Basel after cruise. 5 day stay in Switzerland.

Basel after cruise. 5 day stay in Switzerland.

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Chettyrk
Chettyrk
3 posts
new member
Feb 6, 2016 - 8:31 PM

Hi ,

we are returning to Basel after river cruise . Need help how to cover high lights to spend in Switzerland from April 19 through April 25. At a leisurely phase.Also we taking flight back on 26 early morning.

Any advice on hotel 4 stars and how buy train ticket at a discount prices.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2648 posts
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Feb 7, 2016 - 1:14 AM in reply to Chettyrk

Hi Chettyrk - Welcome to theforum.

Sounds like a great opportunity.

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Spring weather may be rainy ( or not), and April will be between seasons in the high Alps.

To help better understand possibilities, where is your departure flight on the 26th leaving from?

Also- 4 star hotels are usually worth the money, if you use the facilities, but I tend to use 3 star hotels, or even 2 star..

In Switzerland, 3 stars get you clean, well managed and comfortable hotels, but lacking some of the facilities, such as a swimming pool, that you get in 4 star.

Stars are assigned by the SHA, Swiss Hoteliers Association, and have strictly defined characteristics needed to reach each rating. If you use star ratings from on-line services, they are an undefined set of standards. Often merely a consensus from users who do not have consistent standards.

The forum moderators, Arno and Annika can help with various train fare discounts.

To offer the best advice, they need to know your travel plans, day by day.

Some passes pay for (almost ) everything, at a discount, but are not worth paying for if you don't travel very much. There are a lot of other options, too.

When in Basel, view the Tinguely water sculpture. Not to be missed.

www.myswitzerland.com/ en-us/tinguely-fountain-basel.html

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Slowpoke

Last modified on Feb 7, 2016 - 1:18 AM by Slowpoke
Chettyrk
Chettyrk
3 posts
new member
Feb 7, 2016 - 2:15 AM

Our return flight will be from on April 26 around 10 am. It is a international flight.

hope this info help.

thx

Chettyrk
Chettyrk
3 posts
new member
Feb 7, 2016 - 2:16 AM

Return flight is from Basel.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2648 posts
expert
Feb 7, 2016 - 2:23 AM in reply to Chettyrk

<<"hope this info help.">>

Does help. Means that you probably need to be nearby the night before. Could be more convenient if you return to Schengen country...do you? That reduces the time needed for passport control.

Basel airport connects with Basel SBB by a shuttle bus...

Slowpoke

Annika
Annika
4415 posts
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moderator
Feb 7, 2016 - 2:14 PM in reply to Chettyrk

Hi Chettyrk,

The first two links provided by Slowpoke help you to get started and put together a draft itinerary based on your interests. Please feel free to post it here for feedback.

Once you have decided on towns to stay in, you can ask for hotel suggestions in the accommodation forum.

Last modified on Feb 7, 2016 - 2:15 PM by Annika

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