Jul 6, 2022 - 2:52 AM
General Plan for September Trip--2 adult seniors--1st trip to Switzerland
Day 1--Early AM arrival (if all goes well!) in Zurich from U.S--train from airport to Wengen--(sleep in Wengen)--if possible explore Wengen or possibly go back to Lauterbrunnen for a few hours
Days 2 & 3--Explore Bernese Oberland (sleep in Wengen)
Activities we would like if possible: 1) travel to Gimmelwald & Murren (Schilthorn??) 2) boat trip from Interlaken to Lake Brienz, stop at Giessbach Waterfalls, boat to Brienz, train back to Interlaken 3) explore Lauterbrunnen and visit waterfalls. Is it possible to do all of this or is it too much or are there suggestions for a better plan?
Day 4--Train from Wengen to Lucerne (Golden Pass from Interlaken to Lucerne--explore Lucerne (sleep Lucerne)
Day 5--Boat and Train from Lucerne to Lugano (most likely regular boats and trains following the route of the Gotthard Panorama Express but not the actual GPE, local transport from Lugano to Bellagio (not sure about exact options) (sleep in Bellagio for the next 4 nights). We have not totally ruled out the actual GPE but leaning toward the regular boats and trains instead.
Trying to determine best option for passes:
1. Swiss Travel Pass for 6 days (even though we will only use 5 day)
2. Swiss travel Pass for 4 days and a Day pass for 1 day
3. Half Fare Card
4. Half Fare Card and Bernese Oberland Pass
Definitely open to other/better options since I am confused!! Thank you!!