Geneva to Bern, Interlaken, Lucerne and Paris

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Aug 10, 2014 - 9:12 AM


We are a group of 6, planning our first winter adventure in Europe, arriving in Paris on 14Dec and taking a flight directly to Geneva to spend 5 days in Switzerland. Our planned itinerary is as follows:

14Dec - Depart from Paris to Geneva by flight. Arriving about 1pm, plan to spend the afternoon sightseeing in town

15Dec - Depart from Geneva about mid morning to Bern. Plan to leave our luggage in the locker and spend the day sightseeing around Bern. Depart from Bern to Interlaken in the evening.

16 Dec - Plan to spend the day in Interlaken - any suggestions on place of interest?

17 Dec - Plan to go Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe with visit to Wengen

18 Dec - Leave Interlaken for Lucerne, hoping to visit Mt Titlis.

19 Dec - Leave Lucerne for Paris.

Would the above itinerary work? We are looking forward to experiencing snow as some beautiful mountain scenery. Would it make sense for us to purchase the Swiss Saver Pass for 4 days?

Thank you.


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Aug 11, 2014 - 8:57 AM

Welcome Kris! Yes, your itinerary would certainly work. Some things to consider: if mountains and snow are your main interest, you could skip Bern and travel to Interlaken directly to spend more time near the mountains. On the other hand, Bern is a nice city and will be cosy that time of the year. It's hard to tell whether there will be snow down in Interlaken and Lucerne. There will be on the mountains, but if snow in your base town is important to you, you can consider a town higher up instead, e.g. Wengen or Grindelwald. These located less centrally than Interlaken though.

As for your other day in Interlaken: there are lots of viewing points to be visited. Many of them are used by skiers, but you can just get up, enjoy the views and maybe take a short hike in the snow. Examples are Schilthorn, Männlichen and First.

A rail pass will definitely save money. A 4 day Swiss Saver Pass for December 15-18 would work, but you would have to buy regular tickets for the trip Lucerne-Swiss border on December 19. Another option is a 3 day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass with free travel days for December 15, 18 and 19. Your local trips in and near Interlaken on December 16 and 17 will then be discounted. Before you buy, make sure to check our promotions page to see whether online discounts are available.

I hope this helps. Have fun preparing for your trip!

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