Jul 20, 2011 - 11:52 AM
I have been planning for this trip since 6 moths ago, but only discover your website just only today! Your website is fantastic as it gives useful information for those planning to visit Swizerland. Your forum page is very interesting and offers useful tips to people like me. Kudos to you!
I will be travelling to Switzerland arriving at Zurich Airport on 22 Sept 2011 and will depart from Bern for Paris on 30 Sept. I'm travelling with 3 other companions (56 to 62 years old). The trip is the 1st for the four of us and we are looking forward to discover the beauty of the land, immerse with the weather and the culture of the Swiss. For these reasons, I have chosen 2 base cities, namely, Interlaken (5 days) and Bern (3 days) to move about in Siwtzerland. This will also save us from having to hop from one hotel to another and get to see more of Switzerland.
My itinerary wil be:
a. Base city : Interlaken
23/9: Interlaken-Zermatt-The Matterhorn-Interlaken
24/9: Interlaken-Lucern-Mt Pillatus-Interlaken
25/9: Interlaken -Mt Schilthorn & Trümmelbach Waterfalls-Interlaken
In between these, we plan to walk around Interlaken
b. Base city : Bern
27/9: Walking trip around Bern
29/9: Bern-Zurich-Bern ; shd it be Bern-Geneva-Bern
1. I'm planning to buy the 8-day Swiss Saver Plus to enjoy the various modes of Swiss transportation system & give me a seamless trips to & fro the base city as well as to the mountains (with some discounts). However, I'm confused, if this is the best choice or would the Swiss Card be better. Also, can the Swiss Pass be used to travel on the special trains such as the Glacier Express, Golden Pass Scenic train, etc.- will there be an additional charge to hop onto these trains if I hold the Swiss Pass?
2. Is the itinerary above doable for us to cover almost all the important places in Switzerland? Can we fit in visiting some of the important musuems (to make full use of the pass) - if yes, would appreciate if you could recommend us these museums.
3. Your website recommends Trainticket.com - is this website reliable? I was prompted with a message that this website is not a trusted webiste. However, it offers the best price for the Swiss Saver Pass.
Would appreciate your earliest response as I'm about to buy the Swiss Saver Pass. Tks much!