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      New Year 2014/2015

      Geneva Apr 9, 2014 at 4:18 PM

      Border Swiss-France: What is the best place (city) to stay in December 31 ?
      Around Geneve and/or some french cities in the border.
      Thank you in advance.

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      Visiting Basel for one day....

      Basel Apr 3, 2014 at 9:31 AM

      I wish it were a longer stay but I will only be in this wonderful city for 1 day. What would be the best way for my husband and I to spend the day? Also, we will be staying at the Hilton, going on a viking river cruise. Any suggestions on transportation from Hilton to river would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    • Need advice on our 15 days Switzerland itinerary

      Switzerland 4 hours ago

      I had posted here earlier and had asked for help with my travel plan to Switzerland. Thanks to fellow VTs for your advice and input :) I have now worked out an itinerary which I hope you can advise on:

      Me and my husband are near 50 and are average in terms of fitness...No hiking experience, but can walk for hours with stops when travelling. No need for shopping. Museums not necessary. Love photography.
      We have purchased air tickets to arrive in Geneva on June 19 and leaving Geneva on Jul 4 and my preliminary plan is as follows:

      Jun19 arriving Geneva at 10am. Tour Geneva Old town and city. Overnight Geneva.
      Jun 20 Geneva - day trip to Annecy. Overnight Geneva
      Jun21 departing Geneva, to Strasbourg. Overnight Strasbourg.
      Jun22 departing Strasbourg mid day, to Colmar. Overnight Colmar.
      Jun23 departing Colmar, to Lucerne. City tour Lucerne. Overnight Lucerne
      Jun 24 Lucerne - golden trip to Mt Pilatus (steepest cogwheel train). Overnight Lucerne
      Jun 25 Lucerne - Engelberg and Mt Titlus (Rotair) . Overnight Lucerne
      Jun 26 Lucerne - day trip to Zurich , Rhine Falls, Schaffhausen . Overnight Lucerne
      Jun 27 depart Lucerne, to Interlaken. tour Interlaken. Overnight Interlaken
      Jun 28 Interlaken -Lake Thun/ Lake Brienz, Grindelwald or Jungfraujoch. Overnight Interlaken
      Jun 29 Interlaken -to Murren, (trail from Murren to Gimmelwald 1.5hr, tram to Stechelberg, trail towards Lauterbrunnen, halfway visit Trummelboch Falls, then postbus back to Lauterbrunnen) or Schilithorn . Overnight Interlaken
      Jun 30 Interlaken -to Zermatt, to Gornergrat. Overnight Interlaken
      Jul 1 depart Interlaken early morning, to Bern(store luggage in train station). City tour Bern. To Lausanne. Overnight Lausanne
      Jul 2 Lausanne - to Nyon, then cross the lake to Yvoire. Overnight Lausanne
      Jul 3 Lausanne- to Montreaux, Vevey. Overnight Lausanne
      Jul 4 depart Lausanne early morning - to Geneva. Flight at noon -- go home

      One of the question is: Is Strasbourg and Colmar very similar? If that's the case, should I scrape Colmar from the itinerary and add another day in Interlaken area??

      We will purchase the 15 days Swiss Pass. None of the hotel has been booked yet. We want to cover as much ground as possible while not getting too exhausted. This is a life long dream vacation to me, please advice if there are changes I should make to this plan to make it most memorable.

      Thank you very much in advance. Any advise will be most appreciated :))

    • Places to visit with family(with kids) in Geneva

      Geneva 20 hours ago

      Hi Friends.
      I am visiting Geneva with my family in coming week.
      Please enlist places (within small budget) where we should visit keeping in mind that kids d'nt like to walk.
      Is it suitable to buy Geneva Travel pass/card or weekly travel pass???
      Note: My hotel not providing the free pass as its located in french side of Geneva.
      thanks in advance

