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Switzerland #257204
06/03/2021 06:27 PM
06/03/2021 06:27 PM
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Schenectady, NY
kenmoore Offline OP
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My wife and I are planning a Rhine River cruise next year starting at Basel, Switzerland. We want to spend about 5 days before the cruise in the western half of Switzerland. Any suggestions? We are tentatively using Lucerne as our base for day trips around that areas.Any suggestions or recommendations?

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Re: Switzerland [Re: kenmoore] #257207
06/03/2021 07:32 PM
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What are your interests? Lakes, mountains, hiking?

Re: Switzerland [Re: kenmoore] #257216
06/03/2021 10:31 PM
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Great Trip

We used AMA Waterways and were very pleased!
We stayed in Basel for 2 /12 days before we got on the boat.
Nice town!
One of the days we took the train over to Colmar France and loved it.
Easy and Cheap - Make sure you board the train at the French Station. (check out blog)
It may be a stop on our boat

We were in a Christmas Market Trip and had a very nice time. Temperatures did not slow us down.
Here is a link to our blog: Christmas Market Cruise on the Rhine

Highly recommend the Hotel Merian on the Rhine... Easy walk to where the river cruises board.


Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Re: Switzerland [Re: TomB] #257222
06/04/2021 06:02 AM
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One of our most memorable trips included Lauterbrunnen. The valley, waterfalls and the peaks are amazing, I can still hear the cow bells in the fields. Not sure if you would drive or train?, quick google shows just over an hour by car and over 2 by train. basically you would get to Interlaken, then up the valley to Lauterbrunnen. From there I'd continue up via mountain train to Grimmelwald, Murren and a gondola all the way to the Schilthorn Piz Gloria!

Re: Switzerland [Re: kenmoore] #258050
06/12/2021 02:45 PM
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I second what Beerman said! We did a Rhine River cruise out of Basel two years ago, and spent three days before the trip in Wengen, just up the mountain from Lauterbrunnen. It was an amazing trip! We traveled the entire area by train, gondola, tram and funicular, including Murren, Piz Gloria, Mannlichen and the Jungfrau.

Re: Switzerland [Re: kenmoore] #258366
06/15/2021 08:46 PM
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I third what Beerman said. Great trip all around.

Ellen

Re: Switzerland [Re: kenmoore] #259335
06/26/2021 05:11 PM
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Schenectady, NY
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Thanks. Looks line we need to put Lauterbrunnen, then continuing up via mountain train to Grimmelwald, Murren and a gondola all the way to the Schilthorn Piz Gloria!. Would you consider this a day trip or would you recvommend spending the night near there.

Re: Switzerland [Re: kenmoore] #259383
06/27/2021 04:59 PM
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Spend at least the night.

One side of the valley is Murren and Schilthorn. The other side is Jungfrau.

Both sides deserve a visit. And the valley is pretty too. Lots of waterfalls.

I think we stayed 3 or 4 nights in Murren. Just loved it.

Ellen


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