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ashwin
ashwin
3 posts
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May 14, 2012 - 2:00 PM
Hi,
I am planning a trip to Switzerland, for 5 days in July, for my honeymoon. I am confused between taking a package trip from India or making my own trip. I would like to know if it's possible to plan a trip for 2 people (apart from international travel) in 1200 CHF? If yes, please help me with how I could go about the same. Currently, when I search for options, it goes way above this.

Thanks in advance,
Ashwin
Arno
Arno
7328 posts
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May 14, 2012 - 4:29 PM
Hi Ashwin, and welcome to MySwissAlps,

A package that includes everything for CHF 1200 may be hard to find. This Swiss Mountain Peaks package costs about CHF 1200, but that excludes diner. You can get a discount on that by the way. If you book your own trip, it should be possible for that amount, but you should limit your traveling or look for really cheap lodging. I would say that you book an hotel in one central place such as Luzern or Interlaken, and do short day trips from there with a Swiss Card or Swiss Half fare Card. And there are many more ways to save money.

Have a beautiful honeymoon!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:31 PM by Arno
ashwin
ashwin
3 posts
new member
May 15, 2012 - 11:51 AM
Thank you Arno :-) for sharing this valuable information with me.
ashwin
ashwin
3 posts
new member
May 15, 2012 - 2:18 PM
Hi Arno,
I have shortlisted the tour as detailed in http://www.makemytrip.com/holidays-international/package?id=541&selectedResultPage=1&selectedResultIndex=10

But as part of this package description, it says, they provide a 5 day Swiss transfer card, and they also specify "After arriving at x station transfer to the hotel on your own". I think the reason for this is because the transfer card is only for travel between rail stations. If this is the case, are there any bus only passes for local travel available? Or is there any other better option?

Thanks,
Ashwin
Arno
Arno
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May 15, 2012 - 4:53 PM
Hi Ashwin,

The trips are quite similar I guess. The 3-night trip through the link I provided can be extended with a night (or more nights) and then it adds up to the same amount as the 5-night trip you linked to. It's one night less but you'll be able to get the extra discount I explained about, and you get 50% discounts on trips that are not in the package. I don't see that mentioned for the package you linked to. So it's a matter of number of nights versus budget I think.

Many hotels do provide a free local "guest card" that includes free traveling in a small region around the hotel. Most towns have local passes as well such as the Zurich Card, but you would have to buy them. It's worth the money if you don't get a discount otherwise and do quite some traveling.
Last modified on Nov 17, 2014 - 3:40 PM by Arno
enpee2003
enpee2003
6 posts
new member
May 19, 2012 - 4:38 AM
hi ashwin,
1200 chf is a bit low,as things are very expensive here.but you can still plan it.if you can eat european stuff,then it is fine.if not,then indian restraunts are very expensive.then for food you better keep "ready to eat" packs from ITC,MTR,etc which you can carry with you n you may have to keep a 1 litre tea kettle to boil water to heat the food.you may go for the swiss pass from India itself as if you buy it from switzerland it will be expensive.you can go for the 2 in 1 scheme as you get a free ticket for your would be when you buy one ticket.
you can stay at the International Youth Hostels in Switzerland as these are very nice rooms for couples n it will be substantially cheaper tan hotels.you have a brand new hostel at Interlaken OST next to the station n 2 mins walk from the station.you should take a membership from the IYH in India from Delhi as it is valid globally.If you take it here in Switzerland,it will cost you a bomb.
you can stay put there in the hostel with a base in Interlaken you can go around Interlaken n then to Jungfrau peak and back.similarly with a base at lucerne,you can do titlis too via engelberg.start early for both the trips.
and avoid taxis ,it can be very expensive.with the swiss pass,local travel is mostly free so you can use the excellent swiss public trasport.
good luck.
regards
nand
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ashwin said: Hi,
I am planning a trip to Switzerland, for 5 days in July, for my honeymoon. I am confused between taking a package trip from India or making my own trip. I would like to know if it's possible to plan a trip for 2 people (apart from international travel) in 1200 CHF? If yes, please help me with how I could go about the same. Currently, when I search for options, it goes way above this.
Thanks in advance,
Ashwin

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