Jan 24, 2016 - 12:55 PM
Hello sathish2888, thanks for joining MySwissAlps!
Here are some thoughts on your questions:
1. Most of your itinerary is very doable. I recommend to reconsider your plans for day 1 though. I don't know your exact mode and time of entering Switzerland (it's not called 'Swiss', by the way ;-)), but if you're coming from Paris you will have had quite a long journey. Getting to Engelberg and the Titlis will add extra hours and this could result in a tiring day. You could focus on Pilatus instead, as that's within close reach of Lucerne. As you'll be traveling in February, you will experience snow and the sight of snow-covered peaks from Pilatus as well. Also, you should make some back-up plans for day 1 to 3 in case weather isn't good enough to enjoy the views. Tips can be found on our Lucerne and Interlaken pages. Mind that skies tend to be clearer in the morning (no guarantees: you'll have to check weather forecasts shortly before leaving), so you may want head off for the Jungfraujoch early on day 3. An alternative is to travel to your base in the Jungfrau region in the afternoon or evening of day 2.
2. The combination of a 4 day Swiss Travel Pass and supersaver tickets makes sense to me. The Swiss Travel Pass is an ideal way of traveling: you won't have to buy tickets for your train and boat journeys. The only exceptions are the Titlis and Jungfraujoch (between Wengen/Grindelwald); Rigi is fully covered too. Please refer to the validity map for details. Resellers are listed in the Price section. I recommend www.swissrailways.com, as you can get a print at home ticket there. Prices are equal to buying your pass locally, but it's much more convenient to already have your pass while entering the country. Otherwise you'll have to spend time buying it at a border station.
3. Opinions vary. Both Wengen and Grindelwald are a great choice in my view. You may browse our forum to read about other visitors' preferences.
4. If you're traveling by train from France, booking early is generally recommended. You can read all about it at www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/france. Apart from that, you don't have to book other tickets in advance. Further budget tips can be found here.
Last modified on May 17, 2018 - 11:42 AM by Arno