Swiss trip July 21-25 with scenic train journeys

Swiss trip July 21-25 with scenic train journeys

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billasood
billasood
5 posts
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Jun 27, 2016 - 7:51 AM

Hi

I am planning a short trip to Switzerland from July 21 to JUly 25th .I shall be making my base in Basel

Can you recommend what best scenic Train journeys can be accomplished rom Basel or Zurich as DAy Trips ?

I shall be buying the 3 day Swiss Rail Pass

Thanks

Billa

Annika
Annika
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Jun 27, 2016 - 8:55 AM

Hello Billa, welcome to MySwissAlps!

Basel and Zurich are not in the Alps, so a different base town would be better. Please find scenic trips through www.myswissalps.com/ac tivities/scenictrips, pick the ones you like, and then see which town or towns makes sense to stay in.

All about the Swiss Travel Pass is explained here: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass. Be sure to print it at home to save time. And be sure to buy the pass as soon as possible since you live in the UK. You can save a lot of money due to the dropped rate of the pound (see here and here).

billasood
billasood
5 posts
new member
Jun 27, 2016 - 8:58 AM in reply to Annika

Hi Annika

What base town is good for Alps scenic train journeys ?

Where can one go form Basel to enjoy scenic train journeys

Thanks

Billa

Arno
Arno
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Jun 27, 2016 - 11:01 AM in reply to billasood

Hi Billa,

Basel is one of worst places to stay if you want to see the Alps, which is where the scenic train rides are. It's just too far away. Lucerne and Interlaken would be better, but it really depends on your plans. Please study all the options on the page Annika linked to, so you will get a sense of where the rides are and how long they take.

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