Tips for 4 days in Luzern and 3 days in Zermitt

Tips for 4 days in Luzern and 3 days in Zermitt

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Garawism
Garawism
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Jul 30, 2016 - 5:09 PM

Hi myswissapls experts!

I have to say this forum is veryyyy useful as I have been reviewing posts for the last 3 weeks. I'm preparing a nice trip for my family ( 2 adults and 3 children) to visit Luzern for 4 nights and Zermitt for 3 nights. In Luzern leg, I'm planning to use STP and use it to visit the following.

  • Day 1 for Pilatus and Rigi Day 2 for Titlis.
  • Day 3& 4 for Jungfrau region.
  • For zermitt, we plan to take the the Glacier express.

my question is what 'the must visit' places in Jungfrau region and can I do full round day trip by the Glacier when I move to Zermitt? Appreciate your valuable comments and suggestion.

Annika
Annika
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Jul 31, 2016 - 11:36 AM

Hi Garawism!

Thanks for joining us. Our recommendations for the Jungfrau region are listed at www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauregion/activitie s. Browsing this forum and using the search box will provide you with further ideas.

Doing the entire Glacier Express trip when moving from Interlaken to Zermatt (not Zermitt ;-)) would be too much. You'd have to travel via St. Moritz in order to accomplish that, and you'll hardly manage to do so in one day. Consulting the timetable at www.myswissalps.com/ti metable and our Glacier Express page at www.myswissalps.com/gl acierexpress allows you to find details and alternatives (see "Don't have time to do the full route?"). Parts of the trip are possible though. You could travel to Andermatt and pick up the Glacier Express ride to Zermatt there, for example.

Swiss Travel Pass purchase options are listed at www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price. You'd best buy through www.raileurope-gcc.com and order print at home passes. This promotion might be useful. Mind that the offer expires by August 9, so don't wait too long.

Garawism
Garawism
5 posts
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Jul 31, 2016 - 7:52 PM in reply to Annika

Thanks Annika for this valuable comments and links and apologies for misspiling Zermatt. If you you were in my place, how would you split day 3&4. In other words, what you do in day 3 vs day 4. This is specially if you know that mountains, waterfalls, general scenary are our priority?

one more thing, if I purchase STP through raileurope-GCC, does it require to receive paper pass through mail or I can print it at home? If print at home is ok then di i need to validate at train station? This is because when I applied and filled all necessary info, the page gave me the option to receive paper pass via mail from Dubai only. Please can clarify as I'm traveling in few days. Thank you very much in advance!

Annika
Annika
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Aug 1, 2016 - 8:56 AM in reply to Garawism

Hi Garawism!

Did you take a look at the list of activities for the Jungfrau region in my previous post? It's actually an overview of our personal recommendations :-). If scenery and mountains are most important to you, I'd certainly visit one or two mountain tops, like Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn (or Schynige Platte, which is a scenic and nostalgic ride, and entirely for free with your Swiss Travel Pass: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity). The Lauterbrunnen valley is stunning as well.

You'll receive print at home passes from www.raileurope-gcc.com, no paper passes. I just tried for Dubai and actually the only option I got was a print at home pass, so I'm not sure why you're seeing paper pass options only. Further validation is not required, so you can start using your passes right after arrival in Switzerland. I'd suggest you order today, because print at home pass orders too make take a couple of days to process. Although you could also buy your pass in Switzerland, that's less convenient as there may be waiting lines at the rail station. The RailEurope promotion I referred to won't be available there either.

Last modified on Aug 1, 2016 - 9:07 AM by Annika
Garawism
Garawism
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Aug 1, 2016 - 3:08 PM in reply to Annika

I'm sorry but the attached (if it opens!) shows that paper pass is the only option.

Please login to see the attached documents
Annika
Annika
4418 posts
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moderator
Aug 1, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Hi Garawism,

You are ordering a Swiss Travel Pass Flex, not a Swiss Travel Pass. If that's what you want, a paper pass is indeed the only option. But if you need a pass for 4 consecutive days, the Swiss Travel Pass is cheaper, and can be printed at home.

Garawism
Garawism
5 posts
new member
Aug 1, 2016 - 7:28 PM in reply to Annika

Understood with many thanks Annika. For the three nights I'm planning to spend in Zermatt., I'm thinking to split with St Moritz. Do you recommend the split so that we can enjoy the the entire trip for Glacier Express or stick with Zermatt and take the Glacier half way then return?

Arno
Arno
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Aug 2, 2016 - 7:32 AM in reply to Garawism

That really depends on whether you want to see the entire Glacier Express route. If so, then split you stay. If not, both Zermatt and St. Moritz offer plenty to do for a few days (assuming good weather).

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