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ECHO Trails

Lucerne, Switzerland
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About ECHO Trails
ECHO Trails walking, hiking, biking & rail tours take you out of the city into breathtaking scenery and fresh Alpine air. Come along for a tour of jaw dropping alpine vistas, quaint villages and working farms, hear the story at historic places and enjoy the picturesque countryside. Our passion is to share the incredible beauty around Lucerne and in the central Switzerland area. ECHO Trails works in tandem with Switzerland's efficient public transportation system and depending on the tour, we use a combination of local buses, trains and/or boats for transfers to and from our end destination. ECHO Trails native English-speaking, guided half- or full-day walking, hiking, biking tours are tailor-made for you. There are half-day, full day walks, hikes, bike tours and rail tours to choose from. Even with limited time you can have a genuine Swiss outdoor experience. Average Day Tour size: 2 to 3 people. Average Rail Tour size: 14 to 16.
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Nicole P wrote a review Jan 6
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Great experience! Glenn, our tour guide, was very informative and accommodating in every way. The sights were magnificent, even in rainy/windy weather. Sledding down the trails was our favorite part as well as lunch with a local farmer.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Rebekalu wrote a review Oct 2021
Johnson city27 contributions3 helpful votes
After working on a mountain railroad for some 21 years, I thought I knew about trains. The trains on this trip were such an unexpected treat. In over 15 days we rode 54 trains! Electric, luxury, steam, cable cars, funiculars, cog wheels both vertical and horizontal, almost every train on time! All of this with the grandeur and beauty of the Swiss country side all around us. Rene and Suzanne have crafted an exceptional tour through the Swiss Alps. With our “Swiss Pass” we rode trains, buses, and boats, First Class all the way. Our accommodations were exceptional also as we stayed in beautiful hotels often with exceptional views of mountains and the surrounding country side – our meals were delicious and carefully prepared and selected. We (Rebecca and Richard) highly recommend this trip!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails
Responded Oct 12, 2021
Dear Rebecca & Richard, Many thanks for sharing your Swiss Alps Rail tour experiences. It's gratifying to know you enjoyed all the various Swiss public transportation segments including a few steam trains too. Wishing you many more adventurous and memorable trips. With best, René Welti
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tmmssm wrote a review Oct 2021
Ponce Inlet, Florida7 contributions
What a wonderful experience! Each day was full of great weather, astounding views and interesting history while traveling by local train, ferry, city bus, funicular or cable car. Most days there were several changes of trains to navigate which only kept the days fun and interesting. Rene’s knowledgeable expertise in travel planning and execution was perfect. He and Suzanne were excellent guides who were easy to talk to and enjoy during the trip. They were like sheep dogs who kept us safe and on track. Rene’ consistently asked our group questions, listened and responded. Their choices for hotels and included dining were well beyond our expectations. Days were full of activity. Remember to pack your hiking boots and trekking poles. The only thing we would change would be to include one or two free afternoons to relax and enjoy the hotel and area shops.
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Response from Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails
Responded Oct 10, 2021
Dear Thomas, Thank you for sharing your Swiss Alps12-Day Rail experiences. We appreciate your feedback very much and now looking to tweak the itinerary so we include "more-free-time". Wishing you many more adventurous and memorable trips. With best, René Welti
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Janice wrote a review Oct 2021
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This was a trip of a lifetime..we cannot say enough about the superb organization, the beautiful hotels with magnificent views of the Eiger and Matterhorn, the thrill of riding first class on Switzerland's amazing rail system, and a superb leader and knowledgable guide, Rene Welti. We saw a tremendous amount of Switzerland in our 12 days and were thrilled by perfect weather. The Alps are a very humbling experience, with their majesty and grandeur overwhelming. Adding to our experience was the lovely wife of Rene, Suzanne, who saw to it that all needs were met. We were impressed by the cleanliness everywhere we went and the respect the Swiss had for protection from spreading Covid 19. If given the chance this is a trip no one should miss. Words simply cannot do this experience justice. Our deepest thanks to Rene, Suzanne and Thomas.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails
Responded Oct 7, 2021
Dear Janice, Thank you for sharing your Swiss Alps Rail tour experience. It's very satisfying to learn, you really enjoyed all the wonders of what Switzerland has to offer. Wishing you many more adventurous and enjoyable trips. With best, René Welti
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patriash wrote a review Sep 2021
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This was the best organized trip we’ve ever been on. We saw all of the sights that we had hoped to see and the guides were wonderful at adjusting to the needs/limitations of the group. The hotels and the meals were exceptional. Rene’s knowledge and personal experiences in Switzerland added a great deal to our enjoyment.
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Response from Rene W, Owner at ECHO Trails
Responded Oct 6, 2021
Dear Pat, Thank you for sharing your Swiss Alps Rail tour experiences. Wishing you many more adventurous and memorable trips. With best, René Welti
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