May 1, 2016 - 12:52 AM
Hello, It's been a bit since I posted last. We have booked our tickets for travel into Geneva and exiting out of Lucerne/Zurich the second half of August. We're excited! I'm looking at potential rail passes and had a question. But first it may be best to give an outline of our trip.
My wife and I will be landing in Geneva, traveling to Yvoire via Nyon and ending up in Lausanne our first day, spend the second day in Lavaux Wine Region, Third day travel from Lausanne to Murren via a stop on Montreux and the GoldenPass railroad. Days 4, 5, 6 in Berner Oberland and traveling to Lucerne where we will spend days 7 and 8 in the region and traveling from Lucerne to Friedrichsen to pick up a rental car for our German portion of the trip on day 9, a Sunday.
I noticed a Lake Geneva Regional Pass online, the details state "20% discount applies to the pass price if you have a valid Swiss Half Fare Card, Swiss Travel Pass Flex Combi or Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi at the time of traveling."
My questions is, does that mean the discount does not apply if I purchase a Swiss Travel Pass to activate the day after we leave the region? If so, I don't understand why someone would purchase a Travel Pass and Regional Pass at the same time for a discount. Perhaps I am confused, an explanation would be great.
If my thoughts are correct, it seems to me the best pass route to go may be a Half Fare Pass for my entire trip, allowing for flexibility in our travels but also taking advantages of some local transport cards.
Thanks so much!