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Trip of a lifetime - but which pass to choose? Paris to Lucerne, Lucerne to Munich, Munich to Venice, Venice to Florence, and Florence to Rome

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  • April 20, 2018 14:50
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to <b><u>IMPORTANT UPDATE</u></b><br /><br />As of April 2018:<br /><br />‘Passholder 2’ rates on Brennero EC trains (Munich-Venice) are no longer valid. For a Brennero EC train to be covered, Eurail Passes must now include all countries being traveled through..
  • September 12, 2017 18:22
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Munich</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/munich/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/munich/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/munich/</a>.<br /><br />You can view various city passes and tours for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/venice/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/venice/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/venice/</a>. Here you'll find various passes that include gondola rides or boat tours.<br /><br />For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow">Florence</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/florence/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/florence/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/florence/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html" rel="nofollow">Rome</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/rome/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/rome/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/rome/</a>..
  • September 12, 2017 18:20
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, you would also want to keep in mind that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive discounts on the various mountain excursions in the area.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from <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, you would make your ascent by taking the cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to <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>, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a 50% discount on this journey between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm). To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Alpnachstad or Kriens - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Pilatus</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-pilatus/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and nearby Mount Rigi.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. For this first route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> is only valid to cover you on the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-arth-goldau.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-arth-goldau.html">Lucerne to Arth Goldau</a>, but it would enable you to receive a 50% discount on the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>, so you can receive the 50% discount.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. The <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> would enable you to receive a 50% discount on both the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' both can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/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>, so you can receive the 50% discount. The boats on Lake Lucerne are operated by SGV.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to nearby Mount Titlis consists of a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the famous 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />The <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> is valid on the train between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-engelberg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/lucerne-to-engelberghtml">Lucerne and Engelberg</a>. For the remaining part of the excursion (cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis), however, the <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 discount of about 20-25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, because they might be able to offer you a discount.<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 an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> is valid on the train 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 Stans. For the remaining part of the excursion (funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn), however, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of about 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Stans - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ 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>..
  • September 12, 2017 18:18
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Erica,<br /><br />I'm very sorry for the delay getting back to you. For a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html">Zurich to Lucerne</a>, you would not actually purchase a ticket, because the rail pass will cover you. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html">Zurich to Lucerne</a> do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />'Passholder 1' rates (the lowest possible 'Passholder' rate offered on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html">TGV Lyria</a> trains) are actually not offered on the specific <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow">Paris to Basel</a>. However, these rates are offered on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html">Paris to Zurich</a>. For this reason, I recommend going with the option through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> instead of the option through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow">Basel</a>..
  • September 12, 2017 18:12
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, you would also want to keep in mind that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive discounts on the various mountain excursions in the area.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from <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, you would make your ascent by taking the cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get 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 from Kriens.<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a 50% discount on this journey between Lucerne and Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm). To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Alpnachstad or Kriens - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Pilatus</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-pilatus/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and nearby Mount Rigi.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. For this first route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> is only valid to cover you on the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-arth-goldau.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Arth Goldau</a>, but it would enable you to receive a 50% discount on the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, so you can receive the 50% discount.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 50% discount on both the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' both can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/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>, so you can receive the 50% discount. The boats on Lake Lucerne are operated by SGV.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to nearby Mount Titlis consists of a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the famous 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />The <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> is valid on the train between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-engelberg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/lucerne-to-engelberghtml">Lucerne and Engelberg</a>. For the remaining part of the excursion (cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis), however, the <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 discount of about 20-25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, because they might be able to offer you a discount.<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 an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> is valid on the train 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 Stans. For the remaining part of the excursion (funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn), however, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of about 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Stans - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for '<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">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>..
  • September 12, 2017 18:09
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, you would also want to keep in mind that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive discounts on the various mountain excursions in the area.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from <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, you would make your ascent by taking the cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get 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 from Kriens.<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a 50% discount on this journey between Lucerne and Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm). To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Alpnachstad or Kriens - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Pilatus</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-pilatus/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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. For this first route, the Eurail Select Pass is only valid to cover you on the train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau, but it would enable you to receive a 50% discount on the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the Eurail Select Pass, so you can receive the 50% discount.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. The <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 50% discount on both the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' both can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/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>, so you can receive the 50% discount. The boats on Lake Lucerne are operated by SGV.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to nearby Mount Titlis consists of a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the famous 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />The <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> is valid on the train between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-engelberg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/lucerne-to-engelberghtml">Lucerne and Engelberg</a>. For the remaining part of the excursion (cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis), however, the <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 discount of about 20-25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, because they might be able to offer you a discount.<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 an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> is valid on the train 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 Stans. For the remaining part of the excursion (funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn), however, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of about 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Stans - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html" rel="nofollow">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>..
