Switzerland in July based Interlaken and Lucerne

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Sauradeep
Sauradeep
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Jun 16, 2019 - 4:34 AM

Hi,

Me and my girlfriend are going to Switzerland on 11th July. We will be staying at Interlaken (2 nights 11th and 12th) and in Lucerne (3 nights 13th 14th amd 15th). We have booked for a Juanfraujoch visit via Wengen-Juanfraujhoch-Grindelwald on 12th and a Mount titlis excursion on 14th What are the other must visit places which we can try in this time frame? We have a Swiss travel pass from 12th July till 15th July. We are up for any kind of adventurous trips or for some romantic places. Thank you.

Steph
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Jun 16, 2019 - 11:34 AM in reply to Sauradeep

Hello Sauradeep,

Nice to hear you're both coming to Switzerland!

Interlaken and Lucerne are perfect bases to explore the alpine area of Switzerland and enjoy some village- and some city-life as well as nature. Check below links for input an inspiration, make sure to check the "What to do" tab as well, you will find plenty of ideas:
- www.myswissalps.com/in terlaken
- www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne

For more input on the Jungfraujoch; be careful of the spelling :) use:
- www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch

The Swiss Travel Pass is a very convenient pass for travelling in Switzerland, good choice. For details:
- www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass, don't miss the pdf map in the "validity" section

As you'll need a ticket for the arrival day (I assume), look into the Saver Day Pass and regular tickets for you to choose from:
- www.myswissalps.com/sa verdaypass
- www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/switzerland

To find out detailed train connections and travelling times for any of the trips you plan, use the timetable provided below, a fabulous tool for planning. Make sure you read all the valuable information, too:
- www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Hope this provides enough input for you to work out your itinerary.

We're here for further input anytime.

Best,
Steph

Sauradeep
Sauradeep
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Jun 25, 2019 - 3:24 PM in reply to Steph

Hi Steph,

Thank you for your suggestions.

As we are looking to do Mount Titlis on 14th July should we book our tickets online or we can do it at the stations? We have the Swiss pass with us.

We are doing Jungfraujoch (Hope I have spelt correctly this time) and Mount titlis. Is it worth to do Mount Pilatus excursion too?

Regarding the saver day pass, we had already booked our train from Basel to Interlaken while coming from Paris. We will be reaching Interlaken at 6 in the evening. I dont think it will be worth the money as I am not sure how much we can go out after that. We will be staying at Hotel Rossli. We would like to know some places nearby where we can go after 8. Is there any safety issues for walking or strolling around in the night time?

Do we need to do any booking for trains or for sighseeing places and museums except Titlis and Jungfraujoch as they would be covered in Swiss pass?

Steph
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Jun 25, 2019 - 4:44 PM in reply to Sauradeep

Hi Sauradeep,

For Mount Titlis I would buy the ticket upon arrival for the Jungfraujoch it might be recommendable reserving a seat, as it will be high season and the trains have limited capacity. However, I would only book once you know that the weather will be fine, this can be done online, also once you're in Switzerland:
- www.myswissalps.com/ti tlis
- www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch/packages

If you have your ticket up to Interlaken on the arrival day you won't need a Saver Day Pass, as the Hotel will provide you with a (very) local pass for Interlaken anyway:
- www.myswissalps.com/in terlaken/travel

There will be no safety issues walking around at night, other than the usual possible individual you can meet all over the world, misbehaving. Nothing to worry about, Switzerland is really quite safe! One thing to keep an eye on are always pick-pockets at crowded places, e.g. getting into trains or in waiting areas, but that's the case everywhere.

No, you don't need to book regular trains in Switzerland in advance holding the Swiss Travel Pass, just hop on board and enjoy. Exceptions apply to above mentioned mountains, where an additional ticket is required.
- www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/howtouse

Best,
Steph

Ps: I personally LOVE the Golden Roundtrip on Mount Pilatus:
- www.myswissalps.com/pi latus

Last modified on Jun 25, 2019 - 4:45 PM by Steph
Sauradeep
Sauradeep
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Jun 25, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Hi Steph,

Thanks. Jungfraujoch tickets we have already booked as 50 % offer was on along with Swiss pass on 12th July. Seat reservations are done too from Klein round trip. We are thinking to spend some time in Grindelwald while coming back and visit the glacier canyon and nearby areas. Any more suggestions?

As u suggest we would then cover both titlis and pilatus. But then our plan for Rhine falls and Zürich trip might be on jeopardy.

Except the sightseeing tickets of pilatus and lucerne how much Swiss franc approximately we should carry for 5 nights? How about the food and pubs in lucerne and interlaken. Any heads up on the same?

Arno
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Jun 26, 2019 - 6:05 AM

Hi Sauradeep,

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, so you don't need much cash. If you get CHF 100 per person from an ATM that will probably be more than enough. Please see www.myswissalps.com/sw issfranc. How much you spend in total varies widely by personal preferences.

Last modified on Jun 26, 2019 - 6:06 AM by Arno
Sauradeep
Sauradeep
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Jun 30, 2019 - 5:34 AM

Thanks Arno for the heads up.

While returning from jungfraujoch should we spend some hours in Grindelwald if there are places to visit there?

Steph
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Jun 30, 2019 - 12:28 PM in reply to Sauradeep

Hello Sauradeep,

Of course you can do that, if you still have the energy after being on the altitudes of the Jungfraujoch.
- www.myswissalps.com/gr indelwald

Best,
Steph

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