Apr 29, 2012 - 2:35 AM
I have also been trying to calculate the best option for 2 adults, 1 senior and 2 children (6 and 9). We are flying into Zurich on on the 5th of July 2012, day 1, overnight. Then we head to Engleberg for 3 nights. Then head to Paris by train from Engelberg on the last day, day 5.
Whilst in Engelberg we plan to go up Mt Titlis at least twice, and fit in some other hiking as well. Just when I think I have worked out the feesabilty of pass/no pass I get stumped and scratch my head. I think secretly I really want a Swiss pass. From your advice to Sasha, above, I think the Swiss Half Fare card is our best option.
Question 1. if we buy the Swiss half fare card in Zurich, and book our trains at the same time, are we likely to get seats/times that we want. If we book Engelberg to Paris via Lucern and Basel, when we get there are we likely to get the train times we want or should we book now. I have found the www.sbb.ch site very helpful with train times and prices etc.
Question 2. What clothes should we take for a summer trip up mt titlis and a play in the glacier park? Coming from Australia (yes I know we have snow somewhere) we have not been to the snow. I am not sure if the kids especially will need snow pants or even boots, because it will obviously be warmer than winter. Hope this is not a silly question.
Thanks from Kelly.