Jun 15, 2018 - 11:31 PM
My wife and I will arrive in Zurich on 30 October and need to depart to Rome on 3 November giving us a mere 4 days to see something that really needs 4 weeks or more I know.
Here are questions.
1. We need to go to Berne (actually Diemtigen) to see ancestral farm. We were planning on going via train to Berne 31 October and overnight there. Should we rent a car in Berne to get to Diemtigen and see the homestead and then back to Berne? If so, recommendation? What about accommodations in and around Berne?
2.We want to travel via rail to Rome on 3 November. We were thinking to go to Lucerne (to be near train when we need to leave on 3 November) after Berne and spend 2 days there. We'd love to see Alps and are thinking Jungfraujoch but are open to other suggestions. The excursions to Jungfraujoch seem to take all day and are fairly pricey. If it is worth it we are all in.
3. When and how do we book trains from Zurich to Berne and then Berne to Lucerne and finally Lucerne to Rome. Keep in mind the Swiss cities other than Berne are open to great advise from you all.