Feb 25, 2011 - 5:10 AM
Hi pranz78, and welcome! As for your questions:
1) Yes, an 8 day Swiss Saver Pass may suit your needs, especially if you'll be making journeys when staying in Lucerne, Interlaken and Zermatt as well. If not, you may also consider a Swiss Saver Flexi Pass, which offers free travelling on a number of days, and a 50% discount on all days in between. This might turn out to be a bit cheaper.
2) Whether you can make use of the current free upgrade to 1st class, depends on your country of residence. The offer is available for travellers from some countries, which are listed in our forum note on this offer.
3) All journeys you mention are covered by the Swiss Saver Pass, so you don't have to buy separate tickets. Seat reservation isn't necessary, as regular trains are concerned. Seat reservation is only required for special panoramic trains, but you don't seem to be travelling in one of them.
4) You don't have to book trips to the Jungfraujoch and to Pilatus in advance, and I would even advise not to do so. These trips are only worth your money if weather is fine. If you've pre-booked these trips, and the weather is disappointing, so will be your trips up in the mountains. You can best decide on the spot whether it's clear and sunny enough to get up. So you can buy your tickets right before boarding at the valley station. For the Jungfraujoch trip, this is Interlaken. Pilatus tickets can be purchased at the valley stations in Alpnachstad and Kriens, both close to Lucerne, and most probably at the railway station of Lucerne too.
I hope this answers your questions!
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