Working on your next set of days after Luzern-
<<"May 16th –leave for Montreux 3 nights May 16, 17, 18, Tourist office –can give specialized map that identifies the route and cellars open for tastings. – can walk or bike along the wine trail –download –montreuxriviera.com cycle path that hugs the side of the lake to Chilon and beyond. best way to see this area --You can take the bikes on the ferries, say to Morges, then cycle on the lake path to Lausanne.** lakeside flower trail is a must from montreux to chateau de chillon
Lausanne's must-do and see is the Olympic-Museum and the cathedral
Montreux's is the Chateau de Chillon and the scenic train up to "Rochers-de-Naye"
Montreux or Vevey offer several sweet easy day trips - again boat rides are nice on the lake and places like Gruyeres and the Broc Nestle Chocolate Factory In Lausanne, be sure to take the classic boat tour of Lake Geneva - to route. ">>
That all sounds good. Lake Boat tours are time consuming.
Look at the time table and a map.The French village of Yvoire is full of flowers and very nice to walk around. Access via a boat.
<<", Fluelen and back from there by train - part of the William Tell scenic train (and boat)">>
You seem to have misplaced this line. The Wilhem Tell Express runs between Luzern/Füuelen/Lugano or Locarno, including a boat ride the full lengtgh of Lake Luzern and the scenic rail route over the Gotthard Pass. It probably is impsosible to fit that in one day without an extremely late return if you really mean it. And, you don't want long days on the train(s) .
If you meant to include that as part of your days in Luzern, then , instead, I'd take the train to Füelen from Luzern, ride the boat back to Brunnen, and catch a train back to Luzern. That covers the territory to be mentioned in the coming post ( real soon now) about the Swiss Path. Variopus other boat stops also connect with land-based publict ransport, mostly busses, which can get back to Luzern via various routes, including portions on trains.
<<"mentioned Cathedral de Notre Dame –Switzerland’s largest church Arrange walking tour led by historian in Lausanne
Lake Geneva – Easy to moderate hike – The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces 6.75 miles
Old Town Wineries – see page for winery tour Gruyeres –see castle Chocolate Excursion train to the Cailler factory in Broc – to ensure a tour with English commentary, reserve in advance. Think I read somewhere does this not run in May??">>
Don't know. My guess is that the Cailler factory tours ( in Broc, if i recall correctly) would run all year.
Here is the link for the train - it seems to run from May to October, only on certain days of the week..
Cost is only partly covered by the Swiss Travel Pass.
www.goldenpass.ch/asse ts/media/offer/Offre_T rain_du_chocolat/Train _du_Chocolat_2015.pdf
www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/reservations -for-chocolate-train-and-golden-pass-1
You can check the timetable for your desired date, whether the Chocolate Train is running or not.. The end station for the factory is Broc-Fabrique. It is about a 2 hour train ride one way from Montreux. Does that exceed your time limits?
<<"Basel – Old Town ">>
How did Basel get in the list? Certainly accessible from Montreux or Luzern. Do you plan to visit there?
<<"5-19 Leave for Berner Oberland – go through Bern--Bern -- on the way to B Oberland (go to Bear Park and Grandson Castle) Kandersteg, -- mountaincoaster! TAKE THE GOLDEN PASS?? FROM LAUSANNE TO BERNER OBERLAND">>
On the Way from Bern to the Berner Oberland you do not pass through Kandersteg.
From Montreux to the BO it is possible to go via Martigny/ Brig/ Kandersteg/ Spiez/ Interlaken/ Wengen.
Not a bad ride.Almost 4 hours, including the fast and boring new "basis tunnel" from Brig/Visp to Spiez. Add something less than an hour to include the older, very scenic upper route via Kandersteg ( beetween Brig and Spiez.)
Many people in deed prefer the "Golden Pass Route- Montreux/ Zweisimmen/Spiez/ Interlaken/ Wengen.
Four hours to 4 hours 45 minutes. Certain trains have special cars, requiring reservations.
Fastest route is Montreux/Bern/ Spiez/ Interlaken/Wengen....3 1/2 hours.
If you have taken the Chocolate train already or traveled that scenic stretch above Montreux already, the route through Bern could be considered for relatively greater speed.
Force through Zweisimmen in the timetable. The first part overlaps the Chocolate train route.
Grandson is on Lac Neuchatel. Certainly accessible from Montreux, 1 hour to 1 hour 13 minutes. Not in Bern or on a direct route to Bern or the BO.. Look at the timetable, select any particular journey for the route, and open the map from the footnotes.
Castle looks nice....but I am uncertain whether it would deserve a detour. Depends if you like castles, i guess.
Could be part of a day trip from Montreux, including Bern......about 1 hr 20 minutes, +/-, Grandson to Bern, then another hour and one half from Bern to Montreux.
Breaks up the train rides into smaller sections....