    • Geneva Attraction and cheap travel Advice PLZ

      Geneva Yesterday

      Hi. Me and my family with 2 kids (1yr and 3yrs old) visiting Gene for 4 days.
      Please advice me places to visit and cheap way of travel.
      Our stay is in Switzerland-French border (Chemin de Colovrex Ferney Voltaire, 01210 France ).
      Thanking you in advance

    • snow around mid-April near Locarno

      Locarno Apr 3, 2014 at 5:08 AM

      Where can we expect to find snow around mid-April near Locarno

    • Monte Costa or Monte Rasa or Monte Comino

      Locarno Apr 3, 2014 at 5:07 AM

      Monte Costa or Monte Rasa or Monte Comino

      which one is much better. or is it worth to see all of them in one day

    • transportation

      Saint Moritz Mar 23, 2014 at 2:12 PM

      how close is muottas muragl from st moritz

    • getting to Soazza from Merano Italy by train

      Soazza Mar 23, 2014 at 7:35 AM

      how do we do that?

    • Vegan food

      Switzerland Yesterday

      Can we get vegetarian food in Switzerland?

    • Break journey in Zurich for 4 days

      Zürich Apr 17, 2014 at 10:38 PM

      I am planning a break journey in Zurich for 4 days. How can I organize tours possibly to cover some places in Switzerland for about 2 days and possibly around Munich for 1.5 days?

    • Buses between Menaggio and Lugano

      Lugano Apr 17, 2014 at 8:32 AM

      I hope to travel from Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy to Lugano May 2014. My intention is to travel by bus. While I am aware there are buses between these destinations, I am not sure which bus service does the trips to and from Italy or where in Menaggio or Lugano the buses arrive and depart from.
      Could someone help with this information and the cost for a round trip please?
      Thank you in advance of your help.

    • where to stay near Zermatt

      Zermatt Apr 16, 2014 at 2:10 AM

      As we are fairly dependent on our car I would like to know of a nearby village that we could access by car and try to get some of the Zermatt atmosphere

    • Lay over visa

      Zürich Apr 8, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      I have to fly through zurich which is a 5 hour lay over , i would not be going outside th airport do i still need a transit visa for layovers in zurich . Im flying to India And carry a indian passport and expired US visa as my status has changed from student to working .

      Thank you


      Lugano Mar 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM

      3 adults travelling by bus to menaggio do they allow cases

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      Lugano and William Tell Express

      Lugano Mar 25, 2014 at 6:03 AM

      We have three nights in Lugano in mid-May. I had planned two days of walks and maybe a little sailing, but then noticed the William Tell Express. Would it be worth it to spend one day doing the WT as a round trip - or are the views in Lugano somewhat representative of the rest of the trip? We will be coming from Milan.
      Any extra comments or Lugano tips welcome. ps. we are not nightclubbers.


    • Free Transport Pass

      Geneva Yesterday

      Hi. I am visiting Geneva this month. I have booked hotel France (French side of Geneva (Chemin de Colovrex Ferney Voltaire, 01210 France )).
      Still I am entitle to receive free transport pass??

    • Lucerne-Murren Swiss Flexi Pass Day Travel

      Mürren Apr 18, 2014 at 10:04 AM

      Hi All,
      We are in Lucerne and travelling to Murren tomorrow. We will be staying there for 3 days. We have a Swiss Felx Pass for 4 days (non consecutive). We will be validating the pass tomorrow for our travel to Murren. I am aware that it takes around 3 hours to reach Murren from Lucerne. So if we were to make an early start around 8-9AM, then is there something we can visit tomorrow before/after checking in our Murren hotel. This will allow us to maximise the usage of our Swiss pass.
      Also, can you please advise what can we do in Murren for the other 2 days without using the Swiss pass ? For one of the days we have booked a Paragliding experience. We were were planning to hike the village of Gimmewald. Any other suggestions ?
      Appreciate your help.

