Jun 12, 2011 - 3:59 AM
I'll answer the questions I know an answer to below:
1) Yes, it does, if you mean 7/2 instead of 7/3.
2) Both are close together. I would walk as that allows you to see a bit more of the town. Then take a bus back, or walk another route (e.g. along the river instead of across the old town). There's a map here
3) a. No
c. About 30 minutes I think (valley station to the summit)
e. A boat ride on Lake Lucerne or a visit to the Swiss Transport Musuem
in Lucerne and/or the Glacier Museum
5) If you buy a ticket for the whole trip you can change trains quickly, but if you're in doubt about the weather it might indeed be a good idea to decide once you're up at Kleine Scheidegg.
6) I always like to watch the paragliders come down at the big field between Interlaken Ost and Interlaken West (if the weather allows paragliding). Or a boat ride at one of the lakes (e.g. to Spiez or Brienz) and return by train.
7) You have to fill out that you want to travel via Meiringen. Otherwise you get some other routes as well, like via Olten. There's a train about every hour. You don't have to travel with the official Golden Pass train.
8) Yes, it is, even though you'll miss out on the Oberalp Pass just outside Andermatt. The section you selected is still beautiful.
9) a. I would prefer a visit to the Gornergrat if you have already been to two "similar" places.
b. I don't know that section. I suppose if it's open to tourists it can't be that difficult. Although normally, you want to avoid glaciers without the right equipment and a guide.
10) It sounds like a well worked out plan! Check your purchase options for the Swiss Flexi Pass here
. It's probably cheaper to buy online than wait until you're in Switzerland.
Enjoy your stay!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM by Arno