Swiss pass selection for Geneva - Lauterbrunnen

Swiss pass selection for Geneva - Lauterbrunnen

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mynameiseyal
mynameiseyal
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Jun 19, 2015 - 7:07 PM

We're a family 3 - 2 adults and a 3 months old baby, landing in Geneva at the 30th of June and taking a train straight away to Wengen. We'd be staying in Wengen for 4 nights, returning to Geneva by trainfor an extra night and flying back home.

We plan to take day trips from Wengen to Interlaken, Grindelwald and maybe Zermatt (if we won't go to Interlaken or Grindelwald), and we don't plan to reach high altitudes (which are not recommended for babies).Overall, we plan to use public transportation for 4 days out of our 6 days in Switzerland, including the way from and back to the Geneva's international airport.

So our question, is which Swiss pass will best fit our need, and what will be its costs?Thanks!

mynameiseyal
mynameiseyal
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Jun 20, 2015 - 1:49 PM

Anyone? any ideas? I'm lost here...

Arno
Arno
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Jun 20, 2015 - 3:13 PM

Hi mynameiseyal,

No worries, everyone receives an answer here! The Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi fits your needs. It includes the rides from Geneva airport to Wengen and back for free. And you'll get a 50% discount on further tickets during your stay. You need two of these passes. The baby travels along for free.

More information can be found on myswissalps.com/ swisstransferticket. In your case you can best order through www.raileurope-world.com/ pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-half-fare or www.raileurope.co.il/ pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-half-fare. Don't wait to long as shipping takes a bit of time (up 8 business days for the first site and 4 for the second).

Hotels in Geneva can be found on myswissalps.com/ geneva/hotels.

Have fun!

mynameiseyal
mynameiseyal
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Jun 20, 2015 - 6:02 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno,

Thanks for your detailed answer, made my life much easier :)

Eyal

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 21, 2015 - 10:18 PM in reply to mynameiseyal

<<"We plan to take day trips from Wengen to Interlaken, Grindelwald and maybe Zermatt (if we won't go to Interlaken or Grindelwald), and we don't plan to reach high altitudes (which are not recommended for babies).">>

You will pass through Interlaken on your way to Wengen. You will change trains at Interlaken Ost. Most people do not consider Interlaken of sufficient interest for a day trip more than part of a day. A nearby town with an attractive old city on the river is Thun. You might consider it for a part day trip.

www.myswissalps.com/th un

You might also consider Brienz, famous for its woodcarvers, and with a new Woodcarving Museum next to the Jobin store. (admission fee.)

Wengen is 1274 meters above sea level. Some might consider that a high altitude. If you take the gondola car (Luftseilbahn) from Wengen up to Männlichen - usually recommended - you will be at approximately 2200 meters - in my opinion you are definitely at high altitude then.

mynameiseyal
mynameiseyal
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Jun 22, 2015 - 4:43 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi Slowpoke,

Thanks for the great tips!

Thun and Brienz sounds very appealing and we will consider them. Mannlichen is off our plans, but although Wengen is a bit high we're OK with anything lower than 1,500 meter.

Thanks again!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 22, 2015 - 11:32 AM in reply to mynameiseyal

<<"Thanks again! ">>

You are welcome. It seems that you have been doing your homework. ;-)

Although I have not gone there, Sherlock Holmes fans often like to visit Meiringen, where there is a Sherlock Holmes Museum..

www.myswitzerland.com/ en-us/sherlock-holmes-museum-meiringen.html

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