We are a couple in our late 60's traveling in Switzerland with a 15-day 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass. We would appreciate any comments, help etc with out itinerary. We will be coming to Switzerland on 20 September. We have our train tickets to Domodossola from where we understand that the STP will take over for our travel in Switzerland. From there we will travel as follows:
We love walking around the towns enjoying the environment, but would like to see the important sights.
20Sep Day 1- train travel to Zermatt
21Sep Day 2- take Gonergrat to see the Matterhorn, then take a mid afternoon train to Lausanne.
22-23 Sep Day 3 & 4- visiting relatives and Lausanne/Montreux area - hoping to see the Chateau de Chillon. Golden Pass train afternoon day 4 Montreux - Speiz.
24-28 Sep Day 5- mid Day 9 - staying near train station in Thun. Would like to make definite plans for each day, but know that we must consider the weather and be flexible!
Visit Mount Nisien - grandfather grew up in Mulenen
Would also like to go to the Jungfrau. What would be the best way to travel with STP considering our location? I have read it is good to go up one way and come down another to see more. With the STP the cost is an additional 132.75 eur per person, correct? Where do you buy this ticket?
We would like to do the hike from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg but we are not sure where that would fit in the schedule or if we would really have enough time.
Make a day trip to Bern
Ballenberg Open Air Museum -is entrance to this covered by the STP?
Visit castle in Thun
Woodwork Museum in Brienz
28 Sep Day 9 afternoon Golden Pass train to Lucerne
29Sep-1Oct Day 10-12 Lucerne
Walk the Chapel Bridge, visit Lion Monument
Visit Kuntsmuseum - see painting relating to my great-grandfather
Make a day trip to Zurich
Take a cruise on Lake Lucerne. We have been told that the Umersee is the best part. Does the STP cover the cost of any cruises?
1Oct Day 12 Visit Fortress Furigen then take train to Lugano
2-3Oct Day 13-14 Lugano
Visit relatives in Lugano and hope to see some sights
3Oct Take morning train from Lugano to Salzburg Where does the coverage of the STP stop? We assume we must buy an Austrian train ticket online before we start the trip. Any suggestions for the best route. We must be in Salzburg that night.