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    • Zurich area getaway

      Zürich Dec 3, 2016 at 1:13 PM

      Hi Everyone

      My husband and I will this year spend Christmas in Zurich. After Christmas we would like to spend 2-3 days near Zurich enjoying the beautiful Swiss nature, before departing from Zurich airport on December 29.

      We are looking for something in the mountain where we can enjoy the picturesque landscape and the snow. We don't ski but we would like to be able to go for some walks and enjoy the nature.
      We are therefore looking for some advise of which areas we should look for and might even a hotel recommendation?
      We would prefer a nice small hotel in the nature, maybe even with a spa where we can relax.
      Our budget is somewhere around CHF 150-300 per night.

      /Janet

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    • Zurich on Christmas Eve

      Zürich Nov 28, 2016 at 8:04 AM

      Hi, just posted this in the Lucerne forum, but since we are spending Christmas Eve in Zurich I thought it should be posted in Zurich's forum. Thank you in advance for your suggestions!

      I am a mom traveling with my three kids, ages 17, 19 and 20. The plan is to take a train from Munich on Wednesday, December 21, arriving in Lucerne at 6 pm. We have a tentative hotel reservation at Hotels Des Alps, but can still cancel with no penalty if anyone had a better suggestion.
      I am slightly overwhelmed at the various options of things to do, and really want this to be an unforgettable experience for the kids. I keep looking at various tours from Viator and other companies to Mt Titlus and Mt Pilatus, but it is still not clear to me which of those two would be more enjoyable for my teen/adult kids.
      We need to end up in Zurich and spend the night there on the night of December 24, Christmas Eve, so that I can take a 7am flight out of Zurich to Barcelona on Christmas morning.

      So here are my questions:
      1. Is Hotel Des Alpes in Lucerne a decent hotel in a good location to use as a base for a two days?
      Just thinking one day trip to either Mt. Titlus or Mt. Pilatus, and the other day spent exploring old town in Lucerne.
      Would love suggestions for a restaurant in Lucerne for a nice dinner.

      2. What trip from Lucerne would be a better experience, Mt Pilatus or Mt Titlus?
      Should we book a tour with a company or just figure out how to get there on our own? We would do this on either Thursday 12/22 or Friday 12/23 so I am assuming the restaurants and other attractions at the top would not be closed.

      3. On the morning of Christmas Eve we will take a train from Lucerne to Zurich. So with just one day in Zurich, can anyone suggest what area to stay in and what to do...as in is there a good guided tour of Zurich that would last a few hours, or are we better off just picking a nice hotel in a walkable area and exploring that on our own. Are most of the shops and restaurants closed on Christmas Eve? I would actually like to stay in a nice hotel since it is Christmas Eve, and would love restaurant suggestions for a very nice Christmas Eve dinner in Zurich. So I would love hotel and restaurant and things to do in one day, please.

      I know this a lot to ask but it is getting close and I need help and need to get these thing booked.
      Thank you very much!

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    • Lucerne and Zurich from December 21 to 25

      Lucerne Nov 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM

      I am a mom traveling with my three kids, ages 17, 19 and 20. The plan is to take a train from Munich on Wednesday, December 21, arriving in Lucerne at 6 pm. We have a tentative hotel reservation at Hotels Des Alps, but can still cancel with no penalty if anyone had a better suggestion.
      I am slightly overwhelmed at the various options of things to do, and really want this to be an unforgettable experience for the kids. I keep looking at various tours from Viator and other companies to Mt Titlus and Mt Pilatus, but it is still not clear to me which of those two would be more enjoyable for my teen/adult kids.
      We need to end up in Zurich and spend the night there on the night of December 24, Christmas Eve, so that I can take a 7am flight out of Zurich to Barcelona on Christmas morning.

      So here are my questions:
      1. Is Hotel Des Alpes in Lucerne a decent hotel in a good location to use as a base for a two days?
      Just thinking one day trip to either Mt. Titlus or Mt. Pilatus, and the other day spent exploring old town in Lucerne.
      Would love suggestions for a restaurant in Lucerne for a nice dinner.

      2. What trip from Lucerne would be a better experience, Mt Pilatus or Mt Titlus?
      Should we book a tour with a company or just figure out how to get there on our own? We would do this on either Thursday 12/22 or Friday 12/23 so I am assuming the restaurants and other attractions at the top would not be closed.

      3. On the morning of Christmas Eve we will take a train from Lucerne to Zurich. So with just one day in Zurich, can anyone suggest what area to stay in and what to do...as in is there a good guided tour of Zurich that would last a few hours, or are we better off just picking a nice hotel in a walkable area and exploring that on our own. Are most of the shops and restaurants closed on Christmas Eve? I would actually like to stay in a nice hotel since it is Christmas Eve, and would love restaurant suggestions for a very nice Christmas Eve dinner in Zurich. So I would love hotel and restaurant and things to do in one day, please.

