Jun 29, 2014 - 10:24 PM
My son and I are traveling on a Eurail Global Pass. We would like to see a few things in Geneva (coming from Huermoz) and then take the train to Milan, where we have a hotel booked near the Central Station. We have reservations for the entire Golden Pass route coming into the Geneva area and then will spend a couple days in the Alps before heading to Geneva.
I'm wondering if there is anything we can soak up on our last day in beautiful Switzerland - is there a boat ride or fascinating town or castle or ancient ruins or short hike that we could see in our travels around Lake Geneva?
Also, what routes would you recommend to Geneva and then Milan would be, considering the scenery as well. The EC41 is the latest, most direct route. Would it be possible or crazy to try to take the Mont Blanc express, or try to see the Matterhorn? I know we won't have much time, but we want to see as much of Switzerland as we can.
Finally, if we do decide to take the EC41, how far in advance would we need reservations? Would I be able to pick them up at the station in Basel or Luzern on 7/9 for travel on 7/11? I could order them online but am afraid that they would not arrive in time, plus we may decide to go a different route.
Thanks so much for your insight and help! Best regards, Sandy