5D4N in Switzerland ( First Time)

5D4N in Switzerland ( First Time)

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tay.tiffany
tay.tiffany
3 posts
new member
Jul 10, 2012 - 10:28 PM
Hi,
I and my hubby will visit Geneva on 30/7/12. Please advise the pass that we should buy for below itinerary and kindly give any better suggestion for the plan.

Day 1 : Reached Geneva ( stroll ard - lake, waterfalls and head to interlaken in the evening.
Day 2 : After breakfast,start the journey to Mt. Jungfraujoch
( up to Mt) : Interlaken Ost Station to Lauterbernen then to Klein Scheidegg
( bck fr Mt) : Klein Scheidegg by Wengernalp Railways to Grindelwald then back to interlaken
Day 3 : Interlaken to Lucern and back to interlaken ( evening ) - any suggestion ?
Day 4 : check out interlaken and headed to Zermatt . From Zermatt, take Glacier Express to St Moritz and rest at Chur.
Day 5 : depart to venice from chur - any idea how to get there?

Appreciate you favourable reply.Thanks!
maggiehorswell
maggiehorswell
318 posts
top member
Jul 11, 2012 - 1:52 PM
Hi there - as you will be in Interlaken on the evening of Aug 1st you have the opportunity to join in with their Swiss National Day celebrations - good timing! At the Stadthausplatz Unterseen from 15.30 till midnight - folklore and musical entertainment by various clubs and bands. (in case of bad weather some will take place in the church at Unterseen) at 21.00 a children's lantern parade from the Hotel Sonne Matten/ the catholic church Interlaken/ the Stadthausplatz Unterseen finishing at Hotel Metrpole. At 21.15. - Open-air concert by the Interlaken music band in front of the Victoria Grand Hotel and Spa. At 22.00 grand firework display on the Hoemmatte field and lighting of bonfires. You will be able to get information from the Tourist Office in Interlaken. Enjoy!
Maggie
Lakota
Lakota
1 post
new member
Jul 11, 2012 - 5:02 PM
We will be in the Lake Geneva Region of Switzerland from September 12 to 19. Arriving in Visp from Milan by train. We would like to visit Zermatt and Chamonix by train and thinking about getting a regional rail pass for the Lake Geneva region (2 for one offer). From maps it seems like we can travel from Visp to Martigny and up to Chamonix. Is this coorrect?
Annika
Annika
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Jul 12, 2012 - 6:00 AM
Hi tay.tiffany! I'd say you should consider a 3 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass, using free travel days on day 1 for your boat trips and the transfer Geneva-Interlaken, day 4 an day 5. The pass allows free traveling up the Swiss/Italian border, so you'll need an additional ticket for the Italian leg to Venice. The timetable helps you plan your trip to Venice, as well as all other trips in Switzerland.

As for your itinerary: there's lots to see and do in Lucerne. Consider a boat trip over the lake or a visit to the Pilatus. Browsing this forum will provide you with further tips. I think your plans for day 4 are a bit ambitious. You'll have to arrive in Zermatt pretty early to catch the Glacier Express. It's doable, but it requires you to leave Interlaken by 6 or 7 am. Getting all the way to St. Moritz first and then back to Chur for your overnight stay would add even more time to your trip. You could either stop at Chur (but you'd miss out on of the most spectacular part of the train route in that case) or get on to St. Moritz and plan your overnight stay there. If this is all too much for one day: an alternative route from Interlaken to Chur/St. Moritz runs via Bern, Zurich, Sargans and Landquart.

Does that help you out?
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno
Annika
Annika
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Jul 12, 2012 - 6:02 AM
Welcome Lakota! Would you mind creating a new topic for your question, as asked for in our forum rules? You can do so by logging in, getting to the rail forum and clicking 'Start new topic' in the upper right corner. Thank you :-)

Lakota said: We will be in the Lake Geneva Region of Switzerland from September 12 to 19. Arriving in Visp from Milan by train. We would like to visit Zermatt and Chamonix by train and thinking about getting a regional rail pass for the Lake Geneva region (2 for one offer). From maps it seems like we can travel from Visp to Martigny and up to Chamonix. Is this coorrect?

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