Aug 11, 2010 - 4:43 PM
Thanks, Amo, for your advice. Now I have more questions. My husband and I were planning on purchasing the 8 day Swiss Saver Pass, partly because of the ease of use by not having to purchase individual tickets. That benefit no longer applies if we have to go to the ticket window to purchase indivdual tickets for my daughter. Do we think that we should get the half fare card for us as well? We begin and end in Zurich. Our plans include boat rides on lake Lucerne and Brienz, (when in Wengen,) and Mt Rigi or the Golden Round Trip to Pilatus. We may visit Lake Geneva and Chillon Castle, and/or Bern if the weather is bad in the Bernense Oberland. We need to travel from Lucerne to Wengen, where we plan to do extensive hiking, so we will probably use quite a few of the high mountain lifts, gondola, cog trains, that are only covered 25-50% with the Swiss Pass. I believe that the 50% discount applies with the half fare card, including Jungfrau, is that right? I think that the half fare card would be the best choice if our train travel was limited to Zurich-Lucerne and the BO, but I am concerned that if we end up going to Bern or Geneva/Montreau we will be racking up quite a bit of additional fares. I know that it is difficult to give me a definative answer since my travel plans are not concrete, but if you could give me your best advice on which pass we should give I would really appreciate it.