Oct 9, 2012 - 12:55 PM
Welcome happy123! Personally, I prefer public transportation over car hire. That's because the public transportation system is excellent, train traveling is scenic and an attraction in itself, and some places can't even be reached by car. If you decide to go by train, a Swiss rail pass
would be a good idea. The 4 day Swiss Saver Pass
would be a convenient option. By the time you'll be traveling, there may be a promotion (such as a 2 for 1 offer or promo codes for online ordering). There are no guarantees, but just keep an eye on our rail forum
for updates by February-March next year.
As for your itinerary: I can't really choose between Rigi and Pilatus. Both can be combined with a boat trip over the lake and both offer a great view. The Golden Round trip to Pilatus does offer more modes of traveling (boat, train, cogwheel and cable car) - although part of the trip to Rigi, generally made by cogwheel, can also be made by cable car. I wouldn't add another excursion on that day, except for some sightseeing in Lucerne and/or an extended boat ride in the direction of Flüelen.
A trip to the Jungfraujoch can be combined with a visit to the Trümmelbach falls and/or a boat trip on lake Brienz or lake Thun. You yould take the boat from Interlaken Ost to Brienz on your way back to Lucerne, for example.
I hope this gets you started!
Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM by Arno