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Trips to Lucerne & Interlaken. Should I reserve a train or go unreserved from Milan to Lucerne?

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  • February 03, 2017 21:12
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to One last recommendation for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/indexhtml">Interlaken</a>: the short excursion to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schynige Platte</a> via the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ (a vintage cogwheel train). From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. Right near the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />The ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station. Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is actually valid to cover this full journey, including both the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from Interlaken to Wilderswil and the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte.<br /><br />Please note, however, the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 27th to October 22nd for 2017..
  • February 03, 2017 21:03
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For an ascent to Schilthorn from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>, you would purchase a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'.<br /><br />Just like the trek to Jungfraujoch, there are 2 different routes you can take from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The route through Grütschalp would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The route through Stechelberg would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With regard to the route via Grütschalp, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a>, the 'Grütschalpbahn' (cable car) from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp, and the 'Mürrenbahn' from Grütschalp to Mürren. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would then enable you to receive a 50% discount on the ‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn.<br /><br />With regard to the route via Stechelberg, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a>, the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg, and the ‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Stechelberg as far as Mürren (via Gimmelwald).<br /><br />To receive the 50% discount for the segment between Mürren and Schilthorn, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Murren - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'.<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>, it does not cover anything beyond <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> on the trek up to Schilthorn. However, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount for either of the 2 routes you can take between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'.<br /><br />For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>' options, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html</a>.<br /><br />'Piz Gloria' refers to the panoramic revolving restaurant at the Schilthorn summit..
  • February 03, 2017 20:59
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to The train you'd be taking from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lucerne</a> is a scenic train called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a>. This segment of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> route has train cars with panoramic windows to allow for the best scenery-gazing.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lucernehtml">Interlaken to Lucerne</a>, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can check schedules by entering the route on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Taking a boat on Lake Lucerne is a great idea. Check out pictures and you'll see how beautiful it is and be convinced. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid on these boats with the use of a travel day. The company operating the boats on Lake Lucerne is SGV.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, I'd also want to advise you that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is now valid on the full excursion to nearby <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html">Mount Pilatus</a>. The excursion up Mount Pilatus actually starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, you would take a bus that is also covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> also covers the 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a> and nearby Mount Rigi.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-arth-goldau.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Arth Goldau</a> and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />Using your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> on any of this would require the use of a travel day.<br /><br />There are several other cable cars nearby on which the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> should enable you to receive discounts of 25-50%. These other cable cars include: Weggis - Rigi Kaltbad, Kräbel - Rigi Scheidegg, Obergschwend - Rigi Burggeist, Vitznau - Hinterbergen, Vitznau - Wissifluh, Küssnacht - Seebodenalp, and Brunnen - Urmiberg.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />Another option for you in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> is the trek to another nearby mountain, Mount Titlis. The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a> to Mount Titlis consists of a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-engelberg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne to Engelberg</a>, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />For the trip between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Titlis, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the train between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Engelberg. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does enable you to receive a discount of about 45% on the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-titlis/indexhtml">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-titlis/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html</a>. This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br />Off the Trübsee stop, there are hiking and flower trails, as well as horse-drawn carriages around the lake. Here there are also additional cable cars ('Trübsee-Jochpass' and 'Trübsee-Engstlenalp' cable cars). At the foot of Mount Titlis in Engelberg, there is also the 'Engelberg-Gerschnialp Funicular Railway' to Gerschnialp and the 'Fürenalpbahn' cable car to Fürenalp. You would pay to board these additional cable cars locally when you're there. Just be sure to mention that you have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, because you may be able to receive discounts of about 50%.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Stanserhorn</u></b><br /><br />From April 8th to November 12th of this year, you would also have the option of making the ascent to nearby Mount Stanserhorn. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a>, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board a 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 />For the trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a> to Stanserhorn, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the short train between Lucerne and Stans. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does, however, enable you to receive a discount of about 50% on the funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Stans - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-stanserhorn/indexhtml">Mount Stanserhorn</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-stanserhorn/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html</a>..
  • February 03, 2017 20:50
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to One last recommendation for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a>: the short excursion to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schynige-platte/index.html" rel="nofollow">Schynige Platte</a> via the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ (a vintage cogwheel train). From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. Right near the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />The ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station. Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from Interlaken on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is actually valid to cover this full journey, including both the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from Interlaken to Wilderswil and the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte.<br /><br />Please note, however, the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 27th to October 22nd for 2017..