  • September 12, 2017 18:07
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, you would also want to keep in mind that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive discounts on the various mountain excursions in the area.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, you would make your ascent by taking the cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a 50% discount on this journey between Lucerne and Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm). To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Alpnachstad or Kriens - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html" rel="nofollow">Mount Pilatus</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-pilatus/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">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. For this first route, the Eurail Select Pass is only valid to cover you on the train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau, but it would enable you to receive a 50% discount on the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the Eurail Select Pass, so you can receive the 50% discount.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. The <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 50% discount on both the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' both can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/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>, so you can receive the 50% discount. The boats on Lake Lucerne are operated by SGV.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to nearby Mount Titlis consists of a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the famous 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />The <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> is valid on the train between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-engelberg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-engelberg.html">Lucerne and Engelberg</a>. For the remaining part of the excursion (cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis), however, the <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 discount of about 20-25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ 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/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, because they might be able to offer you a discount.<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 an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> is valid on the train 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 Stans. For the remaining part of the excursion (funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn), however, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of about 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Stans - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for 'Mount Stanserhorn' 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>..
  • September 12, 2017 18:00
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Erica,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the 4 country option of the <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> for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/indexhtml">Germany</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/indexhtml">Italy</a>. Your train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> will pass through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/austria/indexhtml">Austria</a> en route; however, due to a discounted rate the pass would still enable you to receive, it is not necessary for you to include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/austria/indexhtml">Austria</a> as one of the countries on your pass.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <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">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris CDG Airport to Paris</u></b><br /><br />As of 2017, Eurail Passes that include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a> are no longer valid on the RER B trains from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-stationhtml">Paris CDG Airport</a> into the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>. Therefore, for this short trip, you would just have to pay locally upon arrival.<br /><br />If you happen to purchase the 'Zones 1-5' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">Paris Visite</a>', then you would be covered on Line B of the RER between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-stationhtml">CDG</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">Paris Visite</a>' is a pass to cover the RER and Métro in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, as well as buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Also popular is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-museum-pass/indexhtml">Paris Museum Pass</a>, which can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-museum-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />To browse other city passes for your stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>, you can click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />For travel with the <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>, your best option getting from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> would involve taking the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-zurichhtml">Paris to Zurich</a>, where you would switch to a short train that would take you to <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>. In its entirety, this connection takes about 5.5 hours.<br /><br />As a supplement to the rail pass, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-zurichhtml">Paris to Zurich</a> require reservations.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucernehtml">Zurich to Lucerne</a> do not 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 for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-zurichhtml">Paris to Zurich</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />You can then do a separate search to view schedules for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucernehtml">Zurich to Lucerne</a>, which you won't reserve.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Munich</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/indexhtml">Munich</a> involve taking that train 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> back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/indexhtml">Zurich</a> and then switching to a bus or train that will take you right up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/indexhtml">Munich</a>.<br /><br />By taking the bus from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> (InterCity Bus), the full connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/indexhtml">Munich</a> would take just under 5 hours in duration.<br /><br />By taking the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-munichhtml">Zurich to Munich</a> (EC train), the full connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html">Munich</a> would take just under 5.5 hours in duration.<br /><br />The trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne and Zurich</a> do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Both the bus and train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/indexhtml">Munich</a> will travel through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/austria/indexhtml">Austria</a> en route.<br /><br />If you opt to take the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-munichhtml">Zurich to Munich</a>, you would need an additional ticket to cover you for the small stretch of the ride that passes through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/austria/indexhtml">Austria</a>. Specifically, the ticket that would cover you is a ticket from the town of St Margrethen (at the Switzerland/Austria border) to Lindau (at the Austria/Germany border). Passholder reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">direct trains</a> can be booked on our website; however, the St Margrethen-Lindau ticket can only be purchased locally or by calling us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, reservations for a direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-munichhtml">Zurich to Munich</a> can be purchased by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) and entering the route. In this instance, to be quoted the correct reservations, you would need to indicate that you'll be traveling with a pass that covers all countries being traveled through. Therefore, just for the purpose of purchasing these particular reservations, you would have to indicate that you'll be traveling with a 'Eurail Global Pass' (even though it is actually the case that you'll be using a combination of the <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> and the St Margrethen-Lindau ticket to cover your ticket costs).