Mar 13, 2011 - 1:30 PM
Hi Mary. Even without a car, the Swiss Half Fare Card is most probably your best solution. Most trips in your schedule are rather short and inexpensive, so an 8 day Swiss Pass would be too expensive. Moreover, the Swiss Pass grants a 25% discount on the Jungfraujoch section from Wengen or Grindelwald, whereas the Swiss Half Fare Card provides a 50% discount there as well.
As for your travel plans: I think you've selected great trips. However, you may want to include a ride up to a viewing point, for example by cog railway. The ride up to the Jungfraujoch is one example, but you could also consider the cog train to Schynige Platte starting at Wilderswil (with great views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau) or the cog train to the Brienzer Rothorn, leaving from Brienz. You may be able to combine this with a boat trip on lake Brienz. The trip to the Jungfraujoch can further be extended by getting there the one way (via Wengen, which is the most obvious route from Lauterbrunnen), and getting back the other way (via Kleine Scheidegg, Grindelwald and Zweilütschinen). Also this is a bit of a detour, the section Kleine Scheidegg-Grindelwald is beautiful and very impressive, as it's at the foot of the Eiger.
Our day trip overview of the Bernese Oberland
may provide some more ideas.
Have fun preparing for your trip!