Boat ride in Lucerne covered by Swiss Travel Pass?

Boat ride in Lucerne covered by Swiss Travel Pass?

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2017vacay
2017vacay
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Jun 21, 2017 - 2:01 PM

I am trying to find a boat ride that is in Lucerne that is covered by the STP. Any suggestions? I keep reading that the travel pass is the way to travel. Also, are the passes refundable if something happened and we couldn't travel after all? We don't head to Switzerland until September but I am wanting to buy the passes soon (to get in on the promotional discount)

Thank you

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Jun 22, 2017 - 4:28 AM in reply to 2017vacay

>> I am trying to find a boat ride that is in Lucerne that is covered by the STP. Any suggestions?

All regularly scheduled cruises on the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) are covered in full by the Swiss Travel Pass.

I like to travel the whole length of the lake, from Luzern to Flüelen, which takes almost 3 hours, then return by train (about 1 hour). The Luzern end of the lake has picturesque villages with traditional buildings, whilst the Flüelen end of the lake is surrounded by very dramatic mountains.

On this page, you can find out everything you need to know about boat trips on the Vierwaldstättersee:

www.myswissalps.com/bo atlakelucerne

If you are interested, you can see some photos I took on this trip - attached to the first post on the following page:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/trip-report-late-august-to-mid-october-2016

>> I keep reading that the travel pass is the way to travel.

Usually, yes, but it depends on your exact plans.

>> Also, are the passes refundable if something happened and we couldn't travel after all? We don't head to Switzerland until September but I am wanting to buy the passes soon (to get in on the promotional discount)

There will always be a cancellation fee, but refund policies probably vary depending on where you buy the pass. Travel insurance might cover some eventualities, but you would need to check your policy.

Alpenrose

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 22, 2017 - 5:06 AM in reply to 2017vacay

Hi 2017vacay,

To be sure the Swiss Travel Pass is the best option for you economically (it certainly is for convenience) you will need to do the math on your planned trips, comparing ticket costs to the pass cost. You can use our page here to help you.

If you need it, we have a list of recommended retailers to buy your Swiss Travel Pass online here - their cancellation policies vary but it is usually 10 to 15%.

Lucas

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