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Apr 23, 2011 - 6:54 AM
Dear Sir,
Myself (Age of 60) and my better half (Age of 53) will be reaching to Geneva CFF Railway station Via Paris on 22 June 2011, and our tour details are below,
22 June 2011, we would like to make Geneva city tour
23 June 2011, we will be planning to visit Jungfraujoch
24 June 2011, planning to visit zurich city tour
25 June 2011, planning to travel in choclate train.
26 June 2011 , leaving to rome from Geneva airport.

If I work out train fare individually, fare for 23rd and 24th itself are coming around 430 CHF for a person.
If I see half fare travel card that is 135 CHF per person or If I see Swiss Flexi saver pass is 150$ per person.

Kindly clarify
(1) Swiss flexi saver pass is free in all train travel or only discount is applicable on that pass?
(2) Which one is cheap and economical for 2 persons.

Kindly reply which is cheap and also suggest me any more important places to visit in swiss.

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Annika
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Apr 24, 2011 - 5:28 AM
Hello Muralik. For your travel plans, a 3 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass would be an economical solution. It would be cheaper than a Swiss Half Fare Card (which is actually CHF 110.00 per person). The 3 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass allows you to travel for free on 3 days. You would have to use these days for June 23, 24 and 25. It will cover the trip Geneva-Wengen, offer a 25% discount on the section Wengen-Jungfraujoch, cover the entire trip to Zurich, and allow a discount on the Chocolate Train. The Swiss Flexi Pass also offers days with a 50% discount, to be used between the first and last day of free travel, but you wouldn't use this discount. All details, including a map showing the overview of validity, can be found at our Swiss Flexi Pass page. Prices can be found here as well, in the upper right corner. Select the 3 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass, pick 1st or 2nd class and fill out your other travel data to obtain quotes.
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Apr 24, 2011 - 5:40 PM
Hi

I have read various posts about passes, and particularly the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. What I still don't understand is how you determine the end day of validity. Say, you validate your first travel date, and you are actually staying for 5 days in Switzerland, but only bought 3 day in a month pass. How do you actually determine the last date (ie. Day 3 of the pass)? Is it predetemined when you validate?

thanks for any info
Annika
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Apr 25, 2011 - 9:29 AM
Hello hadiwi56a, and welcome! No, you don't have to decide in advance which days you want to use for your free traveling. Depending on the reseller you choose, you do have to specify the first free travel day, as this is the date at which the validity of the Swiss Flexi Pass starts. After the first free travel day, you can decide on the spot which other days you want to use for free traveling. You can do so by writing down these dates on the pass yourself, or have it stamped at a railway station. (Again, it depends on the reseller which type of validation is required. Please refer to the Swiss Flexi Pass page, where you'll find information on various resellers. Click on the question mark next to the text 'Quick transfer' for more information.) As long as you have written down the date or have your pass stamped before you board your first train/bus/boat that day, it's fine.

The validity ends as soon as you've used your last free travel day.
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Apr 26, 2011 - 2:06 AM
Thanks for your reply and details.Actually Eurorail swiss saver flexi pass is showing 150$ per person if travelers are 2 and more, but myswissalps is showing 229 $ approximately after discount.Kindly clarify on this difference of rates and also if i want to buy ,can I buy from Swiss or buying from India is cheap through online (my trip date is 22 june 2011 to swiss). help
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Apr 26, 2011 - 2:35 AM
Hi Muralik,

Please note that Eurail passes are not the same thing as a Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. The Swiss Saver Flexi Pass provides more discounts and free traveling on more routes. Prices in India and in Switzerland can be found on the Swiss Flexi Pass page. Currently it's cheaper to buy in India.
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Apr 30, 2011 - 9:01 AM
Dear Sir/Madam,

Really this forum is very nice of giving swiss informations.Thanks.As we are coming from India as a first time visit, kindly suggest which is the best mountain to see in order like 1 , 2 , 3 .... from Jungfra,Mt Titles,shilthorn..I need suggestion is both we are 60 age and 54 age , so according to our age kindly suggest.

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Wandermann
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Apr 30, 2011 - 9:23 AM
Hello Muralik,

This is really hard to answer. The only thing I can think of is that you browse a bit between the following sites and that you take the weather conditions into account at the moment you are in Switzerland: Jungfrau, Schilthorn, Titlis. From my own experience I can tell you that age will not be a problem at Jungfrau (Jungfraujoch) and at Schilthorn, as there are little or no hiking possibilities there, it's mainly the trip by cog railway or gondola, so no hard work there! I'm not very sure about Mt. Titlis, but looking at the possibilities there, and the same goes for the other two options, looking around you will be great.

From my own experience I would say: 1. Schilthorn, 2. Jungfraujoch, 3. Titlis.

I really hope this helps a bit!

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