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  • March 01, 2019 21:44
    Jeff
    Changed title to Eurail Global Pass or best option for Munich, Schiltach, Lucerne, Grindelwald, Montreux, Zermatt, Varenna, and Venice
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  • March 01, 2019 21:44
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Cameron,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, which will cover your travels in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable travel experience, we recommend booking your pass for 1st class.<br /><br />Your itinerary is a long one, so just take each trip one-by-one as you read through the response.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Schiltach</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to Schiltach takes at least about 4.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/stuttgart" rel="nofollow">Stuttgart</a> and then once in Freudenstadt.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/stuttgart" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/stuttgart">Stuttgart</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-stuttgart" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-stuttgart">Munich to Stuttgart</a> 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 where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, direct trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt depart once every 2 hours throughout the day and the ride takes just under 1.5 hours, while trains from Freudenstadt to Schiltach depart once every hour throughout the day and the ride only takes about 26 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg and Basel)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest and most common route from Schiltach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a>.<br /><br />Trains from Schiltach to Offenburg do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. Schedules for this segment are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />Trains from Offenburg to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are just recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Offenburg to Basel by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-lucerne">Basel to Lucerne</a>. Generally, when accessing schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg &amp; Konstanz on the Black Forest Railway)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding a couple hours to your journey time from Schiltach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, you can instead route yourself by way of the scenic Black Forest Railway. Via the Black Forest Railway, the connections from Schiltach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> would take just over 6 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Konstanz. The segment from Offenburg to Konstanz is the part that follows along the Black Forest Railway.<br /><br />None of the trains comprising of this connection would even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board to make this trip.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Schiltach to Offenburg are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the connecting trains from Offenburg to Konstanz and Konstanz to Lucerne. Once again, since these are unreserved segments, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked for the schedules to pull up. You would also have to be sure to search each segment separately. Therefore, you would do one search from Offenburg to Konstanz and then another search for connecting trains from Konstanz to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Grindelwald take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> represent one segment of a famed scenic line called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a>. These trains also have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Grindelwald run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is not valid on trains <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Grindelwald.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our website</a> (and leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked). For your reference, you can use this same feature just to view schedules for the first segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />For your trip from Grindelwald to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/montreux">Montreux</a>, you can complete the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Such connections from Grindelwald to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> take just under 4 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> again and then once in Zweisimmen. The segments from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montreux</a> make up the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />The segment from Grindelwald to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> on the Bernese Oberland Railway will once again not be covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you would have to purchase regular tickets just for this part of the connection. You would purchase tickets from Grindelwald to Interlaken by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our website</a>, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Zweisimmen, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still view schedules from Interlaken to Zweisimmen using the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a>. For the actual <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> options to display from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, you would again have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. When you pull up the results of this search, only the departures showing 'Direct' follow the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> route. The departures showing '1 connection' go a different route altogether.<br /><br />On the segment from Zweisimmen to Montreux, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, these particular trains are currently not able to be reserved through our website. Instead, you would have to call us to purchase these reservations. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montreux</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. The segment from Visp to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> runs along a stretch of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on either of these segments, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montreux</a> to Visp are currently not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart twice every hour throughout the day and the ride takes about 1hr10m to 1hr15m.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> to view schedules from Visp to Zermatt. For these schedules to display, again be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Varenna</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> to Varenna take just over 5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> have you traveling back over the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route again. Trains from Milan to Varenna are regional trains run along the eastern shore of Lake Como before reaching Varenna.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zermatt-brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt to Brig</a> and Milan to Varenna do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board for these segments. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these segments. Getting these schedules to display would again require that you leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-milan">Brig to Milan</a> by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Varenna to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Varenna to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/venice">Venice</a> take at least 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />The trains from Varenna to Milan are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules from Varenna to Milan, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/venice">Venice</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice">Milan to Venice</a> by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..
