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Mar 19, 2014 - 9:16 AM

I'm planning for a 5 days 4 nights trip to Switzerland with my husband and subsequently depart for germany. Have a few queries here and would like to seek your advise and what is the most appropriate Swiss pass to purchase.

we would like visit Zurich,Bern,Lucerne (Mt Rigi),Zermatt,Interlaken.Please suggest the best route to travel.

12th Jul 2014 (Saturday)-Arrive Paris airport at 6.10am.will take a train TGV to Zurich?Bern?Lucerne? which one is the best as base?

thank you.

Last modified on Mar 19, 2014 - 9:24 AM by yenzi
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Mar 19, 2014 - 10:12 AM in reply to yenzi

Hello yenzi,

Your list is a bit long for only 4 days. You would spend a lot of time traveling. Interlaken is a base that would allow you to travel to everything on your list. But you can best check the timetable to see if traveling times are acceptable to you. If you have not been to Switzerland before I recommend to focus on the mountains, and less on cities. You could spend two days in Lucerne (a city surrounded by mountains) or Interlaken, and two days in Zermatt (in the mountains), for example. These are just suggestions though. You best look into the planning section and create an itinerary from there, based in your interests and preferences.

As for the rail pass: you are probably best off with a 4-day Swiss Saver Pass. You can best pick your pass once your plans are final. Here's explained how to pick one.

From Paris you would take a TGV to Basel. From there you can travel to any town in Switzerland. Basel is also where the Swiss Pass validity starts. You need a point to point ticket for Paris to Basel.

I hope this gets you started!

Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:53 PM by Arno


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