2 Days visit covering Zurich & Lucerne

2 Days visit covering Zurich & Lucerne

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sagarsiddha
sagarsiddha
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Aug 23, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Hi.

I am reaching Zurich Airport on 10th Sept by 7am & plan to spend the day in Zurich doing sight seeing. By 5:30 pm same day, I need to start for Lucerne as my hotel is booked in Lucerne for 10th & 11th night. On 11th Sept, I have a full day available at Lucerne. On 12th Sept morning, I am starting for Milan by train.

1. Can you pl. guide me on places to see in Zurich on 10th Sept & in Lucerne on 11th Sept?

2. I have only booked for my train travel from Lucerne to Milan on 12th Sept. Which other tickets should I purchase in Advance? Which pass will be helpful? Will Tell Pass be advisable? Can you help with an itinerary to cocer important places at these destinations in two days?

Thanks in advance for your guidance.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Aug 24, 2016 - 2:06 AM in reply to sagarsiddha

Hi Saggarsidha-

<<"1. Can you pl. guide me on places to see in Zurich on 10th Sept & in Lucerne on 11th Sept?">>

Here is a start.

Skip Zürich. Go directly to Luzern:

www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne

Swiss trains do not require advance reservations, unless you are travelling out of the country ( then only because you need them for the portions outside Switzerland,but you might as well have your seats for the whole trip).

Slowpoke

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Aug 24, 2016 - 9:14 AM in reply to sagarsiddha

Haggarsidha-

Forgot to welcome you to My Swiss Alps. Nice to have you here, and you certainly have picked the partof theyear with the best weather (on average') No promises. ;-)

Here are a couple of other comments.

It would take approximately one week of hard work to cover all the "important places" in and near Luzern. Maybe two weeks. ;-)

When you arrive there, stop at the tourist information office near track #1 main station. They are very helpful and quite experienced, and can suggest a basic tour of the city and possible nearby areas for a day tripp....such as the Rigi, Titlis, Piatus, or a lake boat ride.

Slowpoke

Arno
Arno
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Aug 24, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Hi sagarsiddha,

I agree with Slowpoke's suggestion to stay in Lucerne only. You can choose from a Tell-Pass or Swiss Half Fare Card.

Last modified on Aug 24, 2016 - 2:10 PM by Arno
sagarsiddha
sagarsiddha
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Aug 25, 2016 - 9:48 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you Slowpoke & Arno for your reverts. Any particular reason for skipping Zurich & going to Lucerne directly? Pl. let me know.

Arno
Arno
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Aug 25, 2016 - 10:15 AM in reply to sagarsiddha

Hi sagarsiddha,

The reason is you don't have much time, and Zurich is not in the Alps. Lucerne is, so you'll have a better experience. Please see the Zurich and Lucerne pages so you can decide for yourself.

sagarsiddha
sagarsiddha
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Aug 25, 2016 - 10:33 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno! That helps...

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Aug 26, 2016 - 3:10 PM in reply to sagarsiddha

Hi Sagarsiddha -

I was traveling and di not have time for an answer.

Arno gave the accurate and and succinct version.

To amplify slightly.....Zürich is a city that rewards spending significant and leisurely time, exploring museums, music, and cultural things. I probably like Zürich better than any other Swiss city, but it is not because of things that you can easily see in a one day quick trip.

Luzern has a very scenic location, with high mountains surrounding it, a beautiful lake with much more rewarding scenery then the lake of Zürich, and a much more scenic old town.

More tourists, too, but that is because it is attractive for tourists.

That is why I say " skip Zürich" to most first time tourists to Switzerland, unless they want to explore some really good art museums, go to the Tonhalle for a concert or take a walk from Uetliberg to Felsenegg with a stop at UtoStaffel for lunch. ( 3- 5 hours required for walk plus lunch.)

www.uto-staffel.ch/

(By the way, near the station in Luzern is a major collection of Picassos and Klees in the Rosengart Collection, if that interests you.)

www.rosengart.ch/museu m_rosengart_en.php5

Slowpoke

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sagarsiddha
sagarsiddha
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Aug 30, 2016 - 11:20 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thank you Slowpoke for your detailed reply.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Aug 30, 2016 - 9:42 PM in reply to sagarsiddha

<<"Thank you Slowpoke for your detailed reply.">>

Hi sagarsiddha -

You are quite welcome.

Hope it helps.

Keep asking if you want more information.

Slowpoke

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