  • February 03, 2017 20:48
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to One last recommendation for Interlaken: the short excursion to Schynige Platte via the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ (a vintage cogwheel train). From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. Right near the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />The ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station. Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from Interlaken on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’. The Swiss Travel Pass is actually valid to cover this full journey, including both the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from Interlaken to Wilderswil and the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte.<br /><br />Please note, however, the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 27th to October 22nd for 2017..
  • February 03, 2017 20:47
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to One last recommendation for Interlaken - the short excursion to Schynige Platte via the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ (a vintage cogwheel train). From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. Right near the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />The ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station. Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from Interlaken on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’. The Swiss Travel Pass is actually valid to cover this full journey, including both the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from Interlaken to Wilderswil and the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte.<br /><br />Please note, however, the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 27th to October 22nd for 2017..
  • February 03, 2017 20:47
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to The train you'd be taking from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Lucerne</a> is a scenic train called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a>. This segment of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> route has train cars with panoramic windows to allow for the best scenery-gazing.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lucernehtml">Interlaken to Lucerne</a>, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can check schedules by entering the route on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Taking a boat on Lake Lucerne is a great idea. Check out pictures and you'll see how beautiful it is and be convinced. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid on these boats with the use of a travel day. The company operating the boats on Lake Lucerne is SGV.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, I'd also want to advise you that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is now valid on the full excursion to nearby <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Pilatus</a>. The excursion up Mount Pilatus actually starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, you would take a bus that is also covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> also covers the 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a> and nearby Mount Rigi.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />Using your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> on any of this would require the use of a travel day.<br /><br />There are several other cable cars nearby on which the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> should enable you to receive discounts of 25-50%. These other cable cars include: Weggis - Rigi Kaltbad, Kräbel - Rigi Scheidegg, Obergschwend - Rigi Burggeist, Vitznau - Hinterbergen, Vitznau - Wissifluh, Küssnacht - Seebodenalp, and Brunnen - Urmiberg.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />Another option for you in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> is the trek to another nearby mountain, Mount Titlis. The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a> to Mount Titlis consists of a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-engelberg.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Engelberg</a>, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />For the trip between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Titlis, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the train between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Engelberg. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does enable you to receive a discount of about 45% on the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-titlis/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html</a>. This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br />Off the Trübsee stop, there are hiking and flower trails, as well as horse-drawn carriages around the lake. Here there are also additional cable cars ('Trübsee-Jochpass' and 'Trübsee-Engstlenalp' cable cars). At the foot of Mount Titlis in Engelberg, there is also the 'Engelberg-Gerschnialp Funicular Railway' to Gerschnialp and the 'Fürenalpbahn' cable car to Fürenalp. You would pay to board these additional cable cars locally when you're there. Just be sure to mention that you have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, because you may be able to receive discounts of about 50%.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Stanserhorn</u></b><br /><br />From April 8th to November 12th of this year, you would also have the option of making the ascent to nearby Mount Stanserhorn. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a>, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board a 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 />For the trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a> to Stanserhorn, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the short train between Lucerne and Stans. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does, however, enable you to receive a discount of about 50% on the funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Stans - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-stanserhorn/indexhtml">Mount Stanserhorn</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-stanserhorn/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html</a>..
  • February 03, 2017 20:42
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to The train you'd be taking from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lucerne</a> is a scenic train called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a>. This segment of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> route has train cars with panoramic windows to allow for the best scenery-gazing.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lucerne.html">Interlaken to Lucerne</a>, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can check schedules by entering the route on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Taking a boat on Lake Lucerne is a great idea. Check out pictures and you'll see how beautiful it is and be convinced. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid on these boats with the use of a travel day. The company operating the boats on Lake Lucerne is SGV.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, I'd also want to advise you that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is now valid on the full excursion to nearby <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html" rel="nofollow">Mount Pilatus</a>. The excursion up Mount Pilatus actually starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to Lucerne, you would take a bus that is also covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> also covers the 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a> and nearby Mount Rigi.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />Using your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> on any of this would require the use of a travel day.<br /><br />There are several other cable cars nearby on which the Swiss Travel Pass should enable you to receive discounts of 25-50%. These other cable cars include: Weggis - Rigi Kaltbad, Kräbel - Rigi Scheidegg, Obergschwend - Rigi Burggeist, Vitznau - Hinterbergen, Vitznau - Wissifluh, Küssnacht - Seebodenalp, and Brunnen - Urmiberg.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />Another option for you in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> is the trek to another nearby mountain, Mount Titlis. The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />For the trip between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Titlis, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the train between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Engelberg. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does enable you to receive a discount of about 45% on the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-titlis/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html</a>. This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br />Off the Trübsee stop, there are hiking and flower trails, as well as horse-drawn carriages around the lake. Here there are also additional cable cars ('Trübsee-Jochpass' and 'Trübsee-Engstlenalp' cable cars). At the foot of Mount Titlis in Engelberg, there is also the 'Engelberg-Gerschnialp Funicular Railway' to Gerschnialp and the 'Fürenalpbahn' cable car to Fürenalp. You would pay to board these additional cable cars locally when you're there. Just be sure to mention that you have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, because you may be able to receive discounts of about 50%.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Stanserhorn</u></b><br /><br />From April 8th to November 12th of this year, you would also have the option of making the ascent to nearby Mount Stanserhorn. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a>, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board a 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 />For the trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a> to Stanserhorn, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the short train between Lucerne and Stans. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does, however, enable you to receive a discount of about 50% on the funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Stans - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html">Mount Stanserhorn</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html</a>..
