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Trip Report To the top of Europe, and back again.

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As some here will know, my DH has faced some health challenges this year, and while he was having his treatment, we talked about where he might like to go afterwards; given his love of the mountains, and the need for easy travel, it just had to be Switzerland, so Switzerland it was. We'd been skiing there many years ago, and driven through bits over the years, but never spent an extended time there during the summer. And we had never done the iconic train ride to the Junfraujoch [aka the "top of Europe" ] so that was a major goal for us both [though it wasn't without its unforeseen difficulties].

After a lot of help from my fodorite friends [ http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/mr-mrs-annhig-need-your-help-planning-bucket-list-trip-to-switzerland.cfm ] we came up with this itinerary:

4 nights in Interlaken [mainly for the boat trips we could do but also access to other places if we liked and because DH really wanted to go there because he remembered it fondly from our skiing trip]

3 nights in Wengen [for the mountains]

4 nights in Lucerne [for boats and mountains, plus some time in the city and attending concerts at the Lucerne Music Festival which just happened to co-incide with our trip]

We also spent the night in a hotel near Geneva Airport on our first evening as we arrived quite late and wanted to have a restful night to recuperate from the journey before we set off anywhere. As it turned out that wasn't exactly what we got, as you will later discover [should you care to keep reading of course!]

As we didn't really do a lot of chasing about, I'm not going to give a day by day account but split the TR into sections - transport, hotels, and destinations, not necessarily in that order.

Anyone who wants to come along for the ride - hop on!

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