Feb 18, 2017 - 7:24 PM
After looking into train passes i think I am going to purchase the Interrail Global Pass the reasons being
Day 1. Travelling from London to Paris Eurorail -
Day 1. From Paris onwards to Montreux -Overnight accommodation Montreux
Day 2. Explore Montreux - visit Chillion Castle and lake cruise walk along the promenade and hopefully incorporate lake cruise from Chillion Castle to Vevey Marche and walk back along the promenade taking in Fork in the lake, Charlie Chaplin Statue and Freddy Mercury Statue Overnight in YHA Montreux
Day 3. Rochers de Naye - does this need a day would like to hike back down Overnight in YHA Montreux
Day 4. Montreux to Zermatt - overnight stay in Zermatt - during the day 5 hikes walk and explore village possibly do Gonergrat is this worth it is you do the walk and get views of the Matterhorn throughout the day ( is it free with Swiss Travel Pass. overnight stay in Hotel Bahnhof anyone stayed here alternative YHA Zermatt.
Day 5.Zermatt to Lucerne - could i incorporate any of the Glacier Express and i think i read once that the Bernia express train could be combined with this ??? would this be a long day - thinking this or alternative to stop in Bern on route and explore . overnight Lucerne
Day 6. Lucerne - explore town lion monument etc - could I visit anywhere mountain wise or best to just do a lake cruise perhaps??
Day 7 Lucerne - do a hike based in the area - combining lake cruise or visit Mt Pilatus
Day 8 Lucerne to Salzburg - where would be a good base if i were to split this journey as over 6 hours no accomodation booked yet.
My questions is with alot of my train journeys based in Switzerland would it be best to buy a Swiss Travel Pass and get the train journeys to and from Switzerland ie London to Montreux and From Lucerne to Salzburg point to point tickets also have to get from Salzburg back to the UK by train splitting this journey in Strasbourg ie Salzburg to Strasbourg then onto Paris and Eurorail to London.
Any help with my itinerary and train pass solutions would be much appreciated many thanks in advance
The reason for train travel in to Switzerland is that my husband cant fly due to ear problems just been diagnosed with tinnatus.