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Program #15879RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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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Sharon Weiss Jun 12, 2014 at 10:41 PM

We are thinking to taking this trip next year. Did all of the trains have restrooms? What class of service did you take?


Mark Anderson May 29, 2014 at 10:50 AM

We are going on the June 7-22 trip; we have used hiking poles on some of our other Road Scholar trips; wondering if they would helpful on this trip?


Margot Leroy May 12, 2014 at 05:12 PM

Was also concerned about smoking when I signed up for the trip in September 2012. Found no smoking in any public building or train. Really did not encounter smoking on the streets. This was an adventure trip with WOWS everyday.
Athena Robbins May 16, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Thanks for your perspective. I remember widespread smoking in Europe decades ago and wasn't sure if it had changed at all.


Athena Robbins May 08, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Concerned about smoking on the European trains and elsewhere. My travelling companion is allergic to tobacco.
Is smoking allowed on any part of the trains? What about in restaurants in the cities?


Doug Gordon Apr 22, 2014 at 04:25 PM

On Road Scholar trips, you don't get the actual detailed itinerary (with times, etc.) until you get there. What I would appreciate is if anyone who has done this trip could send me a copy of the details so that we can get a better idea of what to expect. This is a BIG trip and we'd like to be prepared for it!
Dorothy Tardiff Apr 23, 2014 at 01:01 AM

Have you read the "Daily Schedule" listed above at Program Details? And read the reviews posted by past participants? Those should tell you everything you need to know. This was a wonderful program (I did it in June 2011). And if you are lucky enough to have Andrea John as your leader, you are in for a wonderful adventure. I will say this is the perfect way to tour Switzerland - you will travel by train, bus, boat, streetcar, and your own power, and you will see all the beauty of this special land. But you must leave something for a surprise for when you get there!!


William(Bill) Fine Mar 14, 2014 at 09:30 PM

I am booked for the May 20,2014 Splendors of Switzerland by Rail and are planning to arrive several days early at the Hotel in Lucerne. Any others?
Sima Zeiger Apr 26, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Yes, Robert and Sima Zeiger arriving on the 18th.
William(Bill) Fine Apr 26, 2014 at 05:44 PM

I will be arriving at the Hotel Royal in Lucerne on May 16th. Perhaps we can do some joint sightseing when you arrive?
Sima Zeiger May 10, 2014 at 10:33 PM

We arrive on the 18th


liza milburn Dec 19, 2013 at 02:44 PM

I am enrolled in the switzerland trip sept 22, 2014 anyone else?
Charmaine Jones Dec 19, 2013 at 07:36 PM

liza milburn Jan 21, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Hi Charmaine!
Laila Adams Jun 25, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Laila Adams Jun 25, 2014 at 10:02 PM

I'm also enrolled for Sept. 2014 - will already be in Switzerland for another program just ahead of the trains.


Debbie Roberts Sep 22, 2013 at 03:23 PM

Has anyone taken a Rick Steves tour? How do they compare with Road Scholar? We like Rick Steves but may want to try something new. Thanks!


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