Mar 30, 2014 - 8:45 AM
Let's answer your questions:
1) It looks like you've done your preparation very well. The mountains you'll be visiting are below 2000 m, but you will definitively be able to enjoy beautiful views from there. A comment about your Golden Pass tour: you don't need to spend 6 hours on the way back as well. You can of course, but there are quicker routes back to Lucerne. Just enter your trip in the timetable to see.
Note that with a 4-day Swiss Pass, you need to buy a regular ticket on day 5. You could choose to travel to Zurich in the evening of day 4 and spend the night in an airport hotel (with free transfers to the airport) or a hotel in the city.
2) 3) Actually it works like plane tickets and many other products: there are no fixed prices, so resellers can sell the passes for whatever price they think is right. That's why we have listed prices and promotions (if any) offered by the various resellers on each rail pass page. See here for Swiss Pass prices and here for Swiss Pass related promotions. Buying locally (e.g. at Zurich airport) is one of the options listed there. Also see this page for an explanation.
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:55 PM by Arno