7 Days Swiss Rails & Trails Tour Expert Speakers

Lucerne Expert Speakers

Swiss Rail Transportation
The Swiss rail network is noteworthy for its density, its coordination between services, its integration with other modes of transport, timeliness, and a thriving domestic and trans-alp freight system.

There are 74 railway companies in Switzerland.
The share of commuters who travel to work using public transport (as main mode of transport) is 30%.
The share of rail in goods transport performance by road and rail (modal split) is 39%.

During our Lucerne visit, Echo Trails is pleased to host an expert speaker from the Swiss Rail System who will also tackle all Questions & Answers from everyone.


Lucerne’s Ecological Information
Lucerne has a “glacier garden”.
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Our expert will discuss Lucerne’s unique garden as well as the ice age and the impact on Lucerne and Switzerland.


Andermatt Expert Speaker


The Swiss, who have been known historically as neutralists, decided during the early years of the Second World War that Andermatt was the ideal location for a strategic military outpost.

Tunneling into the surrounding mountains, the high command in the Swiss military created an extensive series of military bunkers which were to be used for hiding and defensive purposes in case of foreign invasion during the war.

A Swiss Expert World War II Specialist will guide us through the 1942 military bunker deep in the Gotthard mountains.