8-days Swiss Pass itinerary feedback needed

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new member
Mar 13, 2016 - 5:41 AM

Hi all!

On my previous trip to Switzerland, this forum had helped a lot in planning and with lots of advise and suggestions. With all good memories, will be revisiting again and this time spending approx 9days in Swiss.

ive done up an itinerary and hope to get some feedback on anyway yo make it better. Thanks in adv.!

travelling as couple, we are deciding to purchase a 8days Swiss Pass for below travel plans. Hoping to maximize our pass usage for this journey.

Our main concern is the travelling is too heavy for this trip. All feedback and suggestions greatly appreciated.

day 1: St. Moritz ( coming in from Austria, start using Swiss pass for travelling between Sargon-st. Moritz). Spend the day in St.Moritz area

day2. Glacier Express- Zermatt.

day 3: Matterhorn, Gornergrat

day 4: travel to Lucerne. (been here 2 days on previous trip)

day 5: Mount titlis

day 6: travel to Lugano (William tell express or normal train)

day 7: Lugano

day 8: travel via Bernina express to Chur (overnight) ( End of Swiss pass)

day 9: Chur-Zurich

day 10: to Zurich airport

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expert &
Mar 13, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Welcome back Purpleglitz!

Last time you traveled, in 2011, there still was a Swiss Pass. It has been discontinued in 2014, and the slightly different replacement pass is called "Swiss Travel Pass". There still is a product called Swiss Pass, but it's for Swiss citizens only and not something you need (see here). So please see www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass for all the latest information.

It looks like you've given your itinerary much thought. You'll certainly get good value for your Swiss Travel Pass. Whether it's too much traveling is for you to decide. It's a lot, but if your goal is to enjoy the scenic train rides this plan makes perfect sense. And you do have some days to enjoy the mountains too. So its all good I would say.

Please see here for a recent discussion about hotels in Chur.

Will this trip be in summer?

Last modified on Mar 13, 2016 - 11:04 AM by Annika
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new member
Mar 13, 2016 - 4:09 PM

Hi Annika,

thanks for your reply!! Yup. Im referring to the swiss travel pass for 8 days!

yes. Will be travelling in mid may, so day-light is much longer as compared to my previous trip.

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expert &
Mar 13, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Sounds good! By the way, something else has changed since 2011 too: you can now print your pass at home. So no more shipping, and no need to wait for a ticket office as you can immediately start traveling with your printed pass. For example: you can go to www.swissrailways.com/ en and pick the "Online Ticket" delivery option. You can find all purchase options here: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price.

Just let us know if you have more questions. The scenic trains can be found here: www.myswissalps.com/ac tivities/scenictrips/t rain.

Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM by Arno

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