Jun 20, 2015 - 3:26 PM
We are returning to Switzerland for 3 weeks this September.Our objective is to hike and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Since the 3 week rail pass is no longer available we need an alternative.
here is our itinerary
1)Arrive Zurich travel to Konstanz ( 5 days in Germany with car )
2)Return to Brienz for 3 weeks --plan to mainly hike in the area -- Grindelwald,Wengen,Lauterbrunnen,Planplatten,Neiderhorn,Meiringen -- with day trips to Thun,Bern and Lucern and Kandersteg.
3)Return train to Zurich airport
We like to be spontaneous and don't like standing in line to buy tickets. A 15 day plus 8 day Swiss Pass is very expensive ( plus won't cover many mountain lifts )If we are calculating correctly a Half Fare Card plus Bernese Oberland Pass ( 2x10days ) plus rail tickets at half fare would be our best bet -- Hopefully still keeping transportation costs for 2 adults for 3 weeks around $2000 CDN?
Is this our best solution. Appreciate any input as things have changed so much this year. Thanks.