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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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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?

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!

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!

Charmaine Jones Aug 23, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I'm going on Switzerland trip Sept.25. Minneapolis to Atlanta to Zurich. Am assigned a roommate. Who is she?

Margaret Jennings Jun 29, 2013 at 02:57 PM

We just returned from the June 10--25 trip and it was nothing short of amazing! If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me directly ( Be ready for lots of walking and gorgeous views!

Barbara Bertram Apr 13, 2013 at 09:06 PM

We are going to be in the group that tours Switzerland by Rail with Road Scholar starting August 12th. Anyone else out there going to be with us? Barb and Lanny Bertram, Avon, Indiana
Tom Guilfoy Apr 14, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Hi Barb & Lanny ~ I'm planning to take the same trip. Have been planning it for years. My first RS trip. Hope the weather is great. Tom
Barbara Bertram Apr 14, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Hi Tom-- where are you going to be traveling from? We are flying direct to Zurich out of Chicago. We have traveled with RS to Italy and it was a fabulous trip--hoping for the same in Switzerland! Got our fingers crossed for good weather too.
Leslie Walker Apr 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Hello Barb and Tom, My husband Ron and I will be on the Aug 12 trip. We're from Macomb, IL and looking forward to our first RS trip. Nice to meet you all!
Leslie Walker May 08, 2013 at 03:10 PM

We'e flying out of Atlanta on Delta. Anyone else?
Barbara Bertram Jul 03, 2013 at 06:25 PM

Hi Leslie and Ron-- Lanny and I look forward to meeting you! We will be flying direct to Zurich from Chicago. Judging from our previous RS experience, there should be someone at the airport to greet all those who arrive in the morning and to get us directed to the hotel in Luzerne. So, if you are arriving on the morning of Aug 13, we'll see you at the Zurich airport!
David Owens Aug 01, 2013 at 02:04 PM

My wife Judy and I will be arriving at Zurich at 8:30am (Group pickup #1). If this trip is half as good as the RS Ireland Coasts program we took last year, we're in for a real treat. Looking forward to meeting all of you.

Peter W, Frey Mar 26, 2013 at 05:51 PM

I'm looking forward to meet all of you on the first morning after your arrival in Lucerne (I'll give the first two presentations in the program). Have a safe trip to Switzerland!
Tom Guilfoy Apr 14, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Hi Peter ~ I just registered. Look forward to meeting you on 8/13. I'm traveling solo. Tom
Barbara Bertram Jul 03, 2013 at 06:26 PM

Hi Peter-- we look forward to meeting you! Lanny and Barb Bertram
David Owens Aug 01, 2013 at 02:10 PM

My first and last trip to Lucerne was in 1968, when I was in the service in Germany. I brought my dad, who was a watchmaker. I think he spent as much time looking at swiss watches as he did the wonderful alpine scenery. He and you probably would have had a lot to talk about! Looking forward to your lectures, Peter.

Norma Racey Jan 18, 2013 at 04:04 PM

Not sure how this discussion board works, but my husband and I are scheduled for the Switzerland by Rail excursion beginning 9/4/13. Is there anyone else out there participating on this trip?
Judi Lemon Jan 19, 2013 at 11:32 PM

This is Judi and Ralph from Seattle WA. We are looking forward to this trip.
Norma Racey Jan 22, 2013 at 04:23 PM

Hi Judi and Ralph. Thanks for responding. Have you ever taken a trip with road scholar before? My husband has, but this is my first one.
Judi Lemon Feb 03, 2013 at 01:21 PM

Yes. This is the 2nd one internationally with Road Scholar. We have done others internationally and rate Road Scholar at the top of the list.
John Azelvandre Apr 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Mary and I are looking forward to the Sept. 4 tour of Switzerland. We are flying out of JFK for this, our 10th road Scholar/Elderhostel Tour. We're looking forward to meeting all of you.
Henry Sommer May 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Henry Sommer May 12, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Henry Sommer May 12, 2013 at 12:08 AM

My wife Miriam and I are late sign-aboards for the 4 Sept departure date. Believe we were lucky to pick up two slots previously assigned to others who cancel. At any rate, we will be flying out of Seattle, whwhere we live. BTW, I go by Joe, not my first name of Henry.
David Hutchison Jun 05, 2013 at 02:00 AM

My wife, Lib, and I are scheduled for the September 4th trip flying out of LAX to Zurich. We live in southern CA in Rancho Mirage, CA. This is our first Road Scholar trip. Dave Hutchison
David Hutchison Aug 09, 2013 at 05:20 PM

We are really looking forward to the Sept. 4th Switzerland by rail trip. And we look forward to meeting new friends.

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