Apr 15, 2013 - 4:25 AM
First of all I would like to thank this forum for providing such detailed information.
I am planning a trip of 3 days to Switzerland with my parents. They are visiting Europe, so become eligible for a EU rail pass. Me on the other hand being resident in Germany, can take only Interrail pass. However Swiss pass seems to be a much better deal for me. I do not plan 3 consecutive days, since I stay in Stuttgart and can make a day trip to Zurich and return. So my plan is like this.
Day 1(Thursday). Visit Zurich and if possible Rhine falls and return to Stuttgart.
Day 2(Saturday) Travel to Interlaken, and then to Jungfraujoch in the afternoon, return to Luzern for a night stay
Day 3(Sunday) Visit Mt Rigi and Mt.Titlis or Mt. Pilatus and return to Stuttgart by a train in the evening at around 6 p.m from Luzern.
For this plan I have a few queries, which I request you to provide some info on.
1) Can I buy a Swiss pass for my parents too who are not residents in EU and will it be a better deal than a EU rail pass?
2) How do I reach Rhine falls from Zurich. I saw a thread explaining, from Zurich airport to Schafhausen. From there I am a bit confused.. Does the Swiss pass not include the boat ride there (since it was mentioned in the thread, its good to take a boat ride).
3) Can I cover Mt. Rigi and either Mt.Titlis or Mt. Pilatus on the same day and return to Luzern by 6 p.m.?
4) Is the cable car from Weggis to Rigi Kulm also covered with Swiss pass? Their website mentions free on trains with swiss pass, doesnt mention anything about the cable cars.
5) Since I have an evening to spend on Day 2 in Luzern, what are the places I can visit in Luzern in the evening?