Jun 23, 2013 - 9:23 AM
Hi midwestern. If you're traveling in high season (especially July or August), 1st class will be more comfortable. Most mountain transportation and buses don't have 1st class though, so you'd especially profit from 1st class seats in all regular trains and on boats.
If you won't be making major changes to your itinerary, a 4 day Swiss Pass would be way more convenient than a Swiss Half Fare Card. The Swiss Pass offers a 50% discount on nearly all mountain trips, except for the Jungfraujoch (25% off between Wengen, Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald). Did you check the validity map at the Swiss Pass page
If you want to save on traveling time, you could replace the trip to Titlis on day 4 by a trip to the Pilatus. That's a great viewing point too, and a lot closer to Lucerne. You could make a wonderful round trip via Alpnachstad, Pilatus and Kriens, and get on the boat over lake Lucerne right after this visit.
You may also like these hotel overviews for Zermatt
and Zurich Airport
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno