Aug 27, 2015 - 7:59 AM
Hello, i am going to spend 14 days in Switzerland, from 10th to 24th December, with my family of 6 - 2 adults and my 4 children, age 16, 14, 11 and 9. First timer. Will not drive and intend to use public transport throughout entire trip. Main intention is to learn skiing in Andermatt, plus some sight-seeing in nearly places.
Base: Andermatt. Intend to spend 11 to 12 days staying at Andermatt. Also have the intention to stay either at Zermatt or Ticino (3 days 2 nights).
If stay over at Ticino for 2 nights, we are thinking of covering - Bellinzona, Lugano, Lake Maggiore and Ascona.
Thinking of doing some day-trips (either (i) full day or (ii) half day afternoon - morning skiing lesson and afternoon day visits to these places:
- Realp, Hospental, Furka, Interlaken, Grindelward and Engelberg
(a) which pass would be the most economical - Swiss Travel Pass, or Swiss Half Fare or Family Pass?
(b) for those places like Realp, Hospental, Furka, Interlaken, Grindelward and Engelberg - is it feasible to do a half-day visit, bearing in mind the short day-light during December?