Tell Pass for Lucerne and must see places

Tell Pass for Lucerne and must see places

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bobmoloneygr
bobmoloneygr
4 posts
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Sep 8, 2016 - 7:04 PM

I plan to travel into Zurich on Nov. 2 and head down to Lucerne for 4 days. A few questions:

1. Do I rent a car or take public transportation?

2. Should I get the Tell Pass for the Swiss Flex Card?

3. What are the "must see" places in Lucerne

4. Any recommendations for lodging for a family of 4 (kids are in there 20's

5. Is 4 days in Lucerne too many should I take a side trip to Bern?

Any and all recommendations are greatly appreciated

Arno
Arno
7726 posts
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moderator
Sep 9, 2016 - 8:56 AM

Hi bobmoloneygr, welcome to MySwissAlps!

1. You don't need a car. You would only be able to use it for part your trips as the best spots can't be reached by car. This page might interest you: myswissalps.com/ carversustrain.

2. I'm not sure what you mean by "Tell Pass for the Swiss Flex Card", but just a Tell-Pass (the winter version) would be fine if you stick to the covered area: myswissalps.com/ tellpasswinter.

3. Please see myswissalps.com/ lucerne/activities.

4. Once you are sure you want to stay in Lucerne, please check the hotel section of the Lucerne page. If that does not help you out, please feel free to post that question to the Accommodation forum and add some additional information.

5. That's definitely not too much. You can spend 3 weeks in the area without seeing everything. In November, the options are a bit more limited (high altitude hiking trails will be closed), but still there is plenty to see. Be sure to check the timetable for trips you intend to make. A day trip to Bern is an option as well as it's just an hour away by train.

bobmoloneygr
bobmoloneygr
4 posts
new member
Sep 10, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Thanks for the quick response. Very useful information.

I have one more question. I know the Tell Pass switches from Summer to Winter November 1 and the price drops. Do thing shut down November 1. Am I better going the last few days of October?

Arno
Arno
7726 posts
expert &
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Sep 11, 2016 - 9:37 AM in reply to bobmoloneygr

Hi bobmoloneygr,

Earlier is better, also weather wise (on average, no guarantees). There is no fixed closure date for mountain transport, but in general things start to close from mid October. You'll have to check the timetable I referred to for specific trips you may have in mind.

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