Nov 27, 2011 - 6:20 AM
Hello Guneet, and welcome! That's a great itinerary for a stay in Switzerland around Christmas. The towns will be decorated and you can visit lots of Christmas markets (you can read about them in this topic
and this one
). My advice would be to plan your travels (including the one from Montreux to Interlaken/Lucerne) in daylight and not in the evening, as the views are great. Consider to use the Golden Pass line when leaving Montreux and/or when traveling back from Interlaken/Lucerne to Geneva. Alternatively, travel to Brig first and change trains to the RegioExpress Lötschberger there. Both routes can be found using the Swiss timetable
. Enter your arrival and departure station and add 'Gstaad' or 'Zweisimmen' as your via-station for the Golden Pass route, or 'Kandersteg' for the Lötschberg route.
As for rail passes: if you like the idea of free traveling, you can best opt for a 4 day Swiss Saver Pass
. It allows unlimited traveling in trains, buses and boats without the need to buy additional tickets. (Discounted additional tickets have to be purchased for mountain trains and cable cars.) If your stay lasts 5 days, you can start using your 4 day Swiss Saver Pass from the 2nd day onward. Your trip from the Geneva airport to your hotel
can be made for free with a Unireso ticket, and your hotel will offer you a free Geneva Transport Card on top of that, so trips in and around Geneva will mostly be covered
I hope this gets you started!
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