I am going to Lucerne, Switzerland for a few days the end of May and would appreciate some input from the group regarding the following:
I appreciate your help!
you will have a good time in Lucerne, it is a beautiful little place.
the trains in Switzerland are very good.
the journey from Zurich airport to Lucerne is just over 1 hour.
This website will give you plenty of information for the trains:
Renaissance is a 5 minute walk from the train station.
It was a few years since we were there, but i remember this was a good trip:
Basel is also a nice place.
The Fine Art Museum was good.
Again straight forward to get there from Lucerne.
Check the SBB website above, it is around 1 hour trip also.
if you want more information I am happy to provide.
Switzerland is a beautiful country.
We have been several times and visited many places.
It is not cheap though.
It is very easy to travel by train between the cities.
On our first trip we went across from Zurich stopping at Lucerne then Bern then Lausanne and finished in Geneva.
Depending on your time frame a visit to Bern would be very good also.
Sounds like a wonderful trip! Here are a few things that might help:
For train information in CH go to fahrplan.sbb.ch
That will have schedules and costs of your train choices
Make sure you get a seat! Don't just buy a train ticket, or you could be standing the whole way! Take your seat when you get on the train. You will want to move around the car, but do keep an eye on your belongings. You will be tired and people will know you are a tourist!
Get your train tickets "Validated" before getting on the train. This may or may not be required, but some people get fined when they have not had their tickets validated.
Plan on bringing something to snack on the train. It will save you a lot of money.
Watch yourself at the airports and train stations. Higher crime there and try not to exchange money there.
A "River Town", not very attractive, but nice places to dine. Enjoy the "Trams" that will transport you around town. Do try to see the "City Hall", and the area in downtown. I used to stay at "The Europa Hotel" and it was always pleasant.
Take extra camera batteries, just in case! You don't want to miss photo opportunities.
Have a great trip, but DO expect HIGH PRICES!