Aug 1, 2010 - 7:03 PM
Hi, I am so grateful to find this forum page and the help you guys had given to Tourists like us. My family (husband, 2 kids (8, 11 yrs old) will be travelling to Europe (and Switzerland (1st time)) in mid November. As this is the 1st time I am doing the planning for train trips, I got some confused with the variety of ticket offers. I would definitely need help here for our 4 nights stay in Switzerland
Our planned itinerary is as follow:-
Day 1: Arrive in Zurich Airport in the mornig - > (travel straight to Interlaken)
Day 2: Interlaken
Day 3: Interlaken
Day 4: Bern or Basel or Zurich?
Day 5: Travel to Paris
a) I read from some forum that the train ride from Zurich>Lucern>Interlaken is very scenic but when i tried to use the timetable to find the route, this one seems not to be the proposed route, does that meant that I will have to change train during the way to Interlaken?
b) As we travelling 14 hrs to Switzerland, on day 1 arrival to Interlaken, I believe we will be doing nothing except wander about the interlaken city town. Day 2 we might follow the proposed day trip in this forum to do the roundabout Journey1. If weather permits (is November ok?), we would like to go to Jungfraujoch on Day 3, not too sure what train/ticket requires.
c) As we do not want to travel all the way from Interlaken to the train station bound for Paris (most likely we would take the TGV), we would like to arrive earlier and stay in Bern or Basel or Zurich, any suggestion? And in between, it would be nice to visit Lucern.
With my itinerary like this, is it better to purchase Swiss Saver Pass or Swiss half fare card? I intend to get them deliver to me before the trip to save the hassle, can I also at the same time get them to send me the Swiss Family card as I understand (from this forum again! :-), it is so useful!) that my kids will be travelled for free with accompanying adults.
Thanks in advance for the reply.