    • swiss pass and tell pass comparision

      Switzerland Apr 18, 2014 at 3:27 AM

      Read about tell pass in one of the commmunications.and it can be used in lucerne region . We are a family of 4 aged 53,48,23,& 15and we will be staying in lucerne for 5 nights and want to go to mt jungfrouch Rhine falls also mt titlis and matherhorn.can all these destinations will be covered by using tell pass or swiss saver pass with one youth pass and one family card will be abetter option

    • What type of pass or card to buy

      Switzerland Apr 14, 2014 at 11:12 PM

      We are a family of four (ages : 52, 48, 21 and 15.)
      We are staying in Lucerne for 5 days.
      So what kind of pass should we opt for ? I read that kids get free travel on family card.
      What does flexi pass do ? Etc.
      All this talk about cards and pass is confusing , so could you please advice on what will be the cheapest option for us ? We are staying for a long time so we can actually cover most of it.
      Thank you

    • Andermatt or Interlaken travelling with a 6 year old and a 1.5 year old

      Andermatt Apr 8, 2014 at 5:09 AM

      we are planning to drive from Switzerland into Italy. Im not sure where to start from Andermatt or Interlaken? Im looking for scenic drives and also want to stay in either Andermatt or interlaken for few days and explore the area, visit local farms, see cheesemaking, Chocalte making etc. Anyone have expeirence in these areas? our next stop will be Lugano/Lake como after switzerland so any routes you can suggest in particular. Which area would be best for scenic drives and to stay in and for kids ?

    • suggestion for visiting Switzerland in 3-4 days

      Switzerland Apr 2, 2014 at 11:22 AM


      I will be visitng from Italy (Milan) to Zurich with my wife at may 28, 2014.
      My switzerland trip would be of 3 nights stay as follows:

      Day 1: Arrival from milan (Italy) to Zurich at 18:00 hrs by train, night stay at zurich
      Day 2: Visit to Rhine Falls and city tour in zurich, Travel to lucerne and night stay in lucerne
      Day 3: travel from lucerne to engelberg to Mt.Titlis, travel to geneva and night stay at geneva
      Day 4: city tour at Geneva and travel to france (toulon)

      Please suggest how should we plan our journey?
      1- Is it really worth to buy a Swiss pass for 3 days traveling in switzerland?
      2- or should we visit by point to point tickets of trains?
      3- where should we stay in switzerland? zurich or lucerne? we have to stay 3 nights

      if buying a pass is suitable then what other advantages can we get using these passes? advantages like visiting some other places, mountains, museums, trains etc within these 3 days?

      Also, the major attractions we would like to visit include:
      1. Rheinfalls, for which I will be staying in Zurich at night?
      2. Mount Titlis (how should i reach mount titlis from lucerne? the route, trains and tickets ?
      3. Lake Geneva

    • Wengen in the Summer

      Wengen Apr 1, 2014 at 2:21 AM

      Hi. Just a quick question. Do you think Wengen would be a good place to visit in August with a 5 and 1 year old? So sick of beach holidays and fancy trying something new this year. Thanks in advance!

    • 1 hour 45 minutes layover

      Zürich Mar 27, 2014 at 1:12 PM


      I'm travelling from NY, US to Athens,GR (I have a EU passport) with a connection flight though Zurich airport. I have 1 and 45 minutes layover. DO you think is enough, considering the fact that I'll have my 3 year old son with me?

    • Visitor Visa of Germany but Arrival to/Departure from Zurich?

      Zürich Apr 16, 2014 at 3:55 AM

      I live in Germany and invited my mother on Visitor Visa. She go the visa in Germany. As I live near to Switzerland in Germany, so it booking the flights to Zurich is more convenient for us.
      My Question is that can she arrive at Zurich and depart from Zurich though she has Visitor Visa for Germany? Or does she need to Land in Germany first?

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      by LuizaB Online Now Jul 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      Can I get a bus from Lausanne to Basel? How much can it cost me? Where can I buy tickets?

      4 Answers Jul 12, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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      Unireso Train Pass

      by CarolM47 Online Now May 14, 2013 at 10:07 AM

      I will be traveling between Vevey, Montreux, Lausanne and the Geneva Airport. I have been reading about a regional travel pass called unireso. Is that something I should consider purchasing?

