Mar 15, 2022 - 2:28 PM
At the risk of sounding petty, just cancelled European April vacation and now rushing to put together September Switzerland 8 days. USA senior citizens experienced travelers but always used automobile to get around. Mainly working on accommodations but will sneak in a couple of train questions as well.
Love 3/4 star inns/hotels with European flair (no Holiday Inns) in the $300-$400 / night range Please give me some suggestions on hotels that are walkable or taxi distance from hotels. Trying to simplify (well a little)..
1. Zermatt: looking at Bellerive, Salzano, Sonne, Matterhorn Lodge, Zermama, Firefly, etc. These are just so you can see what appeals to us. Any thoughts on these and new hotels not listed?
2. Interlaken: Looking at Seiler Au Lac. Same question.
Trains.........taking trains from ZRH to Lucerne, from Lucerne to Chur to board the Glacier Express and then on to Zermatt, from Zermatt to Interlaken, Interlaken to Zurich and finally couple trips between Airport Hilton and Zurich.
1. Is the Swiss Travel Pass or the Half Fare Card the best (1st class) for this schedule?
2. By catching the GE at Chur (instead of St. Moritz) are we going to miss a key/beautiful segment? It seems almost impossible to travel from Lucerne to St. M that morning in time to board the GE.
I am new to myswissalps and looking forward to hearing your recommendations.