May 10, 2018 - 11:49 PM
My husband and I will be traveling to France and then on to Switzerland for our 20th anniversary. The majority of the trip will be spent and Switzerland.
Paris 3 days (staying with family)
Giessbach Hotel near Brienz 4 days (Rothbern train, boat tour on Lake Brienz, explore Spiez - maybe Beatenberg caves, explore waterfall at hotel one day)
Murren 6 days (hike around the area, visit Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Gimmelwald, Schilthorn, maybe Grindelwald and/or Kanderstag - lots of cable cars,etc.)
Lucerne 1 day ( check into hotel, see the bridge, old town, lion statue)
Leave from Zurich airport the final day - arrive by train from Lucerne in the early morning
I have been looking at rail passes and the train system for several months on and off now. We do quite a bit of travel, but this is seem like a daunting task.
Given our itinerary (12 travel days in Switzerland in the areas specified), would a Swiss travel pass, Bernese Oberland pass, or half fare card work better?
Would I need to purchase prior to arriving in Switzerland? I have also been confused on how to book the tgv lyria from Paris to Switzerland. There are so many sites to book from and so many different routes. not sure if I should book one of those tickets to basil and then do other trains or if I should take the tgv lyria all the way in to Interlaken if available?
Thank you so much for your help!