      6 Answers May 14, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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      Bus Routes

      by CarolM47 Online Now May 11, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      Is there a bus route from lausanne to vevey

      5 Answers May 14, 2013 at 9:17 PM
    • Free parking at Lausanne

      by joanamopa Online Now Apr 25, 2013 at 8:11 AM


      We are considering the option to rent a car so would like to know any place to park free while visiting the city for 4 hours
      Thank you.

      2 Answers May 10, 2013 at 1:53 AM
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      A mediacal trip to Lausanne by December

      by hih1 Online Now Nov 16, 2012 at 11:53 PM


      I'd like to know which the nearest airport to Lausanne, I planed to go for a medical trip at Lausanne after 2 weeks, hope to find a good clinic and a good doctor.

      What is the cost of Swiss pass? Is it valid for train and bus all over Switzerland?

      Thank you

      7 Answers Nov 18, 2012 at 12:27 AM
    • trip to zurich, lausanne, luzerne

      by siva2012 Online Now Oct 15, 2012 at 6:30 AM

      I am first time traveller to switzerland. Coming to switzerland for official trip (18-22 Nov 2012) to Lausanne. Arriving on 16th late evening to Zurich. planning to see on 17th Nove montreux, chateau de chillion, also like to experience the beauty of swiss alps, mountains and landscape and intended reach Lausanne on 17th late evening.

      Pl. suggest me the best train, train route to get the experience of all these.

      Also between 22 - 24 th nov, planning to cover luzern and other nearby attractions, pl. advice.

      how the weather will be, advice me on the website, which gives weather forecast
      accurately, so that i can change the plan at last moment



      3 Answers Oct 15, 2012 at 11:14 PM
    • Train trip from Paris to Switzerland

      by katlauro Online Now Jul 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

      Wanting to know what the train trip from Paris to Switzerland is like and what to see - should we stop and get out along the way etc..

      2 Answers Aug 19, 2012 at 9:26 AM
    • Gymnaestrada 2011

      by Pompidog Online Now Apr 26, 2011 at 6:56 PM

      Bon jour. I am attending the 2011 Gymnaestrada in July this year and would like to know if there is a bus from College Grand Pont to the rail statioin? I will be traveling to Paris after the event and would like to know if I can take the bus to the station or, just take a taxi. Your town looks really beautiful and, I look forward to my time there.

      1 Answer Apr 26, 2011 at 11:23 PM
    • Moving to Lausanne in January

      by eeuzc Online Now Oct 23, 2010 at 5:33 AM

      I will be moving to Lausanne in January 2011 for doctoral studies at UNIL. Since I will be travelling to Europe for the first time, and that too bang in the middle of the winter I needed some tips on the climate during this time and the clothing I should carry. Moreover, I am coming from India, so I expect a vast change in the temperature I will experience (25deg C in mumbai to about 4deg C in lausanne).

      I am planning to buy a thick jacket or coat and warm sweater (the best I can get here) and do more shopping there if needed so that I dont need to carry a lot luggage. Where can I get winter clothing in Lausanne at low prices, and what would generally be the price range in CHF?

      I look forward to having a great time in Lausanne and Europe!

      4 Answers Oct 23, 2010 at 10:05 AM
    • speaking english in lausanne?

      by ACtravel Online Now Sep 23, 2010 at 1:44 PM

      Hi everyone

      Lausanne looks like such a great place! But if I was to live there, would I need to learn French? Do many of the locals speak English? Id love to learn French anyway but not sure how easy it would be to get by with only english


      2 Answers Sep 23, 2010 at 3:43 PM
    • Paris to Lausanne

      by bluelamp Online Now May 17, 2010 at 4:41 PM


      I want to travel from Paris to Lausanne by an overnight coach. Can anyone please recommend me any coach other than Eurolines?


