Feb 24, 2016 - 8:25 PM
I and my wife are planning a trip to Switzerland in June. We will be landing in and flying out from Basel. We will be there for 10 nights or 11 days.
Plan is as follows: Arrive in Basel, Take the the train to Montreux, for first 3 nights. I think there is no direct train. Plan is to visit Chillon Castle and the lakeside. Vevey & Vineyards. Gruyere or Rochers de Naye, I have heard a lot about Grimentz also. Should we spend a day here?,(not interested in doing Chocolate factory tour)
My questions are: Should we stay in Montreux or can also look around for bases in Vevey or nearby Lavaux villages like Chardonne, I have checked some very lovely bed&breakfast in some of the villages but have no idea about the frequency of public transport from there to downtown( it's just that we prefer an apartment or b&b over hotels) And I assume that Riviera card is provided by the hosts, which I will confirm before booking anything.
4th day Taking a golden pass route to Murren, this will be our base for next 5 nights. Plan is to hike around Take a boat tour at @ Lake Brienz, Gisebaach falls. If weather permits visit Visit Jungfrau or Schilthorn. Visit Wengen and hike around that areaI am confused should our base be Murren for 5 nights or should we stay in Wengen for 2 or 3 nights so that we have good time to enjoy both areas.
Head to Lucern for last 2 nights.
Will 8 day Swiss pass provide a better value or a flexi pass or half fare card will be of good value?
We look forward for your suggestions