  • February 03, 2017 20:33
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>, it is also popular to take the 'Harderbahn' funicular. The 'Harderbahn' takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps, including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a 50% discount on the 'Harderbahn' funicular. To receive the discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass’ option of a pass called the ‘Harder Kulm Top of Interlaken’. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html</a>.<br /><br />If you purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> instead, you would be able to receive a 25% discount on the 'Harderbahn' funicular. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html" rel="nofollow">Harder Kulm Top of Interlaken</a>’..
  • February 03, 2017 20:31
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For an ascent to Schilthorn from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>, you would purchase a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'.<br /><br />Just like the trek to Jungfraujoch, there are 2 different routes you can take from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The route through Grütschalp would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The route through Stechelberg would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With regard to the route via Grütschalp, a Swiss Travel Pass would cover you on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a>, the 'Grütschalpbahn' (cable car) from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp, and the 'Mürrenbahn' from Grütschalp to Mürren. The Swiss Travel Pass would then enable you to receive a 50% discount on the ‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn.<br /><br />With regard to the route via Stechelberg, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a>, the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg, and the ‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Stechelberg as far as Mürren (via Gimmelwald).<br /><br />To receive the 50% discount for the segment between Mürren and Schilthorn, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Murren - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'.<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>, it does not cover anything beyond <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> on the trek up to Schilthorn. However, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount for either of the 2 routes you can take between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'.<br /><br />For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>' options, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html</a>.<br /><br />'Piz Gloria' refers to the panoramic revolving restaurant at the Schilthorn summit..
  • February 03, 2017 20:29
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For an ascent to Schilthorn from Interlaken, you would purchase a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'.<br /><br />Just like the trek to Jungfraujoch, there are 2 different routes you can take from Interlaken to Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The route through Grütschalp would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The route through Stechelberg would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With regard to the route via Grütschalp, a Swiss Travel Pass would cover you on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, the 'Grütschalpbahn' (cable car) from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp, and the 'Mürrenbahn' from Grütschalp to Mürren. The Swiss Travel Pass would then enable you to receive a 50% discount on the ‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn.<br /><br />With regard to the route via Stechelberg, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg, and the ‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Stechelberg as far as Mürren (via Gimmelwald).<br /><br />To receive the 50% discount for the segment between Mürren and Schilthorn, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Murren - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'.<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>, it does not cover anything beyond <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> on the trek up to Schilthorn. However, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount for either of the 2 routes you can take between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'.<br /><br />For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>' options, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html</a>.<br /><br />'Piz Gloria' refers to the panoramic revolving restaurant at the Schilthorn summit..
  • February 03, 2017 20:28
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For an ascent to Schilthorn from Interlaken, you would purchase a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'.<br /><br />Just like the trek to Jungfraujoch, there are 2 different routes you can take from Interlaken to Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The route through Grütschalp would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The route through Stechelberg would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With regard to the route via Grütschalp, a Swiss Travel Pass would cover you on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, the 'Grütschalpbahn' (cable car) from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp, and the 'Mürrenbahn' from Grütschalp to Mürren. The Swiss Travel Pass would then enable you to receive a 50% discount on the ‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn.<br /><br />With regard to the route via Stechelberg, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg, and the ‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Stechelberg as far as Mürren (via Gimmelwald).<br /><br />To receive the 50% discount for the segment between Mürren and Schilthorn, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Murren - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'.<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>, it does not cover anything beyond <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> on the trek up to Schilthorn. However, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount for either of the 2 routes you can take between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>'.<br /><br />For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html">Schilthorn-Piz Gloria</a>' options, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html</a>..
