9 day trip Zermatt, Montreux, Lucerne, Zurich

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Jun 26, 2018 - 5:23 PM

Hi. We will be arriving in Zurich on the 1st of July at 7am from asia. From there we (my mother, sister and her two children 8 and 9) take the train (bought the 8 day swiss travel pass) to Interlaken and make that our base for 4 days. On the first day itself we would like to see Interlaken itself. Was thinking of a boat cruise to Breinz and return back by train. Then head to Harderkulm and Hoheweg Promenade. i hear there is a castle too and a roman catholic church. is there anything else i should do or avoid from what i have stated.

day 2: we plan to go to zermatt. i have been told once i reach there, there are 2 options. one is to take the klien cable car and the other is to take the cogwheel train to gomergrat. which is better. is it possible to do both in the same day with children?

day 3: we plan to go to montreux. i believe there is a scenic ride on the route from montreux to zweisimman. as i have the first class pass do i need to change trains and buy a separate golden pass or i can enjoy the panoramic view on a regular train?

day 4: go to jungfraujoch. again there is a cogwheel train. do we need to buy separate tickets for this and make reservations?

day 5: proceed to lucerene and spend the day in there

day 6: go to mt titlis

day 7: not sure what to do today. either go to lake como, lugano or mt pilatis for the day. any suggestions

day 8: back to zurich and go see the rhine falls. spend evening in zurich

day 9: spend day in zurich.

day 10: fly out to london.

would be highly obliged and grateful for any suggestions on any of the days or any part of our trip


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Jun 27, 2018 - 5:56 AM in reply to Rvbom

Hi Rvbom and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Looks like a good plan. You can use the timetable to find schedules and plan trips to different towns and mountains. https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable

Day 2: Yes, both Gornergrat and Klein Matterhorn can be done in 1 day. Both offer different experiences and views of the Matterhorn. Gornergrat offers the "postcard" views so you might want to start there and then go to Klein Matterhorn if the kids feel up to it.

Day 3: Yes, there is a panoramic train between Zweisimmen and Montreux (Golden Pass). You don't need tickets as your Swiss Travel Pass covers that. But you should make reservations in 1st class as that train gets very busy in the summer: https://www.myswissalp s.com/goldenpass/packa ges

Day 4: You do need a ticket as your Swiss Travel Pass (https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass/ validity) doesn't fully cover this trip between Wengen or Grindelwald (25% off though). https://www.myswissalp s.com/jungfraujoch/tic kets

Day 7: I think, for a change of scenery I'd go to Lugano. Read about my recent trip there here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/forum/topic/tici no-region-trip-march-31-april-2

You can take the Gotthard Panorama Express train there (or go on regional trains through the tunnel to save time). https://www.myswissalp s.com/gotthardpanorama express

I hope that helps!

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Jun 27, 2018 - 11:42 AM in reply to Lucas

Dear Lucas

Thank you very much for all the information you have provided. Will help me on my trip. Just one quick question. Tried reserving a seat on the golden pass from Montreux to Zweisimmen. Dont see any late evening trains. Also when i try to book the 10.25am Zweisimmen to Montreux train it says pay CHF 18 per person.

Any idea on that.



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Jun 27, 2018 - 5:21 PM in reply to Rvbom

Hi Ranj,

There are trains departing until 10:14 PM and later in the weekend I think. It would be best to arrive well before sunset (9:30 PM in your case) to see the scenery. Seat reservations are optional for that route and I wouldn't think you need them if traveling in the evening.

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Jun 28, 2018 - 11:08 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno

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