Jan 22, 2014 - 7:58 AM
santanu.c said: Thanks Arno for your quick response ; I would be highly obliged if you go through my plan and then suggest a) any changes in plan b) which kind of pass would be near perfect, you can take the name of company as well . Me and my wife prefer to raom around more than staying in hotel ; here are my plans--( plan to base/ stay all nights at Interlaken only)
I would like to continue the link of my question and your valued answer ; don't want to initiate a separate page. Many thanks in advance,
- Day one--Reaching afternoon at Interlaken from Salzburg by cross country train from Austria. Please suggest the most scenic route of this train journey as there 2-3 routes through which one can come from Sazburg to Interlaken.
- Day Two--Jungfra
- Day Three--Luzern & Mount Titlis, Boat ride at Luzern
- Day Four --Glacier express , from Visp to Chur --please tell how much extra to be paid ( tentatively)
- Day Five--Golden Pass / Lake Geneva
- Day Six--Lake Zurich/ Rhine falls and Interlaken
- Day Seven --Leaving for Paris by Morning Train.
It's a whole lot of traveling if you're planning to do all of this from Interlaken (see the timetable
for details). If would skip Zurich (day 6) and focus on local sightseeing instead on that day. There's so much to see around Interlaken, you can easily enjoy yourself for weeks there. Just an example is the open-air museum Ballenberg, which can easily be combined with a boat trip on Lake Brienz. All for free with a Swiss Pass. A trip to Mürren is beautiful and also free. Also there are numerous hiking trails
(not in Winter, I'm not sure when you travel) and viewing points, apart from the Jungfraujoch. Be sure to check the weather forecasts every evening and only then make your plans. A mountain visit in the rain will result in zero visibility, so you'd better visit a town (Bern is not that far) on such a day.
The Glacier Express requires a supplement of CHF 33 per person in Summer and CHF 13 per person in Winter.
An 8-day Swiss Saver Pass is ideal as you travel a lot. You can get it from the Swiss Railways
, or from Rail Europe US
, Rail Europe worldwide
, or one of their other sites, depending on where you live. All options are on the Swiss Pass page
. On day 7 the pass will get you to Basel for free. All you need is a ticket Basel to Paris. The Rail Europe sites sell those as well. Wherever you buy, be sure to get that ticket in advance as almost all trains to France require seat reservations.
Hotels suggestions for Interlaken are here
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