<br /><br />Note: When you pull up the results of your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich-Munich</a> search, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our website</a> may indicate the direct trains on this route as requiring reservations; however, that is not actually the case. Reservations are only recommended on the direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-munichhtml">Zurich to Munich</a>, not required.<br /><br />If you opt for the bus, we are unsure if they would require you to have any kind of supplement to pass through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Austria</a>. If so, it would not be something we would be able to sell, so you would have to purchase it locally. Actual reservations for the bus are not able to be purchased on our website, but they can be purchased by calling us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Venice</u></b><br /><br />As I alluded to above, the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/indexhtml">Venice</a> will also pass through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/austria/indexhtml">Austria</a> en route, but it would still not be necessary for you to have <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Austria</a> on your rail pass. The direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich to Venice</a> is a 'Brennero' EC train.<br /><br />Since your <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> does include 2 of countries being traveled through (Germany and Italy), you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' (Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2) for a reservation on the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/munich-to-venicehtml">Munich to Venice</a>.<br /><br />To purchase reservations at this rates, you would click the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), enter the route, and indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling.<br /><br />For a 'Brennero' EC train, you can ensure that <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our website</a> is quoting you a 'Passholder 2' rate by clicking the 'View' button found right under the cost for a particular fare. 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 'Passholder 2' fare would display as 'Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2'. If you the 'Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2' fares do not display, you may want to call us to verify their availability.<br /><br />Generally, the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich to Venice</a> can be booked once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florence</a>, there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains when you go to purchase your reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-florence.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice to Florence</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florence</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome</a>, there are once again <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> trains when you go to purchase your reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/florence-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/florence-to-romehtml">Florence to Rome</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • September 12, 2017 17:58
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Erica,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/indexhtml">Germany</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html">Italy</a>. Your train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> will pass through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html">Austria</a> en route; however, due to a discounted rate the pass would still enable you to receive, it is not necessary for you to include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/austria/indexhtml">Austria</a> as one of the countries on your pass.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <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">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris CDG Airport to Paris</u></b><br /><br />As of 2017, Eurail Passes that include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a> are no longer valid on the RER B trains from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-stationhtml">Paris CDG Airport</a> into the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>. Therefore, for this short trip, you would just have to pay locally upon arrival.<br /><br />If you happen to purchase the 'Zones 1-5' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">Paris Visite</a>', then you would be covered on Line B of the RER between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-stationhtml">CDG</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">Paris Visite</a>' is a pass to cover the RER and Métro in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, as well as buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Also popular is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-museum-pass/indexhtml">Paris Museum Pass</a>, which can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-museum-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />To browse other city passes for your stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a>, you can click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />For travel with the <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>, your best option getting from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> would involve taking the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-zurichhtml">Paris to Zurich</a>, where you would switch to a short train that would take you to <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>. In its entirety, this connection takes about 5.5 hours.<br /><br />As a supplement to the rail pass, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-zurichhtml">Paris to Zurich</a> require reservations.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucernehtml">Zurich to Lucerne</a> do not 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 for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-zurichhtml">Paris to Zurich</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />You can then do a separate search to view schedules for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucernehtml">Zurich to Lucerne</a>, which you won't reserve.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Munich</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html">Munich</a> involve taking that train 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> back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/indexhtml">Zurich</a> and then switching to a bus or train that will take you right up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/indexhtml">Munich</a>.<br /><br />By taking the bus from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> (InterCity Bus), the full connection from Lucerne to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html">Munich</a> would take just under 5 hours in duration.<br /><br />By taking the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html">Zurich to Munich</a> (EC train), the full connection from Lucerne to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> would take just under 5.5 hours in duration.<br /><br />The trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne and Zurich</a> do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Both the bus and train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html">Munich</a> will travel through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/austria/indexhtml">Austria</a> en route.