  • March 01, 2019 21:38
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Cameron,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, which will cover your travels in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable travel experience, we recommend booking your pass for 1st class.<br /><br />Your itinerary is a long one, so just take each trip one-by-one as you read through the response.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Schiltach</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to Schiltach takes at least about 4.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Stuttgart and then once in Freudenstadt.<br /><br />Trains from Munich to Stuttgart are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Munich to Stuttgart 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 where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, direct trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt depart once every 2 hours throughout the day and the ride takes just under 1.5 hours, while trains from Freudenstadt to Schiltach depart once every hour throughout the day and the ride only takes about 26 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg and Basel)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest and most common route from Schiltach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Basel.<br /><br />Trains from Schiltach to Offenburg do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. Schedules for this segment are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />Trains from Offenburg to Basel are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are just recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Offenburg to Basel by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />On trains from Basel to Lucerne, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from Basel to Lucerne. Generally, when accessing schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg &amp; Konstanz on the Black Forest Railway)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding a couple hours to your journey time from Schiltach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, you can instead route yourself by way of the scenic Black Forest Railway. Via the Black Forest Railway, the connections from Schiltach to Lucerne would take just over 6 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Konstanz. The segment from Offenburg to Konstanz is the part that follows along the Black Forest Railway.<br /><br />None of the trains comprising of this connection would even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board to make this trip.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Schiltach to Offenburg are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the connecting trains from Offenburg to Konstanz and Konstanz to Lucerne. Once again, since these are unreserved segments, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked for the schedules to pull up. You would also have to be sure to search each segment separately. Therefore, you would do one search from Offenburg to Konstanz and then another search for connecting trains from Konstanz to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Grindelwald take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> along the way.<br /><br />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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> represent one segment of a famed scenic line called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a>. These trains also have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Grindelwald run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is not valid on trains <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Grindelwald.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our website</a> (and leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked). For your reference, you can use this same feature just to view schedules for the first segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />For your trip from Grindelwald to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux">Montreux</a>, you can complete the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Such connections from Grindelwald to Montreux take just under 4 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> again and then once in Zweisimmen. The segments from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> make up the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />The segment from Grindelwald to Interlaken on the Bernese Oberland Railway will once again not be covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you would have to purchase regular tickets just for this part of the connection. You would purchase tickets from Grindelwald to Interlaken by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our website</a>, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Zweisimmen, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still view schedules from Interlaken to Zweisimmen using the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a>. For the actual <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> options to display from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, you would again have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. When you pull up the results of this search, only the departures showing 'Direct' follow the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> route. The departures showing '1 connection' go a different route altogether.<br /><br />On the segment from Zweisimmen to Montreux, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, these particular trains are currently not able to be reserved through our website. Instead, you would have to call us to purchase these reservations. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. The segment from Visp to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> runs along a stretch of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on either of these segments, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> to Visp are currently not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart twice every hour throughout the day and the ride takes about 1hr10m to 1hr15m.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> to view schedules from Visp to Zermatt. For these schedules to display, again be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Varenna</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> to Varenna take just over 5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a> and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a> have you traveling back over the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route again. Trains from Milan to Varenna are regional trains run along the eastern shore of Lake Como before reaching Varenna.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zermatt-brig" rel="nofollow">Zermatt to Brig</a> and Milan to Varenna do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board for these segments. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these segments. Getting these schedules to display would again require that you leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-milan">Brig to Milan</a> by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Varenna to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Varenna to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice">Venice</a> take at least 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />The trains from Varenna to Milan are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules from Varenna to Milan, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice">Venice</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice">Milan to Venice</a> by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..
