Aug 18, 2011 - 5:07 AM
Hello dublin, and welcome! Rahman is right: it's worth considering a rail pass
to reduce the costs of your train traveling. Since you'll be traveling over quite long distances, you may want to look into the Swiss (Saver) Pass
or Swiss (Saver) Flexi Pass
Train traveling in Switzerland is indeed easy and comfortable. For the trips you have in mind, you don't have to make seat reservations, so you can simply board any train you like. If you'd have a Swiss (Saver) Pass, you wouldn't even have to purchase tickets for your trips. The Swiss timetable
is of great help in planning your itinerary. Just fill out your departure and arrival station, your preferred date and time of traveling, and the timetable will come up with all possible connections. Fares
can be found through the timetable too.
As for day trips: you may like boat trips over lake Geneva and/or lake Lucerne. Zermatt is surrounded by several viewing points
(consider the Gornergrat and Sunnegga for instance) and you'll find great hiking possibilities
there. Lauterbrunnen and its surroundings have lots to offer: this day trip list of the Bernese Oberland
may get you started. Engelberg is especially known for viewing points Titlis.
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