Hello! This is going to be my first trip(with my husband) outside the country to a place we always wanted to go! We are trying to travel on a budget, so we will do mostly hiking or exploring towns(and maybe a tour depending on what pass we get). Any advice would be awesome!
Will try to put as much info as I can. Kind of new at this so sorry if it's a little unorganized.
Total Nights: 8 Date: August 01 - August 08
August 01- All day Zurich (explore city)
August 02 and 03- Travel to Lucerne (explore city one day, and travel to Rigi mountain another)
August 04- 06- Travel and Stay in Wengen ( try to see Jungfraujoch on one of the two days, do some hiking, explore some nearby towns)
For the hiking, we are both not too hardcore so we are looking for something that is doable. Any recommendations?
We also would LOVE to spend the day at Gelmer Funicular(and the Gelmer Lake), but I'm afraid it may be hard to get there(and may get lost) and may not be able to ride(I assume it's always packed). What happens when you reach Handegg Gelmerbahn? Do you need to do a long walk to get to the funicular? Do you need a car? Any insight on this would be great as this was one of the main attractions I wanted to do in Switzerland!
August 07- Leave Wengen and head towards Bern (explore Bern)
August 08- Explore rest of Bern and head towards Zurich (Take the Seilbahn Rigiblick to the top and do a hike)
Here are my other questions :)
We are worried about price of food(we will do COOP shopping during Wengen section), but was thinking of getting the Swiss coupon pass. Is it worth it just for the restaurant deals? Do the deals have flexibility? We are probably not doing too much museum things unless we get the swiss travel pass(or it's a rainy day).
We also wanted to ask about transportation. What pass would you guys recommend for this situation? I was leaning towards Swiss travel pass(for two), but do you think a flex pass is more affordable for this trip? Or maybe a half fare pass?
Is there anything else we should know about? Love to hear advice! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!