  • March 01, 2019 20:18
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Cameron,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, which will cover your travels in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable travel experience, we recommend booking your pass for 1st class.<br /><br />Your itinerary is a long one, so just take each trip one-by-one as you read through the response.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Schiltach</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to Schiltach takes at least about 4.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Stuttgart and then once in Freudenstadt.<br /><br />Trains from Munich to Stuttgart are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Munich to Stuttgart 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 where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, direct trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt depart once every 2 hours throughout the day and the ride takes just under 1.5 hours, while trains from Freudenstadt to Schiltach depart once every hour throughout the day and the ride only takes about 26 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg and Basel)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest and most common route from Schiltach to Lucerne takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Basel.<br /><br />Trains from Schiltach to Offenburg do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. Schedules for this segment are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />Trains from Offenburg to Basel are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are just recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Offenburg to Basel by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />On trains from Basel to Lucerne, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from Basel to Lucerne. Generally, when accessing schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg &amp; Konstanz on the Black Forest Railway)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding a couple hours to your journey time from Schiltach to Lucerne, you can instead route yourself by way of the scenic Black Forest Railway. Via the Black Forest Railway, the connections from Schiltach to Lucerne would take just over 6 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Konstanz. The segment from Offenburg to Konstanz is the part that follows along the Black Forest Railway.<br /><br />None of the trains comprising of this connection would even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board to make this trip.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Schiltach to Offenburg are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the connecting trains from Offenburg to Konstanz and Konstanz to Lucerne. Once again, since these are unreserved segments, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked for the schedules to pull up. You would also have to be sure to search each segment separately. Therefore, you would do one search from Offenburg to Konstanz and then another search for connecting trains from Konstanz to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Lucerne to Grindelwald take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Interlaken along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Lucerne to Interlaken represent one segment of a famed scenic line called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a>. These trains also have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br />On trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is not valid on trains Interlaken to Grindelwald.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our website</a> (and leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked). For your reference, you can use this same feature just to view schedules for the first segment from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />For your trip from Grindelwald to Montreux, you can complete the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Such connections from Grindelwald to Montreux take just under 4 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once Interlaken again and then once in Zweisimmen. The segments from Interlaken to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to Montreux make up the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />The segment from Grindelwald to Interlaken on the Bernese Oberland Railway will once again not be covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you would have to purchase regular tickets just for this part of the connection. You would purchase tickets from Grindelwald to Interlaken by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our website</a>, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />On trains from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still view schedules from Interlaken to Zweisimmen using the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>. For the actual <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> options to display from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, you would again have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. When you pull up the results of this search, only the departures showing 'Direct' follow the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> route. The departures showing '1 connection' go a different route altogether.<br /><br />On the segment from Zweisimmen to Montreux, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, these particular trains are currently not able to be reserved through our website. Instead, you would have to call us to purchase these reservations. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Montreux to Zermatt take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. The segment from Visp to Zermatt runs along a stretch of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on either of these segments, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Montreux to Visp are currently not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart twice every hour throughout the day and the ride takes about 1hr10m to 1hr15m.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> to view schedules from Visp to Zermatt. For these schedules to display, again be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Varenna</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Zermatt to Varenna take just over 5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Milan. Trains from Zermatt to Brig have you traveling back over the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route again. Trains from Milan to Varenna are regional trains run along the eastern shore of Lake Como before reaching Varenna.<br /><br />Trains from Zermatt to Brig and Milan to Varenna do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board for these segments. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these segments. Getting these schedules to display would again require that you leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />Trains from Brig to Milan do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Brig to Milan by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Varenna to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Varenna to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> take at least 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Milan along the way.<br /><br />The trains from Varenna to Milan are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules from Varenna to Milan, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />From Milan to Venice, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Milan to Venice by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..
  • March 01, 2019 19:51
    Jeff
    Changed title to Global Pass or Best Option for Munich, Schiltach, Lucerne, Grindelwald, Montreux, Zermatt, Varenna, and Venice
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  • March 01, 2019 19:51
    Jeff
    Changed description to We have a trip coming up from May 12th 2019 - May 25th 2019 starting in Munich and ending in Venice. I need some guidance for our route as well as knowing which trains we would have to buy separate from the global pass. We will also have a konus card for our time in Schiltach. Would a 15 continuous pass be best or could we get by with 7 days in a month? Munich - 3 nightsSchiltach/Freiburg - 3 nightsLucerne - 1 nightGrindelwald - 1 nightsMontreux - 1 nightsZermatt - 2 nightVarenna - 1 nightsVenice - 2 nightsThanks for any help. Cameron
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  • March 01, 2019 19:50
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to You're welcome, Cameron.<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover trains running city-to-city, connecting different cities in the countries included on the pass. Therefore, rail passes generally do not cover metro systems or buses in European cities. In German cities, the metro is known as the 'U-Bahn', and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is not valid on the U-Bahn. However, one bonus of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is that it does cover the S-Bahn commuter trains in German cities.<br /><br />If you purchase your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> in 'flexi' form, you might not want to squander a 'travel day' on the pass just to take the S-Bahn in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a>. You might want to consider only using your pass to cover the S-Bahn on the actual days you'll already be using the pass to take another train to a different city.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is not valid on public transit systems and buses within Swiss cities.<br /><br />The number of days you purchase your pass for would be for you to decide, based on your travels. If you think you might want to use your pass on the S-Bahn when you're in Munich, then you might want to include more days..
