Jun 12, 2018 - 7:29 AM
in reply to Lucas
Thx Lucas .. it is a bizarre twist of fate for first class to be booked out at the 90 day mark - and having planned so far ahead it was disconcerting. I did consider the regional train (good idea!).
Not to be phased, I looked at what was set in concrete (pre-paid apartment in Wengen and pre-paid Hotel in Lucerne) and moved the days in-between. **Note to anyone reading this ... avoid locking in hotel bookings - pay extra for a flexible bookings - till all your travel (and train bookings!!!) are set in stone.
We were going Wengen to Chur on 6th, then on Bernina to Tirano/Lugano on Saturday 8th; 5 nights in Lugano and then Gotthard Express to Lucerne.
NOW ... taking train from Wengen to Lugano on the 6th; taking Bernina bus to Tirano and getting the Bernina Express from Tirano to Chur at 14:25 on the 11th (booked good seats).
Had to change hotel in Chur (from ABC to Romantik), then train from Chur to Lucerne to connect with our pre-paid hotel. Lost our ride on the Gotthard Express but will be in Lucerne earlier (Chur to Lucerne shorter) so can spend the day on Lake Lucerne (even go to Fuelen if we want).
Had to pay Bernina booking fees twice (!!) as they are not changeable or refundable. A bit of 'Bah Humbug' - but I think its sorted.