Best of Switzerland via Swiss Tours?

Best of Switzerland via Swiss Tours?

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Jun 25, 2016 - 10:16 AM

Hi to all and thanks very much for such a great forum.

I am considering booking a 11 day 10 night holiday through Swiss Tours. Has anyone travelled with them or had experience with them. The itinerary includes:

Inclusions:

  • 2nd class train tickets as required by the itinerary
  • 2 nights accommodation in Lucerne
  • 1 nights accommodation in Lugano
  • 1 night accommodation in St Moritz
  • 2 nights accommodation in Zermatt
  • 1 night accommodation in Montreux
  • 2 nights accommodation in Interlaken
  • 1 night accommodation in Zurich
  • Seat reservation on the Wilhelm Tell Express including meal voucher worth swiss francs 19
  • Seat reservation on the Bernina Express train and coach
  • Seat reservation on the Glacier Express
  • Seat reservation on the Golden Pass Line Montreux Interlaken
  • Excursion to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
  • Excursion to Jungfraujoch
Last modified on Jun 25, 2016 - 10:23 AM by Arno
Slowpoke
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Jun 25, 2016 - 2:48 PM in reply to Removed user

Hi Naomi

No experience with that company, but it sure looks like a great tour for a first time visitor. You will get a really excellent sampling of special places in Switzerland. I suspect that you'll have two results -

you will want to go back, and, you'll have a good idea of where to spend more time when you do go back. ;-)

With quite a few "one night" stays, you'll spend a lot of time on some really nice train rides, but won't have a lot of time in the destinations for those days.

My own style is to base in one or two, maybe 3 places for a trip of that length and do day trips, which can be planned easily if you wish to try that approach.

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Either way, you'll have enough time in the country to appreciate it and get a really good range of experiences. You'll almost surely wish you had more time in the Jungfrau region, but all the others are worthwhile, too.

Slowpoke

lkwlee
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Jun 25, 2016 - 3:36 PM

Hi Naomi. I booked a Swiss Tour package for my first trip. It is completely free and easy. You need to find your own way around. I used google map. There is no travel guide to lead you. It's as good as you do your own travel arrangements. Calculate your costs.

lkwlee
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Jun 25, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Hi Naomi. When I bought the 5 days Interlaken/Lucern package with Swiss Tours, it included a Swiss Half Fare Pass. All rail/bus rides were fully paid for 5 days and cable car rides and entry to Titlis and Jungfrujoch were included in the tickets as they are part of the package. Being my first trip I did not know about the half fare pass. Fortunately I showed my pass at the ticket counter when I went to Pilatus which was not included in the package. I then realised that the half fare pass entitled me to a 50% discount for rail/bus/cable car rides and entrries to places for 1 month.

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Jun 26, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Thanks to everyone for your responses. Much appreciated and extremely helpful.

Last modified on Jun 27, 2016 - 10:22 AM by Arno

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