  • March 01, 2019 19:24
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a>, you can shop various city passes, activities and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-487" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-487">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-487</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a>, you can shop city passes, activities and tours (including gondola and boat tours) here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-522" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-522">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-522</a>.
  • March 01, 2019 19:23
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Cameron,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, which will cover your travels in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable travel experience, we recommend booking your pass for 1st class.<br /><br />Your itinerary is a long one, so just take each trip one-by-one as you read through the response.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Schiltach</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to Schiltach takes at least about 4.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Stuttgart and then once in Freudenstadt.<br /><br />Trains from Munich to Stuttgart are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Munich to Stuttgart 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 where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, direct trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt depart once every 2 hours throughout the day and the ride takes just under 1.5 hours, while trains from Freudenstadt to Schiltach depart once every hour throughout the day and the ride only takes about 26 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg and Basel)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest and most common route from Schiltach to Lucerne takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Basel.<br /><br />Trains from Schiltach to Offenburg do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. Schedules for this segment are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />Trains from Offenburg to Basel are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are just recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Offenburg to Basel 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 where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />On trains from Basel to Lucerne, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for trains from Basel to Lucerne. Generally, when accessing schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg &amp; Konstanz on the Black Forest Railway)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding a couple hours to your journey time from Schiltach to Lucerne, you can instead route yourself by way of the scenic Black Forest Railway. Via the Black Forest Railway, the connections from Schiltach to Lucerne would take just over 6 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Konstanz. The segment from Offenburg to Konstanz is the part that follows along the Black Forest Railway.<br /><br />None of the trains comprising of this connection would even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board to make this trip.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Schiltach to Offenburg are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the connecting trains from Offenburg to Konstanz and Konstanz to Lucerne. Once again, since these are unreserved segments, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked for the schedules to pull up. You would also have to be sure to search each segment separately. Therefore, you would do one search from Offenburg to Konstanz and then another search for connecting trains from Konstanz to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Lucerne to Grindelwald take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Interlaken along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Lucerne to Interlaken represent one segment of a famed scenic line called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a>. These trains also have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br />On trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is not valid on trains Interlaken to Grindelwald.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website (and leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked). For your reference, you can use this same feature just to view schedules for the first segment from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />For your trip from Grindelwald to Montreux, you can complete the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Such connections from Grindelwald to Montreux take just under 4 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once Interlaken again and then once in Zweisimmen. The segments from Interlaken to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to Montreux make up the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />The segment from Grindelwald to Interlaken on the Bernese Oberland Railway will once again not be covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you would have to purchase regular tickets just for this part of the connection. You would purchase tickets from Grindelwald to Interlaken by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />On trains from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still view schedules from Interlaken to Zweisimmen using the route search feature on our homepage. For the actual <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> options to display from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, you would again have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. When you pull up the results of this search, only the departures showing 'Direct' follow the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> route. The departures showing '1 connection' go a different route altogether.<br /><br />On the segment from Zweisimmen to Montreux, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, these particular trains are currently not able to be reserved through our website. Instead, you would have to call us to purchase these reservations. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Montreux to Zermatt take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. The segment from Visp to Zermatt runs along a stretch of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on either of these segments, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Montreux to Visp are currently not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart twice every hour throughout the day and the ride takes about 1hr10m to 1hr15m.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules from Visp to Zermatt. For these schedules to display, again be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Varenna</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Zermatt to Varenna take just over 5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Milan. Trains from Zermatt to Brig have you traveling back over the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glacier Express</a> scenic route again. Trains from Milan to Varenna are regional trains run along the eastern shore of Lake Como before reaching Varenna.<br /><br />Trains from Zermatt to Brig and Milan to Varenna do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board for these segments. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these segments. Getting these schedules to display would again require that you leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />Trains from Brig to Milan do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Brig to Milan by searching the route on our homepage, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Varenna to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Varenna to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> take at least 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Milan along the way.<br /><br />The trains from Varenna to Milan are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules from Varenna to Milan, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />From Milan to Venice, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Milan to Venice by searching the route on our homepage, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..