      4 Answers May 19, 2010 at 2:20 PM
    • Boutiques

      by sroger815 Online Now Apr 14, 2010 at 2:10 AM

      Please could you let us know the name of the boutique that was called something like Candra Andra and also the large department store beginning with M. Forget so soon and wanted to follow up on web site

      2 Answers Apr 14, 2010 at 4:20 AM
    • An evening and morning in Lausanne

      by PughM Online Now Feb 21, 2010 at 3:40 AM

      I am in Lausanne for just the evening of 25th Fenruary and the following morning of the 26th. I want to see as much as ossible during this time. How can I do this best. Are there any short Lake Geneva trips I can squeeze in? Are there any tours I can join?.I only speak English and limited French - is it easy to get around. Would be grateful for your help.
      Kind Regards

      1 Answer Feb 21, 2010 at 4:10 AM
    • Lausanne To Paris-TGV Reservation

      by Pareshp Online Now Feb 20, 2010 at 9:03 AM

      I am about to buy the TGV reservation (pass holder -I will have eurorail pass) for my journey from lausanne to paris. i am going to do that from However i am facing one problem. web site says '1st class Pass 1','1st class Pass 2' etc.I am not sure what is Pass 1 or pass 2 means?
      Could you please advice.

      7 Answers Feb 21, 2010 at 6:26 AM
    • Arriving in Lausanne in March 1st week. best options to cover nearby places in 3-4 days

      by mng123 Online Now Feb 15, 2010 at 11:42 AM

      We will be flying in & out of Zurich in March and will be travelling to Lausanne for work. We have 3-4 days of sightseeing and were wondering which are the places we could cover during this time.
      Our 1st cut for the list included Interlaken, Jungfrau, Lucerne.
      Given the winter season, would these places be feasible for 3 days sightseeing in March? Will it be too cold??

      Thanks a ton, Eagerly looking forward for suggestions.

      2 Answers Feb 16, 2010 at 12:58 PM
    • What's fun to do in winter?

      by lovan23 Online Now Dec 9, 2009 at 6:22 AM

      Hey everybody!
      Can someone tell me what's nice to do in winter(coming in at the end of december for 2 to 3weeks)..??
      and ofcourse according to the weather what can u recommend me?

      2 Answers Dec 14, 2009 at 9:55 AM
    • What is the best way to go from Morzine to Lausanne?

      by pol123 Online Now Nov 11, 2009 at 10:24 AM

      I have a car, is it better to go by train from Cluses, is this quick/cheap, or take the car.


    • Parking outside Lausanne

      by debintrepid Online Now Jun 30, 2009 at 8:02 AM

      We will be meeting friends for one night in Lausanne. Research indicates that Lausanne is not car friendly, so we'd hope to leave the hired care somewhere safe and travel into town and our hotel by public transport. It's all new to us, so any suggestions - parking in suburbs, nearby towns, etc - as to where we could leave the car without it all ending in tears would be much appreciated. Thanks.

      1 Answer Jul 12, 2009 at 10:24 AM
    • Parking outside Lausanne

      by debintrepid Online Now Jun 30, 2009 at 7:48 AM

      We will be meeting friends for one night in Lausanne. We'd hope to leave the hired care somewhere safe and travel into town and our hotel by public transport. Research indicates that Lausanne is not car friendly, and I've a few too many hysterical dinner-time stories already about car parking and the extraordinary things it does to blood pressure and to normally polite people's language. Any suggestions - parking garages in suburbs, nearby towns, etc - as to where we could leave the car without it turning into mayhem would be much appreciated. Thanks.

    • Getting to Lausanne

      by crystalxie Online Now Jun 8, 2009 at 1:05 AM

      I am planning to leave China for Lausanne. Unfortunately, these is no direct flight to Launsanne. So I will flight to Zurich instead then to Lausanne by direct or intercity train. My question is how can i get to the Zurich Railway Station(is it called Zurich HB?) from Zurich Airport? iI this is the case,how long does it take from Zurich to Lausanne and how to book the ticket? Many thanks in advance

      5 Answers Oct 10, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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      Any gameboard shop?

      by gOdOtPm Online Now Aug 1, 2008 at 11:21 AM

      Does anyone know if there's any gameboard/jeux de plateau shop in Lausanne?
      Thank you very much!

