Mar 12, 2021 - 4:33 AM
in reply to Willdenvally
I had traveled the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in Sept of 2018. I had pretty much all my hotels, and scenic train reserves booked by the end of March, six months out. That was, of course, before any of the current world situation occured. I had reserves on the Gotthard, the Bernina, and the Glacier express. I didn't have one for the Golden Pass line. Perhaps because it was just past the main tourest season. I have heard, and read, on these threads various accounts of weather a reserve is needed for the Golden Pass line. Perhaps things have changed since then, perhaps some of the experts can further clarify that. In any event, I didnt need/have one at the time. As far as hotels, I believe it may vary between each individual hotel as to how far in advance one can book a room. Try BOOKING.COM, or one of the others, (Trip Advisor, Travelocity, etc.) and play around and see. Or try the hotels direct, they'll let you know one way or the other. You may even save some money that way as well. (No fees involved if booking direct). It certainly doesn't do any harm in trying to book in advance. As you said, less stress involved and what have you....enjoy your planning and hope all is back as close to normal as can be for a great trip.