Sep 7, 2015 - 3:55 PM
Hello! First off - I have learned so much through this great site on travel to Switzerland! Thanks to Arno and Annika!
When comparing different options for rail passes vs. renting a car, I decided to get the Swiss Half Fare Card and purchased it from Rail Europe. It is my husband, myself, and my 4 year old son traveling together. We have made Lucerne our primary base.
I have planned the following, but have a few questions:
Day 1: Arrive in Zurich @ 9am - take a train from Zurich to Lucerne. - Rest in Hotel, and in the afternoon Tour Lucerne: Lion Monument, Glacier Garden, Lake Lucerne cruise. Is there anything else to do in Lucerne?
Day 2: Early morning from Lucerne to Jungfrau - I am assuming this will take the entire day.
Day 3 : Lucerne to Mt. Titilis - is this just 1/2 day? Anything else we can do on this day in that area?
Day 4 : I would really like to see a swiss village, Cheese Factory, and my husband is interested in watch making as well. What can be recommended for his day?
Day 5 9/14: We have an evening flight to Vienna at 8pm. What can be recommended for 1/2 day in Lucerne area before we take a train to the airport?
Day 9: We arrive back in Zurich from Vienna, and we have the entire day/night in Zurich. For this day in Zurich I was planning to visit Rhine Falls and also the Thermal Spa if we have time.
I would really appreciate any suggestions as we leave in just 2 days :-)
One more question - is there anything fun recommended as a must-do/see that we can fit into our itinerary? My friend did the hang gliding, however it does seem quite pricey. Advice on this?