Mar 25, 2016 - 3:59 AM
We are a family of 5 with 3 kids age 12, 8 and 6 on our first visit to Europe visiting Italy, Switzerland and France. We will be travelling through Italian border at Tirano and leaving through Geneva or Zurich.
1. We will be staying 2 nights in Interlaken or Grindelwald to visit Jungfrau top. My rough estimates for rail costs indicate the Swiss Half Fare Card with the Swiss Family Card for kids may be economical.
I'm not certain if the Family Card will provide free tickets for the kids on the Jungfrau private rail or if it would be half fare (CHF92 from Grindelwald to Jungfrau Return). What would be the child fare with the Swiss Family Card? Would it be better if I bought the Junior Card (CHF 30) if that provides free tickets for the kids?
2. My second question is if there are any night trains leaving Switzerland to Paris with sleeping compartments? If that's not an option then what's the closest city in Germany that has nights trains to Paris?