May 8, 2018 - 11:40 PM
We are traveling to Switzerland in June for our honeymoon. We will be in Bellagio, and then will take a train/transport to Lugano, to start our tour of Switzerland, either via train or car, with our primary goal the Zermatt and Mont Blanc areas. We will need to be in Geneva or Zurich a few days later to catch our flight to London. My questions:
1. Should we rent car in Lugano? (we would return to airport, either Geneva or Zurich). I am confused on the cost of trains with the Swiss HFC or Swiss Rail pass, but it looks like the trains would be more money than the car. Please explain if there are benefits to purchasing either a HFC or SRP for a 3-4 day (max) trip in Switzerland.
2. Lugano to Iselle: is this a good route for scenery? I have read about the train at Iselle that goes through the mountain to Brig, and seems like a neat option to cut out some drive time.
3. Zermatt: what are the recommendations for the following: A)car park/garage in Tasch B)hotel recommendations, should we book now? C) what cable cars/mountain transports are open in June (2nd week)? D)other closures/issues we should know about in June? E) how many days (1 or2) in Zermatt for a good hike, good views/cable car ride, etc?
4. Chamonix/Mont Blanc to Geneva VS heading direct to Zurich: from Zermatt, what is a nice scenic route for a one day/one night trip? Is it better to go to Geneva via Chamonix/mont blanc? Or go to Zurich? (flights are about the same from either hub to London).
I hope I've provided enough information. Thank you for your help!
Kelli and Matt