May 27, 2017 - 2:16 PM
It's pretty hard to determine what a third party is when it comes to rail passes. Most passes allow you to travel on routes operated by several companies, so wherever you buy from, it's almost always a third party in some way. Passes can be purchased from many retailers/travel agencies and everyone sets their own prices. Not different from buying anything else really, like plane tickets or home appliances. You'll find some background information here: myswissalps.com/train/ ticketspasses/practica l/wheretobuy.
Now in this case the difference is less than $30. Viator does not sell the correct child passes (CHF 30, this would apply to the 15 year old). That's why you are getting a significant difference.
- Viator.com: seven 3-day Jungfrau Travel Passes for the adults are $1323.77. You can buy the child pass locally for CHF 30/$30.82). So the total is $1354.59.
- Jungfrau site/local purchase: the seven passes are CHF 1260 + CHF 30 for the child is CHF 1290 ($ 1325.16)
These are today's prices and exchange rates. It could be different tomorrow, or later if you decide to buy locally.
Last modified on May 27, 2017 - 2:16 PM by Arno