May 27, 2014 - 2:46 PM
in reply to CambridgeWI
Thanks for posting here, and for your profile picture. I have always found those US double deck trains really beautiful, but never had the chance to travel with them.
The Pilatus can normally be visited by cable car in March too, but in 2015 it will be upgraded so unfortunately it is indeed closed. The cogwheel train to the summit will not be operating until May either. If you like trains, the journey by train up the Rigi is really nice, and free with a Swiss Pass. Other suggestions are listed here.
My suggestion is to travel from Lucerne to Zermatt like this:
- Golden Pass route to Interlaken;
- Train to Spiez;
- Local train via Kandersteg and Goppenstein to Brig (not the long, fast tunnel to Visp);
- Train to Zermatt.
It's too bad you only have one night in Zermatt. There's so much to see there, but time and good weather is required to fully enjoy it.
A 4-day Swiss Saver Pass may fit your plans. It covers the whole trip as suggested above for free. The same goes for the Rigi trip and the train from the airport to Lucerne. There's nothing to book, except for the pass. Just board any train you like. How to choose a pass is explained here. Hotels can be found here.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:53 PM by Arno