Wengen & Lucerne itinerary thoughts - 5 day trip

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May 26, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Hi, Please check on my planned itenary and see if this is good.

1 - Paris to Geneva (Geneva Night 1)

2,3 - Geneva - Wengen via Monetreux (Wengen Night 2 & 3) - visit Schilthorn and Junfrauch

4 - Wengen - Lucerne (Lucerne Night 4)

5 - Lucerne - Frankfurt

My queries are:

1 - Is this itenary good enough. Do i need t o remove any place or add any place.

2- Im buying a Swiss Travel Pass. Will this cover all my trains mentioned in the trip including the journey from geneva to Wengen via Montreuex in the Golden rail Pass

3 - Do I need to reserve any tickets for any of these trips

Thanks a lot!.

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May 26, 2018 - 6:37 PM

You would need to buy a ticket from Wengen upto Jungrauch .

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May 27, 2018 - 7:38 AM in reply to harijosh

Hi harijosh and welcome to MySwissAlps!

  1. The itinerary seems fine - I can't say if you should add anything without knowing your interests, but Wengen and Lucerne are very popular towns to visit. Look here for ideas if you want: https://www.myswissalp s.com/activities
  2. Yes it covers everything (within Switzerland of course) except the trip to Jungfraujoch as Travelholic6 mentions. You get 25% off the ticket price from Wengen to Jungfraujoch. Read more about what is covered by the Swiss Travel Pass here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass/ validity
    You will need to buy a ticket to Frankfurt as well (your Swiss Travel Pass if still valid on your last day will cover you to Basel - from there you need a ticket to Frankfurt. https://www.myswissalp s.com/traintickets/ger many
  3. Just the International tickets.
  4. You can buy the Swiss Travel Pass online here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/swisstravelpass/ price, then you can print at home and have a back up copy in case you lose it.
Last modified on May 27, 2018 - 7:40 AM by Lucas
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new member
May 27, 2018 - 7:50 AM in reply to Lucas

Hi, thanks for the valuable info. I've got a fair idea now on direction. We are more interested in scenic villages, To add a couple of queries left:

1- From Geneva to Wengen, do I need to go via Montreux and stay there for a day (and reduce one night stay in Wengen) - as is there good activities enough to see from Montreux.

2-In case I dont stay at Montreux should skip the route via Wengen and take the route via Bern. I was considering Montruex route only for the panoramic views (as I read somewhere abt Golden Pass). But since I will be travelling from Wengen to Lucerne, I hope the Golden pass views will also be good enough.

3- From Wengen to Lucerne, Do I need to reserve or book separate tickets, since it runs through Golden Pass route, even though I will be holding Swiss Travel Pass

4 - I heard somewhere Half Pass Card is better than Swiss Travel Pass. Generally which one comes cheaper normally at the end.

Thanks again!

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May 27, 2018 - 8:55 AM in reply to harijosh

Hi Harijosh,

  1. You don't need to go via Montreux no. But it is a more scenic trip on the Golden Pass. Whether you stay there a night is up to you. Here are some options in the area: https://www.myswissalp s.com/montreux/activit ies
  2. The panoramic trains run between Montreux and Zweisimmen and that is considered the most scenic part of the Golden Pass - I'd do it if you have the time
  3. No booking or reservation needed
  4. It depends on your specific itinerary and planned trips - the best card for one person is not the best for another. Read our page here on how to choose the best rail pass.

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