<br /><br />If you opt to take the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html">Zurich to Munich</a>, you would need an additional ticket to cover you for the small stretch of the ride that passes through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html">Austria</a>. Specifically, the ticket that would cover you is a ticket from the town of St Margrethen (at the Switzerland/Austria border) to Lindau (at the Austria/Germany border). Passholder reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">direct trains</a> can be booked on our website; however, the St Margrethen-Lindau ticket can only be purchased locally or by calling us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, reservations for a direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-munichhtml">Zurich to Munich</a> can be purchased by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) and entering the route. In this instance, to be quoted the correct reservations, you would need to indicate that you'll be traveling with a pass that covers all countries being traveled through. Therefore, just for the purpose of purchasing these particular reservations, you would have to indicate that you'll be traveling with a 'Eurail Global Pass' (even though it is actually the case that you'll be using a combination of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> and the St Margrethen-Lindau ticket to cover your ticket costs).<br /><br />Note: When you pull up the results of your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich-Munich</a> search, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our website</a> may indicate the direct trains on this route as requiring reservations; however, that is not actually the case. Reservations are only recommended on the direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html">Zurich to Munich</a>, not required.<br /><br />If you opt for the bus, we are unsure if they would require you to have any kind of supplement to pass through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Austria</a>. If so, it would not be something we would be able to sell, so you would have to purchase it locally. Actual reservations for the bus are not able to be purchased on our website, but they can be purchased by calling us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Venice</u></b><br /><br />As I alluded to above, the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/indexhtml">Venice</a> will also pass through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html">Austria</a> en route, but it would still not be necessary for you to have <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Austria</a> on your rail pass. The direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich to Venice</a> is a 'Brennero' EC train.<br /><br />Since your <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> does include 2 of countries being traveled through (Germany and Italy), you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' (Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2) for a reservation on the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/munich-to-venicehtml">Munich to Venice</a>.<br /><br />To purchase reservations at this rates, you would click the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), enter the route, and indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling.<br /><br />For a 'Brennero' EC train, you can ensure that <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our website</a> is quoting you a 'Passholder 2' rate by clicking the 'View' button found right under the cost for a particular fare. 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 'Passholder 2' fare would display as 'Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2'. If you the 'Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2' fares do not display, you may want to call us to verify their availability.<br /><br />Generally, the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich to Venice</a> can be booked once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florence</a>, there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains when you go to purchase your reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-florence.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice to Florence</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florence</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome</a>, there are once again <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> trains when you go to purchase your reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/florence-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/florence-to-romehtml">Florence to Rome</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • August 30, 2017 20:59
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Erica,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/indexhtml">Germany</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>. Your train from Munich to Venice will pass through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Austria</a> en route; however, due to a discounted rate the pass would still enable you to receive, it is not necessary for you to include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/austria/indexhtml">Austria</a> as one of the countries on your pass.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <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">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris CDG Airport to Paris</u></b><br /><br />As of 2017, Eurail Passes that include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a> are no longer valid on the RER B trains from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-stationhtml">Paris CDG Airport</a> into the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>. Therefore, for this short trip, you would just have to pay locally upon arrival.<br /><br />If you happen to purchase the 'Zones 1-5' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">Paris Visite</a>', then you would be covered on Line B of the RER between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-stationhtml">CDG</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">Paris Visite</a>' is a pass to cover the RER and Métro in Paris, as well as buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Also popular is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-museum-pass/indexhtml">Paris Museum Pass</a>, which can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-museum-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />To browse other city passes for your stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, you can click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />For travel with the <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>, your best option getting from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> would involve taking the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-zurichhtml">Paris to Zurich</a>, where you would switch to a short train that would take you to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>. In its entirety, this connection takes about 5.5 hours.<br /><br />As a supplement to the rail pass, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-zurichhtml">Paris to Zurich</a> require reservations.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucernehtml">Zurich to Lucerne</a> do not 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 for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-zurichhtml">Paris to Zurich</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />You can then do a separate search to view schedules for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucernehtml">Zurich to Lucerne</a>, which you won't reserve.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Munich</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> involve taking that train 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> back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/indexhtml">Zurich</a> and then switching to a bus or train that will take you right up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/indexhtml">Munich</a>.<br /><br />By taking the bus from Zurich to Munich (InterCity Bus), the full connection from Lucerne to Munich would take just under 5 hours in duration.<br /><br />By taking the train from Zurich to Munich (EC train), the full connection from Lucerne to Munich would take just under 5.5 hours in duration.