Request help in planning trip to Switzerland

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sauravs
sauravs
4 posts
new member
Jun 11, 2012 - 2:53 AM
Dear Moderator,

I would like to congratulate you on the help that you have been providing to tourists like me through this forum. I would also be obliged if you could help me plan a 4 day trip to Switzerland

I am travelling to Switzerland for the first time and have been advised by friends to visit the following places: 1) Jungfrau region 2) Mt Titlis 3) Mt Pilatus 4) Schithorn 5) Zermatt 6) Glacier express

I would be travelling from Salzburg on an overnight train on 9th evening and reach Lucerne on 10th Morning. I have currently done bookings for 2 nights at lucerne and had intended to use that as a base and visit places. I have a return flight from Zurich on 14th Morning so need to use the 4 days to plan the visits.

I would be very grateful if someone can please advise on the following:
1) Any more places to visit besides those listed above (or remove few places from the above list)
2) The sequence in which I should visit these places and the corressponding location/ cities where I need to stay
3) I would be taking the Flexi pass but are there any more such discount items that I can avail

Regards and Thanks in Advance

Saurav
India
sauravs
sauravs
4 posts
new member
Jun 11, 2012 - 2:30 PM
Hi,

Request someone to please advice me on the above query.

Regards,
Saurav
Arno
Arno
7342 posts
expert &
moderator
Jun 12, 2012 - 2:06 AM
Hi Saurav,

I'm glad to hear you like our forum! Please be patient while waiting for an answer. As stated in the forum rules, it may take a while to answer.

It's hard to fit everything on your list in a couple of days. Please use the timetable to see what works for you. I would skip the Glacier Express and Zermatt and focus on Lucerne and Interlaken and their surroundings.

Just a suggestion below. It contains all except for the last part of the Glacier Express (Chur to St. Moritz):
10th: Visit Pilatus from Lucerne. Perhaps do a boat trip on Lake Lucerne as well.
11th: Visit Titlis and continue on to Interlaken.
12th: Jungfrau. You could combine this with a boat trip on Lake Thun or Lake Lucerne, or do a short hike. Travel to Zermatt in the evening.
13th: Glacier Express to Chur, and continue on to Zurich to stay in an airport hotel.

A 4-day Swiss Pass would be fine. You would use it from the 10th to the 13th and have the suggested boat trips for free as well.

Enjoy your stay!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno
sauravs
sauravs
4 posts
new member
Jun 12, 2012 - 2:21 PM
Dear Arno,

Thanks a lot for your response. Its a great help. Also if you can please help me understand how to visit Jungfrau? Can I just book a ticket using the Swiss pass or is there any separate booking that I would require to do. I was checking a site called swisstouronline.com and they had advertised an additional price of CHF 120 per person for people holding swiss pass.

Regards,
Saurav
Annika
Annika
4355 posts
expert &
moderator
Jun 13, 2012 - 9:52 AM
Hello Saurav. If you have a Swiss Pass, you will travel for free up to Wengen/Grindelwald. From there, you have to buy a 25% discounted ticket. The trips can be found through the timetable; fares are available at the Jungfrau railways website. By the way, you don't have to book your Jungfraujoch ticket in advance; you can show your Swiss Pass in Interlaken, Wengen or Grindelwald and then ask for your ticket.
sauravs
sauravs
4 posts
new member
Jun 14, 2012 - 2:41 PM
Dear Annika,

Thanks a lot.

Regards,
Saurav

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