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      Luggage Storage Near CGN Ferry?

      by SurfaceTravel Online Now Mar 17, 2008 at 9:44 PM

      We're probably going to take the train from Montreux to Lausanne, and then a taxi (to carry our bag) down to the port to store our bag near the ferry. Is there a place at or near the CGN ferry to store luggage? It would be for a few hours mid-morning on a Monday in April.

      1 Answer Apr 24, 2008 at 9:16 AM
    • Things to do in Lausanne

      by AussieTravellers Online Now Feb 8, 2008 at 5:28 PM

      Apart from the lake, what else is there of interest or a "must see" in Lausanne?

      6 Answers Feb 19, 2008 at 5:40 AM
    • Area of hotel

      by StefNg Online Now Jan 7, 2008 at 4:29 AM

      Hi, I'll be staying at hotel Lausanne Palace and would like to find out how enar is the hotel to the city area of the shopping streets. Thanks.

      1 Answer Jan 8, 2008 at 6:42 AM
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      travel to Lausanne

      by bluejaxx Online Now Jan 5, 2008 at 7:23 PM

      Is there a train station in Lausanne? I am planning to visit friends of the family in autumn of this year and want to know if I can take a train there, or have to fly to Geneva.If anyone has taken a train from Italy (possibley Rome) to Lausanne or Geneva, how much does it cost?

      5 Answers Jan 8, 2008 at 6:44 AM
    • Happy New Year in Lausanne!

      by CanadaEngineer Online Now Dec 23, 2007 at 1:44 AM

      Hello everyone,

      I will be in Lausanne on New Year's eve and was wondering about the best place to go to celebrate. I am hoping for a nice dinner followed by dancing. Any recommendations?

      Thanks in advance for your help and happy New Year to all!



      1 Answer Dec 30, 2007 at 9:56 AM
    • Club LE TIFFANY

      by kavudaboy Online Now Nov 17, 2007 at 8:55 AM

      Could any one tell me what kind of club this is. and post some pics of it if anyone has


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      ABC department store in Lausanne

      by montrealsky Online Now Oct 20, 2007 at 6:57 PM


      7 yrs ago, we lived for aprox. 6 months in Lausanne.

      I remember a department store, not very fancy, named ABC in the centre-ville.

      I still have some of the merchandise we bought there in very good quality, despite all the wear-and-tear ...

      As we plan to visit Lausanne next summer, could anyone please let me know if that store still exists, and if so, provide me with a link ...

      Many thanks in advance,

      1 Answer Oct 21, 2007 at 1:18 PM
    • Swiss Pass, Tell Pass or Individual Tickets?

      by cc8 Online Now Sep 13, 2007 at 8:12 AM

      With so many transportation options available, I need some advice on which I should go for while in Switzerland based on this tentative plan :

      1) Land in Zurich, take train from Zurich to Lausanne.
      2) Stay in Lausanne for 3 days, visit nearby areas such as Ouchy, Olympic museum, Musée de l'Elysée, St. Francois, Cathedral or possibly further to Chateau de Chillion, Cully and Nyon
      3) Train from Lausanne to Interlaken (Stay 4 nites), visit areas around Interlaken and Lucerne
      4) Train from Interlaken to Zurich for return flight back to Malaysia

      Based on this, should I go for the 8 day Swiss Pass, or Tell Pass, or just buy individual tickets? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2007 at 5:43 PM
    • Which area to stay in after Lausanne if flying off from Zurich?

      by cc8 Online Now Sep 7, 2007 at 6:43 AM

      We will be staying in Lausanne for about 3 days, then have another 3 days in Switzerland before flying off to Malaysia from Zurich. Would it be better to stay on in Lausanne and travel to other parts by train over the 3 days, or move to another area (nearer Zurich) for the last 3 days?

      Which area would one recommend? Lucerne, Interlaken are some areas that we are considering, or even Zurich itself.

      4 Answers Sep 8, 2007 at 1:19 PM