8 day September itinerary - feedback required

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ChrisSass
ChrisSass
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Dec 30, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Feel Free to pick my Itineray apart1

Day 1

Geneva Airport to Zermatt via Visp : Hotel in Zermatt

Day 2

Weather permitting up to Gornergrat and back down

1137 train out to Lugano via Visp Andermatt Goschenen arrive 1741 : Hotel Lugano Two later trains if needed !

Day 3

1000 Bus to Tirano Pre booked stay in Tirano for Lunch till 1500

Local train out to Pontresina 1500 - 1652 : Hotel Pontresina

Day 4

Pontresina to Brunnen local trains via Samedan Reichenau Tamins Disentis Andermatt Goschenen Brunnen : Hotel near Vitznau or SHYA near by 2 nights While in area do Rigi and maybe ferry

or Pilatus circuit time permitting.

Day 6

Brunnen to Murren via Luzern Int Ost Lauterbrunnen Grutschalp : 2 nights Hotel in Murren

try to do as much in area as possible i.e Jungfaujoch , Schilthorn

Day 8

Last Day head back to Geneve via Zweisimmen later in Afternnon on normal service train

8 Day Pass only extras should be Up to Jungfaujoch and Schilthorn and the odd cable car

and Bus reservation to Tirano ,

will try to use normal service trains avoiding extra costs.

Is this a plan!

using mostly

Arno
Arno
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Dec 31, 2016 - 3:43 PM

Hi Chris,

This is a wonderful route, you'll see a lot of the Alps this way. The main downside is that you only get to stay one or two nights in each place, so you need to be lucky weather wise. Generally, the weather is quite good in September. The Swiss Travel Pass helps in case of bad weather too, as it includes museums and boat rides, which can still be worth it.

Note that the ride to the Gornergrat is 50% off with the Swiss Travel Pass, not free.

Last modified on Dec 31, 2016 - 3:44 PM by Arno
ChrisSass
ChrisSass
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new member
Dec 31, 2016 - 5:46 PM in reply to Arno

the leg to Lugano could be done via Brig bus to Domodossola then get back on the Rail network.

but we would miss the Gotthard to Bellinzona .

twiggy321
twiggy321
90 posts
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Dec 31, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Hi Folks

I am visiting Switzerland for 8 days in June this year and currently have the following planned

Day 1 - Flight to Geneva arrive 21.20 stay overnight at YHA Geneva

Day 2 - Early morning start to take in sights of Geneva - idea to catch yellow mouette taxis over to Geneva Plage visit the Jet D'Eau and walk back to the YHA to collect baggage on the following route - jet D'Eau, flower closk, St. Peters Cathedral (go up the towers) , reformation wall and then catch bus to Nations taking in the UN building and the unique broken chair sculpture. then back to YHA collect baggage and go to train station. (estimating approx. 2 hrs walk) starting no later that 9.30.

Two options train to Gruyeres - option one would include the MOB Belle Epoque - a classic train gets us to Gruyeres at 14.59 or option 2 MOB train Golden Panoramic Train gets in at 15.59 which is the better of the two trains.

Also reason for going to Gruyeres is the Mid Summer Festival is taking place over the weekend, would this be too late to see activities taking place.

Overnight accommodation in Gruyeres

Day 3 - Explore Gruyeres - Leave luggage at hotel or tourist office and do hike in the area. Gruyere to Charmey stopping at Broc to do chocolate factory . Really want to do the Gorges of Jogne and the Dam at Lake Montsalvens end at Charmey and catch bus back to Gruyere. Collect luggage and aim for the 17.59 train which gets in to Montreux at 19.13 open to ideas here not sure whether another night in Gruyeres would be better or to go onto Montreux - any ideas.

Day 4 - depending on whether stayed at Gruyeres or gone onto Montreux the night before. Explore Montreaux. Two options whether permitting Rochers de Naye is this entire trip now free with the Swiss Travel Pass and if free to top hike back down or otherwise hike from Caux to top and back down.

Alternatively do the promenade walk from Montreux to Chillion Castle and get boat across to Lausanne or Vevey Marche - would like to take in a walk through the vineyards any suggestions and would also like to see Charlie Chaplin statue and the Fork in the lake - but open to ideas

Stay overnight Montreux YHA

Day 5 Take the Golden Pass Line to Luzern - how long does this take and do I need to make reservations - have Swiss Travel Pass

Have provisionally booked two days here but are unsure what to see and do in the area - open to suggestions thinking lake cruise combined with a walk - Mt Rigi,

Day 6 - Stay around Luzern -open to ideas

Day 7 - would like to visit Rhine Falls and possibly take a cruise from Schauffsen to Stein am Rhein from their was thinking of Zurich for overnight stay but open to other ideas

DAy 8 - I need to arrive in Salzburg tonight as booked a week there

Many thanks in advance for reading my itinary and hoping that someone can add to it

Arno
Arno
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Dec 31, 2016 - 9:17 PM in reply to twiggy321

Hi twiggy321,

Please post this in a new thread as requested in the forum rules. This is Chris's thread. We'll be glad to provide feedback there. Thank you!

twiggy321
twiggy321
90 posts
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Dec 31, 2016 - 10:11 PM in reply to Arno

arno it wont let me post a new post for some reason

Arno
Arno
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Dec 31, 2016 - 10:32 PM in reply to twiggy321

Hi twiggy321,

You can click the blue button here to open a new thread. Please let me know what exactly happens if that does not work for you, or try another browser. Thanks!

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