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pre rivercruise plans

we are departing Basel on a rivercruise May 11. Never donethis before. Never been to Switzerland before. Considering arriving in Switzerland for a three night or so visit first.

Would we fly into Zurich most likely?

Thinking of a trip down to Lugano and if so, is it best by train? Should we be concerned about weather in May? Is it worth the trip? How far from Lugano aback to Basel? Easy trip or ???

Lugano looks lovely; is it worth going that far..is Luzern a better?OK choice? Or???


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1. Re: pre rivercruise plans

We did much the same plans last Oct. Flew into Zurich, Went immediately by train to Lucerne- about an hr, went up Pilatus (or Rigi) mt and lake cruise one day, one day exploring Lucerne and one day in Bern. Glad I made the decision to go to Lucerne.

Cruise ship did 1/2 day in Basel before leaving and while it was a quaint city, 1/2 day was enough for what I wanted to see.

Go to sbb.ch for all train enough, Trains are relatively inexpensive, leave on time and arrive on time and run very frequently between major towns/cities.

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2. Re: pre rivercruise plans

Fly into Zurich and travel by train is the way to go, Lucerne (good choice) is an hour or so away by train.

Lugano is about a 2 ½ hour train journey from Lucerne so a day trip is possible but there is a lot to experience around the Lucerne area, Titlis, Pilatus, Rigi, boat trip etc

Lucerne to Basel by train is about 1 ¼ hours

Train times etc here www.sbb.ch/en/home.html (prices you see are ½ price)

Please consider a travel pass/card that suits your travel plans


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