Feb 24, 2012 - 1:10 PM
A very good idea to celebrate your retirements in Switzerland.
Can you clarify what you mean by "Looking at tourist packages seem to indicate that they stop before then"?
May be this refers to the fact that quite some means of transportation are closed by the end of October (preparing for the winter season, and/or for maintenance)? Nevertheless there are lots of possibilities during this time of the year!
Weather conditions in end October/ begin November may vary from very nice and sunny high up in the mountains to quite a lot of snow in the valleys (no-one can predict this), but the Swiss transporting system will generally work perfectly.
The main cantons you might wish to visit are the Bernese Oberland
, and/or Wallis
. This website gives you a lot of information concerning these cantons. You can find e.g. day trips and hiking tips (although these are mainly summer trips/tips). And then: you can use the search option in the top hand right corner of this website.
Can you let me know what appeals most to you (traveling through the country, highlights in the mountains, cities, museums etc)?
Good luck preparing your visit!