Last year when I visited Switzerland i visited St Moritz, Zermatt via Glacier express, Chillon castle, Berne, Lucerne with Pilatus and Titlis and stayed in Wengen for 3 days visiting Murren, Lauterbrunnen and Jungfrau so I wanted to do something different this year.
Day 1 a week ago landed at Zurich airport from Prague, had already bought the BO pass and collected it at station, bought tickets to Lucerne, then train to Schupfheim, bus to Sorenberg,cable car to Brienzer and the Brienzer rothorn to Brienze. bit foggy up at the Brienzer but it cleared up when descending to give us wonderful views. then the boat to Interlaken and stayed at Hotel Du Lac right near the boat dock and station. wonderful family run hotel. took half board, food and views were great.
Day 2 took train to Grindelwald, gondola to First and hiked to Grosse Scheidegg, a hike which took a hour and half. saw some foxes on the way and had great views. took bus to Meiringen and went to Aare Gorge which we loved. thought of going to Reichenbach falls but couldn't fit it in. then train back to Interlaken and after dinner went to Harder Kulm which is very nice too
Day 3 checked into Hotel Derby right at Grindelwald station. great views from hotel room. took half board. took gondola to Mannlichen and then hiked to Kleine Scheidegg, a hike which we did last year but loved again. didnt go to Jungfrau as it was overcast and took train to Lauterbrunnen and hiked to behind the waterfall. took train back to Grindelwald
Day 4 took gondola to First, hiked to Bachalpsee lake, beautiful beautiful lake. took us almost 3 hours as we stopped to take plenty of pics and also played in the snow. went back to hotel. considered doing Trotti bikes but wife was not keen. went up to Pfingstegg via gondola and did the toboggan run there (free with BO pass). walked to Grindelwald gorge or Gleterschlucht and took bus back.
eveything was included with the BO pass except gorges which were discounted and the bus ride to Meiringen which was discounted. the local bus rides were covered through hotel.
Day 5 took train to Zurich. bought a supersaver ticket as the 4 day BO pass had now expired and got it printed out at Grindelwald station which was somewhat difficult as they apparently had never printed out a super saver ticket before. took boat from Banhof to hotel and then walked the old town including Fraumunster and Grossmunster. walked via Bahnofstrasse to the Banhof.
took train to Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall and did boat ride with the rock. in retrospect would have just seen the waterfall from Schloss Laufen viewpoint. the boat and rock were fun but the rock was especially so crowded with people jostling for position that I personally would have skipped that part.
in the evening with our whole day 9-5 weekend ZVV pass went to Uetliberg, tad disappointing after seeing the majestic views in the Bernese Oberland /the entire tower area was cordoned off for a party and well there were a lot of well happy teenagers there.
Day 6 walked around old town in the morning again. went to airport and flew out.
wonderful vacation. Swiss people for the most part from Willie at the Brienzer Rothorn to everyone in the hotels and transport were all so helpful and nice. we love hiking so its perfect for us. I hope this helps anyone planning a trip. ill attach some photos as well.