Jun 15, 2011 - 3:34 PM
I am traveling to Switzerland for the first time next week. I have been spending time researching the various passes/cards available to figure out which is the most economical. I would appreciate any help in the calculations and decision!
I am a youth (23 yr.) and will be traveling with my mother.
Here is our itinerary:
Day 1: Zurich airport--Lucerne
Day 2: Mt. Pilatus golden tour (boat, cog train, cable car, bus)
Day 3: Possible lake cruise (do you think we'll want another after the one included on the Mt. Pilatus trip?)
Day 4: Lucerne--Lauterbrunnen (would like to take the golden pass railway via Interlaken), use of gondolas/transport in the region (i.e. Murren, Grindelwald)
Day 5: Possible trip from Lauterbrunnen to Spriez, otherwise hiking
Day 6: Trip up to Schilthorn from Lauterbrunnen
Day 7: Use of gondolas/transport in the region (Murren, Gimmelwald, etc), Train Lauterbrunnen to Zurich airport
If it is rainy in the Bernese Oberland region we will likely take a side trip via train to Bern or Spriez instead of hiking.
Based on this information, any advice on whether we should purchase the Swiss Pass (1 adult, 1 youth), the Swiss Saver Pass, or the Swiss Card (which from my understanding would cover Zurich airport-Lucerne and then Lauterbrunnen-Zurich airport, plus 50% discount on all other transport)?
And I know it's outside the realm of this particular forum, but between the Schilthorn and the Jungfrau how does one decide?
Thanks in advance for your help!!!