Mar 27, 2014 - 9:44 PM
Greetings from Canada to Everybody!!
I've prepared an itinerary for a 15 days sightseeing of Switzerland, mainly by rail ( a surprise gift for my husband on our 45th wedding anniversary (sic!!). Could you please comment if it is realistic and confirm if Swiss Saver Pass 15-days is the best option. My plan is based mainly on scenic express trains and I have already made seat reservations on Golden Pass ( VIP seats) and Bernina Express in the 1st class because my husband is an amateur photographer and, I think, having more room to take pictures he will disturb less other passengers. Is it more economical to buy Swiss Saver Pass for 1st Class or only upgrades to 1st class on the scenic trains. We will be taking other trains as well, between the cities, and 2nd class will be fine.
Option A: if weather suitable
Day 1: Montreux to Interlaken by Golden Pass Panoramic
Day 2 and Day 3: visiting Jungfraujoch, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Murren,Schilthorn.
Days 4 and 5: Interlaken to Lucern (2 nights), Mt. Titlis and Mt. Pilatus (if doable).
Option B: if weather not suitable for sightseeing mountains
Day 1: Montreux to Zurich by Golden Pass Panoramic
Day 2 - 4: visiting Zurich, Basil, Bern (if doable)
Day 5: Lucern, perhaps Mt. Titlis or Mt. Pilats, whatever doable in a day
Day 6: Lucern to Lugano with Wilhelm Tell Express (boat and train)
Day 7 and 8: visiting Lugano, Locarno, Belinzona
Day 9: Bernina Express (bus and train) to Chur
Day 10: Chur, Davos Day 11: Glacier Express to Zermatt
Day 12 - 15: AM cable car up Kleine Matterhorn; PM: train to Interlaken to do Option A (Jungfraujoch etc..) if Option B done first; or the reverse take: train to Bern to do option B if Option A done first.
Day 15 pm: Interlaken or Zurich train to Geneva.
I would greatly appreciate your comments and advise on all aspects of my itinerary and the 1st class versus 2nd class issue.
Best regards, Abidagi