Jun 23, 2017 - 9:57 AM
Our family will be travelling in Switzerland for about 10 days in July. We will be staying the first few days with friends in Zurich, after which we plan to travel from Zurich to Geneva using a Swiss Rail Pass. Several friends have recommended renting a car and driving but after doing a bit more research, we have opted to use the efficient swiss transport system. We may rent a car the last two days. I have tentatively planned the following itinerary once we are on our own. We want to get the 8 Day Swiss Flex pass or the 8 Day Swiss Pass as we will be using it when we travel with our friends.
Zurich - Lucerne - Montreux - Geneva
Day 1&2 Zurich-Lucerne
Day 3 Golden Pass from Lucerne to Montreux
Day 4 Montreux Chocolate Train
Day 5 Train or Car from Montreux to Geneva.
- How does the family pass work? Our children are 14, 12, 10 and 6 but our 14 year old will be at a summer camp in Geneva for most of our trip and will only join us for the last few days. Should we register him as part of our family pass from the beginning or just register him when and if he joins us?
- Do I need to make a separate booking and reservation for the Golden Pass Train?
- Do I need to make a separate booking for the Chocolate Train or is this covered with the Swiss Flex Pass? Should I reserve now?
- Because we are travelling with kids, I want to limit the number of times we move and change hotels but are there any must see places on this route? Should I opt to stay only one day in Lucerne and the next day in Interlaken instead of two nights in Lucerne? Or is my current itinerary fine?
Thanks in advance for your help!