Upcoming trip in June 2011

Upcoming trip in June 2011

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docgcm
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Mar 26, 2011 - 6:06 PM
I need some advice regarding whether to purchase a regular swiss pass or the flexisaver
Itinerary as follows
Day 1-- basel to muerren
Days 2-3 -- spend in muerren area but use local trains/cablecars, etc to explore
Day 4-- travel to wengen
Days 5-7 -- spend in wengen but use local trains/cablecars, etc to explore area
Day 8 -- travel to St. Moritz
Day 9 -- glacier express to zermatt
Day 10 -12 -- explore zermatt area with local cablecars, etc
Day 13 -- zermatt to zurich for flight back to usa

Any thoughts on this itinerary??

also, any advice on reasonable hotel in st. moritz and also zurich airport??

Thanks in advance for any and all help!!!!

Gary Mallis
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Arno
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Mar 27, 2011 - 6:04 AM
Hello Gary,

It's a beautiful itinerary that allows you to see much of Switzerland! I would personally not move from Muerren to Wengen but select one base and do all day trips from there. Everything in the Jungfrau region is close together so one base will do.

A 4-day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass would be perfect. You can use it for your transfers on day 1, 8, 9 and 13.

Hotels can be found here and there's a list of convenient hotels near Zurich airport as well.
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docgcm
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Mar 27, 2011 - 11:57 AM
Thanks so much for your quick reply
1 other question-- is the glacier express ticket also included as part of the Swiss saver flexi pass??
Arno
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Mar 27, 2011 - 1:13 PM
Yes, the Glacier Express is included in the Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. All you need additionally is a seat reservation for the train of your choice.

Enjoy your stay!
docgcm
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Mar 30, 2011 - 10:59 AM
Arno said: Hello Gary,

It's a beautiful itinerary that allows you to see much of Switzerland! I would personally not move from Muerren to Wengen but select one base and do all day trips from there. Everything in the Jungfrau region is close together so one base will do.

A 4-day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass would be perfect. You can use it for your transfers on day 1, 8, 9 and 13.

Hotels can be found here and there's a list of convenient hotels near Zurich airport as well.
docgcm
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Mar 30, 2011 - 11:03 AM
Thanks for the reply
One other question-- on the day I travel from muerren to st. moritz-- what is the best route to take and approximately how long will it take me?-- THX Gary

Also, any ideas about cheese tours in appenzell-- i want to do this on the way from zermatt to zurich-- any ideas appreciated-- Thanks Gary
Annika
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Mar 30, 2011 - 2:50 PM
Hi Gary! The most direct connection between Mürren and St. Moritz runs via Interlaken, Bern, Zurich and Chur, and takes about 6h30. A variant would be to get to Zurich via Lucerne, instead of via Bern. You'll cross the beautiful Brünig Pass, but it does add extra time to the long trip. Connections can be found through the Swiss timetable. You can specify 'via stations' (such as Lucerne) as well. One more option is to get to Brig first, following the impressive Lötschberg pass by regional train. However, this journey takes 8 to 9 hours, and the part from Brig to St. Moritz is similar to the Glacier Express route you'll be using a few days later, so I guess you don't prefer this.

As for cheese tours in Appenzell: you won't have lots of time to do this, as the trip from Zermatt to Zurich via Appenzell takes about 7h30. You may have time to visit the Appenzell cheese factory (there's no English version of this website, but Google translate may help you understand the content). A short (self-guided or guided) tour takes 1 hour.
docgcm
docgcm
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Apr 9, 2011 - 10:29 PM
thanks for the info

another question-- i am considering riding on the "swiss chocolate train" -- i looked on the internet and was trying to get the most up to date info

does it only run on certain days??

i want to ride on it monday june 13th-- i will probably have a swiss pass-- how do i make a reservation and can you tell me the exact times it leaves montreux and the timing of the schedule for the day-- hard to find up to date info

Thanks

Gary
Annika
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Apr 10, 2011 - 4:48 AM
Hi Gary. The Chocolate Train runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in May and June, so it runs on Monday June 13 as well. I think this web page will provide the information you're looking for. You can download a brochure with travelling dates, times and prices, and there's a link to a booking form.
docgcm
docgcm
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May 16, 2011 - 2:49 PM
hi again-- i was wondering if i can get the " 6 day Jungfraubahnen pass" when i get to switzerland - i read somewhere that i can buy this pass at any train station-- is that true??-- also, can you please give me a link to some hikes in the zermatt area?

thanks much-- Gary
Arno
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May 17, 2011 - 1:52 AM
Hi Gary,

The Jungfraubahnen Pass can be purchased at manned stations in the region where it's valid. I'm not sure whether you can buy it on other Swiss stations.

Some hikes around Zermatt can be found here.
docgcm
docgcm
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May 18, 2011 - 1:00 PM
Thank you very much-- now for a very simple question........
are the electrical plug adapters the same for both germany and switzerland-- that is the 2 rounded posts plug-- although i have seen pictures of a "3 rounded plug" what do i need??
Arno
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May 19, 2011 - 2:09 AM
Hello Gary,

I think this topic will answer your question.

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