5 day stay In Montreux - good day trip?

5 day stay In Montreux - good day trip?

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Krharrison75
Krharrison75
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Apr 8, 2018 - 3:50 PM

We will be traveling with a 7 year old from Geneva to Montreux and then would like to take day trips during our visit. Given the renovations on the Golden pass, should we still take the Golden from Montreux to Interlaken? We also want to see Grimwald and ride the gondola, would those be better suited for a second day from the Golden pass adventure? We can rent a car for some of these days...is that bettwe option for any cities? Finally, we would love to experience he chocolate making or a working dairy foe our daughter, do you have recommendations?

Lucas
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Apr 8, 2018 - 4:36 PM in reply to Krharrison75

Hi Krharrison75 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Do you mean Grindelwald or Gimmelwald? There are also many gondolas/ cable cars in those areas.

You would not (could not) try to do both the Golden Pass to Interlaken and travel around Grindelwald/Gimmelwald and then return to Montreux on the same day. Use the Swiss Railways timetable to plan out your trips and see the schedule options.

I would still take the Golden Pass with the construction. it is only for about 15 minutes where you are on a bus, out of maybe 3.5 hours to Interlaken.

You can check out chocolate factories near Montreux (Broc): Cailler chocolate factory & Gruyeres cheese factory.

Some ideas around Montreux are listed here. Good mountain trips nearby are the Glacier 3000 (read about my recent trip here) & Rochers-de-Naye.

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Krharrison75
Krharrison75
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Apr 8, 2018 - 4:53 PM in reply to Lucas

I meant Grindelwald. Thank you. On the times table, how do I know which is the panoramic ?

Arno
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Apr 8, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Hi Krharrison75,

A car is rarely a better option than the Swiss trains: www.myswissalps.com/ca rversustrain. There are exceptions of course, but the places you mentioned so far do not require a car, nor is it more convenient by car.

Lucas
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Apr 8, 2018 - 7:08 PM in reply to Krharrison75

On the Golden Pass? The new panoramic are MOB Panoramic and the heritage ones are Belle Epoque on the timetable. You won't have much luck until after June 1 when the line construction is done though - they are running intermittently and not listed on the timetable due to that.

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