Help in choosing the best Pass - Swiss and Paris

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May 26, 2012 - 6:44 PM
Me and my wife will be traveling to Rome, Florence, Venice, Swiss, and Paris in July.
We will arrive from Venice to Zurich by Bernina Express (Tirano-Chur).
Planning to spend whole 10 days in Swiss before going to Paris.

Following is the tentative itinerary:
- Zurich (2 days) - sight seeing Zurich and Heidiland
- Lucerne (2 days) - sight seeing Lucerne and Mt.Titlus
- Interlaken (3 days) - sight seeing Interlaken, Jungfrau, Schilthorn, Murren, wengen, Gimmelwald, etc.
- Zermatt (2 days) - Matterhorn, Cornegrat
- Montreux (1 day) - Chateau de Chillon

Leaving to Paris from Montreux and planning to spend 3 days in Paris.

Questions 1:
I'm confused on which pass would provide most savings?

Question 2:
Should I go with Swiss saver pass (or) Half fare card (or) Flexi pass?

Question 3:
Is it a good idea to buy Eurail France-Switzerland Pass? How is the coverage compared to the Swiss Saver/Half Fare/Flexi
Looks like only 1st class is available with the Eurail France-Switzerland Pass.

Question 4:
Would you suggest additional places that I have missed in the above itinerary? Any short excursion around?

Question 5:
Does the above itinerary doable? Would it be too hectic?

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May 28, 2012 - 6:02 AM

Hello anonymous-Europe, and welcome to the forum. Yes, your itinerary is doable and fine if you want to see some of Switzerland's most impressive areas. Please check the timetable for details on all trips. Based on your schedule, I would recommend a Swiss Saver Flexi Pass. Consider a consecutive Swiss Pass instead if the idea of free traveling appeals to you. It's very convenient and allows you to change your plans according to weather circumstances. Whether a Eurail France-Switzerland Pass is a good option, is hard to tell as that depends on your plans in France. Generally Eurail Passes don't cover as much as Swiss Saver (Flexi) Passes do. You can compare the information on the pages I linked to to find out about the exact coverage.

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