      I know this a lot to ask but it is getting close and I need help and need to get these thing booked.
      Thank you very much!

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    • Christmas Eve Mass, Dinner, Hotel in Zurich

      Zürich Dec 4, 2016 at 1:18 PM

      Thank you for those who had advice about Christmas Eve in Zurich.
      So just a few more questions...

      1. I can't seem to find info online about a mass on Christmas Eve. We are Catholic and only speak English, but would be fine attending any denomination church service on Christmas Eve that is not in English. Perhaps some singing, or a midnight mass, I just need help finding any info.

      2. We arrive at 11 am in Zurich, by train from Lucerne. Will be flying out of Zurich at 7 am on Christmas morning.
      I want Christmas Eve to feel like the most special day of our trip, and therefore this is not a budget day. So I have looked at many hotels, and have narrowed it down to
      Hotel St. Gotthard,
      Hotel Arlene Bein Hauptbahnhof,
      Hotel Bristol,
      Zurich Marriott and
      Dolder Grand.

      Any input or suggestions about which to choose for one night would be appreciated.

      3. I am wondering if all of the shops and restaurants on the shopping streets and old town will be closed since Christmas Eve is a day for families to be together at home?

      4. What restaurant would have a very nice dinner on Christmas Eve?

      With just one short day in Zurich, and trying to fit in a nice dinner and mass, and a little walking around town shopping, I am having a very hard time narrowing down where to stay and to have dinner on Christmas Eve.

      Thank you for suggestions in advance!

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    • things to do

      Lucerne Dec 4, 2016 at 9:51 AM

      Can anyone give me a travel trip like what things to do in Luzern?

      - Recommend restaurants

      - Nice budget hotel

      - Etc.

       

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      Train to Zermatt

      Geneva Nov 26, 2016 at 9:11 AM

      I am taking the train from the Geneva to Zermatt. The Switzerland train website indicates that luggage needs to be dropped off at the Geneva, Switzerland train station the night before. Am I reading that correctly?

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    • Contact a souvenir shop

      Zermatt Nov 11, 2016 at 9:56 AM

      How can I get in touch with Hanny's Boutique? I am trying to buy a silver matterhorn charm.

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    • Base suggestions for a trip to Switzerland

      Switzerland Dec 6, 2016 at 10:15 PM

      I will be in Switzerland in May for about 8, 9 days. I was thinking of staying in 2 places and doing day trips from there. It seems that Lucerne and Bern are good choices. Comments and suggestions are welcome. The main purpose of the trip is the usual - Alps, lakes, lush valleys, etc.
      Can someone also tell me about the Swiss card. I will be using trains for all my trips in the country.
      Thank you

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    • where to propose in lugano?

      by donweston Online Now Jul 25, 2015 at 6:57 AM

      Staying at the Villa Sassa in Lugano and need to quickly discover a romantic secluded place to propose, she has already warned me never to do this in a restaurant or in front of other people hence the secluded requirement.
      I went into town down by the lake today and thought that i would discover somewhere appropriate and I have not.... any recommendations?

      3 Answers Jul 25, 2015 at 11:37 PM
    • Train to Venice from Lugano

      by monaK Online Now Mar 23, 2015 at 3:58 AM

      is lugano in Switzerland? Will I find a train to Venice?

      5 Answers Mar 23, 2015 at 5:53 AM
    • Wine tasting

      by vsh84 Online Now Feb 8, 2015 at 8:23 PM

      Hey! I will be visiting Lugano in early April and wanted to do a wine tasting or wine tour. Any recommendations?

      1 Answer Feb 9, 2015 at 5:32 AM
    • Minivan or taxi service available from Lugano to Menaggio, Italy?

      by NanaPat Online Now Jan 1, 2015 at 7:24 PM

      We are 4 senior citizens planning a trip in Fall 2015. Are there any minivans or large taxis for hire to drive us from Lugano to Menaggio, Italy. We just don't want the hassle of luggage etc. What are good wweb sites for this information. I could not seem to find anything through general Google search. Thanks NanaPat

    • Da Lugano a malpensa

      by Mertziotis Online Now Sep 13, 2014 at 9:06 AM

      Da dove si parte da Lugano per malpensa in 3 Gennaio 2015 ?
      Ogni quanto?
      Quanto tempo si mette?
      Quanto costa il biglietto?

