Apr 23, 2011 - 9:35 AM
First off, thank you for all the advice and support you provide members on this forum. It has been very helpful to read through old threads and learn about the different combinations to make a trip to europe cost effective. I have the following 16 day itinerary:
6/22 – Arrive Geneva 8AM. Explore Geneva. Train/ Stay in Wengen
6/23 – Alps / Stay in Wengen
6/24 – Alps / Stay in Wengen
6/25 – Alps. Latest train to Zurich / Stay in Zurich
6/26 – Zurich all morning. 430PM train to Paris. / Stay in Paris
6/27 – Paris / Stay in Paris
6/28 – Paris. Versailles. / Stay in Paris
6/29 – Paris / Stay in Paris
6/30 – Morning train to Amsterdam, arrive by noon. Explore Amsterdam / Stay in Amsterdam
7/1 – Explore Amsterdam. 9PM flight to Barcelona. / Stay in Barcelona
7/2 -Barcelona / Stay in Barcelona
7/3 -Barcelona / Stay in Barcelona
7/4 –Barcelona. Train to Madrid. / Stay in Madrid
7/5 -Madrid / Stay in Madrid
7/6 - Madrid / Stay in Madrid
7/7 – Depart Madrid in AM back to USA
My question is, does it make sense for me to buy a europass, swiss pass, or half fare?
I know the only way to find out the specifics is to do a p2p comparison, but prices vary so much from site to site (raileurope vs sbb etc), that it's difficult to compare apples to apples.
I believe the best route is swiss pass or half fare for switzerland, then p2p for the 3 other train rides - Zurich/Paris, Paris/Amsterdam, Barcelona/Madrid.
My main travel within switzerland will be from 6/22-6/25 as noted above. The major train travel will be from geneva/wengen, and wengen to zurich. on the 23 and 24, i will probably use the train just localling to Jungfraujoch or maybe the Schilthorn.
Once again, is there a suggestion you have for me for my trip? Thank you!