  • February 03, 2017 20:26
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For an ascent to Schilthorn from Interlaken, you would purchase a pass called the 'Schilthorn-Piz Gloria'.<br /><br />Just like the trek to Jungfraujoch, there are 2 different routes you can take from Interlaken to Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The route through Grütschalp would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The route through Stechelberg would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With regard to the route via Grütschalp, a Swiss Travel Pass would cover you on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, the 'Grütschalpbahn' (cable car) from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp, and the 'Mürrenbahn' from Grütschalp to Mürren. The Swiss Travel Pass would then enable you to receive a 50% discount on the ‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn.<br /><br />With regard to the route via Stechelberg, a Swiss Travel Pass would cover you on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, the bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg, and the ‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Stechelberg as far as Mürren (via Gimmelwald).<br /><br />To receive the 50% discount for the segment between Mürren and Schilthorn, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Murren - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the 'Schilthorn-Piz Gloria'.<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a Eurail Select Pass, it does not cover anything beyond Interlaken on the trek up to Schilthorn. However, a Eurail Select Pass would enable you to receive a 25% discount for either of the 2 routes you can take between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of the 'Schilthorn-Piz Gloria'.<br /><br />For the 'Schilthorn-Piz Gloria' options, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/schilthorn-piz-gloria/index.html</a>..
  • February 03, 2017 20:23
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to When in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> area, the Firstbahn aerial cableway and the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)' would also be very highly recommended. The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station 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 />To reach Grindelwald, you would have to take a train along the famed 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' and enable you to receive a discount of about 50% on the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive the discount on the Firstbahn, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Grindelwald - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass’ option of a pass called the ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html">Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure</a>’. You would purchase this here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/grindelwald-first/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Please note, using your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> to take the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Grindelwald does require the use of a travel day. If you do not wish to expend a day of rail travel on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for the travel between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Grindelwald, you would instead purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken’ option of the ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html">Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure</a>’.<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, it would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the entire journey between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and the summit station of First, including the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> and the Firstbahn cable cars from Grindelwald's base station to the First summit station. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of the ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html">Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure</a>’..
  • February 03, 2017 20:19
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to When in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> area, the Firstbahn aerial cableway and the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)' would also be very highly recommended. The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station 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 />To reach Grindelwald, you would have to take a train along the famed Bernese Oberland Railway from Interlaken. The Swiss Travel Pass would cover you on the Bernese Oberland Railway and enable you to receive a discount of about 50% on the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive the discount on the Firstbahn, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Grindelwald - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass’ option of a pass called the ‘Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure’. You would purchase this here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Please note, using your Swiss Travel Pass to take the Bernese Oberland Railway between Interlaken and Grindelwald does require the use of a travel day. If you do not wish to expend a day of rail travel on your Swiss Travel Pass for the travel between Interlaken and Grindelwald, you would instead purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken’ option of the ‘Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure’.<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a Eurail Select Pass, it would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the entire journey between Interlaken and the summit station of First, including the Bernese Oberland Railway from Interlaken to Grindelwald and the Firstbahn cable cars from Grindelwald's base station to the First summit station. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of the ‘Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure’..
  • February 03, 2017 20:18
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to When in the Interlaken area, the Firstbahn aerial cableway and the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)' would also be very highly recommended. The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station 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 />To reach Grindelwald, you would have to take a train along the famed Bernese Oberland Railway from Interlaken. The Swiss Travel Pass would cover you on the Bernese Oberland Railway and enable you to receive a discount of about 50% on the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive the discount on the Firstbahn, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Grindelwald - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass’ option of a pass called the ‘Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure’. You would purchase this here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/grindelwald-first/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Please note, using your Swiss Travel Pass to take the Bernese Oberland Railway between Interlaken and Grindelwald does require the use of a travel day. If you do not wish to expend a day of rail travel on your Swiss Travel Pass for the travel between Interlaken and Grindelwald, you would instead purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken’ option of the ‘Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure’.<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a Eurail Select, it would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the entire journey between Interlaken and the summit station of First, including the Bernese Oberland Railway from Interlaken to Grindelwald and the Firstbahn cable cars from Grindelwald's base station to the First summit station. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of the ‘Grindelwald-First Top of Adventure’..