<br /><br />The trains between Lucerne and Zurich do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Both the bus and train from Zurich to Munich will travel through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html">Austria</a> en route.<br /><br />If you opt to take the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Munich</a>, you would need an additional ticket to cover you for the small stretch of the ride that passes through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Austria</a>. Specifically, the ticket that would cover you is a ticket from the town of St Margrethen (at the Switzerland/Austria border) to Lindau (at the Austria/Germany border). Passholder reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow">direct trains</a> can be booked on our website; however, the St Margrethen-Lindau ticket can only be purchased locally or by calling us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, reservations for a direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html">Zurich to Munich</a> can be purchased 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>) and entering the route. In this instance, to be quoted the correct reservations, you would need to indicate that you'll be traveling with a pass that covers all countries being traveled through. Therefore, just for the purpose of purchasing these particular reservations, you would have to indicate that you'll be traveling with a 'Eurail Global Pass' (even though it is actually the case that you'll be using a combination of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> and the St Margrethen-Lindau ticket to cover your ticket costs).<br /><br />Note: When you pull up the results of your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich-Munich</a> search, our website may indicate the direct trains on this route as requiring reservations; however, that is not actually the case. Reservations are only recommended on the direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Munich</a>, not required.<br /><br />If you opt for the bus, we are unsure if they would require you to have any kind of supplement to pass through Austria. If so, it would not be something we would be able to sell, so you would have to purchase it locally. Actual reservations for the bus are not able to be purchased on our website, but they can be purchased by calling us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Venice</u></b><br /><br />As I alluded to above, the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html">Venice</a> will also pass through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Austria</a> en route, but it would still not be necessary for you to have <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Austria</a> on your rail pass. The direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich to Venice</a> is a 'Brennero' EC train.<br /><br />Since your <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> does include 2 of countries being traveled through (Germany and Italy), you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' (Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2) for a reservation on the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html">Munich to Venice</a>.<br /><br />To purchase reservations at this rates, you would click the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), enter the route, and indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling.<br /><br />For a 'Brennero' EC train, you can ensure that our website is quoting you a 'Passholder 2' rate by clicking the 'View' button found right under the cost for a particular fare. 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 'Passholder 2' fare would display as 'Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2'. If you the 'Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2' fares do not display, you may want to call us to verify their availability.<br /><br />Generally, the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich to Venice</a> can be booked once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florence</a>, there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> trains. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains when you go to purchase your reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-florence.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice to Florence</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florence</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome</a>, there are once again <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> trains. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> trains when you go to purchase your reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/florence-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/florence-to-romehtml">Florence to Rome</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • August 30, 2017 20:51
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Erica,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>. Your train from Munich to Venice will pass through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Austria</a> en route; however, due to a discounted rate the pass would still enable you to receive, it is not necessary for you to include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html">Austria</a> as one of the countries on your pass.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <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">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris CDG Airport to Paris</u></b><br /><br />As of 2017, Eurail Passes that include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a> are no longer valid on the RER B trains from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-stationhtml">Paris CDG Airport</a> into the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>. Therefore, for this short trip, you would just have to pay locally upon arrival.<br /><br />If you happen to purchase the 'Zones 1-5' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">Paris Visite</a>', then you would be covered on Line B of the RER between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-stationhtml">CDG</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">Paris Visite</a>' is a pass to cover the RER and Métro in Paris, as well as buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Also popular is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">Paris Museum Pass</a>, which can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-museum-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />To browse other city passes for your stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, you can click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />For travel with the <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>, your best option getting from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> would involve taking the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-zurichhtml">Paris to Zurich</a>, where you would switch to a short train that would take you to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>. In its entirety, this connection takes about 5.5 hours.<br /><br />As a supplement to the rail pass, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-zurichhtml">Paris to Zurich</a> require reservations.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucernehtml">Zurich to Lucerne</a> do not 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 for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-zurichhtml">Paris to Zurich</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />You can then do a separate search to view schedules for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucernehtml">Zurich to Lucerne</a>, which you won't reserve.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Munich</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> involve taking that train 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> back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html">Zurich</a> and then switching to a bus or train that will take you right up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html">Munich</a>.<br /><br />By taking the bus from Zurich to Munich (InterCity Bus), the full connection from Lucerne to Munich would take just under 5 hours in duration.