Jun 2, 2011 - 10:43 AM
Dear Arno and others: please help me purchase the right economical passes and finalize our plans. You had suggested before that the best thing for us is Swiss flexi pass, but there is a new twist, and I now must also ride the train to Faro, Portugal (with 5 bags), at the end of my time in Switzerland.
So DO I NEED TO BUY 2 PASSES: A SWISS PASS FOR BOTH OF US, AND A EURORAIL PASS FOR ME? OR WHAT??? Below is my latest itinerary, which seems to have become quite complicated, and I would try to simplify, but I think hotel prices by now have gone way up for any change.
below, PLEASE ADD ANY MODIFICATION THAT YOU CAN, FOR US:
- June 24- Arriving Geneva airport
- June 24- Staying in a Geneva hotel
- June 25: CAN WE USE SWISSPASS OR EURORAIL FROM GENEVA TO CHAMONIX?
-June 25, 26, 27 staying in a Chamonix hotel
-June 28: TAKE A BUS FROM CHAMONIX TO COURMAYEUR, ITALY
-June 28 & 29: staying in a hotel in Courmayeur, Italy
-June 30:TAKE A BUS FROM COURMAYEUR TO LE GRAND ST BERNARD (at border of Italy & Switzerland)
June 30 & July 1: staying at a hotel in Bourg-St-Pierre (at border of Italy & Sitzerland)
July 2: TAKE A BUS FROM BOURG-ST-PIERRE TO ORSIERES IN SWITZERLAND, & THEN USE THE SWISSPASS TO WENGEN THRU MARTINGY, MONTROUX, ZWEISIMMEN, SPIEZ, INTERLAKEN, WENGEN.
July 2 & 3: Staying at a hotel in Wengen
July 4: TAKING AN EARLY TRAIN FROM WENGEN TO ZERMATT THRU VISP
July 4: staying at a Zermatt hotel
July 5: TAKING EURORAIL FROM ZERMATT TO GENEVA (THE SOUTHERN ROUTE?)
July 5: staying at a Geneva hotel
July 6: I MUST TAKE EURORAIL TO GO THRU FRANCE & SPAIN, TO FARO PORTUGAL. BUT MY FRIEND FLIES HOME TO U.S. FROM GENEVA
So DO I NEED TO BUY 2 PASSES: A SWISS PASS for both of us, AND AN ADDITIONAL EURORAIL PASS FOR ME? OR WHAT??? I have tried talking to Eurorail, but they don't seem interested to help guide a person. They just want to sell you something quick & dirty!...
Thank you for any guidance you can provide.