  • February 03, 2017 20:16
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For when you're in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>, you would purchase a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' to cover an ascent up to Jungfraujoch. Jungfraujoch itself is known as the 'Top of Europe'.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Jungfraujoch, there are 2 different routes you can take - one via Grindelwald and the other via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />Through Grindelwald, the route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwaldhtml">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />Through Lauterbrunnen/Wengen, the route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnenhtml">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegghtml">Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, it would you cover you up to Grindelwald via the first route and Wengen via the second route. For the remaining part of the routes (Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch or Wengen to Jungfraujoch), the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Grindelwald or Wengen - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/jungfraujoch/indexhtml">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>, it does not cover anything beyond <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> on the trek up to Jungfraujoch. However, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount for either of the 2 routes you can take between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/jungfraujoch/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be 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/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/jungfraujoch/indexhtml">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/indexhtml">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’), where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe), 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..
  • February 03, 2017 20:15
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For when you're in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>, you would purchase a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' to cover an ascent up to Jungfraujoch. Jungfraujoch itself is known as the 'Top of Europe'.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Jungfraujoch, there are 2 different routes you can take - one via Grindelwald and the other via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />Through Grindelwald, the route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-grindelwald.html">Interlaken to Grindelwald</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/grindelwald-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow">Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />Through Lauterbrunnen/Wengen, the route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lauterbrunnen.html">Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lauterbrunnen-to-kleine-scheidegg.html">Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg</a> on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/kleine-scheidegg-to-jungfraujoch.html" rel="nofollow">Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch</a> on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, it would you cover you up to Grindelwald via the first route and Wengen via the second route. For the remaining part of the routes (Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch or Wengen to Jungfraujoch), the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Grindelwald or Wengen - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a Eurail Select Pass, it does not cover anything beyond <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> on the trek up to Jungfraujoch. However, a Eurail Select Pass would enable you to receive a 25% discount for either of the 2 routes you can take between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'.<br /><br />For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/jungfraujoch/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be 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/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’), where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe), 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..
  • February 03, 2017 20:06
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For when you're in Interlaken, you would purchase a pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' to cover an ascent up to Jungfraujoch. Jungfraujoch itself is known as the 'Top of Europe'.<br /><br />From Interlaken to Jungfraujoch, there are 2 different routes you can take - one via Grindelwald and the other via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />Through Grindelwald, the route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />Through Lauterbrunnen/Wengen, the route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a Swiss Travel Pass, it would you cover you up to Grindelwald via the first route and Wengen via the second route. For the remaining part of the routes (Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch or Wengen to Jungfraujoch), the Swiss Travel Pass would enable you to receive a 25% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Grindelwald or Wengen - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'.<br /><br />If you'll be traveling with a Eurail Select Pass, it does not cover anything beyond Interlaken on the trek up to Jungfraujoch. However, a Eurail Select Pass would enable you to receive a 25% discount for either of the 2 routes you can take between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'.<br /><br />For the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’), where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe), 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..
  • February 03, 2017 19:59
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Tangee, that is not our website. To book your reservations, you would instead refer to the website I provided above (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) and follow the instructions I provided.<br /><br />If you're going to be traveling with the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, you would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-brig.html">Milan to Brig</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-spiez.html" rel="nofollow">Milan to Spiez</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the cities, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. the 'Swiss Travel Pass'). The Swiss Travel Pass would qualify you to receive a rate called the 'Passholder 3' on a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-brig.html">Milan to Brig</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-spiez.html" rel="nofollow">Milan to Spiez</a>.<br /><br />You can ensure it is a 'Passholder 3' reservation fee you're being quoted by clicking the 'View' button for the costs that display for a particular train/departure. After you click 'View', a box will expand out underneath. In this box, you would refer to the option(s) listed under where it says 'Ticket Flexibility' and click 'Read More'. When you click 'Read More', the name of the fare should display as something like 'Trenitalia Pass 3' for a direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow">Milan to Brig</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-spiez.html" rel="nofollow">Milan to Spiez</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be booked once within 120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br />Reservations are not even accepted on the connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-spiez.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-spiez.html">Brig to Spiez</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/spiez-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow">Spiez to Interlaken</a>. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would need to board these trains. For planning purposes, you can do a separate searches on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our website</a> to view schedules for these non-reservable segments..
