3 Day trip to Switzerland starting in Geneva

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Saitrip
Saitrip
3 posts
new member
May 18, 2016 - 5:38 AM

Hi,

We are planning a 4 night trip to Switzerland. We are 2 adults and 2 kids ( both less than 11 years).

We will be arriving into Geneva from Paris on June-16. While there, we surely would want to take Chocolate Train, if possible we would want to visit a farm and may be see a castle. Can you help us with list of places that we can visit.

Thanks

- Sai

Arno
Arno
7727 posts
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moderator
May 18, 2016 - 6:06 AM

Hi Sai, welcome to MySwissAlps!

I'd recommend to stay in Montreux rather than Geneva. It's closer to the mountains, very close to Chillon Castle (a nice 45 minute stroll or by train/bus/boat), and the Chocolate Train departs from there as well. There's plenty to do there for 4 days, but of course you can consider to stay 2 days only, take the Golden Pass line to Interlaken or Lucerne and stay there too.

I would suggest to check out main menu options "What to do" and "Where to go", as well as our planning page. Feel free to post your tentative itinerary for feedback.

Saitrip
Saitrip
3 posts
new member
May 19, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Hi,

Thank you so much for your reply. Below is the itinerary, we are thinking, please give us your feedback. We surely would want to visit a farm and spend time, not sure how we can fit this in our itinerary, any help is much appreciated.

19-June, Sunday

Paris to Geneva - leave 9:11AM Arrive 12:26 PM

Geneva to Montreux - leave 1:00PM Arrive 2:09 PM

In Montreux - Check-in into the hotel,

Visit Chilton castle,

go on Star train,vevey- the Pleiades

20-June,Monday

Chocolate train

21-June, Tuesday

- Take Golden pass to interlaken, spend a day there

22-June,Wednesday

- Either go to Luceren or relax in Vevey

23-June, Thursday

- Leave to Geneva to catch a flight back home

- We will have Eurail 2 country travel pass

thanks for all the guidance,

-Sai

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2657 posts
expert
May 19, 2016 - 11:57 PM in reply to Saitrip

Hi Sai-

What exactly do you wish to see or do at a farm?

You seem to have filled your days.

Which part of your trip would you sacrifice to visit a farm and spend time?

Slowpoke

Last modified on May 20, 2016 - 12:00 AM by Slowpoke
Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
125 posts
active member
May 20, 2016 - 4:06 AM in reply to Saitrip

Hi Sai,

You might be able to arrange a farm visit through Interlaken Tourismus:

www.interlaken.ch/en/a ctivities-excursions-adventure-festivals/families-holidays-activities/farm-visits-interlaken.html

I think it would require a substantial re-arrangement of your itinerary though, e.g. consider staying in Interlaken or nearby for at least 2 full days so you could do a farm visit one day and mountain visits on the other day.

You would also need to investigate the availability of public transport to the farm.

Alpenrose

Last modified on May 20, 2016 - 4:11 AM by Alpenrose666
Saitrip
Saitrip
3 posts
new member
May 20, 2016 - 5:16 AM

Hi Slowpoke and Alpenrose

Thanks for your responses.

We are planning to stay in Montreux as of now. We are ok to making changes in last 2 days that is primarily we want to go on chocolate train and other days we are ok to rearrange. Are there in farms to visit nearer to Lake Geneva?

thanks

-Sai

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2657 posts
expert
May 20, 2016 - 6:31 AM in reply to Saitrip

Hi Sai-

Perhaps this might help:

farm.myswitzerland.com /region.jsf?region=009

Or, more broadly:

farm.myswitzerland.com /on-the-farm

I have no personal knowledge of any of these.

However, since they are listed by MySwitzerland.com, which is the official site of Swiss National Tourist Office, I would expect them to be of reasonable quality.

Slowpoke

Slowpoke

arunjoseph05
arunjoseph05
1 post
new member
May 21, 2016 - 8:44 AM

Hi, We had a similar 3 day trip starting from Geneva.

We took 3 day Regional Geneva Alps pass.

We stayed 2 days in Montbovon, it was really good mountainside area to stay and was cheap B&B. There were farms near to the stay, but we did not visit.

The trip was relaxed and good with a 15 month old.

Regards,

Arun

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