Mar 14, 2019 - 2:41 PM
Thank you very much for your informative website. It has been a great resource in planning our trip.
Please provide feedback on the below:
Group of 8 – 6 in their 20‘s and 2 in their mid/upper 50’s. Arriving 5/18, departing 5/26. We will be purchasing the 8 day STP and the 4 day Jungfrau pass (explanation coming as I know you don’t recommend overlapping passes)
- Arrive Geneva 5/18 early afternoon after an overnight flight from the USA.
That afternoon take a quick tour of the city (store luggage at main Geneva station) followed by a 16:00’sh train to Wengen.
- We will be based in Wengen from 5/18-5/23. With no specific days in mind (weather/snow dependent), we plan to cover the following:
Hikes: First to Bachalapsee Lake; Harder Klum area; Lauterbrunnen to Murren
Visit Top of Europe
Visit Bern and surrounding area
Lake cruise (Interlaken)
- We then transfer to Lucerne for the rest of our stay. Here we plan to cover:
Visit Mt. Titilus, Mt. Rigi, Mt. Stanserhorn, Chapel Bridge, Zurich, Rhine Falls
Rationale behind getting both passes: we want to have lots of flexibility. We may or may not travel as a group the whole time, some may try different hikes in Jungfrau while some take the train.
As for the cost…the 4 day pass with the STP discount is 135 CHF with Top of Europe costing 61 CHF (your website says 69 but looking directly at Jungfrau site it shows 61 or 74 depending on time of year). Total 196 CHF. Without it we would be paying for the trip to First - 30 CHF; Top of Europe - 132 CHF (176-25%). Total 162 CHF. This means if we did one more “trip” in the area it would pay for itself. I can see us doing at least this.
My questions are:
- Does the above seem reasonable?
- Is my logic correct on the passes?
- Is it worthwhile going to Lake Oeschinensee while in Wengen (2hr train ride)
- Is it worthwhile going to the Rhine Falls? (2 hr train ride)
- Any other suggestions/recommendations?
Thank you for your time