Dec 9, 2019 - 3:42 AM
in reply to Shahnaz7
We just did a similiar trip! We are both 70 year old seniors! I opted for the Swiss 8 day train pass! You just hop on and off trains , buses, and boats! You dont have to use tickets! It is worth the money ! Print the passes at home!
I would skip Zurich and go straight to Lucerne. It is much nicer and more walkable than Zurich! Zurich is too large of a city for just a few hours. We arrived in Lucerne and took the boat to Vitznau and went to Mt Rigi! There is no extra charge for Mt Rigi with the pass. You can also do the trip tp Mt Pilatus but there is an extra cost.
We based in Lucerne for 2 days and then went to Interlaken Ost for 3 days. We took the train to Bern on the arrival day after we checked into our hotel. We ate diner in Bern and then returned to Interlaken Ost. The next day, we went to Lauterbrunnen and to Schilthorn. It was free with the pass but, I think there is a half charge coming in 2020. We went to Murren . The next day we took the train to the Jungfrau from Interlaken Ost. We stopped in Wengen where you have to get a ticket to the Jungfrau. We went to Kleine Scheidegg and up to the Junfrau! It is awesome. We returned by the train going to Grindelwald . It is a cute town! The next day ,we took the Golden Pass line to Montreux. Try to get a Belle Eposch train.We made reservations which is advisable. We arrived in Montreux and based for 3 nights. We went to Zermatt from Montreux and then the next day to Gruyere by train. The train system is awesome. They come right on time. If we had a car, we would not have been able to visit all of these places.Some towns are car free so, the train is the best option. We stayed in hotels near the train stations so, we didnt have to walk far. We then took a train from Montreux to Venice for a cruise.
I highly recomment these hotels: The Grand Hotel National in Lucerne, The Hotel Royal St Georges in Interlaken and the Hotel Suisse Majestic in Montreux! They were a little expensive but very nice and close to the train stations and buses! Please listen to the advice on My Swiss Alps.We followed the suggestion and were so happy.
Last modified on Dec 9, 2019 - 4:43 AM by Steph