Itinerary suggestions for Switzerland late October

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bakerina
bakerina
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Feb 14, 2017 - 3:57 AM

Hi all

Planning a trip to SWITZERLAND Iin the last week of Oct(23--30)

Please could you suggest a itinery which wouid be best for that time of the year.

Alsor want to take the Glacier Express .,and would like our base to be in Luzern.

thanks

Bakeriina.

Lucas
Lucas
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Feb 14, 2017 - 10:20 AM in reply to bakerina

Hi Bekeriina,

It is best for you to read through our Getting started page to help with initial travel planning.

We can't give you suggestions on what you will like until we know what you want to see and do while here. It is becoming winter in Switzerland in late October and most definitely in the mountains. Are you looking for scenery or hiking while here? Or city trips and excursions?

Be sure to read through our page on Switzerland weather as well to better prepare for your trip.

Here is a great page for you to read up on the Glacier Express - what to expect, ticket prices and how to purchase.

You should also read through our travelling in Switzerland page - trains are you best option by far and we also list the various passes you can by for your travels, such as the Swiss Travel Pass

Once you have some ideas please post them here and we would be glad to help you!

Lucas

Last modified on Feb 14, 2017 - 10:24 AM by Lucas
bakerina
bakerina
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Feb 14, 2017 - 6:17 PM

hi..

we are a varied age group of relatives from 26 -68 yrs of age. therefore we want a mix bag of varied things thrown in so that it becomes interesting as well as relaxing.

we would like maybe...

going for obernese train trip

visit a old city or preferably a village

boat cruise which could come free with swiss pass

doing things in Interlaken...maybe just a walk through ost and west and sit on those benches and watch the picturesque landscape

visit the alps ofcourse.... suggest how many and the best mountains during that period and also where we could get a deal on our swiss pass.

we would like our base to be in preferably Luzern.

thanks...

visit a countryside swiss village in the alps

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Feb 15, 2017 - 1:16 AM in reply to bakerina

<<"doing things in Interlaken...maybe just a walk through ost and west and sit on those benches and watch the picturesque landscape">>

Better in Luzern.

Interlaken is not all that great for scenery.

If you can get up there that late in the season...go out on this trail (attached image ) from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg, out to the benches at a prominent overlook ( you'll see the benches on your left), and do as you propose.

May be too much snow by then...maybe not.

Slowpoke

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Lucas
Lucas
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Feb 15, 2017 - 7:50 AM in reply to bakerina

HI Bakerina,

Yes, I would base myself in Luzern (local German spelling) during your trip.

Take a look at our Bernese Overland region page for more information on things to do in the area.
For a train trip I would recommend the Golden Pass train which can be taken in Luzern and ends in Montreux.

If you purchase the Swiss Travel Pass, you can take a free boat ride on Lake Zurich, Lake Luzern, Lake Brienz, Lake Thun, Lake Geneva - most lakes ;) be sure to check out the "where it's valid" page on the link I posted above.

Check out this link on what to do in Luzern for some great mountain attractions you could visit - again be prepared for some snow and cold weather in late October.

Lucas

Last modified on Feb 15, 2017 - 7:50 AM by Lucas

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