  • February 03, 2017 19:56
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Tangee, that is not our website. To book your reservations, you would instead refer to the website I provided above (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>) and follow the instructions I provided.<br /><br />If you're going to be traveling with the Swiss Travel Pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Milan to Brig or Milan to Spiez by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the cities, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. the 'Swiss Travel Pass'). The Swiss Travel Pass would qualify you to receive a rate called the 'Passholder 3' on a train from Milan to Brig or Milan to Spiez.<br /><br />You can ensure it is a 'Passholder 3' reservation fee you're being quoted by clicking the 'View' button for the costs that display for a particular train/departure. After you click 'View', a box will expand out underneath. In this box, you would refer to the option(s) listed under where it says 'Ticket Flexibility' and click 'Read More'. When you click 'Read More', the name of the fare should display as something like 'Trenitalia Pass 3' for a direct train from Milan to Brig or Milan to Spiez.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be booked once within 120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br />Reservations are not even accepted on the connecting trains from Brig to Spiez and Spiez to Interlaken. Therefore, the Swiss Travel Pass is all you would need to board these trains. For planning purposes, you can do a separate searches on our website to view schedules for these non-reservable segments..
  • February 03, 2017 19:52
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to The train you'd be taking from Interlaken to Lucerne is a scenic train called the GoldenPass. This segment of the GoldenPass route has train cars with panoramic windows to allow for the best scenery-gazing.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on the GoldenPass from Interlaken to Lucerne, so the Swiss Travel Pass is all you would need to board. You can check schedules by entering the route on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Taking a boat on Lake Lucerne is a great idea. Check out pictures and you'll see how beautiful it is and be convinced. The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on these boats with the use of a travel day. The company operating the boats on Lake Lucerne is SGV.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />For a stay in Lucerne, I'd also want to advise you that the Swiss Travel Pass is now valid on the full excursion to nearby Mount Pilatus. The excursion up Mount Pilatus actually starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to Lucerne, you would take a bus that is also covered by the Swiss Travel Pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />The Swiss Travel Pass also covers the 2 different routes between Lucerne and nearby Mount Rigi.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />Using your Swiss Travel Pass on any of this would require the use of a travel day.<br /><br />There are several other cable cars nearby on which the Swiss Travel Pass should enable you to receive discounts of 25-50%. These other cable cars include: Weggis - Rigi Kaltbad, Kräbel - Rigi Scheidegg, Obergschwend - Rigi Burggeist, Vitznau - Hinterbergen, Vitznau - Wissifluh, Küssnacht - Seebodenalp, and Brunnen - Urmiberg.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />Another option for you in Lucerne is the trek to another nearby mountain, Mount Titlis. The excursion from Lucerne to Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />For the trip between Lucerne and Titlis, the Swiss Travel Pass would only be valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. However, the Swiss Travel Pass does enable you to receive a discount of about 45% on the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the pass for 'Mount Titlis' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-titlis/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html</a>. This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br />Off the Trübsee stop, there are hiking and flower trails, as well as horse-drawn carriages around the lake. Here there are also additional cable cars ('Trübsee-Jochpass' and 'Trübsee-Engstlenalp' cable cars). At the foot of Mount Titlis in Engelberg, there is also the 'Engelberg-Gerschnialp Funicular Railway' to Gerschnialp and the 'Fürenalpbahn' cable car to Fürenalp. You would pay to board these additional cable cars locally when you're there. Just be sure to mention that you have the Swiss Travel Pass, because you may be able to receive discounts of about 50%.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Stanserhorn</u></b><br /><br />From April 8th to November 12th of this year, you would also have the option of making the ascent to nearby Mount Stanserhorn. From Lucerne, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board a 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 />For the trip from Lucerne to Stanserhorn, the Swiss Travel Pass would only be valid on the short train between Lucerne and Stans. The Swiss Travel Pass does, however, enable you to receive a discount of about 50% on the funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Stans - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass’ option of the pass for Mount Stanserhorn here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html</a>..
