Feb 12, 2017 - 4:50 PM
in reply to Arno
hi thanks for tip on the bernina express. and yes I was being lazy writing out my question the other day, sorry thanks for persevering.
we have decided on the tight schedule thinking we would have time in each town and perhaps there will not be too much snow for us to get a few small hikes in. I understand that the cities like Luzern that are on the lake will be more spring like? hopefully!! but we are prepared for a little taste of winter weather and we really do hope that we can get up into the alpine a little bit.
We've mixed in some of the warmer climate towns, but really not sure if I am correct in my assumptions? we do only have the eight days and we hoped that we could at least get a taste of what seems to be an amazing country. we are from western Canada so we do like the outdoors but love the cities as well.
this is our first time on such a trip so just want to make it the best possible. considering the time of year we are travelling I was thinking of flexibility in case the weather in say the interlocken/Thun area was poor we could just go straight to Montreux than swing back up the Thun and on to mt Pilatus when/if the weather improved and then onto Luzern. providing we don't just get the boat from Fluelen.
oh one more question do the hotels charge more if you just walk in compared to prebooking? we have not booked all our hotels yet trying to have flexibility. we do have Appenzell, pontresina and bellinzona and two nights in Luzern booked though and of course our last night before we fly out from Zurich. we are coming off a river cruise boat in basel and we are leaving our luggage at the train station in Zurich. I understand that there are large lockers. we have not really huge luggage but not carry on size and we are downsizing to back packs for our Switzerland days.
thanks for everything anyone can suggest. I look forward to getting the notification someone has responded!!