Hi, due to some last minute changes to our travel plan, we will be flying in from London to Switzerland on 28 Dec and out from Switzerland to Barcelona on 1 Jan 2016.
As this is our first time travelling to Switzerland, we need some advice on itinerary and transportation as am quite overwhelmed with all the information. We will be travelling with our parents (aged 60+), thus, would prefer a good mix of sightseeing and winter activities for our itinerary, not too pack as am worried it will be too tiring for them.
Have drafted the below itinerary and would appreciate any feedback:
28 Dec 2015 Flight to Zurich Airport. Train from airport to Lucerne
29 Dec 2015 Travel from Lucerne to Mount Titlis
30 Dec 2015 1/2 day trip from Lucerne to Berns. Train to Interlaken.
31 Dec 2015 Trip to Jungfraujoch. Night Train to Zurich.
1 Jan 2015 Flight from Zurich Airport to Barcelona
Appreciate your advice on the following too:
a) Are public transportation available on New Year and New Year Eve? The operating hours as am not sure what time we should start and end our day.
b) Opening hours for shops / places of interest in Switzerland?
c) Are we able to do dog-sledge (guided) in any of the location as my parents have indicated interest in this activity? If not, can you help advise the location and proposed itinerary?
d) Does it makes sense for us to take the scenic train ride e.g. Glacier / Bernina?
e) What type of rail pass should we opt for? And can help provide detailed information on point to point connections?
Thanks in advance for the help!