  • March 01, 2019 19:23
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Cameron,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, which will cover your travels in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable travel experience, we recommend booking your pass for 1st class.<br /><br />Your itinerary is a long one, so just take each trip one-by-one as you read through the response.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Schiltach</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Munich to Schiltach takes at least about 4.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Stuttgart and then once in Freudenstadt.<br /><br />Trains from Munich to Stuttgart are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity Express</a>) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Munich to Stuttgart 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 where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, direct trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt depart once every 2 hours throughout the day and the ride takes just under 1.5 hours, while trains from Freudenstadt to Schiltach depart once every hour throughout the day and the ride only takes about 26 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg and Basel)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest and most common route from Schiltach to Lucerne takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Basel.<br /><br />Trains from Schiltach to Offenburg do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. Schedules for this segment are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />Trains from Offenburg to Basel are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are just recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Offenburg to Basel 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 where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />On trains from Basel to Lucerne, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for trains from Basel to Lucerne. Generally, when accessing schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg &amp; Konstanz on the Black Forest Railway)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding a couple hours to your journey time from Schiltach to Lucerne, you can instead route yourself by way of the scenic Black Forest Railway. Via the Black Forest Railway, the connections from Schiltach to Lucerne would take just over 6 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Konstanz. The segment from Offenburg to Konstanz is the part that follows along the Black Forest Railway.<br /><br />None of the trains comprising of this connection would even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board to make this trip.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Schiltach to Offenburg are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the connecting trains from Offenburg to Konstanz and Konstanz to Lucerne. Once again, since these are unreserved segments, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked for the schedules to pull up. You would also have to be sure to search each segment separately. Therefore, you would do one search from Offenburg to Konstanz and then another search for connecting trains from Konstanz to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Lucerne to Grindelwald take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Interlaken along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Lucerne to Interlaken represent one segment of a famed scenic line called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a>. These trains also have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br />On trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is not valid on trains Interlaken to Grindelwald.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website (and leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked). For your reference, you can use this same feature just to view schedules for the first segment from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />For your trip from Grindelwald to Montreux, you can complete the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Such connections from Grindelwald to Montreux take just under 4 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once Interlaken again and then once in Zweisimmen. The segments from Interlaken to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to Montreux make up the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />The segment from Grindelwald to Interlaken on the Bernese Oberland Railway will once again not be covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you would have to purchase regular tickets just for this part of the connection. You would purchase tickets from Grindelwald to Interlaken by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />On trains from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still view schedules from Interlaken to Zweisimmen using the route search feature on our homepage. For the actual <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> options to display from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, you would again have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. When you pull up the results of this search, only the departures showing 'Direct' follow the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> route. The departures showing '1 connection' go a different route altogether.<br /><br />On the segment from Zweisimmen to Montreux, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, these particular trains are currently not able to be reserved through our website. Instead, you would have to call us to purchase these reservations. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Montreux to Zermatt take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. The segment from Visp to Zermatt runs along a stretch of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on either of these segments, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Montreux to Visp are currently not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart twice every hour throughout the day and the ride takes about 1hr10m to 1hr15m.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules from Visp to Zermatt. For these schedules to display, again be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Varenna</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Zermatt to Varenna take just over 5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Milan. Trains from Zermatt to Brig have you traveling back over the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glacier Express</a> scenic route again. Trains from Milan to Varenna are regional trains run along the eastern shore of Lake Como before reaching Varenna.<br /><br />Trains from Zermatt to Brig and Milan to Varenna do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board for these segments. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these segments. Getting these schedules to display would again require that you leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />Trains from Brig to Milan do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Brig to Milan by searching the route on our homepage, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Varenna to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Varenna to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> take at least 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Milan along the way.<br /><br />The trains from Varenna to Milan are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules from Varenna to Milan, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />From Milan to Venice, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Milan to Venice by searching the route on our homepage, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..
