Hello to all Swiss Alps contributors.
Thanks to all the amazing contributors who are so knowledgeable and helpful! I am a matured age solo traveller, travelling to Switzerland for about 14 days, in early April. I am hoping for a nice relaxing holiday, planning for easy walks/hikes and also to enjoy rides on the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express. I am hoping to have a little taste of Switzerland's mountains, lakes, scenic train rides etc.
I have purchased a Swiss Flexi Travel pass, for 8 days non consecutive travel. I have a very rough itinerary as follows: (would appreciate comments/advice....thanks:))
Day 1 Arrive in Zurich from Singapore, and staying in Zurich for one night,( to get over jetlag:)) and do some easy sight seeing.
Days 2 to 4 staying in Lauterbrunnen - making day trips to Wengen and its surrounds; just enjoying the Swiss villages etc.
Days 5 - 7....Question: Which would be an ideal town/village (with easy access to train station), to stay for a couple of nights, so that I can board the Glacier Express? Also similar question, for the Bernina Express. Would the Swiss Flexi Pass cover both these rides in full, or would I have to pay extra $ for these train rides.
Days 8, 9 - A trip to one of the mountains? (weather permitting?)
Days 10 - 14 Would like to base myself perhaps in an area with beautiful lakes.
Question: With such a free and easy itinerary, would it be possible to get accommodation, at short notice when I arrive in Switzerland?
I have yet to book my accommodation for Days 5 onwards.
Looking forward to advice . Thanks,