Best option for a 3 day visit

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gracee
gracee
2 posts
new member
May 23, 2011 - 1:36 PM
Hello :-) my family of 6 (2 adults, 4 youths (16-26)) will be visiting switzerland this june.

We will be arriving at Zurich airport (14 June morning), and staying in Lucern for 2 nights, before departing from Basel (16 June evening).
We plan spend a day (or part of it) at Mt Titlis, and haven't planned for anything else for the remaining 1.5 days- suggestions are welcome :-)

With that, we will be taking these trips (at the minimum)
a) Zurich- Lucern
b) Lucern-Engelberg
c) Engelberg-Lucern
d) Lucern- Basel
e) in addition, we'll need to take the gondola/cable car up to mt titlis from Engelberg

what's the best, most cost effective pass that you will recommend we buy?

thanks in advance!
Arno
Arno
7718 posts
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moderator
May 23, 2011 - 3:27 PM
Hi gracee,

Welcome to our website! If you would just take the trips you listed, regular tickets would be cheaper than buying any pass. It would be around CHF 170 p.p., as you can check in the timetable and on the Titlis website.

However, for just a bit more money the youths can purchase 4-day Swiss Youth Passes and the two adults a 3-day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. That's what I would recommend if you prefer the freedom of adapting your plans to the weather or do some extra trips. Extra trips could be a boat ride on Lake Lucerne or the cog train up Mount Rigi. Both are free with those passes. Details and purchase options can be found on the pages I linked to.

Enjoy your stay!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
gracee
gracee
2 posts
new member
May 29, 2011 - 9:55 AM
thanks for the information Arno!

you were mentioning, a cog train up Mt Rigi... does the swiss pass cover the full cost of transportation beginning from lucerne all the way up to mt riggi?
(eg, if i choose to take a boat Lucerne to Weggis or Vitznau, then the cog train all the wat up to Riggi Kulm?)

i'm still planning things to do on the 14th and 16th, so maybe getting the swiss pass might be of greater value :-) i also understand that it gives me free admission to museums? and that with the pass, i'll be entitled to 50% off the trip up Mt Titlis (which is originally at CHF86). Kindly correct my understanding if it's not right :-)

Thanks!
Arno
Arno
7718 posts
expert &
moderator
May 29, 2011 - 10:54 AM
Hi Gracee,

Yes, from Lucerne up to the Rigi is fully covered with a Swiss Pass, regardless if you travel by train or boat. The cable car from Weggis is discounted, and so is Mount Titlis. You can check the link to the map on the Swiss Pass page to see what else is included. Indeed, about 400 museums offer free admission to Swiss Pass holders.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
maggiehorswell
maggiehorswell
318 posts
top member
May 29, 2011 - 11:47 AM
Hi Gracee, we make good use of our Swiss pass in Museums - most are free, including the Glacier Museum in Lucerne. The excellent Transport Museum in Lucerne is not free but you get a good discount with the pass and it is well worth a visit. You could use your pass to visit Interlaken, travelling on the scenic route via Meiringen. You could get off the train in Brienz and contimue your journey by boat on lake Brienz. with a view of the Giessbach Falls on the way. Maggie

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