Feb 19, 2012 - 5:34 PM
I would highly appreciate your help! I plan to travel from Germany into Switzerland, then to France at the end of March 2012, using EuRail Select Pass for 3 countries. In Switzerland, I'd like to visit the following locations:
Day 1. Lucerne
Day 2. Interlaken
Day 3. Zermatt
Day 4. travel through Lausanne to France
I have two questions in this regard:
1. Golden Pass panoramic train is something I'm very much looking forward to. But if I travel from Interlaken to Zermatt via Spiez and Visp to Zermatt, and next day from Zermatt to Lausanne via Martigny and Montreux, I would miss the Golden Pass route of Interlaken to Montreux via Zweisimmen. But it would be much longer trip if I travel from Interlaken to Montreux with Golden Pass line, and then change the train to Zermatt. In addition, on the next day, I would need to travel from Zermatt to Lausanne using the same route. Which would be recommended? Is the trip from Spiez to Visp as scenic as Golden Pass?
2. I'm trying to make a reservation for GoldenPass panoramic train on their website (http://www.goldenpass.ch/default.asp?Language=EN
). At the "booking" page to select seats, it shows each train with several "free seats", but I'm wondering if the carriages for 1st Class and 2nd Class shown are all "panoramic" carriages. I couldn't figure out from any of the web sites.
Thank you for your help. I'm flying into Germany from Hong Kong.