How to organize a self guided 4-5 day trip in July

How to organize a self guided 4-5 day trip in July

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bobbykrish
bobbykrish
4 posts
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Jun 11, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Dear moderators

I am a female who live in UK and am taking my 2 brothers (from India) to Switzerland for 4-5 days whichever suits better.

To be honest I wanted to get the tour package but seems like it cannot be done due to time issue.

They are reaching UK on 3rd July and we are planning to visit Switzerland during 7-11 July 2016. I stumbled upon your website upon browsing and saw the raving feedback and hence thought of giving it a try with hope.

We are 30-40 age category and I have a UK passport and they have Indian passports. I would like to have a plan for a 4 day trip from UK.I am very flexible about which Switzerland airport we land in etc although the with flight timings it looks better with Zurich when we reach Zurich at 0930 hrs. I would also like to know about the travel pass, accommodation etc.

I do drive but I am not very comfortable in driving in Switzerland with my Indian brothers.

Thanks in advance

Bobby

Arno
Arno
7728 posts
expert &
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Jun 11, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Hi Bobby, thanks for your post!

There is certainly hope :-) But indeed an organized tour might be difficult to arrange for on such short notice in high season. You can arrange for your own trip through. If you can go 5 days, please do. There is lots to see in Switzerland. Even in 5 days you will just scratch the surface. A 4-day Swiss Travel Pass can still make sense if you limit traveling the first or last day.

You are making the right choice not to drive (see here). Switzerland has an excellent public transport system. That's more relaxing than trying to find your way driving in unknown territory.

We do not make custom itineraries but you will find lots of information on our website to make one yourself. You'll find tips and sample itineraries here. All about travel passes and accommodation is here:

Please also see the top menu and the search box. Feel free to post your tentative itinerary and further questions.

bobbykrish
bobbykrish
4 posts
new member
Jun 11, 2016 - 5:42 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks a ton Arno for a quick reply.

My current plan - not confirmed yet

Fly from London to Zurich - stay there 1-2 nights

Move around and stay - the plan will be updated to you soon once I check your sample itinerary

Then fly back from Geneva to London so I don't have to go back to Zurich to fly back. I know this is not much of an itinerary but will update soon :0)

Regards and many thanks

Bobby

Arno
Arno
7728 posts
expert &
moderator
Jun 11, 2016 - 6:30 PM in reply to bobbykrish

You're welcome Bobby! One tip for now is to consider Lucerne instead of Zurich. More to see in that region, which is actually in the Alps. Zurich isn't.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2659 posts
expert
Jun 12, 2016 - 1:30 AM in reply to bobbykrish

Hi Bobby-

Luzern is quite convenient from Zürich airport, and a better base for first time visitors.

Slowpoke

lkwlee
lkwlee
13 posts
new member
Jun 12, 2016 - 10:57 AM in reply to bobbykrish

Hi Bobby, Swiiss Tours offers a 5 days 4 nights free and easy Interlaken/Lucern tour package. Includes Swiss Half Travel Pass, visits to Mt Titlis and Jungfrujoch and hotel stay

While you are in Lucern, you can visit Mt Pilatus, take a walk around the lake and visiti Aechbach chocolate factory nearby. In Interlaken, you can go up Harder Kulm. With the half travel pass, you have unlimited travels and enjoy a 50% discount on entrance fees n cable car rides. I did all these on my first visit to Switzerland. It was great.

lkwlee
lkwlee
13 posts
new member
Jun 12, 2016 - 11:03 AM in reply to lkwlee
bobbykrish
bobbykrish
4 posts
new member
Jun 12, 2016 - 11:04 AM in reply to Arno

Hi lkwlee

I am just looking at the swiss tours after I saw your first post. Looks good and like what I need exactly too

Thank you

bobbykrish
bobbykrish
4 posts
new member
Jun 12, 2016 - 11:05 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thanks Slowpoke. This site is amazing. Well done all

Bobby

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2659 posts
expert
Jun 12, 2016 - 11:40 PM in reply to bobbykrish

Hi Bobby -

Thanks.

However, i am only a forum member. Arno and Annika ( the forum moderators) deserve the credit for a very useful and well organized site.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jun 12, 2016 - 11:40 PM by Slowpoke

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