Geneva, Golden Pass then to Paris in 6 days in Oct

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Oct 14, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Hi all,

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Just wanted your thoughts on this please. Am doing a short trip to Geneva side of Switzerland, and then over to Paris. (3 adults)

> thoughts in terms of potentially crazy itinerary

> and also suggestions of train tickets

- (it doesn't seem worthwhile buying a 3 day swiss travel pass if it's only valid for Friday...?

- read that I'll need to purchase separate tickets from Geneva to Paris as STP doesn't cover it either / provide significant discount

Current itinerary:

Monday 23rd Oct: arrive evening

Tuesday: Geneva city tours

Wednesday: Chamonix / Mont Blanc day trip (viator tours)

Thursday: free day

Friday: crazy day

- leave Geneva 0600 to Lucerne direct.

- arrival 0900 in lucerne, do lucerne walking tour 1000-1200

- 1300 take GoldenPass from Lucerne back to Geneva

- main reason is we were strongly recommended to take the GoldenPass line

Saturday: must travel to Paris

Many thanks for your input. This is a trip that's put together rather hastily & last minute, and would love the wisdom shared.

Kind regards

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Oct 14, 2017 - 3:38 PM in reply to Inokku

Welcome to MySwissAlps, Inokku!

Let's have a look at your itinerary first:

  • please find information on Geneva here;
  • there are several Viator tours to Chamonix/Mont Blanc listed here;
  • do you have any plans for yor free day? The list of activities I just linked to may give you some ideas for a leisurely day in or near Geneva;
  • yes, your plans for Friday are ambitious, but doable if you leave early. The Golden Pass is a very scenic route indeed. Whether it's worth such a long travel day is up to you. There are alternatives that require less travel time, such as Rochers-de-Naye near Montreux or a boat trip over the lake.

As for a rail pass: this really depends on your finalized travel scheme. For example: if you choose to travel to Chamonix/Mont Blanc on your own rather than with a guided tour, note that the Swiss Travel Pass covers the journey as far as Chamonix. If you do plan a trip on your free day, or plan museum visits, a pass comes in handy as well. So depending on such details, a 3 day Swiss Travel Pass may not be a bad choice after all. You can also look into the Swiss Half Fare Card. In the end you'll only know for sure if you calculate your options.

Please find information on tickets to Paris here.

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Oct 18, 2017 - 12:14 PM in reply to Annika

Hi Annika,

Many thanks for the suggestions.

Will take a look at calculations and see what's cheapest.

Kind regards,


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