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Apr 29, 2012 - 11:29 AM
My husband and I are travelling to Switzerland for two weeks the end of August plus a couple of days in Sept. We are spending one week in Zermatt and one week in Grindelwald. We plan to do extensive hikes in both areas, and to use the lifts, gondolas on a daily basis. We plan on taking the train from Zurich to Zermatt, Zermatt to Grindelwald, and the back to Zurich (really only three days of using the train system). What is the best package for us to get, I am thinking that the Flexi pass is best, getting 4 days to get around, and then buying the passes for the lifts and gondolas at Zermatt to Grindelwald. I know that there is a six day pass in Grindelwald that is all inclusive for the area. My husband on the other hand thinks that the 15 day rail pass is best, and will give us between 25% and 50% off of all lifts etc. Which is the most economical, does any one know.
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Apr 29, 2012 - 1:55 PM
Hi atlanta, and welcome to MySwissAlps,

I would pick the 3-day Swiss Saver Flexi Pass for the plans you explained about. It covers the 3 transfers for free, and you'll get 50% off most of the lifts. For the pass details, and to find resellers, please visit this page.

A 15-day Swiss Saver Pass is more expensive. It would make sense if you want the freedom of doing longer day trips if the weather (or anything else) prevents you from hiking, or if you just want to be able to go to the region with the best weather for that day. You spend more but won't be limited in any way to do more or longer trips. Please be sure to check this promotion if you consider the 15-day pass and prefer 1st class traveling.
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