Swiss Trip in April

Swiss Trip in April

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niteshsurana
niteshsurana
5 posts
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Mar 2, 2015 - 6:38 AM

Hi All,

Me and my wife are travelling to Switzerland from April 7th to April 11th. Our Itinerary is as follows:

1. 7th April: Arrive at Interlaken West by 6 in evening from Munich. Visit surroundings a bit and rest. Night at Interlaken

2. 8th April: Start for Jungfrau early morning , return by late afternoon. Do a evening tour of River Thun Region. Do we have scope to do any other tour post Jungfrau visit, please suggest / recommend. I love to do paragliding and would like to know if this would be a good time to do that and places where I can do that. Also suggest an indicative cost for the same. Night at Interlaken

3. 9th April: Leave for Zermatt early morning and return by late afternoon. Catch a train to Lucerne on late evening. Can we do any other tour post Zermatt. Do you recommend any alternate tour to Zermatt, like St. Moritz or tour on Glacier express, etc. Night at Lucerne

4. 10th April: Do a tour of Mount Titlis and return back. Visit Lucerne and start for Zurich late evening. Night at Zurich

5. Catch a flight to Mumbai from Zurich. Flight time 12 noon.

Does this trip makes sense? Please feel free to suggest alternate itinerary keeping in mind that we have our accommodation booked at Interlaken, Lucerne and Zurich .

Few additional questions:

1. Should we opt for a 4 day swiss pass / half fare card.

2. I understand that for Jungfrau we will need to buy seperate tickets irrespective of 4 day pass or half fare card, wanted to know is Zermatt / St. Moritz covered under swiss pass.

Any other tips and suggestions would be most welcomed.

Many Thanks in advance for your help.

Look forward for your replies.

Cheers,

Nitesh

Annika
Annika
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Mar 3, 2015 - 5:22 AM

Hi Nitesh,

Thanks for posting! Your plan is doable but it's a lot for a few days. The main issue is that mountain trips are weather dependent, and you only have one fixed day to do them. That may turn out to be fine, but you can't know in advance. Personally I would not do a day trip to Zermatt, but rather use that day to be flexible for the Jungfraujoch visit, or see something else in the region. For paragliding, please contact one of the local organizers for dates, times and prices. Examples are airtime-paragliding.ch and paragliding-interlaken.ch.

As for your other questions:

1. A Swiss Travel Pass is more convenient (no tickets to buy). Whether a Swiss Half Fare Card works out cheaper can be calculated once you are sure about your travel plans.

2. Cable cars/cogwheel trains nearly always require additional, but discounted tickets. That goes for both passes. You can go to the pass pages I linked to above and download the map to see exactly what's included.

For your last night in Zurich, please check here for the best hotels.

niteshsurana
niteshsurana
5 posts
new member
Mar 3, 2015 - 8:49 AM in reply to Annika

Thanks a million for your kind suggestions, these are really helpful.

In case I don't opt for Zermatt, what are the options available for me to enjoy Swiss Scenic beauty. We are not real museum, monument lovers.


Arno
Arno
7726 posts
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Mar 3, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Hi Nitesh,

Did you check our website for suggestions? E.g. the Interlaken page will provide many options. Or click the 'What to do' option in the top menu and go from there.

niteshsurana
niteshsurana
5 posts
new member
Mar 16, 2015 - 6:33 AM

Thanks for the reply and help.

Got most of my answers. On the map due to my vision deficiency on specific colours cant make out if Zermatt is covered under swiss pass or not. Please help.

Regards,

Nitesh

Arno
Arno
7726 posts
expert &
moderator
Mar 16, 2015 - 6:54 AM

Hi Nitesh,

The Swiss Travel Pass includes free traveling to Zermatt, and to all other inhabited towns in Switzerland. The cable cars from Zermatt into the mountains are discounted by 50%. Swiss Travel Pass prices and promotions can be found here.

Enjoy your stay!

Last modified on Mar 16, 2015 - 6:55 AM by Arno

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