4 Day trip to Zurich from Prague

4 Day trip to Zurich from Prague

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May 24, 2013 - 11:40 AM
We are planning for a 4 day trip from Prague to Zurich ,from 4th July to 7th July of this year.
Totally we are 3 people me and my husband and 2.5yrs kid.
For accommodation we are plan to stay in Zurich itself.
And we planned to visit following places,
1-July 4th -zurich lake
2 -July 5th -MT.Titles
3 -July 6th -Jungfrau mountain in interlaken
4 -July7th -Lucerene-Mountain pilatus.

I want to know the following things
1) For train pass-for 2 people + 1kid(2.5yrs) which is best?
Swiss pass/Flexi pass/Golden pass
2)After buying the any of the pass -do i need to pay for any of the trains we are travelling in the above mentioned places?
3)Any discount to visit Muesum/travel in Mount Car.

Mainly on the budget we have to plan everything in ahead.

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Annika
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May 26, 2013 - 7:10 AM
Hello skoda. A 4 day Swiss Saver Pass for the adults, plus a free Swiss Family Card for the child, would be a convenient option. All regular train, bus and boat trips are for free. You'll have to buy additional 50% discounted tickets for Engelberg-Titlis, Wengen/Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch and Alpnachstad/Kriens-Pilatus. You may want to replace your trip to the Pilatus by a trip to the Rigi, which is a beatiful viewing point near Lucerne too; it's entirely for free with a Swiss Saver Pass. Please review the Swiss Pass page and download the validity map for all details.

An alternative would be the Swiss Half Fare Card. This requires you to buy 50% discounted tickets for all trips.

The Swiss Saver Pass offers free entrance to lots of museums throughout the country; the Swiss Half Fare Card doesn't. I don't know what you mean with Mount Car.
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May 28, 2013 - 2:40 AM
Hi Annika,
Thank you so much for the reply,however I still have some questions,
1) Can we buy the Swiss Saver Pass for the adults, plus a free Swiss Family Card-after reaching the Zurich airport ?
will it be crowded by tourists?difficulty in locating the ticket shops?
2)On the accommodation part which is a best place to stay-Zurich/Lucrene/Engelberg?
3) There is a slight change in our travel plan ,instead of 4th we reach Zurich on 5th @4pm-as its evening which places I can cover?
4)And also on 8th we have to board our flight @ 5pm,so for half day-say till 1pm which places we can see?

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Arno
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May 28, 2013 - 3:28 AM
Hi skoda,

1) All purchase options are at the Swiss Pass page (select your country, travelers and pass first). Buying at the airport is one of the options. You're traveling in high season, it can be busy, but it will vary and it's hard to predict. If you don't want to loose time you can easily get the pass in advance. If you get it through the webshop of the Swiss railways you can validate the pass yourself and board the first available train immediately.

2) Lucerne is the best location for the plans on your list. It's more central than Zurich, and Engelberg is quite isolated. Hotels near the old town and rail station are listed here. There is a similar overview for Zurich as well.

3) & 4) It depends on where you decide to stay. Mountain transport services are usually only available until late afternoon, you'd best check the timetable for that. I would suggest to explore the town you're staying in and/or do a boat trip on Lake Lucerne or Lake Zurich on the 5th. On the 8th, a short boat trip would be an option as well, as well as a mountain trip if you start early (e.g. Pilatus, which is very close to Lucerne). You need nice weather for that, so I would recommend to decide the prior evening. A museum visit can also be done that morning.
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