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hi TA

travellers sorry posted question in wrong area.

we are starting our travels from tirano Italy on 21st august and staying in st moritz for 2days then we are hoping to journey onto Lucerne and mt Pilatus from there travel and explore more of Switzerland.we have purchased swiss saver flexi pass we need to be in Milan by 26th august 2013. any suggestions we are flexible. can we leave our luggage at train station lockers for the day until we decide on lodgings. thank you

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Hi 50fran

In five days you would wish to do too much as the points you would like to see are pretty far apart.

I would suggest you decide for one area and do day excursions from there.

A the St. Moritz area - see www.stmoritz.engadin.ch OR

B the Lucerne area - see www.luzern.com and Top Questions about Lucerne (TA Lucerne forum)

Have a great trip

pore

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thank you like every tourist we want to see and do it all

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Hi 50fran, your plan is workable. The transfer from St Moritz to Lucerne will take a good portion of a day. Leaving luggage in the lockers while hunting for hotel room in St Moritz may be a little hectic because the town is on a steep slope and most hotels are on high ground. Well I don't know how steep Mt Gambier streets are. In Lucerne many hotels are on level ground.

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Hi bofoster

Sorry should have said we already have accommodation in st moritz for 2days .its our trying to decide what to do on our next leg across Switzerland .as long as we reach Milan by the26th August open to all suggestions

Thanks

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Hi fran,

You plan is doable. You can easily reach Lucerne from St Moritz by train in a bit more than 4 hrs (usually you have to change twice in Landquart or Chur and in Thalwil or Zurich). Once in Lucerne it will take maybe 1 or 2 hrs to see the old town and the next day you can head for the top of Mt Pilatus or Mt Rigi. Plan a full day each. For Pilatus, take bus nr 1 from the Lucerne train station and get out in Kriens at the Linde Pilatus stop (a buit more than 15'). The ropeway is very close (you can of course also walk up, but it's quite a long walk...). For more info try www.pilatus.ch.

For Rigi, take the train from Lucerne to Arth-Goldau (20 min); the Rigi-Bahn is close by. Alternatively, you can get to Küssnacht am Rigi (10-15 minutes by train from Lucerne) and go up with the ropeway (Luftseilbahn in German) from the other side of the village. You will get to the Seebodenalp and from there you can walk a few very nice paths (more info on www.rigi.ch)

If the weather is not great for the hiking, you can stop by in Zurich while getting to Lucerne as a backup plan.

If you want to stay in Lucerne, I recommend that you book your accommodation in advance as if you just pop-up at the hotel they will charge you much more than if booking online.

Let me know if you need more.

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Hi

Tk920

1 question where can we leave our luggage while we travel the mountain or should we book into a hotel first.

We really don,t want to double back.still thinking we should carry backpacks for our travel through Switzerland

Thank you

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Hi fran,

Big stations in Switzerland have some coin lockers (called 'Schliessfächer' in German and identified by a blue sign with luggage and key on it). Lucerne's station has about 300 located at track 3 and 15. However, these are generally too small for large, rigid luggage (but might be fine for a large backpack) and are often taken. Last time I used them in Zurich (a few years ago) the price was 5 CHF / day for a medium sized one.

If you already know which hotel you will stay at, you can leave luggage with them even before the check-in time. This is probably a more practical solution than the coin lockers at the train station if your hotel is not too far away from the city centre.

The less you carry with you when walking up the mountains, the better :)

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