurail France Pass</a> is all you would need to board for the segment from Nice to Monaco.<br /><br /><b><u>Monaco to Paris</u></b><br /><br />There is a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> from Monaco to Paris in the morning; however, most options from Monaco to Paris involve changing trains once in Nice along the way. Once again, the trains from Monaco to Nice are regional TER trains, which do not accept reservations. Trains from Nice to Paris are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> high-speed trains that require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Since the trains from Monaco to Nice do not accept reservations, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911">Eurail France Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the segment from Nice to Paris by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail France Pass’)..
  • September 04, 2018 16:39
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    Changed title of Just a few questions! by Bob Swyers to Just a few questions! How far in advance can I purchase seat reservations? Are all routes available through Rail Europe?.
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  • August 31, 2018 16:29
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    Changed description of I will be traveling in Poland in May 2019 with a 1st Class Global Pass, how far in advance can/do I purchase the needed individual seat reservations for each of my trip legs? <br /> Are all rail routes posted on Eurail and DB available through Rail Europe or only the routes posted on your site? by Bob Swyers to I will be traveling in Poland in May 2019 with a 1st Class Global Pass, how far in advance can/do I purchase the needed individual seat reservations for each of my trip legs? Are all rail routes posted on Eurail and DB available through Rail Europe or only the routes posted on your site?.
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  • August 23, 2018 18:35
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    Changed title of select pass 3 countries or global pass benefits by catherine cruz to On the Glacier Express, do I have to pay extra with my Eurail Pass or just reservation fees?.
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  • August 23, 2018 18:32
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  • August 23, 2018 17:09
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  • August 21, 2018 16:58
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    Changed title of Paris to Geneva by Navi Sandhu to Which rail pass for Paris to Geneva, Geneva-Chamonix day-trip, Geneva-Montreux day-trip, Geneva-Zermatt, Zermatt-Matterhorn, Zermatt-St Moritz, and St Moritz to Zurich.
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  • August 21, 2018 16:58
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    Changed description of We're staying in Paris/Switzerland for 13 days. I'm not sure which pass would be best for us-I am thinking of purchasing the 3 day pass. Here is my sample itinerary: <br /> Paris-Geneva (via the high-speed train) <br /> Geneva-Chamonix (day trip) <br /> Geneva-Montruex (day trip) <br /> Geneva-Zermatt <br /> Zermatt-Matterhorn(day trip) <br /> Zermatt-St Mortiz (i've already purchased tickets for the Glacier Express, can the RailEurope discount still be applied towards the Glacier Express?) <br /> St. Mortiz-Zurich <br /><br /> TIA! <br /> -Navi by Navi Sandhu to We're staying in Paris/Switzerland for 13 days. I'm not sure which pass would be best for us-I am thinking of purchasing the 3 day pass. Here is my sample itinerary:Paris-Geneva (via the high-speed train)Geneva-Chamonix (day trip)Geneva-Montruex (day trip)Geneva-ZermattZermatt-Matterhorn(day trip)Zermatt-St Mortiz (i've already purchased tickets for the Glacier Express, can the RailEurope discount still be applied towards the Glacier Express?)St. Mortiz-ZurichTIA!-Navi.
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  • August 21, 2018 16:54
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which rail pass for Paris to Geneva, Geneva-Chamonix day-trip, Geneva-Montreux day-trip, Geneva-Zermatt, Zermatt-Matterhorn, Zermatt-St Moritz, and St Moritz to Zurich by Jeff to Hi Navi,<br /><br />For the itinerary you laid out, I would recommend 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> to include France and Switzerland. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <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">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Paris to Geneva are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> high-speed trains. With a Eurail Select Pass that includes France, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> from Paris to Geneva.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase these reservations by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br />When you pull up the results of this search, be sure to look for the actual direct trains, which are the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> trains.<br /><br />To verify that you're being quoted the correct rate, you would click 'Fare details' after you click on the cost itself. Technically, the fare you're eligible for is called the 'Passholder 2' rate, but it will be labeled '1st Cl Pass 1' or '2nd Cl Pass 1'.<br /><br />These rates can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that the passholder reservations be purchased as soon as possible. Generally, these trains can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva-Chamonix</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Geneva to Chamonix take about 3 hours and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Martigny and then once in Vallorcine. The segments from Martigny to Vallorcine and Vallorcine to Chamonix represent the famed Mont Blanc Express scenic route.<br /><br />These trains do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you'll 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. When checking schedules for this route, you would just break up your search once in Vallorcine. Therefore, you would do one search from Geneva to Vallorcine and then another search from Vallorcine to Chamonix.<br /><br />You would then follow the same route for your return back to Geneva.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva-Montreux</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains between Geneva and Montreux depart twice every hour throughout the day. The ride takes about 1 hour. These trains also do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is once again all you'll need to board.<br /><br />You can still 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 the trains from Geneva to Montreux.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Geneva to Zermatt take just over 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. Trains from Visp to Zermatt follow along part of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow">Glacier Express</a> scenic route. These trains do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you'll need to board.<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 view schedules for connections from Geneva to Zermatt.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt-Matterhorn</u></b><br /><br />For the Matterhorn, you have a couple different options.<br /><br />One option is the observation deck at Gornergrat, which will give you spectacular views of the Matterhorn. To reach Gornergrat, you would take the Gornergratbahn cogwheel. The Gornergratbahn is not covered by Eurail Passes. To be covered on the Gornergratbahn you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Gornergrat Zermatt to Gornergrat Full Fare Ticket' 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/mount-gornergrat" rel="nofollow">Mount Gornergrat</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat</a> .<br /><br />The other options is the gondola and cable cars up to Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise. To be covered on the journey from Zermatt up to Klein Matterhorn (gondola from Zermatt to Furi, cable car from Furi to Trockener Steg, and then the highest cable car in Europe from Trockener Steg to Klein Matterhorn), you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Zermatt to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Full Fare’ 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/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319" rel="nofollow">Matterhorn Glacier Paradise</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/matterhorn-glacier-paradise-8319</a> . This pass also includes entrance through the ice tunnel to the Glacier Palace and access to the viewing platform for more views of the Matterhorn and surrounding Alps.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to St Moritz</u></b><br /><br />If you already have tickets for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow">Glacier Express</a> from Zermatt to St Moritz, then there would not use your Eurail Select Pass for this segment of your itinerary. Your tickets would likely have come with reservations. The ticket and the reservation will be all you'll need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>St Moritz to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />Connections from St Moritz to Zurich take just over 3 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Chur or Landquart along the way.<br /><br />Trains from St Moritz to Chur and St Moritz to Landquart do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you'll need to board.<br /><br />On trains from Chur to Zurich and Landquart to Zurich, reservations may be possible, but they're not necessary at all. Again, the Eurail Select Pass is all you'll need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, 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>) just to view schedules for connections from St Moritz to Zurich..
  • August 20, 2018 19:46
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  • August 17, 2018 21:35
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    Changed title of I can't get my ticket!! by S. Belay to I can't get e-ticket from Lisbon to Albufeira.
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