Apr 3, 2013 - 6:53 AM
Many thanks for your detailed reply!
I have also come to think that this plan is too ambitious, and so have decided to only cover one of the two. Among the two which one would you recommend - Interlaken or Lucerne for a weekend trip? My main objective would be natural beauty + a chance to do some adventure activity if possible, and so my bias is towards Interlaken. Could weather play a spoilsport at this time of the year - 21 april at either of these places? I have checked with the sky-diving companies that you mentioned, and they say its about a 3 hour exercise.
Since I am only travelling by train for two days, I thought that the Swiss Half Care initial cost is probably more than the total expense, but I will re-check.
I have been following the supersaver tickets and they have good deals between Geneva - Interlaken etc for example! That is why, I want to finalize my plan in the next 2-3 days, so I can book on 6th April (for travel on 20th April).
Do International Visa cards issued by Indian banks work everywhere in Switzerland? I read somewhere about chip based cards being mandatory now. I have used this at airports before (Frankfurt etc) and it worked fine then (3 years ago). Is it advisable to buy a pre-paid forex travel card from India, or simpler to just use the credit card everywhere?