3 nights in Grindelwald-what to do and which pass?

3 nights in Grindelwald-what to do and which pass?

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NewJersey
NewJersey
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Apr 5, 2017 - 6:27 PM

My wife, 15 year old daughter and myself will arrive in Geneve on July 1st early morning (7.45 am) and then will go to Grindelwald straight from the airport. We plan to go to Montreux on a direct possible train and then board the Golden pass line from Montreux to Zweissman on the panoramic train. As i understand we are better off to reserve seats on this leg of Golden pass line. From Zweissman we will board again the golden pass line and get off at interlaken ost. Then take the last train to Grindelwald from Interlaken.

We will stay in Grindelwald for three nights and need suggestions on what to do and where to go. Wish to go to Jungfraoujoch but looks like the swiss travel pass will not cover it, is there anyhing slimilar? We also, want to make a day trip to Lucerne but not sure what to do there. Any suggestions? After staying three nights in Grindelwald we will go to Zermatt for one night. Again not sure what to do here for half a day and a night, suggestions?

Thanks!

Arno
Arno
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Apr 6, 2017 - 9:41 AM

Hi NewJersey,

Sounds like a good plan! Yes, I would indeed book seats for the Montreux to Zweisimmen (note the spelling) section of the route as it is high season. I'd recommend to have some spare time in Montreux as you can't be sure about which train you'll have from Geneva airport in case of a delayed flight. The lake area is very close to the train station.

Please see the Grindelwald page for things to do, suggested hotels and more. There is no pass that fully includes Jungfraujoch. The Swiss Travel Pass gets you to Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren and even Schynige Platte for free. Grindelwald/Wengen to Jungfraujoch is 25% discounted. Considering your other plans as well it will work out fine for you. If your daughter is still 15 on your first travel day she will travel for free as you can order along the free Swiss Family Card. Please see these pages for further details:

Also see the Lucerne and Zermatt pages for more suggestions please.

NewJersey
NewJersey
10 posts
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Apr 6, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Hi Arno,

Thanks for your response!

Yes, I have already bought the swiss travel pass ans since my daughter will still be 15 on the first travel day we got the swiss family card too. July being the peak season we are paying a lot for the hotels and everything else and that's why I was wondering if it is possible to skip Jungfraujoch (because it is expensive) and do something similar with less money or free.

Thanks

New Jersey

Annika
Annika
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Apr 7, 2017 - 6:50 AM in reply to NewJersey

Hi New Jersey,

Of course you can skip Jungfraujoch, that's entirely up to you. I don't think there's anything similar in terms of views and experience in the Jungfrau region, but there are so many other activities to choose from that you definitely won't get bored. Please see our Bernese Oberland activities page for further ideas. The Schilthorn may appeal to you: great roundabout views of the Alps up there. I also advise to look into Schynige Platte, as that's for free with your Swiss Travel Pass: myswissalps.com/swisst ravelpass/validity.

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