Aug 14, 2021 - 5:43 PM
It looks like my husband and I will be able to carry through with our plans and travel from Vancouver, Canada in September. I’m trying to sort out the best option for our Swiss train travel.
Day 1 September 9th 2021. We are looking to book a scenic train from Tirano to Chur where we are spending the night. Are the panoramic cars necessary on the Bernina Express (windows don’t open) or just book on the train in another car as the windows open and we will be able to sit on the best side when we know the direction of the train? Is first class necessary?
Day 2. Travel from Chur to Zermatt and on a regional train, not the Glacier Express as we would like to arrive in Zermatt earlier but travel via Andermatt for the scenic portion
Day 3. Travel from Zermatt to Geneva for car rental pickup on the French side of the Geneva airport.
1. Would we need to purchase tickets in advance for the above itinerary and online now?
2. Would a saver option be better for the above?
Thank you for your assistance - it’s most appreciated.