<br /><br />By taking the train from Zurich to Munich (EC train), the full connection from Lucerne to Munich would take just under 5.5 hours in duration.<br /><br />The trains between Lucerne and Zurich do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Both the bus and train from Zurich to Munich will travel through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Austria</a> en route.<br /><br />If you opt to take the train from Zurich to Munich, you would need an additional ticket to cover you for the small stretch of the ride that passes through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Austria</a>. Specifically, the ticket that would cover you is a ticket from the town of St Margrethen (at the Switzerland/Austria border) to Lindau (at the Austria/Germany border). Passholder reservations for the direct trains can be booked on our website; however, the St Margrethen-Lindau ticket can only be purchased locally or by calling us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, reservations for a direct train from Zurich to Munich can be purchased by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>) and entering the route. In this instance, to be quoted the correct reservations, you would need to indicate that you'll be traveling with a pass that covers all countries being traveled through. Therefore, just for the purpose of purchasing these particular reservations, you would have to indicate that you'll be traveling with a 'Eurail Global Pass' (even though it is actually the case that you'll be using a combination of the Eurail Select Pass and the St Margrethen-Lindau ticket to cover your ticket costs).<br /><br />Note: When you pull up the results of your Zurich-Munich search, our website may indicate the direct trains on this route as requiring reservations; however, that is not actually the case. Reservations are only recommended on the direct trains from Zurich to Munich, not required.<br /><br />If you opt for the bus, we are unsure if they would require you to have any kind of supplement to pass through Austria. If so, it would not be something we would be able to sell, so you would have to purchase it locally. Actual reservations for the bus are not able to be purchased on our website, but they can be purchased by calling us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Venice</u></b><br /><br />As I alluded to above, the train from Munich to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> will also pass through Austria en route, but it would still not be necessary for you to have Austria on your rail pass. The direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich to Venice</a> is a 'Brennero' EC train.<br /><br />Since your <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> does include 2 of countries being traveled through (Germany and Italy), you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' (Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2) for a reservation on the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich to Venice</a>.<br /><br />To purchase reservations at this rates, you would click the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), enter the route, and indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling.<br /><br />For a 'Brennero' EC train, you can ensure that our website is quoting you a 'Passholder 2' rate by clicking the 'View' button found right under the cost for a particular fare. 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 'Passholder 2' fare would display as 'Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2'. If you the 'Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2' fares do not display, you may want to call us to verify their availability.<br /><br />Generally, the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich to Venice</a> can be booked once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florence</a>, there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a>, or Italo trains. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Italo trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains when you go to purchase your reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-florence.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice to Florence</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florence</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome</a>, there are once again <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a>, or Italo trains. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Italo trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> trains when you go to purchase your reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/florence-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/florence-to-romehtml">Florence to Rome</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • August 30, 2017 20:45
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Erica,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> for France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Your train from Munich to Venice will pass through Austria en route; however, due to a discounted rate the pass would still enable you to receive, it is not necessary for you to include Austria as one of the countries on your pass.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <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">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris CDG Airport to Paris</u></b><br /><br />As of 2017, Eurail Passes that include France are no longer valid on the RER B trains from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html">Paris CDG Airport</a> into the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. Therefore, for this short trip, you would just have to pay locally upon arrival.<br /><br />If you happen to purchase the 'Zones 1-5' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">Paris Visite</a>', then you would be covered on Line B of the RER between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html">CDG</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a>. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' is a pass to cover the RER and Métro in Paris, as well as buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Also popular is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Museum Pass</a>, which can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-museum-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />To browse other city passes for your stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, you can click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />For travel with 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>, your best option getting from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> would involve taking the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html">Paris to Zurich</a>, where you would switch to a short train that would take you to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>. In its entirety, this connection takes about 5.5 hours.<br /><br />As a supplement to the rail pass, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html">Paris to Zurich</a> require reservations.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html">Zurich to Lucerne</a> do not 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 for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html">Paris to Zurich</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />You can then do a separate search to view schedules for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html">Zurich to Lucerne</a>, which you won't reserve.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Munich</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Munich involve taking that train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> and then switching to a bus or train that will take you right up to Munich.<br /><br />By taking the bus from Zurich to Munich (InterCity Bus), the full connection from Lucerne to Munich would take just under 5 hours in duration.<br /><br />By taking the train from Zurich to Munich (EC train), the full connection from Lucerne to Munich would take just under 5.5 hours in duration.<br /><br />The trains between Lucerne and Zurich do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Both the bus and train from Zurich to Munich will travel through Austria en route.