      Grazie

      5 Answers Sep 13, 2014 at 2:11 PM
    • Lugano Train station to Agno airport.

      by Bimalaggarwal Online Now Jul 2, 2014 at 2:25 PM

      My friends will travel from Milan to Lugano Railway station. From there , they will need to go to the Agno Airport to catch a flight. Since they will have quite some luggage, would you recommend them to take a Taxi, or the FLP train till Agno station?
      - How much should a taxi cost from Lugano station to the Agno Airport?
      - If they travel by train, would it be easy to go to the airport from Agno station with all the luggage by foot or by taxi?

      Thank you for a quick answer.

      3 Answers Jul 3, 2014 at 4:20 AM
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      Train Travel Lugano to St Moritz, Glacier Express to Zermatt, the Geneva?

      by Mikebb Online Now May 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM

      I have just found out how to travel from Rome to Lugano by train. I actually wish to travel to Saint Moritz for an overnight stay before travelling on the Glacier Express train to Zermatt for 2 night stay and then train to Montreau or Geneva ( maybe overnight stay and then train to Paris.

      Would Swiss Rail Pass - 3 days be the best for:
      - Lugano to Saint Moritz

      - St Moritz to Zermatt on the Glacier Express

      - Zermatt to Geneva

      - Would there be any additional payment when the Swiss Card is used for the glacier Express?

      - Is 2 nights essential in Zermatt?

      - Any recommendations for good accommodation with bathroom (3 star min) and close to rail station for Lugano, St Moritz, Zermatt, and Geneva

      Train To Paris.
      Will the Swiss Card cover this trip or should I book through the French Rail System? Have travelled previously Paris to Basel.

      Appreciate all advice.

      9 Answers Aug 11, 2014 at 6:17 AM
    • Lake Lugano road bike rentals

      by ronitj Online Now May 3, 2014 at 7:12 PM

      Are there any places to rent road bikes in Lake lugano?

      1 Answer May 4, 2014 at 12:02 AM
    • Buses between Menaggio and Lugano

      by Usernameisnotavailab Online Now 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.
      Judith

      2 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 8:55 AM
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      by maxmanning Online Now Mar 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM

      3 adults travelling by bus to menaggio do they allow cases

      1 Answer Apr 20, 2014 at 6:28 AM
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      Lugano and William Tell Express

      by nomad7890 Online Now 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.

      Thanks

      2 Answers Mar 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM
    • Lugano on a Sunday in May

      by nilsastettler Online Now Mar 20, 2014 at 11:36 PM

      We are 3 women freinds meeting after 7 years apart. Arrive sunday mid-morning by train and leave monday afternoon. On a budget for hotel and don't like hughe business like hotels but would like breakfast on Monday. Spa life makes talking and sharing hard so that's out. Brunch in a lovely Restaurant on Sunday is a must. With nice weather the Park Civico or Mont Bre? Boat ride? Any Museums open on Sunday? We are all different when it comes to sport levels so hiking is out. Shopping on Monday what else?
      Any suggestions on hotels, activities etc?

      1 Answer Mar 21, 2014 at 4:09 AM
    • Lugano or zurich

      by Nidhiarpit Online Now Aug 18, 2013 at 1:29 AM

      Going from st.moritz to Venice should I stay at Zurich or Lugano?

      3 Answers Aug 19, 2013 at 3:13 AM
    • Lugano or zurich

      by Nidhiarpit Online Now Aug 18, 2013 at 1:28 AM

      Going from st.moritz to Venice should I stay at Zurich or Lugano?

      3 Answers Aug 19, 2013 at 3:03 AM
    • Activities in lugano

      by Senyor Online Now Aug 4, 2013 at 7:58 PM

      Hi
      What activities I could do in lugano &
      Is there any sky diving or bungee jump places that I could go too?

      3 Answers Aug 5, 2013 at 3:49 AM
    • 3 days to spend in Lugano

      by hptraveller Online Now Jul 28, 2013 at 6:52 AM

      We are visiting Lugano for 3 days from August 5th 2013.We like cycling and sailing and some walking & art or museums but also want to rest & read books etc. Could you suggest an itinerary? Can we hire bikes & a sailing boat on the lake? We are staying in Lugano itself.
      Many thanks
      HP

      1 Answer Jul 28, 2013 at 8:08 AM
    • What is the best (nicest) driving route from Flims, Switzerland to Lugano?

      by Michalisr Online Now Jul 7, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      Hi,
      I will be in Flims at the end of july and will drive from there to Lugano. I would like to hear your opinion and know what is the nicest driving route that I should use?

