We (our family of four) are planning on traveling to Switzerland during our children's Autumn break. Our children are 4 and nearly 6, at the time of travel and they are avid travelers and always up for new adventures. We live in the UK, and would like to attempt the itinerary below. (Then please see questions below)
Day 1 - Saturday, October 18 LHR to Switzerland - Geneva
Train to Montreux - stay the night
Day 2 - Sunday, October 19
Swiss Chocolate Train
Day 3 - Monday, October 20
Morning train to Interlaken
Check into hotelExplore Interlaken-boat ride toward sunset
Day 4 - Tuesday, October 21
Day at Jungfraujoch
Day 5 - Wednesday, October 22
Explore Wegen or Grindelwald
Day 6 - Thursday, October 23
Morning Train to Lucern- Stanserhorn - www.stanserhorn.ch - with the historic funicular and the brand new Cabriolet (convertible) cable car.
- cruises on lake Lucerne partly with steamboats - www.lakelucerne.ch- the medeaval citywall and it's towers/gates (musegg wall) around the old town.
Day 7 - Friday, October 24 Mt Titlis or Mt Pilatus
Thinking Mt Titlis
A trip to Engelberg for Mt Titlis also can allow you a few hours to stroll that very pretty little town, which is recommended. The train ride to/from is a remarkable journey by itself.
Be sure to check out the extremely impressive interior of the Abbey church in Engleberg, which is completely unidentified by any signage, but the people there can help direct you around.
Night train to Zurich
Day 8 -Saturday, October 25
Rhine Falls (Schaffhausen)
Day 9 - Sunday, October 26
explore Zurich if time permits prior to flight Zurich to LHR
**We will most likely be back in Zurich in December/January for a few days
1- We would really, really like to ski at Jungfraujoch. We realize everything is dependent on the unknown factor of weather, but would this be possible?
2- Can you ski at Mt Titlis?
3- Getting the 8 day rail pass the best with the family card (I believe that is free, and then our children travel free - minus the extra trains we would have to pay for to get us to Jungfraujoch, etc)? We are assuming we can buy day passes or airport passes for public transport in Zurich for the 9th day?
4- Any thing we should necessarily take out? We try and make our travels interesting for our children and therefore add the Chocolate train days, skiing, etc.
5- We are open to any other advice/opinions.
Thank you so much in advance.