Mt. Rigi & Mt. Pilatus & Rhein Falls in one day

Mt. Rigi & Mt. Pilatus & Rhein Falls in one day

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zatakiap78
zatakiap78
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Apr 10, 2018 - 11:58 AM

So in your opinion, its best to buy tickets on the day itself. Fine.

Golden Pass is free - With Swiss Travel Pass and no reservation required - I'll be taking Luzern to Interlaken to Zweisimmen to Montreux leg. Am I Right?

For Gotthard Panorama Express - Boat Ride is free

And reservation required for Flüelen-Bellinzona-Lugano - can this be done on the day of the trip.

Chantal
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Apr 10, 2018 - 3:55 PM in reply to zatakiap78

Correct, Golden Pass is free with the Swiss Travel Pass. The boat ride as well, and you can best book the seats for the Gotthard Panorama Express well in advance because it can be sold out. I wouldn't wait until the day of the trip.

zatakiap78
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Apr 10, 2018 - 6:23 PM

Will be taking Golden Pass on 01.06.18 or 02.06.18 will it be operating.

Chantal
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Apr 10, 2018 - 7:20 PM in reply to zatakiap78

Yes, it will be operating.

1960man
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Apr 10, 2018 - 11:49 PM

In 57 years, I've never made a reservation on any Swiss train - part of the beauty of Swiss train travel.

Certainly in early June, I don't think you will need to make reservations on the MOB (Montreux Oberland Bernois) line (this is the proper name of the 'Goldenpass' Montreux - Zweisimmen railway

I am not 100% sure if the Gotthard Panorama train would add a great deal to a short visit to Switzerland. There are fascinating loops and spirals sure, but only in short bursts. Also, one of the fascinations of the route used to be watching the trains coming the other way at all levels from your own train, but that doesn't happen now as most trains are running through the base tunnel way underneath! Thus, it may not be worth a whole day . You could just take a normal local train over the old mountain route and come back through the new base tunnel to experience both types of railway - 19th century and 21st century.

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zatakiap78
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Apr 11, 2018 - 9:46 AM in reply to 1960man

"In 57 years, I've never made a reservation on any Swiss train - part of the beauty of Swiss train travel."

What's your say for Jungfrau and Mt. Titlis - is reservations required.

"I am not 100% sure if the Gotthard Panorama train would add a great deal to a short visit to Switzerland." ANY OTHER Suggestions.

Lucas
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Apr 11, 2018 - 2:21 PM in reply to zatakiap78

Hi Zatakiap78,

No, reservations are not required for Mt. Titlis or Jungfraujoch. Only for panoramic express trains.

zatakiap78
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Apr 14, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Thank You So Very Much For The Help And Useful Information.

How much Swiss Franc will I require for my 6 nights 7 Days (31 .05.18 - 07.06.2018) Trip.

All my accommodation (Stay in Lucerne) is paid, have also purchased Swiss Travel Pass for me and my wife and Swiss Family Card for my daughter.

My itinerary as below:

31.05.18 Day 5 Move to Lucerne via Basil & will be staying in Lucerne for my stay in Switzerland at Swiss Tour Apartment.

01.06.18 Day 6 Day trip to Geneva via Montreux on Golden Pass and back in night to Lucerne (Day will be long but will cover it in one day)

02.06.18 Day 7 Mt. Jungfrau

03.06.18 Day 8 Schilthorn / Gotthard Panorama Express

04.06.18 Day 9 Mt Titlis

05.06.18 Day 10 Mt Pilatus / Mt. Rigi

06.06.18 Day 11 Leave for Zurich - Day time city tour and catch flight at around 21.30

I plan to do 3 mountain peaks on alternate days and panoramic train on other days.

Last modified on Apr 14, 2018 - 6:28 PM by zatakiap78
Chantal
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Apr 15, 2018 - 7:28 AM

Hi zatakiap78,

It depends on how much you want to eat out. You know the cost of your accommodation, prices for the different activities can be found on our website or on their respective websites and with the Swiss Travel Pass you know what is included and what is discounted. Put on top of that about CHF 55 pp per day for food and drinks.

You may want to read 'How to save money in Switzerland'.

Peterli
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Apr 15, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Bring along a credit card or so.

zatakiap78
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Apr 16, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Thank You So Much.

If I keep 60 CHF per day, per person it works out to be 180.00 X 7 = 1,260.00 + 1,000.00 for mountain excursion and sundry expenses = 2,260.00 so around 2,500.00 CHF should be fine. What's your say?

since I am coming via France will also be carrying some Euros, I'll be carrying around 1500.00 euros.

so any leftover euros should help in switzerland.

are restaurant on mountain top expensive? What are veg. food options on the day of mountain peaks.

Arno
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Apr 16, 2018 - 5:38 PM in reply to zatakiap78

I wouldn't carry that much cash actually. A debit card would be easier and safer. Then carry CHF 50 or so per person for the few places that only accept cash, or to pay the tiny amounts.

Mountain restaurants are not much more expensive than others in my experience. But of course a self service restaurant will be much cheaper than some others. On some peaks you can choose, on others there's just one restaurant.

zatakiap78
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Apr 16, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Will I loose out on exchange rate on US$ more or the €

Peterli
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Apr 16, 2018 - 6:39 PM in reply to zatakiap78

The fewer times you convert from your home currency the better. In other words, each time you convert from any currency to another currency, you are bound to get nicked. This is part of the way banks make all their money.

zatakiap78
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Apr 20, 2018 - 4:25 PM

I'll be staying at Swiss Tour Apparent Lucerne, 44 Zihlmattweg, Lucerne.

This apparents are 20 min by bus NFB20.

Is it safe to travel at night specially getting back late evening from day long excursion.

Lucas
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Apr 20, 2018 - 4:54 PM in reply to zatakiap78

Hi Zatakiap78,

I really don't know anywhere in Switzerland that isn't safe at night. :) That's the beauty of Switzerland!

Peterli
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Apr 20, 2018 - 6:04 PM in reply to zatakiap78

It is a bit of a walk from the train station to your hotel, about 35 minutes according to Google Maps (see attached map). If you've been out for a long day, especially since you have a young daughter, you might consider either public transportation or a taxi (see second attached map).

Last modified on Apr 20, 2018 - 6:13 PM by Peterli
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zatakiap78
zatakiap78
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Apr 20, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Apparent voucher says it is better to take the bus as the apparent is just across the street.

Till what time is the bus service available.

Peterli
Peterli
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Apr 20, 2018 - 7:11 PM

What time are you planning to get back to Lucerne ? Since you are traveling with a young daughter I figure you won't be getting back too late ! The Swiss are known for their very efficient public transportation systems so I wouldn't worry at all. I suggest that as soon as you get to Lucerne you go to an information kiosk and ask your questions to allay your concerns. If you can read German you can look at the following to find out all about public transport in Lucerne. www.vbl.ch/

Here's a map (pdf) of the system: www.vbl.ch/fileadmin/c ustomer/Billette_und_A bos/Netz-_und_Zonenplan/Agglo_L uzern_A3_quer_18_ohne_ EZ.pdf

If you find and then follow the line 20 from Luzern Bahnhof you will see that one of the stops is Zihlmattweg which is a 200 metre (3 minute) walk from your hotel (see attached). You will also note that this travel will be within the inner number 10 tariff zone.

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Slowpoke
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Apr 20, 2018 - 8:09 PM in reply to zatakiap78

<<"I also want to do Rehine Falls.">>

Why?

And, please note the spelling. It may help with the timetable, for instance.

In English, the Rhine Falls.

In German, der Rheinfall.

Slowpoke

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