Jul 14, 2018 - 3:37 PM
I truly thank you for the helpful replies concerning Bellinzona, on your advise... we will put that lovely area on hold until our next visit! This is a whirlwind train tour my husband and I are embarking upon, to get a taste of the beauty of Switzerland . We are coming off a river cruise in Basel on August 30th and depart on September 7th 2018. Our focus this trip... to experience the iconic Swiss panoramic train travel as a highlight. Our current itinerary is Basel to Interlaken (using a direct train route to enjoy the afternoon in Interlaken, staying at a grand hotel) OR direct train Basel to Lucerne then take the Golden Pass to Interlaken, next afternoon around 3pm board the GoldenPass to Montreux (hoping to make a reservation on Belle Epoque in Zweisimmen but so far having trouble booking this) The next morning, Saturday, visit Vevey market, then early afternoon Chateau de Chillon, late afternoon take a regional train (any suggestions on route?)to Zermatt where we will stay with a view of the Matterhorn for two nights boarding the Glacier Express 9am Monday staying overnight in St. Moriz, Tuesday morning Sept. 4th catch the Bernina Express train/bus to Lugano, Wednesday morning Sept.5th board the Gotthard Panorama train/boat to Lucerne,overnight in Lucerne, Thursday evening Sept. 6th take a train Lucerne to Zurich Airport then catch a shuttle to our airport hotel as we fly out at 6am on Friday, September 7, 2018. Do you have advice concerning this itinerary? Thanks in Advance!