Guidance on itinerary and rail pass

Guidance on itinerary and rail pass

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anils
anils
2 posts
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Jul 6, 2015 - 6:09 PM

We are a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children ( 15 & 8 yrs), resident of UAE, visiting switzerland for the first time after visiting Paris.

We are planning to board TGV from Paris and will arrive in Lucerne on 17/07, will spend the night in Lucerne and will leave for interlaken on 18/07, where will spend 3 nights before departing to Zurich airport on 21/07.

Our kids are interested in snow, hence we would like to visit Jungfrau and Mt. Titlis and other good attractive spots in nearby areas.

I have read few forums regarding swiss pass and other types of passes, but we are unable to arrive at our itinerary based on 3-4 days and travel pass to be chosen for moving short distances and excursions, kindly advise us what we can do in these 3-4 days and what type of pass will suit our short travel plans.

Few more queries-1. Do we need to book mt titlis and Jungfrau, before purchasing pass in advance before arriving in Swiss? From Where we need to travel to Mt. Titlis and Jungfrau? Is there any chocolate factory in and around interlaken or Luzern and how we can visit?

Your kind suggestions, advice on above will be much appreciated.

Thanks, Anil S

Annika
Annika
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Jul 6, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Hi Anil S,

I would recommend two Swiss Half Fare Cards for the adults for the trips within Switzerland. The children travel along for free with the free Swiss Family Card you can order along. I would advice to order the cards and the tickets Paris - Basel (Swiss border) as soon as possible, as it will be more expensive if your wait until you're in Europe, and delivery takes 4 days. In your case you can buy here:

Do check if you can get a discount: myswissalps.com/forum/ topic/summer-discounts-of-up-to-60-on-rail-passes

As for what to do, please see here for tips:

There's a "Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven" at Jungfraujoch, and the "Swiss Chocolate Adventure" in the Swiss Museum of Transport (a wonderful interactive museum, great for children too). There are chocolate making demonstrations in Interlaken and in the open-air museum in Ballenberg.

anils
anils
2 posts
new member
Jul 7, 2015 - 4:13 PM

thanks for your valuable feedback. do we need to buy one way or return?

kindly advise.

Thanks,

Anil S.

Annika
Annika
4417 posts
expert &
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Jul 7, 2015 - 4:33 PM

What do you mean by that Anil? Which route?

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