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Eight day Wengen and Lucerne itinerary

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We are planning an eight day stay in Switzerland before our Viking cruise from Basel to Amsterdam on 7 September. We would like to see some great Swiss scenery and after lots of reading have planned our time around four nights in Wengen and three nights in Lucerne. We will purchase an eight day Swiss rail pass. Does the choice of Wengen and Lucerne and the following combination of day trips make sense? We will make a decision each day depending upon the weather. Are we missing out on any great day trips using the train system? Is it possible to combine the William Tell Express and Centovalli Express as a day trip? Are there any other rail combinations that can be recommended as day trips with a lunch stop-over? Is there any way we can include the train trip from Chur and St Moritz in a day trip from Lucerne?

Wengen – 4 nights
Arrive in Zurich and transfer to Wengen. Stay at Bellevue Hotel and explore Wengen after check-in. Dinner at Schonegg.
Day trip 1- Lake Brienz - boat to Geissbach Falls stop and hop the antique funicular up to the falls. Take boat to Brienz – visit Huggler and Jobin for wood-carvings. Take the Brienzer Rothorn steam train to the summit. Return and then train to Meiringen and take a bus to nearby Reichenbach Falls. Return to Interlaken and Wengen by train. Question – is Ballenburg a better option than Meiringen?
Day trip 2 – Trip to Jungfraujoch and lunch at Kleine Schiedegg. After lunch walk to Mannlichen and then take cable car to Wengen. Question – Should we try to go down to Grindelwald and then return to Wengen ?
Day trip 3 – Train to Interlaken and then boat trip to Spiez and Thun. Return to Wengen by train. Question – Can we also visit Bern on the same day?
Last day – Schilthorn and then Lucerne. Ship luggage to Lucerne at Lauterbrunnen and then take aerial cableway up to Grutschalp, train to Murren, aerial cableway to Schilthorn/Piz Gloria and then back to Murren for a cableway to Gimmelwald - cablecar to Stechelberg and postal bus back to Lauterbrunnen with train to Lucerne.

Rain day options – train to Zermatt for lunch and return or train to Bern and return.

Lucerne– 3 nights
On arrival and during afternoons/evenings – explore Lucerne and Glacier Garden and Lion Monument
Day trip 1 - Mt. Pilatus Golden Round trip via Kriens and then down to Alpnachstad
Day trip 2 - Mt Rigi Majestic or Classic round trip.
Day trip 3 – Transfer luggage to Basel and then boat trip to Fluelen, train to Brunnen to see the Swiss Army Knife museum and then on to Basel.
Rain day option – train to Locarno or Lugano.

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