Mar 13, 2018 - 12:13 AM
My husband and I are traveling by train from Hong Kong through Asia then through Europe. We hope to take the Golden Pass route through Switzerland on 2 Jun, but scheduling at that date raises a question. We arrive in Lucerne on 31 May and had planned to hit the Golden Pass on 1 Jun. It doesn't re-open until 2 Jun, so maybe we will do a mountain hike near Lucerne (really some type of tour - we're not as fit as we once were but still want to get out there a bit!) on 1 Jun then take the Golden Pass on 2 Jun and just ride the train.
Originally we had hoped to visit the Klein Matterhorn, but since we have to delay a day in Lucerne, that's really difficult time-wise. (Our trip is an around-the-world "survey" trip rather than one that affords detail within each country.) So my questions include:
1) What's the best mountain tour option in Lucerne? Place to stay in Lucerne?
2) Are we making a mistake not getting to the Klein Matterhorn?
3) Is there another train option that we're unaware of on 1 Jun (and capable of navigating on our own - we're old, ha!)? Any suggestions are welcome. (We bought a Eurail pass - 5 day - if that's helpful in responding.)
Just be aware that our time is so limited - we are spending the bulk of this trip in Asia because we'll be much more likely to get back to Europe in a year or so but will probably not get back to Asia at all.