Dec 14, 2014 - 11:39 PM
My family of three (two adults, 20-yr-old daughter) will be in Zurich/Lucerne for a few days in early June 2015. I have read all the advice on passes, but am a bit overwhelmed with info. Here is our tentative itinerary:
Day 1 - Arrive late afternoon to Zurich Airport, transport to hotel (right across from Zurich HB). Walk or perhaps a bus to dinner that evening.
Day 2 - Train to Lucerne, then transfer to Stans, then up to Mt. Stanserhorn for a few hours, then back down and back to Lucerne for mid-afternoon through evening. Back to Zurich at night.
(Alternative on Day 2 is train to Weggis, up Mt. Rigi for a few hours, then down to Vitznau, boat to Lucerne, and late afternoon through evening in Lucerne, then back to Zurich)
Day 3 - Morning in Old Town Zurich area, afternoon perhaps in Rapperswill by train, then back to Zurich for evening plans. Perhaps using a bus or two in Zurich
Day 4 - Straight to Airport in morning.
I like the idea of a passes and not having to buy individual tickets for every part of the journey, but don't want to spend a lot more on passes than we would pay for individual tickets. Any advice?
Also, it seems that there is a huge upcharge to by passes ahead online (when switching to US dollars, it was 1 1/2 times as much, even though the exchange rate is almost 1 - 1.
Thanks for help!