  • February 03, 2017 19:52
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to The train you'd be taking from Interlaken to Lucerne is a scenic train called the GoldenPass. This segment of the GoldenPass route has train cars with panoramic windows to allow for the best scenery-gazing.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on the GoldenPass from Interlaken to Lucerne, so the Swiss Travel Pass is all you would need to board. You can check schedules by entering the route on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Taking a boat on Lake Lucerne is a great idea. Check out pictures and you'll see how beautiful it is and be convinced. The Swiss Travel Pass is valid on these boats with the use of a travel day. The company operating the boats on Lake Lucerne is SGV.<br /><br />Mount Pilatus<br /><br />For a stay in Lucerne, I'd also want to advise you that the Swiss Travel Pass is now valid on the full excursion to nearby Mount Pilatus. The excursion up Mount Pilatus actually starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to Lucerne, you would take a bus that is also covered by the Swiss Travel Pass.<br /><br />Mount Rigi<br /><br />The Swiss Travel Pass also covers the 2 different routes between Lucerne and nearby Mount Rigi.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />Using your Swiss Travel Pass on any of this would require the use of a travel day.<br /><br />There are several other cable cars nearby on which the Swiss Travel Pass should enable you to receive discounts of 25-50%. These other cable cars include: Weggis - Rigi Kaltbad, Kräbel - Rigi Scheidegg, Obergschwend - Rigi Burggeist, Vitznau - Hinterbergen, Vitznau - Wissifluh, Küssnacht - Seebodenalp, and Brunnen - Urmiberg.<br /><br />Mount Titlis<br /><br />Another option for you in Lucerne is the trek to another nearby mountain, Mount Titlis. The excursion from Lucerne to Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />For the trip between Lucerne and Titlis, the Swiss Travel Pass would only be valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. However, the Swiss Travel Pass does enable you to receive a discount of about 45% on the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of the pass for 'Mount Titlis' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html</a>. This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br />Off the Trübsee stop, there are hiking and flower trails, as well as horse-drawn carriages around the lake. Here there are also additional cable cars ('Trübsee-Jochpass' and 'Trübsee-Engstlenalp' cable cars). At the foot of Mount Titlis in Engelberg, there is also the 'Engelberg-Gerschnialp Funicular Railway' to Gerschnialp and the 'Fürenalpbahn' cable car to Fürenalp. You would pay to board these additional cable cars locally when you're there. Just be sure to mention that you have the Swiss Travel Pass, because you may be able to receive discounts of about 50%.<br /><br />Mount Stanserhorn<br /><br />From April 8th to November 12th of this year, you would also have the option of making the ascent to nearby Mount Stanserhorn. From Lucerne, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board a 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 />For the trip from Lucerne to Stanserhorn, the Swiss Travel Pass would only be valid on the short train between Lucerne and Stans. The Swiss Travel Pass does, however, enable you to receive a discount of about 50% on the funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Stans - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass’ option of the pass for Mount Stanserhorn here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html</a>..
  • February 02, 2017 20:44
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  • January 31, 2017 17:18
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    Change in reply by Jeff to The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is unique from other rail passes in that it also covers buses, boats, and city transit networks. This pass will also provide for the best possible discounts on mountain railways and allows for entry to over 500 museums around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />For a list of the bonuses, you would click the 'Travel Bonuses' tab once you have accessed the page for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> on our website. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html</a>..
  • January 31, 2017 17:17
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    Change in reply by Jeff to What to purchase for your travels would depend on the specifics of the itinerary itself and various other factors.<br /><br />If your only travel in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> are your trips from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html">Milan</a> to Switzerland and back, then you may just want to purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> instead of a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>. With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, the reservation costs for your trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html">Milan</a> and Arth Goldau would just be a little bit more (to compensate for the fact that the pass is technically not valid in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>).<br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a rate called the 'Passholder 3' for a direct train between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> and Arth Goldau.<br /><br />To receive the 'Passholder 3' rate for a direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-arth-goldau.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-arth-goldau.html">Milan to Arth Goldau</a>, you would just enter the route on our homepage and indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Swiss Travel Pass'.<br /><br />You can ensure it is a 'Passholder 3' reservation fee you're being quoted by clicking the 'View' button for the costs that display for a particular train/departure. After you click 'View', a box will expand out underneath. In this box, you would refer to the option(s) listed under where it says 'Ticket Flexibility' and click 'Read More'. When you click 'Read More', the name of the fare should display as something like 'Trenitalia Pass 3' for a direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-arth-goldau.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-arth-goldau.html">Milan to Arth Goldau</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be booked once within 120 days of an intended date of departure..
  • January 31, 2017 17:14
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to To get from the Milan Linate Airport to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/train-station/milan-central-train-station.html" rel="nofollow">Milan Centrale station</a>, you would take the Starfly shuttle. The Starfly is a shuttle bus that departs once every 30 minutes throughout the day, and the ride takes about 20 minutes between Linate and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/train-station/milan-central-train-station.html" rel="nofollow">Centrale</a>. Just like the Malpensa Express, rail passes are not valid on the Starfly, so you would pay to board locally..
  • January 31, 2017 17:13
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    Change in reply by Jeff to You would commute from the Malpensa Airport to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/train-station/milan-central-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/train-station/milan-central-train-station.html">Milan Centrale station</a> by taking the Malpensa Express. The Malpensa Express trains depart every 30 minutes throughout the day, and the ride from Malpensa to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/train-station/milan-central-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/train-station/milan-central-train-station.html">Centrale</a> takes about 50 minutes. Rail passes are not valid on the Malpensa Express. Tickets for the Malpensa Express are only able to be purchased locally when you're in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>..