<br /><br />If you opt to take the train from Zurich to Munich, you would need an additional ticket to cover you for the small stretch of the ride that passes through Austria. Specifically, the ticket that would cover you is a ticket from the town of St Margrethen (at the Switzerland/Austria border) to Lindau (at the Austria/Germany border). Passholder reservations for the direct trains can be booked on our website; however, the St Margrethen-Lindau ticket can only be purchased locally or by calling us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, reservations for a direct train from Zurich to Munich can be purchased by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>) and entering the route. In this instance, to be quoted the correct reservations, you would need to indicate that you'll be traveling with a pass that covers all countries being traveled through. Therefore, just for the purpose of purchasing these particular reservations, you would have to indicate that you'll be traveling with a 'Eurail Global Pass' (even though it is actually the case that you'll be using a combination of the Eurail Select Pass and the St Margrethen-Lindau ticket to cover your ticket costs).<br /><br />Note: When you pull up the results of your Zurich-Munich search, our website may indicate the direct trains on this route as requiring reservations; however, that is not actually the case. Reservations are only recommended on the direct trains from Zurich to Munich, not required.<br /><br />If you opt for the bus, we are unsure if they would require you to have any kind of supplement to pass through Austria. If so, it would not be something we would be able to sell, so you would have to purchase it locally. Actual reservations for the bus are not able to be purchased on our website, but they can be purchased by calling us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Venice</u></b><br /><br />As I alluded to above, the train from Munich to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> will also pass through Austria en route, but it would still not be necessary for you to have Austria on your rail pass. The direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow">Munich to Venice</a> is a 'Brennero' EC train.<br /><br />Since your <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> does include 2 of countries being traveled through (Germany and Italy), you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' (Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2) for a reservation on the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow">Munich to Venice</a>.<br /><br />To purchase reservations at this rates, you would click 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>), enter the route, and indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling.<br /><br />For a 'Brennero' EC train, you can ensure that our website is quoting you a 'Passholder 2' rate by clicking the 'View' button found right under the cost for a particular fare. 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 'Passholder 2' fare would display as 'Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2'. If you the 'Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2' fares do not display, you may want to call us to verify their availability.<br /><br />Generally, the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/munich-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow">Munich to Venice</a> can be booked once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow">Florence</a>, there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Frecciargento</a>, or Italo trains. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Italo trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a> trains when you go to purchase your reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-florence.html" rel="nofollow">Venice to Florence</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow">Florence</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html" rel="nofollow">Rome</a>, there are once again <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a>, or Italo trains. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Italo trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Frecciargento</a> trains when you go to purchase your reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/florence-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/florence-to-rome.html">Florence to Rome</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • June 06, 2017 16:17
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For a stay in Lucerne, you would also want to keep in mind that the Eurail Select Pass enables you to receive discounts on the various mountain excursions in the area.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, you would make your ascent by taking the cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to Lucerne, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />With the Eurail Select Pass, you would be able to receive a 50% discount on this journey between Lucerne and Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm). To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Alpnachstad or Kriens - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for 'Mount Pilatus' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-pilatus/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />There are 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. For this first route, the Eurail Select Pass is only valid to cover you on the train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau, but it would enable you to receive a 50% discount on the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the Eurail Select Pass, so you can receive the 50% discount.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. The Eurail Select Pass would enable you to receive a 50% discount on both the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' both can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the Eurail Select Pass, so you can receive the 50% discount. The boats on Lake Lucerne are operated by SGV.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from Lucerne to nearby Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the famous 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />The Eurail Select Pass is valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. For the remaining part of the excursion (cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis), however, the Eurail Select Pass would enable you to receive a discount of about 20-25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ 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 Eurail Select Pass, because they might be able to offer you a discount.<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 an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br />The Eurail Select Pass is valid on the train between Lucerne and Stans. For the remaining part of the excursion (funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn), however, the Eurail Select Pass would enable you to receive a discount of about 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Stans - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for 'Mount Stanserhorn' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-stanserhorn/index.html</a>..
  • June 06, 2017 16:10
    Jeff
    Changed title to Trip of a lifetime - but which pass to choose? Paris to Lucerne, Lucerne to Munich, Munich to Venice, Venice to Florence, and Florence to Rome
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  • June 06, 2017 16:10
    Jeff
    Changed description to We are 2 adults traveling from Paris to Lucerne, Switzerland to Munich, Germany to Venice to Florence to Rome. In that order (arriving in Paris and Departing from Rome). The duration of the trip is 15 days. What would be the best option for us - a global pass or a select country pass? Would the Swiss pass cover our travel from Paris to Lucerne? We won't actually be visiting Austria but since we will cross Austria while traveling from Switzerland to Germany do we need to purchase an Austria pass? Last question - I noticed that airport transfers from Paris Charles De Galle Airport to Paris (Nord) Train Station are free will a rail pass, but does it count as a travel day when you use the pass for this airport transfer?
