As a part of our 6 nights 7 day trip to Switzerland, we are booked for 3 nights 4 days at Interlaken (Check in 12th July-Check out 15th July). Trying to fine tune our days at Interlaken and seek your suggestions for the detailed planning. It's nature and outdoors that interest us. We will be arriving from Paris on 12th July.
Since we will go for the 8 day Swiss rail Pass, we intend to buy ticket from Paris to a border town at the France- Swiss border.
Take the 07.07 hrs TGV Lyria from Paris Gare Lyon which will reach Geneva CFF at 10.18 hrs.. It is costing us about 47 CHF per person.
Take the 06.45 hrs train from Paris Gare Lyon to Basel SBB. The trip cost and duration is abut the same but it's not TGV Lyria or a TGV
Which would be a better option? Please suggest.
Our check in time at the apartment that we have booked at Interlaken is 4 pm. What according to you would be better?
Come directly to Interlaken. Board the 10.42 train from Geneva and reach Interlaken by 13.22 hrs, drop the baggage at the apartment (it's a 10 min walk from the station) if the owner permits or park the baggage at the lockers at the station, have lunch and set off for a boat cruise on Lake Thun.
Upon browsing the Interlaken link posted by you all on my earlier thread in the month of March, I realized that the "Watching the lakes from the peaks" caught my attention and got me all excited. We are interested in taking the boat from Interlaken to Beatenbucht and then proceed to Beatenberg and Niederhorn.
Take the full cruise from Interlaken to Thun, hang around Thun and take the evening cruise back.
Have a stop over at Geneva/ Montreux/ Bern/ some other better destination that you could suggest and reach Interlaken sometime in the evening of 12th July and if time and energy permits go for option 1a or 1b.
Please note that we wish to allot a day for Jungfraujoch, may be the 13th.
We wish to utilise 14th for a hike.
Please suggest which one of the options given below would be better.
Travel to Zermatt and opt for the Rotenboden - Riffelalp hike
Opt for the hiking trip First-Bachsee-First
Opt for the hiking trip Grutschalp-Murren.
On the 15th we will be proceeding to Lucerne where we are booked for the night. We intend to go to Mt. Titlis on 15th.
On 16th, we plan to travel to Andematt to hop on the Glacier Express and travel to St. Moritz where we are booked for the night.
On 17th, from St. Moritz we will proceed to Zurich post lunch. We wish to do the short 1 hr 40 min hike from Pontresina to St. Moritz in the morning.
Although Glacier Express was highly recommended in my previous thread, I would still ask if I am right in planning to spend 5 hours on board Glacier Express and travel to St. Moritz. Or should I drop the idea and think of an alternative location like may be Sas Fee / Wengen/ Grindelwald ?
Please chip in your suggestions.
P.S. We fly out from Zurich on 18th morning.