Feb 4, 2018 - 8:40 PM
I've just joined this website and am impressed with the great information provided. Thank you for those responsible. I'm presenting an itinerary for our trip. Bookings are completed for flights and accommodations. Would appreciate comments regarding the trains. Am I on the right track? Are the scenic trains costs included in the Swiss Travel Pass? or are they half price? Once I see the comments I will purchase the Swiss Travel Pass via Rail Europe.ca
My husband and I are travelling to Switzerland from Aug 29, 2018 to Sept 21, 2018 (includes 10 days in Switzerland). Will purchase a 8 day continuous Swiss travel pass. We are in our mid 60's and are healthy and very active - mostly lots of walking.
Aug 29/18 arrive Lyon, spend 3 days. (recover from jetlag arriving overnight flight from Canada) and explore Lyon
Sept 2/18 Train from Lyon to Geneva (SNCF / TGV Lyria).
Sept 2/18 Train Geneva to Lausanne (Swiss Travel Pass), spend 4 days - planning on exploring and walking/hiking (Montreux- Chateau de Chillon, Gruyere)
Sept 6/18 Train from Lausanne (Swiss Travel Pass) take the Golden Pass Line to Lucerne spend 6 days - Mount Pilates, Mount Rigi, day trip to Interlaken?
Sept 12/18 Train from Lucerne (Swiss Travel Pass) take Gotthard Panorama Express train to Chiasso Italy. Local train to the town of Como where we spend 6 days to relax and explore. Not sure if Swiss Travel Pass covers total trip to Chiasso?
Sept 18/18 Train to Milan - 2 days - return home from Milan