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  • June 06, 2017 16:06
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Erica,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the 4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass for France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Your train from Munich to Venice will pass through Austria en route; however, due to a discounted rate the pass would still enable you to receive, it is not necessary for you to include Austria as one of the countries on your pass.<br /><br />For the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: <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">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris CDG Airport to Paris</u></b><br /><br />As of 2017, Eurail Passes that include France are no longer valid on the RER B trains from the Paris CDG Airport into the city of Paris. Therefore, for this short trip, you would just have to pay locally upon arrival.<br /><br />If you happen to purchase the 'Zones 1-5' option of the 'Paris Visite', then you would be covered on Line B of the RER between CDG and Paris. The 'Paris Visite' is a pass to cover the RER and Métro in Paris, as well as buses. You would purchase the 'Paris Visite' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Also popular is the Paris Museum Pass, which can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />To browse other city passes for your stay in Paris, you can click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />For travel with the Eurail Select Pass, your best option getting from Paris to Lucerne would involve taking the high-speed TGV Lyria from Paris to Zurich, where you would switch to a short train that would take you to Lucerne. In its entirety, this connection takes about 5.5 hours.<br /><br />As a supplement to the rail pass, the TGV Lyria trains from Paris to Zurich require reservations.<br /><br />Trains from Zurich to Lucerne do not 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 for a TGV Lyria from Paris to Zurich 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 the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, the TGV Lyria can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />You can then do a separate search to view schedules for connecting trains from Zurich to Lucerne, which you won't reserve.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Munich</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Lucerne to Munich involve taking that train from Lucerne back to Zurich and then switching to a bus or train that will take you right up to Munich.<br /><br />By taking the bus from Zurich to Munich (InterCity Bus), the full connection from Lucerne to Munich would take just under 5 hours in duration.<br /><br />By taking the train from Zurich to Munich (EC train), the full connection from Lucerne to Munich would take just under 5.5 hours in duration.<br /><br />The trains between Lucerne and Zurich do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Both the bus and train from Zurich to Munich will travel through Austria en route.<br /><br />If you opt to take the train from Zurich to Munich, you would need an additional ticket to cover you for the small stretch of the ride that passes through Austria. Specifically, the ticket that would cover you is a ticket from the town of St Margrethen (at the Switzerland/Austria border) to Lindau (at the Austria/Germany border). Passholder reservations for the direct trains can be booked on our website; however, the St Margrethen-Lindau ticket can only be purchased locally or by calling us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, reservations for a direct train from Zurich to Munich can be purchased by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>) and entering the route. In this instance, to be quoted the correct reservations, you would need to indicate that you'll be traveling with a pass that covers all countries being traveled through. Therefore, just for the purpose of purchasing these particular reservations, you would have to indicate that you'll be traveling with a 'Eurail Global Pass' (even though it is actually the case that you'll be using a combination of the Eurail Select Pass and the St Margrethen-Lindau ticket to cover your ticket costs).<br /><br />Note: When you pull up the results of your Zurich-Munich search, our website may indicate the direct trains on this route as requiring reservations; however, that is not actually the case. Reservations are only recommended on the direct trains from Zurich to Munich, not required.<br /><br />If you opt for the bus, we are unsure if they would require you to have any kind of supplement to pass through Austria. If so, it would not be something we would be able to sell, so you would have to purchase it locally. Actual reservations for the bus are not able to be purchased on our website, but they can be purchased by calling us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Venice</u></b><br /><br />As I alluded to above, the train from Munich to Venice will also pass through Austria en route, but it would still not be necessary for you to have Austria on your rail pass. The direct train from Munich to Venice is a 'Brennero' EC train.<br /><br />Since your Eurail Select Pass does include 2 of countries being traveled through (Germany and Italy), you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' (Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2) for a reservation on the direct train from Munich to Venice.<br /><br />To purchase reservations at this rates, you would click the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), enter the route, and indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling.<br /><br />For a 'Brennero' EC train, you can ensure that our website is quoting you a 'Passholder 2' rate by clicking the 'View' button found right under the cost for a particular fare. 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 'Passholder 2' fare would display as 'Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2'. If you the 'Germany Italy Day Train Passholder 2' fares do not display, you may want to call us to verify their availability.<br /><br />Generally, the direct train from Munich to Venice can be booked once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to Florence, there are Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, or Italo trains. Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Italo trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains when you go to purchase your reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a Frecciarossa or Frecciargento from Venice to Florence 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 Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From Florence to Rome, there are once again Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, or Italo trains. Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Italo trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains when you go to purchase your reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a Frecciarossa or Frecciargento from Florence to Rome 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 Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date..

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