  • March 01, 2019 19:23
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For time spent in Munich, you can shop various city passes, activities and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-487" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-487</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a>, you can shop city passes, activities and tours (including gondola and boat tours) here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-522" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-522">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-522</a>.
  • March 01, 2019 19:19
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to <b><u>Mountaintop Excursions for Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, the Mount Rigi and Mount Pilatus excursions from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> are discounted by about 50%, while the Mount Titlis and Stanserhorn excursions from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> are discounted by about 25%.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, you would make your ascent by taking the cog railway up to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Pilatus Kulm, you would descend via a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to Lucerne, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a 50% discount between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm). To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens-Mt Pilatus/Eurail Pass’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow">Mount Pilatus</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The ascent to Mount Titlis starts in Engelberg (43 minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>). It starts with a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the famous 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />The train between Lucerne and Engelberg is covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of about 20-25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg-Mt Titlis/Eurail Pass’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a> .<br /><br />This pass covers the round-trip between Engelberg and Klein Titlis, as well as a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br /><b><u>Stanserhorn</u></b><br /><br />Until November of 2019, you would also have the option of making the ascent to nearby (Mount) Stanserhorn. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is valid on the train between Lucerne and Stans. For the remaining part of the excursion (funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn), however, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of about 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Stanserhorn Stans – Stanserhorn for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn" rel="nofollow">Mount Stanserhorn</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />Between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and nearby Mount Rigi, there are 2 different routes you can take.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. For this first route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is only valid to cover you on the train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau, but it would enable you to receive a 50% discount on the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you can receive the 50% discount.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 50% discount on both the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' both can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you can receive the 50% discount. The boats on Lake Lucerne are operated by SGV..
  • March 01, 2019 18:58
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to <b><u>Zermatt &amp; the Matterhorn</u></b><br /><br />While in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a>, one of the main draws 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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-gornergrat">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 />Also highly recommended are the gondola and cable cars up to Klein Matterhorn/Glacier Paradise. To be covered on the journey from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> 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..
  • March 01, 2019 18:56
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to <b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe excursion from Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Common for any trip to Grindelwald is the excursion up to Jungfraujoch. With a a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion from Grindelwald 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 '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />This would cover you on the Wengernalp Railway from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and the Jungfrau Railway from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch. The Jungfrau Railway is the highest railway in Europe. Incidentally, it also covers the Bernese Oberland Railway between Interlaken and Grindelwald as long as you do it on the same day you do the rest of the excursion.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' segment between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />Also popular is the Firstbahn cable car excursion.<br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station right in Grindelwald. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First Interlaken to First for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow">Grindelwald-First</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>..
  • March 01, 2019 18:37
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to When determining the number of days to purchase your pass for, consider the following:<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is offered in both 'flexi' form and 'consecutive' form.You can look at both options to see which fits your itinerary best and which is most cost-effective for you.<br /><br /><b><u>The 'Flexipass' Options</u></b><br /><br />A flexipass allows for a set number of travel days, which must be completed within a longer time frame. If you choose the 3, 5, or 7 day options of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, that longer time frame would be 1 month. If you choose the 10 or 15 day options of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, that longer time frame would be 2 months. With a flexipass, the 1 or 2 month validity period would start to count down after you get your pass 'validated' at the station, which is something you would do before boarding your first train.<br /><br />'Travel days' on a flexipass refer to how many separate days you plan on using your rail pass. A ‘travel day’ is a 24 hour period from midnight to midnight. You may take as many trains as you wish during the 24 hour time frame and still only use one day of travel on a pass. For instance, if you were take a day train from 'city A' to 'city B' and then take a connecting train to 'city C' on the same day, then you would only use up one day of travel on your rail pass. In contrast, if you were to take that connecting train to 'city C' on the next day, that would constitute 2 days of rail travel on your pass.<br /><br /><b><u>The 'Consecutive' Options</u></b><br /><br />The consecutive day passes allow for unlimited train travel within a set time frame. Therefore, if you were to purchase the 15 day consecutive option of a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, that means you would be entitled to unlimited travel within that time frame of 15 days. You wouldn't have to travel every day, but you can if you want. Considering this, 'travel days' aren't applicable to the consecutive day passes..
