Jun 3, 2011 - 4:21 AM
Thanks for your compliments! As for your questions:
1. Yes, a Swiss (Saver) Pass includes more than a Eurail Pass: free urban transportation and (post) buses, and discounts on more cable cars/lifts. By the way, the Eurail France-Switzerland Pass would indeed cost $376
for 4 days, but you need one for 5 days. The 4-day Swiss Saver Pass is currently $249. Prices are listed on the right side of the Swiss Pass page
. Another difference between both passes is that Eurail is 1st class. A 1st class Swiss Pass is available as well, but it would be more expensive.
2. You can stop in Bern if you leave early in the morning. You can best check the timetable
for details. I would recommend to continue on to Luzern that same day as that allows you to arrive at the Titlis fairly early in the morning on the next day. Generally, the views are better in the morning (clearer skies), but you can best check the weather forecast the evening before.
3. It definitely makes sense! Extra tip: You can travel back from Luzern to Geneva via Meiringen - Interlaken, so you see the Northern part of the Golden Pass as well. You may consider to continue on via Spiez - Kandersteg - Goppenstein - Brig for even more scenery.
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