Switzerland/Italy Itinerary - Help

Switzerland/Italy Itinerary - Help

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captiveman
captiveman
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Jul 1, 2013 - 8:02 AM
Need some assistance in nailing down a train itinerary (best options) for a group of 7 (4 adults, 3 kids-19,16,10).

Day 1 Zurich To Murren
Day 3 Murren to Venice
Day 6 Venice to Rome

Thanks in advance.
Annika
Annika
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Jul 3, 2013 - 8:12 AM
Hi captiveman. All train connections, including those to Venice, can be found in the Swiss timetable. That's the best way to all trips to, in and from Switzerland. I suggest that you buy Swiss Cards for the adults and the 19 and 16 years old. This will provide a free trip from Zurich to Mürren and from Mürren to the Swiss-Italian border (Domodossola). All journeys in between will be discounted by 50%. The 10 year old can travel along for free if you get the free Swiss Family Card.

I don't know what your main interests are, but here are hiking tips and day trips to be made from Mürren.

Does that get you started?
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:31 PM by Arno
captiveman
captiveman
2 posts
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Jul 21, 2013 - 7:38 PM
yes, thank you. I have ordered the swiss cards. How do I make train reservations with those? Do I have to do it in person or can I do it online?
Arno
Arno
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Jul 22, 2013 - 9:59 AM
Hello Mark,

You don't need reservations for Switzerland, but you do need them for your trips to and in Italy. You can best order them online, as (the desired) seats may run out as your travel date gets nearer. Since you live in the USA, you can book seats here. More information about seat reservations can be found here.

If you don't have tickets for Italy yet, then don't book just reservations. In that case you'd better book tickets + reservations combined. You can arrange for that from the same website here. Your Swiss Card covers the leg Mürren to Domodossola, so you only need tickets for Domodossola to Venice (if the system can't find those tickets, try Brig instead, which is one stop earlier).

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