  • March 01, 2019 18:30
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Cameron,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, which will cover your travels in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable travel experience, we recommend booking your pass for 1st class.<br /><br />Your itinerary is a long one, so just take each trip one-by-one as you read through the response.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Schiltach</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Munich to Schiltach takes at least about 4.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Stuttgart and then once in Freudenstadt.<br /><br />Trains from Munich to Stuttgart are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">InterCity Express</a>) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Munich to Stuttgart 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 where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, direct trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt depart once every 2 hours throughout the day and the ride takes just under 1.5 hours, while trains from Freudenstadt to Schiltach depart once every hour throughout the day and the ride only takes about 26 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg and Basel)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest and most common route from Schiltach to Lucerne takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Basel.<br /><br />Trains from Schiltach to Offenburg do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. Schedules for this segment are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />Trains from Offenburg to Basel are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are just recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Offenburg to Basel 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 where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />On trains from Basel to Lucerne, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for trains from Basel to Lucerne. Generally, when accessing schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg &amp; Konstanz on the Black Forest Railway)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding a couple hours to your journey time from Schiltach to Lucerne, you can instead route yourself by way of the scenic Black Forest Railway. Via the Black Forest Railway, the connections from Schiltach to Lucerne would take just over 6 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Konstanz. The segment from Offenburg to Konstanz is the part that follows along the Black Forest Railway.<br /><br />None of the trains comprising of this connection would even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board to make this trip.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Schiltach to Offenburg are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the connecting trains from Offenburg to Konstanz and Konstanz to Lucerne. Once again, since these are unreserved segments, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked for the schedules to pull up. You would also have to be sure to search each segment separately. Therefore, you would do one search from Offenburg to Konstanz and then another search for connecting trains from Konstanz to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Lucerne to Grindelwald take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Interlaken along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Lucerne to Interlaken represent one segment of a famed scenic line called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a>. These trains also have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br />On trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is not valid on trains Interlaken to Grindelwald.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website (and leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked). For your reference, you can use this same feature just to view schedules for the first segment from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />For your trip from Grindelwald to Montreux, you can complete the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Such connections from Grindelwald to Montreux take just under 4 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once Interlaken again and then once in Zweisimmen. The segments from Interlaken to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to Montreux make up the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />The segment from Grindelwald to Interlaken on the Bernese Oberland Railway will once again not be covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you would have to purchase regular tickets just for this part of the connection. You would purchase tickets from Grindelwald to Interlaken by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />On trains from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still view schedules from Interlaken to Zweisimmen using the route search feature on our homepage. For the actual <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> options to display from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, you would again have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. When you pull up the results of this search, only the departures showing 'Direct' follow the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> route. The departures showing '1 connection' go a different route altogether.<br /><br />On the segment from Zweisimmen to Montreux, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, these particular trains are currently not able to be reserved through our website. Instead, you would have to call us to purchase these reservations. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Montreux to Zermatt take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. The segment from Visp to Zermatt runs along a stretch of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on either of these segments, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Montreux to Visp are currently not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart twice every hour throughout the day and the ride takes about 1hr10m to 1hr15m.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules from Visp to Zermatt. For these schedules to display, again be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Varenna</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Zermatt to Varenna take just over 5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Milan. Trains from Zermatt to Brig have you traveling back over the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow">Glacier Express</a> scenic route again. Trains from Milan to Varenna are regional trains run along the eastern shore of Lake Como before reaching Varenna.<br /><br />Trains from Zermatt to Brig and Milan to Varenna do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board for these segments. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these segments. Getting these schedules to display would again require that you leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />Trains from Brig to Milan do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Brig to Milan by searching the route on our homepage, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Varenna to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Varenna to Venice take at least 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Milan along the way.<br /><br />The trains from Varenna to Milan are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules from Varenna to Milan, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />From Milan to Venice, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Milan to Venice by searching the route on our homepage, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..

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