My husband and I will be travelling to Switzerland for our honeymoon from 23 Dec – 1 Jan and would appreciate if we can have some suggestions to our itinerary.
This is what we have planned so far:
23 Dec: Land in Zurich, head to Lucerne to drop off our luggage at the hotel for the next 3 nights. Explore the Lucerne around the old town / chapel bridge, etc.
24 Dec: Head to the Christmas market at Basel from Lucerne. Will the Christmas market be open on Christmas eve by any chance? Or would we need to go to the Christmas market on 23 Dec??
25 Dec: Head to Mount Titlis via Engelberg. Will Mount Titlis be open on Christmas and will there be any changes to train timings on Christmas?
26 Dec: Head to Wengen from Lucerne. We would be using Wengen as a base for the next 3 nights. Explore wengen area. Will train be affected on Boxing Day? Is it a public holiday in Switzerland??
27 Dec: Head to Jungfrau for the day. How long do we need to spend in Jungfrau? Would you recommend spending a full day there or any other place we can visit along the way there or back our base?
28 Dec: Head to Schilthorn for the day. Any recommendations on what activities can be done there?
29 Dec: Head to Tasch which will be our base for the next 2 nights.
30 Dec: Head to Gornegrat if the weather is good.
31 Dec: Head to Geneva from Tasch. Does anyone know where is a good place to see fireworks when counting down to the New Year? Will there be any disruptions to the train services? Would the stores / shopping malls be closing early?
1 Jan: Heading to Geneva airport. Would the bus or train services be starting early as our flight departs at 10.25 and we would need to be at the airport 2 hours earlier.
We would also like to find out if train tickets will be hard to book as we are intending to take the Swiss Travel Half Pass. Would an 8 day Swiss Travel Half Pass be sufficient for the trip?
What would temperatures be like during our trip especially when we go up to the different mountains?
Would there be any suggestions if there is bad weather when we want to go to Jungfrau, Gornegrat, Mt Titlis?
We were thinking of buying watches for ourselves. Where would be a good place to buy affordable swiss made watches?
Thanks in advance for your inputs.