      Thanks=)

      3 Answers Jul 8, 2013 at 4:23 AM
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      Best connection between Milan (Malpensa) and Lugano?

      by maria_hz Online Now Apr 9, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      Going to Lugano in June, and the best option seems a flight into Milan/Malpensa. Now I am wondering about the best way to get from the airport to Lugano, and back again. Are there any buses or trains that operate between the airport and Lugano? How about prices? Can I buy tickets in advance? Websites in English?
      Thanks a million in advance!

      9 Answers Apr 12, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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      Day trip to Lugano

      by omaralonsouy Online Now Oct 19, 2012 at 10:38 AM

      Hello all,

      I will visit Lugano on 29 October (monday), from 10 am to 7 pm. Will be traveling by train from Milan. Would like some advice on things to do in the city and surroundings. Unfortunately I noticed that the Bernina Express Rail Tour is not available on mondays. Is there another tour I can make in order to see nice mountain views?
      Best,
      Omar

      4 Answers Oct 20, 2012 at 12:28 AM
    • Speciality

      by kkcandle Online Now Aug 26, 2012 at 7:26 AM

      Could someone tell me what's the speciality of Lugano please?
      kkcandle

      3 Answers Aug 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM
    • Flea Market in Lugano

      by kkcandle Online Now Aug 26, 2012 at 6:58 AM

      Could someone tell me is there any interesting flea market in Lugano please?
      I know the Luino flea market is on Wednesday but our visit will be from Friday to Sunday, leaving Monday, therefore I would really appreciate if someone could tell me where to visit the flea market.
      kkcandle

      2 Answers Aug 27, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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      Horseback Riding in Lugano??

      by angela6571 Online Now Apr 25, 2012 at 8:35 AM

      One of my travel companions is looking to do some horseback riding while we are in Switzerland. Does anyone know if there are any outfitters in Lugano?
      Thanks!

      4 Answers Apr 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM
    • Best way from lugano to brig ?

      by Naamanm Online Now Apr 11, 2012 at 10:35 PM

      Dear sirs
      On May 3 , my wife & me are expected to be in Lugano,
      We need to get some time after noon (night) to Brig to sleep over the night, in order to get in the morning (May 4 - 10:18 am) on the Glacer Expres, heading towrd Chur.
      We have no car, so I' d like to get your deatailed advice about the best & fast way to get from Lugano to Brig ?!
      Thanks in advance
      Meir Naaman

      2 Answers Apr 17, 2012 at 5:19 AM
    • visa

      by seeingnewplaces Online Now Apr 1, 2012 at 2:47 AM

      I would like to visit today April 1 2012 do I need a visa?

      2 Answers Apr 1, 2012 at 3:12 AM
    • visa

      by seeingnewplaces Online Now Apr 1, 2012 at 2:47 AM

      I would like to visit today April 1 2012 do I need a visa?

      1 Answer Apr 1, 2012 at 3:11 AM
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      Currency

      by swisstone Online Now Oct 7, 2011 at 6:10 AM

      Hi,
      I am visiting Italy next week and there is an included day trip to Lugano.
      My question is should I get some swiss francs? Or do the Restaurants/cafes/shops accept euros? For just a single day trip I really do not know how much I would need? (Or if not to bother if they accept euros?)
      I would only need to buy lunch and a couple of beers/coffees!
      Any advice greatly accepted.

      Thanks,
      Tony

      4 Answers Oct 7, 2011 at 5:20 PM
    • transport ot san mamete valsoda

      by renafairbrother Online Now Aug 8, 2011 at 9:52 AM

      does anyone know how i get from lugano to San mamete by bus please

      thanks

      R

      2 Answers Aug 8, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    • Reply please

      by sunildalal Online Now Feb 22, 2011 at 4:14 AM

      Is international Baggage allowed in trains or planes at lugano ?

      1 Answer Feb 23, 2011 at 8:31 AM
    • Toilets in Bus Operating from Malpensa-Lugano v.v.

      by liebepoli Online Now Feb 16, 2011 at 1:55 AM

      Hi,

      I will be traveling with my 4 years old daughter from Malpensa to Lugano, therefore, I would like to ask, whether there are toilets in the buses operating from Malpensa to Lugano? If yes, are the toilets usable?
      Thank you.

      2 Answers Feb 16, 2011 at 9:01 AM
    • travel from Lugano to Interlaken, Luzern, Zurich & back

      by shantanu.roy Online Now Nov 8, 2010 at 9:21 AM

      Hi,

      I will be travelling with my wife and kid from Lugano to Interlaken, stay there for 2 nights and then travel to Luzern, stay there for 2 nights, proceed to Zurich & Schaffhausen and return back to Lugano. I wish to know if it makes sense to rent a car or travel by train across Switzerland to visit these places. Please advise if it is safe to travel by car and are the roads very steep and dangerous.

      13 Answers Nov 12, 2010 at 9:59 AM