$2,895 per person, double occupancy
May 1 – October 15* — 2015 and 2016
LAND ONLY (airfare NOT included)
Fly into Zurich and out of Paris
* Prices are for travel which begins and ends within dates shown.
As to the need for managing schedules on this itinerary, it mostly comes down to whether you choose to do the mountain trips at Lucerne, which are certainly optional. Going up to Mount Pilatus requires taking a train or boat to reach a rack railway that goes up one side of the mountain, then coming back down on a combination of gondola and cablecar. At Mount Rigi, you take a train to reach another rack railway up one side of the mountain, then take a different rack railway, or a gondola, down the other side, where you catch a boat on the lake back to Lucerne. For most people, that all amounts to a fun day trip, but it does take effort to manage the schedules and find your way around. The people at the tourist office in Lucerne, at the main station, can show you the details.
This itinerary can be expanded to be part of a larger trip. You can tie into Italy by train between Lucerne and either Lake Como or Milan, so you can start or finish your trip in Italy.
You can also extend the itinerary from Paris into Belgium at Bruges, flying out of the airport at Brussels.
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