Mar 26, 2017 - 10:09 AM
in reply to Lucas
Thank you for your reply!
Yes, you are right. Read about them in different sources and glad you clarified that for us.
Thank you for having pointed that out. We have now decided thusly:
Day 1: Arrive in Montreux early evening, stay overnight;
Day 2: Take Golden Pass Line to Lucerne and back to Montreux;
Day 2: Take Golden Pass Line to Zweisimmen, alight and have excursion (looking for car with driver to hire) - Gruyeres Castle, HR Giger Museum and HR Giger Bar (lunch in between); head back to Zweisimmen and take train back to Montreux;
Day 3: Check out from Montreux and take regular train to Basel or Zurich;
What would you suggest on the way back to Montreux on Day 2? Would it be practical to take the same route or need we take another route which might be faster?
Yes, the taxi service in intended for going around the area and to and from the Zweisimmen train station. How advisable would it be or should we think about hiring a car with driver? Would be advisable to let my brother who holds a Philippine driver's license, drive?
Thank you very much for the Website link you shared. We will enquire with the tourism office for possible transport services, too, tough would appreciate your thoughts on the matter.
We have also been requesting the help of the hotel in Montreux for a company from whom we can rent a wheelchair for our mother for the duration of our stay. In case you can direct us to where we may enquire, we would be truly grateful!
Once again, thank you very much for your kind help!
Mar 26, 2017 - 2:03 PM
in reply to Tortoise
I think I would take a standard train back to Montreux and not take the Golden Pass twice. You can search for train options using the link I posted on my previous post.
I think I would use trains to get to Gruyere. It would be very expensive to hire a driver or taxi. I would then use taxi's from Gruyere train station to the different museums/attractions. I think that is the simplest solution.
The hotel in Montreux should be able to help with the wheelchair rental or Tourism Montreux is another good option to contact.
I hope that helps!
Mar 26, 2017 - 5:36 PM
in reply to Tortoise
Happy to help! Let us know if you have further questions - this is a unique question you have for us!
Mar 31, 2017 - 7:55 AM
in reply to Sarahfaye
You can make reservations (and see schedules for the Golden Pass trains) with the link I made on my first reply to you. On the bottom of that page is a direct link for Golden Pass reservations.
For other train schedules click here. Unfortunately, I haven't had fondue or raclette in Montreux so I don't have a personal recommendation.
Mar 31, 2017 - 11:14 AM
I've heard that restaurant "Le Museum" at Rue de la Gare 40 offers good fondue, but I haven't been there myself. It's just 5 minutes on foot if you exit the main station through the back (north side) and then turn right.
Last modified on Mar 31, 2017 - 11:14 AM by Arno