Itinerary help- Switzerland 6 nights in late March

Itinerary help- Switzerland 6 nights in late March

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Visitor123
Visitor123
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Mar 18, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Bit late in the day, came across this site and hoping I get some help. We are a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids - 8years and 2years) and will be there 22nd to 28th March. We will be staying at Feldbach during our trip at our friends place.

We are looking for suggestions on what to do and where to go. Ticking the touristy stuff is not our prime objective, giving our elder kid a good experience is our prime objective. Potentially cover

1. Scenic train and boat rides;

2. Explore nice small towns where its not all snowy (given the weather has been snowier than usual).

Our tentative schedule is such that

1. Friday and Saturday our friends will be able to drive us, so we intend to do something within few hours’ drive. Please suggest.

2. Sunday to Wednesday we intend to use the 4 day Swiss family pass. We were thinking of

- 1 day Lucern city including transport museum and boat ride. Time permitting do Mt. Rigi.

- 1 day Mt. Titlis or Pilatus to see the snow. (Alternatively, we cover Schilthorn for snow during Interlaken)

- 1 day Interlaken - thinking Harder Kulm (if we can do with Swiss pass during March) or Schilthorn. Any other suggestion on what we can cover.

We are also tempted to do the Bernina Express till the last Swiss stop and return. In between spending time in some of nice towns.

Wednesday (28th march) evening we head to Mulhouse in North France visiting another friend and spend a week there. We are likely to cover chocolate factory, old car factory, Colmar town, Strasbourg. Should we also look to buy a travel pass or should just take bus/train tickets as required.

Hopefully we can get some timely suggestions.

Thanks.

PeteG
PeteG
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Mar 18, 2018 - 5:13 PM

We stayed near Winterthur. Used Swiss Travel Pass with Swiss family card for 8 days. Travelled by train to Gimmelwald on Schilthorn. Stayed two days. All trains, buses, lift to top of schilthorn included in swiss travel pass. half price for cable railway from Murren , 4SF per adult. Travelled back to Winterthur via lucern and took in a boat trip on the lake. Also went to Konstanz on train, all included in price and train to Basel Airport. Swiss Travel Pass cost £600, Two adults one child. Travel while without would have been over £2000. Easy to use, jump on trains, buses, boats no tickets just make sure you have your passports. Konstanz thermal spa really good and the Shamrock Irish Pub really good food.

Have fun

Pete

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 18, 2018 - 7:06 PM in reply to Visitor123

Hi Visitor123 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Are you staying all 7 nights in Feldbach then and doing day trips?

  1. The Voralpen Express might be an easy scenic trip from Rapperswil to Lucerne one-way or St. Gallen the other way. https://www.voralpen-express.ch/en.html & Lake Zurich will be convenient for you to do that boat cruise from Rapperswil.
  2. I don't think you'll find too much snow now except in towns with higher elevations like Davos or St. Moritz (though in Zurich we got a light dusting of snow yesterday!).
  3. The adults will need to each buy a Swiss Travel Pass - you can then order for free the Swiss Family Card which covers your oldest child (the youngest needs no ticket or pass).
  4. Harder Kulm isn't operating until April 14. But Schilthorn is a good, free option if you get the Swiss Travel Pass. A long day from Feldbach though. Use the Swiss railways timetable to plan your trips.
  5. From Feldbach you can train to Chur fairly easily to grab the Bernina Express. It is 4 hours if you go to the end in Tirano and you can return a little faster on regional trains
  6. I don't have any information on rail passes for France here unfortunately. You could look at a Eurail Select Pass for France and Switzerland instead of the Swiss Travel Pass but the coverage isn't as good here as the Swiss Travel Pass.
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