  • January 31, 2017 17:12
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    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Tangee,<br /><br />Most connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> would involve changing trains once in Arth Goldau along the way. The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-arth-goldau.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-arth-goldau.html">Milan to Arth Goldau</a> require reservations in addition to a rail pass. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/arth-goldau-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/arth-goldau-to-lucerne.html">Arth Goldau to Lucerne</a> don't even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, you would only book reservations for the first segment, so you would do your search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-arth-goldau.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-arth-goldau.html">'Milan' to 'Arth Goldau'</a>. For planning purposes, you can do a separate search to view schedules for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/arth-goldau-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/arth-goldau-to-lucerne.html">Arth Goldau to Lucerne</a>.<br /><br />If you were to miss your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-arth-goldau.html" rel="nofollow">Milan-Arth Goldau</a> train, then you would lose the reservation and need to purchase a new one for a later train. You would access a reservation's rules and guidelines by clicking the 'View' button under the cost when you pull up the results of your search. After you click 'View', a box will expand out underneath where the exchange and refund policies for that fare will be stated.<br /><br />It is recommended that reservations be purchased in advance, prior to departing for Europe.<br /><br />You can then use your pass to hop on any train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/arth-goldau-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/arth-goldau-to-lucerne.html">Arth Goldau to Lucerne</a>, since these trains don't even take reservations.<br /><br />There is a direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a> earlier in the day. Just like trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-arth-goldau.html" rel="nofollow">Milan to Arth Goldau</a>, this train would also require reservations in addition to a rail pass..
  • January 31, 2017 17:05
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Tangee,<br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a> takes just over 3 hours in duration and involves at least one train change in Spiez along the way. There may be another train change in Brig in between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html">Milan</a> and Spiez.<br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-brightml">Milan to Brig</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-spiez.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-spiezhtml">Milan to Spiez</a> require reservations in addition to a rail pass. If you purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, you would purchase these reservations at the same 'Passholder 3' rate ('Trenitalia Pass 3') I described above for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-arth-goldau.html" rel="nofollow">Milan to Arth Goldau</a>. If you purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> to cover both <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, you would just purchase regular reservations ('Trenitalia Pass 1'). Therefore, when purchasing your reservations on our site, you would do your search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-brightml">'Milan' to 'Brig'</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-spiez.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-spiezhtml">'Milan' to 'Spiez'</a>.<br /><br />Reservations are not even accepted on the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-spiez.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-spiez.html">Brig to Spiez</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/spiez-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow">Spiez to Interlaken</a>. Therefore, the rail pass is all you would need to board these trains. For planning purposes, you can do a separate searches to view schedules for these non-reservable segments..
  • January 31, 2017 17:02
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    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Tangee,<br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> takes just over 3 hours in duration and involves at least one train change in Spiez along the way. There may be another train change in Brig in between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> and Spiez.<br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-brig.html">Milan to Brig</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-spiez.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-spiez.html">Milan to Spiez</a> require reservations in addition to a rail pass. If you purchase the Swiss Travel Pass, you would purchase these reservations at the same 'Passholder 3' rate ('Trenitalia Pass 3') I described above for trains from Milan to Arth Goldau. If you purchase the Eurail Select Pass to cover both Italy and Switzerland, you would just purchase regular reservations ('Trenitalia Pass 1'). Therefore, when purchasing your reservations on our site, you would do your search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-brig.html">'Milan' to 'Brig'</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-spiez.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-spiez.html">'Milan' to 'Spiez'</a>.<br /><br />Reservations are not even accepted on the trains from Brig to Spiez and Spiez to Interlaken. Therefore, the rail pass is all you would need to board these trains. For planning purposes, you can do a separate searches to view schedules for these non-reservable segments..
  • January 30, 2017 19:51
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    Changed title to Should I reserve a train or go unreserved from Milan to Lucerne?
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    Changed description to I am flying into Milan arriving at 1:50pm on Sunday, March 12. I need to get to Milano Central and catch a train to Lucerne. A few of the 4pm trains state I do not need a reservation. Is it best to NOT have a reservation in case my flight is late etc?Would I have a hard time getting 5 seats on a Sunday train?What happens if I have a reservation but we have flight delays? If I have the 2 country 6 day ticket, could I just take the next train? Thanks for any info.
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