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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Sandra Karlberg Sep 20, 2015 at 09:02 PM

Getting ready for the Sept. 23rd trip. What are the most helpful hints you can recommend?
Clara McCall Sep 21, 2015 at 03:29 AM

Sandra, we've just finished the program before yours. My suggestion is bring hair conditioner. It might sound like a small thing but all hotels provide liquid dispensers for dual use: shampoo/body wash. I found it very drying for my hair. This program includes 34 trains, 15 busses, and handling your own luggage. Pack light! I hope you have as much fun as our group did.
Herbert Ware Sep 21, 2015 at 06:59 AM

Check this weather site and click on the Swiss locations we'll visit to help you pack light.http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/results.html?query=Switzerland--See ya soon!
Sharon Weiss Sep 21, 2015 at 08:57 PM

We brought a small canvas bag which fit inside our checked luggage as a day pack with water bottles, umbrellas, hats for the day, and we left the heavy back packs in the hotel.


Richard Selby Sep 16, 2015 at 11:39 AM

WiFi situation:Luzern Hotel Royal 5SFr for 3 days per device, pay at desk upon arrival at hotel;Hotel Artos free; ask at front desk upon arrival to generate the user name & passwod, instead of having hotel send it to your smart phone. Brig schlosshotel print out machine at reception free press button on machine for 2 days, separate password/ user name for
each device; Locano free WIFi password given on hotel information sheet given to you at check in. St Moritz free WiFi, details not available yet since we have not arrived there. Oh ear plugs for church bells every 15 minutes at Hotel Artos in Interlaken and ask for sheets & blanket if duvet too hot, very skinny pillows ask for another pillow. No heat in room except Hotel Royal rooms have a heating wall with a very high placed turn off value. First night most were too hot in room till they discovered how to turn off heat. Other hotels did not seem to have heat on yet in rooms. All this can change depending on when you go. Three very detailed yellow sheets will be given to you upon arrival..with all the exact details for each day, (example 4:19PM Train back to Brig, arrive 5:37PM)
Herbert Ware Sep 16, 2015 at 05:14 PM

WOW! Does this trip have CHARACTER! To our correspondent in Switzerland Richard Selby: PHANTASTIK REPORTING! Have a great rest of the trip! Herb (from wife Libby, too)
Sharon Weiss Sep 21, 2015 at 08:54 PM

Just came back from a wonderful trip with a wonderful group of travelers. The hotels are very nice but they don't give out conditioner or lotion bottles. As Clara mentioned, the shampoo is really via a dispenser. I had trouble getting my laundry to dry, so bring clothes that dry quickly. Bring a waterproof raincoat/slicker, umbrella and extra shoes in case yours get wet. The food was fresh, plentiful and delicious. Your tour will not have the same RS personnel, but they will probably be equally as adept. I only brought a rollaboard 22" and backpack, and that was enough. Don't bring dress-up clothes. There were 34 train segments with walking or bus ride connections, so you have to be quick and agile.


Richard Selby Sep 16, 2015 at 01:03 AM

Comment from current Switzerland trip: take 2 prong European type adaptor.Hotel Geranio Locarno great place to do laundry by hand, long tub,two sinks,porch, bring laundry line and inflatable hangers.or just use hangers in closet.three days here..laundry service next door 2-3 or more days so really not an option. Forget taking pocketbooks or extra bags..take only backpack and your rolling bag..RS transports your bag from train station to hotel in several locations...on first hotel in Lucerne there is a steep walk of 3 blocks up a hill to hotel from bus stop so put backpacks on luggage van at train station...will make walk to hotel easier
Herbert Ware Sep 16, 2015 at 05:09 PM

Most helpful! Thanks! Herb


Herbert Ware Sep 15, 2015 at 04:37 PM

Apologies for the multiple posts! Technology is SO wonderful!


Herbert Ware Sep 15, 2015 at 04:32 PM

Electrical question: On p 22 of the original info packet, two adapters are shown: C and J. The preceding paragraph describes the differences between adapter and converter but does not tell that a ;European' adapter does or does not work in Switzerland.
Herbert Ware Sep 15, 2015 at 04:35 PM

So, which adapter works in Switzerland--C or J? j?


Herbert Ware Sep 15, 2015 at 04:32 PM

Electrical question: On p 22 of the original info packet, two adapters are shown: C and J. The preceding paragraph describes the differences between adapter and converter but does not tell that a ;European' adapter does or does not work in Switzerland.


Herbert Ware Sep 15, 2015 at 04:32 PM

Electrical question: On p 22 of the original info packet, two adapters are shown: C and J. The preceding paragraph describes the differences between adapter and converter but does not tell that a ;European' adapter does or does not work in Switzerland.


Herbert Ware Sep 15, 2015 at 04:32 PM

Electrical question: On p 22 of the original info packet, two adapters are shown: C and J. The preceding paragraph describes the differences between adapter and converter but does not tell that a ;European' adapter does or does not work in Switzerland.


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