I will be travelling to Swiss around mid Feb, and have almost my finalized itinerary and based on this I had almost booked the 4 day Swiss Pass. That is until I accidentally stumbled upon this site and found that starting Jan 2015 the new Pass fares will come into effect. Before I shoot my questions, here are my travel details.
Travelling - couple ( Adult aged 28, youth aged 24)
On Feb 17th I will reach Geneva from Nice, France at about 17:15 PM. My idea is to goto Lucerne region and for this I have considered the golden pass line which starts from Montreux. And for this reason, I will head straight to Montruex from Geneve CFF.
Morning 18th Feb, I will start my Golden pass line jounrey from Montreux station up unitl Lucerne. From here take train to engelberg and visit Titlis along via the rope way and return back to Engelberg and stay overnight at Engelberg.
Morning 19th Feb go to lucerne. I had initially planned to go for mount pilatus from lucerne but found out that it will be closed till march 2015 due to the ongoing construction of the new cable way. Hence I will spend this day at leisure in lucerne, probably go on a cruise or some short half day trip ( Any suggestion will be useful).
Morning 20th Feb, directly goto Zurich airport from lucerne station and fly out of swiss. This will be early morning because the flight departs at 10:10 and there will be no time to go anywhere else apart from airport.
So my journey now stands at
-Geneva to Montreux on Feb 17th
-Montreux - Lucerne - Engelberg (and the mountain car ride which has 50% discount for swiss pass) on Feb 18th
- Engelberg-Lucerne and few short boat cruises on Feb 19th.
-Lucerne to Zurich Airport on Feb 20th.
1)So based on this, which would be my best pass fit ? A 3 or 4 day Swiss pass or Swiss flexi pass?
2)What will be the price list of the new passes. They seem to have not updated the Price list yet. As per my understanding from what i have read of other posts here ( discontinuing the saver price), the price for adult 4 day pass would be around 200 euros and youth would be around 166 euros.
3) Further, will the golden pass line trains start from the same station in Montreux as to where the Geneva train comes? Or is there a seperate rail station for panoramic trains in Montreux?
4) Is it better to buy the Swiss pass online upfront, or can i buy it when I reach Geneva station at about 5 30 in the evening? Is there any discount if you buy your passes in advance?
Thank you very much in advance.