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48 Hours In: Lucerne, Switzerland

48 Hours In: Lucerne, Switzerland

Bernina Express / Food / Lucerne / rail vacation / Switzerland / train vacation | May 7, 2018

Gruetzi wohl! That’s “Hello!” or “Greetings!” in Swiss-German. 30 miles from bustling Zurich, you’ll find the compact, central-Switzerland city of Lucerne. Settled between breathtaking mountains and the picturesque lake of the same name, Lucerne is just how you’d expect a Swiss fairytale village to look. We guarantee that once you’ve visited this quaint town with its beautiful architecture, stunning vistas, and fresh mountain air, you’ll be planning your next visit in no time. That’s why we’ve shared two 48-hour itineraries: one for your first time, and one for a return visit.

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Journeys From A Rail Insider: Switzerland's Iconic Glacier and Bernina Express

Journeys From A Rail Insider: Switzerland's Iconic Glacier and Bernina Express

Bernina Express / Glacier Express / Jungfrau / Switzerland | April 12, 2018

Rail Insider Kimberly Beck aboard the Bernina Express Each year, we give our employees the opportunity to experience the packages and destinations we offer firsthand. The insider knowledge they gain on these trips is incredibly invaluable. Let’s be honest, the idea of getting away from the office to embark on a rail journey is exciting, especially when it’s for work. But these trips are by no means simply free trips. They benefit us as a company, but they also greatly benefit our customers—YOU!

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How to Pack for a Vacation in the Alps

How to Pack for a Vacation in the Alps

Austria / Bern / Bernina Express / Geneva / Glacier Express / Golden Pass / rail vacation / Switzerland / train vacation | March 2, 2018

Sweeping meadows, snowy peaks, ski resorts—you’ll find it all in the Alps, and climates can change from one location to the next. While it’s important to pack for warmth and comfort, packing light should be your main focus. Weight limits are lenient in mainland Europe, but keep in mind you’ll have to be able to get your luggage through stations and on to trains.

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The Top Train Vacations for 2018

The Top Train Vacations for 2018

Bernina Express / Canada / Cannes / Florence / France / Germany / Glacier Express / Golden Pass / Granada / Interlaken / Italy / Jungfrau / Koblenz / Luxembourg / Luxembourg City / Nice / River Mosel / River Rhine / Rudesheim / Spain / Switzerland / Venice | December 20, 2017

Planning your 2018 travel? We’ve put together a must-do list of rail vacations to suit any style. History buffs, foodies, sun-seekers, and those in search of the ultimate adventure can all find inspiration with our top train journeys for 2018 that are the perfect cure for wanderlust.

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Top 6 Scenic Swiss Rail Journeys

Bern / Bernina Express / Geneva / Glacier Express / Golden Pass / Interlaken / Jungfrau / Jura / Lucerne / Switzerland / Uncategorized / Zurich | July 15, 2016

If there’s one country in the world that boasts the most scenic rail journeys, it has to be Switzerland! We love the variety – shimmering white peaks, green pastures, sparkling lakes, towering viaducts – Switzerland has it all! With so many different journeys to take, we often get asked which we recommend, so here’s our shortlist for those that our customers love time and time again.

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Golden Pass

Golden Pass / Interlaken / Lucerne / Switzerland | September 6, 2013

The Golden Pass is the scenic rail line connecting Lucerne to Montreux, providing a great taste of Switzerland’s beautiful lakes and mountains. My journey started in Lucerne and whilst I was sad to be leaving behind this unique city, which really has it all with beautiful Lake Lucerne on one side with the mountains on the other, this was just the start of the breathtaking scenery that was ahead of me.

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Do's and Don'ts Through Switzerland and Italy

Bernina Express / Florence / Glacier Express / Italy / Jungfrau / Rome / Switzerland / Venice | August 12, 2013

Flying from Australia, I was packing for four seasons travelling through Europe. The excitement was overwhelming and being a female, I wanted to throw my entire wardrobe into my suitcase. If only someone could invent the Mary Poppins’ carpet bag, life would be much simpler.

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